Chino Basque Club 50th Anniversary
This weekend the Chino Basque Club will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Picnic September 1-2nd. The festivities begin on Saturday, at 4:30pm, with a parade near the clubhouse, followed by a Lomo dinner at 6pm. Cost of the dinner is $25 for adults that includes one drink ticket, and $10 for children. After dinner, Pantxoa Carrere will perform a concert at 8:30pm. Sunday's events will take place at the Chino Fairgrounds beginning with mass at 10am followed by lunch, dance and klika performances with local groups as well as the Aldude/Urepel Klika. The afternoon entertainment will be followed by dinner and a public dance to Ibarla Taldea from the Basque Country. As part of the club's 50th anniversary celebration, it has put together a commemorative book that "traces the founding of the Chino Basque Club and details the first picnic in 1968." It also highlights all current members. To pre-order a copy by 6pm on August 31st email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be available for purchase at the picnic for $25. For complete information, or to RSVP, visit their website. Zorionak Chino Basque Club! Here's to the next 50 years!
Kern County Basque Club Special Event
As a warm up to the festivities in Chino, folks at the Kern County Basque Club would like to invite everyone to attend a special event at the clubhouse on Thursday August 30th beginning at 6pm. The festivities will begin on the handball court with performances by the Klikas from Aldude and Urepel, as well as the local KCBC Klika. Dinner will follow, and will consist of BBQ chicken, rice, salad, bread and cheese. Entertainment will also be provided during dinner by visiting musicians from the Basque Country, Ibarla Taldea as well as Pantxoa Carrere. Cost of the event is $20 for adults, honorary members $15 and $10 for children. Please RSVP by emailing Maria Toretta ASAP.
NABO PIlota Finals
The NABO Pilota Finals took place last weekend at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center in conjunction with its annual Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia. The tournament included 11 games in 11 different categories ranging from youth 12 and under, to adult categories in both men's and women's divisions. In the words of Xabier Berrueta, event organizer and President of the United States Federation of Pelota, "NABO has been doing this for 42 going on 43 years and this past weekend was a surge and boost of motivation for myself, and hopefully for yourselves, to see that the spirit is there to perpetuate as well as develop pilota... more kids and more ladies playing... which is awesome...." If you would like to see the results and team photos click here. To enjoy some wonderful action pictures courtesy of Cecile Etchebehere, click here. Zorionak deneri!