New Book on Basque Topography in Boise
The Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise will host the book presentation of Lekuak: Basque Places of Boise by Meggan Laxalt Mackey, on December 13th beginning at 6pm. The book is a cultural journey through Boise from the point of view of Basques past, present and future. It includes full-color photos, maps and a Basque timeline, and was designed by the author herself. Published by the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, the book is available for purchase on the Center's website. For more information on the book and its author, click here.
Christmas Festivities in Bakersfield
The Kern County Basque Club will host its annual Christmas Party this Sunday, December 9th. The festivities will begin with mass at 10 am at the Basque Club celebrated by Monsignor Craig. This will be followed by lunch around noon. Remember that all dancers, klika members, choir, and anyone who has volunteered for the club throughout the year, will receive a free lunch! The dancers will also hold a bake sale, and there will be chestnuts and sidra for all. They are asking that everyone bring an unwrapped toy, socks, blankets, etc. for Catholic Charities that will be loaded into a sleigh and delivered to them. Santa will also drop by for a visit. To RSVP email Maria Torretta or call Joey (393-3165).
Eguberri Besta in San Francisco
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center will also host its annual Eguberri Besta on Sunday, December 9th. The day will begin with mass celebrated by Aita Lastiri at 10:30am. Mass will include the participation of the Elgarrekin choir and the children will also present a Nativity Play. This will be followed by lunch at 12:30pm. Cost of the meal is $25 for member adults and $7 for children under 12. They also invite everyone to bring a wrapped gift for your child ($15 or less) with names clearly printed on them so Santa can read it. There will also be a toy drive for the SSF Fire Department. Please bring unwrapped toys to donate. For complete information on the event, click here.