BEO Presents Gure Oroitzapenak This Friday

BEOPlease join our friends at the Basque Educational Organization this Friday to watch Gure Oroitzapenak (Our memories) by Joseba Sarrionandia.  This film is a string of short films that brings Sarrionandia’s writings to life.  The film will be presented by Nerea Eizagirre, who is pursuing a Ph.D. (ABD) at the Center for Basque Studies and whose dissertation is on Sarrionandia. The event will begin at 7:30pm at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center.  For more information, visit their website.


Memory & Emotion: Basque Women’s Stories

Memory and EmotionThe Basque Museum and Cultural Center in collaboration with the Center for Basque Studies, Boise Euzkaldunak, the Oinkaris, and BSU invite everyone to join them this Friday, April 8th at 6pm at the Basque Center (601 Grove Street) for the presentation of Memory & Emotion: Basque Women’s Stories. The event is free and open to the public, and pintxos and light refreshments will be provided.  Join them for “a night of storytelling and dance” with the book’s editors, Dr. Larraitz Ariznabarreta and Dr. Nere Lete.  The evening will also include a performance of Ahaztu Gabe, by Txori Baltza.  For more information, click here.


Basque Museum Benefit Dinner and Auction

Basque MuseumOn April 9th, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center is also hosting a Benefit Dinner and Auction beginning at 6pm. Please join them to “celebrate Basque history and culture” all why enjoying a delicious meal prepared by Jean Flesher.  The evening will also include an auction and raffles.  Cost of the meal is $55 and tickets are available here, or by calling 208-343-2671. For more information, click here.


First Annual Jose Mari Beristain Memorial Mus Tournament

Las Vegas MusThe Lagun Onak Basque Club in Las Vegas is happy to announce the first annual Jose Mari Beristain Memorial Mus Tournament.  Please join them on April 23rd at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Group Area. The event begins at 9am with breakfast and registration with tournament play beginning at 9:15am.  Cost to participate is $35 that includes breakfast and lunch, and $40 dues.  You must be a member of Lagun Onak to play.  For more information, or to register, please email


John Baptiste Mainvil (1926-2022)

John Baptiste MainvilWe were so sad to hear of the passing of John Mainvil in Eagle, Idaho at the age of 95.  John was married to our longtime treasurer, and friend, Grace Mainvil (+2017), for 58 years.  He often accompanied Grace to NABO meetings and events, and was such a pleasure to be around.  They often travelled as a trio, bringing his sister Josephine Harriet along who served as Fresno Basque Club’s delegate for years. Grace and John were an inspiring couple. They worked hard together, but also knew how to enjoy themselves. They traveled extensively, including to visit their daughters in Australia and New Zealand.  Funeral services will take place on Monday, April 11th at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise. There will be a viewing before mass at 10am.  On behalf of everyone at NABO, we extend our sincerest condolences to his daughters Janice, Joanne, Louise, and Linda as well as to their families and John’s extended family.  I am sure he and Grace are smiling down on them all, and are enjoying a dance. John’s obituary is available here. May he rest in peace, Goian Bego.






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