Basque Musuem Offering a Range of Euskara Classes
Here is a note from Edurne Arostegui, Education Programs Specialist at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center: “Have you ever wanted to learn Euskara, the Basque language, but don’t know where to start? The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is offering both in-person and online Euskara classes this fall, starting the week of September 12th. For those who are interested in delving into the language for 12 weeks, the museum offers three levels of Euskara Gaur, its own curriculum specifically created for students whose background is in English, in addition to an advanced conversation class. If you are looking for a shorter course, why not register for one of the wildly popular online mini courses? Mini courses last 8 weeks and are focused on specific topics: Euskara for Travel, Basque Gastronomy, and Euskal Jaiak (Basque festivities), complemented by mini conversation courses that help students to review as they put their conversation skills to the test. There is a Euskara class out there for you, why not start today? Registration opens on August 16. Please click here for more information on the levels offered and class schedule. Please contact Edurne Arostegui Here with any questions. Take your first step toward learning Euskara today!”
Basque Studies at Boise State to Host Diaspora Eguna Mintzagai
For a second year in a row, Basque Studies at Boise State University will celebrate Diaspora Day, September 8th, by hosting “Diaspora Eguna Mintzagai,” (Basque Diaspora Eguna Conversation). The event is open to anyone interested in Basque Studies and graduate students are encouraged to participate. This is also a great opportunity for organizations to share their accomplishments, and connect with others for future collaborations. The conference is open to anyone interested in Basque Studies, and the entire event will take place on Zoom. If you would like to participate, please email John Ysursa by August 22nd. For complete information, please click here.
Gaztemundu is Back for 2022
After being cancelled for the last two years, the Basque Government is pleased to announce that Gaztemundu 2022 will take place December 4-20, 2022. Gaztemundu is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 18 and 35 to visit the Basque Country for special training with topics varying year to year. This year’s program will strive to provide participants “a vision of the current Euskadi, connecting them to its historic evolution and cultural tradition, through visits and training activities in significant places.” If you are interested in participating, you must apply by September 12th at midnight Euskadi time. For complete information on how to do so, click here. Applications, as well as any questions or concerns may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba Anniversay Weekend
Please join the Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba in celebrating its 40th/41st Anniversary this weekend. The event will begin with a kick-off at the JT Friday night, August 12th, with performances by the local Basque dancers followed by a public dance to the music of Manuela and Jean Pierre Etchechury in the parking lot. Saturday’s festivities begin at 11am at the CVIC Hall, with Mass celebrated by Aita Antton, with the participation of Basque dancers and a Klika. Mass will be followed by lunch $25 for adults, and $10 for kids under 12. The menu includes BBQ lamb and chicken, lamb stew, beans, salad, cheese, bread, ice cream and wine. After lunch, the MEC Dancers will perform again and there will be kids’ games beginning at 5pm. Stick around for another public dance to the music of Amerikanuak, and Garlic Soup at 11pm. As an added enticement, there will also be a youth flash Mus Tournament that will begin after mass on Saturday. Please register your team before mass at the ticket table.