New England Basque Club Picnic
Members of the New England Basque club gathered on September 6th to celebrate its annual picnic in Middleton, RI. Members attended from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut and enjoyed a delicious paella prepared in the Knights of Columbus's kitchen. Rural sports were again the highlight of the day and included aizkolariak (wood chopping), harrijasoketa (weight lifting) and txingaeruten (heavy weight carrying) contests. There were also traditional Basque songs, mus and a raffle. For more information visit their Facebook page, as well as to see more photos of the event.
SFBCC Mus Fridays
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center would also like to invite adults wishing to learn how to play mus to its "September Mus Friday!" Beginning classes for adults will be held every Friday during the month of September at 7pm in the meeting room and will include learning rules, vocabulary and the flow of the game. For more information visit their website. Hor Dago!
Basque Destination News
We have also heard from Basque Destination News with their new Ocho Apellidos Vascos opportunity for groups of at least 12 people. This trip, named for the film, Eight Basque Last Names: Discover your Roots, provides an opportunity to visit many of the sites featured in the film, while helping you discover your family roots. The trip is composed like a menu with three components and promises to provide a "unique" and "unforgettable" experience. For more information visit their website. Bidaia on!