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The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center hosted the 34th Annual NABO Pilota Championship

The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center hosted the 34th Annual NABO Pilota Championship

2009-09-11

The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center hosted the 34th Annual NABO Pilota Championships over a two day period. It marked the 12th time the Basque Cultural Center hosted the 'Txapelketa'. Teams representing four Basque entities (Boise Fronton Association, Chino Basque Club, Kern County Basque Club, Basque Cultural Center) competed in eight categories in a final filled Saturday. NABO holds its annual pilota championship in conjunction with the Basque Cultural Center’s end of summer Basque festival and Championship Saturday saw good crowds watch eight finals.

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Reno Center for Basque Studies is seeking a Publications Coordinator; Application deadline is July 1, 2009

Reno Center for Basque Studies is seeking a Publications Coordinator; Application deadline is July 1, 2009

2009-06-26

The Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a Publications Coordinator to assist its faculty with the production of books by leading scholars in a range of disciplines. This is an 11-month contract. This position is a .80% FTE position - 32 hours per week. The salary for this position is $25,400 including benefits. This position may be renewed, if funding is available. The successful candidate will ideally have some experience in publishing, and experience in marketing and sales will be advantageous.

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Dismissal of Josu Legarreta, various Delegates of Euskadi and other positions in the Basque Government

Dismissal of Josu Legarreta, various Delegates of Euskadi and other positions in the Basque Government

2009-05-26

During its routine Tuesday meeting, the Basque Government’s council approved the letting go of various appointments in the area of the Lehendakaritza, all of which will be publically announced in the Official Bulletin this coming Friday. The posts involved are all part of the General Secretariat of Foreign Actions, whose head, Iñaki Aguirre, was dismissed two weeks ago.

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Basque Festival season has begun in the US, with the 2009 NABO Convention scheduled for Reno in July

Basque Festival season has begun in the US, with the 2009 NABO Convention scheduled for Reno in July

2009-05-23

This weekend it is Bakersfield’s turn, and the one before that was Los Banos’s and before that it was Fresno’s turn to hold an annual Basque picnic. As each year, the month of May begins the Basque festival season in the US that spans the west, lasting until October with festivals in Las Vegas, Nevada and Rocklin, California. The main celebration will take place July 24-26 in Reno with the celebration of the NABO convention and festival, details of which are forthcoming in another article. Following, a summary of the 2009 festival calendar in the US.

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'BE' Award to Anita Arduain, Pierro Etcharren and Mayi Etcheverry at the SFBCC 27th Anniversary celebration

'BE' Award to Anita Arduain, Pierro Etcharren and Mayi Etcheverry at the SFBCC 27th Anniversary celebration

2009-02-06

The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center always plans varied activities to please a wide number of people on its anniversary weekend. This year’s celebration (February 12-15th) is no different offering pilota, pala, dance, music and a lot of good food over the three days. The anniversary traditionally celebrated on President’s Day weekend, a three-day holiday in the US, is the Center’s largest annual event and brings Basques together from all over the Western states. Next Sunday the Center will deliver its 2009's 'Bizi Emankorra' (BE) Award to Anita Arduain, Pierro Etcharren and Mayi Etcheverry.

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Reno’s Zazpiak Bat Basque club welcomes new board of directors at their annual Installation Dinner

Reno’s Zazpiak Bat Basque club welcomes new board of directors at their annual Installation Dinner

2009-02-09

Members of Reno’s Zazpiak Bat Basque club gathered at Louis’ Basque Corner on Saturday January 24th to honor and thank out-going board members as well as welcome the newly elected board. The board consists of 14 individuals, 8 elected at large to serve as directors and 6 officers, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and two NABO representatives. Out-going president Javier Narvarte has served in that capacity since 2002 and in appreciation was presented a plaque and gavel in recognition of his years of service.

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Gardnerville’s Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba, in Nevada (USA), hosts annual Tripota Luncheon this Saturday

Gardnerville’s Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba, in Nevada (USA), hosts annual Tripota Luncheon this Saturday

2009-02-05

Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba was founded by Anita Izoco and Jeannette Blanco in 1981, with an original membership of ninety. The club’s original goal was to provide social gatherings for Basques in the area, since the hour drive north to Reno was too far for many to travel. This Saturday, February 7th, club members will gather at the Country Club at 11:00 to enjoy homemade tripota (a Basque delicacy), mus and good company. The luncheon is only open to paid members of the club. Membership dues are $20 for a single or $25 for a family annually.

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Year of the Oinkari July 2009-2010 to celebrate Boise's Dance Group's 50th Anniversary (1960-2010)

Year of the Oinkari July 2009-2010 to celebrate Boise's Dance Group's 50th Anniversary (1960-2010)

2009-01-19

The Oinkari Basque Dancers were formed in 1960 by a group of young Basque-Americans who were eager to preserve their heritage in the United States. On the occasion of the group’s 50th anniversary a call has been made to all current and former members to participate in the organization and celebration of the “Year of the Oinkari” which will take place from July 2009 to July 2010.

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San Sebastian Day and Danborrada to be celebrated in various Basque communities in the United States

San Sebastian Day and Danborrada to be celebrated in various Basque communities in the United States

2009-01-19

Danborrada or San Sebastian Day is gaining popularity in more and more Basque communities in the US, and this year Reno will join New York and Seattle in celebrating on January 19th. As in New York the Danborrada was first introduced to the Basque community in Reno by the Gaztelubide Choir during a visit in 1998. Last year the group visited New York which inspired the local Basque club to establish the celebration as an annual event. In Seattle however, the celebration has been imported by one of Donosti’s own, Joseba Jimenez owner of the Txori Bar. Jimenez will open his doors at 5am for all who would like to participate in the festivities there. January 19th is a holiday for many in the US (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday) which should allow many to participate.

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2009-12-29
Oaxaca, Mexico.
Concert by the Mexican musician of Navarrese origin Antonio Barberena at Zocalo
2009-12-31
South San Francisco, CA, USA.
New Year's Eve Gala at the Basque Cultural Center with music provided by Michel Etcheverry
2009-12-31
Midvale, Utah, USA.
Utah Basque Club's New Year's Eve Annual Party at the Lion’s Club in Midvale
2009-12-31
Bordeaux, France.
New Year's Eve party at Eskual Etxea Maison Basque Basque Center of the Aquitanean capital city
2010-01-04
Chascomus, Argentina.
Kick Off day for the first Argentinian 'Udaleku' or Basque kid's summer-camp
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MUNDO VASCO. This Basque Argentinian magazine sponsored the screening of the documentary 'Gora Vasco!' last Thursday at the Iparralde Basque Center-French Basque Center of Buenos Aires. Luis Aramburu, the director of Mundo Vasco first introduced his publication and then the movie. After watching it Aramburu himself explained some aspects about the main character, Guillermo Larregui, 'The Basque of the wheelbarrow'. The audience also took part and made commentaries about the movie and the famous Argentinian Basque.
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