< 42nd Annual Basque Picnic
42nd Annual Basque Picnic will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at the
Petaluma Fairgrounds. For more
information, please see the enclosed flyer.
We hope to see a good turn out and enjoy a day celebrating our rich
< Organizational Meeting
interested in volunteering during the picnic should attend the general meeting
on Wednesday, May 8, 2001 which will be held at the Basque Cultural Center at
7:00 p.m. With your help this year will be as successful as years past.
< Mus Tournament Winners
The annual Mus Tournament was held in February.
First place went to Noel Erdozaincy and Raymond Lahargou, second place to
Jean Pierre Ansola and Javier Alzugaray. These
teams will be representing our club in May at the NABO Tournament in
< New Website
Our Club website has been updated. Please check out the new site at www.basqueclub.com
The N.A.B.O. Convention will take place in South San
Francisco August 23, 24, 25. The
Friday night Opening Ceremony will take place at the So. San Francisco
Convention Center, and will feature performers from both Euskadi and the United
States. Saturday and Sunday’s
events will take place at Orange Park, near the Basque Cultural Center.
There will be a dance with music by Ketxo
Saturday night at the BCC, and Basque Mass with the Bishop of Bayonne on Sunday
in Orange Park. For up to the
minute information, please see the website www.nabo2002.com
< Ikasi 2002
NABO is sponsoring a new program – Ikasi.
It is a 3-day workshop for adults interested in learning more about
Participants will look at topics including language,
prehistory and mythology, music and instruments, films, modern Bilbao, tracing
genealogy, Basque contributions to world history, and bertolaris.
They will also learn how to cook and play mus.
It will finish by a performance by Udaleku alumni.
This year’s program will take place June 26th
– 28th in Reno NV, and is being hosted by the Center for Basque
Studies at UNR. The program is free
for participants this year, but is limited to 40 people. Applications can be found on the NABO website www.basqueclubs.com
is June 1st.
< Udaleku 2002
This year’s NABO Udaleku (Basque Music Camp) will
take place in Reno, NV from June 16th until June 28th.
During their time there, participants will learn about Basque culture and
form friendships that will stay with them for years to come.
Applications can be found at the N.A.B.O. website
or those interested can call Valerie Arrechea at 650/871-7347.
The application deadline is May 15, 2002.
< Coming events 2002
June 16-28 NABO
Music Camp (Reno)
Kantari Eguna (Gardnerville)
Aug 23-25 NABO Convention (SF)