A Basque in Boise

Summer break is over for Boise’s Euskal Etxea

EuzkaldunakIf you hadn’t noticed, I am here to tell you that summer is over. Little by little, Basque Centers from all over the US are getting their fall newsletters out, with monthly dinner announcements and activity news. Yesterday we learned about a couple of cool events going on at the New Mexico Euskal Etxea. Today it is Euzkaldunak’s turn, Boise’s Basque Center. Here you have some of the events that will take place this month and beyond.

For the complete September newsletter, click here.

September Dinner on Saturday, September 17
The doors will open to the Dining Room at 6:00 p.m, and dinner will be served buffet-style at 6:30 p.m. Free babysitting is available. For reservations, either call the new reservation number at (208) 572-0604 or e-mail your reservation to dinner@basquecenter.com. The deadline for dinner reservations is 8:00 p.m the Wednesday before the dinner.

Two-day Symposium
“Democratic Models of Political Structures: Old Europe, the Pioneer West and Idaho-Bizkaian Comparisons” by The Cenarrusa Foundation, the Frank Church Institute, and the Diputación of Bizkaia.

Thursday, September 8
7:30 p.m. in the Idaho State Capitol Building Auditorium (8th Street Entrance use stairs to Underground Wing). Dr. Aitor Esteban Bravo, Representative of Bizkaia to the Spanish Parliament will facilitate an “Overview of Basque Country Reality: Economic, Political and Civil Rights”

Friday, September 9
From 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. in the Idaho State Capitol Building Underground Senate Hearing Room WW55 a dynamic group of speakers will address various topics. Speakers will include:

Pete T. Cenarrusa, Mrs. Bethine Church, and Dr. Jon Arrieta Alberdi – “Basque Historic Law: Its Making and Defense.”
Dr. David Adler- “Founding Powers and Principles of the US Federal government and of the 50 States.”
Dr. Aitor Esteban Bravo-“Today’s Political Framework and Powers of the Basque Country and Bizkaia. The Relationship with the Spanish Government.”
Dr. Gary Moncrief. “The relationship between Idaho and the Federal Government today: Idaho Internal Politics and External Relations.”

12:15-1:30 p.m: Lunch Break
Dr. Susana Serrano Gaztelurrutia.“The Basque “Economic Agreement” with Madrid and New Governance Possibilities.”
Dr. James Weatherby. “Idaho Local Government: Profiles, Powers and Partnerships.”

Euskara classes
Fall Semester Basque classes will soon begin at the Basque Museum.
Intermediate Euskara students will meet on Mondays – 6:00-8:00 p.m. with instructor Izaskun Kortazar. Class begins on Monday, September 12.
Beginning Euskara students will meet on Thursdays – 7:00-9:00 p.m with instructor, Itxaso Cayero. Class begins on Thursday, September 8.

You can register by calling the Museum at 343-2671 or e-mail mail@basquemuseum.com. The cost is $65 for Basque Museum members and $80 for nonmembers per semester for the approx. 15 week, 2 hour per week class.

Pala playing ladies wanted
The Fall 2011 Ladies pala league starts on September 14 until the end of the year. The league is looking for ladies who are interested in playing pala this season. No experience and no partner is needed, we will match you up!

The women’s league plays every Wednesday night. Please email Ysabel Bilbao if you have questions or would like to sign up.

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