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Basque news: Seattle Euskal Etxea Picnic and Kantari Eguna

Seattle Euskal Etxea Picnic, August 10th

The Seattle Euskal Etxea will hold their annual picnic at Lake Sammamish Park on Saturday August 10th.

The format will be a potluck picnic, however club will provide lamb and chorizos. The lamb is donated by club members Agustin Baskaran and Joe Ricondo. The costs are noted below. Also, if you have paid a club membership for 2013, and still haven’t received your complimentary t-shirt/apron, we still have some complimentary t-shirt/aprons available. As always, there will be games, music, and mus. Also, feel free to bring a grill if you would like and show us how to make your favorite Basque dish.

The picnic location is the S2-Creek Picnic Shelter, labeled as site A in the map below. If you have any questions on the location, please call Gaizka Mallea at 206-257-9603.  The park is right off of exit 15 on I-90. Also, keep in mind that since it is a state park, please use your discover pass, or you will have to purchase a daily pass at the entrance of the park, approximately $10.

The following is the schedule of events for the picnic:

12:00 PM – Lamb and Chorizos will be cooked
2:00 PM – Mus tournament starts
2:00 PM – Games will begin. Games include potato sack races, cornhole, sokatira (tug of war), egg toss and others

For more details on the summer picnic, please visit the Seattle Euskal Etxea website at www.seattleeuskal.org. Under the Oharrak Summer 2013 link there is a copy of the most recent newsletter. Included in the newsletter is additional detail on the summer picnic, a recap of the cooking class that SEE sponsored, an interview with longtime member PJ Ross, and the 2012 annual treasurer’s report (only visible to members).

Lake Sammamish Park map

Kantari Eguna, August 10th

Mendiko Euskaldun Kluba will be hosting this year’s Kantari Eguna on August 10th at the CVIC Hall in Minden, NV.

Festivities will begin with mass at 11am followed by a phenomenal lunch at 1pm. Kantari Eguna will begin at 3pm and will also include the participation of the local Mendiko dancers as well as Reno’s Zazpiak Bat dance group. A public dance will follow at 8pm to the music of Manuela and Jean Pierre Etchechury and Jean Flesher!

If you want to make an entire weekend of it, there will be another dance at the JT on Friday night the 9th at eight o’clock with music also provided by Jean, Manuela and Jean Pierre. Folks interested in singing may register with Martin Etchamendy on Saturday. There is always plenty of fun for all ages!

For more information please email club president Becky Sarratea.

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One thought on “Basque news: Seattle Euskal Etxea Picnic and Kantari Eguna

  1. Rosa Maria Young

    I am an American writer of Spanish origin . Last June I published a book -“El fin de las armas”- which even if it is fiction deals with the Spanish Basque problem. While researching prior to write it I came across the North American Basque Organizations and saw that there was a Basque Center in Seattle. I am going there (from October 31 to November 15) to visit two of my sons who live in the city and would love to get in touch with some of you if possible.
    If interested you can read about me and my book in
    http://www.rosamariayoung.net
    I will appreciate your answer via email. Thanks.

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