From the Basque Museum, here is a list of interesting events planned for the next couple of months. We hope you can check out one or two of these events that help preserve, promote and perpetuate Basque history and culture in the Treasure Valley and beyond! Enjoy!
October 18, 2014 (Saturday) 6pm – Oinkari Basque Dancer’s Sagardotegi (Ciderhouse) Dinner & Fundraiser. Help Oinkari Basque Dancers raise money for travel expenses to the Seattle Foklife Festival and other events in 2015. Cost is $50 per person ($90 for 2!) and seats are limited so get on it! Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets – TXOTX!
October 25, 2014 (Saturday) 5pm – Txoko Ona in Homedale will be holding their “Udazken Afaria”, or Fall Dinner. Chef Jesus Alcelay will be preparing potato & leek soup, Onati salad, roasted red potatoes, Alaskan cod Romana, roast beef with mushroom sauce, bread, wine & rice pudding. There will be a no-host social hour beginning at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The cost is $20 per person, children 6-12 $10 and under 6 are free. If you would like to join us in supporting Txoko Ona and enjoy an amazing meal, call John Lejardi at 208.337.3840 for tickets.
October 28 – November 1, 2014 (Tuesday-Saturday) – Euzkaldunak, the Basque Center, will be making mortzilas, or blood sausage for the Annual Mortzila Dinner & Bingo on November 1. If you are interested in learning more about mortzilas, helping with the process (it’s a great time with great people), or if you would just like to attend the dinner, click here to find out more – ON EGIN!
November 2, 2014 (Sunday) 2:30pm – Omenaldia Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Church 2:30pm Join the Basque Museum & Cultural Center and Biotzetik Basque Choir for a remembrance Mass for those that have passed away in the past year. If you would like a name added to the list, please contact Patty Miller at 208.343.2671
November 10, 2014 6:30pm – “Hammer of Witches” at Ontario Basque Center. You are invited to explore an intriguing but dark chapter of Basque history through film and literature. We will begin our journey into XVII century Basque witch hysteria on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm. Lisa Corcostegui will present a brief introduction on the sociocultural context in which these events unfolded. We will then view the film Akelarre (1984). (This film is not appropriate for children.) We will then schedule a discussion of Begoña Echeverria’s historical novel, Hammer of Witches (2014). Book orders will be taken at picnic and at Monday meeting. The book is also available online.
November 13, 2014 5:30pm – “Mapping Basque Sheep Ranching and Raising in Idaho.” Iker Saitua, PhD candidate at University of Nevada and intern at the Basque Museum will be presenting on his research about Basque sheepherders in Nevada as well as information on those that he has collected in Idaho. For more information, click here.
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