Help Small Village Foundation make dolls for kids in South Africa
Small Village Foundation is getting ready to depart on May 31 to South Africa with 10 Boise area students and 4 adult chaperons. For 2 weeks they will be working on various projects, which include lots of painting, installing a garden and a playground, and numerous activities and interactions with rural South African children. They need some help with various task, like filling in the 28 army bags they will take on their journey. They are collecting soccer balls and black baby dolls to take to the children because they very literally have nothing.
If you would like to help making the dolls (stuffing and simple sewing), this is your chance. Gloria Totoricaguena, member of the Cenarrusa Foundation Board of Advisors, has organized a get together at the Basque Center on Wednesday May 15 at 6:00 pm to help her friends Lisa and Teri with their trip to South Africa.
The Small Village Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of rural Africans and to providing opportunities for Americans to use their talents to help others. Based in Boise, Idaho, the Small Village Foundation accomplishes these goals by funding a variety of clean water, education, and health projects in rural African villages and by providing opportunities for American high school students and adults to travel to rural African villages to engage in hands-on humanitarian projects.
If you have any questions, please call Lisa Derig at 867-8803.
Movie night at the Basque Center: “Tasio”
Euzkaldunak is proud to once again present “Movie Night” at the Basque Center. Please join us on Thursday, May 23 upstairs in the card room. No host cocktails begin at 6:30 pm and the movie “TASIO” will start at 7:00 pm. This is legendary Basque director, Montxo Armendariz’ classic film of a charcoal-maker in Navarre. This is a traditional film in which Tasio grows up from a boy to a teen to a man, giving the viewer a sympathetic and clear picture of Basque culture.
Boise 150 Celebration at the Basque Museum
Join the Basque Museum as it celebrates Boise 150 and Idaho 150 with activities for children and adults on Saturday, June 1.
We’ll begin at 10:00 AM with fun activities for children ages 4-12 years. There will be a basic introduction to archaeology and the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House followed by activities including: crafts, musical instruments, washboards, the Bolatoki (outdoor bowling), and artifact recovery. Special tours of the historic house and the recent discovery of the well will be given to all children participating. (NOTE:Preregistration is suggested for the children’s portion of the day’s activities).
At noon, Professor Stacey Camp, UI Archaeology, accompanied by two UI Archaeology students who participated on the dig of the Jacobs Family well in August 2012 will present some of their findings of the pioneer Jacobs Family and the oldest surviving brick residence in Boise.
NOTE: Children’s activities will continue outside while the adult presentation takes place inside so that families can participate in the activity. Both the children’s activities and adult lecture are free and open to the public.
30th Annual Basque Foundation Golf Tournament
The 30th Annual Euzkaldunak Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday the 27 of July at Falcon Crest Golf Course. For information and team registration, please contact:
Pala classes for kids in July
There will be a pala instructor from the Basque Country in Boise on July 18-29 to hold camps and classes for children. There will also be opportunities for adults to work with the instructor. Please mark your calendar. There will be more information as it becomes available.