Play Games at the Western Folklife Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2010

Contact: Darcy Minter, 775.340.4240
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Play Games at the Western Folklife Center

Play Your Hand is Back on Thursdays with Pinochle and Mus

Elko—Beginning Thursday, July 15th, the Western Folklife Center invites community members to gather at the historic Pioneer Saloon weekly on Thursday nights to learn and play some favorite card games. This year, the card games of Pinochle and Mus will be highlighted, however all games are welcome.

Every Thursday night through August 19th, games will alternate between Pinochle and the Basque card game Mus. The Folklife Center's Play Your Hand series kicks off with Pinochle, a French card game brought to the United States by German immigrants. Community members expert in the playing of Pinochle and Mus will be on hand to teach and guide beginners throughout the evening. Lessons begin at 6:00 pm and playing will take place throughout the evening.

Play Your Hand is free, family-oriented, and for all ages and abilities. It will take place in the Pioneer Saloon, 501 Railroad Street. Western Folklife Center volunteers will be serving cold drinks throughout the evening and offering Happy Hour specials from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm; all beer, wine and mixed drinks are $1.00 off.  Not interested in playing cards? Everyone is welcome to just meet up with friends on Thursday nights to enjoy the Western Folklife Center's smoke-free and air-conditioned old-time saloon and gallery.

Mark your calendars for the following Play Your Hand dates:

Thursday, July 15        Pinochle

Thursday, July 22        Mus

Thursday, July 29        Pinochle

Thursday, August 5     Mus

Thursday, August 12   Pinochle

Thursday, August 19   Mus

For more information, contact Tamara Kubacki at the Western Folklife Center, (775) 738-7508, ext. 223, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Funding for Play Your Hand is provided by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The mission of the Western Folklife Center is to enhance the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.