Play Your Hand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2008
 Contact: Darcy Minter
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada 89801
775.340.4240
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Western Folklife Center Hosts Play Your Hand
Learn How to Play Games on Wednesday Nights
at the Pioneer Saloon

Elko –  Beginning Wednesday, June 25, the Western Folklife Center will host a weekly community event featuring the games people play. Play Your Hand will highlight games played in the various cultural communities of Elko, starting with casino games and card dealing on June 25 at 6:00 pm, when the Red Lion Hotel and Casino will teach us how to deal cards and play the games of 21 and poker. Over a five-week period, every Wednesday night, a different game will be taught, including the Basque card game Mus; the Shoshone-Paiute hand game; La Loteria, a Mexican bingo game played by all ages; and classic games like Pinochle and Cribbage. Play Your Hand is free and will take place in the Pioneer Saloon. Lessons begin at 6:00 pm; everyone is welcome to join the play at 7:00 pm.

Mark your calendars for the following Play Your Hand dates:

June 25             Casino games and card dealing
                        with Red Lion Hotel and Casino

July 2                La Loteria

July 9                Mus

July 16              Shoshone-Paiute hand game

July 23              Cribbage and Pinochle

Casino night on June 25 is for ages 21 and over. All other Play Your Hand events are family oriented and for all ages.

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

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.