FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2008
Contact: Darcy Minter
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada 89801
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.
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.