Spring Break Sports Camp 2011 for kids

Hit’n Run Sports in Pleasanton is proud to annouce the Spring Break Sports Camp 2011 for boys and girls ages 6 – 12

The camp runs from 4th April 2011 (Monday) to 8th April 2011 (Friday).

We have two batches BATCH 1 9 am – 12 pm and BATCH 2 2 pm – 5 pm

No More TV ! No More Video Games! A Productive Break!

Fees: $130 Additional

Learn the basics of cricket, table tennis and chess from our certified instructors. These sports will test your phsical and mental toughness.
Please email/call us for more details.

Video production summer camp for students in grades 6-11

Tri-Valley Community Television offers affordable video production services to a variety of clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and classroom training and workshops in video production through the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program.
This (2011) summer, they are offering a summer camp for middle and high school students who are considering a career in video production. The 20-hour TV day camp includes an introduction to studio and field production, writing, and digital video editing.

This unique TV Camp includes an introduction to studio production, field production, writing, producing and digital video editing. Participants will work within a group to produce a TV program. The fee is $495 and registration is limited. The camp sessions were sold out well in advance in the last two years they have been held.

When is it?
The day camp runs from 9a-1p on the following dates:

  • Session 1: June 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 (9a to 1p each day)
  • Session 2: August 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 (9a to 1p each day)

The camp location is: Pleasanton Unified School District, 4663 Bernal Avenue, Suite B in Pleasanton. For more information and to register, visit the Tri-Valley TV web site at http://www.tri-valleytv.org/camp.html or phone the station at (925) 462-3030.

Tri-Valley Community Television been broadcasting since 1976 and is the government and public education channel serving the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon, California. Known to many as TV30, the station operates channels 28, 29 & 30 on the Comcast Cable System, broadcasting to 68,000 households representing a population of nearly 200,000 people. Viewers from Napa to San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area can also see them on AT&T U-Verse, channel 99, click on San Ramon.

Local Groupon Living Social deals for Indian food

What’s the Big Deal?
Groupon and LivingSocial offer one fantastic deal every day with discounts of up to 90% at local restaurants, bars, spas, theaters, and more. How it works is you print the voucher or bring it up on your mobile device, then present it at the business to get your deal.
These deal companies negotiate huge discounts—usually 50-90% off—with popular businesses.

While the deals are aplenty, increasingly Indian food establishments have started featuring on these great deals as well.
Many deals for Indian restaurants in Tri Valley area are already featured on restaurant.com, but those deals usually have conditions attached, like 50 dollars minimum, dine in only, 20% gratuity included, etc.
The Groupon deal like the one below stands out as its a real bargain – simply 10 dollars for 20 dollars of food.

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Rough ride for Holi celebrations in Tri Valley

With the number of Indian immigrants settling in Tri Valley increasing at the rate it is, if anything, one would imagine increasing community organization and participation.
So its almost not heartening to know that Holi celebration in Tri Valley this year (2011) is not on a smooth ride. The TVIA (Tri Valley Indian Association) did an excellent job organizing Holi at the Emerald Glen park in Dublin last year (2010). The event was well organized, and was a hit. There was music, dance, games, color and a lot of bonhomie, and participation. However, from there on, first the TVIA Diwali plan last year went awry (lack of participation/interest – read tickets not sold), and then this year no Holi because of lack of volunteers to organize it.
Sure, the community needs helping hands!

In any case, there is some ray of hope. ‘Art of Living Tri-Valley Center – Pleasanton/ Dublin/ San Ramon’ was apparently up to something, and they have announced holding a potluck – ‘Festival of Colors (Holi)‘ on March 19th, 2011 at 11:30 AM, and they invite friends and family to join. The location is

Limerick Park
2833 Bethany Road
San Ramon, CA 94582

If you may want to go, please contact the center (925-336-1203, 510-593-5858, sanramon[a]us.artofliving.org) for participating in the food potluck.

Other than this, surely some groups of friends may be getting ready for celebrating Holi. The official Holi date actually is March 20 (Sunday) – so don’t be surprised to see brethren from India in colors of holi in parks during the weekend of March 19-20. If any groups are forming, please spread the word around. The more the people, the merrier and colorrier!

If you are willing to drive 25+ miles, there could be other good options:.

  • Asha Stanford Holi 2011 Saturday, April 2 · 10:00am – 1:00pm Sandhill Fields Oak Rd Stanford, CA
  • Holi Garba-Raas Party – March 12, 2011 8PM – Jain Temple Milpitas
  • SEF UPMA Holi Mela 2011 Mar 19 2011 Time: 11:00 AM
  • Holi Celebration & Mela at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Mar 20 2011, Holi Dahan on Friday March 18th @ 07.00 PM
  • Janyaa presents Holi Cupertino, CA 2011 Mar 13 2011 10:00AM
  • BAYVP Holi Garba Celebration Mar 26 2011
  • GCA Dhuleti Celebration Mar 19 2011 11:00AM
  • Rajasthani Holi 2011 Mar 19 2011 9:00AM

For details, google the events.