Tamil Cultural Celebration Muthamizh Vizha in Pleasanton

Muthamizh Vizha – Celebration Of Tamil Culture – Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, especially related to ancient art forms is being held in Harvest Park Middle School Pleasanton, CA on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

A scene from some Muthamizh Vizha
A scene from some Muthamizh Vizha
In its continuing tradition, Tamil Manram is proud to present muthamiz vizha with “neeyaa, naanaa” style makkaL vivaatha arangam (மக்கள் விவாத அரங்கம்), skit and other entertainment events with literary value.
The title for makkaL vivaatha arangam is குழந்தைகளை வளர்ப்பதில் முக்கியப் பங்கு வகிப்பது – தாயா? தந்தையா?
If you are interested in participating in makkaL vivaatha arangam, please contact Sridharan Minor, VP Cultural at [email protected].

  • Muthamiz Vizha
  • Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM
  • Harvest Park Middle School – 4900 Valley Ave Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Free for Tamil Manram members.

Muthamizh Vizha Tamil Cultural Program
Muthamizh Vizha Tamil Cultural Program

Tamil Manram is committed to the growth of Tamil cultural activities in the bay area. Tamil Manram regularly conducts Children’s events and encourages our children to learn Tamil language and Tamil culture.

Remember ‘zindagi na milegi dobara’? Tomato battle in Alameda County Fairgrounds

Desi’s are now totally aware of the Spain’s Tomato Fight Festival La Tomatina – courtesy the movie ‘zindagi na milegi dobara’. Well, a baby, but fun version of a similar –  Tomato Battle:NorCal is coming to Alameda Farigrounds (Pleasanton) on October 1st. It’s an all-day event featuring a beer garden, battle of the bands/rock show, and a GIANT FREAKING TOMATO FIGHT!!!

www.tomatobattle.com – Costs $40 – teens and up!

Here is a video from past Tomato Battles:


Pakistani Group performs in Pleasanton Fairgrounds

A musical mela will be bring forth entertainment for Pakistani youngsters on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at the Alameda County fair ground in Pleasanton, California. There is no entry fee for the show, which is scheduled to start at 11:00 am, while the music session will begin around 2pm onwards. The show is presented by the Pakistan association of San Francisco bay area (PASF) and PakMusic.net. It features a live performance of Kamijee and the North American Tour team for the first time in the Bay area.

Free Public Speaking Class

Due to popular demand, Genius Kids is offering FREE public speaking classes this week (Sept 12, 13). Give your child the best life skill – effective communication, self confidence and critical thinking skills, the ability to interact in any social situation.
Monday September 12, 2011 – from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for Grades K-3rd.
Tuesday September 13, 2011 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for Grades 4th-8th.

Personal Benefits:

  • learn to be more sensitive and skilled communicator
  • public speaking encourages you to look inside yourself and explore what matters to you–>share
  • learn to consider listeners-what do they want, need, like,care about
  • learn the power of speech-words have emotional content
  • words can hurt, heal, create, build, transform
  • in the beginning there was only speech…learner may only have speech
  • learn to focus topic, how to structure, learn to listen, critically evaluate, discriminate type of message, appeal is it valid?
  • learn to be active in learning–speak up and learn

Practical Benefits:

  • can give or get help in class
  • oral communications always one of top skills demanded by employer- what occupation doesn’t need it?
  • learn to speak concisely, clearly and confidently
  • will help you speak out in important situations, as parent, citizen, customer, tax payer Social Benefits
  • nature of human to form groups- depends on communication skills
  • learn ability to persuade others—change things for better–be involved- seek civil justice, human rights-democracy-freedom of speech

Dandia in Pleasanton Fairgrounds – Oct 15, 2011

SEF Dandiya will be organized on Oct 15, 2011 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton featuring Dhol Baaje Entertainment, like last year. Tickets are $15 – and recommended to be purchased in advance as they WILL be sold out on the day (at actually any dandiya event). This is your only other chance to attend garbha this year in the Tri Valley, other than one Organized by Windemere Friends

  • Free garba/dandia lessons available from 6:00-7:00pm on the event day for those who have purchased the tickets.
  • Contact [email protected]
  •  Free Parking
  • Complimentary checkin of dandia sticks while you enjoy Garba
  • Free entrance for Kids age 5 and below
  • Special Dancing Area for Kids for Extra Safety

SEF Dandiya Pleasanton 2010

Other SEF Events at Sept 24, Oct 1 and 4 in Santa Clara.



Induz Dandiya 2011 featuring Dr. Sharvari Dixit
Saturday, Sep 24 7:30p to 11:30p
at Centerville Junior High School Fremont, Fremont, CA
Induz Dandiya 2011 featuring bay area’s most popular Garba/Dandiya DJ Dr. Sharvari Dixit and troupe. Make it an extra special Navratri celebrations for you and your family at the spacious and convenient venue in East Bay.
Tickets www.sulekha.com/induz
Child care facility, ample parking, food, dandiya sticks etc will be available.
lap once, clap twice, clap three times…and you’re almost there!
Garba is THAT easy! This TWO HOUR workshop will teach you the basic hand and feet coordination to get YOU on the dance floor this Navratri season!
Get a head start and join us in the Garba & Raas workshop on:
– Sunday, September 18th from 1PM to 3PM in San Jose, OR
– Sunday, September 25th from 1PM to 3PM in Milpitas
Register: [email protected]
Gujarati Cultural Association Upcoming Events – Navratri Garba/Dandia
Date: September 25 & 30
October 1,7 & 8th
Small Steps Foundation Diwali Dandia Nite 2011 – Oct 8th
Saturday, Oct 8 7:30p
at Centerville Junior High School Fremont, Fremont, CA
SSF Dandia Nite 2011 in Fremont!
Most kids friendly dandia – Local Center will manage the kids corner with beautiful, craft, fun and brain bending activities, when they are tired from dancing. Biggest in Fremont with electrifying Bollywood music by Dimple Patel.Buy your tickets at sulekha.com or from the other store ticket outlets.

Windemere Friends – Dandiya for Education 2011

After last year’s overwhelming success, once again“Windemere Friends”- a neighborhood group of Indo American families is organizing “Dandiya for Education 2011″. 100% profits go to neighborhood schools!

  • When: Oct 1, 2011 – 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Where: Windemere Ranch Middle School (Gym)
  • 11611 East Branch Pkwy, San Ramon, CA

Tickets: $12 each, $15 at the door (if there’s any left)(Kids 5 yrs & under free)

Contact: [email protected]

Dandiya For Education 2011 San Ramon
Dandiya For Education 2011 San Ramon

The Band: “Aseem and Madhvi”. The Bay Area’s most famous group for singing Dandiya. They have been performing in the Bay Area for more than 15 years!

  • Free dandiya training 7 – 7:30 PM
  • Popular Indian food served by Indian Restaurant
  • Dandiya will be available for purchase

So get your Indian outfits ready for the fun filled evening with family, friends and neighbors!
Come and relish a variety of Indian- food  and the bay-area’s best live Dandiya-music to go with it !!

Dandia or Raas and Garba, is a traditional dance popular in Western India. In India, this celebration occurs during the fall festival of Navratri (Nav-raa-tree). Dandiya is a dance with short sticks that promotes slow calorie burning. Many folks have tried Dandiya and enjoyed it. We will have a special training session from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM for all newcomers.
Windemere Friends – We are a group of concerned citizens that want to make a difference in our community. We have started this in August 2010 with the aim of organizing activities that we like right here in San Ramon while raising funds for the schools.
The group is 100% volunteer based with no administrative costs.

Today’s deal: $10.00 For Facial Threading in San Ramon/Dublin

Hi Everyone – Come To Sasta Desi to check out today’s amazing deal: Today’s deal: $10.00 For Facial Threading! Includes Eyebrows, Upper Lip and Full Chin.  Just Click on the link above to purchase the deal and to save a lot of money on your favorite local desi restaurants, grocery stores, boutiques and more!

Appointment Must Be Made
In Home Service For Groups Of 3 Or More.
Buyer can buy up to 4 Coupons
Coupons Will Be Valid For One Year From Purchase Date.

Seeking teachers to teach Telugu, Hindi and Mandarin

Recently opened learning center seeking to introduce Telugu, Hindi and Mandarin classes for students ages K-6. Please call 510-364-4033 or email [email protected] with resume and experience. Must have experience in teaching kids these languages and a formal curriculum structure. Center located in San Ramon and open 7 days a week. Classes will be on weekends – Saturdays or Sundays.

Rooms available for lease as well for tutors who wish to conduct their own business.

Seeking Carnatic and Hindi Music Teacher

Recently opened learning center seeking to introduce Carnatic and Hindi singing lessons for ages K-6. Please call 510-364-4033 or email [email protected] with resume and experience. Must have experience in teaching kids these subjects and a formal curriculum structure. Center located in San Ramon and open 7 days a week. Classes will be on weekends – Saturdays or Sundays.

Rooms available for lease as well for tutors who wish to conduct their own business.

Free Public Speaking Class

Have you always wanted your child to overcome shyness, be an effective communication, learn the importance of social etiquette and how to present themselves in various situations.. well this is your chance. The Lil’ Genius Kids, a franchise of the award winning center Genius Kids,  presents a FREE public speaking class at its new expanded location 1021 Market Place, San Ramon on Wednesday September 7, 2011 from 6:30-7:30pm. Grades K-6 – email [email protected] for a FREE coupon or call 925-244-1080 to reserve a seat.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John Maxwell

The Lil’ Genius Kid, an award winning educational concept and franchise of the most innovative educational center, Genius Kids, featured on  CNNMoney.comhttp://cadillac.money.cnn.com/cnn/cbu/episode.jsp?pv=true&ep=4

has expanded its location to a beautiful large campus at 1021 Market Place, San Ramon CA 94583.

Offering drop in care and membership driven programs, catering to PreSchool, Pre-K, K, and After School Grades K-6th, as well as Reading , Book and Public Speaking Clubs – including pick up from local schools.

Contact Rennu at 925-244-1080 or email: [email protected] for more information.

Most classes are filling up so do not miss this wonderful opportunity of an accelerated award winning  educational facility to the residents of the Tri-Valley.

Little Genius Montessori Preschoo, Pre-K, Kindergarten in Dublin,CA

Little Genius Montessori provides a loving and caring environment for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old in our Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Extended Child Care programs. We are located in Dublin, CA.
We are currently accepting applications for the priority wait list. Please call
925-803-5867 for more details or for tour.

Email: [email protected]
Please visit us at www.littlegeniusmontessorilc.com