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Classical dance class and choreography in San Ramon
Kala Kendra: Dance Class and Choreography (Bollywood, contemporary, classical, folk dance) in San Ramon
- Learn the basics of Bharatanatyam through in person dance class and individual attention
- Advance Bharatnatyam and recitals
- Choreography for events and special occasions
- Learn Garba
For kids as well as Adults
For details , Contact : Nidhi Trivedi 510-820-4254; [email protected]
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Classical dance class and choreography in San Ramon
Bharatnatyam Dance class available for adults and kids with individual attention in San Ramon.
Nidhi is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer from Ellora school of dance in India.
Batches for Basic Level begin in February-March.
For enrolling or more details contact [email protected] or 510-820-4254.
Instagram handle : www.instagram.com/nidhitrivedi03
Meetup – Urdu Punjabi Nazm Qawwali Ghazal
Urdu Punjabi Nazm Qawwali Ghazal
Very interested in meeting people interested in reading, discussing, quoting, and singing Urdu or Punjabi Nazm, Qawwali, Sufiana kalaam, Mazahiya, etc. Think Urdu and Punjabi Kalaams by Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah, and more modern Mazahiyas like Khalid Masood Khan’s. I live in Dublin CA and would love to have a regular Mushaira with others who are interested. Very casual, social mushairas with food and drink – with a focus on Urdu, Punjabi, and Sindhi kalaams. If interested in these feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Regarding donating Indian clothes
I have some Indian traditional wear which is barely used and fairly new. I look forward to donating them. Need some recommendations as to where can I donate them.
Play dates for daughter
This is pramod and I live in Dublin. We have a 5 year old daughter. Looking to connect with other families with kids around the same age.
Maha Prasthana – (Eternal Journey) – Talk on Dec 10
HCCC HUMAN SERVICES Presents Maha Prasthana – (Eternal Journey)
Informational Talks by Sri Mukund Acharya : Advance Health Directive -need and discussion and Sri Madan Arora Information on Rituals and Avenues of Funeral services Saturday December 10, 2022 Time: 11 am to 1pm Kedarnath Hall Shiva Vishnu Temple Admission open to all interested. Prasadam will be served after the meeting. For more information, please contact Shyamala Venkateswaran [email protected]
Shiva-Vishnu Temple Office at 925-449-6255 This is part of Senior program of Human Services Committee
Spandana Foundation Laser Dandiya and Bollywood Night
Francisco Santos Handyman fence repair needs our help
Many of us have used Francisco Santos for handyman and fence repairs over the years. He was always honest and fairly priced. It is with great sadness that I want to tell everyone that he has terminal cancer. He is in hospice and would like to be sent home to Mexico for his burial. Francisco also went went by San Francisco) I know many of us have been missing him. There is a go fund me for him as they do not have the money to send him home. If any of you would like to visit him he is in hospice. Details on the gofund me are If you can find it in your heart to donate I know his son Walter will appreciate it. https://gofund.me/03ca2669
You can coordinate visits with him via the social worker at hospice in the card below. His son Walter has his telephone when he visits and may return calls or texts for him at 510-685-4635.
Cookout Event / Food (Vada Pav) for Purchase
My daughter and her friends are running a public cookout for charity (goldbearfoundation.org) on Sunday, August 7th, at 5 pm at Pleasanton Tennis Park. We’ll have food, live music, and a few booths with fun activities. Is there any chance you’d be interested in coming? All proceeds will go to helping underprivileged people around the bay.
Gently used Indian Clothing for free
I have few gently used Indian clothing and jewelry that I would like to give anyone who needs it for free. They are mostly women’s size M/L. I live in Dublin.
Please ping me if you are interested or know of anyone who might be in need. I do have few kurtis, anarkali sets as part of the collection. Have few clothes for baby girl 6m-1.5yr age group.
San Ramon Children’s Business Fair Apr 30
First ever Children’s Business Fair in San Ramon!
April 30th 10 AM to 2 PM at
Central Park near Alcosta Blvd , San Ramon
Our trivalley kids are setting up booths. You will find interesting Knick-knacks, handmade soaps , handmade jewellery, handmade candles and many other things . Perfect gifts for Mother’s Day!its next to the Saturday Farmers market so do visit!!
Bollywood Night San Ramon
Gaucho Brazillian steakhouse and Lounge
2410 San Ramon blvd, suite 130, San Ramon, CA
This is at one of the best venues in downtown San Ramon. We are dancing the night away with all the popular tracks of Bollywood and angrezi beats!!
The best DJ in the bay area, DJ Videsi Jam will be featuring.
Doors Open at 9:00 PM
21+ Strictly Event(Please Bring Valid ID)
General Admission @ $15
VIP(No Wait in Line) @20
$25 will be charged at the Door
Tickets available at
Dress Code: Pick any of your favorite club attire.
Dress to Impress.
Birthday celebrations and bottle service are available. Please call for details.
The promoter reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
For Tickets & More Info, Contact:
510-578-8243 or email at [email protected]
** No Refunds**
Like us on our FB page for updates:
Event – Vande Mataram – Padmashri Aruna Sairam
Time: 3.00 – 5.30 PM
Venue: Lakireddy Auditorium, HCCC, Livermore Temple
FOG – Festival of Colors – Holi
Come and celebrate FOG Holi, the “Festival of Colors” on Saturday, March 19th, at Mission San Jose High School 41717 Palm Ave, Fremont, CA 94539 from 11 am to 6 pm. Enjoy Holi with biodegradable skin-friendly colors, Delicious food, DJ, Desi Dhol, and Dance to the beats of Bollywood music.
Buy tickets at Sulekha.com, Eventmozo.com, or FOGSV.org
Sai Aashraya Free Super Specialty Hospital near Bangalore
Greetings! This is Aruna, from San Ramon. Hope this finds you all in good health and cheers. I was introduced to this non-profit organization, Sai Aashraya through my friend. I was impressed by the impact created by this organization. Sai Aashraya is carrying out a phenomenal service project and is powered by nothing but Pure Selfless Love, expressing itself as Service to Humanity. To learn more, please look at this website: https://www.saiaashraya.org/, or watch the heart rendering inspirational videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaiAashrayaOfficial. If this interests you, please reach out to Aruna (+1-408-507-1257, [email protected],) Bharad (+1-713-598-9579, [email protected]), Dinesh (+1-832-703-8579, [email protected]) or Venkatraman (+1-408-505-6488, [email protected])
With Abundant Love, Aruna, for Team Sai Aashraya
Need a Recommendation on Funeral Home
Hello, we are searching for a funeral home for my in laws that understand the needs of the Indian community in general and Hindus specifically.
can anyone make a recommendation? I just want to make sure the end of life rituals are satisfied for them.
Survey – senior loneliness awareness
Kindly take a few minutes to fill out this form on Senior Loneliness. This survey is completely anonymous, and it is mainly to find out what different age groups perceive senior loneliness to be and what it can be linked to. I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill the form out.
Gratitude Dinner by FreeMeals.org
You are invited to a night of celebrating our generous donors who have made it possible to feed over 50,000 meals to families in need.
We are excited to have our Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown kick off our evening with a toast to our donors. It will be followed by a few words from the Board and then a Chef created dinner.
October 28th, 5:30pm till 9:30pm
Three Course Chef Dinner
With Mayor Karla Brown
At the Ruby Hill Country Club
3400 W Ruby Hill Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94566
No host bar
Tickets at FreeMeals.org
We look forward to seeing you!
Drive to Help New babies and new moms
Dear Neighbors, HCCC/ Livermore Shiva Vishnu Temple is coordinating a drive for new baby blankets, caps,clothes from 0-1 year old for Bright Beginnings in Richmond- a hospital that caters to pregnant women of little means, please participate in any of the following ways. 1. If you can sew, knit or crochet- you know what to do. 2. If you are not or are busy, next time you visit Target or Costco or Walmart, can you please pick up few pieces. 3. Help us spread this good cause to your friends, families or colleagues. If you are ready to give and have stuff feel free drop at Livermore Shiva Vishnu Temple at 1223 Arrowhead Dr, Livermore. Hope we can all help even in small way to help to welcome baby and new mom. Thanks. Suman
Counselor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) – Online Course
Hindu Community Institute (HCI) is offering 9 months online course starting this fall. Pl. check the brochure for details or email:[email protected]
For more information :https://www.hinduci.org/learn.html
Medical / Air Lift Help
Hi, I’d really appreciate it if you would share or donate to this GoFundMe, Medical & Air Ambulance support from USA to India https://www.gofundme.com/f/medical-air-ambulance-support-from-usa-to-india
HCCC Human services Blanket Drive
HCCC Human services is collecting donations towards Blankets and Socks to the needy.
Please donate for one or more blankets using donate button and select Human Services from the drop down in the Purpose of Donation.
Blanket drive ends Jan 10th, 2021
Contact Umashankar Meda – EC Human Services Chair
or Temple Front Office at 925-449-6255
Kayastha Samaj in Bay Area
To the Kayastha community,
I would like find out if there is any Kayastha samaj in either Tri-valley or in SF Bay area, similar to other communities. I would like to join that. If not, is there any interest in forming one.
Join a very important call With Biden / Biden team – Aug 15
Celebrate India’s Independence Day next Saturday, Aug 15th at 12 pm PDT hearing from VP Joe Biden and his top foreign and domestic policy experts. Meet the rising stars from the Indian community as well and become aware of the facts. It’s easy to register and free by clicking on: http://joe.link/Aug15
– Ajay Bhutoria
Happiness Program June 19-21
At home fun volunteering:Making Cards/Letters for Seniors
I have started and created a website called smilecard.org. It is an initiative to collect and organize cards and letters all in one place. From this website, senior centers and other places can download and print all the beautiful cards to hand over to someone who needs some cheer. Here is where you come in:). Please make ( or/and encourage kids to make) as many cards/letters you would like and upload it to this website. Anyone who makes and uploads 25 or more cards will get their picture and a small description put in on the website under “the contributors” section. So please, make some cards and upload them to smilecard.org to bring a smile on someone’s face. If everyone makes a couple of cards, we can all help the lonely, isolated seniors, by giving them some joy during this time and always as there is a huge need for this per the senior communities. Together we can make a difference!
Holi Milan Mela 2020
Hindu Community and Cultural Center (HCCC) will celebrate “Holi” – the festival of colors on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM at Leo R Croce Elementary School, 5650 Scenic Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551
Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and a celebration of the arrival of spring. It’s the festival of colors and happiness – a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry color powder.
Live DJ, Music & Dance Food, Games and other stalls HCCC will provide colors
First 500 registrations get free
Come, participate and enjoy the activities planned.
HeartsthatServe’s Annual Valentine’s day 2020 Event
Be A Valentine for a Heart in Need!
HeartsthatServe’s Annual Valentine’s day 2020 Event! Art to save a heart in need.
When: Feb15, 2020 11am-5pm
Where: Montevideo Elementary School MPR, 13000 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583
Together we can improve the lives of needy children suffering from heart disease. 1 child every 15 minutes is born with the CHD (congenital heart disease). Lets come together, lets celebrate the valentine’s day through the art that we love to help a heart to live! Please join us on this hearty fundraising event.
Suggested donation/participation fees for school:
Half Hour Slot: $250
45 Minute Slot: $375
One Hour Slot: $500
Individual Participant: Varies based on time required for performance, contact for more details.
Raffles, Prizes and Entertainment!
All the proceeds will be donated to hospitals providing free heart surgeries for children in need!
FreeTickets Tollywood SingerSumangali Christmas Celebration
Register for Bay Area – Christmas Celebration Event on Dec 14th 2019 at 5-8pm with Tollywood Singer Sumangali presenting Carols.
Few Free Tickets available at https://tcosf.eventbrite.com
*Win Prizes Apple AirPods*
*Free Professional Family Photo Portrait*
*Christmas Dinner & Cake*
Phone apps for calls to India
I have had a calling plan from VONAGE for almost 10 years and am tired of paying $40/mo for unlimited plan.Has anybody has had success getting reliable service from another carrier at a cheaper rate? Even apps are ok.I see Reliance Global, Rebtel etc,but not sure about how good the signal is.Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
GopaKuteeram – Sloka and Indian cultural Classes
Gopa Kuteeram is a Indian cultural and moral education class for children that happens every week in Pleasanton. This program runs through out the academic year. We teach slokas,bhajans, sanskrit language,stories from the puranas and life of great saints and provide activities in connection to these stories and lessons.
Classes conducted in Pleasanton on Mondays. Batch 1: 6 to 7, Batch 2: 620 to 7:20. Further details regarding these classes can be found in the flyer above.
Women’s wellness Conference at HCCC on Oct 12th 2019
Narika Wellness Conference Oct 12 2019 – All are welcome to attend this event at
Venue: Shiva-Vishnu Livermore temple, Livermore, CA
Hall: Badrinath Hall,
Timings: 11 am – 2 pm (Snacks will be served)
Please send email to [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Questions? For more information contact:
Temple Office – 925-449-6255 press 3 or Umashankar Meda, Human Services Chair – ec_human_service…@l…com
Free – Bollywood Workout – Pleasanton
Join us for a non-stop Bollywood experience!
Bollywood numbers mixed with high intensity workouts will give you a total body workout . The combination of training with Bollywood dance will make you burn calories and get in better shape while having a blast.
Location : Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton
To Register : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bollywood-workout-pleasanton-free-tickets-74607638455
Oasis Dandiya 2019 Pleasanton Oct 5
Project Oasis* is celebrating fun festival of Navratri with dandiya dance in Pleasanton to bring local communities together and support noble cause to address water crisis in Rajasthan India.
Event expects to attract more than 1000 people. it will be a fun filled DJ night with snacks, dinner and dandiya sticks available for purchase. Separate counter of kids activities.
Oct 5 2019 at Thomas Hart Middle School, Pleasanton. Contact projectoasis…@g…com. Buy Tickets at http://tiny.cc/oasis-dandiya
Bharathanatyam Dance Program at HCCC Livermore on Aug 18th
Namaste All –
Smt, Radhika Dinesh, Artistic director of Alarippu Dance school will presenting a dance program at HCCC’s Lakireddy Hall on August 18th 2019 at 5 PM with a live orchestra lead by Bharathanatyam exponent Sri.Madurai Muralidharan from Chennai on Nattuvangam. Radhika is an accomplished dancer, winner of the prestigious Balasaraswathi award and one of the senior most disciple of Smt. Mythili Kumar of Abhinaya Dance company.
Tamil /Telugu Karaoke in San Ramon – Shankara Foundation
Sing for a good cause and help raise funds for 14 cancer patients
-Tamil Karaoke in San Ramon, Dougherty Station Community Center, Sat Aug 17, 2019 11 – 2:30 PM $15 Ticket, including food
-Telugu Karaoke in San Ramon, Dougherty Station Community Center, Sat Aug 17, 2019 6 – 11:00 PM $15 Ticket, Dinner included
For tickets see the attached and mention this ad.
Join our upcoming Narika Gala
Narika is hosting our 27th annual gala this September 14, 2019 to celebrate serving over 60,000 victims of domestic violence with counseling, legal, financial empowerment and wellness services.
We would be honored for you to join us for a night of celebration, food and drink and support us in keeping our communities safe and violence free.
Please buy tickets at www.narika.org/tickets
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam Aug 1-4
Voltage – A Bollywood Extravanga on Sat, June 29
Event: Bollywood Night (Karaoke, Fashion show, Poetry and Dance)
Date: Sat, June 29, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 10pm
Theme: Glitz, Glamour and Style
Venue: Wine and Design
Address: 3550 Bernal Avenue, Ste#140, Pleasanton
Ticket: $15. On-door: $25
Limited seating. Contact: sk.portfolio…@g…com