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Vaisakhi Mela 2018

Vaisakhi Mela 2018

Annual Vaisakhi Mela 2018 presented by the Punjabi Cultural Association of the Tri-Valley. Saturday, April 14th at Livermore High School 2:00 – 5:00 PM

 

SEF Holi – March 31, 2018, Alameda County Fairgrounds

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Do good and have fun with colors!

SEF is happy to bring another colorful Holi in the East Bay at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. The festival is kid friendly, has a super DJ with great music, will have food for purchase and lots of colors, including one free packet with admission. Please bring friends and family to support the event.
Saturday, March 31st, 11AM – 3PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Tickets : $15
Link to Tickets: http://www. giftofvision.org/events
SEF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, with a mission to eradicate curable blindness in India. We currently have nine fully functional super-specialty eye hospitals providing free eye care to the poor. SEF has performed over 1.5 million free eye surgeries and today, is the largest provider of totally free eye surgeries in India. Please visit us at https://www.giftofvision.org/events/sef-holi-2018pleasanton for more information.

Spirituality & God -Discussion/Meditation: Sun Apr 1st

An informal study/discussion/Meditation group, not particularly aligned to any belief system/guru/tradition, but open forum to share noble spiritual concepts and ideas of all kinds.
Next Meeting on Sunday, April 1st
Check out http://www.neospirituality.org/ or send an email, if interested to join.
We also share/exchange inspiring spiritual books in our meetings.
FREE participation & Networking!
Vijay
http://www.neospirituality.org/
spiritualityneo@gmail.com

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA, would like to reach out to the Hindu community in the Bay area and across the US and invite them to participate in the Atirudra Maha Yagnam and Sata Chandi Homam to be performed at the Livermore temple from March 1 through March 11, 2018. This is the first time an event of this magnitude is performed by Livermore Temple. Atirudram is a Mega 11 day event with participation by 121 priests and ritviks, many of them coming all the way from India. We therefore urge devotees to seize the opportunity at hand and participate all eleven days of the event.
What is the Ati Rudram? The four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva) are the roots of our religion and foundation for Sanatana Dharma. Rudram and Chamakam are contained in the Krishna Yajur Veda. Rudram is the most sacred means of worshipping Lord Siva. Eleven recitations of the Sri Rudram (Namakam) followed by one recitation of the Chamakam is called the Ekadasa Rudram. Eleven Ekadasa Rudram recitations make one Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudram recitations make Maharudram and eleven Maharudram recitations constitute Ati Rudram!

Festival of South Asian Children’s Content | FSACC’18

We, at TokaBox, are delighted to share about our upcoming event – Festival of South Asian Children’s Content this February.
(Dont’ miss to download the story telling schedule below)
FSACC came into being to support and provide a platform for content creators in the south Asian children’s space to come together.
It is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT that provides an ideal way for the content creators to meet their audience, interact with them and raise awareness about the quality content available in this space.
Location: India Community Center, Milpitas
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/377190789412474/
More details at – www.tokabox.com/FSACC
Join us to meet Authors Vidya Muralidhar, Pinky Mukhi, Sandhya Acharya, Ranjani, Pridhee Gupta, Kavita Bafna, Sridevi Krishnan, book vendors Usborne books and Kitaab world and our sponsors Brain-O-Magic, Drawn to Discover and Lekha Ink.

Spirituality & God – Study/Discussion Group

Spirituality & God— Mostly monthly meetings. Next one on Sun, Feb 4th. An informal study/discussion group, not particularly aligned to any belief-system/guru/society, but open forum to share noble spiritual concepts and ideas of all kinds.
Check out http://www.neospirituality.org/  or send an email to spiritualityne…@g…com, if interested.
We also share/exchange inspiring spiritual books in our meetings.
or join us in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/neospirituality/
Thanks,
Vijay

Free event for Seniors and their Families Jan 27

Annual Senior Day  ” Jolly Good Old times”   Free event for Seniors and their Families. HCCC_HS_2018_AnnualSeniorsDay_v2
A Special Fun Day for Seniors.
A fun filled day of programs just for Seniors ➢ Games ➢ Story Telling ➢ Dances ➢ Share your experiences ➢ Singing, Chanting ➢ Raffles ➢ Gifts ➢ And many more
Venue-  Hindu Community & Cultural Center
Jan 27, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Livermore Shiva Vishnu Temple
1223 Arrowhead Ave
Livermore CA 94550
Feel Free to Contact Suman Jain @ 925-371-5640

Spirituality & God: Discussion Group

As we are on the cusp of a new year, with new hopes and aspirations, we thought it may be a good idea to start a discussion group focused on Spirituality & God.  This would be an informal discussion group, not particularly aligned to any belief system/guru/society or anything of that kind, but an open forum where :
– We can openly and freely discuss noble spiritual concepts and ideas of all kinds in a friendly and positive environment
– Discuss or share spiritual books, articles, videos, etc
– Ask questions/critique in a “non-threatening” and respectful environment
– Listen to spiritual experiences, share spiritual techniques/practices that worked
– Explore avenues to extend help to those in need around us
– And ultimately evolve as better human beings!
For now, we just call it  as Neo-Spirituality..We just want to have fun talking & loving God, in a less “loaded” environment!
If this idea resonates with you and if you would like to meet up/discuss with like-minded individuals or share any content to the group, please send a note to spiritualityne…@g…com   or join our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1973648486243094/
Happy New Year 2018!

Vijay
spiritualityne…@g…com

Lohri Festival 2018 – Jan 14 in Newark

Lohri is a Punjabi festival which celebrates the winter solstice. This festival marks the longest night of the year. Celebrations include bhangra and giddha on the beats of dhol.
Our Supporters:
Ginny Bedi of Ginny Bedi Law Firm is a passionate and kind Punjaban. We are grateful for her contribution to this festival.
Raj Budwal of Bay Area Third Eye has agreed to be the official photographer of Lohri Festival 2018.
Dr. Ria Singh (Popular Chiropractor from Fremont) has been very generous and always supportive of Global Women Power. We thank her for her contribution.
For tickets, please call on 510-830-8771 or 408-422-8585
Organizers: Alka Madan and Rosy Kaur

“Aham Asmi – I am” Multicultural Dance Extravaganza Dec 10

Namaha Foundation for the Arts in Partnership with SEWA International USA, is organizing a Multicultural Dance event with teams from the Tri Valley and other parts of the Bay Area presenting dances celebrating “Womanhood”!s
This is a Fundraiser for SEWA’s “Girl Hygiene and Women Empowerment” Programs
Please come and enjoy an evening of lovely dances and support a worthy cause!
Check out this link for more information about the event and to get your tickets!
https://www.sewausa.org/chapter/bay-area/event/sewa-bay-area-dance-mela-fundraiser

Holiday Open House Toy and Food Drive 12.14.17

Dear Tri-Valley Desi Indians,
I wanted to let you know that Assemblywoman Baker will be hosting a Holiday Open House Toy and Food Drive on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00pm at our San Ramon District Office, 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 345. We would love to see you all there! Please feel free to share this invitation. Please RSVP by contacting me at Ira.Phata…@a…com
I have attached a flyer with additional details.
Warm regards,
Ira Phatak
Intern
Catharine B. Baker
Assemblywoman, 16th District

SanGaMa Christmas -New Year (’18) Celebration on Dec 9th

SanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala group is planning to  celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Saturday, Dec 9th evening in San Ramon. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with local families!
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join and participate in our programs.  Check out the details at our website  http://www.sangama.us/
If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the event, please let us know.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018!
Vijay Valliyil
sangamau…@g…com
http://www.sangama.us/

SEF Dandiya 2017 Pleasanton – Sep 30

Sankara Eye Foundation presents fund raiser event SEF Dandiya 2017 Pleasanton on Sep 30 at Pleasanton Middle School (PMS) Gym from 7 to 11:00 PM.
Admission is $20, Dandia sticks are sold separately for $6.
The goal for SEF, USA is to support the service provider, SEF, India and raise funds for surgeries as well as capital funds to build super specialty eye-care hospitals across India.

Mega Health Fair on Oct 14th

Hindu Community and Cultural Center is organizing Free Annual Health Fair. We will have Doctors with the following specialties available on site offering Free Health Advice.
Cardiology,   Internal  Medicine   Nutritionist,  Homeopathy,  Ayurveda, Natural Therapy, Dentist, Physical Therapy
Following Free Services will be offered: Cholesterol Testing, Blood Sugar Testing, Heart Disease Risk,  Diabetes Risk,  Biometrics Measurement,  Nutrition Advise
Skin Allergies Advise,  Physical Therapy,  Dental Advise and Many More.
Free Flu Shots up to 300
Venue:
Hindu Community and Cultural Center
1232 Arrowhead Ave  Livermore CA 94551
Phone # 925-449-6255
Date and Time: Saturday Oct 14th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Contact- Suman Jain – suman121…@y…com

Onam 2017 Celebration on Saturday, Sept 16th

Bay Area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate ONAM festival on Saturday, September 16th 2017 in Livermore, California.
The details are here: http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood or would like to meet/greet like-minded families in the neighborhood or participate in the events, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam feast (Sadya) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al.
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join!
Thank you,
Vijay Valliyil
sangamau…@g…com
Ph: 925-261-6601
www.sangama.us