Category Archives: Cummunity

HCCC participation in the Rodeo Parade on Jun 8th, 2019

Livermore temple has been participating, since 2013, in the annual Rodeo parade of the City of Livermore. Our volunteers decorate a truck with posters & banners of our culture & HS activities and display it as float / tableau for the parade.
Attend in Large Numbers – Dress in traditional Indian attire, Join HCCC Float, play music & dance along the parade cheering the audience along the way.
More details @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade.htm
Where : Livermore City Downtown – 2nd Street
Theme : Culture, Harmony and Diversity
When : June 8th, 2019 @ 9AM
Attire: Traditional Indian
What to bring: Drums and Any Musical Instruments to play along the parade route.

The Ideal Kids Summer Run 2019- San Ramon

Dear All: The Ideal Kids Organization runs its 10th year Summer Run for the kids and their entire family, starting this week.
Every Sunday from 7:45 AM to 9 AM for six weeks (June 2nd to July 7th), the families with the kids meet at nearby parks to walk and run for 2 miles, followed by fun games.
It is a wonderful opportunity to instill love for outdoor activities among kids. Moreover, every week, the kids get to play the role of Group Leader, Warm-up Leader, Theme-Leader, etc. Every kid gets an opportunity to play the leadership role, which is an added benefit in this program. Costwise, it is just $5 per kid for the entire 6 weeks. This Summer Run program runs at 6 locations in the Bay Area.
I am coordinating/leading the San Ramon group that meets at East Branch Park 12691 Harcourt Way, San Ramon, CA.  If you’re interested, please go ahead and register online and let me know, if you have questions.
For further details and to register online: http://www.theidealkids.org/
I can be reached at janakikowth…@g…com

Bringing India & Bollywood back to Alameda Fairgrounds

Hello Friends, We are bringing India back at Alameda Fairgrounds on June 30. Looking for Bollywood at the fair programs and volunteers.
Also, June 23 is all about the Asia Pacific. If you have your APAC friends, please introduce as we are going to showcase APAC for the first time collectively..
Please reach out via email – vekrishnakuma…@g…com or 510 213 1223

Interest in Vedanta in Tri Valley?

Is the community interested in Vedanta inspired talk series conducted by an Advait Vedanta monk / Swami from Shri Ramakrishna Order on monthly basis in Danville / San Ramon?Potential schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8pm, & Saturday 11am, but not finalized.
Topic is open to requests & follow Q&A with Swami:
General Spirituality
Emotional Intelligence
Bhagwad Gita
Upanishads
Yogasutra
Karma
While Vedanta scriptures may be tagged “Hindu,” they’re not in conflict with any organized religions & don’t seek to propagate religions. Vedanta teachings are based on universal unity that go beyond & inclusive of organized religions as well as incorporate ideas & scientific conclusions from neuroscience, western philosophy, & psychology etc.. Vedanta compassionately acknowledges inquiring curious minds.Please email at jnnai…@g…com if interested. Please spread the word in your network & have anyone who may be interested email me.** Check out https://vedanta.org/what-is-vedanta/ OR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedanta to learn more about Vedanta.** Visit http://theberkeleyvedanta.org/our-origin to learn about Shri Ramakrishna Order and the monk leading the Tri Valley talk series.

New Birthday events/ Team Building Art studio in Pleasanton

Team Building
Birthday Celebrations

Studio, Wine & Design and Art Buzz Kids
Address: 3550 Bernal Ave, Ste. 140, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
Please forward to friends, family and colleagues.Awesome fun place for Birthday parties, Team Building events, Girls Night out, Date night, Paint your Pet’s Portrait, Bachelorette Parties, and much more.We offer instructor led art classes 6 days a week. Please check out the website for more details www.wineanddesign.com/pleasantonca

Holi Milan Mela at Livermore sponsored by HCCC

We invite you to register and join us for Holi celebrations at Croce School, Scenic Ave, Livermore on March 23, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
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.

  • Colors
  • DJ and Music and Dancing
  • Games
  • Other stalls
  • And of course, Food

You can also register directly @ https://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/asp/eventRegistrations.asp
or email hol…@l…com with headcount and age. for Registration Flyer can be found:
Holi Milan Mela (Festival of colors)

Looking for DJ, Lights, Fog, contact us

Birthday, graduation, holi, Diwali or any occasion,  Make your celebration even better with ”Tri valley sound”.  Live Dj,  lights,  fog  machine will give an extra effect to your event.  Want to arrange a karaoke party for fun or just want to rent some system, we are here. Choose package according to your event. Send your questions or queries on the link below
https://trivalleysound.com
or call or email on
(925)-750-8204
(925)-399-8272
contac…@t…com
Pleasanton, CA

Christmas -New Year (’19) Celebration on Sat, Dec 15th

SanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala group is planning to  celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Saturday, Dec 15th evening in San Ramon. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with local families!
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

HCCC Young Adults’ Social Event

Young Adults’ Social Event
Who: 18 – 32 year olds invited
What: 1st EVER Social Event
When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 11:30 AM – 01:00PM
Where: Livermore Shiva-Vishnu Temple Badrinath Hall
Why: Professional Development, Mentoring, Networking, Socializing & FUN!
Guest: CEO & Community Leader (to be announced)
Yoga, Priest lead Aarthi and Prizes, Free Lunch Provided
Further details, please email to ec_young_adult…@l…com

HCCC – Flood Relief support in Karnataka and Kerala

HCCC is proud to present an afternoon of Finest South Indian Classical Music Featuring
Date: September 22 2018, 4-7 PM, LAKIREDDY Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $15
Sponsorship of $100 for 2 reserved seats
For Sponsorship information Contact:
Rajagopal Kowligi 925-337-2622 or temple office at 925-449-6255
Net proceeds will be donated to organizations helping
with Flood Relief support in Karnataka and Kerala
Mysore Nagaraj Violin
Dr. Mysore Manjunath on Violin
Patri Satish Kumar on Mridangam
HCCC – Flood Relief support in Karnataka and Keralahttps://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/html/2018/concert-sep.pdfconcert-sep

UPMA Dandiya Dhamaka – For a great cause

give a gift of education to underprivileged kids.
$$ value of one ticket gives you a fun filled evening at best and biggest venue SanJose convention center and pays for early education of one underprivileged kid including all supplies for one full month.
GOD has gifted us, now its our turn to hold hand and help these kids to walk into a better life.
Please share with your friends & Family, come and dance with PREETYSHA & SAMEER
Look forward to seeing you all Desis in Bay Area on OCTOBER 13th @ San Jose Convention Center
USE CODE ‘Manju’ to avail special friends & family discount of $5/ticket

Become an Alameda County Master Gardener

The UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County is seeking new applicants who reside in Alameda County to receive training during our 2019 New Volunteer Training Class;  a 16-week program that will run from January through April 2019.  Classes are taught by University advisors, local horticultural educators, and certified Master Gardeners on topics that range from the basics of horticulture, to integrated pest management and problem diagnosis, to growing and caring for edible and landscape plants. Gardening experience is not required.
Alameda County Master Gardeners support various including: Demonstration gardens in Albany, Fremont, Livermore and Oakland, various school garden programs,  garden problem solving and support  provided by phone and email from the Help Desk, and  through workshops
UC Master Gardeners volunteers are part of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), an outreach and public service unit of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
To apply for the training class, you must attend one of our September orientation sessions. visit our website:  http://bit.ly/AlamedaMG2019

Kerala Flood Disaster Relief – Appeal for Support

Our friends and their communities in Kerala need your help now. This tiny Indian state is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives have been lost.Please contribute if you can. https://www.gofundme.com/kerala-flood-disaster-relief
As of this writing, 45 people have died in the last few days, landslides are happening everyday and many places are cut off. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged. For the first time in history, 27 dams in the State had to be opened. Never before had the State witnessed a calamity of this scale.
Thanks in advance,
Vijay
(For) Team SanGaMa
http://www.sangama.us/

Jyoti Kala Mandir Silver Jubilee Odissi Dance Celebration

You are invited to come for our grand silver jubilee production.
Jyoti Kala Mandir – To celebrate 25 years of Odissi Dance in the Bay Area, Guru Jyoti Rout invites you all to our showcase event.
Saturday,July 21st 2018 at 4 PM Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon
Free Admission, All are Welcome!
Visit jyotikalamandir.org or reach us at (510) 589 – 3989 for more information or to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

ONAM Celebration on Saturday, Sept 8th 2018

Bay area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming ONAM festival on Saturday, September 8th at Livermore.
The details are here: http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood, and would like to meet/greet local families or would like to participate/register for stage performances, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam feast (Grand Vegetarian lunch) 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, to be part of this rich and ancient festival!
To know more about Onam, please check out here:
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onam>
*Sponsors:* If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the
event, please send a note.
Best Regards,
Bindu
sangamau…@g…com
http://www.sangama.us/

Bollywood Concert Emerald Glen Park Jun 12th 6 – 8:00pm

Aki Goes To Bollywood @ Dublin Free Summer Concert Series, Emerald Glen Park Amphitheater, Dublin, CA
Tue Jun 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
The City of Dublin will host Summer Concerts monthly on Tuesdays and also at the Farmer’ Market on each “First Thursday” at Emerald Glen Park’s new outdoor Amphitheater. Food trucks will be on site and beer and wine available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.

HCCC participation at Livermore Rodeo event 2018

All are welcome to participate – Parade on June 9th Morning 8:00 AM in Livermore downtown
Livermore temple has been participating, since 2013, in the annual Rodeo parade of the City of Livermore. Our volunteers decorate a truck with posters & banners of our culture & HS activities and display it as float / tableau for the parade.
Attend in Large Numbers – Dress in traditional Indian attire, Join HCCC Float, play music & dance along the parade cheering the audience along the way.
More details @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade.htm
Parade Route @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade/rodeoparade_map2007.pdf
Where : Livermore City Downtown – 2nd Street
Theme : Culture, Harmony and Diversity
When : June 9th, 2018 @ 9AM
Attire: Traditional Indian
What to bring: Drums and Any Musical Instruments to play along the parade route
Questions: Event Coordinators
Umashankar Meda @ 925 321 0665 or email @ ec_human_service…@l…com
Or Bhaskar Swaminathan @ 925 487 5017
Livermore Rodeo Parade 2018 final

Live DJ, light, fog and PA system , rental service

Make your celebration even better with ”Tri valley sound”.  Live Dj,  lights,  fog  machine will give an extra effect to your event.  Want to arrange a karaoke party for fun or just want to rent some system, we are here. Choose package according to your event. Send your questions or queries on the link below
https://trivalleysound.com
or call or email on
(925)-750-8204
(925)-399-8272
contac…@t…com
Pleasanton, CA

SEF Holi – March 31, 2018, Alameda County Fairgrounds

giftofvision.org/events
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/
[email protected]

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/