Category Archives: Cummunity

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

Arya Samaj Group in Trivalley area

Hi, all, is there is a Arya Samaj group in this area? Or even a few families that could be getting together to do Havan once in a while and working towards inculcating appreciation  for Aum, the Vedas, Gayatri Mantra, the mantras of the Havan, and also a general understanding of the history of the Arya Samaj movement and what it stands for? If not, but anyone could be interested, please contact me and we can set up something. ~ Rohit Email: jivtiho…@g…com

ONAM 2017 Celebration on Saturday, Sept 16th

Bay Area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming 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!
*Sponsors:* If you are a local business, and interested in sponsoring the event, please send a note.
Thank you,
Vijay Valliyil sangamau…@g…com Ph: 925-261-6601

Short film making – cinematographer / senior citizen actor

Hello Everyone, We are currently looking for cinematographer and a senior citizen actor for our short film.  We are a very small team of enthusiastic film makers (just like a hobby)..  shot one before, and have received positive reviews..
If you are interested to join us or help us in cinematography/editing, please feel free to drop me an email to rganesh8…@y…com.
Thanks!

Seeking South Asian Community Leaders in Pleasanton

My name is Harinder Grewal and I am a member of the Pleasanton Library Commission.   The city of Pleasanton is considering building a new library as part of a new Civic Center off Bernal Avenue.  One of our goals is to educate members of the Pleasanton Community on this plan.
As a commission member, my objective is to present this plan to all members of the Pleasanton Community, including those in South Asian organizations.  If you are a member of a South Asian social/religious/community organization here in Pleasanton that would like to learn more about the new library plan, then please contact me at harinder6…@h…com.

Arangetram Invitation – June 3rd

Dear Parents/Gurus/Students,
Aashvi has been my student for more than 8 years. I am very proud of her achievement in dance. After 8 years of her journey learning Bharatnatyam,  Aashvi is performing her Arangetram.
I  would like to cordially invite you all for her Arangetram performance on June 3rd, 2017
Your presence and blessings for her Arangetram will encourage her on this important day! 
Please find the attached invitation and more details. This will be two hours’ event in Santa Clara with 20 min intermission. It’s a free event. There will be snacks provided in the intermission.

CFC Inter School cricket tournament closing ceremony May 21

14 teams from Pleasanton , Dublin, San Ramon and Mountain  House  schools and after school cricket clubs are competing in the 4th Edition of Cricket for Cubs Spring 2017 Inter-School tournament are going to play the finals scheduled this Sunday May 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm (Elementary Division Finals) and 2:30 pm ( Middle School Division Finals) followed by the closing ceremony. The location is Emerald Glen Park, Dublin.
Below dignitaries are expected for the closing ceremony to hand over the trophies and medals to all 180 players from 11 schools:
Masood Chik, Director, USACA
Sankar Ranganathan, USACA Executive Secretary,
Catherine Baker, California State Assembly Women,
David Haubert, Mayor, City of Dublin and other Council Members.
Jerry Thorn, Mayor, City of Pleasanton and other Council Members.
Phil O’Loane, Council Member, City of San Ramon
PUSD, DUSD, SRVUSD Board of Trustees.
Appreciate if all the passionate cricketers in the community come and cheer for tomorrow’s USA team members along with your friends.
Want to thank our grand sponsor, Kaiser Permanente and Trophy sponsor, ThinkPalm Technologies for supporting the event along with NRI Wealth Management, Sikandhar Cash and Carry Grocery Store and  Chaat Bhavan.
Thanks, Ramesh Immadi

Know Your Child Workshop

It is 2-1/2 hour interactive workshop for parents, grandparents, babysitters and other guardians or caregivers of minor youth. It’s interactive, insightful, and deepens our understanding of childrens’ behavior and our ability to meet their needs.The Know Your Child Workshop includes a root-cause analysis of children’s behavioral patterns and equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge to help the child blossom to his or her full potential. The information shared in the workshop will reinforce a positive relationship with the child and carry this forward during the child’s development.Topics covered in the workshop include information on:· Getting children interested in studies and school work· Finding ways to enhance the creativity of children· Managing stubborn behaviors· Nurturing children to be free and natural.
rsvp: Register

House building in Mexico

HI All, with regards to high school volunteering, any groups here in San Ramon planning house building in Mexico this summer. Please respond if there is an existing group that my family could join. Alternately, I am interested in starting a new group if we can get some interested families.  This house building volunteering event is organized by www.doxaserves.org  (Non Profit at Seattle building homes for 25+ years).
Please let me know if there is any interest,
Cheers,
Albert.

Now a site like TriValleyDesi.com for the Fremont area – TriCityDesi.com

Over last year or so, as the user base of this site neared 2500, there were a few posts coming from the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark, and Union City as well. That someone should set up a site for that area as well became a refrain I would hear again and again, in emails and discussions. So come January 2017, and we have created TriCityDesi.com, on the same pattern. Some posts have also been moved to this new site to seed it.

TriCityDesi.com is rooted in the success and usefulness of TriValleyDesi.com. The premise is the same: an area with a lot of Indians, but who are not connected well, so not able to help each other. No one can deny the benefits and use of a well-moderated message-board, but there is nothing stopping the community to air any kind of content. There are more than 150 different categories, and more are being continuously added.

A community site can only be as good as the participation it receives from the community. So please do reach out to your friends in the tri-city area. The new site will also get as good a moderation and user-support as this one. TriCityDesi.com is set up to be a totally separate site. New users, new posts, new ads. We believe in keeping it very local so that it can stay vibrant, and useful for the community.

In case you have something to post, please login here: http://www.tricitydesi.com/wp-login.php.
Again, Tri-City area consists of Fremont (including communities of Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs), Newark and Union City. In case you are looking for to post with respect to Tr-Valley area, please continue to use www.trivalleydesi.com.