Archive for October, 2015

Multi-Faith Workshop on Nov. 1 in Casselberry/Orlando

October 31, 2015

Dear readers:

There will be a Multi-Faith Workshop on Nov. 1, 2015, presented by HSCF Age Group along with Hindu University of America, Chinmaya Mission, CFL, Sikh Society of Central Florida and Interfaith Council of CFL, at the Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. The 1:30 p.m. event is free. RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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Marathi film ‘Astu: So Be It!’ starring Dr. Mohan Agashe to be shown in Tampa on Nov. 1 and Casselberry/Orlando on Nov. 6

October 31, 2015

Dear readers:

The Marathi film “Astu: So Be It!” starring Dr. Mohan Agashe will be shown in Tampa and Orlando/Casselberry on Nov. 1 and Nov. 6. Dr. Agashe will be present at both the screenings. Below are the details:

NOV. 1: “ASTU: SO BE IT!” Marathi film (with English subtitles) about Alzheimer’s disease starring Dr. Mohan Agashe who will be present during the screening; 3 to 7 p.m.; $5; USF College of Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; for information, call Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563.

NOV. 6: “ASTU: SO BE IT!” Marathi film about Alzheimer’s disease starring Dr. Mohan Agashe who will be present during the screening; 7 p.m.; Chinmaya Mission Orlando, 1221 Florida Road, Casselberry; free for Orlando Marathi Mandal members; non-members are $12; for information, call Kishore Pathare at (321) 960-5497 or Nandkishore Muley at (407) 924-8373.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa INDO-US Chamber of Commerce business meeting Oct. 21, 2015

October 19, 2015

Good afternoon readers:

The Tampa INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business & Networking Event from 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2015, at HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; free and no RSVP required. For information, visit http://www.indo-us.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather Oct. 21, 2015

October 19, 2015

Dear readers:

The monthly ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement. For information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

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NITISH S. RELE

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2015 Navratri (Garba/dandiya raas), Durga Puja (Durga Pujo), Dusehra/Dushera/Dassera in Orlando/Casselberry/Lake Mary; Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, (South Florida); Tampa/Pinellas Park, Ocala/Belleview, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Melbourne (Space Coast), Bartow/Winter Haven/Lakeland

October 13, 2015

Here are some of the Florida communities celebrating Navratri/garba/raas/Durga Puja in 2015:

TAMPA/PINELLAS PARK
The Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay will celebrate Navratri on Oct. 16, Oct. 23-24, and Oct. 31 at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. The Samir Date and Dipalee Somaiya group and Khelaiya Group will perform. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is free for Samaj members; seniors and students are $10 and adults are $15. Dandiya will be available for purchase and parking is $10 per car. For more information, call GSTB President Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.
The Sanatan Mandir at 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, will celebrate Navratri beginning Oct. 13 with Durga Puja daily from 6 to 8 p.m. Dussehra celebrations will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. For details, call the temple at (813) 221-4482, email info@sanatanmandirtampa.org or visit http://www.sanatanmandirtampa.org
Ambaji Mandir at 10991 58th St., in Pinellas Park, will celebrate Navratri with daily garba at 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 13-22. Dusshera will be celebrated on Oct. 23. For more information, call the Mandir at (727) 388-6685 or visit http://www.ambajimandir.org
Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir will hold Navratri celebrations daily from Oct. 13-23 with garba singing/dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a Sri Mahalaxmi Havan from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 17. Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir is at 4615 George Road, Tampa. For information, call the temple at (813) 444-9786.
SOIKOT (Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay) will hold Durga Puja on Oct. 23-25 at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. Lakshmi Puja will be on Nov. 1 at Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. For details, e-mail Soikotflorida@gmail.com or visit http://www.soikot.org
Telangana Association of Florida will hold Bathukamma (Dussera celebrations) from 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 at Lettuce Lake Park (shelters 2 and 3), 6920 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa. For information, call Veena at (813) 476-9508.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY/LAKE MARY
The Gujarati Society of Central Florida will hold Navratri Garba on Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24 at Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood. Admission is free for Gujarati society members; $30 per day for non-members and $15 for students with ID. For information, call (407) 460-2020 or visit http://www.gujaratisocietycfl.com/
The Indian Cultural Society of Orlando will hold Navratri Raas Garba on Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Lake Mary High School, 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary. It is free for cultural society members. For information, call Chandresh Patel at (407) 721-5878 or visit http://www.icsocfl.com
The Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) temple will present Navratri Garba and live music Raas and garba from Oct. 13-22 in the community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. Snacks will be available at the canteen stall. Dussehra celebration will be from 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, call Mahesh Kapadia at (407) 902-8634, e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org or visit http://www.hindutempleorlando.org
And Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple will present free Garba Night from 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24 at Jewish Community Center Hall, 11184 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando (which is close to the temple). For information, call (407) 437-6709 or e-mail maadssbtemple@gmail.com

SOUTH FLORIDA
FORT LAUDERDALE: The Indian Regional & Cultural Center (IRCC) will celebrate Navratri from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Oct. 17 and Oct. 23-24 at Silver Trail Middle School, 18300 Sheridan St., Fort Lauderdale. IRCC members pay $10 per day, non-members are $15 and seniors are $5. For information, call (954) 543-1539 or visit http://www.irccflorida.com
PALM BEACH: The Palm Beach India Association will celebrate Navratri/Garba at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17. For venue and other information, e-mail president@gopbia.com or visit http://www.gopbia.com

BARTOW/LAKELAND/WINTER HAVEN
The Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida will celebrate Navratri at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24 at Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. For more information, call Subhash S. Patel at (863) 648-0294, Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit http://www.bscfl.com

OCALA/BELLEVIEW
The India Association Cultural & Educational Center will hold Navratri from 9 p.m. on Oct. 16-17, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23-24. For details, call (352) 873-4519, visit http://www.indiaocala.org or e-mail iaocalafl@gmail.com

GAINESVILLE
The Gujarati Samaj of Gatorland in Gainesville will celebrate Navratri on Oct. 16-18, Oct. 21, and Oct. 23-24 at Kanapaha Middle School, 5005 S.W. 75th St., Gainesville. The event is free for Samaj members; $10 for non-members and $5 for non-member students. For details, email gujaratisamajofgatorland@gmail.com

JACKSONVILLE
The Gujarati Samaj of North East Florida will celebrate free Raas-Garba night from 8 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 10 (Raawal Brothers to perform).
Also, GSNEF will celebrate Absolute Navratri on Oct. 16-17 (Dhoom Unlimited) and Oct. 23-24 (Sachin Limaye and group). Daily tickets are $10. Venue for all events is Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, 3605 Phillips Highway, Jacksonville. For more information, visit http://www.gsnef.org

MELBOURNE (SPACE COAST)
The Indian Association of the Space Coast will hold Navratri celebrations from 7 to midnight Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24 at Viera High School, 6103 Stadium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 302-1870, e-mail patidar7@hotmail.com or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com
Also, Manav Mandir temple, 7400 Waelti Drive, Melbourne, will begin Navratri, Garba and Amba Puja at 7:30 p.m. daily from Oct. 13 for nine days. Durga Ashtami Havan will be on Oct. 21 and Dassera on Oct. 22. For information, call (321) 426-0688 or visit http://www.mmbrevard.org

Enjoy the festivities!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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1st annual 4K Run/Walk in memory of Rahul Maheshwari Oct. 17, 2015, at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale

October 12, 2015

Good evening readers:

The first annual 4K Run/Walk in memory of Rahul Maheshwari will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Register online at http://www.lightonespath.org FRor information, call Priti or Narendra Maheshwari at (954) 461-7941 or email pritigold@aol.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Annual Tampa India Festival set Nov. 7, 2015

October 12, 2015

Dear readers:

The 28th annual India Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, the event will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets are $9 adults, $5 children. For vendor information, call Vijay Gandhi at (863) 287-7970; for details, e-mail chairman@indiafestivaltampa.com or visit http://www.indiafestivaltampa.com

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Orlando Cricket Festival set Oct. 9-11, 2015

October 7, 2015

Dear readers:

The weekend of Oct. 9-11 will mark an important and exciting milestone in the young life of American Cricket Federation. After five months of intense competition between 17 leagues spread across six geographically dispersed divisions from Southwest to New England and Midwest to Florida, eight cricket teams have emerged to play for the title of America’s third National Cricket Champion.
The division winners, Florida All-Stars (also the defending champions), Massachusetts Patriots, Midwest Chargers, NTCA heat, NYBCL Jets, Occa Cougars, Philadelphia Tigers and SCCA Kings will play a series of 40 overs matches on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, at four cricket grounds in Orlando – Silver Star, Avalon Park, Eagle’s Nest and Poinciana Cricket Ground. The top two teams will clash on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Silver Star ground (2801 N. Apopka-Vineland Road) for the title of the National Champion and will represent the United States in the North American Cricket Championship against Canada in March 2015 in Phoenix. VIP guest for the finals will be West Indian great Michael Holding.
For more information, call Dr. Mahesh Allam at (863) 207-3056, Rahul Joshi at (407) 435-8826 or email rjoshi.floridacricket@gmail.com or visit http://www.acfchampionsleague.org or http://www.americancricketfederation.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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‘Satrangi Peengh,’ concert featuring Harbhajan Mann, Gursewak Mann set Oct. 9, 2015, in Coral Springs

October 7, 2015

Dear readers:

“Satrangi Peengh,” a concert featuring bhangra singers Harbhajan Mann and Gursewak Mann will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Coral Springs High School, 7201 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Tickets start at $35. For information, call Satbir Singh at (954) 649-3374 or Baljit K. Mann at (954) 856-3421.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Tampa fundraising gala on Oct. 10, 2015

October 7, 2015

Dear readers:

Presented by Hindu American Foundation, the annual Tampa fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10. The keynote speaker is comedian Rajiv Satyal. The event will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. (gourmet Indian vegetarian appetizers and dinner) at Clarion Conference Center & Hotel Tampa, 2701 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 for students. For information, email haftampa@gmail.com or visit http://www.hafsite.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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