DEC. 3: NORTH AND SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC; presented by Shruti Foundation; performers are Abhik Mukherjee on sitar, Arun Ramamurthy on Carnatic violin, Venupuri Srinivas on mridangam and Shankh Lahiri on tabla; 5 to 7:30 p.m.; $25 per person, $50 VIP; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (813) 549-9288.
DEC. 3: 35th Year Appreciation Celebration; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tama; dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by entertainment and awards/recognition; free for 2016 GSTB members, $15 for non-members; for information, call GSTB President Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.
DEC. 4: A Day in the Life of a Pakistani Hindu; Hindu American Foundation Speaker Series Event; Sanjesh Dhanja and Kiran Kumari of the Pakistan Hindu Seva Welfare Trust (PHS) are traveling throughout the United States to bring awareness of the daily struggles of Hindus living in Pakistan; noon to 2 p.m. (lunch will be served); India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email HAFTampa@gmail.com
DEC. 7: “Desi Club;” organized by India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa: 1 to 4 p.m.; table tennis, carom, card games, chess, etc.; no membership, no minimum age requirement; free; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.
DEC. 4, DEC. 11: MIND-BODY WELLNESS PROGRAM; presented by PEHCHAAN; conducted by Dr. Anjum Kumbkarni; ongoing four-week SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) program includes guided meditation sessions, and various methods to elicit relaxation response, including mindfulness and imagery; Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; 3 to 5 p.m.; $100, adults only; for information, call Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563 or Tharangini Raman at (727) 492-9049.
DEC. 10-15: Cruise to Grand Cayman, Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico: organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; call Puja Travels for current deal and to book your cabin at (813) 344-0744; for information, call GSTB President Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.
DEC. 10: DISCOURSE/NIRUPAN ON “PASAAYDAN;” conducted by Dr. Shankar Abhyankar; Hillsborough Community College - Brandon Campus Conference Center, BADM 116-117, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; 3:30 to 6 p.m.; event to raise funds for Vaishwik Sant Vidyapeeth; for information, call (727) 451-9075.
DEC. 11: HASAN MINHAJ: HOMECOMING KING; theatrical debut of humorist and The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj; Jaeb Theater, Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place, Tampa; 7:30 p.m.; $45 per person; for tickets and more information, call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org
DEC. 17: SENIOR EVENT; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 4 to 7 p.m.; VYO Center, 5809 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.
DEC. 21: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 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.
JAN 26-29, 2017; YAGNA; to start New Year; organized by Vishnu Mandir, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; conducted by Deepak Rambharose; to sponsor a night, email email@example.com
DEC. 4: FUN-FILLED YEAR-END PARTY; presented by HSCF New Age Group; noon; Gateway to India Restaurant, 790 E. State Road 434, Longwood; several appetizers and main courses to be served; free bingo game, antaakshri; $7 per person for new age group members; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JAN. 29, 2017: THE WEDDING SHOW; organized by South Asian Bride Magazine; noon to 5 p.m.; Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando; for registration and more information, visit www.weddingshowbysab.com
DEC. 17: DATTA JAYANTI CELEBRATION; Shirdi Sai Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; starts at 9:30 a.m.; for information, (352) 860-2181 or visit www.shirdiusa.com
JAN. 1, 2017: NEW YEAR GANESHA HAVAN; Shirdi Sai Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; starts at 9:30 a.m.; for information, (352) 860-2181 or visit www.shirdiusa.com
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