OCT. 11: DUSSEHRA
OCT. 28: DIWALI FESTIVITIES BEGIN
OCT. 1-2: YOGA THERAPY FOR HEALTH & HEALING; presented by Dr. Dilip Sarkar; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; $90 registration, includes lunch; to reserve a spot, call the temple at (813) 962-6890 or Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan at (352) 584 0441.
OCT. 2: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; Sandeep Narayan will be accompanied by H.N. Bhaskar on violin and Patri Satish on mridangam; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 4 p.m.; free for annual pass holders and students with ID; $20 general admission; for information, call Anu Durai at (727) 743-1648.
OCT. 5: “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.
OCT. 8: FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS; organized by Telangana Association of Florida, Tampa Bay, and Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa; 9:30 a.m. onward; for information, call Chandu Talla at (813) 476-9508 or Dr. Neeraja Jasthi at (813) 789-4976.
OCT. 8: A TRIP TO THE FAR EAST; fundraiser to benefit Bridging Freedom, which is building a safe home campus for children rescued from human trafficking; Pepin Hospitality Center, 4121 N. 50th St., Tampa; 6 p.m.; gala dinner, fashion show, Bollywood dancers; for tickets or sponsorship, visit www.BridgingFreedom.org
OCT. 15: TIECON FLORIDA 2016 – FOSTERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP; speakers, networking; Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa,; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. followed by entertainment; register at www.tieconfl.com
OCT. 15: DANCE KE DEEWANE BOLLYWOOD-FUSION WORKSHOP; presented by Academy of Odissi Dance; supports USF Bulls for Kids; $5 pre-registration or $10 at door; noon to 2 p.m.; USF Argos Center, 12301 USF Maple Drive, Tampa; for information, call Kesha Shah at (407) 919-9597.
OCT. 16: 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.
OCT. 19: 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.
OCT. 19: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; speaker from Hill, Ward Henderson law firm; free; 6:30 p.m.; HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org
OCT. 23: Meet, Mingle and Learn Embroidery and Mirror embroidery stitches: organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay Women's Forum: 2 to 5 p.m.; GSTB office at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.
NOV. 5: 29th ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; tickets are $9 adults, $7 children; for information, call fest Chairman Vijay Gandhi at (863) 287-7970, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.indiafestivaltampabay.com
NOV. 19: AN AFTERNOON OF CRICKET AND FAMILY FUN; benefiting Children Across borders; noon to 5 p.m.; George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa; English pub food; high tea will be served; white sporting attire suggested; $150 per person or $250/couple and $300 ticket for family can be purchased at www.cabcricket.com
NOV. 19: TAMPA AKSHAYA PATRA BENEFIT; keynote speaker is Desh Deshpande and emcee is Om Vaidya; Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 N. Lois Ave., Tampa; 5:30 p.m.; for information, call Manisha Gandhi at (832) 876-2142, email email@example.com or visit www.foodforeducation.org
NOV. 19: DANCE KE DEEWANE – Bollywood fusion and bhangra dance competition; Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Hwy, Tampa; doors open at 6 and show starts at 6:30 p.m.; all proceeds go toward Bulls for Kids, USF’s dance marathon benefiting All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg; for information, call Kesha Shah at (407) 919-9597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 27: 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.
OCT. 1-3: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 22nd ANNUAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL”; presented by Enzian and Asian Cultural Association; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; for details, visit www.enzian.org or call (407) 333-3667.
OCT. 2: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP CELEBRATION OF GRANDPARENTS DAY; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 12:30 p.m.; everyone invited; free pizza, salad, ice cream, drinks, cultural program and prizes for essay and on-the-spot drawing competitions; for competition rules and details, e-mail email@example.com
OCT. 13-16: INNER ENGINEERING TOTAL; presented by Isha Foundation; Rosen Jewish Community Center, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando; Inner Engineering is a combination of methods and technologies derived from the ancient science of yoga; for information, email Orlando@IshaUSA.org; register at www.innerengineering.com
OCT. 22-23: YOGA & AYURVEDA WEEKEND COURSE; presented by Lakulish Institute of Yoga, Gujarat; teachers are Swami Satyanandji and Krishna Panchal; Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, 269 N. Klondike Ave., Orlando; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days; $100 in advance or $125 on day of course; students with valid ID and seniors are $75; for information, call Ramesh Panchal at (321) 277-1745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; to register, visit https://lakulishinstituteyogaorl.eventbrite.com
OCT. 29-30: YOGA THERAPY FOR INTEGRAL HEALING; presented by Dr. Dilip Sarkar; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; $50 per person, $75 couple; for information, call (407) 699-5277.
NOV. 12: GROUP DANCE COMPETITION; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; 4:30 to 11 p.m.; free for members, $25 non-members; for information, email email@example.com
OCT. 20-23: INNER ENGINEERING TOTAL; presented by Isha Foundation; The Devyn, 7113 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; Inner Engineering is a combination of methods and technologies derived from the ancient science of yoga; for information, call (813) 413-1661, email firstname.lastname@example.org; register at www.innerengineering.com
NOV. 5: KATHAK YATRA; presented by Raaga; 7:30 p.m.; Barbara B. Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers; for information, e-mail ShirleyBharath@raagafl.org or visit www.raagafl.org
SOUTH FLORIDA (DAVIE/MIAMI)
OCT. 15: SECOND ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK; in memory of Rahul Maheshwari; Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie; register online at www.lightonespath.org; for information, call Priti or Narendra Maheshwari at (954) 461-7941 or email email@example.com
NOV. 12: ANNUAL GALA; India-US Chamber of Commerce South Florida; JW Marriott, 1109 Brickel Ave., Miami; $140 for chamber members; $150 for non-members; guest of honor will be Indian Consul General Nagesh Singh; for details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.indousasfl.com
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