NOVEMBER 2017
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

Significant date

NOV. 4: GURU NANAK JAYANTI

EVENTS

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

NOV. 1: “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.

NOV. 4: 30th 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; for information, call Smita Patel at (813) 385-8544, Mina Patel at (813) 842-1647 or visit www.indiafestivaltampa.com

NOV. 10: ANTAR-YATRA: THE JOURNEY WITHIN; presented by AIM for SEVA; by Sharmila Biswas; Freedom High School, 17410 Commerce Park Blvd., Tampa; 7 p.m.; free; donations welcome; for information, call Kala Gangadharan at (732) 485-3410, visit www.aimforesevausa.org/tampa or email aimstampa@gmail.com

NOV. 11: “PANCHABOOTHAM: EXPLORING THE 5 ELEMENTS THROUGH DANCE;” hosted and performed by Anshruta Dhanashekar; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6 p.m.; all proceeds benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Shri Patcheappane School for the Hearing Impaired; to RSVP and for more information, contact (813) 843-8045 or email dan_narayana@yahoo.com

NOV. 15: 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.

NOV. 17: BANYAN BALL; annually organized by the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 p.m.; Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa; agenda includes keynote speaker, business awards, entertainment; for tickets or information, call (813) 358-8384 or visit www.indo-us.org

DEC. 2: ANNUAL FUNDRAISER; organized by Hindu Temple of Florida at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6 to 10 p.m.; for information, call (813) 962-6890 or visit http://www.htfl.org

ORLANDO/LONGWOOD/MAITLAND

NOV. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

NOV. 4. 11, 18, 25: HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

NOV. 4: CROSSCURRENTS; presented by Asian Cultural Association; musical fusion performance; tabla maestro Zakir Hussain joins jazz bassist, composer and arranger Dave Holland, renowned New York jazz saxophonist Chris Potter, Bollywood composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, Indian jazz pianist Louiz Banks, his brother Gino on drums, and Sanjay Divecha on guitar; 7:30 p.m.; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; tickets start at $30 and go on sale Sept. 8 at www.drphillipscenter.org; for information, call (407) 333-3667.

NOV. 5: MULTI-FAITH WORKSHOP; presented by HSCF Age Group along with Hindu University of America, Chinmaya Mission, CFL, Sikh Society of Central Florida and Interfaith Council of CFL; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; free event; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

NOV. 11: GROUP DANCE COMPETITION; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; 4:30 to 11 p.m.; open seating free for members; $25 front reserved seat online or $35 at the door; for information, email talentshowgscf@gmail.com

DEC. 9-10: MEDITATION TECHNIQUES; presented by spiritual master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj; 2:30 p.m. both days; Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland; for information, call Doug Kruger at (407) 549-3398 or email Doug Kruger at dougk@sos.org

SOUTH FLORIDA (CORAL GABLES/COCONUT CREEK/MIRAMAR/FORT LAUDERDALE)

NOV. 4: INDIAN DREAMZ - ANNUAL GALA 2017; organized by India-US Chamber of Commerce South Florida; 6:30 p.m.; The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; VIP reception with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi; chamber members $225; non-members $250; open bar; to purchase tickets, visit www.indousasfl.com/events

NOV. 4: SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE; performed by Jaan F. Freeman and presented by Diverse Element Dance Company; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Silfida Ballet Academy, 4690 N. State Road 7, 2nd floor, Suite 203, Coconut Creek; $20 admission; RSVP Artistic Director Shawna Hall-Bowden or email dedancecomp@yahoo.com

NOV. 11: ANTAR-YATRA: THE JOURNEY WITHIN; presented by AIM for SEVA; by Sharmila Biswas; Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar; 6 p.m.; free; donations welcome; for information, call Krishna Sridhar at (954) 433-8544 or email aim4sevafl@gmail.com

NOV. 17: NIGHT OF INSPIRATION AND HUMOR WITH MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER DOUG HANSON; organized by Indian Physicians of South Florida; 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.; Horvitz Auditorium, NSU Art Museum, 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $75, VIP $125; for information, call IPOF President Bharat Gupta at (954) 993-5757 or visit www.ipof.org

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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