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It’s that time of year again! Navratri is around the corner. Many organizations have planned dandia ras and garba events with live music troupes. So it’s time to take out your lehenga cholis, sequinned saris, kurtas, and twirl your dandia sticks as you head to the dancing floor. Here are some dandia events that you can go to.

Northern California venues

Organized by Gujarati Cultural Association (GCA). Music by Sharvari

Dixit and Troupe. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27. 8 p.m. $10 non-members.

California State University, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. (510) 794-1143, (510) 668-0451. www.gcabayarea.com/events.htm

Organized by Jain Center of Northern California. Music by Madhvi and Asim Mehta. Performance will include new raas and garba from their latest CD “Sayabo Maro.” (CD available at event). Oct. 6. Jain Center of Northern California, 722 S. Main St., Milpitas. 8 p.m. onwards. www.jcnc.org

Organized by Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) in association with CLiPS. Fundraiser for Sankara Eye Foundation. Music by Master Dimple Patel and group. Free dandia lessons by sending email to SEFDandiaLessons@gmail.com Oct. 20. 7 p.m San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. $12 online. Free for children 5 and under. Free dandia sticks for first 1000 tickets purchased online. (408) 741-1830, (408) 719-1850. www.giftofvision.org/Dandia2007

Organized by Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) in association with CLiPS. Fundraiser for Sankara Eye Foundation. Music by Madhvi and Asim Mehta. Free dandia lessons by sending email to SEFDandiaLessons@gmail.com Oct. 27. 7:30 p.m. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. $12 online purchase. Free for children 5 and under. Free dandia sticks for first 1000 tickets purchased online. (408) 741-1830, (408) 719-1850.www.giftofvision.org/Dandia2007

Organized by Vibha. Disco Dandia 2007 is a fundraiser for Vibha. Music by Sharvari Dixit. Oct. 19. 7 p.m. Cubberley Auditorium 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. $12. Free for children under 10. (408) 569-8645.dandia@bayarea.vibha.org http://bayarea.vibha.org/dandia

Organized by Vibha. Disco Dandia 2007 is a fundraiser for Vibha. Music by Sharvari Dixit. Oct. 20, 27. 7 p.m. Barrett Ballroom, San Jose State University, 11 S. 9th St., (9th and E. San Fernando St.,) San Jose. $12. Free for children under 10. (408) 569-8645. dandia@bayarea.vibha.orghttp://bayarea.vibha.org/dandia

Organized by Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation. Ekal Dandia as a fundraiser event. Music by Darshana Bhuta and Piyush Nagar. Oct. 13. 7 p.m. Quinlann Community Center (Cupertino Room), 10185 N. Stelling , Cupertino. $15 online, $20/door. (408) 309-1901, (408) 410-2494. (510) 324-2812. www.ekal.orgwww.sulekha.com/ekal

Organized by Indian Cultural Association (ICA). Music by Sejal Josipura, Madhvi and Asim Mehta. Performance will include new raas and garba from their latest CD “Sayabo Maro.” (CD available at event). Oct. 13. 8 p.m. Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, 420-450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale. $10/non-members. (408) 274-9698, (510) 299-9410, (408) 259-8609.

Organized by Tri-Valley Indian Association. Music by Madhvi and Asim Mehta. Performance will include new raas and garba from their latest CD “Sayabo Maro.” (CD available at event). Oct. 20. 8 p.m. Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. www.tviaonline.og

Southern California venues

Organized by Gujarati Cultural Society of Southern California. Oct. 13,19. 8 p.m Artesia High School, 12108 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. (714) 962-6581.

Organized by Gujarati Association of San Diego. Music by Soor Sangeet. Oct. 20. 8 p.m. San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego. (858) 673-4144. www.gasdonline.org

Organized by Pasadena Hindu Temple. Music by Mr. Himanshu Mehta and group. Oct. 19. 8 p.m. Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia. $10. (626) 975-4233.

Organized by Mandir. Oct. 12,13, 19, 26. 9 p.m. Mandir, 16540 Aston St., Irvine. (949) 222-2283. www.mandir.ws

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