October 2nd

                  Vijayadashami Pooja at Saaket – Tuesday, Oct 4th: 

                  We cordially invite you and family to Vijayadashami Pooja at Chinmaya-Saaket (17701 Davenport Road, Dallas, TX 75252) Tuesday evening @7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. You may bring your offering of flowers, fruits or naivedya item(s) to the pooja.  

                  Daily Evening Aarati at Saaket: 

                  We’re resuming evening aarati at Saaket, from Wednesday Oct. 5th. It’ll be daily @7:15 p.m. Please make it convenient to participate.

                  Volunteering at Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB), Saturday, Oct. 8th:


                  • CMDFW members ages 12 and up who are fully vaccinated can sign up. Only 30 slots available! 
                  • One adult chaperone required per 3 youths between the ages of 12-13
                  • 3 service hours per shift will be provided for students 
                  • You can sign up no matter where you live!

                   WHEN & WHERE:

                  Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB): Saturday, October 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm (arrive by 8:45 am). TAFB is located at 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107


                  • Volunteers will be in the distribution center performing a variety of tasks, including inspecting/sorting canned goods and packing boxes before they are sent out to their partner agencies in 13 counties.


                  QUESTIONS? Please email seva@cmdfw.org.  You may also request to be put on a waiting list if the slots are full, by emailing us the name, if an adult or child, phone number and date/location.


                  Garba Raas at CMDFW – Saturday, 10/8/22: 

                  • Evite w/ details have been shared with all the members 
                  • It’s going to be held at: Chinmaya-Chitrakoot, @ 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
                  • The event is free for CMDFW members … Please RSVP at http://evite.me/Y4sbhPtw3D
                  • to help us plan for the evening.
                  • You are encouraged to bring 1 lb of Indian sweets (mithai) or cut fruit per family to share in the festivities.  Dandiya sticks and light snacks will be provided.
                  • There are opportunities for middle and high school students and adults. Please sign up here: Volunteer signup for Garba Raas
                  • Please contact membership@cmdfw.org if you are interested in sponsoring pooja or have any questions.


                  Cultural/Language Classes: 

                  Hindi classes have started at all centers and Kannada at Saaket. Please register online to take advantage of the various cultural classes.

                  Also, those who are attending cultural classes must register online to receive class-specific communications and to obtain direct access to the teachers for class absences and other class related matters.

                  Questions? Please contact cultural classes coordinator Arun Venkatraman at: avenkat@yahoo.com 

                      Thank you and HariH OM!