Subject: Durga Puja 2003 tentative schedule
Dated: Sep 11, 2003
Dear Member,

There are few very intersting items we have during Durga Puja this
year. We will be getting a Dakhi from Kolkata to enchant you with the
traditional drum beats.

We will have a banquet on Oct 4th as a fund raising dinner for the
construction of Durga/Kali Bari.

The schedule below tells you more about the cultural programs we have
during this year's Durga Puja.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2003-2004
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Your current membership status is: UNCONFIRMED
If your membership status is UNCONFIRMED, here is a link you can click
to register online quickly before time runs out.

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Our discounted rate positively ends on September 30th, and if you have
not taken advantage of the low rates, please do so. Here are some
facts that will help you make your decision. It also answers some
common questions that we have received over the past couple of weeks.

Fact 1: All programs at Durga Puja, including local and professional
programs, are FREE for annual Prabasi members and donors.

Fact 2: Annual membership rates are going up on Sep 30th. More info
about rates are at http://prabasi.org/membership 
Fact 3: You can also buy individual tickets for the professional
programs.

You also have a choice to send your payment via check. Please find out
what your new membership fees is, and send a your check made payable
to "Bay Area Prabasi, Inc." to:

Bay Area Prabasi, Inc.
P.O. Box 2116
Fremont CA 94536

SCHEDULE FOR DURGA PUJA 2003
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The following is the tentative schedule for Durga Puja 2003. The most
updated schedule will be available from the web-site. We will notify
you about the web-address in the next email broadcast.

FRIDAY OCT 3RD:
Puja Starts: 5:00 PM
Bodhan:	5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Arati:	6:15 PM - 6:30PM
Anjali:	6:30PM - 6:45 PM
Dinner for Donor members: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Local Mahalaya:	7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Local Drama:	9:30 PM - 11:30 PM


SATURDAY OCT 4TH:
Puja Starts:	10:00 AM
Anjali:	12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Bhog: 	1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Children / Youth Program:	11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Prasad Distribution:	12:00 Noon
Khichuri Distribution: 	12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM
Bengali Movie Premier Show:	3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Arati:	7:00 PM  - 8:15 PM
Dinner: 	8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Banquet:	8:00 PM  -  9:30 PM
Cultural Program (Performance by Bhoomi): 10:00 PM - 12:00 PM

SUNDAY OCT 5TH:
Puja Starts:	11: 00 AM
Anjali:	12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM
Santir Jol - Biswarjan:	12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Sindur Khela:	1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Children / Youth Art Competition: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Dhunochi and Biswarjan Dance:	1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch for Donor Members: 12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM
(Annual members can buy lunch from vendor on site)
Local Dance:	3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cultural Program (Lopamudra Mitra): 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

VENUE AND DIRECTIONS
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Durga Puja will be celebrated at Chabot College, Hayward.

Venue:
      Performing Arts Center
      Chabot College
      25555 Hesperian Blvd.
      Hayward, CA 94545
Phone:
      (510) 786-6600

Chabot College Performing Arts Center is centrally located in the San
Francisco East Bay Area south of Oakland (in Hayward) near the
intersection of Hwy. 880 & Hwy 92 West (San Mateo Bridge).

Parking permits may be required on certain days.

Friday, October 3th: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Parking Permit: $1.00
Saturday, October 4th: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Parking Permit: $1.00
Sunday, October 5th: Free

CHILDREN'S SHOW
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For the children's show, you need to contact Sushmita Datta at
datta99@yahoo.com or call her at 408-268-7110.
See http://prabasi.org/CGI/letterdetails.cgi?letter=letter0150 for more details.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 09/11/2003
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