Badarikashrama, a spiritual and cultural center in San Leandro will be offering a free vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner and concert. Pandit Laksmi Ganesh Tewari, a Hindustani vocalist and retired professor of music at Sanoma State University, will offer an anticipated performance, accompanied by Ravi Gutala on tabla and Vivek Datar on Harmonium. Following the concert will be an international vegetarian dinner.
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