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September 2014 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

 ZANT CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS CLASS

 Our children’s religious class will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Please be at the ZANT Center by 10:45 a.m. so we can have the Prayers & Tandarosti for kids in the Prayer Room at 11 a.m. before the Religious Class.

For further details about the Religious Classes, please contact Pearl P. Balsara.

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VOHU MANAH GROUP

 DATE: Sunday September 14, 2014

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: ZANT Center

TOPIC: A Pilgrimage to India, by Saghar Behroozi and her family.

With the school year beginning in September, we invite you to join us for many interesting and inspiring activities of the Vohu Manah Group. We meet at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, following the children’s religious classes. The format for the upcoming months will be a presentation by one of our members for about 40 minutes, followed by questions and comments from the audience. As we have learned in the past, we all have a great deal of information and knowledge to share… and no matter how much we already know, we always learn something new at each meeting.

In September, Saghar Behroozi, will be presenting her impressions of their recent pilgrimage trip to India. Saghar and her family are of Iranian descent, but have been a big part of ZANT since its inception. Being very interested in history, Saghar always wanted to visit India to get a first-hand look at the environment that has shaped our community. We thought it would be very interesting to see India through her eyes and hear about their trip. There will be a slide presentation in addition to the story behind some of the historical monuments, and some shared facts about the history of Iran and India Please join us for an afternoon of travel adventures in India.

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 YOUTH SPORTS GROUP

 Below please find the rental gym schedule for youth volleyball and basketball every Saturday from 4:30 to 6pm till end of October. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE (due to unavail-ability of previous time). The gym was not available on October 4rd due to all day tournament.

September 6. 13. 20. 27 AND October 11, 18, 25

Located at 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound, TX  75028

For questions please contact Rostam Dinyari .

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 MEHERGAN

DATE: Saturday, October 4, 2014

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: ZANT Center

Please save the date for our upcoming Mehergan celebration. A Mehergan table will be set up and we will have prayers followed by a community potluck. We are looking for volunteers for this years function, please contact Monaz Karkaria if you can help.

Come join in our celebration!

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 Caring, Sharing, Daring – Living Life to the Fullest

YOGA with Mitra Valatabar

Date: -September 28th, 2014 (last Sunday of the month).

Time: -Starts at 2:00 pm sharp for a duration of 1-1/2 hour.

Arrival time suggested is 1:30 pm to warm up and get ready. It would be best not to

eat 2 hours prior (after 12:00 pm).

Venue: – ZANT Center, 1605 Lopo Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028Clothes: -Wear comfortable workout clothes.

Yoga Mat: -Please bring a mat if you have one. Mitra has some extra mats if you do not have one.

Snack: -3:30 pm we will all share a pot luck health conscious snack

Evites: -Mary and Rakshi will be sending out the evites as usual. So log on and sign up.

We love reading your comments.

Mitra’s website: http://niyamayogadallas.com/

Brief Bio data of our instructor: Fitness was always Mitra’s interest as since childhood. She started by teaching aero-bics 35 years ago. Unfortunately, after a sciatic injury she started learning yoga at a local studio named Ranjana. One year lat-er, Mitra began to teach yoga and that was how she started her career in yoga. Yoga for Mitra is more than just move-ment. She was a dedicated student and felt privileged to have studied under some of today’s most knowledgeable instructors, including Lex Gillian, Amrit Desai, T.K.V. Desikachar, Adil Palkhivala , Eric Schiffmam and Amy Weintraub. Her experience with each of these yoga instructors has influenced her teaching style.

bring your lady friends along, that enjoy the ZANT community! Please send in your suggestions as to what you would like to do in October, November and December. We are thinking ZUMBA! Facebook page: Search for ZANT Ladies Club and join.

ZLC Coordinators: Mary Tengra, Rakshi Dhalla and Neenaaz DiLucci

 

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the September 2014 Newsletter.

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February 2014 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Zoroastrian Association of North Texas celebrates 25 years!

In honor of our 25th anniversary and Norouz, the Zoroastrian Association of North Texas (ZANT) is holding a Gala event like no other in its history.

The formal ‘dinner and dance’ event will include a fashion extravaganza, titled “Threads Across Time and Continents,” showcasing the history of Zarathushtis from Gayomard to modern day times, followed by a traditional dinner on a patra consisting of a host of Parsi and Irani favorites.  Once everyone has eaten to their hearts’ content, they are free to dance the night away till the wee hours.

ZANT 25th Anniversary Gala and Norouz Celebration
When:  Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time:  7:00 pm
Where:  Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas

There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

- 02/01: ZANT Service Project
– 02/09 & 03/09: Children’s Religious Class
– 03/15: Gahanbar Panjeh
– 03/16: Prayers for the departed
- 03/22: ZANT 25th Anniversary Gala & Nouruz Celebration

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the February 2014 Newsletter.

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December 2013 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

ZANT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
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ZANT became official on April 23, 1989. Next year there is a reason to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! The ZANT Board has decided to keep the party going all year long, with every event we host we celebrate this special milestone.

Our community has grown immensely over the past 25 years and ZANT has much to be proud off. Our Children’s Religious class has been a staple for many years, our religious and cultural celebrations are well attended, and we now have a Center that we can call our Zoroastrian home.

Please note the calendar of events below. If you would like to volunteer as an Event Directory, we welcome your participation. With new ideas and increased involvement from our members, we all flourish and benefit as Zoroastrians practicing our unique religion and culture in North America!

We look forward to a fabulous 25th year for ZANT!

There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

- 12/08: Children’s Religion Class
– 12/08: ZANT 25th Anniversary Entertainment Program Meeting
– 12/12: ZLC Event
– 12/21-22: Jashn-e-Yalda
– 12/28: Zarathushtra’s Death Anniversary

2014
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– 01/12: Children’s Religion Class
– 01/12: ZANT AGM
– 01/25: Jashn-e-Sadeh

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the December 2013 Newsletter.

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November 2013 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Hi All! There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

- 11/02: Diwali Mela
– 11/03: Sports Day
– 11/08 and 11/09: ZANT Garage Sale
– 11/10: Children’s Religious Class
– 11/10: Children’s Arts & Craft Class
– 11/10: Vohu Manah meeting
– 11/16: Dandia Night
– 11/24: Nouroz Show: Parents/Kids Meeting
– 11/29 and 11/30: Youth Lock-in

The New ZANT Membership Form (2013-1014) has been posted. Please fill in and mail at your earliest convenience.

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the November 2013 Newsletter.

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October 2013 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Hi All! There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

- 10/05: Mehregan function
– 10/13: Children’s Religious Class
– 10/13: Children’s Arts & Craft Class
– 10/13: Vohu Manah meeting
– 10/26: Costume Party & ZLC Event

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the October 2013 Newsletter.

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September 2013 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

- 09/01: Teen/youth lunch and movie outing
– 09/08: Children’s Religious Class
– 09/08: Children’s Arts & Craft Class
– 09/08: Vohu Manah meeting
– 09/29: ZLC event

MESSAGE FROM THE ZANT BOARD

As August ends and cooler temperatures prevail, our children are ready to go back to school and university. We hope they had a wonderful and relaxing summer and can now look forward to some great days of learning.

ZANT will also be commencing our Religious Classes along with the Arts & Crafts classes. The Vohu Manah group will also begin its discussions for adults and older teens. We hope all of you can participate in these monthly activities and enjoy new friendships and get a better understanding and knowledge of our religion. We wish all our school and university students a fruitful year!

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the September 2013 Newsletter.

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August 2013 Newsletter & Upcoming Events

There are several exciting ZANT events planned over the next couple months, Please refer to the events tab / calender for more information.

-08/10: Anand Bazaar
-08/11: High tea with Spenta Armaiti
-08/13 through 08/16: Muktad prayers followed by pot-luck dinner
-08/17: Seminar for college-bound kids and their parents
-08/17: Muktad prayer jashan followed by dinner
-08/24: Shahenshahi New Year event

For the latest community news and more information regarding these events, check out the August 2013 Newsletter.

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