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April 2003 : Events Calendar
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 Apr. 01 Amavasai, April Fools Day
 Apr. 02Telugu New Year
 Apr. 06Daylight Savings Time begins(spring forward!)
 Apr. 11Rama Navami
 Apr. 13Onam, Visu, Palm Sunday
 Apr. 14Tamil New Year
 Apr. 15Tax Day
 Apr. 16Pournami
 Apr. 18Good Friday
 Apr. 20Easter
 Apr. 22Earth Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
6,7,21


Ongoing:
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
6-9am - &Mostly Tamil&, Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contact: Sutha at sutha@mostlytamil.com, www.mostlytamil.com

6pm, 7pm - Kathak Dance Class with Chitresh Das, world-renowned Kathak artist (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 2650 Fulton Street at 3rd AVenue, San Francisco, California. Organized by Cultural Integration Fellowship. Beginners: 6:00 p.m., Advanced: 7:00 p.m. Contact: 415.759.8060, info@culturalintegration.org,www.culturalintegration.org

7:30-9pm - Introduction to Iyengar yoga series. Iyengar Yoga Institute, 2650 Fulton Street (at 3rd Avenue), San Francisco, California. $50 Contact: 415.753.0909, info@iyisf.org, www.iyisf.org

7:30-8:30pm (from 7pm on Apr 21) - Evening Meditation Workshop, United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, California. Free. Contact: 800.475.2369, 707.878.2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
11am-12pm - Sundara Kanda Parayanam (Joint recitation of Sundara Kanda, 5th Canto of Sri Valmiki Ramayana); 1-2pm - Vishnu Sahasranamam at the Learning Center, Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 Sundays
9:30-10am - Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia. Also offering Dance classes, Hatha Yoga, Adult Gita, and Balavihar class. Contact: 770.907.7102, feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

11-11:50am - Tamil Class and Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, Religion, Vishnu Sahasranama, craft, and tabla classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk.info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

11am-12pm - California Tamil Academy conducts Tamil Classes (during regular school Sessions) for Kamba Ramayanam and Silappadikaram at Room Nos. 72 - 74, De Anza College, Cupertino, California. Contact: 408.741.0612, catamilacademy@yahoo.com, www.catamilacademy.org Bala Vihar classes at Chinmaya Mission in Danville, Fremont, Los Altos, and San Jose, California. Curriculum includes Tamil language instruction. Contact: 408.998.2793, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmaya-sanjose/balvihar.html

Apr 1, Tuesday
Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Time and Venue TBA. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Contact: asha@cornell.edu, www.alarmelvalli.com

Apr 2, Wednesday
8:30am-1:30pm - Ramayana Mahayagnam and Ramanavami Celebrations with Valmiki Ramayanam chanting at Fremont Hindu Temple, 3676 Delaware Drive, Fremont, California. Contact: 510.490.9597, www.fremonttemple.com

Apr 4, Friday
7:30pm - Tabla quartette, sarod and violin and the New Maihar Band. Ali Akbar College of Music, 215 West End Avenue, San Rafael, California. Contact: 415.454.6264, www.aacm.org

8pm - Odissi dance performance by Jyoti Rout of Jyoti Kala Mandir at Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 1200 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, California. Contact: 415.681.2731.Theater - &The Return of the Rain Seed.& Time and Venue TBA. Princeton, Minnesota. Contact: ragamala@aol.com, www.ragamala.net

Apr 5, Saturday
9am-4:30pm - Carnatic music workshop by Geetha Bennett; 6:30pm - Veena concert by Geetha Bennett and party Both events are Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA). $40-60. Weigel Hall 277, Ohio State University, 1866 College Road, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Ram Chandrasekar, 614.436.4185, to_ccma@yahoo.com, ccmaoh.tripod.com

5-7pm - Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Sponsored byAsha Dallas, 521 W. State Street, Garland, Texas. $10-30. Contact: 214.495.7270, asha_dallas@ashanet.org, www.ashanet.org/dallas, www.alarmelvalli.com

7pm - Satrang, Aradhana Annual Cultural Show, Breslin Student Event Center, Michigan State University, Michigan. Contact: 517.432.5000

7:30pm - A.R. Rahman in Concert. Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. Contact: 510.472.0506, 925.439.7900.

8pm - Omkaar, Classical Dance. Helm Fine Arts Theater, St.Stephen's School, 2900 Bunny Run, Austin, Texas. Contact: Aruna Naimpally, 512.795.8627

Apr 6, Sunday
2am - Daylight Savings Time begins. Don't forget to set your clocks an hour forward!

9am-3pm - NSF Spelling bee competition, at Hindu Bhavan, Morrisville, North Carolina. Contact: Latha Pamarthi, 919.424.6467, spelling_bee2003@yahoo.com, www.northsouth.org

11:30am-1pm - Ramanavami celebrations with devotional songs by students of Jayashri Varadarajan at Shiva Murugan Temple, 1803 Second Street, Concord, California. Contact: 925.827.0127, info@temple.org, www.temple.org

5:30pm - Sitar and vocal concert in memory of Columbia astronauts. Organized by Harmoni Ventures, at St.John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California. Contact: 510.843.9600, www.harmoniventures.com Spelling bee (junior/senior) and Vocabulary contest. MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Time TBA. Contact: Raghavendra Paturi, 860.434.9381, info@northsouth.org, www.northsouth.org Violin duet by Mysore Manjunath and Nagaraja with S.Raja Rao. Time and venue TBA. Houston, TX. Contact: Vatsa Kumar, 979.244.4193, kumar@kannadaonline.com, www.kannadavrinda.org

Apr 10, Thursday
6pm - Discourse by Amma Karunamayi at Atlanta Unity Church, 4146 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Chamblee, Georgia. Contact: 770.455.8920, www.ipnatlanta.net, www.karunamayi.org

Apr 11, Friday
10am - Lalitha Sahasranama Puja with Amma Karunamayi Ma at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia. 7pm - Evening program. Contact: 770.907.7102, feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

11am - Vocal concert by Lakshmi Shankar. Organized by The Music Circle. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California. Contact: Harihar Rao, 626.449.6987, info@musiccircle.org, www.musiccircle.org

7:30pm - Kirtan in English and Sanskrit, words provided, at Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California. Contact: 650.323.3363, www.anandapaloalto.org

7:30pm - Ramanavami Celebrations at Chinmaya Mission in San Jose, California. Contact: 408.998.2793, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmayamission.org

7:30pm - Hindustani vocal concert, with Pdt. Swapan Chauduri. Ali Akbar College of Music, 215 West End Avenue, San Rafael, California. Contact: 415.454.6264, www.aacm.org

8pm - Sitar and cello duet, with Ravi Shankar. Turner Hall, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute Address: 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Contact: Anubha Dhasmana, 410.889.7084 jhuconcerts@yahoo.com, www.jhu.edu/~ovs/aidjhu/shubhendra.html

(Apr 11-13) Weekend Retreat in Tomales. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street (at 3rd Avenue), San Francisco, California. $295. Contact: 415.626.2442, info@culturalintegration.org, www.culturalintegration.org

Apr 12, Saturday
9am-12pm - 10am - Individual blessing with Amma Karunamayi Ma at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia. Contact: 770.907.7102, feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

9:30am - Classical Music festival at Badarikasharama, 15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, California. Contact: 510.278.2444, www.bharathikalalaya.com

4pm - Carnatic Violin Concert by Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman, Lalgudi Krishnan, and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, with Tiruvaroor Bhaktavatsalam (mridangam) and T Radhakrishnan (ghatam). Fundraiser for Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. CET Auditorium, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, California. Contact: 510.793.4711, 408.746.9907.

5pm - Carnatic Chitravina concert by N.Ravikiran. White Hall, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Dr.Ram Sriram, 770.493.6534, camaga@bellsouth.net

6pm - Classical Music Flute/Santoor Jugalbandhi at Georgia Tech Student Center Theater, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: icmsatlanta@hotmail.com, www.ipnatlanta.net/icms/events.html

6:30pm - Panchali Sabadham, Dance Drama by Kalaimamani Urmila Sathyanarayana. Helms Fine Arts Theater, Austin, Texas. Contact: India Fine Arts Inc., 512.918.1351, prabhakar@austin.rr.com

8pm - Konark: Temple of the Sun, odissi dance performance by Jyoti Kala Mandir. Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 East 14th St, Davis, California. Contact: 415.974.4313, mail@jyotikalamandir.org, www.jyotikalamandir.org Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Time and venue TBA. Los Angeles, California. Contact: ashala@ucla.edu, www.ashanet.org, www.alarmelvalli.com Multicultural Fair, with mehendi and more, by Asha Redlands. University of Redlands, Redlands, California. Time TBA. Contact: Lata Iyer, 909.335.1089, lata_iyer@yahoo.com, www.ashanet.org

Apr 13, Sunday
12-1pm, 3pm - Tamil New Year celebrations with Bharatanatyam by students of Sundara Swaminathan and Meenakshi Kalyanam, at Shiva Murugan Temple, 1803 Second Street, Concord, California. Contact: 925.827.0127, info@temple.org, www.temple.org

2pm - Youthsava dance contest. Organized by India Community Center. 555 Les Coches Street, Milpitas, California. Contact: 408.934.1130.

4:30pm - Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Organized by Kalalaya. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California. Contact: Kamala Chandrasekhar, 408.246.5458, 510.796.5252, kamala@ips.net, www.alarmelvalli.com

Apr 18, Friday
4:30pm - (Apr 18-20) Silent Meditation Retreat, Havens Landing Resort, 19785 Highway 105 west, Montgomery, Texas. Contact: Lakshmi Choudary, 972.262.9977, Texasretreat@karunamayi.org, www.karunamayi.org

8pm - Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Deb Fennel Auditorium, Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road, Tigard, Oregon. Contact: 503.233.8838, info@Kalakendra.org, www.kalakendra.org, www.alarmelvalli.com

Apr 19, Saturday
11:30am-1pm - Chitra Pournami Puja and Sankatahara Chathurthi, with devotional songs by Harini and Krishna Sisters. Shiva Murugan Temple, 1803 Second Street, Concord, California. Contact: 925.827.0127, info@temple.org, www.temple.org

12pm (noon) - Tamil New Year and Vasantha Vizha by Bay Area Tamil Manram, James Logan High School, 1800 H Street, Union City, California. Contact: Siva Sesappan, 510.791.7255, vasantham@bayareatamilmanram.org, www.bayareatamilmanram.org

(Apr 19-27) - Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. 3447 Granton A venue, Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Aradhana Comittee, 216.476.1604, mony@aradhana.org, www.aradhana.org

Apr 20, Sunday
5:30pm - Tamil Easter Worship Service at Northridge United Methodist Church, Northridge, Event incudes, 'Easter Egg Hunting for children', Contact: John David tamilchristianfellowship@ourchurch.com, David Nesamony DNesamony@aol.com

7pm - Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. Waetjen Auditorium, Cincinnati State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: 216.476.1604, mony@aradhana.org, www.aradhana.org, www.alarmelvalli.com

Apr 25, Friday
5:30pm - &Woman by Woman& documentary about women in rural India. Philips Hall 101, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Contact:asha@cornell.edu, www.alarmelvalli.com

6:30-9pm - Music Workshop by Lalgudi Jayaraman. $15 or $25. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 465 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact: Durga Krishnan, 508.481.7842, dkrishnan@attbi.com, www.merufoundation.org

8pm - Classical Violin Duo Concert by Ganesh-Kumaresh and ensemble, PSU Lincoln Hall - Room 75, 1620 SW Park Av, Portland, Oregon. Contact: 503.531.7266, info@rasika.org, www.rasika.org

Apr 26, Saturday
9am - Gita chanting competition at Chinmaya Mission in San Jose, California. Contact: 408.998.2793, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmayamission.org

5pm - Carnatic vocal by Aruna Sayeeram. Hindu Temple of Atlanta, 5851 Highway 85, Riverdale, Georgia. Contact: Dr.Ram Sriram, 770.493.6534, camaga@bellsouth.net

5:30pm - Grand Violin Concert by Lalgudi Jayaraman, Lalgudi Krishnan, and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, N. Andover, Massachusetts. Contact: Durga Krishnan, 508-481-7842, dkrishnan@attbi.com

6pm - Carnatic vocal by Sudha Raghunathan. Jones Auditorium, St.Edwards University, Austin, Texas. Contact: India Fine Arts Inc., 512.918.1351, prabhakar@austin.rr.com

6:30pm - 'Asha Tarang' - A Carnatic Vocal Concert by Rose Muralikrishnan - Organized by ASHA for Education; Tom Bradley International Hall; Contact: Murali Mani 310.621.5192, N. Muralikrishnan - 562.802.8462; www.rosemuralikrishnan.com

8pm - Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli, Natyashiromani. St. Paul Student Center Theater, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. $18-20. Contact: 612.824.1968, ragamala@aol.com, www.ragamala.net, www.alarmelvalli.com

8pm - Classical Violin Duo Concert by Ganesh-Kumaresh and ensemble, Seattle Art Museum Downtown, 100 University Street, Seattle, Washington. Contact: 206.654.3100, info@rasika.org, www.rasika.org

Apr 27, Sunday
4pm - Carnatic Violin concert by Manjunath and Nagaraj. $14-18. MITHAS, MIT Wong Auditorium, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact: Venkat, 781.647.9522

5-11pm - Kanmaniye, a Tamil light music concert, Anthems for Vision (Sankara Eye Foundation), by Tillana. Chabot College of Performing Arts, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California. Contact: 866.726.5272, thillana1947@yahoo.com Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Relay For Life Cancer Walk. Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Anshu Mohllajee, 734.276.6886, amohllaj@umich.edu, www.ipnatlanta.net
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