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 Feb. 02Groundhog Day
 Feb. 04Super Bowl Rosa Park’s Birthday
 Feb. 05Mardi Gras
 Feb. 07Chinese New Year
 Feb. 14Valentine's Day; National Organ Donor Day
 Feb. 18World Presidents Day, Washington's Birthday
 Feb. 22World Thinking Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
1, 3, 11, 18, 24, 25


Feb. 05, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Feb. 06, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.shirdisaiparivaar.org, 408-705-7904

Feb. 02, 09, 16, 23 Saturdays
9am. Sakthi TV presents half hour Tamil Programming in your local channel line-up. Program can be viewed in Channel 29 in Fremont; Channel 28 in Hayward, Union City, Alameda, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley; Channel 27 in Newark; Programs include, Tamil Karnatic &; Light Music, Pattimanram, Potti, Teledrama and Event coverage from the Bay Area; www.saktitv.com

5:00pm - 6:30pm. Exploring Meditation - Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Feb. 03, 10, 17, 24 Sundays
Bala Vihar classes at Chinmaya Mission in Danville, Fremont, Los Altos, San Jose, and San Ramon, California. Curriculum includes Tamil language instruction; Contact: 408.998.2793, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmaya-sanjose.org/balvihar.html

9:30am-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

9:30-10:30am. TAMIL WORSHIP; Venue: Faith Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 37635 Dequindre Road, Michigan (Between 16 &;17 Mile Road); Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexander 248.402.8040; tamil@faithtroy.org Web: www.faithtroy.org/tamil

5.00 p.m. EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise &; worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah 586.435.7057 / sunilruth@comcast.net

5:30pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, Queens, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

5:pm to 6pm (EST). 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at www.wpon.com; Archives at www.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

General Interest, Competitions, Scholarships:
SAJA 2008 Journalism Annual Scholarship for high school, College and Graduate Students; Applications are due by 11:59am (Pacific time), Friday, Feb. 15, 2008; Contact: Monika Mathur monikamathur@gmail.com, Aseem Chhabra - chhabs@aol.com; www.saja.org/events/scholarship.html

Call for Entries; 2nd Annual Moonbeam Children's Book Awards; Open to authors, illustrators and publishers of children's books written in english and intended for North American audience; Books published in 2007 and 2008 can be submitted; Awards will be given in 29 categories from Children's poetry to Environmental issues; Presented by Jenkins Group and Independendent Publishers Online; Contact: Jim Barnes 1800.644.0133 x1011, www.moonbeamawards.com

Feb. 01 &; 02, Fri. &; Saturday
1pm (Fri.) and 8am-6pm (Sat.) South Asia Cinema Conference; Conference features papers on aspects of Media and Tamil &; Indian Cinema; Organized by South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania; Venue: Logan Hall, South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania; Contact: www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/

Feb. 02, Saturday
3pm. Pongal Vizha 2008; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Program includes Tamil Movie Dance, Drama, Classical Dance, Skits, Children's Talent Show, Carnatic vocal &; instrumental music; Venue: Littleton High School Auditorium, Littleton, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org, netamilsangam@yahoo.com; Tickets: $5, Children under 5 - Free.

Feb. 04, Monday
7pm. Bharathanatyam Demonstration of the art form &; Performance by Students and Dancers of Natya Dance Theater; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Kennedy Junior High, Lisle, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com; Free.

Feb. 06, Wednesday
6pm. Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures and Yours; Organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Hosted by Asia Society; Venue: Asia Society, New York, New York; Contact: www.asiasociety.org; Tickets: $15, $20

Feb. 07, Thursday
6pm. Stuck in a cold war mentality? Reconfiguring US policies toward Asia - A talk by William Overholt, Asia Policy Chair and Director, Center for Asia Pacific Policy, Rand Corporation; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org; Tickets: Member (free), Non-Members ($15)

Feb. 9th &; 23rd (Saturdays)
9:30-10:30am. Thamil Class; Organized by Boston Thamil Association of New England; Venue: First Parish Church, Bedford, Massachusetts; Contact: www.bostonthamil.com, Ms. Chelvi Rajadurai 781.944.4128, Mr. Kailas Aravinthan 978.264.0478

Feb. 09, Saturday
4pm. Pongal Festival; Organized by Bharathi Thamizh Sangam; Program features Patti Manram, Children's program, Classical and folk music and dance; Venue: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Govindarajan 408.394.4279

6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Feb. 16 &; 17, Sat. &; Sunday
8:30am. Great Composers' Day Celebrations; Program features individual and group singing of the compositions of Sri Purandaradasa, Thyagaraja, Shyama Sastri and Muthuswamy Dikshitar; Venue: Temple Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: www.camaga.org, camaga@bellsouth.net

Feb. 16, Saturday
8am-7:30pm. Thyagaraja Aradhana; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Program features individual &; group singing of Thyagaraja Kritis by Bay Area Musicians; Venue: ICC, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org; Free.

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Anusha Mangalampalli; Disciple of Guru. Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.lasya.org

Feb. 17, Sunday
4pm. Muruga Charanam (music) &; Jaya Jaya Devi (dance) - A benefit concert for Shiva Murugan Temple; Presented by students of Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: ggavimal@sbcglobal.net; Tickets: $15, $10.

Feb 22 &; 23, Fri. &; Saturday
7pm. Solo Bharthanatyam Performance by Ms. Rasika Kumar - A San Jose Dance Co-Choreography Event; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Dance Theatre at San Jose State University, San Jose, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org, 408.983.0491, abhinaya_sj@yahoo.com

Feb. 23, Saturday
5.00pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram by Megha Ranganathan; Disciple of Guru. Smt. Mythili Kumar, Artistic Director, Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose; Accompanied by Smt. Asha Ramesh (vocal), Smt. Shanthi Narayanan (violin), Sri. N. Narayanan (mridangam) and Sri. Ragavan Manian (flute); Venue: CET, San Jose, CA 95110; Contact: Prema Ranganathan premaranganathan@sbcglobal.net; Free.

5:30pm. Divine Rhythms - A classical dance Performance by Singarmani Dr. Uma Vyjayanthimala Kallakuri and students of Nrityamala Dance Academy; Venue: Balaji Temple, Chicago, Illinois; Contact: 630.844.2252, www.balaji.org

6pm. Bharathanatyam Concert by Mathangi Srinivasan; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association of Ohio; Venue: Dublin Community Recreation Center, Dublin, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org;

Tamil Lenten &; Meaningful Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Feb. 24, Sunday
10am-1pm. Morning of Carnatic Music; Program features Vadya Vrindha by senior instrumentalists of the Bay Area and a vocal concert; Jointly Presented by SIFA &; ICC; Venue: ICC, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org, www.indiacc.org; Free

Mar. 01, 2008
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Shruthi Gopal; Disciple of Guru Preetha Sheshadri, Artistic Director of Kalaniketan School of Indian Music and Dance; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Gopal Sundaram gopalsundaram@yahoo.com, 408.260.1656; Free.

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