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December 2008 : Events Calendar
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If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to thendral@tamilonline.com. Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event.

 Dec. 06Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Day
 Dec. 09Eid-Al-Adha
Dec. 21Winter Begins
Dec. 25Christmas Day
Jan. 01New Year's Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 3, 4, 8, 15


Dec. 02, 09, 16, 23 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Dec. 03, 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com 

7:45pm. Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques; Venue: Life Bliss Foundation, Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Dec. 04, 11, 18, 25 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

7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

Dec. 06, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga ( SKY ) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre ( WCSC); Venue : Fremont Hindu Temple, Fremont, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com.

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

Dec. 07, 14, 21, 28 Sundays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga ( SKY ) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre ( WCSC); Venue : Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com.

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: http://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 Announcements, Scholarships, Grants, etc.
Fourth Annual SAJA Reporting Fellowships; Aimed at promoting in-depth and follow-up reporting on major events relating to South Asia or South Asians; Open to freelancers and staff journalists; Fellowship will provide grants worth $3000-$7000 for reporting expenses; Deadline for submitting applications: Dec. 15, 11:59pm; Contact: www.saja.org, Laura Griffin, SAJA Administrative Director: sajamember@gmail.com

Christmas Season celebrations at Atlanta Tamil Church
(Dec. 14, Sunday) 5:30pm. Family Sing Song Service; (Dec. 21, Sunday) Children Christmas Program; (Dec. 25, Sunday) 10:30am Christmas Celebration; (Dec. 31, Wednesday) 10:30pm Watch Night Service; All programs hosted at Atlanta Tamil Church, Duluth, Georgia; www.atlantatamilchurch.org; Contact: Rev. Palmer Paramadhas 770.723.1711, pastor@atlantatamilchurch.org

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
7pm. Free Public programs on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 4; Dec. 2-4 Retreat; Venue: Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, Michigan; Contact: www.ammamich.org; 734.995.0029, 510.537.9417

Dec. 14, Saturday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Dec. 03-09, Wednesday-Tuesday
7-10pm (weekdays); 10am-1pm (Saturday); 8am-5pm (Sunday); Free Intro Talk on Dec. 3rd (7-8pm); Discourses, discussions, meditation and Yoga practices by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev; Organized by Isha Yoga; Venue: La Quinta Inn, Berkeley, California; Contact: 510.709.8979, sfo@ishafoundation.org

Dec. 04, Thursday
6pm. South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Annual Meeting and Elections for Board of Directors. See candidate statements at www.saja.org; Venue: Leela Lounge, New York City, New York, Contact: www.saja.org, sajamember@gmail.com

Dec. 05, Friday
Noon. The Future of Energy; Ambassador Richard Jones, Dy. Executive Director, Intl. Energy Agency and David Victor, Director, Energy & Sustainable Development, Stanford University discuss energy and combating climate change; Hosted by World Affairs Council; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org 

Dec. 06. Saturday
8am. Great Composers Day; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Hindu Temple, Bridgewater, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org 

5pm. Muthamizh Vizha; Organized by Missouri Tamil Sangam; Venue: Brentwood High School Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri; Contact: http://www.missouritamilsangam.org

Dec. 09, Tuesday
Noon. The Global Food crisis: Why it happened and what it means; Talk by Dr. Christopher Delgado, Strategy and Policy Adviser, Agriculture and Development, World Bank; Hosted by World Affairs Council; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

5:30pm. Creative Capitalism: The US Financial Market and the politics involved; A talk by Michael Kinsley, Columnist, Time Magazine; Founding Editor of Slate and author of Creative Capitalism; Hosted by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org; Tickets: $12, $18 (non-members)

8pm. Crossing Waters; A multimedia performance presenting the diasporic stories of women, real and mythic who cross boundaries and defy obstacles in search of love; Readings from Muslims of Metropolis; Organized by Author Kavitha Rajagopalan; Venue: The Cell Theater, New York; Contact: kaviraj.typepad.com, kxraja@hotmail.com

Dec. 10, Wednesday
5:30pm. Learning from Losing; A talk by Gary Gwilliam, Attorney; Author of 'Getting a Winning Verdict in my Personal Life' on overcoming personal and professional loss; Practical advice for people in any field; Hosted by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org; Tickets: $12, $18 (non-members)

Dec. 11, Thursday
5:30pm. India: On the Road toward Superpower? - What lies ahead for one of the world's fastest growing and most powerful nations; A panel discussion by Sabeer Bhatia, Founder of Hotmail.com, Rafiq Dossani, Kanwal Rekhi and Ananya Roy, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UC Berkeley; Hosted by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org; Tickets: $12, $18 (non-members)

Dec. 13, Saturday
6:30pm. Christmas Celebrations; Hosted by Boston Thamil Association; Venue: Woburn Elks, Woburn, Massachusetts; Contact: www.bostonthamil.com 

Dec. 20, Saturday
2pm. Grand Year Finale - Children's Talent Show 2008; For children between ages 4 and 16; Hosted by Metroplex Tamil Sangam, Dallas; Venue: The Plaza Theater, Garland Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org

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