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August 2009 Issue
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August 2009: 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. Events Compilation assistance by Ms. Lakshmi Subramaniyam, Minnesota.

 Aug. 09Book Lovers' Day
 Aug. 13Krishna Jayanthi
Aug. 15Independence Day
Aug. 15National Relaxation Day
Aug. 19National Aviation Day
Aug. 21Senior Citizens' Day
Aug. 22Ramadan Begins
Aug. 23Vinayagar Chaturthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 2, 24, 26, 30


Aug. 04, 11, 18, 25 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Aug. 05, 12, 19, 26 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

Aug. 06, 13, 20, 27 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

Aug. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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

Aug. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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, tamil@faithtroy.org Web: http://www.faithtroy.org/tamil
10-11:30am. Satsang - silent meditation, discourse by Nome on Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry, recitation and readings from the Upanishads; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: 831. 425.7287, www.satramana.org; Free.
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
10 am. East West Tamil Service; Venue: Dr.Francis James, 32,Blakely, Irvine, California. Contact: Rev. Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714-828-3181, NGnaniah@aol.com

Grants & Fellowships
National Health Journalism Fellowship offered by USC's Annenberg School of Journalism; Fellows receive free tuition, meals, travel, lodging and includes $2000 stipend upon completion of project; For applications and more information, visit www.reportingonhealth.org; Contact: 213.437.4419, cahealth@usc.edu

Youth Camp, Minnesota (Aug. 13-16; Thurs.-Sunday)

8.30am. 2009 Hindu Mandir Youth Camp; Activities include Crafts, Stories, Slokas, Games, Yoga for children between 6 - 14 years old; Venue: Hindu Temple, Maple Grove, Minnesota; Contact: vishaldutt30@yahoo.com, 651-206-4087, http://www.hindumandirmn.org; Ticket: $150 for every child and $75 for every parent.

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Aug. 02, Sun. (Adi Perukku Puja, Devotional Songs by Sri. Raghavan Manian), Aug. 09, Sun. Mahasankatahara Chaturthi (Pushpanjali Dance Academy), Aug. 16, Sun. Krishna Jayanthi (Devotional Songs by Anuradha Suresh), Aug. 23, Sun (Ganesh Chathurthi, Devotional Songs by Jayashree Varadarajan); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Aug. 5-8 (Wed. - Saturday)
7pm. Lecture Series on Karma Yoga (Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3); Discourse by Brahmachari Prabodh Chaitanya, resident acharya of Chinmaya Mission, San Jose; Organized by Fremont Hindu Temple; Venue: Main Hall, Fremont Hindu Temple, Fremont, California; Contact: Anita Kapoor @ 510.659.0655, templeadmin@fremonttemple.org

Aug. 8, Saturday
1pm. GATS Community Service at MedShare International; Organized by Charity Committee of Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam (GATS); Venue: Medshare, Decatur, Georgia; Contact: Martin Vincent martinvincent2507@yahoo.com, Abhay Radhakrishnan - abayr@yahoo.com
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. TNS.Krishna, Violin by Papanasam Gopal Kumar, Mridangam by Ram Sriram; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (CAMAGA); Venue: John's Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: www.camaga.org, Dr. Ram Sriram: 770.493.6534
5pm. Yagna - Yathra; Life is ...but a journey & sacrifice; A thematic presentation based on experts from Great Indian Epics; Performances by Ramya Kuchibhatla, Anu Ramachandran & Anjali Kuchibhatla; Organized by Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.shrikrupa.org, Latha & Ravi: 408.929.4562, Dilip: 408.558.7016
6pm. Tamil Service; Venue: Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S. Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, California. Contact: Rev.Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714-828-3181, NGnaniah@aol.com
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Aug. 09, Sunday
Silambam Training - Learn this unique martial arts from World Champion Master Senthil Jothi Kannan; Week-long training; Venue: St. Louis, Missouri; Contact: palaniappan1060@charter.net, 314.749.3327, Sivashankar 314.495.8817; www.missouritamilsangam.org

Aug. 15, Saturday
10am. Festival of India - 13th Anniversary Celebrations; Program features India's 62nd Independence Day Celebrations; Organized by India American Cultural Association (IACA); Venue: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia; Contact: www.myiaca.org
10:30am. Annual Summer Picnic - Open event to know the community; Program features Art & Coloring activity for children, Games - Cricket, Volleyball and good food; Venue: Lake Dixon, Escondido (San Diego), California; Contact: www.sdts.org
5pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Sindura Ravichandran; Disciple & Student of Guru Mythili Kumar and Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org
6pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Ambika Murali; Disciple & Student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan & Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com, 847.923.0716, ambikaArangetram@gmail.com

Aug. 16, Sunday
Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Avani Miriyala; Disciple & Student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

Aug 21, Friday
8pm. Ramana Darshanam - Readings, with commentary and dialogues, by Nome from the book, 'Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi'; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: 831.425.7287, www.satramana.org; Free.

Aug. 22, Saturday
10am. 39th Annual Picnic; Program features an afternoon of fun filled summer activities, games and Guest of Honor Writer Jeyamohan; Venue: Seager Park, Naperville, Illinois; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org, mcsekar@hotmail.com, rraghura@jjc.edu, myseeni@yahoo.com

Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Vidya Govind; Disciple & Student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

Aug. 23. Sunday
Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Vidya Visvabharathy; Disciple & Student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

Aug. 29, Saturday
8am. 5th Annual Sankara iWalk - A fundraiser for Vision; 5K/10K & Half Marathon; Organized by Sankara Eye Foundation; Venue: Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.giftofvision.org/iwalk, info@giftofvision.org, 1-866-SANKARA
11am. GATS Family Picnic 2009; Program features fun filled games for Teens & Children, Musical Chair, Games (Carrom, Tennikoit, etc.), Face Painting; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam (GATS); Venue: Tribble Mill Park, Grayson, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org,
4pm. Summer Picnic; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: Berkeley Lake Park, Denver, Colorado; Contact: www.tamilcolorado.org
5:30pm. Guzarish - A 3-hour Bollywood style songs & Dance Spectable; Program features Bay Area's local singers and Mona Sampath Dance Company; Venue: West Valley College, Saratoga, California; Contact: Mangala Kishen: 650.969.0421, mangala@yahoo.com

Aug. 30, Sunday
3:30pm. Mridangam Arangetram of Gopal Ravindhran; Disciple & Student of Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan & Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: 510.490.4629, www.shruthiswaralaya.com
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