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April 2006 Issue
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April 2006: Events Calendar
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If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event.

 Apr. 07Read Across America Day
 Apr. 11Holi
 Apr. 14International Womens Day
 Apr. 16St. Patrick's Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
3, 17, 30

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

Apr . 05, 12, 19, 26 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Apr. 06, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays
1pm - 3pm. Carnatic Radio on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, The program is one hour of carnatic music and Gharana music. Contact: Parag,

7:30-9pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Odd Fellows Temple, Cupertino, California; Contact:

Apr 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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,,

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,,

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; Web:

11am-12:30pm. Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk.,

10am - Tamil Classes for children and adults at various levels; Organized by California Tamil Academy; Venue: De Anza College Campus, Cupertino, California; Contact:

5.30pm - St.John’s Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

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

Chinmaya Mission, California conducts weekly discourses on Bhagavad Gita, Upadesha Saara, Sreemad Bhagavatam, Vedanta Saara, Upadesha Saara, Advaita Vedanta - Ishavasya Upanishad, Advaita Vedanta - Vivekachoodamani and Guided Meditation; Locations: Sandeepany, San Jose; Lincoln High School, San Jose; Washington High School, Fremont; Los Cerros Middle School, Danville; Contact: 408-998-2793;

April 2006
Check out 'The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth' program that opens a world of opportunities for your children; Talent Search for 2nd-4th grades; Deadline: May 31, 2006; Contact: 2006 Scholarships & Grants - Offered by Indo-American Charity Foundation of Houston; Contact: Sushma Bhan 281.492.7575, Radha Thiagarajan 281.496.6700;

Annual Essay Competition; Conducted by Hindu Temple of Atlanta; For Elementary, Middle and High School Students; Submissions need to be made by April. 10th; Contact:;

Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 1st & 2nd
10am-9pm. Spring Music Festival; Organized by South India Fine Arts; SIFA felicitates Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman on his 60-year Mridangam career; Program includes a lecture-demonstration by Sri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Concert by Chitraveena Ravikiran & Party, Nadaswaram by Subhan Kasim & Subhan Babu, Flute concert by Mala Chandrasekhar; Vocal Concert by Gayatri Sankaran; Concert by OS Thyagarajan & party. Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:, Sripathy: 408.644.9751, Srinivasan: 408.666.9343

1:30pm - Sunday - Apr. 2nd; Bharathanatyam performance by Nitya Venkateswaran; Hosted by SIFA; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:,,; Sripathy: 408.644.9751

Apr. 6th to Apr. 14th
7 - 8:30pm - Sri Rama Navami Celebrations; Venue: Balaji Vedic Center, Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes, St. Heights, Michigan; Contact: Temple at 586.826.8711,

Thursday, Apr. 6th
5:30pm - Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, An economist and Co-Author of the book ‘Identity & Violence: The Illusions of Destiny’, presents an inspiring vision of the world based on plurality of identities; Hosted by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office; San Francisco, California; Contact:

Saturday, Apr. 8th
2-5:30pm - A special dance & carnatic vocal concert for MA Center’s Tsunami & Katrina Disaster relief; Presented by Abhinaya Dance Company’s Mythili Kumar and other Abhinaya’s dancers; Venue: Mission City Center of Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact: 408.983.0491,; Tickets: $15 & $25

4pm - 8:30pm - Ramanavami Celebrations - Organized by Shri Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Location: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: 408.564.6704;

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Suraja Raj; Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone Community College, Fremont, California; Contact: Rema & Raj: 510.792.6828

6pm. Arpan - An offering from the students of Nrityasankalpa to the students of Vengal village, Tamilnadu; An evening of classical Bharathanatyam; Venue: Meadow Creek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: Kanya Manoj 404.242.2767, Savitha Vishwanathan 770.623.9266,

6:45pm. - 'Stations of the Cross' & Tamil Mass; Location: St. Joseph Parish Church, Mountain View, California; Contact:

7:30pm (repeats Sunday 2pm) - Margam: The Sacred Path; A production choreographed by Hema & Krithika Rajagopalan; Presented by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center; Chicago, Illinois; Contact: Natya Office: 312.212.1240;

Sunday, Apr. 9th
1-5pm; 2006 Thirukkural Competition; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Competition includes Kural Recitation and Kural Meaning; Open to children from Kindergarten to 12th grade; Venue: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan; Contact: Ganga Radhakrishnan 248.851.6191,

3pm. Chiththirai Kondaattam - A Tamil New Year Program includes staging of Bharathi Naataka Manram’s Raamanujar drama (story by Prof. Indra Parthasarathy) and a light music program by Raagalaya; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothills College, Los Altos, California; Contact: Mani Manivannan: 510.796.2433, Raja Mani 510.396.1720,;

4-7pm. Spring Music Festival; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Concert by Ranjani Gayathri & Party; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:, Sripathy: 408.644.9751, Srinivasan: 408.666.9343

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2006 & Saturday, Apr. 15, 2006
9am-8:30pm - Tamil New Year Day Celebrations - Organized by Balaji Vedic Center, Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes, St. Heights, Michigan; Contact: Temple at 586.826.8711,

Saturday, Apr. 15th
3pm-10pm. Galaata 2006 - Presented by Udavum KarangaL; Celebrate Tamil New Year - Program features Galata Idol, Light Music by 10th anniversary celebrating Pallavi group, Fashion Show, Matinee Madness and more; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills; Contact: Bala: 408.429.9911,; Tickets: $18, $25, $50

3:30pm - Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subramaniam; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: HTCS Auditorium, Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey; Contact:

Sunday, Apr. 16th
4-7pm. Spring Music Festival; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Concert by Sowmya & Party; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:, Sripathy: 408.644.9751, Srinivasan: 408.666.9343

Wednesday, Apr. 19th
7pm - On the Front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan: A Soldier reflects on his combat experience; Meet Steve Countouriotis looks back on 20 years of active service; Hosted by the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council; Venue: Dominican University; San Rafael, California; Contact: 415.293.4600;

Saturday, Apr. 22nd
6pm - Tamil New Year’s Day; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Program features, Songs, Dances & Music, Tamil Quiz, Comedy Skits, Pattukku Pattu and more; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Veera Venugopal 630-922-5847,, Joliet Raghu: 815.436.3135

Friday, Apr. 28th
4-7pm. Spring Music Festival; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Concert by TM Krishna & Party; Venue: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Community Hall, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, Sripathy: 408.644.9751, Srinivasan: 408.666.9343

Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 29th & 30th
1pm - 8pm on Saturday, Noon to 7pm on Sunday - Carnatic Music Festival; Organized by RagaChitra Foundation; Inaugural performances by Ghatam Maestro Shri Vikku Vinayakaram, Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar and Papanasam Ashok Ramani; Performers include, Radhika Murali, Nivedita ShirRaj, Prasanna Venkatesh, VK Raman, Sashikiran & Ganesh; Venue: Divya Dham Mandir, Woodside, New York; Tickets: $50 (2 days); $30 (1day); Contact: 917.515.9164,

Saturday, Apr. 29
4pm - 10th Anniversary Celebrations - Organized by Pushpanjali Dance Academy; Program includes performance by Guru Smt. Meena Logan and performances by Students. Special Guest: Guru Kalaimamani K.J. Sarasa; Venue: CET Performing Auditorium, San Jose, California; Contact: 408.241.5717

Sunday, Apr. 30
3pm & 6pm - KadavuLin KaNgaL - A drama Presented by Krea Creations; Directed by Dheepa Ramanujam; Story by Anand Raghav; Background score by GiriRaj; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Geetha 408.421.7623, Naveen: 510.435.5034, Komala Vilas 408.733.7400,

3-6pm - Student Spring Performance; Performed by Students of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose, California; Contact:

Saturday, May 6
6pm - Innisai Thendral - A benefit concert proudly Presented by Udavum KarangaL; Featuring popular movie melodies with live orchestra; Performed by CS.Ainkaran & Anitha Krishna and other local performers; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: 630.972.0300, Padhu/Subha: 847.392.3973,; Tickets: $7.50, $15 & $20

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