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January 2011: Events Calender
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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.

 Jan. 01New Year's Day
 Jan. 14Pongal
 Jan. 16Thiruvalluvar Day
Jan. 17Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan. 21National Hugging Day
Jan. 23National Handwriting Day
Jan. 26India Republic Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 24, 26


Jan. 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

Jan. 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
7:45-9:15pm. Atmotsava - Silent meditation, readings, chanting, bhajans and stotrams on god, guru and self - followed by prasad; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: www.satramana.org, 831.425.7287

Jan. 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

Jan. 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

Jan. 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.
5:00pm. Communion & Worship Service; Discourses by Rev. Sam Raj, Rev. Shawn Redmond; Special Service on Valentine’s Day; Venue: First Tamil Church of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: 404.276.2661, www.ftcatlanta.org
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

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Jan. 01, Sat. Ganesh Puja (Devotional Songs by Shri Natarajan & Family; Arudhra Darisanam Celebrations), Jan. 09, Sun. Bharathanatyam (by Shreelata Suresh & Students; Thai Pongal Celebrations); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Dec. 03, 2010, Friday
7pm. An evening with a True Hero - CNN Top 10 Hero Narayanan Krishnan of Akshaya Trust; A fundraiser for Akshaya Trust and felicitation to Narayanan Krishnan; Organized by Third Eye Dancers & Bharathakala Natya Academy; Venue: Forsyth Conf. center, Cumming, Georgia; ContactL Sudarsan Srinivasan 770.527.0964

Dec. 04, 2010, Saturday
1pm. Volunteering opportunity at MedShare to pack medical supplies for hospitals providing care; Organized by Medshare.org  in association with Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, 770.323.5858
6pm. Variety Show - Aaduvom, Paaduvom, KoNdaaduvom; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, Texas; Contact: Indrani: 281.693.7480, www.bkmhouston.org
6:45pm. Sayanotsavam - Annamacharya Balaji Sankeerthanavalli - Classical Veena Concert by Smt. Rajeswari Pariti, Ravi Pariti (Veena), Athrey Nadhan (Mridangam); Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.balaji.org

Dec. 08, 2010, Wednesday
6pm. A talk by Premal Shah, Co-founder and President of Kiva; Organized by Commonwealth Club's Social Entrepreneur Series; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

Dec. 11, 2010, Saturday
9am. 10th Annual Thanga Murugan Vizha; Program features praises of Lord Muruga from children to elderly; Venue: Sama Rathi Auditorium, The Hindu temple of greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Bhuvana: 630.922.6954, Devaki: 630.851.1636, www.thangamuruganvizha.com
9:30am. All Composers Day; All day classical music festival with performances by local talent; Organized by Balaji Temple, Aurora; Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.balaji.org, 630.844.2252, balajicultural@googlegroups.com
6pm. Fundraiser for Livermore Hindu Temple; Program features an exciting evening of fun and entertainment; Organized by Hindu Temple, Livermore; Venue: Robert Livermore Community Center, Livermore, California; Contact: www.livermoretemple.org
6:30pm. Monthly Tamil Mass, Rosary, Children Liturgy and Get-together; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St.Joseph's Church, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Dec. 31, 2010, Friday
10pm. New Year Watch Night Service; Organized by: Christ Church of India, San Jose, California; Contact: www.christIndia.org, 408.247.LORD
10:30pm. Watch Night Service - with prayers and worship; Organized by Atlanta Tamil Church; Venue: Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.atlantatamilchurch.org
11pm. New Year Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tmail Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph's Church, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Jan. 08, 2011, Saturday
11am. 131st Jayanthi of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi; Organized by Arunachala Ashrama - Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi Center; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.arunachala.org, 510-656-2752; Free.

Jan. 15, 2011, Saturday
Pongal Vizha 2011; Organized by Missouri Tamil Sangam; Deadline to submit group participation proposals: Dec. 12, 2010; Venue: Brentwood High School, St. Louis, Missouri; Contact: www.missouritamilsangam.org

Jan. 16, 2011, Sunday
2-5:30pm. Children's Eco Education; Program celebrates National Service Day with hands-on ecological activities with expert guidance and eco-volunteers; Hosted by Amrita Bala Kendra (Amma); Venue: MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: dayofservice2011.eventbrite.com

Jan. 18, 2011, Tuesday
6pm. A talk by Author & NY Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas; Author of the book India Calling: An intimate portrait of a nation's remaking; Organized by Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; Venue: Commonwealth Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

Jan. 22, 2011, Saturday
4pm. Adade Creations presents Tamil Comdey Drama Vinnayyum Thaandi Cinemaavaa; Fundraiser for Siddhi Vinayaka Temple; Venue: Rosemont High School, Sacramento, California; Contact: adadecreations@gmail.com, Jayanthi Sridhar: 916.608.9533, Subo: 916.853.1747
5:30pm. Pongal Vizha Kondattam & Pattimandram; Program features songs, instrumental music, dances, mimicry, skits by children & adults; Venue: Lemont Temple Auditorium, Lemont, illinois; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org, Tony Susai: 630.779.4056, Somu Thiru: 630.696.8003, ctspongal@yahoogroups.com

Jan. 23, 2011, Sunday
10:30am-4pm. Pongal Festival Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Program features cultural programs, social gathering, delicious potluck lunch & games for children; Venue: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, Colorado; Contact: www.tamilcolorado.org

Jan. 27, 2011, Thursday
7pm. A talk by Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran, Director, Center for Brain & Cognition, Univ. of California, San Diego; Organized by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

Jan. 29, 2011, Saturday
2pm. Thithikkum Thai Thiruvizha; Program features Pattimandram by Sun TV pugazh Raja, cultural programs by children and adults; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Novi High School, Novi, Michigan; Contact: Balraj Bala: balraj.mts2011@gmail.com, www.mitamilsangam.org

Jan. 30, 2011, Sunday
2pm. Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Columbus Tamil Sangam, Ohio; Venue: TBD; Contact: info@columbusThamilSangam.org, 614.388.8270, www.columbusThamilSangam.org

Feb. 05, 2011, Saturday
5:30pm. Pongal Vizha Kondattam and Pattimandram; Program features Nagaichuvai Pattimandram; Moderated by Pattimandram Raja; Organized by: Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Lemont Temple Auditorium, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Tony Susai: 630.79.4056, Somu Thiru: 630.696.8003, www.chicagotamilsangam.org

Feb. 06, 2011, Sunday
4pm. Concerts by Students of Shruthi Swara Laya, Accompanied by students of Sathguru Vidyalaya; Fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.shruthiswaralaya.com, 510.490.4629; Donation: $10/person

TBD. Pongal Vizha 2011; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: TBD; Contact: Krishna 404.322.5915, Poongothai: 678.907.6962; www.gatamilsangam.org

Feb. 12, 2011, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Supraja Swamy, Student of Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Laysa Dance Company; Venue: The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, California; Contact: 650.704.1720, supraja.arangetram@gmail.com

Feb. 20, 2011, Sunday
4pm. Strokes of Splendor - Celebrating my dance journey - a bharathanatyam solo recital by Meghna Chakraborty - disciple of Guru Smt. Vishal Ramani, artistic director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Tharini Chakraborty 408.205.8469, tharinic@yahoo.com
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