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December 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.

 Dec. 07Civil Aviation Day
 Dec. 10Human Rights Day
 Dec. 11Intl. Children's Day
Dec. 12Bharathiyaar Birthday
Dec. 25Christmas
Dec. 31New Year's Eve
Jan. 01New Year's Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 1, 5, 14


Dec. 06, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Dec. 07, 14, 21, 28 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

Dec. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Fridays
7:15pm - 8:30pm. GATS-CTA Tamil Classes at Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: Ravi Palaniappan: raviclri@hotmail.com, 678.799.1212

Dec. 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 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
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio - Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @ www.arimausa.com

Dec. 04, 11, 18, 25 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

9:00am-10:15am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: Valli Sundaram: vallisundaram@yahoo.com, Dr. Kalai Parthiban: 404.831.3282
9:30am - 10:45am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School, Cumming, Georgia; Contact: Sundari Kumar: principal.gats_cma@catamilacademy.org
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
10am (English) 11:30am (Tamil) 1pm (Hindi). Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656 x301, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

Fellowships & Awards
3rd Immigration in the Heartland Fellowship program - Immigration in the Heartland: the 2012 Elections & Beyond' Conducted by Institute of Justice and Journalism and is a joint project of Univ. of Oklahoma and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism; Fellowship will examine the contentious immigration issues at the local, state and federal levels and the 2012 election; Deadline for applications: Jan. 17, 2012; Contact: http://immigrationinthehearland.wordpress.com, ijj@justnews.org

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) seeks nominations for two journalism awards in the categories of Books & Articles and Investigative Journalism; For more details, contact: www.asja.org/awards, Deadline: Jan. 13, 2012

2012 Grantham Prize invites submissions of works in non-fiction - published, broadcast or posted online in the US & Canada in 2011. For more details, contact: www.granthamprize.org; Deadline: Jan. 9, 2012 (books), Jan. 30, 2012 (other media).

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Thursday, Dec. 08, Thirukarthigai Deepam Puja; Saturday, Dec. 24, Hanuman Jeyanthi Puja; Sunday, Jan 1st Happy New Year - Devotional Music by Shri Natarajan & Family; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 - 10am - Family Sing Song Service;
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 - 10AM: Youth & Children’s Christmas, Gift by Santa;
Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 - 10AM: Atlanta Tamil Church Christmas Service;
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 - 10:30PM: Watch Night Service - with prayers and worship;
Venue: Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.atlantatamilchurch.org, 770.723.1711

Dec. 03, 2011, Saturday
3pm. Thamizh Isai Thiruvizha - A festival of Thamizh Music, Special General Body Meeting to resolve membership fee increases, use of calendar year and TNF 2012 participation & planning; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

Dec. 04, 2011, Sunday
Readings by members of Tamil ilakkiya kottam; Venue: Milpitas City Library, Milpitas, California; Contact: tamil_ilakkiyam@googlegroups.com
2:30pm. Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage; Performed by Natya dancers; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Indo-American Center, Chicago, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com, www.indoamerican.org

Dec. 08, 2011, Thursday
6pm. Annual South Asian Journalists Association Holiday Party Mixer; SAJA election results announced prior to the party; Organized by SAJA; Venue: West 3rd Common Bar, New York; Contact: www.saja.org

Dec. 09, 2011, Friday
Annapoorna - Food donation and serving; Organized by Bharathi Tamil Sangam; Contact: Nithyavathi Sundaresh: 510.687.1950, Arutselvan: 916.316.6954

Dec. 10, 2011, Saturday
3pm. Bharathiyar Vizhaa; Program features Children’s competition, adult and children cultural programs; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bridgewater Venkateswara Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, California; Contact: www.njtamilsangam.org, 732.800.2336
4pm. Christmas Celebrations - Program features Kids’ Musical, youth musical & skit, Multi-lingual songs, Inspiring message, spicy Indian food & gifts (kids under 12); Organized by Christ Church of India, San Jose, California; Contact: Pastor Ranjan Samuel: 408.234.0911, 925.875.9338, www.christIndia.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. 11, 2011, Sunday
2-4:30pm. Vidumurai Sirappu Kaviarangam; Kavithai readings by community members; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: The Sharon Forks Branch Meeting Room, Cumming Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, contact@gatamilsangam.org, 678.757.GATS
2pm. Christmas Celebrations - program features carol songs and children’s programs; Organized by Tamil Catholics USA; Venue: Mountainside, New Jersey; Contact: www.tamilcatholicsusa.org, John Lawrence: 862.432.3324, tamilcatholicsusa@yahoo.com
2pm. Christmas celebrations & Carol service in Tamil; program features Tamil Mass and cultural programs by children and adults; Organized by Tamil Catholics USA; Venue: Mountainside, New Jersey; Contact: www.tamilcatholicsusa.org, Thomas: 973.668.3089, John Lawrence: 862.432.3324

Dec. 17, 2011, Saturday
4pm. Christmas Celebrations - Program features Kids’ Musical, youth musical & skit, Multi-lingual songs, Inspiring message, spicy Indian food & gifts (kids under 12); Organized by Christ Church of India, San Ramon, California; Contact: Pastor Ranjan Samuel: 408.234.0911, 925.875.9338, www.christIndia.org

Dec. 18, 2011, Sunday
3pm. Children's Talent Show; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: Garlan Plaza Theater, Garland, Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org

Dec. 24, 2011, Saturday
6:30pm. Christmas Eve Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St.Joseph's Church, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

Jan. 14, 2012, Saturday
Isai Mazhai 2012 - A Light music fundraiser program for Isha Vidhya and Ninaiththaalae Inikkum; Organized by Isha Vidhya and Ninaiththaalae Inikkum team; Venue: Ashland High School, Ashland, Massachusetts; Contact: Priya Anand: 978.266.1109, Uma Sankar: 978.328.4890

Jan. 21, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Yajaamahe - we sing thy praise; A bharathanatyam solo recital by Ms. Lakshyaa Balakrishnan, Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani; A fundraiser for Jeena - Hope for Kids; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Anu Balki 408.718.3727, www.shrikrupa.org
2-6pm. Pongal Vizhaa; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.njtamilsangam.org, 732.800.2336
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