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March 2012 Issue
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Events Calendar
March 2012: 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.

 Mar. 02Read Across America / Dr. Suess Day
 Mar. 08Intl. Women's Day
 Mar. 11Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar. 17St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 20First Day of Spring
Mar. 20Int. Earth Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18


Mar. 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

Mar. 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

Mar. 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

Mar. 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,

Mar. 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

Mar. 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

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Sunday, Mar. 4, Masimagam Celebrations - Devotional songs by Aruna Krishna & friends; Sunday, Mar. 11, Karadiayan Nombu - Bharathanatyam by Preetha Seshadri & students; Sunday, Mar. 18, Yugadhi Celebrations - Bharathanatyam by Suganda Sreenath & students; Sunday, Mar. 25, Sriramanavami Celebrations - Devotional songs by Jayashree Varadarajan & students; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

Mar. 03, 2012, Saturday
9am. Tyagaraja Rao Memorial Children's Carnatic Music Competition; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Dublin Community Recreation Center, Dublin, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnatic.org
5:30pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Madurai Sundar; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnatic.org
7pm. Maanya Sthree - Exceptional Women - A thematic bharathanatyam production; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Contact: maanyasthree@gmail.com, www.abhinaya.org

March 04, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Flute Concert by Kum. Shanthala Subramanyam; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

March 10, 2012, Saturday
1:30pm. Thamizh Maalai; Program features Thirukkural recital competition, fancy dress competition and other ilakkiya programs; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan; Contact: Archana Pradeep: archana.mts2012@gmail.com, www.mitamilsangam.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Sri. A. Lakshman; Organized by Yuva Bharati in collaboration with Sankritilaya; Venue: Mission Center for Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.yuvabharati.org
5pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Priyanka Mody, Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh and Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Nrithyollasa: 510.623.8230, info@nldance.com
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

March 11, 2012, Sunday
5pm. Grand Indian Musical Ensemble - Srikanth Chary (Veena), Saravanapriyan Sriraman (Violin), Mohan Rangan Govindaraj (Flute), Ravindra Bharathi Sridharan (Mridangam), Ganesh Ramnarayan (Kanjira); A fundraiser for ‘Embracing the World’ charities; Venue: Amrita Hall, MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: 510.371.1426, mac.concerts@yahoo.com, bayarea.amma.org/events

March 17, 2012, Saturday
2:30pm. Silapathigaram & Nadana Vizha - A classical dance performance by Sri. Madurai Muralidharan, Kalaimamani Uma Murali & Ramya Ramnarayan and students of local dance schools; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: Montgomery Township High School, Skillman, New Jersey; Contact: Devi Nagappan: 732.939.3276, www.nytamilsangam.org
6pm. Nritto - An enchanging evening of North & South Indian Classical Dance; Participation by Abhinaya Dance Company & Dancers; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org

March 24, 2012, Saturday
3pm. Thyagaraja Aradhana Day; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya premises, Fremont, California; Contact: Anu Suresh: 510.552.5824, www.shruthiSwaraLaya.com

Picnic & Sports Day; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram, Houston; Venue: Tom Bass Regional Park, Section 1, Pavilion 2, Houston, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

March 25, 2012, Sunday
2pm & 4:30pm. Double header concerts. 2pm - Carnatic Vocal concert by Master Sidharth Sriram, 4pm - Carnatic Vocal concert by Sri. OS Thyagarajan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

March 31, 2012, Saturday
2pm & 6pm & Apr. 1 (2pm). Perceptions 2012 - Anubavam Puthumai - A entertaining songs and dance program to raise funds for Aram Sei; Organized by Sanhiti and Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Woodside Performing Arts, Woodside, California; Contact: www.perceptions2012.com
5pm. Saravanabhava - A dance theater performance; Organized by Anjali Center for Performing Arts, Samskriti and Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Kaplan Theater, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

April 1, 2012, Sunday
4:15pm. Carnatic Flute Concert - Youth Program - Master Prasanna Rajan (Flute), Divya Mohan (Violin), Vignesh Venkataraman (Mridangam); 6pm. Grand Hindustani Classical Concert - Nachiketa Yakkundi (Hindustani Vocal), Vivek Data (Harmonium), Ravi Gutala (Tabla); A fundraiser for ‘Embracing the World’ charities; Venue: Amrita Hall, MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: 510.371.1426, mac.concerts@yahoo.com, http://bayarea.amma.org/events

April 4-15, 2012; Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana; Watch live webcasts at www.iCarnatic.org

April 7, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Santosh Sivakumar; Disciple of Guru Meena Logan and Pushpanjali Dance Academy; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: dsivakumar@gmail.com, www.pushpanjali.org

April 8, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam performance with Live orchestra by Smt. Priyadarshini Govind; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

April 13, 2012, Friday
5:45pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL & Comedy Play ‘Chocolate Krishna’ by Crazy Mohan & Madhu Balaji; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact: Nambi 860.657.4396, Uma: 860.872.8733, www.cttamilsangam.org

April 14, 2012, Saturday
Chiththirai Thiruvizha 2012; Program features traditional program, folk games and festivities; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, California; Contact: Prabhu: 925.202.1176, www.bayareatamilsangam.org

April 15, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan & Kum. Sriranjani Santhanagopalan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Ms. Radica Giri & students of Anjali School of Dance; Fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberley Auditorium, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.shivamurugantemple.org
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