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August 2012 Issue
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August 2012: 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. 5Intl. Friendship Day
 Aug. 12Shri Jeyanthi
 Aug. 15India Independence Day
Aug. 18Ramadan
Aug. 29Onam
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28


Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 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

Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 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. 4, 11, 18, 25 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

Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 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
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
Wed. Aug. 1, Avani Avittam Puja; Sun. Aug. 12: Shri Jeyanthi Celebration - Devotional Music by Anu Suresh & students;
Wed. Aug. 29: Onam;
Sun. Sept. 2: Mahasankataharachaturthi - Bharathanatyam by Meena Logan & students;
Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

Sri Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Santa Clara, California
Tuesday, Aug. 7: 6-8pm Satsang with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda;
Aug. 8, Wed., 7pm: Discourse by Dr. Mark Dyczkowski on the worship of Lord Shiva and the Divine Play of his energies;
Aug. 9, Thurs, 8pm: Sitar Concert; Venue: Sri Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.srimahakalmandir.org

Carnatic Music Idol USA - Season 2
Aug. 11: North East Prelims, Hosted by NADAM of India, Venue: Montgomery Township High School, Skillman, New Jersey;
Aug. 12: Southern Prelims, Hosted by CAMAGA, Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale Georgia;
Aug. 18: Midwest Prelims, Hosted by iCarnatic.org, Venue: Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Aurora, Illinois;
Aug. 19: West Coast Prelims, Venue: Shirdi Sai Parivaar Auditorium, Milpitas, California;
Aug. 26: North American Finals, Venue: Shirdi Sai Parivaar Auditorium, Milpitas, California;
Contact: cmidolsj@gmail.com, Geetha: 408.221.3150, Padma: 510.661.0709

Aug. 4, 2012, Saturday
10am. Adipooram Festival; Program features Kalasa Pooja and Yagna; Organized by Adhiparasakthi Worship Center; Venue: Jeeyar Asramam, Cranbury, New Jersey; Contact: APWC: 609.379.3333, www.apwcnj.org
6pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Mukta Chilakamarri, student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, Fort Wayne, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

Aug. 4, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Anita Venkataswamy, student of Smt. Vidya Balan and Padanjali Foundation; Venue: Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois; Contact: anitadance8412@gmail.com
4pm. Lasya Vimshati – 20th Anniversary Celebrations with Bay Area musicians and disciples of Lasya Dance Company; Organized by Lasya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Center of Performing Arts, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.lasya.org

Aug. 5, 2012, Sunday
Noon. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Jaya Agnihotri, student of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: South High School, Downers Grove, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Sreya Guha; Student of Guru Vishal Ramani and Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.shrikrupa.org

Aug. 11, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Usha Raman; Student of Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: De Anza College VPAC, Cupertino, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.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

Aug. 12, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Shefali Venkatramani, Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani and student of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.shrikrupa.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Varsha Venkatakrishna; Disciple of Guru Hema Rajagopalan and student of Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: North Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Contact: www.natya.com
4:30pm. An evening of multicultural singing, dancing and music; A benefit concert for Operation Smile and Madhuram Narayanan Center for Exceptional Children; Venue: Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino, California; Contact: charityperformance2012.tumblr.com

Aug. 15, 2012, Wednesday
11am. Ghadar Centenary Celebrations - A A conference on Ghadar movement; Organized by Indian Consulate, San Francisco, California; Venue: Ghadar Memorial Hall, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.cgisf.org

Aug. 18, 2012, Saturday
10am. Neeya Naana - Pattimanram by Sollin Selvi Smt. UmayaL Muthu; Program features potluck and children’s programs; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: Mainstreet Center, Parker, Colorado; Contact: www.tamilcolorado.org, events@tamilcolorado.org

Aug. 19, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Shruti Sridhar, Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani and student of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.shrikrupa.org

Aug. 21, 2012, Tuesday
7:30pm. Katha - Tales of India - A great family-friendly introduction to Bharatanatyam; Performed by Natya Dance Theatre dancers; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Contact: www.natya.com

Aug. 25 2012, Saturday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Akshata Chonnad, Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani and student of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.shrikrupa.org
4pm. Margam – A Bharathanatyam Journey; Performed by Amulya Gampa and Vidya Govind and Natya Dancers; Presented in collaboration with Chicago’s Indo-American Heritage Museum; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Indo-American Center, Chicago, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Megha Ranganathan; Student of Guru Jayashree Varadarajan; and Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts; Venue: Campbell Heritage Theater, Campbell, California; Contact: www.srirama.net

Aug. 26, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Vibha Raju, Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani and student of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: 408.505.8395
6:30pm. India’s 66th Independence Day Celebration & Banquet; Organized by Indian American Community Organizations of The Greater Washington DC Metropolis and the National Council of Asian Indian Associations; Venue: Martins Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Maryland; Contact: Sunil Singh 571.233.1292, www.ncaia.org

Sept. 1 & 2, 2012, Saturday & Sunday
9am. Great Composers Day and Competitions for Junior Members; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Wardlaw Hartridge School, Edison, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org

Sept. 8, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Manasa Suresh; Accompanied by U.N.Niranjan (Violin), Vignesh Venkatraman (Mridangam); A fundraiser for the Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Shruthi Swara Laya: 510.552.5824, www.shruthiswaralaya.com

Sept. 9, 2012, Sunday
2pm & 5pm. Double Header Concert; (2pm) Vocal Concert by Smt. Pantula Rama; (5pm) vocal Concert by Smt. Mala Ramadorai & Party; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California; Contact: www.southIndiaFineArts.org

Sept. 21, 2012, Friday
7:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Orgaznied by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Spangenberg Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.southIndiaFineArts.org

Sept. 22, 2012, Saturday
5:30pm. Saaral - A lively Light Music Evening by VDaze; Program features Siva Karthikeyan; Organized by Cancer Institute Foundation & Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Chabot College Auditorium, Hayward, California; Contact: www.cifwia.org, www.bayareatamilmanram.org

Sept. 29, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Nayani - story of a tribal girl - a dance expression by Rukmini Vijayakumar and a Raadha Kalpa Production; Organized by AIM for SEVA; Venue: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie, Illinois; Contact: www.northshorecenter.org, nayanichicago@gmail.com; Tickets: $50, $100
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