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October 2012 Issue
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October 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.

 Oct. 02Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 08Columbus Day
 Oct. 24Vijayadasami
Oct. 16-25Navarathri
Oct. 24United Nations Day
Oct. 31Halloween
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 18, 28


Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 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

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 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

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 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
Sun. Oct. 14, Mahalaya Ammavasai - Bharathanatyam by Nirupama Vaidyanathan & Students;
Sat. Oct. 20: Navarathri celebrations - Devotional music by Kala Iyer and Students;
Sun. Oct. 21: Durgashtami Puja: Devotional music by Kalpagam Kaushik;
Sun. Oct. 28: Murugan & Ambal Puja: Veena & Devotional music by Hema Sista &
Srikanth Chari & Students; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org,  925.827.0127

Sept 19-30, 2012; 3rd I Film Festival; Roxie & Castro Theaters, San Francisco and Camera 12 Cinemas, San Jose; www.thirdi.org

October 6, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Sruti Raman; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya & SR Fine Arts; Venue: Divine Community Center, San Jose, California; Contact: www.shruthiswaralaya.com, ggavimal@sbcglobal.net, 510.552.5824

October 6 & 7, Sat. & Sunday
Naadaswaroopini 2012 - Launching Yuva Bharati Quest 2012 (Carnatic Vocal & Instrumental Talent Search) and Carnatic Stars 2012 (20 mini concert opportunity to showcase talent) - Ages 7-21; Organized by Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation (SVBF), Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Contact: Sharada Chityala, 516.317.1055, sharadac@aol.com, Radhika Ramanathan (Shalini), 732.656.3174

October 7, 2012, Sunday
4pm. Sammilan - A unique blend of Carnatic, Hindustani and Indian Folk Music; Performed by Sashank Subramanyam and party; Organized by: South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

October 13, 2012, Saturday
Mega Light Music Concert by Mahathi, Harish Raghavendra & Sathyaprakash; Organized by Sacramento Tamil Mandram; Contact: Senthil Chidambaram: cchidamb@gmail.com, 408.204.7732, www.sactamil.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

October 14, 2012, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Violin Concert by Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

October 16-25, 2012, Tuesday-Thursday
Navarathri Celebrations 2012; Organized by Om Sakthi Peetam, an affiliate of Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakthi Siddhar Peetam; Venue: Om Sakthi Peetam, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania; Contact: www.sakthitemple.org, info@sakthitemple.org, 855.792.0009

October 24, 2012, Wednesday
Vijayadasami Celebrations & New student enrollment; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: Anuradha Suresh: 510.552.5824, www.shruthiswaralaya.com, ggavimal@sbcglobal.net

October 27, 2012, Saturday
5pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Padmashri Aruna Sairam; Organized by Pallavita as part of the VivRti 2012 celebrations honoring the birth centenary of Legendary T. Brindha; Venue: Spangenberg Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya, 510.490.6141, vivrti@rstech.net, www.pallavita.org
Mega Light Music Concert by Mahathi, Harish Raghavendra & Sathyaprakash; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Contact: Devi Nagappan, events@njtamilsangam.org, 732.800.2338, www.njtamilsangam.org.
5pm. Navarathri & Deepavali Celebrations; Program features Comedy Galaata with Chinni Jayanth & Aaal paathi Aavi paathi - an hilarious comedy play by Triveni; Organized by Shri Ganesha Gayathri Temple; Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Raghu: rraghura@jjc.edu 815.955.7794, Srividya: srividya.rang@gmail.com, 630.654.4832

October 28, 2012, Sunday
All Day. Shanmukha - 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Program features a conversation on the legendary T. Brindha by her illustrious disciple Padmashri Aruna Sairam; Shanmukha - a production celebrating Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya’s 20th anniversary; Bharathanatyam performance by senior dancers of Abhinaya Dance Company, Lec-Dem by Vidhya Subramanian, Tala Vaadya by students of Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center; Organized by Pallavita as part of the VivRti 2012 celebrations; Venue: Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya, 510.490.6141, vivrti@rstech.net, www.pallavita.org
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by T.V. Sankaranarayanan - Celebrating 100 years of Madurai Mani Iyer; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

November 2 & 3, 2012, Sat. & Sunday
Dance and Carnatic Music competitions - entries are invited from across the US; Organized by SAPTAMI Foundation; Venue: Legacy Church Auditorium, Plano, Texas; Contact: 1800.469.8170, www.saptami.org, info@saptami.org

November 3, 2012, Saturday
Vimalavin oLivizha - A uniquely entertaining drama by children and adults to celebrate Deepavali; Organized by Abirami Fine Arts in association with Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Bagirathi Seshappan: 510.791.7255, Ram: 510.406.0047, Sridharan Minor: 510.299.0709
Mega Light Music Concert by Mahathi, Harish Raghavendra & Sathyaprakash; Organized by Jacksonville Tamil Sangam; Contact: Vijaya Mahesh, vijayamahesh_cbe@yahoo.com, 904.755.8822
3pm. Children’s Day 2012 Celebrations; Program features NETS Got Talent - performances by children and adults; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Keefe Technical School Auditorium, Framingham, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org
8PM. Rama Vaidyanathan - Bharatanatyam: New Dimensions to a traditional repertoire; Organized by Sruti The Music and Dance Society; Venue: Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Contact: www.sruti.org, Srutiphila@gmail.com

November 4, 2012, Sunday
3pm. Solo Bharathanatyam performance of one of India’s leading dancers - Rama Vaidyanathan; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre through a grant from ‘Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage’ from the Chicago Community Trust; Venue: Dusable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

November 9, 2012, Friday
4pm. Bharathanatyam by Alarmel Valli; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

November 10, 2012, Saturday
1pm. Annual Children’s Day celebrations; Finals of Rhythms of Bay Area; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Windmere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org, Prabhu Venkatesh: president@bayareatamilmanram.org
Mega Light Music Concert by Mahathi, Harish Raghavendra & Sathyaprakash; Organized by Greater AtlantaTamil Sangam; Contact: Mr. Thangamani Paulchamy, 404.409.3989, contact@gatamilsangam.org, www.gatamilsangam.org
4:30 PM S.Sowmya and Bharat Sundar "Influences of Folk Music on Carnatic Music"; Organized by Sruti Music and Dance Society; Venue: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Contact: www.sruti.org, Srutiphila@gmail.com

November 11, 2012, Sunday
Mega Light Music Concert by Mahathi, Harish Raghavendra & Sathyaprakash; Organized by Swaralaya, Chicago; Contact: Ms. Vasundhara Krishnamohan, 309.310.3484, artikrishna@gmail.com
2pm. Annual Day Celebrations; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:www.natya.com
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