June 2005: Events Calendar
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 June 03Pradosham
 June 04Krithigai
 June 06Amavasai
 June 14Flag Day
 June 19Pradosham
 June 24Sankatahara Chathurthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
02, 03, 17, 24, 27

9am – 5.30pm. "Pranahuti Aided Meditation", Training held by the Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness, every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Bay Area. Free for all. Contact: Vidyadar Joshi 408.973.8667,www.sriramchandra.org, isrc_ca@yahoo.com

Upto June 19th
Ashta Nayak - "Eight Pioneers of Indian Art" – Hosted by Arts India - An exhibition featuring works of M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, S.H.Raza, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, V.Gaitonde and J.Swaminathan at Palo Alto, California, Contact: 650.321.4900, infowest@artsindia.com; www.artsindia.com

Jun 07, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
6-9am."Silicon Solai" Tamil radio program every Tuesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California, Contact: Manoharan Kandaswamy,siliconsolai@yahoo.com 12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays
1pm – 3pm. Carnatic Radio on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, The program is one hour of Carnatic music and Gharana music. Contact: Parag,info@kzsu.stanford.edu

Jun 04, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
730pm – 8.30pm. Meditation at the Shambala International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji and Yogini at 814 N.Ogden Dr, West Hollywood, California, Contact: 213.653.2716

Jun 05, 12, 19, 26 Sundays
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

11am-12:30pm. Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk. info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

5.30pm - St.John’s Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST: 'Tamil Amudham', Metroit Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio Program can be heard at 1460 AM or www.wpon.com. Archives at www.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. Balanethiram (248)641-7684. Features News roundup, Sadhanai Amudham, Children's program and Kadhai Amudham.

Jun 3, Friday
8pm. Habib Khan Saraswati Temple presents a Sitar - Chithraveena Jugalbandi with Pandit Habib Khan, Chitraveena Ravi Kiran, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (Tabla) and Shri. Ramesh Srinivasan (Mridangam) at Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California. Tickets: $20, $50, Contact: 408.464.1013;www.habibkhan.com

Jun 05, Sunday
7pm."Dance Eternal", Presented by Mythili Prakash based on Shiva Purana, Mahabharata and Bhagavatham, accompanied by Viji Prakash ( Nattuvangam), K Hariprasad (vocal), V Vedakrishnan (Mridangam), Mahesh Swamy (flute) and Krishna Kutty(violin) at Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood, California; Contact: 310-839-2890, www.shaktidancecompany.com; Tickets: $100, $50, $35, $20, $15 (Students)

Jun 07-19
10am-3pm; 7:30pm onwards – Meet Amma, the world renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader; Location: MA Center, Crow Canyon, Castro Valley, California; Contact: www.amma.org; 510.537.9417

Jun 07, Tuesday
5.30pm. Mayor of City of Sugar Land and the council members honor Rathna Kumar with special recognition and proclamation for her outstanding contribution to the Arts at Sugar Land City Hall, Houston, Texas, Contact:anil@anjalicenter.org

Jun 08, Wednesday
7pm."Asha Marathon Training Program – Kickoff"at WINLAB, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey; Contact: Asha For Education, 732.331.4931 (Joydeep),http://www.ashanet.org/nycnj; Admission: Free. "Peeling the Onion: Exploring the layers of the Mind", 5-day Yoga lectures and workshops with Rishi Vivekananda at Redmond, Washington. Contact: Srinivas 425.378.9466, http://seattle.yogabharati.org

Jun 09, Thursday
The Southern Theater and Ananya Dance Theatre present"Bandh: A Meditation Of Dream" a 3-day event featuring Odissi dance tradition merge with the principles of yoga to unfold the power of dream. Conception & choreography: Ananya Chatterjea, Direction & scenography: Dipankar Mukherjee, Musical composition & arrangement: Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan at Southern Theater, Minneapolis, Minesotta, Contact: 612.340.1725; www.ananyadancetheatre.org

Jun 10, Friday
American Dance SLAM! - A 3-day America's annual non-competitive convention for dancers, choreographers and performers at downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Contact:mrockstyle@hotmail.com

Noon."International Gem & Jewelry Show", A 3-day event at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park , Kansas, Contact: 301.294.1640, www.intergem.net

Jun 11, Saturday
11am – 5pm."IIM USA Meet-up" hosted by IIM-USA at TiE Conference Facility, Santa Clara, California, Admission: $20, Contact: Arti Patel 512.231.9336 8pm. Abhinaya Dance Company performs with live music at San Jose's Festival Of Cultures; Location: California Theater (home to Opera San Jose and the Symphony), San Jose, California; Contact:abhinaya_sj@yahoo.com; www.abhinaya.com

Jun 11 & 12, 18 &19, 25 & 26
(Sat: 2 & 8pm; Sun: 2pm) 27th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Organized by World Arts West; Location: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California; Contact: 415-474-3914,www.worldartswest.org; info@worldartswest.org

Jun 11 & 12 - Shiva Shakthi - Bharathanatyam Art form showcased by Ms. Nitya Venkateswaran; Choreographed by Vishal Ramani;

Jun 12, Sunday
8.30am."Walk for an Eye" at Central Park, San Ramon, California hosted by Sankara Eye Foundation. Admission: $30, $90, $150, $300, Contact: Manjula Jonnalagadda Phone: 650.533.2459, 1-866-SANKARA,www.walkforaneye.com

Jun 19, Sunday
"Gandharva Festival Of Music & Dance" Presented by Madhyam featuring Archana Joglekar(Kathak), Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena), Begum Parveen Sultana (Vocal), Ileana Citaristi (Odissi & Chau) at Nicholas Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Contact: 732.355.1411,archanaJoglekar@aol.com

7pm. "Udit Narayan Live in Concert" hosted by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Charitable Foundation & Women's Cancer Foundation at Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, Texas, Admission : $200, $100, $75, $55, $35, Contact: Daljit 973.256.4577,www.aapiusa.org/convention.htm

6:30 PM: Father's day Puja by devotees at Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes. Vishvaksema Puja, Kalasa Puja,Venkateswara Puja By Devotees, Ashtotaram, Shodasha Upachaaram, Neivediyam, Aarati, Venkatesa Mangalasashanam, Mantrapushpam and Maha Aarthi, Aseervadam 8.00 PM. Contact: Balaji Vedic Center (586)826-8711.

Jun 22, Wednesday
6pm – Expanding Freedom, Building Democracy and ending tyranny worldwide; Organized by The World Affairs Council; Presented by Lorne Craner, President of the Intl. Republican Institute and Kenneth Wollack, President of the National Democratic Institute; Location: The San Francisco City Club; San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

Jun 25, Saturday
6pm."Rangoli Festival: 20th Anniversary Celebrations" hosted by Rangoli Foundation of Art and culture at Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, California 91303, Tickets: $15, Contact: 818.788.6860,msiyengar@yahoo.com, www.rangoli.org

Jun 26, Sunday
"Thirukkural Bharatam Program:, A Bharathanatyam concert featuring pieces from Thirukural; Choreographed by Sri. Dhananjayans; Performed by the Pathmarajah sisters; Location: Cypress College, Cypress, California, Contact Dr. Pathmaraja 661.942.2356, Mangala (562) 404-2010, Yaso (714) 731- 7217;pat42801@aol.com

Jun 30, Thursday
6pm - Meet the Author: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Professor Political Science, Stanford University and former Senior Advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad; Presents his book ‘Squandered Victory’: The American Occupation and the bungled effort to bring democracy to Iraq; Location: World Affairs Council; San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

Jun 30-July 02
9th ATA (American Telugu Association) Conference and Youth Convention – A 3-day event; Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Contact: www.ataworld.org

Jul 2, 3 & 4
Thamizhar Thiruvizha – jointly hosted by Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) and Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF); Location: Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas; Contact: Viji Rajan 972.527.0809, Nitya Giridhar 972.745.5903; www.natt.us

Jul 08-10 International Thirukkural Conference – supported and hosted by many organizations in the US and India; Location: Smith Auditorium, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland; Contact: www.thirukkural2005.org

Jul. 09, Saturday
4pm – Kinkini Varshitam – A classical dance debut by Kamini, Malini & Shalini Kannan; Disciples of Nirmala Madhava; Location: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact: www.pampans.com

6pm – Mellisai Mazhai – Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Performed by local talents in Chicago; Location: Sama Rathi Auditorium, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Raghu 815.436.3135, rraghura@jk.edu, www.chicagotamilsangam.org

4pm – An Evening of Tamil Film Songs; Performed by Music Director Deva and Unnikrishnan – Organized by Kalalaya; Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Kala Iyer: 510.796.5252

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