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May 2016 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 2016: 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.
 May 01May Day
May 09Akshayathirithiya
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 19, 26


May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

May 4, 11, 18, 25 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

May 5, 12, 19, 26 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
7pm. Evergreen Classics by Srikant Ramabadran; Bay Area: 1550 AM; Contact: www.mixcloud.com/RadioZindagi; srikant@radiozindagi.com
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

May 7, 14, 21, 28 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.
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio - Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @ www.arimausa.com

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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: Shirdi Sai Parivaar - Shirdi Sai Center, Milpitas, 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.
3-4:30pm. Plano Tamil School; Facilitated by Sastha Tamil Foundation; Venue: Alpha Montessori House, Plano, Texas; Contact: www.pltamil.com

April 29 & 30, Saturday & Sunday
6pm. Humanity & Hindu Culture; A discourse in English by Dr. Rangan Ramakrishnanji; Organized by Webolim; Venue: Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of the Rockies, Centennial, Colorado; Contact: hindutempleofcolorado.org

April 30, 2016, Saturday
5pm & 9pm. Shanti: A journey of peace - a unique and ground breaking multi-media musical production; Composed and directed by Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran; Progam features a 150 member Indian & Western Choir; Organized by Dharma Civilization Foundation; Venue: Flint Center, Cupertino

May 1, 2016, Sunday
1pm. Achieving your goals & building yourself - Ramayana's guidance - a discourse in English by Dr. Rangan Ramakrishnanji; Organized by Webolim; Venue: Meenakshi Temple, Houston, Texas; Contact: webolim.org
4pm. Harikatha by Padmabhushan TN Seshagopalan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: southindiafinearts.org
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subramanian; Organized by CMANA; Venue: East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact: cmana.org
5pm. Saayuja - The merging; an original work by renowned artists TM.Krishna and Priyadarsini Govind; Presented by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:natya.com

May 7 to May 9, 2016, Saturday - Monday
Murthy Pratishta Mahotsavam - Lord Prasanna Ganesha; Organized by Sanatana Dharma Kendra, 3102 Landess Ave, San Jose, California; Contact: sanatanadharmakendra.org, 408.481.9242

May 7, 2016, Saturday
6th Mother's Day Celebrations; Program features Drawing & Painting competitions, Smartphone / Tablet video clip contest, light music, thamizhan thamizachchi, Jugalbandhi & more, Organized by TNF New York Chapter; Venue: Queens High School of Teaching, Frank Padavan Campus, Bellerose, New York, Contact: 516.418.7122, tnfnewyork@gmail.com, tnfusa.org
2:30pm. Chiththirai Thiruvizha 2016; Program features Cultural programs, Thirukkural Bee & Competitions, Super Singer Contest, etc. Organized by Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley; Venue: John Dickinson High School, Wilmington, Delaware; Contact: tagdv.org, fb.com/tagdv
4:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Organized by Sruti; Venue: Hindu Temple of Delaware; Contact: sruti.org

May 14, 2016, Saturday
11am. Celebrating Womenhood & Women's Day; Program features inspiring stories by influential women of Atlanta, Dance, celebrity performances & competitions; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Taste of India, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: gatamilsangam.org
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Padma Sugavanam; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America; Venue: Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact: cmana.org
6pm. Mother's Day Celebrations; Program features entertainment programs, gifts for moms, sumptuous dinner and more; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Barn Recreation Center, Naperville, Illinois; Contact: chicagotamilsangam.org, Neya Thanigachalam: 630.245.3393
3pm. NETS Chiththirai Thiruvizha 2016 - Program features live music and an opportunity to learn Sangam literature; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ashland High School, Ashland, Massachusetts; Contact: netamilsangam.org

May 21, 2016, Saturday
3pm & 6:30pm. 2 Shows. Bhaktha Baalas - A dance drama portraying child devotees from Hindu Mythology; Presented by Nrityakalya Dance Company; Venue: Mission City Center of Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact: 408.835.0994, nkdanceshows@gmail.com, nrityakalya.org
7pm. Shanti - A journey of peace - a multi-media musical production by Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran & over 150 member Indian & Western Choir featuring singers from the Indian community and Santa Clara Chorale; Presented by Dharma Civilization Foundation & Sangam Arts; Venue: Interstake Center Auditorium, Oakland, California; Contact: ticketmaster.com
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Pattabhirama Pandit; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET Soto Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: southindiafinearts.org

May 22, 2016, Sunday
2:30pm. Sri Sri Sri Mahaperiyava Jayanthi Celebrations; Program features Sri Rudra Abhishekam, Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam, Thiruveedhiula, Cultural programs by local schools and more; Organized by Sri Kamakshi Community Center; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: srikamakshi.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Sreya Chagarlamudi; Disciple of Guru Indhumathy Ganesh and student of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.623.8230, info@nldance.com
18th Annual Race for Literacy 2016 - run, walk and engage with a community of givers; Organized by India Literacy Project; Venue: Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California; Contact: raceforliteracy.org

May 27 - 30, 2016, Friday - Monday
Diaspora Tamil Education Conference; Program features research papers by Students, Teachers and tamil scholars, Teacher's workshop for heritage teachers, competitions for diaspora children, cultural programs, debates and discussions & more..; Organized by California Tamil Academy & International Tamil Academy; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Nithyavathy Sundaresh: tamil-conference@catamilacademy.org, catamilacademy.org

May 28 - 29, 2016, Saturday & Sunday
42nd Annual Meeting & National Convention of Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF);
Program features Grand Light Music featuring Devan Ekambaram, Scintillating dance drama - Muthamizh Muzhakkam, Sollaadal, a stellar comedy drama - Arubathilum aasaivarum, Youth convention, celebrating charitable giving and empowering communities & more…; Venue: Richard Montgomery Auditorium, Rockville, Maryland; Contact: tnfusa.org, tnfconvention.org, fb.com/tamilNaduFoundationUsa

Sri Radhakalyana Mahotsavam celebrations
(May 28, 8AM) - Sampradaya Ashtapadi Bhajan, Namasankeertanam by children, Divyanamasankeerthanam
(May 29, 7:30AM) - Unchavritti, Radhakalyanam, Anjaneya Utsavam; Organized by Sri Satguru Seva Samajam;
Venue: Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple, Morganville, New Jersey; Contact: satguruseva.org, 732.325.8695, 973.768.8469

June 4, 2016, Saturday
4:30pm. Carnatic Music Arangetram of Nithya Ganesh; Disciple of Smt. Latha Sriram and student of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: CET Soto Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: umaganesh1230@gmail.com

8th Annual Sportsfest 2016
(Jun. 4 & 5) Bowling, (June 11 & 12) Table Tennis, (June 25 & 26) Volleyball; A fundraiser for St. James the Apostle Church; Venue: (June 4th) Cloverleaf Bowling, Fremont, California; Contact: sportsadmin@sjapostle.net
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by R.Suryaprakash; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: TBD; Contact: southindiafinearts.org

June 11, 2016, Saturday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Pranav Nampoothiri; Disciple of Smt. Latha Sriram & student of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Amador Theater, Pleasanton, California; Contact: Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya

June 18, 2016, Saturday
5pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Vidya Ravikumar; Disciple of Smt. Latha Sriram & student of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: vidyamusic2016@gmail.com
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