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May 2007 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 2007: Events Calendar
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 May. 03National Arbor Day
 May. 05Cinco De Mayo
 May. 06Rabindranath Tagore Birthday
 May. 13Mother's Day
 May. 15World Family Day
 May. 19National Day of Prayer
 May. 28Memorial Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28

May 01, 08, 15, 22 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

May 02, 09, 16, 23 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

May 03, 10, 17, 24 Thursdays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, 408.705.7904

May 05, 12, 19, 26 Saturdays
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;

May 06, 13, 20, 27 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,,
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,,
9:30-10:30am. TAMIL WORSHIP; Venue: Faith Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 37635 Dequindre Road, Michigan (Between 16 &17 Mile Road); Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexander 248.402.8040; Web:
5.00 p.m.: EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise & worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah 586.435.7057 /
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:pm to 6pm (EST): 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at; Archives at; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham,mazhalai amudam

General Interest, Competitions, Scholarships:

May 13 -19. Annual Intel International Science & Engg. Fair; Presented by Agilent Technologies; Fair features 1500 pre-college students from 40 countries competing for Scholarships, Grants, Internships, Field Trips; Fair needs Volunteers, Interpreters and Judges Venue: Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Contact:, Jeanette Miller:

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 2007 Talent Search program is underway. Registrations are open; Checkout:; Grades 2 - 8;

May. 05 & 19 (Saturdays)
9:30-10:15am. Tamil Classes; Venue: First Parish Church; Room-201; Venue: First Parish Church, Bedford, Massachusetts; Contact:

May 06, Sunday
5am - 11am. Sthanprathista of Shirdi Sai Moorthy; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: 408.705.7904,
4.15 pm; 100th Show Celebration; An evening of cultural entertainment with listeners; Presented by Indian Radio Show (90.1FM) It’s Different from Bay Area, California); Venue: Campbell Community Center(Orchard Banquet Hall), Campbell, California; Contact:

May 11, Friday
7pm. Carnatic Veena & Vocal Concert by Ms. Geetha Bennett; Part of the 9th Annual Professional Series Concert; Organized by Sri Sangeeta Trimurti Aradhana; Venue: Capilano College Theater, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Contact: Sapasa 604.434.2589

May 12 - 20
Annual Alankara Utsavam & Live Carnatic Music Concerts; Organized by Sri SriVidya Temple; Performances by Carnatica Brothers (May 12, 4pm), Shashank & Ensemble (May 18, 7:30pm), Smt. Shankari Senthilkumar (May 19, 3:30pm), Variety of Artists (May 20); Nadaswaram by Kasim Babu and Subban Babu; Venue: Temple Premises, SriVidya Temple, Rush, New York; Contact:,, 585.533.1970;

May 12, Saturday
Noon. Mother’s Day program; Organized by the Youth Committee of Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan; Contact:; $5
4pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Sri. Unnikrishnan, Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin) & Arun Prakash (Mridangam); Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Atlanta (CAMAGA); Venue: Hindu Temple Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia;, Ram Sriram: 770.493.6534
6pm. Carnatic Veena Concert by Ms. Jayanthi Kumaresh; Organized by South India Music Academy; Venue: Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California; Contact:
6:30pm. Isai Mazhai; Presented by Chicago Tamil Sangam and Balaji Temple; Program includes light and classical music and tamil songs; Performed by a professional group from Chennai - Bharat Sundar & company; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Raghu 815.436.3135,;
6:45pm. Holy Tamil Mass, Every Second Saturday of the month; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:
7pm. Carnatic Veena & Vocal Concert by Ms. Geetha Bennett; Mridangam by Sri Paramesh Ramachandran; Venue: David Lam Auditorium, Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Contact:

May 13, Sunday
3pm. History of Music - A South Indian classical vocal presentation by Ms. Hema Sista, Artistic Director of Sangithalaya School of Music; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:; Donation: $15

May 16, Wednesday
6pm. Meet Authors Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar; Financial Consultants and Authors of 'A modern girl's guide to personal finance' book; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office, San Francisco, California; Contact:; Tickets: $20, $12
6pm. A Night for India - Honoring Ms. Anandi Yuvaraj, AIDS Activist; Program includes a benefit performance by Shivamani; Organized by American India Foundation; Venue: Hotel Anatole, Dallas, Texas; Contact:, Pooja Jaggi 214.454.9085

May 18 & 19, Fri. & Saturday
TIECON 2007 - The new face of Entrepreneurship; Organized by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE); Speakers include Meg Whitman, Tim O Reilly, Vinod Khosla, Ravi Venkatesan (Chairman, Microsoft, India); Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact:

May 19, Saturday
3:30pm. Carnatic Flute Concert by Dr. N. Ramani; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America; Venue: Arshabodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey; Contact:; Soundaram Ramasami 908.369.8917
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Ms. Shamili Allam, Disciple of Smt. Guru. Latha Sriram; Presented by Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Satheesh & Manjula Allam: 510.687.1386, 510.490.6141
6pm. Carnatic Concert by Sri. Unnikrishnan; Organized by South India Music Academy; Venue: Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California; Contact:

May 20, Sunday
Annual Day Celebrations; Presented by California Tamil Academy; Children from Cupertino, Fremont, Evergreen and Pleasanton branches will perform various tamil programs all day; Venue: Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact:

May 24, Thursday
6:30pm. US Constitution and The War on Terror; A talk by Prof. Gordon Silverstein, Asst. Professor, Political Science, University of California, Berkely; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: Caleruega Dining Hall, Dominican University, San Rafael, California; Contact:; Tickets: $35. Students Free.

May 26, Saturday
7pm. Classic Arpana 25; 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Arpana Dance Company; Program features traditional Bharata Natyam and new and creative interpretations; Choreographed by Ms. Ramya Harishankar, Venue: Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine, California; Contact: Harish Murthy 949.300.8912,;Tickets: $15, $25 and $35

May 26-28, Sat., Sun, Monday (Memorial Day Weekend)
31st Annual Thygaraja Utsam; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Program includes Pancharathna kritis and performances by TN.Seshagopalan, Dr. N. Ramani, Unnikrishnan, Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, Ganesh & Kumaresh and Shashank; Venue: The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:;

May 31 - June 03
Meet Mata Amrithanandamayi (Amma); A renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader; Free programs and Retreats; Location: Seattle Area; Contact:, 510.537.9417

June 2nd & 3rd , Sat. & Sunday
All Day. Thyagaraja Day - Organized by South India Music Academy; Registration closes by May 12th; Submit entries at; Venue: Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California; Contact:

June 03, Sunday
2pm. Legacy of Love - A Grand Bharathanatyam recital; Performed by Ms. Nitya Venkateswaran Organized by Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose, California; Contact:,, Shyamala: 408.997.2702, Dilip: 408.858.7016; Tickets: $13, $15
4pm. Classical Carnatic Vocal debut performance by Meera Srinivasan; Disciple of Ms. Nandini Ramamurthi; Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Free Admission
2pm. Ucchi Thilagam - Experience the pinnacle of devotion; Program features dance exposition of great stories of Bhakthi by Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala; Presented by Kala Pradarshini and Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Millenium Center, Southfield, Michigan; Contact:; Sriram Rangachari 248.524.3241, Arathi Rangarajan 248.651.2492; $50, $25

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