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December 2004 Issue
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December 2004 : Events Calendar
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 Dec. 09Pradosham
 Dec. 11Amavasai
 Dec. 16Marghazhi begins
 Dec. 22Vaigunda Ekadasi
 Dec. 22Pradosham
 Dec. 25Christmas
 Dec. 27Thiruvadhirai
 Dec. 30Sankatahara Chathurthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
1, 8, 9, 13, 15


Ongoing:
10.30am – 12.30pm. The Women’s Forum of ICSC meets for free lecture/discussion sessions with guest speakers and facilitators on the last Saturday of every month at ICSC, 3065 Democracy Way , Santa Clara, California, Contact: 408.748.1771

Sculptures of South and South East Asia. Exhibition continuing indefinitely. Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia. Contact: 202.357.2700, asiainfo@asia.si.edu, www.asia.si.edu.

9am – 5.30pm. "PRANAHUTI AIDED MEDITATION", Training held by Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness, every 2nd Saturday of the month in Bay Area and free for all, For details and registration, Contact: Vidyadar Joshi 408.973.8667, www.sriramchandra.org,isrc_ca@yahoo.com

December 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
6- 9am – "Silicon Solai" Tamil Radio program every week at 90.1 FM, KZSU Stanford, BayArea California.Contact:Manoharan Kandasamysiliconsolai@yahoo.com 12 noon – Siddha samadi yoga classes - Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California. Contact: Temple 925.449.6255 or Prema Shastri 408.956.9999, www.livermoretemple.org

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays
1pm- 3pm Carnatic Radio on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford. The program is one hour of Carnatic music and one hour of Gharana music. Contact: Parag,info@kzsu.stanford.edu.

December 4, 18 Saturdays
11am - Balajyothi classes (Youth & Education) by Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

12-4pm - Free Health Advisory Services (1st and 3rd Saturday) – Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California. Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

December 4, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
7.30pm – 8.30pm. Meditation at the Shambala International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji & Yogini at 814 N.Ogden Dr. West Hollywood, CA. Contact: 213.653.2716; Shambhala.center@usa.net

December 5, 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

December 4, Saturday
"Yuva Sangeetham" Organized by South India Fine Arts to provide an opportunity for talented youth to demonstrate their vocal/dance skills. Youth Day will end with Bharatanatyam Recital by Shri Krupa Dance Company, Details to be announced. Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

9am – 5pm."Sri Subramanya Uthsavam 2004" Organized by Hindu Temple, Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois, with children, young adults participating. Anyone interested to participate, advertise and sponsor please contact Swarna Ravi, 630.983.3586, swarnaravi2003@yahoo.com

"GREAT COMPOSERS DAY 2004", A Carnatic music event Organized by CMANA & HTCS at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Contact: www.cmana.org

6pm. "Annual Appreciation Dinner", A cultural program with Bharathanataym recital based on Classical film music, Talent Competition at Balaji Temple, Ashyana Banquets, Downers Grove, Illinois, Contact: www.balaji.org, 630.844.2252 (Temple)

3pm – 6pm. "Festival of Kathak Dance" - Certificate Awarding Ceremony and Cultural program of Kathak dance by students of Pt. Satya Narayana Charka, Organized by International Indian Dance Inc at Hindu Temple, Saraswati Hall, 45-52 Bowne St. (Opp. temple), Flushing, New York City, Contact: Pandit SN Charka 646.489.7790.

December 5, Sunday
4pm. "Grand Naam Sankeertanam", Presented by Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) featuring Thiruvaiyaru Sri S.R. Krishnan & Disciples accompanied by Hemmige Sri V. Srivatsan on Violin, Sri Vadiraja Bhatt on Mrudangam & Dolak, Sri Ravi Gutala on Tabla at Jain Bhawan , 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, California, Admission Free. Contact: Subhapriya Srivatsan, 408.855.8525, Sankara Eye Foundation 1.866.SANKARA, www.sankeertanam.com

December 6, Monday
11:30am - Indo-US Relations: Prospects & Challenges – A talk by His Excellency Ronnen Sen, Ambassador of India – Co-sponsored by World Affairs Council, The Consulate General of India and the Network of Indian Professionals; Location: World Affairs Council Conference Room; San Francisco; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org; Tickets: Members: Free; Non-Members: $12

December 8, Wednesday
11:45am – Philanthropy in the 21st Century: Fostering Social Change; Talk by Ms. Susan V. Berresford, President, Ford Foundation; Organized by Commonwealth Club; Location: Rickeys Hyatt, Palo Alto; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org; Tickets: $35 members; $50 Non-members

December 11, Saturday
Chicago Tamil Sangam proudly presents Children's day celebrations. 6PM sharp at Balaji Temple, Aurora. Come and enjoy the dance, songs, skits and fashion show by kids; Contact: Ram Raghuraman 815 436 3135; www.chicagotamilsangam.org

12.30pm. "Margazhi Naataka Vizha" Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram featuring three dramas: Tamil translation of Ira Hauptman's "Partition", Indra Parthasarathy’s "Nandan Kadai" and "Sakthi" at Evergreen Valley High School Auditorium, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose, California, Tickets: $10 (Sponsor Members), $13 (Basic Members), $15 (General Admission) available at Mailbag, Contact: Loga 408.806.8330, natakam@bayareatamilmanram.org

India Post Presents a two act romantic comedy play in Hindi/English starring film star, Rati Agnihotri along with other well known television and theatre artists at Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, California; Tickets: $25, $35, $50, $75, $100. Contact: Sonia 510.938.8668

11.30am – 1pm. KKNCA presents "Swarnasethy Magazine Release" at the India Community Center, 555 Los Coches Street, Milpitas, California, Details to be announced.

December 12, Sunday
3.30pm - Bharatanatyam Arangetram by Srivani Nallan and Vidya V. Abraham, students of Meena Logan, Founder and Artistic Director of Pushpanjali Dance Academy. Musical accompaniment provided by Meena Logan (nattuvangam), Jayanthi Umesh (vocal), N. Narayan (mridangam) and Shanthi Narayan (violin). Performing Arts Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Centre, 550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, California; Free; Contact: vani_nc@yahoo.com.vidyare@hotmail.com.http://www.pushpanjali.org; 408.2415717.

December 17, Friday
8pm – 11pm. Bay Area Temple And Cultural Center (BATCC) Presents "Kal Ki Yaadein", by Kamlesh Awasthi and Bankim Pathak at the Chabot College Performing Arts Theater, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, California. Tickets: $30, $40, $50 and VIP available at a lot of grocery stores. Contact: Tara Khatua at 925.249.0203

9pm. Intense Management & Desiclub.com present "Russel Peters – Intense Comedy Night", at New York Improv Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd Street, New York City, Tickets: $20.92, $50, Contact: Nishi, 631.255.0512

December 19, Sunday
3pm. "Sivoham-Sivoham", A Unique Ballet Devoted to Lord Siva, the Cosmic Force, featuring talented artists in the dance styles of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi with Live Orchestra at Robert Ferst Center For Performing Art, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Tickets: $100 $75 $50 $25 $15, Contact: Narender Reddy, 770.921.8678, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org/sivoham.htm

2.30pm – 6pm. "Gita Jayanthi" – Recital of the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Githa by Children and Adults at HATCC Temple, 31 Wooleytown Rd, Morganville, New Jersey 07751, Contact: Temple, 732. 972.5552

December 24, Friday
"4th annual New Year's Yoga and Meditation Retreat" Organized by The Advaita Yoga Ashrama and Swami Atma are at Yoga Oasis in Pahoa, Hawaii. Contact: 800.274.4446, 808.965.8460, Sita@YogaAdvaita.org, .512.388.1162, www.yogaadvaita.org/topics/retreats/hawaii2004_2005

8pm. "Tribute to Mehndi Hassan", Ghazal music by Kamran Hassan hosted by Music Waves at Ramada Inn, 299 Swedesboro Ave, Gibbstown, New Jersey, Tickets: $50, $35, $25, Contact: Azim / Rupinder, 732.277.6687, 732.312.4809

December 26, Sunday
Bharatha Natyam Recital by Shreelatha’s students at Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, Califonia on the occasion of Arudram Darisanam. Contact:www.shivamurugamtemple.org.

December 31, Friday
"SIFA 25 CD Souvenir Package" released by South India Fine Arts, Bay Area, California, All Concerts in MP3 Format, $75, Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org


8pm. "New Year's Eve – Houston" hosted by New Year’s Houston at JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston,Texas, Tickets: $75. Contact: Jason Pillai 281.772.0106, www.newyearshouston.com, info@newyearshouston.com

8pm. "New Year’s Eve" hosted by Ziba Music & RK Promotions at El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles,California, Tickets: $30, $40, $75. Contact: Sachin Kamboj, 661.904.0469.

9pm. "New Year’s Eve" hosted by JR. Production & S.A.P.N.A at Shaan Restaurant, 57 West, 8th St, New York, Tickets: $90, $110, Contact: Nettu/Laddie, 917.771.9030, 917.562.6043

January 8, Saturday
4pm – 9pm. "Pongal 2005" Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram and Sri Meenakshi Temple at the Kalayana Mandapam, Meenakshi Temple Complex; Free; Contact: Kumar Ganesan 713.436.0301; www.bkmhouston.org

11am-1pm - Sri Ramana Maharshi 125th birth anniversary Celebration. Arunachala Ashrama invites you to join the celebrations and have prasad. Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: 510.979.1679; nachiketas@hotmail.com; www.arunachala.org

January 31, 2005
Deadline for submission of artwork on ‘Green Cities’ by children between 6 and 14 in The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment; Organized annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE); For more details: http://www.unep.org/Tunza/paintcomp/default.asp

Deadline for submission of an Environment project plan to benefit your school or your community; Organized by Volvo Adventure; Open to children between 10 and 16 years; For more details: www.volvoadventure.org
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