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March 2003 : Events Calendar
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 Mar. 01Maha Shivarathri
 Mar. 02Thai Amavasai
 Mar. 05Ash Wednesday, Bakrid/Hijri New Year
 Mar. 08Dayanand Jayanthi
 Mar. 09Krittigai
 Mar. 14Moharam, Karadian Nombu
 Mar. 16Panguni Uthiram
 Mar. 17Holi, Saint Patrick's Day
 Mar. 18Pournami, Mahalakshmi Jayanthi
 Mar. 21Ganesh Shankashth Chaturthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
5, 6, 10, 13, 21, 27, 30


Ongoing:
1-4pm - Gurukul, a core set of principles and values through stories, myths, legends, and discovery-based activities. Runs through March 30, at ICC Santa Clara facilities, 3065 Democracy Way, Santa Clara, California. Contact: 408.934.1130

Museum Exhibition (thru March 9) - The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1050 Independence Ave. SW , Washington, District of Columbia. Contact: 202.357.2700, asiainfo@asia.si.edu, www.asia.si.edu

Mar 3, 10, 19, 24, 31 Mondays
6-8pm - Yoga and Meditation class with Cator Shachoy, one and half hours Iyengar Yoga followed by half hour Vipassana meditation. $12 per class/ $50 for series of 5 for CIF members, $15 per class/$60 for series of 5 for general public. 2650 Fulton Street at 3rd Avenue, San Francisco, California. Organized by Cultural Integration Fellowship. Contact: 415.235.9380,info@culturalintegration.org, www.culturalintegration.org

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Tuesdays
6-9am - "Mostly Tamil", Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contact: Sutha at sutha@mostlytamil.com, www.mostlytamil.com

6pm, 7pm - Kathak Dance Class with Chitresh Das, world renowned Kathak artist (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 2650 Fulton Street at 3rd Avenue, San Francisco, California. Organized by Cultural Integration Fellowship. Beginners: 6:00 p.m., Advanced: 7:00 p.m. Contact: 415.759.8060, info@culturalintegration.org, www.culturalintegration.org

7:30-9pm - Introduction to Iyengar yoga. Iyengar Yoga Institute, 2650 Fulton Street (at 3rd Avenue), San Francisco, California. $50 Contact: 415.753.0909, info@iyisf.org, www.iyisf.org

7:30-8:30pm (from 7pm on Mar 18) - Evening Meditation Workshop, United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, California. Free. Contact: (800) 475-2369, (707) 878-2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Fridays
6-9am - "Voices of India", Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area, California . Contact: Meena, info@kzsu.stanford.edu, kzsu.stanford.edu

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays
11am-12pm - Sundara Kanda Parayanam (Joint recitation of Sundara Kanda, 5th Canto of Sri Valmiki Ramayana);

1-2pm - Vishnu Sahasranamam at the Learning Center, Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sundays
9:30-10am - 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

11-11:50am - Tamil Class and Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, Religion, Vishnu Sahasranama, craft, and tabla classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk. info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

11am-12pm - California Tamil Academy conducts Tamil Classes (during regular school Sessions) for Kamba Ramayanam and Silappadikaram at Room Nos. 72 - 74, De Anza College, Cupertino, California. Contact: 408.741.0612, catamilacademy@yahoo.com, www.catamilacademy.org

Bala Vihar classes at Chinmaya Mission in Danville, Fremont, Los Altos, and San Jose, California. Curriculum includes Tamil language instruction. www.chinmaya.com/san-jose/bvlocsch.html

Mar 1, Saturday
2-5pm - Opening the cage yoga class by Nora Burnett. Iyengar Yoga Institute, 2404 27th Avenue, San Francisco, California. $50 members/$55 nonmembers. Contact: 415.753.0909, info@iyisf.org, www.iyisf.org

6pm-1am - Maha Shivarathri celebrations with puja, bhajans, kirtans, aarti. Badarikashrama, 15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, California. Contact: 510.278.2444, badrik@pacbell.net

6pm-6am - Maha Shivarathri celebrations with puja, bharatanatyam by Sreelata Suresh. Shiva Murugan Temple, 1803 Second Street, Concord, California. Contact: Contact the temple priest: 925.827.0127, ananthchellam@hotmail.com, www.shivamurugantemple.org

5:30-11pm - Mr/Miss San Francisco India 2003 by Swagat Care Foundation & San Francisco India Pagea. $75, $650-1000 table for 10, including dinner. Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont, California. Contact: Rhennu Dhillon 510.713.2431, sfobeauty@cs.com

6pm - Aksharotsav 2003, by AID, showcasing local talent. Coffman Memorial Union, St. Paul Student Center, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Vijay Rajamani 612.617.9377, aidmn@tc.umn.edu, www.tc.umn.edu/~aidmn/

8pm - Bharatanatyam by Joyce K. Paul. Town Hall 1119, 8th Avenue (at Seneca), Seattle, Washington. Contact: 206.652.8938, www.ticketweb.com, www.narthaki.com

Deadline for National Tamil Youth Organization applications for MedicVan Scholarship. One generous youth age 14-25 will be selected to complete a service project between the months of April to June. Contact: Muthukumar Senthil (President, NTYO), information@ntyo.org, www.ntyo.org/projects/medicvan.htm

Mar 2, Sunday
1:30-3:30pm - Integral yoga as practice by Jean Johnson and Joseph Kent. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street (at 3rd Avenue), San Francisco, California. $10 general, free for members. Contact: 415.626.2442, info@culturalintegration.org, www.culturalintegration.org

Swami Dayamitra Chaitanya Retreat. Los Angeles, California. Contact: Bhagavati310.859.8153, nancyjanemurray@mediaone.net, www.ammachi.org/tours/swami-tour/dayamrita-swami.html

Mar 6, Thursday
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival begins. Mar 6-16. San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose. Full schedule at www.naatanet.org/cgi/2003/festival.cgi?op=schedule

Mar 7, Friday
Deadline for essay and art contest "Growing up Asian in America" for students grades K-12. Organized by Asian Pacific Fund. Contact: 800.286.1688, contest@asianpacificfund.org, www.asianpacificfund.org, www.nbc11.com/growingupasian

Mar 8, Saturday
10am-5pm - Joyful Family Seminar with cultural events by Atlanta Tamil Church, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Rev. Palmer 404.245.7674, www.ipnatlanta.net/030309tamilchurch.html

4pm - Carnatic Flute Concert by Shashank Presented by South India Fine Arts, at CET Performing Arts Center, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, California. Contact: 1.888.664.SIFA, vimaro@aol.com, www.southindiafinearts.org

8pm - Konark: Temple of the Sun, odissi dance by Jyoti Kala Mandir. Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, California. $12 advance, $15 at the door ($10/$12 students, children, seniors). Contact: 415.974.4313, mail@jyotikalamandir.org, www.jyotikalamandir.org

Mar 9, Sunday
2-4pm - Swaraaj, The Little Republic, feature film at Spangenberg Theater, Gunn Senior High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, California. Contact: 650.354.8220, info@prajanet.org, www.spangenbergtheatre.com, www.prajanet.org

2-5:30pm - Joyful Family Seminar with cultural events by Atlanta Tamil Church, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Rev. Palmer 404.245.7674, www.ipnatlanta.net/030309tamilchurch.html 5:30pm - (also Mar 17) Satyanarayan Katha, 1281 Cooper Lake Road, Smyrna, Georgia. Contact: 770.436.3719, www.ipnatlanta.net/030323icrc.html

Carnatic vocal by Ranjani and Gayatri, MITHAS, MIT Wong Auditorium, Cambridge Massachusetts. $8-15. Time TBA. Contact: Venkat 781.647.9522, mithas@mit.edu, www.mithas.org

Mar 14, Friday
7pm - Karadiyan Nombu devotional songs by students of Shrimathi Rukumani. Shiva Murugan Temple, 1803 Second Street, Concord, California. Contact: Contact the temple priest: 925.827.0127, ananthchellam@hotmail.com, www.shivamurugantemple.org

Swami Dayamitra Chaitanya Retreat. Amrita Yoga Center, 229 S. Juniper, Escondido, San Diego, California. Contact: Kavita and Shreenath, 760.494.4610, sdammacenter@yahoo.com, www.ammachi.org/tours/swami-tour/dayamrita-swami.html

Meditation Retreat (Mar 14-16) - Nilgiri Press, PO Box 256, Tomales, California. $295. Contact: 800.475.2369, 707.878.2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Mar 15, Saturday
7pm - Surya, bharatanatyam performance by Abhinaya Dance Company, also with odissi. Luis B. Mayer Theater, University of Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California. $15 general, $10 seniors and students. Contact: 408.983.0491, www.indogram.com/sjc/abhinaya.html

Odissi Dance by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and troupe, Organized by Kalakendra. Portland, Oregon. Contact: 503.233.8838, www.kalakendra.org

Mar 16, Sunday
11am-1pm - Carnatic Classical Concert by Nandini Ramamurthi. Bharathi Kalalaya, 3392 Seldon Court, Fremont, California. Contact: Anu Suresh 510.490.4629, annu_radha@hotmail.com, www.bharathikalalaya.com

4pm - 4pm - Carnatic Concert by Ranjani and Gayatri Presented by South India Fine Arts, at CET Performing Arts Center, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, California. Contact: 1.888.664.SIFA, vimaro@aol.com, www.southindiafinearts.org

7pm - Surya, bharatanatyam performance by Abhinaya Dance Company, also with odissi. Luis B. Mayer Theater, University of Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California. $15 general, $10 seniors and students. Contact: 408.983.0491, www.indogram.com/sjc/abhinaya.html

Mar 20, Thursday
Water for Life Event, wine tasting and education to benefit a sustainable water project in Tamil Nadu, India. Organized by WaterPartners International, World Trade Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: 404.874.7972, info@water.org, www.water.org

Mar 21, Friday
4-9pm - 14th Annual Texas Indian Market and Southwest with dance, music, crafts, etc. $8. Arlington Convention Center,1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas. Contact: 817.459.5000

8pm - Carnatic vocal by Ranjani and Gayatri, Organized by Rasika. First Christian Church, 1315 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. Contact: 503.531.7266, info@rasika.org, www.rasika.org

Weekend Regional Retreat (Mar 21-3), Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. Delray Beach, Florida. $295 Contact: (800) 475-2369, (707) 878-2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Mar 22, Saturday
7pm - Carnatic vocal by Ranjani and Gayatri, Organized by Rasika. Venue TBA. Seattle, Washington. Contact: 503.531.7266, info@rasika.org, www.rasika.org

8pm-10pm - Indian classical jugalbandi with flute, santoor, tabla. Indian classical music society at Cooper Hall Auditorium (103),University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Aarti Nirgudkar, 813.265.0350

8pm - Masters of Music: L. Shankar, Gingger & Zakir Hussain in concert, by World Music Institute. Town Hall ,123 West 43rd Street (near 6th Avenue), New York, New York. $45, $35. Contact: 212.840.2824, wmi@worldmusicinstitute.org, www.worldmusicinstitute.org/WMICAL/MAIN.ASP

One Day Regional Retreat (Mar 21-3), Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. Delray Beach, Florida, and Sacramento, California. $95 Contact: (800) 475-2369, (707) 878-2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Mar 24, Monday
7pm - Night with Salman Rushdie, dramatization of "Midnight's Children."

10pm - Q&A with Salman Rushdie for the audience. Organized by Indo- American Arts Council, at Apollo Theatre, 253 West 125TH Street, New York, New York. $35-100. Contact: Aroon 914.637.0833

Mar 29, Saturday
Weeklong Meditation Retreat (Mar 29-Apr 4) - Nilgiri Press, PO Box 256, Tomales, California. $650. Contact: 800.475.2369, 707.878.2369, info@nilgiri.org, www.nilgiri.org

Swami Dayamitra Chaitanya Retreat. Fairfield, Iowa. Contact: Vaju Murthy, 641.472.8563, ammasvaju@yahoo.com, www.ammachi-fairfield.org

Carnatic Vocal by Aruna Sayeeram. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact: Viji Swaminathan 215.643.2145

Mar 30, Sunday
Carnatic Vocal by Ranjani and Gayatri. Time and venue TBA. Austin, Texas. $25-50, free for members.Contact: 512.327.3821 rasika@icmca.org, www.icmca.org

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