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 Oct 01World Vegetarian Day, International Day of Older Persons
 Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
 Oct 08Columbus Day
 Oct 13Ramzan
 Oct 19Dussehra/Dasara
 Oct 21Vijayadasami Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
22, 24, 29



Oct 02, 09, 16, 23 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Oct. 03, 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

Oct. 04, 11, 18, 25 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

Oct. 06, 13, 20, 27 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; www.saktitv.com

Oct. 07, 14, 21, 28 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

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; tamil@faithtroy.org Web: http://www.faithtroy.org/tamil

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 /sunilruth@comcast.net

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 www.wpon.com; Archives at www.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

General Interest, Competitions, Scholarships:
Call for Film Entries in both Feature length and Short Films in the narrative and documentary categories for the Second Annual Atlanta Indo-American Film Festival (Nov. 15-18, 2007); Hosted by Indo American Film Society; Open to New Films from India and the Non-Resident Indian Diaspora; Deadline for Submissions: Oct. 07, 2007; Contact: www.iafs.us/aiaff, director_aiaff@iafs.us

Fellowship applications being accepted for 'Multimedia Training Seminars' to be conducted between December 16-21, 2007 & January 6-11, 2008 by Knight Digital Media Center, University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism; Application Deadline for both seminars: October 26, 2007; Fellowship open to journalists and combine practical instruction in multimedia reporting & online publishing; Contact: Lanita Pace-Hinton, Director of Multimedia training,pacel@berkeley.edu, 510.649.7429; Application Deadline: Oct. 26, 2007

Oct. 06, Saturday
1-4pm. 4th Annual Carnatic Music Competition; K-12 Student Performers; 5pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Malladi Brothers; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Venue: SV Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact:www.tyagaraja-chicago.org

4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Salem Shriram; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (CAMAGA); Venue: HTA Auditorium, Atlanta; Contact:www.camaga.org, Ram Shriram: 770.493.6534

9am-6pm. Inaugural Conference of prominent politicians, community leaders and prominent Indian Entrepreneurs; Presented byIndo-American Council (IAC); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:www.indoamericancouncil.org; Free

6pm. Thenisai Mazhai; A Grand Light Music program with live Orchestra; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Rathi Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:www.chicagotamilsangam.org; Tickets: $8, $10 (non-members); Contact: rraghura@jjc.edu, nishnik@hotmail.com

Oct. 07, Sunday
4pm. Bharatanatyam Dance Concert featuring Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy and senior students; Benefit concert for Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord; Venue: Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Sumathi Natesan: 408.248.5211, Geetha: 925.485.1766; Tickets: $50, $15, $10

Oct. 06 & 07, Sat. & Sunday
10am. CMANAFEST-2007; Fall 2007 Music Festival proudly Presented byCarnatic Music Association of North America; Sangeetha Saagara award will be bestowed on Sri.T.N.Seshagopalan; Other performers in the festival include, Sri. Balamuralikrishna, Bombay Jayashree, Malladi Brothers, Karaikudi Subramanian; Venue: HTCS Auditorium, Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey; Contact:www.cmana.org

Book Signing: Vijay Vaitheeswaran: 'ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future'
Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Correspondent for The Economist and Co-Author of his new book 'Zoom' will be visiting the Silicon Valley Bay Area locations this week for Book Signing.

ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future by Iain Carson and Vijay Vaitheeswaran.www.zoomtothepeople.com, www.vijaytothepeople.com

Zoom is a finalist for this year's Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

Locations:
Book Signing
Mon, 8th Oct. 2007 (7.30pm)
Books Inc
301 Castro Street Mountain View Store 
Contact: Eric Petersen
Contact: Margie Tucker
Tel: 415-643 3400, x11mscott@booksinc.net
Book Signing
Tue, 9th Oct. 2007 (7pm)
Borders #57 Union Square
400 Post Street
San Francisco, California
Tel: 415-399-1633
Contact: Kathy Meengs
510-654-0160 VM
kmeengs@bordersgroupinc.com
 
Book Signing
Wed, 10th Oct. 2007 (1.00pm)
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, California
Contact: Karen West
(415) 927-0960 x 238
kwest@bookpassage.com
Book Signing
Wed, 10th Oct. 2007 (7.30pm)
Kepler's Books Inc.
2374 Santa Catalina St
Palo Alto, California
Book store: 650-324-4321
Contact: Pam Grange650-856-0978
pam@keplers.com

Oct. 11, Thursday
6pm. The Legacy and Lessons of the Marshall Plan; A talk by Greg Behrman – A Henry Kissinger Fellow for Foreign Policy - discusses the 60 year old initiative that would launch America forward as a modern superpower; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact:www.itsyourworld.org

Oct. 13, Saturday
4pm. Bharathikku oru Bharathanjali; An exclusive presentation of Bharathi's Compositions; Performed by Kalaimamani Shobana Ramesh; Organized by Art of India Foundation, Inc.; Venue: Keigwin Annexe Middle School, Middletown, Connecticut; Contact: artindiafoundation@yahoo.com, 203.468.6667; Free; Donations welcome.

4:30pm. Thakka Thimi Thaa - An evening of fashion show, comedy, mimicry, music & great fun; Catch your favorite characters from TV Serials Live; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Spangenberg Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org, 408.398.2927, 510.406.3337; Tickets: $50, $35, $20

6:45pm. Holy Tamil Mass, Every Second Saturday of the month; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:www.tamilcatholic.org

8pm. A Natya Bharathanatyam Dance Concert with Guest Artists from India; Presented byMs. Hema Rajagopalan, Founder & Artistic Director of Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois; Contact: bill@natya.com, 312.212.1240; Tickets: $20, $15

Oct. 12 & 13, Fri. & Saturday
2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic (Oct. 12th) at the Lost Canyons Golf Club & Gala Banquet (Oct. 13th) at the Beverly Hill Hilton Hotel; Presented byThe Vijay Amritraj Foundation; Contact: www.vijayamritrajfoundation.org; 818.988.9977

Oct. 14, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Hyderabad Brothers (Sri. D. Seshachari & Sri. D. Raghavachari); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $50, $25, $15

4pm. Sangeeth Sandhya, Purandara Geetha Maalika; A Grand Musical Evening; Presented byMrs. Lalitha Venkataraman, Artistic Director of Raga Vani School of Music; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:www.ragavani.com; 408.274.4509; Tickets: $10

Oct. 17, Wednesday
4:45pm. Finding Work that matters in the second half of life - A talk by Marc Freedman, CEO, Civic Ventures on how recent retirees are finding themselves in meaningful encore careers; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

Oct. 18, Thursday
3-7pm. Women’s Realities: Is India Changing Fast Enough? – Stimulating Panel Discussions by various Thought Leaders; Keynote Address by Nobel Laureate Prof. Amartya Sen; Venue: Citigroup Corporate Center, New York, New York; Contact: www.aifoundation.org, 888.AIF.4IND, aifnysummit@aif.org

Oct. 20, Saturday
10am. Navarathri Celebrations; Carnatic Vocal Concert by Manasa Suresh and Students of Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.490.4629, ggavimal@sbcglobal.net

2pm. General Body Meeting for bylaws adoption; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ocee Library, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact:www.gatamilsangam.org

4pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Maharajapuram Ramachandran, Nagai Muralidharan, Mannargudi Easwaran; Organized by CAMAGA; Venue: HTA Auditorium, Atlanta; Contact: www.camaga.org

Oct. 20th & 21st, Sat. & Sunday
10am-5pm. Workshop on Acting and Voice Projection by Mithran Devanesen, a leading theater director from India; Organized by Krea Creations; Venue: Club House, Antelope Hills, Ocaso Camino, Fremont, California; Contact: Dheepa ­ 510 353 1790, dheepa@kreacreations.com; $150/person (limited seating), includes food, refreshments and chance to see 'This English' play on Saturday evening.

Oct. 25 & 26 (Thurs. & Friday)
8pm. Anthony Shaffer's 'Sleuth' - A play in English; Adapted and Directed by Harish Sundarem Agastya; Produced by Soumya Agastya; Presented by Naatak (its 25th production); Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: tickets@naatak.com, 408.431.2318; Tickets: $15, $25 (VIP); $20, $35 (VIP) - after Oct. 10th

Nov. 03, Saturday
ThiruviLakku Pooja; Conducted by Nandalala Mission, Southern California; Venue: Sanathan Dharma Temple, Cerritos, California; Contact: Mangala Kulasekaram: 562.404.2010, Usha Sriram: 714.665.2772

Nov. 04, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. T.N.Seshagopalan; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $50, $25, $15

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