|If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event.
Dec. 04, 11, 18, 25 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org
Dec. 05, 12, 19, 26 Wednesdays
6-9am."ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, email@example.com
Dec. 06, 13, 20, 27 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
Dec. 01, 08, 15, 22 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
Dec. 02, 09, 16, 23 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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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; firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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:
South Asian Journalists Association & The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism announce the new CUNY-SAJA Scholarship upto $7,500 to a SAJA Member for CUNY's three-semester Masters of Arts in Journalism; Application deadline: Jan. 02, 2008, 11:59pm EST; Contact:www.saja.org, http://journalism.cuny.edu/journalism/admissions.html, Sandeep:firstname.lastname@example.org The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is seeking entries in the narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children's and animated films categories; Films can be of any length and format; Final submission deadline is Jan. 07, 2008; Contact: Christina Maroudacmarouda@indianfilmfestival.org,www.indianfilmfestival.org
Dec. 07 - Jan. 2008
Dec. 8 - Jan. 15 (Toronto); Human Excellence Course in US & Canada; Conducted by: three experienced Professors & disciples of Maharishi Vethathiri; Contact: 905. 270.8720, 201.355.7757, email@example.com, www.vethathiri.org
Dec. 1st and 15th, Saturday
Tamil Classes - Conducted by Boston Thamil Association;Venue: First Parish Church, Bedford, Massachusetts; Contact: www.bostonthamil.com, Chelvi Rajadurai 781.944.4128, Kailas Aravinthan 978.264.0478
Dec. 01., Saturday
5:30pm. Annual Appreciation Dinner & A Gala Cultural Entertainment; Presented by Ashyana Banquets; Program includes Group Songs & Dances by Ghungroo Dance Company, Stand-up Comedy by Prashanth Venkataramanujam;Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.balaji.org, 630.844.2252
6pm. Bharathanatyam Concert by Ms. Sujatha Srinivasan; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association, Ohio;Venue: Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org; Tickets: Free (members); $25
Dec. 02, Sunday
4pm. Youth Concert by Students of Ms. Lata Sriram; Presented by Nandalala Mission; A monthly program to provide the youth a forum to perform before a live audience;Venue: Santa Clara, California; Contact:www.nandalala.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi Dance recital; Presented by Sadhana Dance Academy, Natyalaya Kuchipudi Dance School, Nrityollasa Dance Academy and Sankalpa School of Dance; Organized by Yuva Bharati;Venue: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact:www.yuvabharati.org; Free.
Dec. 08, Saturday
10am-8pm. Thamizh KadavuL Thanga Murugan Vizha; Program features Thiruppugazh melodies by Chicago Thiruppugazh AnbargaL, songs and dance recitals by children;Venue: The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Anandi Ratnavelu: 630.717.9597, Uma Gopalakrishnan 630.983.4049; Free.
2pm. Days of Dance, Days of Light; A family-friendly Bharathanatyam performance by students of Natya Dance Theatre;Venue: Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com; Free.
2:30pm. Kids Talent Show; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam;Venue: Plaza Theater, Garland, Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org, Paul Sundar Singh 972.527.4217, Ram Ramanathan 214.387.9435
4pm. Hindi/English Story Time;Venue: Children's Room, King Library, San Jose, California; Contact: King Library Children's Room: 408.808.2183,www.sjlibrary.org
5pm. Christmas Celebrations; Program features Christmas Carols in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati & Punjabi; Children's Drama; Hosted by India Society of Worcester;Venue: India Center, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; Contact:www.iswonline.org
6:30pm. Christmas Celebrations; Organized by Boston Thamil Association of New England;Venue: Sons of Italy, Winchester, Massachusetts; Contact:www.bostonthamil.com
6:45pm. Holy Tamil Mass, Every Second Saturday of the month;Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:www.tamilcatholic.org
7pm. Bow Ties & Bangles; First Annual Benefit Gala - Boston; Organized by American India Foundation (AIF); Program features Keynote by Prof. Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, Harvard University;Venue: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Contact: www.aifoundation.org
Dec. 09, Sunday
3pm. Kalakkal Karaoke - A fun filled event to benefit Tamil Classes; Presented by Bharathi Kalai Manram;Venue: Anjali Center, Sugar Land, Texas; Contact: Rajan 832.656.7861, Padmini 713.666.6980,www.bkmhouston.org; Donation: $10; Free.
Dec. 11, Tuesday
6:30pm. 'Diplomacy, the military and the middle east', A talk by Former Commander of the US Central Command, Gen. John Abizaid;Venue: The Montgomery Theater, San Jose, California 95113; Contact:www.itsyourworld.org, 415.293.4600, email@example.com
Dec. 15, Saturday
7pm. A Grand Cultural evening with a sumptuous dinner; A fundraising program; Organized by Aim for Seva;Venue: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan; Contact: Baiju Panicker: 248.275.1673, Eashwar Money 248.852.2427, www.aimforseva.org Pillayar Nonbu Celebrations; Organized by Nagarathar Sangam of North America; Venues: Joyce Kilmer Middle School, Vienna, Virginia; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Barsana Dham, Austin, Texas; Contact: www.southcentralnagarathars.org; email@example.com.
Dec. 16, Sunday
6pm. 'Peace & Harmony' - Tamil Sangam Michigan Youth Day 2007; Magic Show,Pics. with Santa, Live DJ, Food, fun & dance; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam;Venue: Clawson High School, Clawson, Michigan; Contact: Shiva:firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mitamilsangam.org
Dec. 22, Saturday
3pm. Special General Body Meeting to vote on proposed amendments to the Bylaws and constitution of the Boston Thamil Association of New England;Venue: First Parish Church, Bedford, Massachusetts; Contact: Ranjit Singaranayagam, Secretary, email@example.com, www.bostonthamil.com
Dec. 23 - Dec. 30
The following events will be hosted by Atlanta Tamil Church
5:30pm. Dec. 23, 2007 Sunday; Candle Night Service
10:30am. Dec. 25, 2007 Tuesday; Christmas Service
10:00am. Dec. 29, 2007 Saturday; Seven Hours Fasting Prayer
Dec. 30, 2007 Sunday; Last Sunday of 2007; Preparation Meeting 10:30pm.
Dec. 31, 2007 Monday; Watch night Service; Holy communion will be followed.
Venue: Atlanta Tamil Church, 2534 Duluth Highway, Duluth, Georgia; Contact: Rev. Palmer Paramadhas - firstname.lastname@example.org; www.atlantatamilchurch.org; Free; All are invited.