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May 2008 Issue
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May 2008 : Events Calendar
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 May. 01May Day
 May. 06National Teacher Day
 May. 11Mother’s Day
 May. 12International Nurses Day
 May. 26Memorial Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
7, 11, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26



May 06, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

May 07, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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

May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Saturdays
8 - 10am. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi’s Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lecture Organized by SKY Bay Area, chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC). Venue: Fremont Hindu Temple, Fremont, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm. Exploring Meditation - Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact:www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

May 04, 11, 18, 25 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. Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, Queens, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

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:

Atlantic Media Company establishes new Fellowship to cultivate the next generation of web-focused talent; Program aims at discovering and fostering exceptional and aspiring writers, editors, designers, web production and IT experts, and other online media talents; 9 month paid fellowship from fall 2008 to spring 2009; Deadline for submission: May 08, 2008; Contact: Meghan Hayde: 202-266-7148, www.atlanticmediacompany.com/fellowship

Annual Knowledge @ Wharton Scholarship for Business Journalism; Scholarships for members of SAJA, AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ and NAJA to attend the influential Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists between Oct. 12 and 15, 2008; Scholarship covers cost of tuition, course material and meals worth $1995; Presented by SAJA and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Contact: South Asian Journalists Association (www.saja.org); Deadline: Aug. 08, 2008

May 2008
May 30 - July 23; Meet Mata Amritanandamayi, a renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader during her visit to US and Canada. For programs, retreats, exact dates and cities, please refer to advertisement in page A04; Contact: www.amma.org

May 10-18 4th Annual India Property Show
Property developers from cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai will be showcasing real estate investment opportunities across India for institutional, high networth and other NRIs; Free NRI advisory services on legal and taxation matters; Organized by Priya Publications, Chennai; Venue: May 10-11 - Holiday Inn, Santa Clara, California; May 13-14 - Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriot, Seattle; May 17-18 - Dr. Pepper Star Center (Farmer's Branch Conference Center); Contact: 785.979.5497, priyapublications@gmail.com.

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
May 11, Sunday (Mother’s Day celebrations - Devotional songs by Latha Sriram & students); May 18, Sunday (Vaisaki Visakam - Bharathanatyam by Jeyanthi Sridharan and students); Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

May 02, Friday
7pm. Splendor of Indian Classical Dance; Presented by Abhinaya Dance Company as part of the National Dance Week; Venue: Saratoga School of Dance, Saratoga, California; Contact: 408.983.0491, www.abhinaya.org, abhinaya_sj@yahoo.com


May 04, Sunday
3pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by T.M. Krishna, Violin - RK.Sriramkumar, Mridangam - Arun Prakash; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $15, $20, $50

3pm. Tamil New Year Celebration; Organized by Arizona Tamil Sangam; Program features Skit, Classical Dance & Songs, Light Music by AZTS, Game Show; Venue: Dobson High School, Mesa, Arizona; Contact: www.aztamilsangam.org; mirujegan@yahoo.com; Tickets: $5, $3 (Children)

4pm. Bharathanatyam Performances by Guru Vishal Ramani and students of Shri Krupa Dance Company; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Shiva Murugan Temple 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

4pm. Aru padai veedu - A Bharathanatyam dance ballet on Lord Muruga by Kalaimamani Sreekala Bharath and party; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Meenakship Temple, Pear Land, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

May 10 & 11 (Sat. & Sunday)
2008 North American Tamil Drama Festival - Presented by Stage Friends, New Jersey, USA; Four plays will be staged during the festival; Saturday (2-4pm) - Krea Creations, California presents ‘iru lives, oru Story’; (6-8pm) Meenakshi Theaters, Texas presents ‘Thillu Mullu’; Sunday (11am - 1pm) Avatars, California presents Ninaithaale Nadakkum!; (3-5pm) Stage Friends (USA) presents ‘Avan, Aval, Adhu’; Venue: North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact: www.stagefriendsusa.com; Ramani 201.914.5254

May 10, Saturday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

7pm. Nachle India - Showcasing Bollywood, Folk and Contemporary dances of India; Presented by Ektaa Center; Venue: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, California; Contact: Harish Murthy 949.300.8912,harish@ektaacenter.org

ThirukkuraL and Tamil Spelling Competitions; Organized by Tamil Associations of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV). Contact:www.tagdv.org

May 11, Sunday
2pm. Tamil New Year’s Day Celebrations; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Meadow Creek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org

4pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by T.M. Krishna, Violin - RK.Sriramkumar, Mridangam - Arun Prakash; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (CAMAGA); Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: 770-493-6534, www.camaga.org; Tickets: $20

May 16, Friday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by T.M. Krishna, Violin - RK.Sriramkumar, Mridangam - Arun Prakash; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association, Ohio; Venue: Upper Arlington Civic Center, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact:www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org

May 17, Saturday
6:15pm. Swami Sukhabodhananda’s Steps to success and satisfaction - A holistic workshop; Presented by well trained teachers of Swami Sukhabodananda; Venue: Komala Vilas, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; 408-425-2851/408-205-7035, toshakila@gmail.com, vskamala@yahoo.com

May 18, Sunday
3pm. Bharathanatyam concert by Sreekala Bharath; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $15, $20, $50

May 24, Saturday
2:30pm. Galaata - Spring Fest. 2008; Fun programs include Galaata LOL, Galaata IDOL, Sahana - A Tamil Musical, Galaata Remix, Matinee Madness, Pallavi Light Music Concert; Organized by Udavum KarangaL USA; Venue: Chabot College, Hayward, California; Contact: www.galaata.org; Krithigha 408.476.8507, Anitha 408.368.3821, info@galaata.org; Tickets: $18, $28, $35, $50

May 27, Tuesday
6pm. Tactics of Hope: How social enterpreneurs are changing our world; Author Wilford Welch presents his book; Speakers include David Hopikins, Former Director of International Affairs, Center of the Roosevelt Institution, Middlebury college and Ms. Priya Haji, CEO and & Co-Founder of World of Good Inc. - a company which buys and sells fair trade crafts; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

May 29, Thursday
11:30am. The Good Fight - Senate Majority leader presents his book and dwelves into his roots, a childhood of deep poverty in the tiny mining town of Searchlight, Nevada to his current place in Washington DC; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

May 31, Saturday
1pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Sangeetha Swaminathan; KS.Mani (Violin) and Trivandrum V.Balaji (Mridangam); Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Terill Middle School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org

2pm. Choreography Showcase; Guest Artist Presentation & Next Generation Performances; Presented by Ms. Mythili Kumar and Abhinaya Dance Company dancers; Venue: Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org

3:30-6:30pm. Carnatic Music Talent Search; Competition for Junior Members; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Judges: Sri. Maharajapuram Srinivasan (Vocal), Ganesh (Vocal), Pakkala Ramadoss (Violin) Trivandrum V. Balaji (Mridangam); Venue: Terill Middle School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org, Chithra Krishnan 609.750.9138, Sow Sowmyan 908.930.9234, PS Venkataraman 732.396.0422

Jun. 01, Sunday
3:00 pm, Annual Meeting of WeReachOut - A non-profit organization with a mission to make a difference in most deserving and needy students life in India. Program includes information about WeReachOut, amazing magic show, and bollywood dances by children; Venue: Campbell Community Center, Campbell, California; Contact: 408.368.7568, contact@wereachout.org , www.wereachout.org

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