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 Oct. 05World Teachers Day
 Oct. 09Vijayadashami
Oct. 13Columbus Day
Oct. 24United Nations Day
Oct. 26Mother-in-law's Day
Oct. 27Deepavali
Oct. 31Halloween
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 19, 26, 31


Oct. 07, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Oct. 01, 08, 15, 22 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

7:45pm. Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques; Venue: Life Bliss Foundation, Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Sept. 02, 09, 16, 23 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

7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

Oct. 04, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga ( SKY ) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a 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

Oct. 05, 12, 19, 26 Sundays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga ( SKY ) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre ( WCSC); Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com.

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

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Oct. 4, Saturday (Navarathri Puja - Devotional songs by Kala Iyer & Students), Oct. 5, Sunday (Navarathri Pooja - Devotional Songs by Megha Renganathan), Oct. 12, Sunday (Vijayadasami Pooja - Devotional Songs and Veena by Srikanth Chari and Hema Sista students), Oct. 26, Sunday (Deepavali Pandihai - Bharathanatyam by Ms. Indumathi Ganesh & Students); Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Oct. 04, Saturday
4:30pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Natasha Halarnkar; Student of Bindu Shankar & Vrindavan Indian Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: 925.875.1095; Free.

Oct. 08, Wednesday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Manasa Suresh; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: ggavimal@sbcglobal.net, 510.490.4629

Oct. 09 - 12
Discourses on Krishna Leela, Padmavathy Kalyanam, Hari Nama Sankeertanam, Navarathri and Dravida Vedam (introduction to divya prabandham) by Sri. Velukkudi Krishnan Swami; Venues: Fremont Hindu Temple, Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore and Sunnyvale Hindu Temple; See Ad in page A37 for specific timings and Venues;

Oct. 11, 12, 17 (Sat., Sun. & Fri.)
8pm (Sat. & Fri.), 5pm (Sun.) Final Solutions - A Play about bias, bigotry and bloodshed; Written by Mahesh Dattani; Directed by Harish Sunderam Agastya; Presented by Naatak; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Soumya 408.425.2647, tickets@naatak.com, www.naatak.com; Tickets: $15-$35

Oct. 11, Saturday
12:30pm. 4th Annual Musical Marathon; Program includes Graduation and Awards Ceremony; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: ggavimal@sbcglobal.net, 510.490.4629

4pm. Vijaya Dasami - Student Recital; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Moreland West Community Center, San Jose, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org; Free.

4:30pm. Kalai Visha 2008; Program features children's programs and Light Music entertainment by Bay Area's Thillana music troupe; Organized by Tamils of Northern California; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Theater, San Ramon, California; Contact: www.tnc-usa.org; Nirmala: 408.356.1091.

4:30pm. Indy Rock 2008 - Rock 'n Roll for Diwali; A multi-lingual light music program with songs from Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films; Venue: Ukrainian Cultural Center Auditorium, Somerset, New Jersey; Contact: www.jerseyrhythms.com; Tickets: $10; Kids under 10: Free.

5pm. Grand Violet Duet by Sri. TN Krishnan and Sriram Krishnan, Rohan Krishnamurthy (Mridangam); Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Arsha Bodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org

6:30pm. Thenisai Mazhai 2008 - A light music concert with live orchestra; Film songs from 60's to current super hits, performed by local talents; Venue: Wabaunsee Valley School Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Tony: 630.779.4056, Somu: 630.696.8003, www.chicagotamilsangam.org; Tickets: $13 (members); $15.

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

Oct. 12, Sunday
9:30am. Shirdi Sai and Dasserra Celebrations; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen, California; Contact: 408.223.0999, www.thesaifoundation.org, kalpatarusai@yahoo.com

2pm & 3:30pm. Lecture Demonstration by Shrimathi Lalgudi Brahmanandam; (3:30pm) Carnatic Vocal concert by Maharajapuram Ramachandran; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

4pm. School Annual Day - Presented by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago; Contact:www.natya.com; Free.

Oct. 18, Saturday
6pm. Annual Dinner 2008; A fundraising dinner; Organized by India Literacy Project; Venue: Malavalli Auditorium, India Community Center, Milpitas; Contact:www.ilpnet.org/ilpdinner/rsvp

Oct. 19, Sunday
3pm. Ramayana - Choreographed by Smt. Hema & Krithika Rajagopalan; Presented by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Sama Rathi Auditorium, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Ranjani & Gayathri; Organized by SIFA; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Oct. 25, Saturday
3:30pm. Deepavali Celebrations - A grand gala musical and dance nite; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact: www.cttamilsangam.org, Srimathy: 860.872.8919, Ramesh: 860.675.3850; Tickets: from $10

4pm. Carnatic Flute Concert by Smt. Mala Chandrasekar; Tanjore Murugabhoopathy (Mridangam); Organized by CAMAGA; Venue: HTA Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact: Dr. Ram Sriram 770.493.6534, www.camaga.org

4.00pm. Grand Violin Concert by Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam & Anuradha Sridhar for the benefit of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam; Venue: Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose, California; Contact: Geetha Swamy g_swamy@pacbell.net, 650 327 7526

6pm. Grand Instrumental Concert by Chitravina Ravikiran; Prof. Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Subhalakshmi (Violin); Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org

Nov. 02, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam Concert by Priyadarshini Govind; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Nov. 8, Saturday
7:30pm. Carnatic Flute Concert by Shashank; Organized by Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple; Venue: Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: 909.625.1400, www.nithyanandavedictemple.org; A fundraising event.

Nov. 09, Sunday
Deepavali Celebrations; Hosted by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Meadowcreek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org

Nov. 15, Saturday
9:30am. Children Day Celebrations; Program includes Annual Children's Day Competition in Dance, Music, Speech, Art and Fancy Dress; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Sangam; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Chitra Rajasekaran 510.378.4799, www.bayareatamilmanram.org; Tickets: $10

6pm. Amarkkalam - A fun filled light music and dance program; Presented by Raagalaya in association with Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Priya Shankar 650.743.5681, Sumathi Natesan 408.506.8784, www.bayareatamilmanram.org

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