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Nov. 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
Nov. 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
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
Nov. 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
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999
Nov. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Nov. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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, email@example.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, 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. 7057/ email@example.com
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
General Announcements, Scholarships, Grants, etc.
South Asian Journalists Association will be conducting its Board elections in December; Candidates interested in SAJA Board positions can declare candidacy by submitting a candidacy statement (300 words); Deadline for submissions: Nov. 12, 2008; Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org; Contact: www.saja.org
Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Nov. 02, Sunday (Mahaskanda Sashti Homam - Thiruppugazh songs by Latha Sriram & Students), Nov. 16, Sunday (Murugan Puja - Bharathanatyam by Guru. Vishal Ramani & Students), Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Nov. 09, Sunday (4pm. Sisthi - Bharathanatyam by Ms. Shreelata Suresh & Students); Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org
Nov 01, 08 Saturdays, 09 Sunday
Bone marrow drive in Los Angeles. Nov 1 (10 AM - 4 PM). Hoover middle school, 3501 Country Club Drive, LakeWood, CA 90712; Nov 8 (5-8PM) & Nov 9 (10AM - 4PM) at Sanathana Dharma Temple & Cultural Center, 15311, Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk; Contact: Brahatha Mohan: email@example.com.
Nov. 01, Saturday
9:30am. Children's Day & Deepavali Tamil Competitions; Competitions include Drawing, Tamil Writing and Thirukkural competitions for children between 5 and 17 years; Hosted by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: BOSS, Norcross Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, Chand Kuppuswamy: 404.451.3972, Bala Panchapakesan: 678.637.8017
4pm. Deepavali 2008 - An evening of Fabulous music, non-stop dancing and delicious food; Light music by Ashiana - Music troupe from Los Angeles; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: Stone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, California; Contact: www.sdts.org, Asokan Selvaraj 858.449.4485, Shyam Sundar 858.229.2747; Tickets: $5 (members), $10.
5pm. Deepavali Music Show featuring Devi Paradise - An ensemble of musicians from all over USA - A musical explosion featuring past and latest koothu hits; Organized by Seattle Tamil Sangam; Venue: Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, Renton, Washington; Contact: www.seattletamilsangam.org; Tickets: $7, $15
6pm. Deepavali Celebrations; Program includes fun activities and dinner; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam, Dallas; Venue: Town of Flower Mound, Community Activity Center, Flower Mound, Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org; Tickets: $10 (children), $15.
Nov. 02, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam Concert by Priyadarshini Govind; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.southindiafinearts.org
3:30pm. A unique instrumental concert, led by, Smt. Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar, Smt. Nirmala Rajasekar (Veena), Sri. Mullaivasal Chandramouli (Violin), Sri. Murugabhoopathi (Mridangam); Venue: Belin Chapel @ Morris Cultural Center, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas;Contact: www.bkmhouston.org
Nov. 8, Saturday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org
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
2:30pm. Flute Concert by Smt. Mala Chandrashekar, Violin - Sri. Mullaivasal Chandramouli, Mridangam - Sri. Muruga Boopathy; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: email@example.com, www.southindiafinearts.org
3:30pm. Carnatic Music concert by Sri. Chitravina Ravikiran, Violin - Ms. Akkarai Subbulakshmi, Mridangam - Sri. Trichy Sankaran; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Arsha Bodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey; Contact: www.cmana.org; Tickets: $15-$20
4pm. Reception for Padmashri Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan - A Gandhian follower and founder of LAFTI (Land for Tillers' Freedom) (www.lafti.org, www.friendsoflafti.org); Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Warm Springs Community Park Meeting Room; Fremont, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org; Free.
4:45pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam, Violin - Sri. Avaneeswaram Vinu, Mridangam - Sri. Shertalai Ananthakrishnan; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.southindiafinearts.org
5pm. Konjam Idhu Koncham Adhu; Program features Dance performance by Agni: The Dance company; Innisai Mazhai by Arjun Adapalli, Fashion Show and Pattimandram; Hosted by Austin Tamil Sangam; Venue: Lanier High School, Austin, Texas; Contact: Harish Jayakumar 512.924.5222, www.austintamilsangam.org
Nov. 12-18 & Dec. 10-16, Wednesday - Tuesday
7-10pm (weekdays); 10am-1pm (Saturday); 8am-5pm (Sunday); Free Intro Talk on Nov. 12th and Dec. 10th (7-8pm); Discourses, discussions, meditation and Yoga practices by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev; Organized by Isha Yoga; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: 510.780.9468, email@example.com
Nov. 13-16 (Thurs - Sunday)
3rd i - San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival; Festival presents films from and about South Asia; Organized by 3rd i, a non-profit organization; Venue: Brava & Castro Theaters in San Francisco; Contact: Ivan Jaigirdar 415.835.4783, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.thirdi.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
3pm. Thamizhar Thiruvizha Celebrations; Program features Children's programs, Arts programs and Light music concert by Jersey Rhythms; Organized by Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley; Venue: Harrington Middle School, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; Contact: www.tagdv.org; Tickets: $5 (children), $15, $18 (non-members)
3pm. Children's Day 2008 - Talent Show; Program includes fancy dress parade, Thirukkural recitation and more; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Keefe Technical School Auditorium, Framingham, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org
5pm. Dhaam Dhoom Deepavali - Deepavali Celebrations by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Program includes variety entertainment, children's programs, light music, karaoke and more; Venue: Avondale High School, Auburn Hills, Michigan; Contact: www.mitamilsangam.org, Kanthi Sundar: 248.852.6366, firstname.lastname@example.org; Subsidized dinner will be available.
5:30pm. Deepavali Thiruvizha 2008; Progam includes a grand Tamil Light Music Concert by Ainkaran; Venue: Orson Spenser Hall (OSH) Auditorium, University of Utah, Utah; Contact: Karthik 801.680.9129, Sundar 801.856.6189, Srini 801.824.7381, Karu 801.897.4527, www.utahtamilsangam.org
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
Nov. 15 & 16, Sat. & Sun.
7pm (Sat.) & 4pm (Sunday); Rivers - A mystical journey - A bharathanatyam concert depicting the sacred rivers and the unceasing flow of life on their banks; Organized and Performed by Abhinaya Dance Company dancers; Venue: Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org; Tickets: $10-$25
Nov. 22, Saturday
6pm. Children's day celebrations; Program includes Bharathanatyam, variety program by chicago children, Movie dances, humorous skits, songs and 'thaala vathiya virundhu'; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org, Velu: email@example.com, Sekar: firstname.lastname@example.org, PK. Aravazhi: email@example.com; Suggested donation: $5