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October 2009: Events Calendar
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If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to thendral@tamilonline.com. Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event. Events Compilation assistance by Ms. Lakshmi Subramaniyam, Minnesota.

 Oct. 02Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 08National Children's Day
Oct. 12Columbus Day
Oct. 17Deepavali
Oct. 24United Nations Day
Oct. 25Mother-in-Law Day
Oct. 31Halloween
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 1, 12, 21


Oct. 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

Oct. 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
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

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

Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 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

Oct. 11, 18, 25 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, tamil@faithtroy.org Web: http://www.faithtroy.org/tamil
10-11:30am. Satsang - silent meditation, discourse by Nome on Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry, recitation and readings from the Upanishads; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: 831.425.7287, www.satramana.org; Free.
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
10 am. East West Tamil Service; Venue: Dr.Francis James, 32,Blakely, Irvine, California. Contact: Rev. Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714.828.3181, NGnaniah@aol.com

Yogam Tour 2009: Paramahamsa Nithyananda Yogam 2009 Tour (See schedule in the NigazhvugaL section in Page 62) across America; Organized by Life Bliss Foundation, Montclair, California; Contact: www.yoga4you.org; 909.625.1400

Fellowships & Grants
USC Annenberg/The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships for California based Journalists; Explore the intersection of community health, healthpolicy and the nation's growing diversity; All expenses paid; Dates: Dec. 3-6, 2009and March 11-14, 2010; Location: Los Angeles, California; Deadline to apply: Oct. 18, 2009; For more information, visit www.reportingonhealth.org, Andrea Kobrinsky Alday: Program Manager, (626)457-4296, CEHJF@usc.edu.

Oct. 09, Friday
7:30pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Dr. Kadri Gopalnath (Saxaphone); Accompanied by Kanyakumari (Violin) and Harikumar (Mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:www.southindiafinearts.org

Oct. 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
4pm. Kalai Vizha 2009; Presented by Tamils of Northern California; Program features Children's program, innisai, nadanam; Venue: Livermore High School Auditorium, Livermore, California; Contact: www.tnc-usa.org, Subo: 510.793.9357, Ramoshan: 408.230.6752
4pm. Tamfest 2009 - Tamil Entertainment Program; Program featuresSkits, Children performances, Drama, Quiz, Cine Dances; Venue: PAL Youth Center, Parsippany, New Jersey; Contact: Siva Ramanathan, 973.503.131, ShivaR23@gmail.com, www.tamfest.com
4:30pm. Deepavali Celebrations; Progam benefits Cancer Institue Foundation; Program features Enchanting light music; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: Plaza Theater, Garland, Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org

Oct. 11, Sunday
3pm. Grand Opening & Open House - Offbeat Arts & Design Studio; Offers an Unique & Enriching After-School Program for Children in Drawing, Paining, Sculpture, etc.; Venue: Offbeat Art & Design Studio, 20432 Silverado Ave, Cupertino, California; Contact: Kavita Ramani: 408.429.5675, wildestImagination@gmail.com
4pm. Thenisai Mazhai - A light music concert with live orchestra; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Samarathi Auditorium, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Somu: tsomu@hotmail.com, 630.696.8003, Raghu: rraghura@jjc.edu, Raji Vivek: 630.362.3664

Oct. 18, Sunday
4pm. Grand Vocal Concert by Sangeetha Kalanidhi TV.Sankaranarayanan & Party; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org

Oct. 24, Saturday
3:30pm. 2009 Deepavali Celebrations; A Grand Gala Musical Nite by Jersey Rhythms, Live comedy by Sun TV fame Erode Mahesh; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact: Srimathy Raghavan: 860.872.8919
4:30pm. Mellisai Mazhai 2009 - An evening of non-stop music, dancing and delicious food; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: Oak Valley School, San Diego, California; Contact: www.sdts.org; Tickets: $10, $5 (members)

Oct. 25, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Sanjay Subramaniam (Vocal); Accompanied by Varadarajan (Violin) and Neyveli Venkatesh (Mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
5pm. Bellz 'n Beats - A Mosaic of folk, fusion and contemporary dances; Presented by Nrityakalya Dance Company; A fundraiser for Association of India Development (AID); Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.nrityakalya.org, Janani: 408.774.1910, bnbtix@gmail.com; Tickets: $12, $10

Oct. 30 & Oct. 31 (Fri. & Sat.)
6:30pm (Saturday) & 7:00am. Yoga Sutras Discourse (Friday) & Kalpataru Program (Saturday) by Paramahamsa Nithyananda; Organized by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Ganesha Temple, Flushing, New York; Contact: www.yoga4you.org; 909.625.1400, 917.684.7282

Oct. 31, Saturday
9am. Grand Light Music Program & Nagaichuvai Sangamam; Program features Pattimanram, Standup Comedy, Interactive competitions and more; Organized by Georgia Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, 404.419.6161
4pm. Maayaa Jaalam - Thillana's 10th Annual Tamil Music Concert; Presented by Asha for Education, Silicon Valley; Program features Halloween kids parade and fun music; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact: www.mayajaalam.org, 650.605.3710; Tickets: $15-$50.

Nov. 01, Sunday
11am. Thiruvizha Kondattam 2009; Program features Isai Laya & Symphony music troupe's Light music concert; Nagaichuvai Nigazhchi by Erode Magesh; Organized by Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley; Venue: Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown, Pennsylvania; Contact: www.tagdv.org, 302.528.2616; Tickets: $15, $20
2:30pm. Eco Day Fall 2009; Sponsored & Organized by Amrita Bala Kendra, Common Vision & Green Friends; Program offers children hands-on opportunity with nurturing trees and plants; Venue: M.A.Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: www.amma.org, www.amma.org/greenfriends
3:30pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Hyderabad Brothers & Party (Vocal); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Nov. 08, Sunday
3:30pm. Amarar Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan - Play produced and staged by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Directed by Bagirathi Seshappan; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Center, Dogherty Valley High School Campus, San Ramon, California; Contact: Solai Alagappan: 510.676.9857, Saravanan: 925.309.4489, www.bayareatamilmanram.org; Tickets: $50, $20

Nov. 15, Sunday
8am. Walk for a Child - A Family Fun Run; Organized by Udavum Karangal; Program features 3K, 5K 10K distance runs, exercise, entertainment & fun; Venue: Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California. Contact: www.udavumkarangal-sfba.org, 408.480.9674
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