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Events Calendar
April 2010: 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.

 Apr. 01April Fool's Day
 Apr. 04Easter
 Apr. 05Easter Monday
Apr. 15Taxes Due
Apr. 21Administrative Professionals Day
Apr. 22Earth Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 
1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28


Apr. 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

Apr. 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
7:45-9:15pm. Atmotsava - Silent meditation, readings, chanting, bhajans and stotrams on god, guru and self - followed by prasad; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: www.satramana.org, 831.425.7287

Apr. 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

Apr. 03, 10, 17, 24 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

Mar. 07, 14, 21, 28 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.
5:00pm. Communion & Worship Service; Discourses by Rev. Sam Raj, Rev. Shawn Redmond; Special Service on Valentine's Day; Venue: First Tamil Church of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: 404.276.2661, www.ftcatlanta.org
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

Competitions
North South Foundation kicks off regional contests in more than 70 regional centers across the United States during the months of April and May 2010; Competitions for students in Grades 1 to 12, include Spelling, Science, Math, Geography Bees; Contact: www.northsouth.org

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Apr. 11, Sun. Pradosham Puja (Bharathanatyam by Radica Giri & Students), Apr. 18, Sun. Tamil New Year Puja (Bharathanatyam by Sundara Swaminathan & Students), May 2, Sun. Meenakshi Kalyanam (Devotional Songs - Hema Sista, Srikanth Chari & Akilesh Sista); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Apr. 03, 2010, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Neha Kumar; Disciple of Smt. Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: 408.406.4693, www.lasya.org

April 04, 2010, Sunday
2-5pm. Tree Planting and Treasure Hunt Event for Children & Youth; Organized by Mata Amrithananthamayi Center; Venue: MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: Krish Sivakumar: 408.219.1169, Sudhir Aggarwal: 818.262.3895, http://eggsandtrees.eventbrite.com

April 09, 2010, Friday
7pm. Jugalbandhi by Shashank Subramanyam & Shaheed Parvez; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Apr. 10 & 11, 2010, Sat. & Sunday
All Day; VivRti - A 2-day festival for the young musicians of North America; Performances featuring promising youth from North America & Interactive Carnatic Sessions with Vidwan T.M. Krishna; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Theater, San Ramon, California; Contact: 510.459.8252, 510.490.6141, VivRti@rstech.net; Tickets: $35 onwards

Apr. 10, 2010, Saturday
1pm. Contemporary approach to Bharathanatyam; A Workshop by Krithika Rajagopalan, Principal dancer of Natya Dance Theater; Organized by Natya Dance Theater, Chicago;Venue: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; Contact: www.natya.com
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Keerthika Ramakrishnan; Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh and Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Saraswathi Ramakrishnan: 510.713.0542, info@nldance.com
5:30pm. Geetanjali 2010 - 7th Annual Tamil Music Night; A fundraiser for Asha for Education; Performed by Geetanjali Band; Organized by Asha For Education; Venue: Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Contact: Palani 425.208.9291, ashageetanjali@live.com, www.ashanet.org/seattle; Tickets: $12, $15, $20 and $25
6:30pm. Monthly Tamil Mass, Rosary, Children Liturgy and Get-together; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St.Joseph's Church, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

April 11, 2010, Sunday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Performances by Smt. Katherine Kunhiraman & Students - A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.temple.org
3pm. Easter & Tamil New Year Celebrations; Program features a TAMIL MASS; Hosted by Tamil Catholics Association of USA at Mountainside, New Jersey; Contact: tamilcatholicsusa@yahoo.com; Thomas: 973.668.3089

April 16, 2010, Friday
Carnatic Star of Minnesota 2010; A competition for recognizing music talent in children; Organized by SV Temple, Minnesota; Venue: SV temple, Golden Valley, Minnesota; Contact: SV Temple: 763.544.2855, kalanjali@svtemplemn.org, www.svtemplemn.org; Tickets: $10 (Individual event),$50 (all categories)

April 17, 2010, Saturday
3pm & 6pm. Mudivalla Arambam - It's just the beginning - A Tamil Play by Mani Ram; Directed by Shivkumar Jayaraman; Presented by The Avatars; Venue: Visual & Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, Cupertino, California; Contact: Kanaka: 510.440.9079, Janani 408.774.1910, tickets@theAvatars.org, www.theAvatars.org; Tickets: $15, $20
4pm - 10pm. Easter & Tamil New Year Celebrations; Organized by Tamils of Northern California (TNC); Venue: Fremont Senior Center, Fremont, California; Contact: www.tnc-usa.org

April 18, 2010, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Vijai Siva & Party, RK Shriramkumar (Violin), J.Vaidyanathan (Mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, Californa; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
4pm - 8pm. Neeya? Naana? in California - Hosted by Star Vijay TV Fame Gopinath; Topic: Do children grow up better in Indian or American environment; Organzed by Mercy Vihar; Venue: Foothill College Auditorium, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: Santhi: 510.402.8703, Ramesh: 408.605.7112, info@mercyvihar.org, www.mercyvihar.org

April 23, 2010, Friday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Sudha Raghunathan & Party; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

April 24, 2010 Saturday
4pm - 8pm. Neeya? Naana? in California - Hosted by Star Vijay TV Fame Gopinath; Topic: Who changes most after coming to America - Men or Women?; Organzed by Mercy Vihar; Venue: Jain Center Auditorium, Buena Park, California; Contact: Anita: 562.916.3380, Bala: 714.646.9727, Ramesh: 408.605.7112, info@mercyvihar.org, www.mercyvihar.org
4:30pm - 9:30pm. Kalakkal 2010; An evening with fun filled with songs, dance, villupaatu, kuthupaatu and comedy; Organized by Seattle Tamil Sangam; Venue: Eckstein Middle school, Seattle, Washington; Contact: info@seattletamilsangam.org, www.seattletamilsangam.org; Tickets: $10(Adults), $7(Kids)
5pm. Muthamizh Vizha & Tamil New Year Celebrations; Program features Speech competition for Children, Kavithai potti, Isai, Nadanam, Tamil Skits and more; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Aurora Balaji Temple, Aurora, Chicago; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org

April 25, 2010 Sunday
4pm. Mega Tamil Light Music Program by Padmashree Dr. SP.Balasubramanyam with orchestra from India; Singers include Ms. SP Sailaja, Kalpana & Sree Krishna; Organized by Kalalaya; Venue: San Jose Center for Performing Arts, San Jose, California; Contact: Kala Iyer: 510.796.5252; Tickets available at Komala Vilas, Udupi Palace, $20, $25, $35, $50, $100.

Apr. 30, 2010, Friday
7:45pm. From Surviving to Thriving in Today's World - Spiritual Path for New Abundant Reality; A discourse by Swami Sukhabodananda; Venue: Divine Science Center, 1540 Hicks Avenue, San Jose, California; Contact: Shakila: 408.425.2851, Rajani: 650.450.2662, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org

May 01, 2010, Saturday
11am. New Living with Values of Health, Prosperity and Happiness; A discourse by Swami Sukhabodananda; Venue: San Francisco, California; Contact: www.newlivingexpo.com, swamisukhabodhananda.org
3:45pm. Nritya Sandhya - A benefit Bharathanatyam Performance for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple by Ms. Nandita Sriram, Student of Smt. Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, Cupertino, California; Contact: Prema Sriram: 408.997.6375; Admission Free.
4pm. Enhancing Life in Difficult Times - Divine principles for effective, creative, celebrative and abundant living; A discourse by Swami Sukhabodananda; Venue: Divine Science Center, 1540 Hicks Avenue, San Jose, California; Contact: Shakila: 408.425.2851, Rajani: 650.450.2662, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; Tickets: $30 (before Apr. 30), $40 (at the gate)
5:30pm. Sangeetha Malai - An evening of Enchanting Carnatic Ensemble - Unnikrishnan, Embar Kannan (Violin), Arjun Kumar (Mridangam); Organized by Chicago Academy of Indian Fine Arts; Venue: Hoffman Estates High School Auditorium, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Contact: Malathy/Sekar: 630.233.8707, Ranjani: 847.517.1918; Tickets: $10, $12, $20

May 02, 2010, Sunday
10am. Art of Empowering - Workshop for parents on empowering teens for a fun, responsible and adventurous living; Venue: 12896 Viscaino Road, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: Shakila: 408.425.2851, Rajani: 650.450.2662, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; Tickets: $25 (before Apr. 30), $35 (at the gate)
10am. All Day Festival & Tribute to Shri. GN. Balasubramaniam;
10am - 11:30am - "GNB - MLV" Music and Magic - lecture demonstration by Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran & Shubasri; 2-4:30pm Shri Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna Vocal Concert;
3pm. Art of becoming an inner and outer winner - Workshop for Teens; Focussing on success and satisfaction & Getting what you like and liking what you get; Venue: 12896 Viscaino Road, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: Shakila: 408.425.2851, Rajani: 650.450.2662, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; Tickets: $40 (before Apr. 30), $50 (at the gate)
5pm - Shri. Trichur Ramachandran Concert; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

May 08, 2010, Saturday
2:00pm - 7:00pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL KoNdattam; A fun filled program with Iyal, Isai, Nadanam and Naadagam; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Windsor High School, Windsor, Connecticut; Contact: Ramesh Natchiappan 860.675.3850, Uma Sekar 860.872.8733, www.cttamilsangam.org; Tickets: $10 (Members), $15 (Non-members)
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