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April 2011: Events Calender
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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 Fools Day
 Apr. 12Ram Navami
 Apr. 14Baisaki / Chiththirai ThirunaaL
Apr. 15Income Taxes Due
Apr. 22Good Friday
Apr. 24Easter
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 21


Apr. 16, 2011, Saturday
Desi Dhamaka - One of the largest South Asian Performing Arts events in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 9th year; Program features classical, fusion, bollywood dance, skits and musical acts by Univ. of Washington students; Organized by students of Univ. of Washington; Venue: Meany Theater, University of Washington Campus, Seattle, Washington; Contact: Ravi Venkataraman rvenk777@uw.edu; Tickets: $12, ticketswest.com

Apr. 05, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Apr. 06, 13, 20, 27 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. 07, 14, 21, 28 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. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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

Apr. 03, 10, 17, 24 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

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Mar. 02, Wed. Mahasivarathri - Shiva Puja - All night (Bharathanatyam by Shreelata Suresh & students), Mar. 13, Sun. Karadaiyan Nombu celebration (Bharathanatyam by Vidhya Subramaniam & students); Mar. 19, Sat. Panguni Utharam, Murugan Pooja (Devotional songs by Hema Sista & students); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Competitions & Scholarships
2011 North South Foundation Regional Contests get underway in March, April and May. Contests for children of all grades include spelling, vocabulary, math, geography, science, essay writing and public speaking; National Finals will be held in San Jose, California; Contact: www.northsouth.org, nsfcontests@gmail.com

USC's Annenberg school of Journalism is offering an all expenses paid Health Journalism Fellowship opportunity for Reporting on Health. Explore factors such as race, ethnicity, pollution, violence, transportation and land-use policy play a role in prospects for good health; Fellowship covers meals, travel, lodging plus $2000 stipend; July 24-29, 2011 in Los Angeles; Deadline to Apply: May 02, 2011; Contact: www.reportingonhealth.org, Martha Shirk: CaHealth@usc.edu

Apr. 2, 2011, Saturday
4pm. 2011 Spring Recital - featuring over 80 Abhinaya students on a medley of traditional pieces; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org, 408.871.5959; Tickets: $15, $25, Free for Friends of Abhinaya
6:45pm. Sayanotsavam - A classical vocal concert by Rahul Raghavan; Organized by Balaji Temple, Aurora; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.balaji.org

April 3, 2011, Sunday
2pm. Tamil New Year Celebration. Program features Pattimanram; Organized by Tamil Catholic Association, New Jersey; Venue: Sct. Philips Apostle Church, Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Contact: Thomas Amutharasu 973.668.3089, tamilcatholicsusa@yahoo.com, www.tamilcatholicsusa.org.

Apr. 9, 2011, Saturday
9am. Shloka Chanting competition for children and adults; Organized by Samskrita Bharati; Venue: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Vidhya Seshadri: 650.391.5553, www.samskritabharati.org
Chennai ThaaNdi Varuvaayaa - A play by Dr. Saranathan; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org
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

Apr. 10, 2011, Sunday
3pm. Natya Dance Theater School Showcase; A family friendly introduction to the art of Bharathanatyam; Venue: Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com
1:30pm. Double Header Concerts - (1:30pm) An enthralling Mohiniattam ballet by Vijayalakshmi; (3:30pm) Carnatic Violin Concert by Ganesh and Kumaresh; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
5pm. Gumkha - A entertaining fundraiser for Udhavum KarangaL; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: www.swaram.org

Apr. 15 - Apr. 17, 2011 - Friday - Sunday
Three Day Spring Festival; (7pm. Friday) Vocal Concert by Dr. R.K.Srikantan, (2pm. Saturday) Bharathanatyam by Lavanya Ananth, (TBD, Saturday) Vocal Concert by Dr. T.S.Sathyavathi, (1:30pm, Sunday) Vocal Concert by Pattabhirama Pandit, (4:45pm, Sunday) Vocal Concert by Dr. Balamuralikrishna & Chitravina Ravikiran; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Friday: The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton, California; Saturday: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Sunday: Spangenberg Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Apr. 15, 2011, Friday
6:45pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan - A fundraiser for Japan Tsunami Relief; Organized by Mata Amrithamanandamayi Center; Venue: MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: 510.371.1426, 408.216.7442, mac.concerts@yahoo.com

Apr. 16, 2011, Saturday
2pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact: www.cttamilsangam.org
4pm. Chiththirai Kondattam 2011; Program features songs, classical & non-classical dances, folklore, karaoke & instrumental performances; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Center, San Ramon, California; Contact: Selva Subramanian 510.676.8256, Prabhu Venkatesh: 925.202.1176, www.bayareatamilmanram.org
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Nithya Thangaraj; Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Jeya & Raj Thangaraj: 510.656.8391, info@nldance.com
6pm. Egai Vizha 2011 & Singer Krish Live in Concert; A fundraiser for Udavum KarangaL and Japan Tsunami Relief Fund; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Seaholm High School Auditorium, Birmingham, Michigan; Contact: Balraj Bala: balraj.mts2011@gmail.com, vinoth.mts2011@gmail.com

Apr. 17, 2011, Sunday
4pm. The way she moves - A celebration of womanhood; Performances by Nrithyollasa Dance Academy, Chinyakare Ensemble, Mellisa Cruz Flamenco; A fundraiser for domestic violence shelter in Rajasthan, India; Venue: Amador Theater, Pleasanton, California; Contact: www.friendsofsevamandir.com

Apr. 23 & 24, 2011, Saturday & Sunday
5:30pm Saturday at Hindu Temple Community Center, Flushing, New York; 4pm Sunday at North Brunswick High School Auditorium, North Brunswick, New Jersey; Carnatic Violin Concert by Ganesh & Kumaresh; Presented by Saregama; Contact: www.saregamaevents.us, 1.855.SAREGAMA

Apr. 23, 2011, Saturday
11am. 61st Aradhana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi; Sri. Ganesan and Sri. VS Mani from Sri Ramanasram will attend; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: sunita_parasuraman@yahoo.com, 510-656-2752; Lunch served. Free.
3:30pm. ILamai 2011 - An afternoon of talent, fun and competitions for everyone; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: Stone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, California; Contact: www.sdts.org; Tickets: $5, Free (members)
4pm. Carnatic music concert by Gayathri Satya - A benefit concert for visually impaired children in India and Nepal; Presented by Access Braille; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: Usha Prabhu: 408.554.9388, www.accessbraille.org
5pm. Rang De Basanti - Color of Spring Dance Festival; Organized by AID-Chicago Chapter; Venue: Veluchamy Auditorium, Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Chandrasekar Papudesu 312.560.1074; Tickets: $8

Apr. 29, 2011, Friday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Sudha Raghunathan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Apr. 30 - May 1, Saturday & Sunday
Inner Engineering - Technologies for Wellbeing; Aligning your body, mind, emotions and energy to function in complete harmony; Conducted by Sadhguru Vasudev; Organized by Isha Foundation; Venue: San Francisco, California; Contact: www.ishafoundation.org, 866.424.4742
5pm. Chiththirai Thiruvizha featuring Singer Krish Live with Anitha Krishna and Music by Shakthi Music Troupe; A fundraiser for Gift-A-Future organization; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ridge Performing Arts Center, Basking Ridge, New Jersey; Contact: 732.800.2336, www.njtamilsangam.org

May 01, 2011, Sunday
2pm. Kodai Isai Vizha 2011 - Featuring Singer Krish and Mahanadhi Shobana and music by Jersey Rhythms; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ferst Center for Arts, GA Tech, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, Ravi: 678.757.GATS
3pm. Chicago Music Festival - A music feast and fundraiser with Carnatic and Light Music in Tamil and Telugu; Organized by Shri Ganesha Gayathri Temple; Venue: Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Illinois; Contact: Somu: 630.969.8003, Meena Suby: 847.885.2790; www.ganeshagayathritemple.org
3:30pm & 5:30pm. Double Header Instrumental Concerts by Dr. Saravanapriyan (Violin) and (5:30pm) Mr. Prasad Bhandarkar (Flute) - A fundraiser for Japan Tsunami Relief; Organized by Mata Amrithamanandamayi Center; Venue: MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: 510.371.1426, 408.216.7442, mac.concerts@yahoo.com

May 14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday
Inner Engineering - Technologies for Wellbeing; Aligning your body, mind, emotions and energy to function in complete harmony; Conducted by Sadhguru Vasudev; Organized by Isha Foundation; Venue: Atlanta, Georgia; Contact: www.ishafoundation.org, 866.424.4742
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