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May 2011 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 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.

 May. 01May Day
 May 03National Teachers Day
 May 05Cinco De Mayo
May 08Mother's Day
May 12Nurses Day
May 21Armed Forces Day
May 30Memorial Day


May 03, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays
12:00 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

May 04, 11, 18, 25 Wednesdays
6:00-9:00am. "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

May 05, 12, 19, 26 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

May 07, 14, 21, 28 Saturdays
8:00-10:00am 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.
9:00am. 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

May 08, 15, 22, 29 Sundays
8:00-10:00am 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-10:00am - 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
10:00-11:30am. 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
May 15, Sun. Vaikasi Visakam - (Sri Murugan Kalyanam) Bharathanatyam by Jayanthi Sridharan & 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

May 06-08, 2011, Friday - Sunday
Sarovar 2011 - An Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts; Program features performances by local music and dance schools and visiting maestros; Organized by Great Lakes Aradhana Committee (GLAC) Michigan; Venue: Varner Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; Contact; 248.370.2100

May 07, 2011, Saturday
4:00pm. Chiththirai Thiruvizha 2011 - An evening of dance and music; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: Rangeview High School, Aurora, Colorado; Contact: www.tamilcolorado.org;  Tickets: $10 non-members, Free: members
4:30pm. Galaata - An entertaining evening of music, dance and standup comedy; Organized by Friends of Udavum KarangaL; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: www.galaata.org, 408.657.0347; Tickets: $20, $25

May 08, 2011, Sunday
Double header concerts - 2:00pm. Veena concert by Rajhesh Vaidhya; 5pm. DKP Generation Thematic Program - Shatharagamalika - A unique presentation of 100 ragas by Isai Peroli Nithyashree Mahadevan & Lalitha Sivakumar; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
4:00pm. Bharathanatyam performances by Guru Vishal Ramani & students - A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.shivamurugantemple.org

May 13-14, 2011, Friday - Saturday
TiECON 2011 - The world's largest conference for Entrepreneurs; Organized by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE); Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.tiecon.org

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

May 14, 2011, Saturday
11:00am-5:00pm. Second Annual Day Celebrations by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam and California Tamil Academy (CTA) tamil schools; Program features children's art and cultural performances; Venue: Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia; Contact: Ravi Palaniappan: raviclri@hotmail.com, www.gatamilsangam.org
3:00pm. Vocal performance by Students of Shruthi Swara Laya on the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of Badarikashrama; Venue: Badarikashrama, San Leandro, California; Contact: Anuradha Suresh: ggavimal@sbcglobal.net, 510.552.5824, www.shruthiswaralaya.com
4th Annual Day Celebrations of Amerikka Thamizh Schools USA; Venue: Chicago, Illinois; Contact: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thamizhschoolsusa
5:30pm. Dance Mirchi - An entertainment program to raise funds for Udavum KarangaL; Organized by Visweta Academy of Arts; Venue: Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: www.visweta.org
6:00pm. Cinema Paithiyam - A social comedy play by Anantha; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville, Texas; Contact: www.dfwmts.org

May 15, 2011, Sunday
4:00pm. Carnatic Veena Concert by Rajhesh Vaidhya; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact: www.camaga.org, Dr. Ram Sriram 770.493.6534

May 17, 2011, Tuesday
5:30pm. Googlization and the future of books - A panel discussion by Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of Googlization of Everything (and why we should worry) and Brewster Kahle, Digital Libraraian and Founder of Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance; Organized by The Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club Office, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

May 21, 2011, Saturday
Performances by Guru Radica Giri & Students; A fundraiser for the Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord; Venue: Temple premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: radica_giri@hotmail.com, 408.666.6565
2:00pm. Vocal performance by Anuradha Suresh and Manasa Suresh; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya & Lotus; Venue: Sanathana Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Anuradha Suresh: 510.552.5824, www.shruthiswaralaya.com
5:00pm-9:00pm. An evening with CNN Top 10 Hero Narayanan Krishnan & Musical Nite; A fundraiser for Akshaya Trust; Organized by Akshaya Trust, Dallas-Fortworth; Venue: Coppell Middle School West, Coppell, Texas; Contact: www.akshayausa.org

May 22, 2011, Sunday
3:30pm. Flute Concert by Shashank Subramanyam; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
4:00pm. Kalakkal 2011 - An entertaining evening of traditional music and dance; Organized by Seattle Tamil Sangam; venue: Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, Washington; Contact: www.seattletamilsangam.org
Classical Indian Dance featuring Nadanamamani Lavanya Ananth with live orchestra; Co-sponsored by Bharathi Kalai Manram, Silambam Houston and Samarpanam; Venue: Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

May 26-28, 2011, Friday
Natya Dance Theater performs in the Fourth Annual Emerson Spring to Dance Festival 2011; Presented by Dance St.Louis and the Touhill Performing Arts Center; Venue: Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri; Contact: www.touhill.org

May 27-July 18, 2011
Mata Amrithanandamayi US visit; Retreats and Integrated Amrita Education; For more information on cities and dates, visit www.amma.org

May 28, 2011, Saturday
2:00pm. Trimurti - A collaboration of Bharthanatyam, Odissi and Kathak dance styles; Performed by Sonali Skandan, Sonali Mishra, Parul Shah and Carnatic Vocal Concert by T.M. Krishna; Organized by Sruti - The Indian Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia; Venue: Great Valley High School, Malvern, Pennsylvania; Contact: www.sruti.org, 267.797.7006

May 29, 2011, Sunday
1:00pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Kiranavali Vidyasankar, Bharathanatyam dance presentation by Ramaa Ramesh and Carnatic Vocal Concert by TN. Seshagopalan; Organized by Sruti - The Indian Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia; Venue: Great Valley High School, Malvern, Pennsylvania; Contact: www.sruti.org, 267.797.7006; Tickets: $25/day (members), $30 non-members, $15 students/seniors

June 19, 2011, Sunday
10:30am-1:00pm. Bharathikku Bharathaanjali - A naatiya naatagam with focus on women's rights, freedom and values for life; Performed by Padmasri Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org, Sridharan Minor: 510.229.0709, Prabhu Venkatesh: 925.202.1176
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