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January 2013: 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.

 Jan. 01New Years Day
 Jan. 13Bhogi
 Jan. 14Pongal
Jan. 21Martin Luther King Jr Birthday
Jan. 21Intl. Hugging Day
Jan. 26Indian Republic Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 17, 18, 23



Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 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

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 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

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 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
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio - Kaalai Thendral on DesiZindagi.fm; Listen live @ www.arimausa.com

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 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
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; Venue: First Tamil Church of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: 404.276.2661, www.ftcatlanta.org; 10am (English) 11:30am (Tamil) 1pm (Hindi). Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656 x301, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Tue. Jan. 1, New Year's Day - Veena Concert by Rishikesh & Priyanka Chari;
Sun. Jan 6, Arudhra Darisanam - Bharathanatyam by Shreelata Suresh & students;
Sun. Jan. 13, Thai Pongal - Bharathanatyam by Mythili Kumar and Students;
Sun. Jan. 20, Thai Krithigai - Devotional Music by Anuradha Suresh & Students;
Sun. Jan. 27, Thai Pusam - Devotional Music by Asha Ramesh & students;
Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

Jan. 10, 2013, Thursday
6pm. Y Combinator: The Secret in this Incubator's Sauce - Ycombinator's partner Harj Taggar discusses four of its most booming incubated ventures (Dropbox, Hipmunk & Reddit, Heyzap, Airbnb); Organized by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Blue Room,. Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.commonwealthclub.org

Jan. 11, 2013, Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm. Learning Lab - Multimedia Journalism Training Conference; Program offers training on ethnic media, community media and non-profits; Organized by Renaissance Journalism; Venue: San Francisco State University, Humanities Bldg, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.renjournalism.org, 415.773.0388 x333; Reg Fee: $25

Jan. 12, 2013, Saturday
11am-2pm. 133rd Jayanthi of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi; Lunch served at 1pm; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: Sunita Parasuraman: 510.656.2752, sunita_parasuraman@yahoo.com; Free.
6pm. Jan'il Jollee - A tamil light muzik charity fundraiser show for Sankara Nethralaya; Organized by Southern California (Socal) Tamil Sangam, Sankara Nethralaya and FUN MuzikLovers, RiffsNRaagas, TREAT and Sangamam; Venue: Jordan High School, Long Beach, California; Contact: BalajiT: 31.567.2468, Santhanam Mullur: 214.393.3043, Subbu: 714.613.3257
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

Jan. 13, 2013, Sunday
10am. Open House at Lil Krishna Kidz, Fremont, California, Location; Venue: Safari Kid, 34899 Newark, Blvd, Newark, California; Contact: 408.729.8634, info@bc4he.org, www.bc4he.org

Jan. 19, 2013, Saturday
9am-2pm. Workshop on getting into medical school; Organized by: Chicago Children's Heat Association, a chicago based non-profit organization; Venue: Naperville Public Library, Naperville, IL; Contact: Palani Sakthi: 630.329.2327, www.chicagochildrensheart.org; Tickets: $100
9:30am. Pongal Celebrations; Program features cultural programs, Thirukkural recitation by children, kummi dance by ladies, and more - lunch served at 12:30pm; Organized by Muthamizh Sangam of Central Florida; Venue: Hindu Temple Grounds, Casselberry, Florida; Contact: www.mscfl.org, mscf.ec@gmail.com
11am. Pongal Vizha; Program features dance, drama, kaviarangam, uRi adiththal, silambaattam, karagaattam; Organized by: Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Centerville Junior High School, Fremont, California; Contact: Jayakumar Muthalagu: 510.396.1727, Indira Thangasamy: 408.368.8988, www.bayareatamilmanram.org
6pm. Vocal Carnatic Concert by Manasa Suresh; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya & SR Fine Arts; Venue: Divine Science Community Center, San Jose, California; Contact: www.shruthiswaralaya.org

Jan. 20, 2013, Sunday
4pm. Bharathanatyam performances by Preetha Seshadri and Students; A fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.temple.org
Pongal Vizha 2013; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: TBD; Contact: Indrani Parthasarathy: 281.693.7480, www.bkmhouston.org

Jan. 22, 2013, Tuesday
7pm-8pm. Rational approaches to renewable energy - A discussion byJeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: World Affairs Council, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

Jan. 23, 2013, Wednesday
Noon-1pm. Consul General Luncheon Series: United Kingdom; UK Consul General Ms. Priya Guha will discuss the United Kingdom's role in the world today; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: World Affairs Council, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

Jan. 26, 2013, Saturday
3pm. Pongal Vizha featuring entertaining fun activities and programs by amazing local talent; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: Stone Ranch Elementary, San Diego, California; Contact: www.sdts.org
3:15pm. Solo Dance Performance by Malavika Kumar, Senior dancer of Abhinaya; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company, Shiva Vishnu Temple; Venue: Shiva Vishnu Temple Auditorium, Livermore, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org
4pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Malavika Sriram; A fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.temple.org
4:30pm. Pongal Vizha; Program features Dindukkal Leoni Nagaichuvai Pattimanram, Childrens programs, oru vaarththai oru latcham games, etc.; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Balaji Hindu Temple; Aurora, Illinois; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org, ctspongal13@yahoogroups.com|

Jan. 27, 2013, Sunday
10:30am-5pm. Uzhavar ThirunaaL Kondattam; Program features talent showcase by Children of the local community & Potluck Lunch; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: East Middle School, Aurora, Colorado; Contact: events@tamilcolorado.org, www.tamilcolorado.org
2pm. Pongal Vizha & Election 2013; Program features Dindukkal Leoni nagachuvai Pattimanram; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.washingtontamilsangam.org
Puthumai Pongal; Program features Launch of NJTS Youth Orchestra by Super Singer Fame Pragathi Guruprasath and other Pongal special cultural programs; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact: www.njtamilsangam.org

Feb. 02, 2013, Saturday
2pm. Pongal Vizha 2013; Program features Adult and Children's programs; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Littleton High School Auditorium, Littleton, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org, netamilsangam@yahoo.com; Tickets: $5 (non-members); Free (members) Inbam Pongum Pongal Vizha - 2013; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.mitamilsangam.org
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