January 2017: Events Calendar
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Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Wednesdays
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. 5, 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

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 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.
6 - 8 PM. San Diego Tamil Church; Venue: Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church, 8081 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92126; Contact: Rev. Dr. N.J. Gnaniah - 714-828-3181; ngnaniah@gmail.com

Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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: Shirdi Sai Parivaar - Shirdi Sai Center, Milpitas, 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.
2-3pm. Evergreen Classics by Srikant Ramabadran; Bay Area: 1550 AM; Contact: www.mixcloud.com/RadioZindagi; srikant@radiozindagi.com
3-4:30pm. Plano Tamil School; Facilitated by Sastha Tamil Foundation; Venue: Alpha Montessori House, Plano, Texas; Contact: www.pltamil.com
Global Organization for Divinity presents Sri. Ramanujamji's 2016 US Fall Discourse series between Nov. 2016 and Jan. 2017; Jan 1-8 (Atlanta, GA): Bhakti Yoga lectures; Jan. 10-16 (Bay Area, CA): Bhakti Yoga lectures; Contact: www.godivinity.org

January 1, 2017, Sunday
10am. Sunday Worship Service; Organized by Atlanta Tamil Church; Venue: Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.atlantatamilchurch.org, 770.723.1711

January 2-3, 2017, Monday-Tuesday
Indo American Festival - Carnatic Vocal and Instrumental music performances by T.Kalaimagan (Vocal - Jan. 2nd, 3pm), Sisters Subbulakshmi & Sornalatha (Vocal - Jan. 2nd, 5pm), Sanip Narayanan (Vocal - Jan. 02nd, 7pm), V.K.Raman (Flute - Jan. 3rd, 3pm), Kiranavali Vidyasagar (Vocal - Jan. 3rd, 5pm), Sri Prasanna (Vocal - Jan. 3rd, 7pm); Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, Chennai; Contact: www.cmana.org

January 14 & 15, 2017, Saturday & Sunday
10am (Sat); Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyavaa Sangeetha Aradhanai - Bay area's senior artists and students present songs in praise of Goddess Kamakshi and Maha Periyavaa; Organized by Sri Kamakshi Community Center (SKCC); Venue: SKCC Premises, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Sri. Chandramouli: 925.337.5262, www.srikamakshi.org

January 14, 2017, Saturday
4pm. Pongal & Thaipoosam Celebrations; Organized by Southern California Tamil Manram; Venue: Sanatan Dharma Temple, Norwalk, California; Contact: www.socaltamil.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

January 21, 2017, Saturday
12:30pm. Bramikkum Pongal; Program features Nagaichuvai Pattimanram with Vijay TV fame Mohanasundaram, Manikandan & Sumathi; Arusuvai virunthu, Cultural programs & more; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan; Contact: www.mitamilsangam.org
2pm. Pongal Celebration & General Body Meeting; Program features Tamil school student performances and special dinner; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Timothy Edward Middle School, South Windsor, Connecticut; Contact: www.cttamilsangam.org

Kondaattam - Pongal 2017; Program features a variety entertainment program in Classical, folk and popular songs & dances; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.sdts.org
4pm. Pongal Thiruvizha; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.chicagotamilsangam.org

8pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Thanmayee Krishnamurthy; Organized by Dhvani - India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio; Venue: Battelle Fine Arts Center, Westerville, Ohio; Contact: www.dhvaniohio.org

January 28, 2017, Saturday
10am. St. Thyagaraja Day Celebrations; Student performances; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya premises, Fremont, California; Contact: www.Shruthiswaralaya.com

2pm. Pongal Thiruvizha; Program features outdoor Pongal cooking, Cultural programs, Kolam Competition, traditional games, Kaviarangam and more; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Dublin High School - Center for performing arts, Dublin, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org
Pongal Celebrations 2017; Program features Aattam, Paattam, Kondaattam and Nagaichuvai Galatta by Mathurai Muthu & AmuthavaaNan; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington; Venue: Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia; Contact: www.washingtontamilsangam.org

4pm. Pongal Kondattam 2017; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: Aurora Central High School, Aurora, Colorado; Contact:www.tamilcolorado.org

January 29, 2017, Sunday
2pm. Pongal Vizha 2017; Program features Neeyaa, Naanaa by Vijay TV Fame Gopinath, cultural programs, traditional artforms and performances; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: West Windsor High School South, West Windsor, New Jersey; Contact: www.njtamilsangam.net
3pm. Pongal Vizha 2017; Program features a grand pattimanram with Thamizh Kadal Nellai Kannan, songs and dances; Organized by Bharati Tamil Sangam; Venue: Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.bharatitamilsangam.org

February 4, 2017, Saturday
All day. St. Thyagaraja's 250th year celebrations & Thyagaraja Aradhana; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: TBD; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
2pm. Grand Pongal Celebrations with Nadhaswaram & Thavil concert; Program also features cultural programs by children; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Littleton High School, Littleton, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org

February 18, 2017, Saturday
Thai Pongal Thiruvizha 2017; Organized by Austin Tamil Sangam; Venue: CD Fulkes Middle School, Round Rock, Texas; Contact: www.austintamilsangam.com
3pm. Pongal Vizha; Program features Thamizhar marabu cultural programs and special Banana leaf feast; Organized by Missouri Tamil Sangam; Venue: Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri; Contact: www.motamilsangam.org

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