October 2003 : Events Calendar
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.

 Oct. 02  Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 04 Saraswathi Pooja
 Oct. 05 Vijaya Dasami
 Oct. 10  Pournami
 Oct. 12 Columbus Day
 Oct. 14 Sankatahara Chaturthi
 Oct. 24 Deepavali
 Oct. 25 Amavasya
 Oct. 30 Kanthar Sashti- Surasamharam
 Oct. 31 Halloween
ShubhaMuhurtha Day: 2, 6, 9, 15, 30


Summer Creative Movements Workshop (Juniors) & Abhinaya Workshop on creative dance movements and expression based on classical Bharatanatyam. Different content for different age groups. Contact: Deivika Usha 510.364.6995, deivika_usha@yahoo.com, www.geocities.com/dehee_arts

"Treasures for the Himalayas: Sacred Images from Tibet, Nepal, and Northern India" on view at Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California through October 27, Wed - Mon (12Noon - 6pm), Contact: 626.449.6840

Sculptures of South and South East Asia. Exhibition continuing indefinitely. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia. Contact: 202.357.2700, asiainfo@asia.si.edu, www.asia.si.edu.

Open Now - Hot Breads - The Bakery with 'Indian' Touch; Sunnyvale, California Branch, Tel: 408.733.9171

Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
7-9pm - Rutgers' Indian Classical Dance (Bharatha Nrithyam) Workshop Series, offered by Ms. Baladevi Chandrashekar and Sponsored by Rutgers University and New Jersey council of Humanities; Contact: Asian American Cultural Center @ 732.445.8043, Rochelle Runas @ 732.932.7084, rrunas@ur.rutgers.edu, bosacchi@rci.rutgers.edu; Registration: $10

October 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
6-9am - "Mostly Tamil", Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contact: Sutha at sutha@mostlytamil.com, Listen to Archives at www.mostlytamil.com

7:30-9pm - Introduction to Iyengar yoga series. Iyengar Yoga Institute, 2650 Fulton Street (at 3rd Avenue), San Francisco, California. $50 Contact: 415.753.0909, info@iyisf.org, www.iyisf.org

12 noon - Siddha samadi yoga classes - Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California; Contact: Temple 925.449.6255 or Prema Shastri 408.956.9999, www.livermoretemple.org

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Wednesdays
6-9 am "Siliconsolai" , Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area California, Contact:Manoharan Kandasamy siliconsolai@yahoo.com

October 4, 18 Saturdays
12-4pm - Free Health Advisory Services (1st and 3rd Saturday) - Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California; Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Sundays
9:30-10am - 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

11-12:30pm - Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk. info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

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.shtml

5.30pm - St.John's Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

September 28, Sunday
4pm - Omkar - A unique bharathanatyam dance ballet by Vishal Ramani, Madurai R. Muralidharan and students of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Location: Santa Clara Convention Center Auditorium; Contact: Sujatha (sujatha_email@yahoo.com) @ 408.293.5206, 408.777.8688

October 2, Thursday
5:30pm - Bharatha Natyam commemorating Mahatma Gandhi by Sanjay Daddamani and Revanti Sarabhai at Philadelphia Museum of Art; Contact: msdodd@earthlink.net

October 3 , Friday
A day in the Park Hosted by Shri Krupa Dance Company - A Day In the Park; Lake Cunnigham Park, San Jose, California; Contact: 408-293-5206,www.shrikrupa.org

7.30pm - Durgashtami, Devotional Songs by Siddharth Sriram at Shiva Murugan Temple; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

October 4, Saturday
7am - Bharathi Kalalaya - Vijaya Dasami Pooja and performances by Teachers and Students Contact: www.bharathikalalaya.com, 510.490.4629

9am-12noon - Visa Camp by Indian Consulate; Summant Culture Centre, 1450, Huie Rd., Lake city, Georgia; www.ipnAtlanta.net/031206visa.html; Contact: Consular Office at Houston - 713.626.2355

1pm - Andhra Cultural Festival Presented by Silicon Andhra at De Anza College, Cupertino, California; Contact: Dilip Kondaparti, 408.734.2929,www.siliconandhra.org Vijayadasami Celebrations by Rangoli Foundation for Art & Culture, Sherman Oaks, California Contact msiyengar@rangoli.org. Tel 818.788.6860

11am - Vijaya Dasami Asthanam and Balajyothi classes (Youth & Education) by Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

11.30 am - Devotional Songs & Saraswathi Pooja at Shiva Murugan Temple; Contact: Kala Iyer, www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

6 pm - Violin Jugalbandi by Padmabushan T.N. Krishnan (Karnatic), Padmasri N.Rajam (Hindustani) Hosted by South India Music Academy, Wilson High School Auditorium, Long beach California; 626.358.8638

5pm - Rudrapatnam Brothers Vocal Concert at The Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium; Contact: Padma Talwakar, 770.649.7137

October 5, Sunday
9 am - Silicon Sneakers - Kid's Race benefit City; Shoreline park, Mountain View, California; Contact: siliconsneakers@yahoo.com, 408.569.8057; Register online at Active.com

12 noon - Vijaya Dasami pooja by Srikanth Chari & Students at Shiva Murugan Temple; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

3 pm - Samarpanam by Surabhee - A unique Tamil Light Music Extravaganza - Fund Raiser for Kanchi Acharya's Mani Mantapam; CET Performing Arts Center, San Jose, California; Contact: Ashok Subramaniam @ 408.778.8477

October 10, Friday
7:30 -11:30pm - Dandia Raas 2003 Organized by Vibha; Location: Cubberly community Center, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Vibha Volunteers @ 408.737.7212, http://bayarea.vibha.org/dandia/home.htm

October 11, Saturday
10am - 4pm - Sruthi - Lecture Demonstration by Geetha Bennett and Trichy Sankaran on Melody and Laya in Karnatic Music; Location: Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Contact: Balu Balakrishnan @ 610.358.1673

8am - Leadership Summit 2003 - A full day of Educational panels and workshops; Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park, California; Contact:www.induswomenleaders.org; 1-800-368-2468

October 11 & 12
All day - Silver Jewelry Show/Sale at Mail Bag, San Jose, California; Designer Jewelry made in silver and dipped in 22Ct. gold with precious and semi-precious gems/stones/beads, silver idols and pooja articles, simple fancy jewelry and much more; Contact: Jayanthi Sridhar @ 916 608 9533, jayanthis5@yahoo.com.

October 12, Sunday
3-6pm - Light Music and Classical Dance program jointly Presented by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam and ASHA for Education, performed by Ananya members; Location: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale; Contact: 770.907.7102, www.gatamilsangam.org; Tickets: $10

5pm - AIMS India Foundation - Washington DC Chapter Meeting - Mr. Iyyappan's Residence, German Town; Contact: Ravi Venkatesh 703.339.6323, Srikanth Meenakshi 703.467.0422, Venkatesh Babu 703.793.8618

5:30pm - Hindustani Classical Music Concert by Padmabhushan GaanPrabha Dr. Prabha Atre Hosted by AID San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; Location: Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: Madhuri Yechuri (650)868-7864, tickets@aidsfbay.org

October 14 -15
4th Annual Early Stage Venture Investing Conference (4th Annual) Conducted by the International Business Forum (IBF); Location: The W Hotel, San Francisco, California; Contact: Christina Riboldi at Christina@ibfconferences.com, (516)594-3000 ext. 18

October 18, Saturday
2pm, 7pm - Images of India 2003 Presented by Asha for Education, Berkeley; Location: International House Auditorium, Berkeley, California; Contact: Soraya Verjee @ 510.541.5962, http://www.ashanet.org/berkeley/

6pm - India Literacy Project (ILP) Fest 2003 - An evening of Classical Music with the Legendary Smt. Lakshmi Shankar, Ravi Gutala on Tabla and Vivek Datar on Harmonium. Chabot College Auditorium Contact: ilpfest@onebox.com, Senthilkumar Divarium 408.328.8826

October 19, Sunday
7pm - Krishna's Flute - A Bansuri featuring Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and Vijay Ghate Hosted by Brindavan Gurukul, San Francisco, California; Contact: Shyamala T Rajendar, shyamala@aol.com, 925.736.7410, 510.541.5414

Multilingual comedy play by Alamelu Iyengar Hosted by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Location: CET Auditorium, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org, Usha Ramaswami @ 408.399.3189

Friday, October 24
7:30pm - Deepavali Sri Lakshmi Kubera Pooja at Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple, San Jose, California; Contact: 408.226.3600, www.vvgc.org or www.siliconvalleyhindutemple.com

October 25, Saturday
5-8pm - Sacramento Tamil Mandrum presents "Rhythm of Raga" - Tamil Light Music Concert by best band from Toronto, Canada. Location - CSUS Music Recital Hall, Sacramento, California; Contact - Subo at 916.972.1968, bvalen14@aol.com

6-8pm - Mostly Tamil: Deepavali 2003/Vaanambaadi - An evening of songs, dance and drama by selected auditioned performers; Location: CET Auditorium, San Jose, California; Contact: Sutha@mostlytamil.com, www.Mostlytamil.com; Tickets: $5 per seat.

October 26, Sunday
4pm - Carnatic Instrumental Concert by Kadri Gopalnath (Saxaphone), A. Kanyakumari (Violin) and Dhendanikottai Mani (Thavil) Hosted by MITHAS Location: MIT Wong Auditorium, http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/events.html, Tickets: $25 and $12.

5pm - AIMS India Foundation - Washington DC Chapter Meeting; Location: Mr. Vijay Anand's residence, Herndon, Virginia; Contact: Ravi Venkatesh 703.339.6323, Srikanth Meenakshi 703.467.0422, Venkatesh Babu 703.793.8618

October 27, 28 & 29
Carnatic Music Workshop by Sangeetha Choodamani Shri.O.S. Thiagarajan, For details and sign-up, Contact: Gayathri Satya @ 408.873.7783, gayathri_satya@hotmail.com

Thursday, Oct. 30
6:30pm - Skanda Shashti Kavadi Festival Conducted by Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple, San Jose, California, Contact: 408.226.3600, www.vvgc.org or www.siliconvalleyhindutemple.com

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