February 2009: Events Calendar
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 Feb. 01Super Bowl
 Feb. 12Lincoln Birthday
Feb. 14Valentine's Day
Feb. 16President's Day
Feb. 20Sri Ramakrishnar Birthday
Feb. 22Oscar Academy Awards
Feb. 23Maha Sivarathiri
Feb. 24Mardi Gras
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 1, 15, 19, 20, 22

Feb. 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

Feb. 04, 11, 18, 25 Wednesdays
6:00-9:00 am ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

7:45 pm Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques; Venue: Life Bliss Foundation, Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Feb. 05, 12, 19, 26 Thursdays
7:30-8:30 pm Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.shirdisaiparivaar.org, 408-705-7904

7:00-10:00 pm Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

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

9:00 am 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

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Exploring Meditation - Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact:www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Feb. 01, 08, 15, 22 Sundays
8:00-10:00 am 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

9:30-10:00 am - 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

9:30-10:30 am 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

5:00 pm EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise & worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah sunilruth@comcast.net

5:30 pm 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

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (EST): 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at www.wpon.com; Archives at www.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Feb. 08, Sunday (Thai Pusam - Paalkudam & Kavadi; Devotional Songs by Asha Ramesh), Feb. 22, Sunday (Mahasivarathri - All night pujas); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

06 Feb. Friday
11:00 am Young Audiences School Demonstration/Performance; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Santa Rita School, Los Altos, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org

07 Feb. Saturday
3:00 pm Pongal Vizha 2009; Program features Children's Talent Show, Skits, Drama, Dance, Music, Carnatic Vocal and Classical dance; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Littleton High School, Littleton, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org, netamilsangam@yahoo.com

4:00 pm Bharathanatyam & Odissi dance concerts by Anjana Dasu & Kausti Sarkar – Students of Smt. Mythili Kumar & Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.yuvabharati.org

08 Feb. Sunday
8:30 am All day. Thyagaraja Aradhana Day; Pancharatna Krithis & Individual Singing; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org, info@southindiafinearts.org

14 Feb. Saturday
2:00 pm Pongal Mupperum Vizha 2009; Program features Gramiya Natanam, Kavithai, Maaru vedappotti, Short skits, patriotic & pongal related songs; Guest of Honor: Rufus Parket; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Meadowcreek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: www.gatamilsangam.org, Siva: 404.316.3995

6:00 pm Valentine's Day Celebrations - Bay Area's first ever South Indian Dance Floor with DJ by Southern Masala Mix; Features Kollywood and Tollywood Music; Venue: Monte Carlo, Mountain View, California; Contact: 408.585.8900, southernmasalamix@yahoo.com

6:45 pm Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org

14 & 15 Feb. Sat. & Sunday
Great Composers Day; Individual and group singing of Pancharatna krithis; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (Camaga); Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: www.camaga.org, Ram Shriram: 770.493.6534

15 Feb. Sunday
Pongal Vizha; Organized by Missouri Tamil Sangam; Venue: Gandhi Center, St. Louis, Missouri; Contact: www.missouritamilsangam.org

18 Feb. Wednesday
6:30 pm Fixing Global Finance - A talk by Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics commentator, Financial times; Organized by World Affairs Council, California; Venue: Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

21 Feb. Saturday
6:00 pm Veena Recital by Nirmala Rajasekar & Party; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: The Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org; Shankar Ramachandran 614.891.8501

22 Feb. Sunday
10:00 am Annual Children's Competition; Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Sai Baba Temple, Dublin, Ohio; Contact: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org; Shankar Ramachandran 614.891.8501

23 Feb. Monday
Nrtiyopachara - A performance by students of Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: www.natya.com

28 Feb. Saturday
Carnatic Vocal Concert by Ms. Nisha Rajagopal; Accompanied by Mysore Srikanth (violin) and Melekaveri Balaji (Mridangam); Venue: Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org, info@southindiafinearts.org

4:00 pm Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Manasa Andru; Disciple and student of Smt. Vidhya Subramanian and Lasya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Theater, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact: www.lasya.org

Mar. 07, Saturday
4:00 pm Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Akila Nandakumar; Student and Disciple of Smt. Vidya Venkatesh and Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Gary Soren Smith Center, Fremont, California; Contact: akiladance@gmail.com

4:00 pm Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Sumana Raj; Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: CET Theater, San Jose; Contact: 510.792.6828, SumanaArangetram@comcast.net

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