FEBRUARY 2019
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

FEB. 10: “MUSICAL SENSATIONS;” international music & dance show featuring Bharathanatyam, Latin dance, Chinese dance, etc.; fundraiser hosted by Emkidz, Inc. and performed by talented local youth; all proceeds benefit foster kids in Tampa Bay and children in Puerto Rico; USF Theatre 1; 4 to 6 p.m.; for details, tickets, visit www.emkidz.org or email emkidzinc@gmail.com

FEB. 10: “STRONGER TOGETHER – BRAINSTORMING SESSION;” previously scheduled event; organized by PEHCHAAN (Providing Educational, Humanistic and Cultural Hope for the South Asian American Network) to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting the community; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa; RSVP at (813) 720-7115 or pehchaantampabay@gmail.com

FEB. 16: TIECON FLORIDA 2019 – FOSTERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP; organized by TiE Tampa Bay; USF Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center, 11810, USF Alumni Drive, Tampa; several keynote speakers and networking on agenda; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free for members, $100 non-members and $50 students; register at www.tieconfl.com

FEB. 20: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or (813) 863-3048.

MARCH 30: GRAND CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; singer Sri Saketharaman will be accompanied by Sri L. Ramakrishnan on violin and Sri Patri Satish on mridangam; organized by Swaralaya; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

APRIL 14: GRAND CARNATIC VEENA CONCERT; performer is Sri. D. Srinivas who will be accompanied by Sri. V.S. Raghavan on mridangam and Sri Krishna Sriram on ghatam; organized by Swaralaya; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

FEB. 2: 7th ANNUAL INDIA DAY; Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) partners with Orlando Magic; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; street fest starts in afternoon followed by 7 p.m. game Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets; for information, visit www.iaccorlando.com or email info@iaccorlando.com

FEB. 2, 9, 16, 23: HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

FEB. 3: NEW AGE GROUP SEMINAR; presented by HSCF New Age Group; Dr. Sudhir Bhaskar will focus on metabolic syndrome, conditions that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes; 1:30 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; snacks and hot tea/coffee; free for paid members with prior RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259.

FEB. 6, 13, 20, 27: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

FEB. 16: INDIAN CONSULAR SERVICES CAMP; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Consulate General of India, Atlanta to be present; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Laxmi Narayan Temple, 4907 W. South St., Orlando; free community event; for information, call (407) 924-7015 or visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

FEB. 23: “RANGEELO RAAS;” presented by University of Florida; eight collegiate raas-garba teams to compete; Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; 6 p.m.; $20 general admission and $12 students; email rangeeloraas.show@gmail.com or visit https://rangeeloraas.ticketspice.com/rangeelo-raas

FEB. 24: “SUNDAR BE BAIYDIWALO”; Gujarati play presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 6 p.m.; free for society members, $35 non-members; purchase tickets at www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

cricketMARCH 2-3, 9-10, 16; 3rd ANNUAL CRICKET TOURNAMENT; Orlando Champions Trophy, played with tennis ball; cash prizes, trophies; PFC Emory L. Bennett Veterans Memorial Park, 1365 Veterans Memorial Highway, Orange City; to register, call (407) 421-7159.

APRIL 27: ARIJIT SINGH CONCERT; presented by Krish Patel; 8 p.m.; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando; tickets starting at $59 can be purchased at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com; for sponsorship and other information, call Patel at (407) 454-3334.

GAINESVILLE

MARCH 16: INDIA FEST & HEALTH FAIR; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center; health fair will be 9 a.m. to noon and the festival will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville; free; Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna; for information, email IndiafestGainesville@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org/

FORT MYERS/BONITA SPRINGS

FEB. 24: REPUBLIC DAY PICNIC; rescheduled January event; presented by India Association of Fort Myers; Lakes Regional Park (covered lodge near shelter C1), 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free for members; $15 non-member adults and $10 non-member kids; lunch provided; for information, call Suresh Bheemanapalli at (937) 270-9596, or visit www.iafortmyers.org

MARCH 23: 32nd ANNUAL INDIA FEST; organized by India Association of Fort Myers; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero; $5; free parking; Indian food, clothing, jewelry, entertainment, Bollywood fashion show; for information, call Suresh Bheemanapalli at (937) 270-9596, email suresh.b@iafortmyers.org or visit www.iafortmyers.org

APRIL 12: USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION IN CONCERT; presented by RAAGA; Southwest Florida Event Center, 11515 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs; 7:30 p.m. for information, visit www.raagafl.com

DAYTONA BEACH

FEB. 22-24: OSHO MEDITATION RETREAT WITH SWAMI ANAND ARUN; El Caribe Resort, Daytona Beach; for information, call Swami Dhyan Saurav at (786) 373-6746 or visit www.oshoflorida.com

MELBOURNE/COCOA (SPACE COAST)

MARCH 9-10: INDIAFEST; presented by Manav Mandir; Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; cultural and fashion shows, music, henna, arts and crafts, yoga demonstration; $5 for adults, $2 for children under age 12 and kids under 5 are free; for information, call Yasmin Majeed at (321) 720-8590 or visit www.indiafestbrevard.org

SOUTH FLORIDA (FORT LAUDERDALE/MIAMI/LAUDERHILL/WEST PALM BEACH)

FEB. 2: IPOF ANNUAL GALA; organized by Indian Physicians of South Florida; 7 p.m.; The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; for more information, visit www.IPOF.org

FEB. 10: INDIA REPUBLIC DAY/LOHRI/KITE FLYING; rescheduled January event; organized by Indian Regional and Cultural Center (IRCC); Central Broward Regional Park, Corporate Shelter No. 8, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; kites and food will be available for sale; for information on the event, which is free to attend, e-mail board@irccflorida.com or visit http://www.irccflorida.com/

FEB. 16: 16th ANNUAL INDIAFEST; organized by Palm Beach India Association; Meyer Amphitheater, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; 10 a.m.; free and open to public; features musical, dance and cultural performances; food, clothing, and craft vendors; and art exhibits; for details, visit http://www.sfindiafest.org/ or e-mail info@sfindiafest.org

MARCH 16-17: 26th ASIAN TRADE, FOOD FAIR AND CULTURAL SHOW; presented by Bangladesh Association of Florida; South Florida Fairgrounds (Expo Center), 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach; noon to 10 p.m. both days; for information, call (561) 876-2255 or visit www.asianfair.org

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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