JANUARY 2013
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

SIGNIFICANT DATES

JAN. 5: GURU GOBIND SINGH SAHIB BIRTHDAY
JAN. 14: MAKAR SANKRANT/PONGAL/MAGHI
JAN. 26: INDIA REPUBLIC DAY

Events

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

JAN. 8: BUSINESS WORKSHOP; “Anticipate How Entrepreneurs Know What Their Customers Need Before They do!”; presented by creativity guru Jeff Tobe; organized by The Indus Entrepreneurs; Patel Auditorium, USF Tampa, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. (opposite MOSI), Tampa; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; TiE members pay $30; non-members cost is $40; for tickets, visit www.tampa.tie.org

JAN. 16: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; seventh anniversary - dinner and entertainment; no minimum age requirement; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

FEB. 5-9: DISCOURSE ON THE BHAGWAT GITA BY PANDIT RAJIN BALGOBIND; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; bhajans from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by discourse, then mahaprasad at 9; third annual community event has been arranged by several Tampa Bay organizations; for more information, call (727) 460-2460 or (727) 798-4258.

FEB. 15-17: FOURTH ANNUAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (IIFF) OF TAMPA BAY; Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa; for details, call Francis Vayalumkal at (813) 308-9797, e-mail francis@iifftampa.com or visit www.iifftampa.com

MARCH 24: HOLI – FESTIVAL OF COLORS; presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Florida State Fairgorunds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; free entry and parking for Samaj members; water colors available for purchase;

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY/APOPKA

JAN. 5: 108 HANUMAN CHALISA CHANTING; starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by Aarti and Prasad; Shri Shiv Dham Hindu Temple and Yogashram, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 380-2661, e-mail ymcco@yahoo.com or visit www.shivtemple.net 

JAN. 6: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP SEMINAR; 1:30 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; several games to be played; for information, contact Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259, Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920 or email hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com

JAN. 6, JAN. 13, JAN. 27, FEB. 3: “HEALING YOURSELF BY WAYS OF METAPHYSICS;” seminar series presented by Vipin Mehta, author of “Global Healing Trilogy”; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Albin Polasek Museum, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; cost is $110 for four Sundays or $30 per session; free parking and refreshments will be served; limited seating, pre-registration is required and can be done online at www.polasek.org or call (407) 647-6294.

JAN. 12: SWAMI VIVEKANANDA 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; in collaboration with Bal Gokulam and part of a nationwide tribute with service activities for the year; for information, call Babu Balasundaram at (407) 334-8006.

JAN. 19: BHARATA NATYAM/FOR NEW AUDIENCES; presented by Lotus Yoga Center; performed by Jaan R. Freeman; Lotus Yoga Center, 465 Oakland Ave., Apopka; 6 to 7:30 p.m. $16 advance or $20 at door; for information, call (407) 697-6437, e-mail jankeifer@cfl.rr.com or visit www.lotusyogacenter.com

OCALA/BELLEVIEW

JAN. 6: UTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; 3 to 6 p.m.; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.

GAINESVILLE

MARCH 16: INDIA FEST & HEALTH FAIR 2013; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center; health fair will be 9 a.m. to noon and the festival will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Santa Fe Community College, Gymnasium (Building V), 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606; $5 admission, kids younger than 5 years of age are free; Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna; for information, call (352) 378-7112, e-mail indiafestgainesville@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org

PUNTA GORDA

FEB. 24: SHOWCASE INDIA; organized by the Indian American Cultural Center; Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information on Punta Gorda Showcase India, call (941) 286-8539 or e-mail sunderavel@aol.com or visit www.indian-american-cultural-center.org

JACKSONVILLE

JAN. 25-27: WEEKEND FAMILY SPIRITUAL RETREAT WITH SWAMI PRAKASHANANDA; presented by Chinmaya Mission St. Augustine; University of North Florida, University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville; $75 registration for adults and $25 for children; pre-registration required by Jan. 10; for details, call (904) 955-6744 or visit www.chinmayamissionStAugustine.org

FEB. 24: MUSICAL CONCERT; singer Sanjeevani to be accompanied by singer Prashant, flute player Mohit Shastry, Amit on tabla and Omkar on keyboard; Morocco Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville; presented by Gujarati Samaj of North East Florida along with Ekal Vidyalaya Jacksonville chapter; for information, call (904) 813-9616 or visit http://www.gsnef.org/

SOUTH FLORIDA (WEST PALM BEACH)

FEB. 16: 10th ANNUAL INDIAFEST; organized by Palm Beach India Association; free; starts at 11 a.m.; musical, dance and cultural performances; food, clothing, and craft vendors; and art exhibits; Meyer Amphitheater, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; for details, visit www.sfindiafest.com or e-mail info@sfindiafest.com

FEB. 16-19: WORKSHOP SPIRITUAL DISCOURSES BY SWAMI ISHWARANANDA; free, in English and open to the public; numerous locations in South Florida area; registration required; visit www.cmmiami.org

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