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JULY 9: THE FIRST ANNUAL 2005 AACSA (Asian American Convenience Stores Association) CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW, 10 a.m. till 11 p.m., India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; call Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345, e-mail email@example.com or check on www.aacsa.org
JULY 9: VIJEY YESUDAS AND SINDU MOHAN LIVE IN CONCERN, the song of the renowned Yesudas comes to town to sing songs in Malayalam and other Indian languages, 6 p.m. Sickles High School Auditorium, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; tickets are $25, $50, $100; for tickets, call Bombay Market at (813) 681-4884 or Jaya India Mart at (813) 985-8989.
AUG. 20: INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS, 6 to 7 p.m. USF SunDome, Tampa; event organized by FIA of Tampa Bay and Florida; for more information, call Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345 or Chandrakant Patel at (813) 340-5505.
AUG. 28: BRIDES AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE, family event featuring high tea, gourmet delights, shopping at the international bazaar and a unique fashion show of traditional bridal wear from around the world; 2 to 5 p.m. Hyatt Regency-downtown, Tampa, $35 per person; benefits St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital; call (813) 872-0979 for information or check out www.fsjh.org
SEPT. 8-11: FOUR-SESSION RAMAYAN YAGNA, all pandits, sadhus, Brahmins and kirtan groups are invited to participate; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday; officiating priest will be Pandit Narine Shivdat and assisting priest will be Pandit Purnanan Sharma; organized by the Saraswati Devi Mandir, 16220 Livingston Ave., Lutz; call Pandit Sharma at (813) 264-1539 or Pandit Shivdat at (631) 586-2413.
JUNE 29-JULY 3: SHREE SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE OPENING, 2793 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland, FL 33813; for information, call (863) 687-4776.
JULY 2-3: SEVENTH ALL UNITED BRAHMIN CONVENTION-2005 AND MATRIMONIAL INTRODUCTIONS, event organized by the Brahmin Samaj of Georgia, Illinois, New York and New Jersey and the newly formed Brahmin Samaj of Florida, Orlando Grand Plaza Hotel & Suites, 7400 International Drive; $95 per person registration for convention or matrimonial introduction; call Mahesh Modha at (407) 383-3966 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PORT ST. LUCIE
JULY 2: TIPS (Treasure Coast Indo-American Physician Society) Medical Conference and Banquet, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Polish American Club, Prima Vista Ave., Port St. Lucie; for information, call Sudhir Nayer at (772) 879-0008.
Schedule of FIA of Florida activities
(Dates and place subject to change without notice)
July 9, 2005: Asian American Convenience Stores Association (AACSA) Convention and Trade Shows (Indian Cultural Center in Tampa) Contact Chandrakant Patel at (813) 340-5505 or Satya Shaw, Dinesh Gandhi, Harish Patel and Ram Jakhotia
August 20, 2005: India Day, India Fair, Independence Day, Miss India USA Pageant (USF Sun Dome in Tampa) Contact Satya Shaw, Event Chairman, at (813) 842-0345, Chandrakant Patel, Chairman, at (813) 340-5505, or Ram Jakhotia, Himmat Parikh, Harish Patel and Dinesh Gandhi.
VIDYALAYA AT HINDU TEMPLE OF FLORIDA: Every Sunday except on public holiday for first-graders to 12th grade; 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; subjects include Mathematics and English; $25 registration fee per academic year, $125 per fall or winter term; Hindu Temple is at 5509 Lynn Road in Tampa; for more information on Vidyalaya, call Manish Kharod at (813) 963-0616 or Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120.
PANDIT JASRAJ SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOUNDATION: Vocal and harmonium classes by Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma and Radha Raman Kirtane; table classes (group and special) by Aditya Narayan Banerjee (www.adityabanerjee.com); classes held at different locations depending on the day; for more information, call (813) 960-0176 or e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.pjsmf.com
CHHANDAYAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Sitar, vocal and table classes by Hidayat Khan (son of sitar maestro Vilayat Khan), Mithali Bhaumik Banerjee (vocal) and Pandit Sameer Chatterjee (tabla); classes are held in Clearwater; for more information, call Satya Challa at (727) 712-1233 or Viji Reddy at (727) 934-7721 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
BALVIHAR BY CHINMAYA MISSION OF TAMPA BAY: Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm. at Hindu Temple of Florida; Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; fees are $75 per year; additional $50 per year for each sibling; for more information on BalVihar, call Laxmi Sastry at (813) 948-3590 or e-mail email@example.com
SANKARA CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FLORIDA: classes in Carnatic percussion instruments mridangam, ghatam, kanjira and morsingh by Ghatam Vidwan Sri T.H. Subash Chandran (brother of T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram) and N. Ganesh Kumar (www.ganeshkanjira.com); classes held in Tampa and at the Hindu Temple of Florida; for more information, call Kala Gangadharan at (813) 979-4598 or Jyothi Venkatachalam at (813) 977-9039 or (813) 404-7899 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
TAMPA SHAKHA/BALAGOKULAM: free activities for all ages, including yoga, games, field trips, and shlokas for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hindu Temple of Florida, Lynn Road; for more information, call Vijay Singh at (813) 920-7494.
JAIN VISHWA BHARATI U.S.A.: Every Saturday classes are held on Pranayam, Yogic Exercise and Relaxation, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; donations accepted; JVB Center, 7819 Lillwill Ave., Orlando; for information, call (407) 852-8694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hindu Temple of Florida: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 962-6890.
Vishnu Mandir: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday only, discourse by Pandit Vishnu Sharma; 5303 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 654-2551
Sanatan Mandir: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 311 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 221-4482
Shri Saraswati Devi Mandir: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday only; officiating priest is Pandit Purnanan Sharma; 16220 Livingston Avenue, Lutz, FL 33559; (813) 264-1539
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; Darshan is closed between noon and 4 p.m. but reopens at 4 p.m.; 9226 E. Fowler Ave. (between Interstate 75 and U.S. 301); (813) 986-5473.
MANAV DHARMA ASHRAM: sumiran is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursday of every month; satsang is 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, followed by dinner; yoga classes begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday; bhajans are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every third Sunday; 7520 Caron Road, Tampa, FL 33615; call the ashram at (813) 889-7155, Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661 or Ashok Modh at (813) 935-3439.
SHREE YAMUNA PREETI SEVA SAMAJ: Pushtimargiya Satsang Mandal invites Vaishnavs of Tampa Bay area to weekend Satsang sabhas and kirtans; 1340 Robin Road S., St. Petersburg, FL 33707; call Smitabein Patel at (813) 961-3816 or Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661.
Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33601; Tel: (813) 628-0007
Gurudwara: 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily; 15302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 986-6205.
HINDU SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707; (407) 699-5277.
Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple and Brahmrishi Yogashram: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily; 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando, FL 32825; (407) 380-2661 or e-mail email@example.com
INVERNESS (CITRUS COUNTY)
Shirdi Sai Center: 4707 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452; for timings of the center and any other information, call (352) 860-2181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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