JULY 2015
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

SIGNIFICANT DATES

JULY 17-18: RAMADAN ENDS (EID MUBARAK)

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

JULY 5-10: PARTHU’S MUSICAL WORKSHOP; organized by Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; $150; 1651 Virginia Willow Drive, Wesley Chapel; free admission to gala at Hindu Temple, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, on July 11; for information, call Chandu Talla at (813) 476-9508.

JULY 8-10: DISCOURSE ON SRI KRISHNA TATVAM; by BrahmaSri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma garu in Telugu; 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (502) 298-0758 or visit https://www.facebook.com/TampaSamavedam and www.rushipeetham.org

JULY 11: PRESIDENCY GALA BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS; organized by Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin; 6 p.m.; Hilton Downtown, 211 N. Tampa St; tickets are $30 each for FAPI members and a guest in advance; at the door $40; non-FAPI members are $60 in advance and $70 at door; for information, call (941) 922-8848.

JULY 12-19: SHRIMAD BHAGWAT KATHA; Pujya Rameshbhai Oza to present katha in Gujarati; 3 to 7 p.m. July 12, 5 to 9 p.m. from July 13-17, 4 to 9 p.m. July 18 and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 19; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free; for information, call Hitesh Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Dr. Ashok Modh at (813) 728-4450.

JULY 15: NETWORKING SOCIAL; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Cask Social Kitchen, 208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa; free; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

JULY 15: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

JULY 18: CRICKET FIELDS OPENING; 10 a.m.; Evans Park, 1104 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner; for more information, call BOCC at (813) 272-5900.

JULY 25: SHREYA GHOSHAL LIVE IN CONCERT; organized by Sri Ayyappa Society of Tampa (SASTA); 7 p.m.; USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; tickets start at $50, for information, call Ravi Nair at (813) 920-8471 or visit www.swamysharanam.org

JULY 26: NABAKALEVAR RATH YATRA 2015; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; begins at 9:30 a.m.; for sponsorship and aarti puja or details, call Satish K. Sharma at (813) 877-2192 or Kiron Senapati at (813) 340-2324.

AUG. 1-2: REJUVENATION YOGA & MEDITATION; conducted by Satguru Maharishi Om; Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 4615 George Road, Tampa; for free registration (mandatory), visit www.maharishiom.com/registration or email info@maharishiom.com; for details, call Pina at (813) 951-8171 or Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir at (813) 444-9786.

AUG. 2: “PAPPA AVAJ HOI CHE;” Gujarati play starring Darmesh Vyas and Neha Pakai among others presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 5 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free to GSTB members and $15 non-members; seniors 65 years of age and over and children ages 5 through 18 are $10; for information, call Manish Patel at (813) 270-9896 or Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.                  

AUG. 9: NIGHTS OF BOLLYWOOD; starring Avijeet Roy and Shruti Rane; presented by Parimal Butala; Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; 5 p.m.; tickets start at $30; for information, call Parimal at (813) 892-8197 or Amish at (321) 424-8940.                 

BARTOW/LAKELAND

JULY 5: SUMMER PICNIC 2015; organized by Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida; Mary Holland Park, Pavilion 16, N. Broadway Ave., Bartow; $10; for information, call Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit www.bscfl.com

JULY 24-26: 10TH PATOTSAV; Shree Swaminarayan Temple, 2793 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland; kaatha by Shastri Swami Abhishekdasji from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon Ankut aarti; for information, call (863) 687-4776 or visit www.issolakeland.org

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

JULY 5: CELEBRATE AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; snacks, tea/coffee; free for members with prior RSVP or $5 at the gate for all; for details, email hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com 

JULY 20-24: CHILDREN’S CAMP; Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $20 daily registration includes snacks/lunch and learning material; kids learn mantras, yoga, Pranayam; for information, call (407) 380-2661 or email ymcco@yahoo.com

SEPT. 18: ARIJIT SINGH LIVE IN CONCERT; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando; 8:30 p.m.; tickets start at $39; for information, call Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345 or Krish Patel at (407) 454-3334.

INVERNESS

AUG. 1: GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATION; all day from 9 a.m.; Shirdi Sai Florida Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for information, visit www.shirdiusa.com or call (352) 860-2181.

MELBOURNE

JULY 25-AUG. 2: SHRIMAD DEVI BHAGWAT GYAN YAGNA; organized by Brevard Hindu Mandir; 1517 Avenida Del Rio, Melbourne; weekends from 4 to 8:30 p.m., weekdays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; for more information, call Vinu Patel at (321) 432-4535.

SOUTH FLORIDA (CORAL SPRINGS)

AUG. 1: BALLE BALLE COMEDY SHOW; featuring Paul Singh; 6:30 to 10 p.m.; La Quinta Inn, 3701 University Drive, Coral Springs; $30 members or $35 non-members in advance; for information, call Manmeet at (561) 445-7987 or visit www.thepunjabiassociation.org/

AUG. 22: MELODIOUS MOODS; Indian classical vocal music featuring Hemang Mehta; 5 p.m.; presented by Association of Performing Arts of India; for venue and other details, visit www.apaiart.com

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

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

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