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



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JUNE 6: “ON A QUEST;” film on Swami Chinmayananda; 10:30 a.m.; Muvico Starlight 20, 18002 Highwoods Preserve Parkway, Tampa; $10 per person, for tickets, visit www.fandango.com; also, Chinmaya Mission Gita Chanting regional level competition June 27-28, July 25-26 at various locations, including South Miami, Cooper City, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Lutz, Westchase, Valrico, Sarasota; for details, check www.cmmiami.org/gitachanting.html

JUNE 7: TAMPA BAY CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 2015; Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive S.E., St. Petersburg; Sean Paul and band is among the performers; for information, call (727) 688-9750 or visit www.tampacarnival.com

JUNE 12-16: SPIRITUAL IMMERSION; planetary yantras in tradition of Harish Johari; for details, email sangeetajohari@gmail.com or anushree.dtu@gmail.com

JUNE 13: MASTERS OF RHYTHM; presented by Swaradhana; Ustad Taufiq Qureshi on Djembe, Pandit Ramdas Palsule on tabla and Pandit Milind Tulankar on Jal-Tarang; Hillsborough Community College Auditorium, Dale Mabry campus, 4001 W. Tampa By Blvd.; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; tickets $25 prior to June 10, then $35; purchase at www.swaradhana.org

JUNE 13: SHIRDI SAI BHAJAN SANDHYA; 5 to 7 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; organized by Floriya (Florida Oriya); for information, call Dr. Shyam Swain at (352) 585-3063 or Ketaki at (352) 597-5554.

JUNE 14: ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 8 a.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; open to all; tests available to first 200 people ages 40 years and above; no food or drink after midnight; free screening for cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis (bone density), dental and eye; education program on nutrition, weight loss, obesity; physicians available for Q&A; for information, call Kirit Shah at (727) 455-6250 or Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.       

JUNE 17: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT;; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; speaker is Tampa Bay Business Journal Deputy Editor Chris Wilkerson; free; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

JUNE 17: 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.

JUNE 18: EXPLORE HAPPINESS WITH SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa; for information and tickets, call (813) 816-1230 or visit www.trulyhappytampabay.org

JUNE 19-26: ASHTAVAKRA GITA; spiritual discourses by Swami Tadrupanand Saraswati of Manan Ashram, Bharuch; India Cultural Center Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; lecture is in Gujarati; all welcome; prasad/dinner will be served; for information, call Kaushik Joshi at (813) 298-5037.

JUNE 19-22: ART OF LIVING HAPPINESS PROGRAM; 6:30 to 9:30 weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends; register online at www.artofliving.org or call Rathi Murthy at (408) 888-4668.

JUNE 21: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY; learn simple techniques and several health benefits of yoga; registration at 8 a.m. and then program starts at 9 a.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free vegetarian lunch; to pre-register, pre-register at http://int-yogaday-tampa.eventbrite.com or call (813) 283-8125 for information.

JUNE 28: INDIAN CLASSICAL VOCAL CONCERT; vocalist Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar along with Shankhachur Lahiri on tabla; 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; $30; for information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit www.shrutiaim.com

Rameshbhai Oza

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; free; for information, call Hitesh Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Dr. Ashok Modh at (813) 728-4450.

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 more information, call Ravi Nair at (813) 920-8471 or visit www.swamysharanam.org


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


JUNE 7: SATSANG; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit www.pushtidhamocala.org


JUNE 4: SUNDERKAND; PP Guruji Ashwinbhai Pathak; Jewish Community Center, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 6 to 9 p.m.; presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; for information, call Jayesh Patel at (407) 460-2020 or Manoj Patel at (407) 342-0117.

JUNE 14: MONTHLY MEET; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; Antakshari, musical chairs, snacks, tea/coffee; free for members with prior RSVP or $5 at the gate for all; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com 

JUNE 17-21: 33rd ANNUAL AAPI (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIAN ORIGIN) CONVENTION & SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY; Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando; exhibitors, symposia, cultural attractions, plus Bollywood entertainment on the agenda; to register, visit www.aapiusa.org

JUNE 18: BUSINESS AFTER HOURS; presented by Indian American Chamber of Commerce and Asian American Chamber of Commerce; 6 to 8 p.m.; RSVP iacc.mymobisite.us

JUNE 19-21: 10th TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS; Hindu Society of Central Florida; 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org, call (407) 902-8634 or e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org

JUNE 21: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY; workshops on yoga, Pranayam, meditation, kirtan, Ayurveda, laughter; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free event; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Suresh Gupta at (407) 619-1500 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

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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