JUNE 2016
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

JUNE 1: “Desi Club;” organized by India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa: 1 to 4 p.m.; table tennis, carom, card games, chess, etc.; no membership, no minimum age requirement; free; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

JUNE 3: THAIKKUDAM BRIDGE IN TAMPA BAY; presented by Malayalee Association of Central Florida; 7:30 p.m.; Knanaya Catholic Community Center, 2620 Washington Road, Valrico; tickets start at $40; for information, call (813) 416-9183 or (941) 702-0090.

JUNE 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.

JUNE 15: SOCIAL; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; free; 6:30 p.m.; Lions Eye Institute For Transplant & Research, 1410 N. 21st St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

JUNE 18: GSTB WOMEN’S FORUM; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; basic daily hairstyles and day/night makeup by Nisha Thakkar; 4 to 6 p.m.; GSTB office, 5513 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.

JUNE 19: Gujarati Natak with GSTB Members’ Thumb Print Drive; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; starts with snacks at 4 p.m. followed by play “Bhari Lau Aankhmaa Zindagi” at 6; for information, call GSTB President Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.

JUNE 24-26: SATSANG; Acharaya Shree Rakeshprashad Maharaj of Swaminarayan Sampraday to present Srimad Bhagavatam’s Canto 10; 5 to 8 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Sanjay Patel at (813) 846-1130.

JUNE 25: SENIOR EVENT; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 4 to 7 p.m. Vyo Center, 5809 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Himmatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai: 813-731-7747.

JULY 6: “Desi Club;” organized by India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa: 1 to 4 p.m.; table tennis, carom, card games, chess, etc.; no membership, no minimum age requirement; free; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172

Rath Yatra

JULY 10: TAMPA BAY RATH YATRA 2016; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; for information, call (813) 909-1636.

JULY 31: SENIOR EVENT; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 4 to 7 p.m. Vyo Center, 5809 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Himmatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai: 813-731-7747.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY/WINTER PARK

JUNE 4: CHARITY 5K/WALK-A-THON; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida Youth Club; 8:30 a.m.; Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin, 4990 New Broad St., Orlando; for information, call Babu Balasundaram at (407) 334-8006.

JUNE 5: MONTHLY MEET: organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group; noon; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; seminar by Dr. Jagdish Kulkarni on health problems with regarding to aging and possible solutions; snacks, hot tea/coffee; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com 

JUNE 13-17: INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN ARTS; summer camp for campers ages 8 to 13; explore arts of India; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rollins College campus, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $175 per student; organized by Asian Cultural Association; for questions, call (407) 333-3667 or visit www.aca-florida.org

JUNE 18: 11th TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND 4th ANNUAL DR. VASUNDHARA IYENGAR CARNATIC MUSIC CONCERT; presented by Hindu Society of Central Florida; 6 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Mala Karkhanis at (407) 443-1605.

JUNE 25: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA; officially, the day is on June 21 but it will be celebrated on June 25; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; free; for information, call (407) 699-4277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

JULY 8: SUNIDHI CHAUHAN AND AYUSHMANN KHURANA CONCERT; organized by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw; 8 p.m.; Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chapin Theater, 9800 International Drive, Orlando; tickets start at $39; call Patel at (407) 454-3334 or Shaw at (813) 842-0345.

FORT MYERS

JUNE 12: 5th MANDIR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for information, call (239) 225-0319 or visit http://hindutempleswfl.org

MELBOURNE (SPACE COAST)

JUNE 8: “MARI WIFE MARY KOM;” Gujarati play presented by Indian Association of the Space Coast; dinner at 6 followed by drama at 7:30 p.m.; $30; Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (Pineda campus) 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne; for information, call Mahesh Patel at (321) 223-6121 or Niraj Patel at (321) 223-3101.

SOUTH FLORIDA (CORAL SPRINGS/NORTH MIAMI BEACH/DELRAY BEACH)

JUNE 4: THAIKKUDAM BRIDGE; presented by Freedia Entertainment; Coral Springs High School Auditorium, 7201 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs; for tickets, visit www.freediatickets.com

JUNE 11: BHARATA NATYAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES; presented by Ayama Yoga & Wellness Center and performed by Jaan R. Freeman; Ayama, 2250 N.E. 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; $30 advance or $35 at door; also, Fundamentals of Bharata Natyam workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 12; for information, call (305) 994-0080 or visit www.dakshinapalli.org

JUNE 12: FAMILY PICNIC; organized by The Association of Indians in America; Lake Biwa Pavilion at Morikami Park, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach; for information, visit www.aiaflorida.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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