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

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

MAY 8: WSLR 96.5fm WORLD MUSIC SUMMIT; WAHH World Fusion Band to perform; featuring sitar maestro Rajib Karmakar and tabla maestro Shankh Lahiri, among others; 8 p.m.; Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota; for information, call (941) 894-6469 or visit www.wahhmusic.com

MAY 9: SECOND ANNUAL GOLF OUTING; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 7:30 a.m.; Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U. S. 19 N., Palm Harbor; pre-registration required; for information, call Ketan Patel at (813) 787-5520 or Kal Patel at 813-368-7389.                    

MAY 9: MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION; organized by Shree Raam Mandir; Mastana Bahar winners, including Ramraj, to perform; dinner/dance; 7 p.m. to midnight; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; $25 per person or $45 for couple; for information, call Nick at (813) 334-0443 or Angela at (813) 265-3268.

MAY 10: MOTHER’S DAY; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. onward; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; free to GSTB members; $15 non-members or $10 for seniors 65 years and over or children under 18; price includes snacks and lunch; free unlimited water slides for kids; for information, call Manish Patel at (813) 270-9896 or Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.

MAY 16-17: SHREE NAU DURGA KALI TEMPLE GRAND OPENING; everyone invited; 11535 Pine Forest Drive, New Port Richey; for information, call Lal at (317) 362-5807 or Sukhu at (631) 804-3074.

MAY 16: “KRISHNA;” presented by Association of Tampa Hindu Malayalee; English musical dance drama by dancer/actor Shobana; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; tickets start at $30; for information, call Binod at (813) 394-7845, Pradeep at (201) 742-2065 or visit www.krishnashowtampa.com

MAY 20: NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; The Canopy Rooftop Lounge-The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg; 6:30 p.m.; network, socialize and build relationships; one drink ticket will be provided and light hors-d’oeuvres to be served; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

MAY 20: 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.

MAY 23: MUSICAL CONCERT; fundraiser for Malayalee Association of Tampa; 6 p.m.; Armwood High School Auditorium, 12000 U.S. 92, Seffner; for tickets and other information, call (727) 424-8423 or (813) 731-8670.

MAY 24: BAPS CHARITIES WALKATHON; registration at 8, then walk at 9 a.m.; Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa; for information, visit www.bapscharities.org/usa/tampa/walk2015tampa/

MAY 31: WOMAN’S FORUM DAY; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free to GSTB members; for time and other details, call Tejal V. Patel at (813) 610-7869.

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

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.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

MAY 3: BAPS CHARITIES WALKATHON; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 1325 W. Oakridge Road, Orlando; 4:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 857-0091.

MAY 6: SHE CONNECTS: A WOMAN’S FORUM; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 p.m.; 310 Lakeside-downtown, 301 E. Pine St., Orlando; free for members; $20 for non-members; RSVP by May 4 at iacc.mymobisite.us/events

MAY 9: ANNAMACHARYA SANKEERTOTSAVAM; organized by Telugu Association of Greater Orlando and Hindu Society of Central Florida; tribute to the saint composer; free; mandir auditorium, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 3 p.m.; for information, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org, call (407) 699-5277 or e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org

MAY 10: MOTHER’S DAY DURGA MA POOJA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 10:30 a.m.; for information, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org, call (407) 699-5277 or e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org

MAY 10: BHAGAVAT GEETA BY SWAMI MADHAVAND; 5:30 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida auditorium, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 5:30 p.m.; for information, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org, call (407) 699-5277 or e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org

MAY 15: “KRISHNA;” English musical dance drama presented by dancer/actor Shobana; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 6:30 p.m.; tickets start at $35; for information, call (407) 900-1743 or email srishti.orlando@gmail.com

MAY 16-17: ASIAN FOOD MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL; organized by Bangladesh American Foundation of Central Florida; noon to 10 p.m.; $5; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando; for information, call (407) 233-6451 or (321) 945-4741.

MAY 17: ANNUAL PIC-NICK; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group; 11 a.m.; Red Bug Lake Park (pavilion B), 3600 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry; RSVP by May 9 at hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

MAY 17: FAMILY PICNIC; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bill Frederick Park (pavilion 6), 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; free to GSCFL members; food, drinks, music, kids activities; for information, visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

MAY 23: ANURADHA PAUDWAL CONCERT; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida; tickets start at $25; Winter Springs High School Auditorium, 130 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; 6 p.m.; for information, call Dr. Jogi Pattisapu at (407) 448-3197 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org to purchase tickets.

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 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

SARASOTA/BRADENTON

MAY 17: MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION; organized by Gujarati Association of Manasota; Coquina Beach (on Longboat Key); 1 to 6 p.m.; free for members; $10 for non-members; for information, call Rina Patel at (941) 518-3462 or Bhumin Patel at (941) 773-4460.

FORT MYERS

MAY 31: HOLI; organized by India Association of Fort Myers; Lakes Regional Park (shelter C1), 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for information, visit www.iafortmyers.org

MELBOURNE

MAY 13-17: ANANDMURTI GURUMMAA MEDITATION RETREAT; Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront, 3101 N. Highway A1A, Melbourne; for registration or more information, call Jayam Iyer at (727) 709-2364, Lilly at (954) 801-7867 or visit www.gurumaa.com

SPACE COAST (TITUSVILLE)

MAY 10: MOTHER’S DAY ’15; organized by the Indian Association of the Space Coast (IASC); Kiwanis Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island; 2 to 6 p.m.; for fees and other information, call (321) 288-7717, email rajconnect13@gmail.com or visit www.iascbrevard.com

DAYTONA BEACH/ORMOND BEACH

MAY 10: MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC; Bethune Point Park, 101 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach; noon to 3 p.m.; for information, call (386) 527-0855 or visit www.icsdaytona.com

SOUTH FLORIDA (FORT LAUDERDALE/CORAL SPRINGS/BOCA RATON)

MAY 2: “A LIVE AUDIO VISUAL MUSICAL JOURNEY;” 100 years of Bollywood; Ekal Vidyalaya fundraiser; Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 7 p.m.; tickets start at $25, dinner included; for information, call Jagdish Tailor at (954) 562-9375 or Nirupama Kasam at (954) 235-8883 or visit www.ekal.org

MAY 9: VAISAKHI 2015; presented by Greater Punjab Cultural Society; 7 p.m.; Coral Springs High School, 7201 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs; bhangra competition, teens gidha, Bollywood dance and fancy dress show; general admission is $10; kids under 5 years of age free; for information, call Baljit Mann at (954) 856-3421 or Asha Gupta at (954) 234-5674.

MAY 22: ANURADHA PAUDWAL CONCERT; organized by South Florida Hindu Temple; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Nova Southeastern University, Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; for information, contact Dilip Nersihan at (954) 494-9982 or email ocean44054@aol.com, Ashu Kaul at (305) 766-3219 or visit www.sfht.org

MAY 23: Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti 2015; organized by Bengali Association of South Florida; 2 to 5 p.m.; Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs; for information, www.basfl.org

MAY 29: SHAAN LIVE IN CONCERT WITH LI’L CHAMPS; 8:30 p.m.; Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; tickets start at $45; for information, call Paracha at (954) 590-0955 or visit www.parachaentertainment.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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