NOVEMBER 2010
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida
Significant Dates

Nov. 5: DIWALI BEGINS
Nov. 14:
HAJJ BEGINS
Nov. 21:
GURU NANAK DEV SAHIB’S BIRTHDAY

Events

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

ONGOING THROUGH NOV. 6: BHUPENDRA KARIA AND DERRY MOORE: STILLNESS AND SHADOWS/VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF INDIA” EXHIBIT; presented by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMOPA); also on view is an exhibition of personal snapshots from area families, “Personal Memories of India from Tampa Bay’s Indian Community; FMOPA, 200 N. Tampa St. (corner of Jackson Street and Ashley Drive); open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; admission is a suggested $4 donation; for information, call (813) 221-2222 or visit www.FMoPA.org

NOV. 15-19: “DHARMA”; series of talks with Brahmachari Uddhav Chaitanya; talks are in English, free and open to the public; 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Chinmaya Prasad Ashram, 18708 Hanna Road, Lutz; for more information, call (813) 749-7702, e-mail tampa@chinmayamission.org or visit www.chinmayaprasad.org

NOV. 17: ICC INDIAN SENIOR GET-TO-GETHER: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University Village, 12401 N. 22nd St., Tampa; free seminar and lunch served; no minimum age; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-6930 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or (813) 863-3048.

NOV. 20: PEHCHAAN FUNDRAISER; “Ron,” English play by Sudipta Bhawmik of New Jersey; and “Once upon a time,” performed in various dance forms, including shadow dancing; 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students with ID; donations accepted; for information, call Sushama Kirtikar at (813) 810-2470, Vandan Kamath at (813) 907-1148, visit www.pehchaantampabay.org or e-mail pehchaantampabay@yahoo.com

NOV. 20: SIXTH ANNUAL AACSA CONVENTION AND SEMINARS; the Asian American Convenience Stores Association represents more than 50,000 Indian stores and small business owners; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; daytime program from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; actor Gracy Singh to inaugurate expo at noon; evening program features singer Kailash Kher and Bollywood show ‘Black’; for information, call Satya Shaw at (813) 960-7429, e-mail aacsai@aol.com or visit www.aacsa.org

ORLANDO/OAKLAND/OCOEE

NOV. 13: TALENT SHOW & GROUP DANCE COMPETITION; p[resented by the Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Linda W. Chapin Auditorium, Orange County Convention Center Hall C, International Drive, Orlando; starts from 4 p.m.; free; for information, call Alka Shukla at (407) 221-3517 or Neil Kapadia at (407) 832-3835 or visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

NOV. 20: IACC HONORS AWARDS BANQUET & GALA; presented by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce; The Peabody, 9801 International Drive, Orlando; $50 per person; social hour at 6 followed by awards and dinner at 7; RSVP laurie@deshpandeinc.com or visit www.iaccorlando.com

NOV. 28: GENERATION OM ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BANQUET; 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary; three American Hindu students who were awarded full scholarships will be present at the banquet; for more information, call (407) 415-8502, e-mail info@generationom.com or visit www.generationom.com

ST. AUGUSTINE

NOV. 25-28: FAMILY RETREAT IN ST. AUGUSTINE; conducted by Brahmacharinis Aparnaji and Arpitaji; Chinmaya Govardhan Ashram, St. Augustine; lodging and boarding $75, plus shared groceries; transportation is not included; space is limited to 20 persons; register early by submitting all names and a $100 nonrefundable deposit; checks (payable to Chinmaya Mission) may be mailed to 12011 S.W. 97 Terrace, Miami, FL 33186, or submitted to the CMBV coordinator at Sunday classes; for more information, visit www.cmmiami.org

TALLAHASSEE

NOV. 6: GLIMPSES OF INDIA; organized by India Association of Tallahassee; 4 to 7 p.m.; Lawton Chiles High School Auditorium.; there will be entertainment programs such as group dances, group songs, and skits; admission is free and the event is open public; snacks will be available for purchase during intermission; for details, visit www.iatlh.org or e-mail Thayumanasamy Somasundaram at president.iatlh@gmail.com

SOUTH FLORIDA

NOV. 14: SUNDAY MORNING RAMAYAN WORKSHOP; 9 a.m. to noon; discourse on “How Your Life Can Flourish in a World of Oppression: A Glance into the Life of Vibhishan,” by Pandit Bimal Maharaj; Shiva Mandir, 3000 N.W. 29th Ave., Oakland Park; for details and more information, call (954) 735-3560, e-mail fhoshivamandir@gmail.com visit www.fhosm.com

NOV. 27: “GITA IN ACTION” WORKSHOP SERIES, CHAPTER 17; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Parvani residence, “Oak Ridge” complex, 9471 S.W. 124 Terrace, Miami; for details, visit www.cmmiami.org

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