APRIL 2017
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

SIGNIFICANT DATES

APRIL 5: RAM NAVAMI

APRIL 9: MAHAVIR JAYANTI

APRIL 11: HANUMAN JAYANTI

APRIL 14: BAISAKHI

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

APRIL 5: “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.

APRIL 6-12: “Mindsets for Success in Life and Beyond;” talk in English by Swami Mukundanandaji; Vishnu Temple of Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays except special workshop with Swamiji on April 12; yoga and Meditation followed by the discourse and dinner prasad; for information, call Sushma Srivastava at (727) 490-2298 or (727) 743-1183.

APRIL 7: 16th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; Wentworth Golf & Country Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs; lunch/registration at noon followed by shotgun start at 1 p.m.; $150 per player or $500 per foursome; for information, call Kamlesh at (813) 841-9216, Jal Irani at (813) 451-8229 or visit www.indo-us.org

APRIL 15: MUSICAL CONCERT; world-renowned Grammy Award winning Indian classical guitarist Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to be accompanied by renowned tabla (percussion) maestro Pandit Subhen Chatterjee; Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; 6 to 9 p.m.; $25; for information, call (813) 486-9999.

APRIL 15: UGADI; organized by Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa; for details, call Syam Tangirala at (732) 397-4997 or visit www.taftampa.com

APRIL 16: MAHA-LAYA INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; Kalaimamani Sangita Kala Acharya Sri .TH Subash Chandran and group; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5509, Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

APRIL 19: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; speaker is J.D. Porter, owner and developer of Wiregrass Ranch; free; 6:30 p.m.; HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

APRIL 19: 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.

APRIL 22: VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 8 a.m.; Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa; to enter a team, call Manish Patel at (727) 270-9896 or Sanjay Patel at (727) 204-9382.

APRIL 23: A SPECIAL EVENING WITH DANCE & LIVE MUSIC; presented by Shruti Foundation, Thaiya Thaiya and Rudram Dance Company; Sickles High School Auditorium, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; 4 to 7 p.m.; $25 per person, $100 for VIP couple; for information, call (813) 679-7298 or visit www.theshrutifoundation.org

APRIL 23: FREE HEALTH FAIR; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for information, call (813) 962-6890 or visit http://htflt.org/

APRIL 29-30: INNER ENGINEERING WITH SADHGURU; Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa; for information, call (813) 413-1661 or visit www.inneerengineering.com

APRIL 30: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; Vidushi Nithyasree Mahadevan; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5509, Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

MAY 7: MYSHADI BRIDAL EXPO; noon to 5 p.m.; Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa; presented by Desh-Videsh Media Group; free admission, parking, food sampling; to register, visit www.myshadibridalexpo.com; for information, call (954) 784-8100.

MAY 14: MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fort Desoto Park/Beach, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde (shelters 13, 14, 15); free to GSTB 2017 members, non-members $15, and $10 for youth under 18 years of age, include snacks and lunch; nominal entrance fee to enter park; keep change for tolls; for information, call Manish Patel at (727) 270-9896, Ravindra Patel at (727) 692-6399 or visit www.gujaratisamaj.org

JUNE 22-25: Inner Engineering Program; experience life-transforming wisdom from an Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi and mystic; St. Pete Garden Club, 500 Sunset Drive, S., St. Petersburg; free intro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday before program starts; cost $325; for information, contact (813) 413-1661 or email tampa@IshaUSA.org; to register visit www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total

SARASOTA/BRADENTON

May 7: MOTHER’S DAY; organized by Gujarati Association of Manasota; Coquina Beach (on Longboat Key), 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free for members; non-members are $20 per person; for information, call association President Bhumin Patel at (941) 757-6563 or visit www.gujaratiassociationofmanasota.com/

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY/LONGWOOD

APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: HEARTFULNES MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

APRIL 8: INDIAFEST 2017; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida on its grounds at 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free; $5 parking; food, shopping, dance, competitions; for information, call Mala Karkhanis at (407) 443-1605, Dipti Smart at (321) 695-4422 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

APRIL 9: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP MEET; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; chess, playing cards, Antaakshri; for details, e-mail hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

APRIL 14: PARAMPARA: A PERFORMANCE BY PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ; presented by Asian cultural Association; 7:30 p.m.; Trinity Prep Theatre, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; $30 general admission, $50 reserved; for information, call ACA at (407) 333-3667.

APRIL 15: “PATEL NE ROKE ENE BHAGWAN TOKE;” comedy presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; 7 p.m.; free for society members, $15 members reserved seat, $35 non-members; to reserve seat, visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

GAINESVILLE

APRIL 8: INDIA FEST & HEALTH FAIR; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center; health fair will be 9 a.m. to noon and the festival will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Santa Fe Community College, Gymnasium (Building V), 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Gainesville; $5 admission; Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna; for information, call (352) 871-7112 or visit www.icec-florida.org/

FORT MYERS

APRIL 21: MUSICAL CONCERT; organized by Raaga Inc.; sarod maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath; Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers; 7 p.m.; $25 per person; for information, visit www.raagafl.org

SPACE COAST (MELBOURNE/COCOA)

MAY 14: MOTHER’S DAY; organized by the Indian Association of the Space Coast (IASC); F. Burton Smith Regional Park, 7575 W. Highway 520, Cocoa; 1 to 6 p.m.; for more information, call (321) 591-2672, email jaimit2468@aol.com or visit www.iascbrevard.com

JACKSONVILLE

APRIL 8: HOLI; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for venue and other details, visit www.jaxics.org

SOUTH FLORIDA (CORAL SPRINGS)

APRIL 23: THE TRIBUTE TOUR; Ustad Rahat Rateh Ali Khan remembers Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 20th anniversary; Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive; doors open at 5:30 and show begins at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $35; for information, call Satbir Singh at (954) 649-3374.

MAY 20: VAISAKHI; organized by Greater Punjab Cultural Society of South Florida; Coral Springs High School, 7201 W. Sample Road; dance – contemporary, classic, Bollywood, bhangra; music, comedy, skits, instrumental music; for details, call Baljit Mann at (954) 856- 3421 or Dr. Asha Gupta at (954) 234-5674.

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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