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

SIGNIFICANT DATE

JUNE 25: RAMADAN ENDS (EID MUBARAK)

EVENTS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

JUNE 7: “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 9: “SARDAR PATEL – OUR BELOVED IRON MAN OF INDIA;” Gujarati play organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay to celebrate Gujarat Gaurav Diwas; 7:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free for Samaj members; $15 for non-members; for information, call Jayesh Patel at (813) 784-7710 or Manish Patel at (813) 270-9896.

JUNE 9-16: BHAGAVAD GITA DISCOURSES; in English on Chapter 6 – Dhyana Yoga (yoga of meditation) by Swami Chidananda; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; for information, call K. Ramakrishna at (813) 571-2444.

JUNE 11: WALK GREEN; organized by BAPS Charities; Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; for information, visit www.bapscharities.org/walk17tampa

JUNE 21: MONTHLY MEETING; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; free; 6:30 p.m.; Mentor On Road (http://www.mentoronroad.com/usa/) Jagat Shah makes a welcome return to Tampa; HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org

JUNE 21: 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 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

JUNE 25: TAMPA BAY RATH YATRA; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for information, call (813) 909-1636.

JULY 6: “AWAKENING YOUR INNER POWER” BY SISTER SHIVANI; organized by Brahma Kumaris and Gujarati Samaj of Tampa; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (light vegetarian meal will be served at 5:30); India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road; registration required; visit bkshivanitampa.eventbrite.com; for information, call (813) 987-2525 or tampa@us.brahmakumaris.org

ORLANDO/LONGWOOD/KISSIMMEE/WINTER HAVEN

JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24: 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

JUNE 4: 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

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28: 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

JUNE 9-11: SIMPLE AYURVEDIC & YOGIC TECHNIQUES FOR DAILY HEALTH; led by Swami Satyanandji; free; donations welcome; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; for information, call Mala Karkhanis at (407) 443-1605 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

JUNE 17: MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER; Sanjay Raval to address in Gujarati; presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Laxmi Narayan Temple, 5020 W. South St.; 7 p.m.; free for society members; $35 non-members; for information, visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

JUNE 19-30: BALAVIHAR SUMMER CAMP; organized by Chinmaya Mission, 1221 Chinmaya Way, Casselberry; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for children ages 4 to 13 years; $250 per child donation by June 10; for information, call Bhavana Chandra at (407) 376-9560 or email info@chinmayaorlando.org

JUNE 23: COMEDY NIGHT WITH JAGDISH TRIVEDI; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Laxmi Narayan Temple, 5020 W. South St., 7 p.m.; for information, email info@gujaratisocietycfl.com

JUNE 24: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA; free; 30-minute sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, visit www.tinyurl.com/yogaorlando

JULY 1-4: 2017 FREEDOM CUP; inaugural T20 cricket tourney; presented by Cricket Orlando, American Cricket Federation and Poinciana Cricket Club; Poinciana Cricket Ground (2500 Poinciana Parkway, Kissimmee) and Winter Haven Cricket Club (801 Ave. T, N.E.); for information, call Dr. Mahesh Allam at (863) 207-3056 or email mallam1001@gmail.com or Khalid Muneer at (386) 547-6161 or email munek4@aol.com

JULY 7: “AWAKENING TO THE CALL OF TIME” BY SISTER SHIVANI; organized by Brahma Kumaris and Gujarati Society of Central Florida; 5 to 7 p.m. dinner followed by program; Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; for information, call Krishna at (407) 228-0026 or register at www.bkorlando.org

JULY 10-14 AND JULY 17-21: SUMMER CAMP – ROBOTICS; organized by HSCF Youth Club; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; HSCF temple hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; $100 per child per week includes supplies, snacks, lunch; for information, call Babu Balasundaram at (407) 334-8006 or email BBabuB@yahoo.com

AUG. 6: SONU NIGAM & ATIF ALAM LIVE; presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando; 7 p.m.; tickets start at $39; for information, call Krish Patel at (407) 454-3334 or Sonal Patel at (407) 712-3223 or visit www.bollywoodeventsfl.com to purchase tickets.

FORT MYERS

JUNE 11: 6th ANNIVERSARY; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for information, call (239) 225-0319 or visit www.hindutempleswfl.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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