FREE HEALTH FAIR ON MAY 17 IN TAMPA
The 16th annual Community Health Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Hindu Temple Community Hall in Tampa. This volunteer-run community service has been a tradition at the Hindu Temple of Florida since 1998. According to chief coordinator Dr. Renuka Ramappa, each year the Health Fair, which is available free to the public, generates a tremendous response. There are typically 400 attendees and 50-plus participating physicians. Physicians and volunteers work together to present free screenings and health information services, she said.
The public can benefit from the various medical services provided, which include screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, osteoporosis and stress; PSA test by a neurologist; evaluations of vision, stroke screening, fat analysis, etc., and information regarding mammography, self-breast exams, obesity, overactive bladder, robotic surgery, asthma, allergies, dental examinations, health insurance and more. There will also be exhibits on these and other topics, provided by pharmaceutical companies.
One of the fair’s highlights is the opportunity it provides attendees to interact with physicians, by asking questions regarding nutrition, diabetes, osteoporosis, stress management, child health, menopause syndrome, bypass surgery, peptic ulcer, heart disease and more. Fun-filled activities for children include a clown, face painting, as well as door prizes. The fair will also have booths with jewelry, clothes and authentic Indian vegetarian food from the Prasad Sadan (the Hindu Temple kitchen).
For more information on the Health Fair at Hindu Temple, 5509 Lynn Road, call (813) 962-6890 or visit http://htflt.org/
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SONU NIGAM ‘KLOSE TO MY SOUL’ CONCERT JUNE 6 IN ORLANDO
Sonu Nigam is back! This time, the award-winning playback singer will present his “Klose to my Soul” concert on Friday, June 6, in Orlando. The event is presented by Krish Patel of Orlando and Satya Shaw, CPA, of Tampa.
The 7:30 p.m. concert will be at Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chapin Theater, 9800 International Drive. Tickets start at $49 and available at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com For information, call (407) 454-3334 or (813) 842-0345.
DADA J.P. VASWANI TO GIVE A TALK MAY 18 IN MIAMI
Writer, orator and spiritual leader Dada J.P. Vaswani will present a free talk “You Can Change Your Life” on Sunday, May 18, in Miami. It will be followed by a Q & A. The head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, a worldwide humanitarian, spiritual organization with emphasis on service, education and medical care, will speak from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. Second Ave.
‘KARTHIK MUSIC EXPERIENCE’ MAY 31 IN TAMPA BAY AREA
Thaiya Thaiya will present ‘Karthik Music Experience’ on May 31 in the Tampa Bay area. Hailed as the sound of modern India – a fusion of centuries of tradition with contemporary, modern rhythm – Karthik’s live show is infused with energy and experimentation.
A lead playback singer in the south, Karthik began his professional career as a backing vocalist and then A.R. Rahman discovered this artist’s potential and made him a lead singer. His song "Enaku oru Girlfriend venumada" from “Boys” was a huge hit with the masses. Karthik, who is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music, has sung in many languages. The band consists of leading musicians who create magic to take the audience through various musical journeys, breaking genre boundaries.
Tampa-based Thaiya Thaiya (www.thaiyathaiya.com) provides musical entertainment for all ages and occasions and was founded by Lata Kumar in March 2000 with A.R. Rahman’s blessing.
The 6 p.m. concert will be at Strawberry Crest High School Auditorium, 4691 Gallagher Road, Dover. Tickets priced at $25, $50, $100 and $250 are available at http://events.sulekha.com/tampa-fl For information, call Lata Kumar at (813) 679-7298.
JET USA TO HOLD 1ST NATIONAL CONVENTION MAY 23-25 IN ORLANDOJeeyar Educational Trust (JET), a global non-profit organization committed to improving human lives through education, service and ancient wisdom, will hold its first national convention May 23-25 at Hilton Orlando Resort, 6001 Destination Parkway.
The convention is spearheaded by JET founder His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar to promote universal oneness. It will start with yoga and meditation under the guidance of H.H. Swamiji on Saturday and Sunday followed by interactive programs, including laser shows. There also will be student performances, quiz competition, live music and dance, and a food festival. To register for the convention, visit http://jetconvention.org/registration/
JET’s foundational belief is that every human being, irrespective of nationality, caste, creed, race, and gender, is entitled to a healthy life filled with strength, confidence, love, sharing, joy, and perpetual bliss. For more than three decades, JET has been providing charitable and philanthropic services worldwide. For more information, visit www.jetworld.org
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