FEBRUARY 2024
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

SIGNIFICANT DATES

FEB. 14: VASANT PANCHAMI

EVENTS

TAMPA/TEMPLE TERRACE/CLEARWATER/ST. PETERSBURG

FEB. 3: MAKAR SANKRANT; organized by Maayboli Melawa (Marathi Mandal) Tampa Bay; HCC Brandon Auditorium, 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa; registration begins at 11 a.m. followed by Haldi Kunku Samarambh and kite decoration, Bornhan, lunch and musical program; for information, visit www.mmtbusa.org

FEB. 4: EAST-WEST MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL; organized by Shruti Foundation; 2 to 7 p.m.; Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highlands Ave., Tampa; free; multicultural event with music bands, dance performances, food, vendors; for information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit www.shrutifoundationtampa.org






FEB. 7: GSTB SENIOR DAY; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $10; lunch and entertainment; for information, call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

FEB. 9-11: FLORIDA TRUNK SHOW; presented by TANISHQ USA; 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-North, 13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd., Temple Terrace; for information, visit www.tanishq.com

FEB. 10: “AADHAVAN,” a comedy, mimicry and musical show; Valentine’s Day celebration; Sacred Heart Knanaya Community Center, 2620 Washington Road, Valrico; $15 per person; $50 VIP; for information, tickets, call Vijay at (813) 220-1999.

FEB. 10: DONOR APPRECIATION CONCERT; annual fundraiser organized by Ekal Vidyalaya; 5 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Jaimin Amin at (813) 283-8125.

FEB. 13: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9714.

FEB. 21: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; only for 65 years and older; for information, text email address along with your name to Bhikhu Nayi at (631) 560-2718 to receive details about seniors gathering every month; or call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

OCALA

FEB. 9: DONOR APPRECIATION CONCERT; annual fundraiser organized by Ekal Vidyalaya; for time, venue and other details, call Nagesh Kohli at (352) 427-1542 or email nageshkmd@yahoo.com

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

FEB 4: REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; noon; kids parade, patriotic songs/dances; for information, call Raji Sekar at (407) 574-1814 or visit orlandohindutemple.org

FEB. 10: INDIA DAY; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Kia Center, 400 W. Church St., Orlando; for information, visit www.iaccorlando.com

FEB. 10: RAAGAS TO QAWWALIS; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Bollywood songs based on different raagas and qawwalis with live band; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 6:30 p.m.; free for GSCF members, $25 non-members; for information, call Pallavi Patel at (407) 756-7138.

SOUTH FLORIDA (COOPER CITY/DAVIE)

FEB. 10: INAUGURAL CEREMONY; Kerala Samajan of South Florida; dinner, music, dance; chief Guest is Judge Surendran K. Pattel; Cooper City High School Auditorium, 9401 Stirling Road, Cooper City; 5:30 p.m.; for details, email samajamsfl@gmail.com

APRIL 14: CLASSICAL MUSICAL CONCERT; Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury on sitar and Gourisankar on tabla; 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Bailey Hall, Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. David Road, bldg. 4, (southwest corner of campus), Davie; register online at www.apaiart.com

 

 

 

 

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