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AUG. 6: VOCAL CONCERT, presented by Music Lovers of Tampa Bay; vocalist Suman Ghosh will be accompanied on tabla by Shantilal Shah and on the harmonium by Kedar Naphade; 5 p.m.; DoubleTree Guest Suites (Palm Room), 11310 N. 30th St., Tampa; suggested donation is $18 per person, $30 per couple; call Satish Ankalikar at (813) 960-3443 or Naeem Abrahani at (813) 323-6452.

AUG. 12: “NEEHARIKA,” Hindi dance ballet, written by Dr. Uma Eyyunni and music composed by Srinivas Kishore; Octagon Theater, Unitarian Universalists Church, Clearwater; e-mail Eyyunni at [email protected].

AUG. 13-17: SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM will be Aug. 13-17 and Sundarkand will be Aug. 14-16 by Dr. Prabodh Chaitanya in English; organized by Chinmaya Mission of Tampabay and Hindu Temple of Florida; Bhagwatam will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hindu Temple and Sundarkand from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chinmaya Prasad, 18708 Hanna Road, Lutz; for information, call N. Sastry at (813) 948-3690, Ira Lalwani at (813) 909-4142 or check out


JULY 20-23: 27th ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF KERALA MEDICAL GRADUATES; Peabody Hotel; for information, call convention chair Dr. Aravind Pillai at (407) 718-8733 or check out

AUG. 5: “AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY THE AGRA GHARANA,” organized by Asian Cultural Association; Pandit Vijay Kichlu to give a presentation on Agra gharana followed by vocal concert by Shubhra Guha, accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta; 7 p.m.; Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803; $20 for members, $25 for non-members; for information, call (407) 333-3667 or click on


JULY 7: MATA KI CHOKI, organized by Hindu Society of North East Florida, 714 Park Ave., Orange Park; call (904)-269-1155 or click on



AUG. 5: CLASSICAL VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Association of Performing Arts of India; 7 p.m.; Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; cost is $15, $25; for information, call APAI at (954) 885-1466 or click on

AUG. 5: ONAM CELEBRATIONS; organized by Nava Kerala Arts Club; 6 p.m.; Cooper City High School; for information, call (954) 441-0072.




BALVIHAR BY CHINMAYA MISSION OF TAMPA BAY: Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm. at Hindu Temple of Florida; Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; fees are $75 per year; additional $50 per year for each sibling; for more information on BalVihar, call Laxmi Sastry at (813) 948-3590 or e-mail [email protected] .

SANKARA CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FLORIDA: classes in Carnatic percussion instruments mridangam, ghatam, kanjira and morsingh by Ghatam Vidwan Sri T.H. Subash Chandran (brother of T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram) and N. Ganesh Kumar (; classes held in Tampa and at the Hindu Temple of Florida; for more information, call Kala Gangadharan at (813) 979-4598 or Jyothi Venkatachalam at (813) 977-9039 or (813) 404-7899 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] .

TAMPA SHAKHA/BALAGOKULAM: free activities for all ages, including yoga, games, field trips, and shlokas for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hindu Temple of Florida, Lynn Road; for more information, call Vijay Singh at (813) 920-7494.


JAIN VISHWA BHARATI U.S.A.: Every Saturday classes are held on Pranayam, Yogic Exercise and Relaxation, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; donations accepted; JVB Center, 7819 Lillwill Ave., Orlando; for information, call (407) 852-8694 or e-mail [email protected]

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