JUNE 2012
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



JUNE 2-10: RAM KATHA BY PUJYA MORARI BAPU; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; free; breakfast and lunch to be served; key organizer is India Cultural Center; for information, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or visit http://www.ramkathaflorida.org for updates.

JUNE 8, JUNE 13 AND JUNE 15: Health services seminar; information provided on concierge telemedicine; 7 p.m.; to RSVP and for other details, call Dr. Anita Jain Shembekar at (813) 205-6729.

JUNE 9: Tampa Caribbean Carnival Festival 2012; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa; starts at 3 p.m.; live DJs, steel band, African dance group, reggae band, soca band; for more information, call (813) 445-9010, visit www.carnivaltampa.com or e-mail info@carnivaltampa.com

JUNE 12 AND JUNE 26: Investment strategy seminar; learn to make 10 percent or more in a down market; 7 p.m.; offered by Dr. Anita Jain Shembekar; for venue and other details, call (813) 205-6729.

JUNE 18-22: ICC SUMMER CAMP; festivals of India theme by Bhavi/Vaishali; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, call (813) 404-4833 or (609) 289- 1614.

JUNE 20: 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 23: TAMPA BAY RATH YATRA (FESTIVAL OF CHARIOTS); Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; for more information, call Kiron Senapati at (813) 340-2324, Satish K. Sharma at (813) 877-2192, e-mail tampabayrathyatra@yahoogroups.com or visit www.tampabyarathyatra.org

JUNE 24: VISHNU MANDIR’S FIRST ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC; Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive  Tampa; registration at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun at 9:45; all proceeds to benefit Vishnu Mandir (5803 Lynn Road, Tampa) building fund; $125 ticket includes food, beverages and golf; for individual or team reservations, call Jonah at (813) 431-4068.


JUNE 2: Grand Cultural Fund Raising Event; Shree Hanuman Mandir Inc., 3119 Lauressa Lane (2563 L.B. McLeod Road), Orlando; 1 to 5 p.m.; $10 tickets; free for children 5 years of age and younger; entertainment by local artists; for information, call Hari P. Singh at (407) 679-2226, Sandra Persaud at (407) 351-2666 or e-mail ShreeHanumanMandir@gmail.com

JUNE 9: 3RD ANNUAL BOLLYWOOD & CHUTNEY FUSION GROUP & SOLO DANCE COMPETITION; presented by the Association of Asian Cultural Festivals; The Orlando Sun Resort, Paradise Ballroom, 6375 W. Irlo Bronson Highway 192, Kissimmee; 6 p.m.; for more information, call Lalman Persaud at (407) 202-2161, (407) 532-1980 or e-mail lmpersaud@aol.com

JUNE 10: 12TH ANNUAL INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY CELEBRATION; Lot-U (next to Citrus Bowl), 1610 W. Church St., Orlando; 1 to 7 p.m.; free; $5 parking; live music and dance performances; for information, call (407) 294-3787 or (407) 497-0816.

JUNE 16: RAAT KE KAMAAL; presented by Vashnie Dance Academy; The Horizon Center, 2338 Semoran Blvd., Apopka; doors open at 6:30 and show kicks off at 7: $10 for adults, $5 for kids between 6 and 12 years of age and free for kids 5 years of age and younger; for information, call (407) 922-6788.

JUNE 16-17: TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY; Hindu Society of Central Florida will celebrate its seventh anniversary; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call the temple at (407) 699-5277.

Gurudev Yogi Amrit DesaiJUNE 30-JULY 1: “THE HEALING POWER OF THE ZERO STRESS YOGA ZONE;” presented by the Hindu Society of Central Florida; Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai will teach the classes; pre-registration is $50 or $60 at the door; Hindu Society of Central Florida Community Hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for registration information, call (407) 699-5277.

JULY 7: GARAM GARBA FUNDRAISER; presented by Exit 10 to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Rawal Bros of Daytona Beach will perform; Hindu Society of Central Florida temple hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 8 p.m.; for information, call Paras Shah at (407) 782-9496 or Sajan Parag at (941) 266-6324.


JUNE 3: SATSANG; starts at 3 p.m. followed by prasad after 6; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.

JUNE 17: SATSANG; starts at 3 p.m. followed by prasad after 6; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.


JUNE 15: HAF AWARENESS AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE; organized by Suhag and Aseem Shukla, co-founders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and former Gators; for details, call (202) 223-8222 or visit www.hafsite.org


JUNE 9-10: ONE-YEAR TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for time and other details, call the temple at (239) 225-7245, Rakesh Patel at (239) 634-6402, Rajan Patel at (239) 634-1412, or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com


JUNE 2: Sri Annamacharya jayanthi celebration; Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for information, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.hsnef.org

JUNE 2: SUNEHRI YAADEIN; presented by Maharashtra Mandal Jacksonville; renowned singer Pramila Datar in concert; Hendricks Day School Auditorium, 1824 Dean Road; 5 to 9 p.m.; $25, $35; dinner included; for information, call Milind at (904) 463-2542, Sanjay at (904) 613-5165 or e-mail mmjaxfl@ymail.com

JUNE 3: USTAD RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN IN CONCERT; presented by Gujarati Society of North East Florida; Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville; 7 p.m.; tickets range from $49 to $250; for information, call Bakulesh Patel at (904) 813-9616, Ramesh Bhimji at (407) 780-5356 or visit www.gsnef.org

JUNE 7: SHIRDI SAI MAHATHYAM HARIKATHA; by Jayanthi Savithri; free; donations welcome; New Sri Shirdi Sai Temple, 14965 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 129, Jacksonville; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; for details, call (904) 274-0312, (904) 252-1568, e-mail info@shirdisaisociety.org or visit www.shirdisaisociety.org

JUNE 11-15 AND JUNE 18-22: HINDU DAY CAMP; Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; ages 8 through 15 years; for information, e-mail jaxhindudaycamp@gmail.com

JULY 3: GURU PURNIMA; Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for information, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.hsnef.org


JUNE 17: FATHER’S DAY; organized by the Indian Cultural Society of Daytona; for details, call Rita Patel at (386) 795-0008, Shailesh Patel at (386) 846-4760 or visit www.icsdaytona.com


JUNE 24: Rath Yatra; organized by South Florida Hindu Temple on mandir premises; 10 a.m.; 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches; for information, call (954) 252-8802 or visit www.sfht.org

JUNE 24: “Yaadon Ki Baraat;” presented by Woodlands Restaurant and ABC Grocers; evening of melody and nostalgia with Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant and orchestra; Coral Springs High School, 7201 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs; 6 p.m.; tickets are $25, $35, $55, $75 and VIP; for information, call Bharat at (954) 290-4468, Soham at (954) 648-1510 or Woodlands at (954) 749-3221.

JUNE 30 AND JULY 1: DIGICEL TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKET; West Indies and New Zealand matches on both days; Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; start at 3 p.m.; for fees and information, call (561) 361-1700 or visit http://www.cricketcouncilusa.com/

JULY 3: GURU PURNIMA; organized by Chinmaya Mission Miami; 7:30 to 9 p.m.; all welcome at Balchandani residence in South Miami for archana and a video discourse by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda; for more information, e-mail hariom@cmmiami.org or visit www.cmmiami.org

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