The BAPS Charities organization will hold its annual walkathons in April. Sat, April 11 beginning at 9 am at Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville, NC (Info at bapscharities.org) and Sun, April 26 beginning at 1:30am at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews NC (Info at bapscharities.org/walk2015charlotte). This year’s beneficiaries are Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC for the Morrisville walk and Matthews Fee Medical Clinic for the Charlotte Walk. The organization’s other charity work includes health fairs, disaster relief, and health lectures. In 2014 over 50 walkathons were held across North America that features over 16,000 walkers.
Ayushyavar Bolu Kahi...
A musical program. As a part of Gudi Padwa program, RTPMM is proud to present Ayushyavar Bolu Kahi - a program of mesmerizing Marathi programs by Salil Kulkarni, Sandip Khare and Shubhankar Kulkarni. For booking go to http://www.rtpmm.org/abk/ You can purchase membership here. http://www.rtpmm.org/membership/
The show is on Friday, April 24 at 6pm at Davis Drive Middle School, Cary, NC.
The Hindu Center of Charlotte organizes an annual Art Exhibition to encourage local Indian artists. Visit the exhibition for an artful afternoon in the spacious venue of Vihar Hall. Stroll from one artist's wall to another, snack on some finger foods while you contemplate a particular piece, meet the artists and fellow art admirers, or buy something for that blank wall at home. There will be a kids' corner to create their own art and get tips from the professionals. The event is on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from noon to 4pm at the Hindu Center, 7400 City View Dr., Charlotte. There is no entry charge. For further details contact Santvana at 704.620.4503 (Santvanajain@gmail.com and Chidaabha@richa.com).
One of the largest collector vehicle events in the Southeast, the Auto Fair will take place from April 9 – 12, 2015 (8am – 4pm) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Auto Fair brings together thousands of automobiles, 10,000 vendor spaces, a manufacturer midway and a kids’ play zone. The Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be home to some of the personal vehicles of some of NASCAR biggest stars, a 30th anniversary of Back to the Future display, some of America's most sought after modern muscle cars, a 100th anniversary of Dodge display and more. There will also be an auction of nearly 150 collector cars. For more details call 800-455-3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Swami Ishwarananda, the resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Los Angeles is a dynamic speaker and his humor filled talks make it easy to comprehend complex matter of vedanta.
Swamiji, in these lectures, guides the seekers in their journey to finding inner peace and poise in the midst of today's strife ridden world. His talks on Vedanta, stress and mind management, management
techniques, and related fields have been acclaimed worldwide. His books such as Conscious Living, Silent Search, Dewdrops, Mukunda Mala provide a deeper insight into spiritual life.
Come and enjoy swamiji's uplifting discourse! April 3 - 5, 2015 in Reedy Creek Middle School Auditorium. 930 Reedy Creek Rd, Cary, NC 27513
For more information about this event contact: email@example.com 919-523-9926
Nuv Yug is a cultural organization that promotes awareness of Indian cultural arts and heritage. The organization will present India Fest on April 11-12 at JS Dorton Arena, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC. The festival opens on Saturday morning and goes on till Sunday evening. Nuv Yug India Fest 2015 will be an exposition of South Asian culture, and an opportunity for the general public to discover Indian cultural arts through an array of dance, music, fashion, crafts and cuisine. The festival includes various performances by local dance groups, vocalists and musicians of all ages as well as professional performances. For full details visit the website www.nuvyug.net.
The 17th annual Lebanese Festival will take place on Saturday, April 4 from noon - 7pm at City Plaza, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh NC. The fest will feature food, belly dancers, fortune tellers, dancers, games and more. Admission if free. For more details visit www.tlanc.us
The story is about how one's faith, superstitions and moral standards evolve with circumstances and how that change affects them and their loved ones. The author presents the conflicts without taking sides, and leaves the audience to assess their own position on it. Hence the title. The play will be performed on Saturday, April 4 (2 pm) and Sunday, April 5 (2 pm) at Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC. For more details call Vasudev Gharpure at 919.859.1351.
Live Spectrum presents Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his group in concert on Friday, April 17, 2015 (8:15pm) at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in Durham, NC. Khan has sung for many Bollywood films as well he performs Sufi and Qawwali renditions. Tickets for “Back 2 Love" show range from $49 - $149. For more details call 877-222-9324 or visit www.livespectrum.com.
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. For full details visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org
JhoomIN presents their 3rd Bollywood extravaganza of dance and music. "Spring Tamanna" will be performed on Saturday, April 4 (5:30 - 8:30pm) at Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC. Ticketsa are General Admission $20; Children $10; Kids under 5 free admission. All proceeds of the show benefit KIRAN. Inc, a non-profit organization that raises funds to helping victims of domestic violence in the south Asian community. Complimentary child care provided. For more details contact: Aditi - 919-656-0146; Gova - 919-633-5928; Ravi- 713-376-7483.
His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji will perform Sri Maha Lakshmi puja and related discourse on Wednesday, April 1 (6:30 - 9pm) at Vihar Hall, Hindu Center in Charlotte. Dinner will be served after the event. For more details call 704-847-1574.
The Telugu Association of Greater Charlotte Area celebrates its ninth anniversary along with Ugadi on Saturday, April 4 (4pm) at Jay M Robinson H.S., 300 Pitts School Rd., SW Concord, NC. For more detailc call 704-543-3060 or visit www.tagca.org.
The Classical Music Association of Charlotte (CMAC) sponsors many classical concerts during the year in Charlotte. Membership forms are available at concerts. An upcoming concert performance: Sun, April 19: Vocal concert by OS Thiagarajan and party. For more details on the venue, timing and ticket prices call 704.442.1186 (Jayashree Panduranga), 704.814.9355 (Lakshmi Muthukrishnan), or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or visit www.onlinecmac.com.
A true Southerner loves grits. The 30th annual World Grits Festival will be held on April 10 - 12, 2015 in St. George, SC. The fest features lots of grits, carnival, arts and crafts, musicians, food booths and a bunch more activities. Saint George is located near Charleston, SC. For more details, directions and of course grits recipes, visit www.worldgritsfestival.com.