Sports, art, music, exhibition, sale


Vanilla Children Place presents a range of upholstery and children’s room accessories for expectant parents and for parent of a little one. On display will be bed spreads, blankets, curtains, storage units, quilts, rugs, mats, stacker, receiving blankets, pillows, cushions for children. The products are priced from Rs.400 onwards. It is located at 89, Bishop Garden, R. A. Puram. Ph: 4206 6660. (Pic in mail)


Coaching classes for candidates appearing for group IV exam for TNPSC will be conducted by Tamilnadu Cooperative Sate Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Ltd., Mylapore in its premises.  They will be held from June 24 to July 3 at nominal charges. Training classes will be handled by the departmental experts. The bank is located at 181, Luz Church Road. For more information call 94450 34079 / 94450 34054.

Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry is commencing a fast track programme in Japanese language, for college students, business executives and those interested in the language.

It will commence on July 7. The classes will be held in the Chamber premises at 21, K. B. Dasan Road, Teynampet. For details call 2435 2010/ 2435 4779 or log on to

Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology Centre at Mylapore will impart free Computer education to the educated unemployed youth belonging to economically backward section and to senior citizens. Applications for Accounts Assistant, Desktop Publishing and Senior Citizen Course, for the batch starting from August 1, are issued at Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute, 18-22, East Mada Steet, Mylapore. For details call 2464 3450/ 2464 3420 between 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.


Kodai Utsavam of Sri Srinivasa Perumal at Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple, Mylapore will be held from June 23 to June 27.  Daily there will be Thirumanjanam for Perumal and Thaayar in the morning at 10 a.m. At 6 p.m. there will be a Unjal Sevai with Sandana Kaapu. At 7 p.m. there will be Thiruveedi purapadu of Sri Srinivasa Perumal. For further details contact Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple at 2495 3799.


The toppers of Std. 10 and 12 belonging to Our Lady of Visitation Church parish community, St. Mary’s Road will be felicitated on June 25. Archbishop Rev. Dr. A. M. Chinnappa will celebrate Holy Mass at 6.30 p.m. and present scholarships to the students.


Akshya Handicrafts has organised an exhibition-cum-sale of art works at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road, Alwarpet. On display will be Orissa palm leaf painting, patch work, tribal painting, terracotta items, door mat, jewellery pouches, T-shirts, Banjara bags, Rajasthani paintings, Kondapalli children toys. etc.. There is a discount on some deals. On till July 2. Ph: 90948 10361.


Sri Ramakrishna Math, is conducting a host of classes for children of age group 8 to 13 years in its premises. The subjects to be handled here are personality development, Vedic chanting, stotram, Shivapuranam, bhajans, drawing, hand work and moral instruction including teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. The inauguration will take place on July 1 at 8.30 a.m. The classes are held on all Sundays from July 2012 to February 2013. Timings – 8.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. Yoga classes are optional and are taught to children of classes 7 & 8 only from 11a.m. to 12 noon. For further details call 2462 1110.

Gandhi Peace Foundation Madras, is initiating ‘Pingu Children Club’ this year. The club will meet at its office premises in Alwarpet on every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children of age 10 to 15 can join. The first project for the club will be study of Gandhiji’s autobiography, the full version. The project starts on July 7.  For registration email to or call 2499 3839/ 99624 79005/99628 60350.

Funskool India has organised a ‘Beyblade Metal Masters’ competition for children of age 6 years and above. It will be held at Lifestyle store, City Center mall, R. K. Salai at 4 p.m. on June 23. Participants have to bring their own Funskool beyblades. Ph: 2847 7788.


Emmanuel Chess Centre is conducting year-long professional chess training for children in the age group 5 to 14 years. This will be held from June 23 at the Russian Cultural Centre 74, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet. The trainer’s panel includes India’s first World Chess Federation certified trainer, Ebenezer Joseph. The classes are on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 6p.m. to 8 p.m. For details call 97890 16384/ 92821 40470/ 6547 0470.


Vinnyasa Premier art gallery has extended the date of exhibition of paintings to July 25. The paintings are of  various artists and sold at ‘affordable’ prices. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. At 21/11, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony. For details call 3253 3655/ 2498 2515.

On June 24, the “Mylapore Trio” and members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation present the 76th Kala Poshakam monthly concerts at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. Dress code for the occasion is traditional attire. Open to all. For more details log on to

On June 23, Association of Bharathnatyam Artistes (ABHAI) of India has organised a lecture on ‘Navasandhi Kauthuvams of  Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy with contextual references’ by  Dr. Chitra Madhavan and on ‘Architectonic marvels of temples’  by Krittika Subramaniam. On June 23, from 3 p.m. On June 24 from 9 a.m.. This will be held at C. P. Art Foundation Hall, Alwarpet. For registration call 2499 4751.

Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Sec. School, Mylapore is having its inter school cultural meet Kalpa Kosha on June 27 and 28. The inauguration will be held on June 27 at 10 a.m. Several onstage and off stage events will be held.  An inter school Bharathanatyam competition will be held on June 29 from 10.30 a.m. onwards.  This will be held in the school premises. The school is located at 5, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2464 1257.

Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust, R. A. Puram, Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust (Regd.) and Narada Gana Sabha Trust (Regd.), has organised Narayanatirtha Swamigal – Tarangam Music Festival. It will be held on June 29 and 30 at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, from 9.30 a.m. onwards. The inauguration on June 29 is at 8.15 a.m. There will be series of vocal concerts on these days. Open to all. Call 2493 6671.


Dewberry’s Restaurant is hosting a music concert by The Pipe Dream, a band on June 23 at 7.30 p.m. The band explores acoustic and Jazz music.  It will be hosted at 6/29, Rajasekaren Street, R. K. Salai. Ph: 2847 3439/ 98843 2111.

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