9th December

Talk by Prof. V. Chockalingam, Professor, Emeritus, Dr. MGR Medical University on ‘Mind Your Heart’ at 4 p.m. At Rajashyamal Ayush Vaidyashala, E-29, Mefavin Towers, 1st Floor, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Ph: 94453 90702.

Insight into Bhagavatham: A series of lectures in English on topic ‘Insight into Bhagavatham’, covering important verses and stories from Srimath Bhagavatham by Hema Chandrudu is planned on all days till Dec. 15, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The orator is a vedantic scholar and senior disciple of swami Chinmayananda. There will also be bhajans from 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. All are welcome. At Kasturba Nagar Residents Association Community Hall, 3rd Cross Street, Kasturba Nagar. For details contact 98418 16134 and 98410 18301.

Interactive programme for children and young adults: The Annettes of Rotary club of Chennai silk city is organising an event on the topic ‘Indian culture 101 for the Facebook Gen’ from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. It will be hosted by Sriram Raghavan (author, narrator and designer of At the Gandhi Nagar Club, Adyar. Parents also welcome. RSVP to 98849 11491, 91978 90539.

12th December

Vedanta Institute, Madras will hold a study session from 6.45 p.m. – 8 pm. At flat ‘C’ Harmony (2nd floor), 20/39, Venkatratnam Nagar, Adyar. Ph: 98404 93904.

14th December

Free bhagavatham classes: Appaya Dikshita Foundation, Kottivakkam is initiating ‘srimad bhagavatham patanakendra’ at 5 p.m. R. Padmanabha Iyer will be conducting free classes. All are welcome. For registration and details contact 98849 80515, 94449 62699, 99402 90178. At Nahar Villa, F, ground floor, 21, North Mada Street, Thiruvanmiyur.

Margazhi programme by Nayaki: An evening of devotional music from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Famous Odhuvar Mylai P. Sargurunathan will present the Varam Thiruvaasagam and tamil devotional songs at 5.30 p.m. Accompanists: violin- Melakaveri Thyagarajan and mridangam – Sathyaraj. Vocal concert with special emphasis on devotional music by Vani Ramamurthi at 7 p.m. Accompanists: violin- Shiva and mridangam – Rohit Prasad. All are welcome. At Abirami Chidambaram Community Hall, River-view Road, Kotturpuram.

16th December

Laksharchanai: Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Satsangam, Besant Nagar is hosting their 37th Anniversary laksharchanai from 7.30 a.m. onwards. All are welcome. At Kanchi Mahaswami Anantha Mandapam mini hall, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar.

Musical tree walk: Discover how trees have been a part of our heritage, at 4.30 p.m. at the walk hosted by Nizhal. At Kotturpuram Tree Park, River-view Road, Kotturpuram.

Yoga for a cause: Join the Sivananda Team to clean the Thiruvanmiyur Corporation school. Assemble at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre at 5.30 a.m. Dress code – yellow and white. Things to bring – Hand Dusters, Colin/ spray for cleaning, Brooms and Mops. At 3/655, Kaveri Nagar Beach Road, Kottivakkam. Ph: 24511626, 91761 06790.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a voluntary group who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety, is holding its meetings on Sundays at 11 a.m. at Intermission Nursery School, 6th Street, Kandasamy Nagar, Palavakkam. On Tuesdays at Bharat Dass Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Thirumalai Nagar annexe, Perungudi at 7 p.m. On Thursdays at V.G.P. Philominal Mat. School, ECR, Injambakkam at 6.30 p.m. On Fridays at A.G. Church, Sivagamipuram, 1st Street, Thiruvanmiyur at 7 p.m. There is no membership fee. Ph: 9941403158, 98844 61622.