In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more than 100 of the country's national parks will offer free admission this weekend (Jan. 14-16).
Guided tours and outdoor activities from hikes to nature talks will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Some parks will offer discounts on lodging, food and souvenirs.
Participating parks include:
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (regularly $12-$25)
- Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming (regularly $12-$25)
- Yosemite National Park, California (regularly $10-$20)
- Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (regularly $10-$20)
- Everglades National Park, Florida (regularly $5-$10)
Click here to find parks nationwide.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*
Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates in 2012:
- January 14-16: Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
- April 21-29: National Park Week
- June 9: Get Outdoors Day
- September 29: National Public Lands Day
- November 10-12: Veterans Day weekend
Thanks to all who actively participated in Maithry's XNY'12 event on January 7, 2012 and made it a grand success. We all enjoyed the catered lunch buffet provided by our Premium Sponsor Peacock Indian Restaurant. After the excellent cultural program put on by Maithry members, tea and parippuvada were served at the "Maithry Social Hour."
It was great to see the volunteer spirit of all Maithrians at this event, with which the event went on perfectly. Thanks to all the artists and volunteers who helped make this event a grand success. We will try to post all videos on the Maithry website soon, however, please note, a ton of pictures and videos have already been posted on Maithry's Facebook page, so do take a look! Don't forget to click the LIKE button!
Maithry is also fortunate to have so many of our local businesses supporting us. We are all appreciative of this, and encourage all to support them as well. Thank you!
Here is a picture slideshow of the event shared by Naji M. (Thanks Naji.)
celebrates New Year 2012
on Saturday, January 7, 2012 @ 11 AM - 6 PM
Come, celebrate Maithry New Year '12 with fellow Malayalees on Saturday, January 7 2012 from 11:00.
The day will start with a catered lunch, followed by cultural program showcasing the multi-faceted talents of MAITHRY members. We will conclude the event with the ever popular Maithry Social Hour with tea & parippu-vada. Thanks to Peacock Indian Restaurants for providing food at this event.
- Free : Kids under 12 years.
- $20 : Adults and Kids 12 years and older
Contributions can be sent to (checks payable to) MAITHRY, PO Box: 2132, Cupertino, CA, 95015, or via paypal at email@example.com
Fortune Technologies, premium sponsor at Maithry Onam 2011 celebration, sponsored an iPod Nano, iPod Touch and an iPad-2 as raffles prizes. Here are pictures of those who won those prizes! Thanks Fortune Technologies for your continued support.
Somasekharan M. with his iPad-2
Rajesh K. with his iPod Nano
Sajeena M. with iPod Touch.
on Wednesday, 11/23/2011 @
MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE, SANTA CLARA
All Maithry members are invited to join Maithry Social Eve on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Mayuri Indian Cuisine, Santa Clara. The event will start promptly at 6 with games, skits, and karaoke singing. Dinner will also be provided.
- 6:00 Socializing and welcome
- 6:30 Appetizers and Games
- 7:00 Dinner Served
- 8:00 Skits, Games and Karaoke
If you plan to sing karaoke songs, please specify that in the RSVP form. RSVP Here!
Here's the video of the drama staged at Maithry Onam 2011 Celebrations by Bay Area Kumarettans Theatres.