did this piece on the dog meat trade in Asia. It's legal in Vietnam,
but not in Thailand. But dogs are smuggled from Thailand anyway. The Soi Dog Foundation works to end the suffering. Consumption of dog (and cat) meat in South Korea is also a problem. International Aid for Korean Animals is active there.
in the Garden (free) at the National Gallery of Art
Sculpture Garden on Friday nights; runs through August 29.
We Are All Connected website
Music on the Mall is a series of free concerts on Tuesday
nights on the National Mall; it runs from May 28 until Aug. 29.
This video accompanies John Legend's song "You & I". There is also a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to fund groups that empower girls and women.
Night Concert Series (free concerts at Yards Park) - through Sept.
on July 1, Fairfax County residents can e-cycle old or unwanted
electronics any day of the week, not just Sundays, at both the I-66 Transfer Station and
the I-95 Landfill Complex. Please see info of their site for details about acceptable items and county residency details.
Key Largo is one of the free movies that will play at Screen on the Green on the National Mall. Screen on the Green starts July 22.
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary will have hay rides and a big yard sale. It's a chance for kids to meet the pigs, chickens, goats and more. July 26.
The Metro Silver Line in scheduled to open the first five stations on the line on July 26 at 12 noon.
summer the movie "6" is
expected to be released. The movie looks at the
possibility of thousands of species becoming extinct.
Montgomery County Fair
known as "the Father of Juicing", turns 91 on Aug. 16. He's still very
active, teaching about the healing power of vegetables and fruit.
Here's a photo from space taken by astronaut Reid Weisman. enlarge
Renaissance Festival - some days during August, September and
October; check site for specific days
Here'a s look at the plug-in version of the Prius.
Book Festival (indoors this year) Congressmen John Lewis and James
Clyburn are just two of the many authors. Aug. 30
in the Park - take your dog to the baseball game (benefits the
Washington Humane Society) Sept. 7 (SOLD OUT)
for the Book regional book festival Sept. 11-18
The Skeleton Twins, with Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, opens Sept. 19.
Vegfest Sept. 20
Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza Sept. 27
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 17th annual Open House and Fundraiser; RSVP requested. Oct. 5
updated Prius is expected in December. The big news is that there will
be a battery option. Buyers will be able to choose from a standard
battery, like what's used now. Or an optional lithium-ion battery will
be available, which a Toyota senior manager said would give fuel
economy numbers "that will surprise everyone".
an all electric bus that's already in use in some cities. The
manufacturer, Proterra, makes these buses in Greenville, SC.
Toyota will begin selling a fuel
in 2015. It will be zero polluting, have a range of about 300 miles,
and be able to refuel in about 3 to 5 minutes. So it has advantages
that electric cars have, without the longer recharging time. Initially,
it will probably be sold in California. The car will be refueled with
compressed hydrogen. California already has a small network of
refueling stations, something the DC area does not have. The price is
expected to be between
$50,000 and $100,000.
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