Just 39 percent of the rural population of Vietnam has access to safe water and sanitation, according to The Water Project, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable water projects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Vietnamese government officials say almost 80 percent of diseases in the country are caused by polluted water, including cholera, typhoid, dysentery and malaria. In Ke Rua, most homes have a pond to keep ducks, geese and swans, Nguyen said. Water to cook and drink is often pumped from the pond into a barrel, where it is not filtered.
‘Summer of Love’ in Berkeley: On April 29, the 1960s will return to Berkeley in all of their tie-dyed glory vintage ballet slippers photo print, girls nursery decor, french decor ballerina girls room prints, ballet prints, as the counterculture center of Telegraph Avenue hosts a “50th Anniversary: Summer of Love” street festival, Highlights will include poetry and political speeches at Moe’s and the Student Union Building, dance and live music, a historical walking tour, readings of banned books, booths with vendors and nonprofit groups and more, Details: Free admission; noon to 5 p.m, along Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft and Dwight; www.telegraphfair.com.— Linda Zavoral, Staff..
Red carpet rolls out in Albany: East Bay cinephiles will want to check out the seventh annual Albany FilmFest, kicking off March 18. Focused mostly on short features, the festival includes an opening-night screening of the Oscar-nominated animated short “Pearl.” The biggest draw, though, might well be a screening of the beloved East Bay hit “East Side Sushi,” filmed in Oakland. Its talented filmmaker, Anthony Lucero, will be on hand at the 7:30 p.m. March 22 screening for a Q&A afterward. Details: Through March 26; each screening costs $8.50; http://albanyfilmfest.org.— Randy Myers, Correspondent.
For the professional dancers, the biggest “Nutcracker” woes involve their costumes, props and choreography, In the snow scene, for instance, vintage ballet slippers photo print, girls nursery decor, french decor ballerina girls room prints, ballet prints, little Clara encounters ballerinas dressed as snowflakes, whirling through a storm of silvery flurries, whipped along by some of the most gorgeous, dramatic music in the Tchaikovsky score, It is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, Yet for the women onstage, the snow scene can be a stone-cold killer, They’re circling around, jumping and spinning, desperate for air, but if they gasp, they’ll gag on fake flakes..
Mass Communication: An exhibit showing how mass communication has developed in Silicon Valley over the years features letters written by Mattie and Molly Taaffe, Elizabeth Yuba Murphy Taaffe’s twin daughters. Learn how postal worker Joe Stanich hung Sunnyvale’s outgoing mail pouch on a tall crane at Murphy’s Station, to be grabbed by someone on the passing train. Refresh your memories of a Walkman, typewriters, handheld calculators and IBM punch cards. Jan. 22-May 31. Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. 408-749-0220, www.heritageparkmuseum.org.
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