Carol Heywood

The Future is African

Our friends, Julienne Oyler and Sara Leedom, African Entrepreneurship Collective share their thoughts and experiences. In 2011, Julienne Oyler and Sara Leedom quit their jobs, and backpacked across West Africa, where they met inspiring young people, eager for jobs, for […]

World Nomad Games. What??

Our dear friend and owner of the marvelous Langley store ‘Music for the Eyes’ , Fred Lundahl, recently returned from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan where he attended the World Nomad Games – possibly the largest sporting event in the world that […]

Taste of India: Banquet Menu

We are excited to announce the menu for the Taste of India banquet. Lavanya Reddy and volunteers from the Federation of Indian American Associations of WA (FIWA) will delight our taste buds with the following Indian recipes: MENU Appetizer and Salad […]

Taste of India: Banquet

The Taste of India Banquet will take place following the cooking class, on Saturday, July 15th from 5:30-9:00pm. A colorful, delicious and entertaining evening of fun, food, music and dance will certainly delight our guests! Experience the aromatic tastes of […]

Taste of India: Cooking Class

Join us on Saturday, July 15th from 2:00-5:00 for an Indian Cooking Class, presented by culinary instructor, Archana Verma. Archana Verma was raised in a food household in Northern India. Her mother was an avid cook and her father was […]

Cooking with Pillows

Uzbek Plov Plov [plohf] is a cult dish not only in its homeland Uzbekistan, but all over the former Soviet Republics and Russia. A hearty one-pot rice dish cooked in lamb fat with onions and carrots, it has many variations. […]

Sharing Our Earth

Life, I mean the daily stuff, begins and ends with family. Family … well, we all know about family. The messy, impossible, heart-breakingly beautiful, love it or hated but can’t get away from it reality of family.  Everybody’s got one. […]

At Heart We’re All The Same

In heart we’re all the same… maybe. As eighty kindergarten children eagerly get off the school bus at the NWLA Cultural Center, sparkly-eyed and jostling to join in the big circle, we sing the GCP theme song: “In Heart We’re […]

Finding Common Ground Through Celebration

Every culture around the world knows how to party and has its own special ways of doing so.  The sharing of music, dance, cuisine and libations are always at the core of any cultural celebration.  When seeking common ground throughout […]