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Apr 24
Common Threads WORLD FESTIVAL »Thursday, April 24th, 6 PM EST - Thursday, April 24th, 9 PM EST


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Event Date: 4/24/2014

Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Common Threads is bringing World Festival back to DC after a year hiatus! We are excited to be back, and we anticipate the 8th Annual World Festival will be bigger and better than ever!

Hosted in our nation’s capital, an epicenter of world cuisine, over 20 of our nation’s best chefs will team up to prepare ethnically inspired small bites for over 200 guests on Thursday, April 24th. Chefs use Common Threads’ core after-school program, Cooking Skills & World Cuisine, as their inspiration. Each week in the program, our students “travel” with their imaginations to a different country far outside their neighborhoods, by learning about and preparing healthy recipes indigenous to that specific country.

Guests attending World Festival will have the opportunity to “stamp” their culinary passport as they sample cuisines from around the world. Chefs will be teaming up with Common Threads students to create their dishes and featured mixologists will be on hand creating cocktails with spirits donated by Diageo.

World Festival celebrates food and its ability to break barriers and connect people of different cultures around the world. In addition to global food stations, guests will enjoy an enticing silent auction!

World Festival will take place at The Liaison Capitol Hill (415 New Jersey Avenue NW) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and tickets will be sold for $150.

One hundred percent of all funds raised will help support Common Threads student and family programs and allow our organization to continue to grow in DC and even more cities across the country!


  • Victor Albisu, Del Campo (Washington, DC)
  • Jeremy Anderson and Jeffrey Witte, Airlie (Warrenton, VA)
  • Alison Anthes, William Jeffrey's Tavern (Arlington, VA)
  • Jessica Biederman, Westend Bistro (Washington, DC)
  • Amy Brandwein, Alba Osteria (Washington, DC)
  • William Dissen, The Marketplace (Asheville, NC)
  • Scott Drewno, The Source (Washington, DC)
  • Michael Friedman, Red Hen (Washington, DC)
  • Dylan Fultineer, Rappahannock River Oysters (Topping, VA)
  • Eduardo Garcia, Montana Mex (Bozeman, MT)
  • Todd Gray, Equinox (Washington, DC)
  • Mike Isabella, Graffiato & Kapnos (Washington, DC)
  • Bun Lai, Miya's (New Haven, CT)
  • Anthony Lamas, Seviche (Louisville, KY)
  • Tamar Marino, Cashion's Eat Place (Washington, DC)
  • Wes Morton, Art & Soul (Washington, DC)
  • Hari Pulapaka, Cress Restaurant (DeLand, FL)
  • Sol Schott, Acme Pie Co. (Arlington, VA)
  • Sam Talbot (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Jeff Tunks, Acadiana (Washington, DC)


  • Ronald Flores, Art & Soul (Washington, DC)
  • Felix Mejia, Masa14 (Washington, DC)
  • Ewan Morgan, Diageo Master of Whisky (Washington, DC) 



Apr 27
The 2014 Hy-Vee Road Race Series presented by Kellogg’s is open to all Runners and Walkers! »April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Get a jump-start on an active summer by doing something healthy for yourself. Join us for the Hy-Vee Road Races at the Drake Relays on Sunday, April 27!
Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, participating in the5k, 10k, or half marathon is a great way to further your own personal fitness goals – and to support the Healthiest State Initiative. That’s because a portion of your registration fee will be donated to Healthiest State Initiative programs.

Visit to sign up for a race.

Apr 27
Hyvee Road Races »Sunday, April 27 - Sunday, April 27

Race Information

Race Day: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Start Times: 7:30am – Hy-Vee Half Marathon; 8:00am – 10K Road Race; 10:30am – 5K Road Race

Starting Line: All races will start on Forest Avenue in front of the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University.

Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo: Join us at the 2014 Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo presented by Kellogg’s from the Iowa Events Center Hall A! Come see the latest health and fitness equipment, running apparel and running shoes from some of the top manufactures in the industry.

Sponsor a Student

The Healthiest State Initiative invites you to help sponsor students from Iowa Kidstrong interested in participating in the Hy-Vee Road Race at the Drake Relays.

You'll be giving them a unique and memorable experience - because every race finishes on Drake's legendary Blue Oval track! Sponsor a student's registration in the 5k, 10k, or half marathon race on April 27 and help younger Iowans lead an active lifestyle. Sponsor a student

Don't leave all the fun to the kids - join the race yourself. Register for the Road Races

Jun 03
Executives’ Club of Chicago – CEO Breakfast Series »June 3, 2014 7:15 AM CST - June 3, 2014 9:15 AM CST

Executives’ Club of Chicago – CEO Breakfast Series – June 3rd

“Creating an Ownership Culture in a Large Corporation” with Hillshire Brands CEO, Sean Connolly

Download this PDF for more information.

Registration and Networking: 7:15 a.m.
Program: 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Member: $59 – Individual, $795 – Table
Non-Member: $99 – Individual, $1200 - Table

We also have a special discount available to affiliate organizations; please let me know if you would be interested in becoming a program affiliate for this event.

Contact Tina Haubert at or 312-263-3500 ext. 33 for more information.

Jun 12
Military Father-Daughter Ball »June 12, 6:00 PM - June 12, 9:00 PM

The Father-Daughter Ball is an opportunity for military dads to have a special time of bonding with their daughters. There is dinner, dancing, photos, a makeover contest, and more! Tickets go on sale May 1st
Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

The Town Center of Virginia Beach,Virginia Beach,VA 23462 USA

Chrystal Lewis


Jun 28
Great American Backyard Campout »June 28, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Sleep Under the Stars for the Great American Backyard Campout, June 28 NWF’s signature nationwide event encourages people to reconnect with nature

Unplug and head outside. That is the idea behind National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular national family event, Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages people of all ages to camp in their backyards, neighborhoods, parks and campgrounds, as a way to reconnect with nature. This year’s Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 28, 2014.

“Kids need to experience camping, especially in their youth when the wonders of the outdoors can influence their future love for nature and wildlife,” said Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation. “In addition to developing a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the wildlife around them through camping in their backyard or at a local park, being in nature helps to burn off energy, stay fit, and be mentally focused for school, homework and all activities in their busy day.”

National Wildlife Federation provides everything you need to head out into the great outdoors. The Campout website has packing lists, recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, exploration activities, nature games, and more. For more information, please go to:

Now in its 10th year, Great American Backyard Campout is a part of National Wildlife Federation’s 10 Million Kids Outdoors Campaign. This three-year initiative seeks a future in which all children spend time outside each day, creating a generation of happier and healthier children with more awareness and connection to the natural world. National Wildlife Federation has worked to connect children and youth with nature for decades, inspiring children through Ranger Rick magazine, working with educators to get kids learning outdoors, and helping parents find new ways to engage their children outside.

National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America’s largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. NWF programs educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat. For more information: