The Korean Cultural Center of Iowa, a non-profit organization, will host a celebration for the Lunar New Year 2012, the Year of the Dragon. The celebration is free and open to the public. There will be activities for children, such as traditional Korean games like yut, jeki, and Baduk. A calligraphy demonstration will illustrate the characters of the Korean alphabet and teach you how to make them as well. Traditions and cultural acts of the New Year will be presented and taught to those in attendance. Everyone is welcome to enjoy traditional Korean food.

The celebration is Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave. (Beaver and Franklin), in Des Moines. The celebration will begin at 11:00 am and ends at 1pm; narration about the traditions and cultural acts of the New Year will begin at 11:30am, followed by lunch. Traditional Korean food such as bulgogi, kim-chi, and New Year soup, duk gook, will be served.

The Korean Cultural Center is an organization dedicated to bringing together Koreans and Americans for cultural exchange, education, and friendship. Korean-American families, Korean adoptees and their families, students of Tae Kwon Do, and anyone with an interest in Korea are invited to attend this celebration with their friends and family. For more information visit www.koreanculturalcenter.org. 

Admission: Free

Contact: 515-490-1534

Ages: All Welcome

Saturday, January 14 11am-1pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church 4114 Allison Ave. 

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