2017 Fall Potluck

The Korean Cultural Connection (KCC) invites you to join us for our 4th annual Fall Potluck on Sunday, October 8, 2017. This event will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Colby Park Shelter in Windsor Heights, IA. (6900 School Street.) Free parking is available.

  • Eat/Drink: Bulgogi, kimchi, rice, and bottled water will be provided by the KCC. Bring a dish to share and anything else you’d like to eat/drink. (Non-alcoholic beverages only, please! Alcohol is not permitted.)
  • Play: Colby Park has a playground, plenty of green space, and is located near the trail system. Yard games are welcome!
  • Learn: KCC's Board President, Ben Jung, will share a few remarks at 12:45 p.m.

You are welcome to come and go as you please. We hope to see you there!

-KCC Board

Questions? Contact us at kcciowa@gmail.com

2017 Korean Village Volunteer Signup at CelebrAsian


The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) will represent Korea at this year's Asian Heritage Festival, CelebrAsian. This two day event will be held May 26-27 at the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Korean Village will feature three tents to showcase the following:

  • Food: Traditional Korean food & snacks
  • Gifts: Korean-English books & cookbooks, fans, vases, flags, tea sets, items for children & more
  • Culture: Try on a hanbok, snap a photo at our photobooth, enjoy informational displays & more!

KCC needs your help! With your support, we can ensure the Korean community will be well-represented at CelebrAsian, so please sign up for a volunteer shift below! (Did we mention that all volunteers will receive a token of appreciation from the Korean Village as a special thank you? And that you’ll be surrounded by really fun people?)


We hope to see you there! -KCC Board

PS: This year is extra special because CelebrAsian celebrates its 15th anniversary. You won’t want to miss out on the food, cultural exhibits, performances, music, and family-friendly activities the festival has in store!

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

New Location for KCC LNY Celebration!

This year's celebration has been moved to

Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church (1020 24th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266)
Day and Time: Saturday, 1/28, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Admission is free (freewill donations accepted and tax deductible)! This year's program includes authentic Korean food, cultural demonstrations, games, and crafts.

There's still time to sign up to volunteer to help with this year's celebration!  Click on the following link to sign up for a shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e44afa72eaa8-lunar2.  The volunteer sign up form still may list the old venue until we are able to update it to St. Timothy's.

Any questions?  Contact us at kcciowa@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your time, partnership, and support. We hope to see you there!

-KCC Events Committee

2016 KCC Annual Meeting

Annyeonghaseyo! The Korean Cultural Center of Iowa (KCC) invites you to our Annual Meeting where we will provide a review of 2016 and where KCC is headed in 2017.

Everyone in attendance will also have the opportunity to vote on our amended Articles of Incorporation and adoption of our proposed new Bylaws. Changes to the Articles and Bylaws include removing membership voting. We’ve found over the years that we have many supporters and participants (thank you!), but not actual members as defined in the Bylaws. These changes better reflect how the KCC operates.

We hope to see you there!
- KCC Board

What: KCC Annual Meeting

Where: Metro Waste Authority (300 E. Locust St., Ste. 100, Des Moines, 50309) -- Please enter through the doors on the west side of the building

When: Saturday, December 10 at 10 – 11am


1. Call to order

2. Introductions

3. Review 2016 Annual Report

4. Committee updates

4.1. Events

4.2. Marketing, Community Relations, & Development

5. Preview for 2017

6. Board Slate

7. Proposed Bylaws and First Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (see below)

8. Additional business

9. Adjourn

KCC Fall Potluck


The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) invites you to join us for our 3rd annual Fall Potluck!

Bring a dish to share, place settings, and anything else you’d like to grill/eat. Complimentary drinks and samples of bulgogi and kimchi will be provided by the KCC.

You are welcome to come and go as you please. Additional details are included below. We hope to see you there!

-KCC Board

When: Sunday, October 16 from 12:00–2:30 p.m.

Where: Biddle Shelter at Raccoon River Park(2500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines)

What’s the Fall Potluck?
•    KCC’s Board Secretary will greet attendees and share a few remarks at 12:15 p.m.
•    Share and sample food and drinks
•    Learn about Chuseok
•    Enjoy family-friendly activities and games – there’s a playground nearby!

How do I RSVP? RSVP by October 12

Questions? Contact us at kcciowa@gmail.com