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

2018 KCC Annual Meeting: Save the Date

The Korean Cultural Connection (KCC) invites you to our Annual Meeting where we will provide a review of 2017 and where KCC is headed in 2018.

  • When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group (601 E. Locust Street Ste. 105 / Des Moines, IA 50309)

Formal agenda to follow. Questions? Contact us at kcciowa@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!
- KCC Board

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

Online Korean Language Course Registration-CLOSED

UPDATE (9/23/1016):  Thank you for your interest in our pilot, online Korean language course..  At this time, we are no longer able to accept any additional students.  Please be on the look out for future offerings and we hope to hear from you!  -KCC

Korean Cultural Center of Iowa is collaborating with the University of Iowa King Sejong Institute to bring a Korean language course to Des Moines.  We will offer this course free of charge only this one time.

Class will begin on Monday, 9/26/2016.  We will announce the specific timings soon.

This is an introductory course in hangul (the Korean alphabet) and basic Korean expressions.  Korean cultural aspects will also be important in this class.  Therefore, students will have a chance to learn and discuss Korean culture and society.  Students will be asked to watch lecture videos, submit homework online, and meet with instructors of the University of Iowa King Sejong Institute online once a week through the video conferencing program Zoom.

If you would like to take this course, please find the attached registration form (Word or pdf), fill it out, and send it back to kcciowa@gmail.com by Friday, 9/16/2016.

Thank you!