2011.3.22 EVENTS CALENDAR

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2011.3.22 EVENTS CALENDAR

GVC - KOREAN CLASS

Today to March 30: The Itaewon-Hannam Global Village Center will open registration for its spring session of Korean classes.

Registration for Absolute Beginner classes will start on March 28 at 9 a.m. and will run until the class is full. Pre-testing will be done on March 22 and 23 for those unsure whether to start in Absolute Beginner or Beginner.

Registration for all other levels starts March 30 at 9 a.m. and runs until classes are full. Placement testing will be done during registration.

Registration can only be done by visiting the center in person during the registration period. Go to Itaewon Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

Spring Session begins on April 11 and runs for 10 weeks.

For more information, call (02) 2199-8884 or visit http://global.seoul.go.kr.


CWIK - MONTHLY MEETING

Thursday: Career Women in Korea is inviting both Korean and foreign professional women to its monthly meeting. This month’s guest speaker is Shin Kyoung-min, former MBC anchor who currently serves as commentator and correspondent on diplomacy, unification and international news. Korean interpretation will be provided.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Room 201, an Italian restaurant on the 2nd Floor of the New Seoul Hotel, which is next to the Seoul Financial Center in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. Go to City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 4.

RSVP by sending an e-mail to injae1000@gmail.com or kumjoo0207@gmail.com.

For more information, call (02) 3701-0500.


SIWA - ITALIAN COOKING CLASS

Thursday: Seoul International Women’s Association is holding an Italian cooking class with Sebastiano Giangregorio.

The class will start with a demonstration of a classic Italian seafood dish and a balsamic chicken entree, and then participants will learn to make puttenesca pasta. After the class, participants will have lunch together.

Giangregorio worked in top restaurants in Rome and moved to Korea in 2007 with his Korean wife. He joined the Grissini Biennale chain, working in the Gwangju and Seoul branches.

The class is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It costs 50,000 won ($44) for members and 60,000 won for nonmembers, including all ingredients and recipes.

The venue is O’ngo Food’s culinary school. Go to Anguk Station, line No. 6, exit 4.

For more, call (02) 3446-1607 or visit www.ongofood.com.


HOUSE OF SHARING - SCREENING

Saturday: This weekend, the House of Sharing’s International Outreach Team is offering a free screening of a documentary film about comfort women called “63 Years On.” In this film, award-winning Korean director Kim Dong-won presents the harrowing experiences of five international survivors of Japanese sex slavery during World War II. The very personal telling of their experiences is supported by excellent research and archival footage to create a powerfully honest, determined and often heartbreaking documentary.

The House of Sharing is both a museum and home to former “comfort women,” who are survivors of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the Pacific War (1932-1945) during WWII.

It starts at 3 p.m. and continues until 5 p.m. The film will have English subtitles and there will be a discussion after the film. Admission is free.

The venue is the 90th Anniversary Commemorative Cultural Center at Dongguk University. Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3.

For more information, send an e-mail to info@houseofsharing.org or visit www.houseofsharing.org.


CHARITY CRICKET GAME

Sunday: The Korean national men’s team and the Anzik Tigers, a team composed of expats from New Zealand, Australia and England, will play a benefit cricket game to help raise funds for the New Zealand Red Cross to help Christchurch, which is recovering from a recent earthquake. This game also coincides with the final training session for the Korean team who are off to their very first international tournament in Samoa.

It’s free, but a donation box will be floating around at the grounds.

The game will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon. Go to Sungkyunkwan University Station, line No. 1. For more information, find the Korea Cricket Association on Facebook.
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