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Thursday: The Seorae Global Village Center has organized a French pastry class for families, which will be taught in English by a French patissier. The class, which starts at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Seorae Global Village Center, will cost about 7,000 won ($6.58) but fees will depend on family size.

Go to Express Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3 or 7, exit 6, and transfer to bus No. 13 and get off at Seorae Maeul bus stop.

To RSVP, send an e-mail to seorae@sba.seoul.kr.or by today.

For more information, call (02) 2155-8949 or visit http://seoul.global.go.kr/seorae.


Saturday: The House of Sharing is offering a tour of the home of eight former “comfort women” and the adjacent Museum of Sexual Slavery by the Japanese Military. Participants will be able to meet survivors and not only learn about the atrocities the women were subjected to, but also the actions these courageous women and their supporters have taken in their pursuit of justice.

The tour will leave at 10 a.m. from Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1. The group will take a bus to Gwangju and a taxi to the House of Sharing. The visit costs 13,000 won, which includes the entrance fee, bus and taxi fares. Participants should bring a packed lunch.

To RSVP, send an e-mail with your name and phone number to visits@houseofsharing.org. This month’s tour includes a barbecue with the halmoni, the word for grandmother in Korean. Those interested in the barbecue should state it while making a reservation. For details, visit www.houseofsharing.org.


Sunday: The Volunteer Service for Translation, known as BBB, has organized the 5th International Friends Day and is inviting foreigners for a day trip to Nami Island, a small island in Chuncheon, Gangwon. The program includes the Hallyu Tour Train, making makguksu (traditional buckwheat noodles) and visiting the literary village of Kim You-Jeong. The trip is limited to 300 people on a first-come-first-served basis. The island is well-known as the setting for the 2002 TV drama “Winter Sonata.”

RSVP by sending an e-mail with your full name, nationality and contact number to event@bbbkorea.org. The group will depart at 8 a.m. from Seoul Station on line No. 1 and 4 and return to Seoul at 7 p.m. The trip costs 10,000 won including travel expenses. For details, call (02) 725-9108 or visit www.bbbkorea.org.
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