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Fund-raiser to help single mothers’ group

Quarterly Expat-Korean charity concert CLASH will open again Saturday, with proceeds going to the Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association.The show brings together hip-hop and rock acts from both t...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:03

Comedy contest to hit Itaewon

Game for a laugh? Comics from Korea and overseas will be testing their mettle this weekend.On Saturday, expat comedians from across Asia will compete for a small trophy decorated by a bobblehead figur...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:02

Organic food group offers farm camp

Gachi CSA is hosting a farm camp this weekend in partnership with Slow Food Youth Network Korea.Gachi CSA is a Korean affiliate of volunteer community group World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, which links farmers directly to consumers through a subscription service. Those at the cam...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

Daegu volunteer group seeks teachers

Volunteer group Teach for Korea is looking for volunteers to help with free classes for underprivileged children in Daegu.Classes have 10-15 students and are taught by small teams of Korean and native-speaking teachers. The format of the classes should be designed by the instructors.They a...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

College to host Buddhist Dharma talks

Dongguk University will be holding English lectures on Buddhism each Saturday in September.The first, on Sept. 6, will be by Daniela Schenker on Gwaneum, the Bodhisatva of compassion.This will be followed by a talk by Lynda Emerson on the ninth incarnation of Deva Visnu, David Mason’s ses...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

YEOL to run recital-lecture on children’s songs

YEOL Korean Heritage Preservation Society will host a recital lecture of Korean children’s songs by Seoul National University professor Park Jong-hwa on Monday.Park, who is also a concert pianist who made his professional debut at 9 years old, will explain the background of Korean childre...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

Seoul Global Center to run job fair

Seoul Global Center is hosting a job fair for foreign residents in Seoul on Sept. 4.The center hopes to attract 2,000 foreign job seekers, including international students, who will get opportunities for on-the-spot interviews, recruitment seminars and advice on resume writing and intervie...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

NGO worker appeals for cancer help

Josephine Shoo arrived in Korea in March 2014 to visit friends, but after a medical checkup, she received a shocking diagnosis: stage III follicular lymphoma. Left with a bill of over $40,000 and no K...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:39

Starting a business in Korea: Visas, entities, and taxes

The Korean economy has seen a constant stream of new small businesses opening, many operated by non-Koreans. The government has been proactive in trying to reduce barriers to entry, even offering free classes, office space, and money to selected ventures. But whether they are restaurants (...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:38

U.S. consular services offered in Busan

The U.S. Embassy will be providing consular services in Busan on Monday and Tuesday for U.S. citizens living in the south of the country.The services will be available by appointment only, with the venue as yet unannounced. Payment for services will be by money order only. Cash is not acce...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Cabaret show to raise money for Laos school

A group of expats will be running a show to raise funds for a school in Laos on Friday and Saturday.The all-woman performance by Fall From Grace Productions will be a cabaret-style musical revue. Owing to the adult nature of some of the content, no minors will be allowed.Proceeds will go t...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Itaewon expat center to run kids’ art class

Itaewon Global Village Center will be providing after-school art classes for children on Aug. 28.Kids attending will be making craft bags using napkins to decorate them.The class is one of a series of monthly after-school art sessions for kids aged 7-13. However, younger children can atten...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Busan seeks talent show entrants

The Busan Foundation for International Activities will hold a talent show for the city’s foreign residents on Oct. 1 as part of its celebrations for Hangeul Day, which falls later that month.The show will feature entries in three categories ― short presentations, short plays and performa...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Planned art exhibition child’s play for IAC

The International Artist Community and the Professional Artist Network Korea are inviting artists to reflect on their creative growth by recreating art from their childhoods.The idea for the “Revisit...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:28

Ulsan-based kids’ team competes in Norway Cup

A team from Ulsan became the first Korean side to compete in the Norway Cup this year. Here one of the players talks about the experience. ― Ed. On July 24, 11 players and three coaches from Rising ...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:28