Seollal Korean Lunar New Year Lunch & Performance!

Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum Presents:
Seollal Korean Lunar New Year Lunch & Performance!

Saturday, January 27 2018

White Bear Lake NORTH CAMPUS
5045 Division Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

10:30 am – 3:00 pm Korean Market: books, hanji crafts, kids arts, crafts, games and bake sale

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lunch: $10 – $15 Suggested Donation


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Performance FREE!

Menu: Korean rice cake soup (beef or vegetable), kimchee, side dishes, coffee, tea or lemonade. Limited to 200 tickets ~ Walk-ins are limited so reservations are recommended!

Pick up tickets at the event — cashier table.


Exchange Student Help Needed

Dear Rochester-area families,

Word has gotten to me that there is a South Korean exchange student needing a family for the winter and spring. This is what was sent to me:

Our friend and conversation group member Catalina Ferreira is trying to find a host family for
a 16 year old boy from South Korea.  She needs to find a home for him in the next week or
two so he can attend next semester at Lourdes High School.  If you can help,
please contact Catalina at

You can out more about him (including a neat photo album) here:

Thank you!

If you’d rather not host, please pass the information along to anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks for your consideration,


Fan Dance and Drumming Classes THIS SPRING!

We’ve talked about it for years. Now it is finally happening!

Brooke and Soojin are teaching classes in Rochester

The lessons will be on Thursdays at Sunset terrace music room. The lessons are offered through Rochester Community Education.
Fan Dance classes are Thursdays at 4:30.
Drumming classes are Thursdays at 5:55.
Classes are for grades 2-12.
Classes start February 8th.
You can find the registration and more info on the Rochester Community Education website.

Tour Korea! Birthland Tour from CHLSS

We received word from CHLSS that they have a couple tours of Korea scheduled for 2018. Both of them overlap with Camp Moon Hwa, though.

Here’s some information:

We offer personalized post adoption services, cultural expertise and caring support to help Korean adoptees learn more about their Korean origins, culture and people important to their birth and adoption stories. Regardless of a family’s U.S. or Korean adoption agency, we provide a unique, comprehensive birthland tour with post adoption services backed by years of experience.

In 2018, we will offer the same tour at two different times June 12-25, 2018 and June 26-July 9, 2018.

Click on the box  below for more information:

Tour Korea! Birthland Tour



Asian Brush Painting & Calligraphy: Chi Spirit Of Korean Folk Masks

Mrs. Catherine Park and her husband Peter have an exhibit at the Owatonna Arts Center. Mrs. Park teaches brush painting at Camp Moon Hwa and is a big supporter of the Rochester Korean Center. Please visit for more details.




Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN

A few words about AdopteeBridge

The folks at AdopteeBridge sent us a note to ask us to mention them to you. This looks like something that could be beneficial to many of us.

AdopteeBridge is an adoptee-led organization providing services to transracial adoptees, their families, and community. Our organization is in direct response to the large number of transracial adoptees living in Minnesota. We offer positive direct support services to these adoptees, empowering them to have a better understanding of their birthland and adoption stories.

We offer a wide range of services including birthland tours, mentorship program, discussion groups for both adult adoptees and adoptive parents, and soon, we will offer educational webinars.


If you’re interested in more information, contact them at

Meeting on October 9th

Did you enjoy September?  Good.

Now get back to work. We have our first meeting to plan for Camp Moon Hwa 2018 on October 9th at 6:00 PM at Madonna Towers.

If you’d like to see what a meeting looks like, come join us. Especially welcome are people who want to help out with planning, but don’t want to commit before getting a better understanding of the workings.

United Way Campaign

For those of you who donate through the United Way campaign, you now have the option of donating to Camp Moon-hwa. On the pledge form, you have the option of ‘writing in’ a nonprofit organization. If you’d like to donate to Camp Moon-hwa, this is where you would enter in the following information:
SMCES- Camp Moon-hwa
1801 20th Ave NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Please comment if you need further information such as a telephone number or tax id number.

Thank you!


Sorry, this web site hasn’t been updated, but I’ve been busy with a trip to South Korea and am just now getting back in the swing of things.