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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 22-31, 2015

Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, October 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Byrd and Barrel, 3422 S. Jefferson

For more information, please visit our Event Page.

Boo at the Zoo Nights

October 16-30 from 5:30-8:30 pm, Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive

Cherokee Rec Plant and Play

Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cherokee Rec Plex, 3200 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Games organizers will host a 'Plant and Play' where volunteers will work to remake two flower beds on the north entrance of the center, thanks to Lewis Reed and a grant from Operation Brightside.

Cherokee Rec Haunted House and Mystery Maze

Saturday, October 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Cherokee Rec Plex, 3200 S. Jefferson

Bring the kids (6 and up) and make your way through a family-friendly hauted mystery maze! The cost is FREE. Also, the pool will be open from 10am-4pm. Facebook Invite

Pulpit to Porches: Family & Neighborhood Resource Fair

Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

The Resource Fair will offer family resources, job information, educational assistance, legal assistance, housing assistance, utility assistance, and health insurance information. There will also be free hair cuts for boys 14 and under. For more info, contact Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242.

The Chicken Fried Craft Show

Saturday, October 24 from 12:00-10:00 pm, Byrd & Barrel, 3422 S. Jefferson

Enjoy a fall Saturday afternoon from 12-3pm and 5-10pm on the B&B patio with some gourmet fried chicken and a choice selection of local St. Louis makers; Ruby Francis, Hopelessy Jaded, Lonesome Traveler, Hollywood Indian, and Sheldon Grey will offer a fine array of handmade clothing, accessories, leather goods, and fine art. Facebook Invite

​St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 25 at 4:00 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, Arsenal at Iowa

Benton Park West will hold its annual Trunk or Treat, a safe Halloween trick or treating for kids. Children ages 14 and younger are welcome! Each child must be accompanied by an adult. There will be candy and fun for all! For more information, please visit our Event Page.

Zumba Classes

Monday, October 26 at 6:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays. The suggested donation for the instructor is $1-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm, Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp

It's the final MVNA meeting of 2015 and it's gonna be another party! We're meeting on the 2nd floor of building 12 again at The Historic Lemp Brewery this month to celebrate. We'll talk about some of our accomplishments this year, hear from Martin Casas of St. Louis Swap Meet about their plans for the upcoming year, and wrap up elections for the 2016 MVNA Executive Board of Directors. OH. COME HUNGRY because MVNA is providing pizza and drinks again! Facebook Invite

Refab Grand Re-Opening and Sneak Peek

Friday, October 30 from 6:00-10:00 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

Join us for our Grand Re-Opening and a special Sneak Peek fundraiser. Be the first to see our new space and all the reclaimed materials we've been storing for this celebration! Enjoy appetizers, drinks, attendance prizes & special discounts while you shop. Facebook Invite


Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Dog Park, 3301 Nebraska

The Benton Bark West Dog Park will host its first Howl-o-Ween. Every dog will get a treat! There will be a photo booth for a photo op with your dog. Bring your camera! Facebook photo contest! The photo with the most likes will win a free membership for 2016! The park will be open for exploration to dogs with their people. For more information, please visit our ​Events Page

Trick or Treat on Cherokee

Saturday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 pm, Various Locations on Cherokee

Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed and his team, with support from the CSBA and The Luminary, will host the 3rd Annual "Trick or Treat onCherokee Street" on Halloween night! Pick up your treat bag atThe Luminary, snap a photo in a photo booth and stroll Cherokee for some sugary delights! Facebook Invite

A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Buddha Body and Bath

As The Porch Review (BPW newsletter) is printed quarterly, we'll post upcoming activities on Thursdays through the "Weekly Porch." If there's an area activity that you'd like to have included, please send your activity details to

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