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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, November 26-December 5, 2015

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

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 26 at 8:45 am, Market Street between 7th and 20th

Celebrating its 31st year, the 2015 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4. Theere will be +130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, restored antique cars and firetrucks, and marching bands from around the St. Louis region. As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas at the end of the parade. For more information, please visit

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights

Thursday-Sunday until January 3 rom 5:00-10:00 pm, AB Brewery, 1200 Lynch

Come experience the wonder of the Budweiser Clydesdales, s’mores roasting on an open fire, thousands of twinkling lights and one monumental display of holiday spirit. Complimentary walking tours and festivities available to guests of all ages. For more information, please visit

Zumba Classes

Thursdays at 1:30-2:30 pm and Mondays at 6:00-7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm with a suggested donation of $5 and on Mondays from 6-7 pm with a suggested donation of $1-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Shop Cherokee on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28 from 11:00-6:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee

Small Business Saturday celebrates the independent and unique stores in your neighborhood and serves as an alternative to the frenzy of big box stores on black Friday. Shop on Cherokee Street the Saturday after Thanksgiving and enjoy specials, local shops, discounts and more. Facebook Invite

Official Launch Party/Shopstravaganza, STL-STyLe-style!

Thursday, December 3 from 6:00-9:00 pm, STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee

Don't sleep, all you proud St. Louisans: for one night only, the author of the best selling local guidebook to St. Louis and the Wonder Twin Bros. Vines are teaming up for a holiday shopportunity not to be missed! Get your signed, personalized copies of the brand-new THIRD edition of "Finally, A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis, Neighborhood by Neighborhood, By and For St. Louisans," along with signed copies of "100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die" and "To the Top! A Gateway Arch Story," plus the hometown-lovin', cheeky tees, totes, onesies, bags, mugs, and maps that have put us on the map. Facebook Invite

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

Saturday, December 5, 10:00- 6:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee

Print Bazaar on Cherokee provides holiday shoppers with creative ways to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy. Some of the unique activities planned at shops and galleries along Cherokee Street include tours, demonstrations, and custom items printed on the spot. This year’s commemorative, hand-printed passports will provide a map of all venues and information on participating artists. Complimentary totes will also be available to shoppers. Facebook Invite

Cookie Spree Saturday

Saturday, December 5 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee

Join us on Cherokee Antique Row for a day of festive fun and holiday shopping! From Jefferson Avenue to the Lemp Mansion you'll find trolley rides, strolling carolers, lots of live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the anti Claus: KRAMPUS. Facebook Invite

Westminster Press Grand Opening

Saturday, December 5 from 6:00-10:00 pm, 3156 Cherokee

Westminster Press will host its grand opening celebration and art show. Come join us for a night of art, shopping, music, and free food and drink. Westminster Press is an art gallery, consignment shop, and printmaking studio, focused on promoting work made by artists of marginalized identities, inclusive of women, people of color, and LGBT folks. This event is open to the public and free to attend. Facebook Invite


Neighborhood Carol Sing: Sunday, December 6 Facebook Invite

Mixer Monday: Monday, December 7 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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