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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 10-19, 2015

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

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.

Holiday Shoppe Happy Hour Friday December 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway SBAP Gallery presents Holidaay Shoppe Happy Hour. FREE handmade ornament with every purchase! Support local arts programming and artists this holiday season. Proceeds from gallery sales benefit commuhnity-arts programming at SBAP. During the month of December SBAP has small handmade gifts starting at $10 - $100 and up. Facebook Invite

Crafty Elves Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, December 12 from 10:00-4:00 pm, The Corner Gates, 1821 Cherokee

ShowMe Etsy is hosting an artisanal holiday handcraft fair at The Corner Gates event space on Cherokee Street! Visit the Facebook Invite for a list of local vendors.

Print League Pop-Up

Saturday, December 12 from 11:00-2:00 pm, Local Harvest Grocery, 3137 Morganford

The Firecracker Press along with Local Harvest Grocery will be hosting an installment of ongoing Print League Pop-Up events happning all over the city this holiday season. Shop for gifts from The Firecracker Press, Local Harvest Grocery gift baskets, gift certificates, LH totes, OR bring in anything you'd like to have with our logo on it! Facebook Invite

Hot Chocolate Run 5/15K

Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 am, Soldiers Memorial Park, 1315 Market

It's the event for the whole family! A brisk 15k or 5k run, with inflatables and games to occupy the kids and an ALL-CHOCOLATE post-race party that will blow your mind. Join thousands of your fellow runners & enjoy some of the sweetest miles you'll ever run! To register or for more information, please visit

reMAKE @ Whisk

Thursday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm, Whisk, 2201 Cherokee

Get into the holiday spirit and make your gifts this season! Join the ladies of Perennial for an evening of upcycled crafting at Whisk Bake Shop. Gather together with friends over hot tea and sweet treats to make upcycled crafts for a happy holiday home. There will be three projects you can create: Cigar Box Purse, Beeswax Candles, and ear warmers or leg warmers.

Gravois Park Holiday Caroling

Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 pm, Gravois Park Pavilion

Please join Gravois Park and friends for holiday caroling. Feel free bring family and friends, no matter where they live. Dress warmly if it's necessary. Please consider bringing a small donation to St. Louis Christmas Carols Association or a baked good for the group. Facebook Invite


St. Louis Swap Meet presents: Last Minute Gifts Winter Market, Sunday, December 20 Facebook Invite

A New Year Clothing Exchange, Saturday, January 2 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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