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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 21-30, 2016

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, January 21 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3400 S. Jefferson

CSBA Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. Visit our Events page for more details.

Curby Church Family Movie Night

Friday, January 22 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby hosts a FREE Family Movie Night, of inspirational and encouraging movies, every 3rd Friday @ 7:00 pm with FREE popcorn, hot dogs, snacks and water.For more info 314-771-0242.

Saint Louis Zoo Job Fair

Saturday, January 23 from 9:00-12:00 pm, Saint Louis Zoo, The Living World

Now Hiring for 2016 Spring/Summer/Fall Seasonal Employment! The Zoo is looking for quality employees, ages 15 (work permit required at time of hire) and up, who are available to work flexible hours on weekdays as well as weekends in the spring, summer and fall seasons. The Zoo is also seeking applicants who have immediate availability this winter. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at for a position prior to the job fair. For more information, call (314) 646-4816. Facebook Invite

Neighborhood Ownership Model (NOM) Court Advocacy Training

Saturday, January 23 at 10 am, Divoll Branch Library, 4234 N. Grand

Participants will learn about court proceedings and how to write Impact Statements. RSVP to Jen Miles: to reserve handouts.

Zumba Classes

Mondays at 6:00-7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

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

NOTE TEMPORARY CHANGE OF VENUE: As of Thursday January 21st, the Thursday Zumba instructor from Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold Thursday Zumba classes at the Dunn-Marquette Recreation Center @ 4025 Minnesota Avenue @1:00 PM, for 6 weeks. Due to Curby's low turn-out on Thursdays, the instructor is hoping that the venue change will attract other enthusiastic Zumba-ers who attend the class at recreation center to join us at Curby after those 6 weeks!! The Thursday Zumba classes at the recreation center are FREE.

ReVitalize St. Louis' Annual Party and Elections

Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00-9:00 pm, City Park Grill, 3157 Morganford

oin us at our annual post-holiday party, board elections, and presentation of our annual report. Enjoy delicious light finger foods, a **complementary cocktail plus plenty of networking opportunities! Cost for non-members: $5 per person at the door (cash, check or credit card) includes appetizers. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, January 28 @ 6:00-8:00 pm, Frazer's, 1811 Pestalozzi

We have the bar and lounge area (to the right of the bar) for us! Come out to meet your friends and neighbors at one of the finest establishments around! Mention you are with the Cherokee Neighborhoods and you can get the following specials: -$2.50 Domestic Bottles -$6 Glasses of wine -$6 specialty cocktails (Including one neighborhood themed cocktail) -Tapas specials: Oysters on the half-shell, hotwings, sliders, chorizo nachos, zuchini rolls, hummus with pita bread! Facebook Invite

The Blue Pearl Three-Day Grand Opening

Thursday, January 28-Saturday, January 30, The Blue Pearl, 2926 Cherokee

Live music and cocktail specials to celebrate! Thursday: Irene Allen from 6-8 pm and Drew Sheafor from 8-11pm, Friday: Ivas John from 7-10 pm, and Saturday: Blind Pig from 2-5 pm and Bottoms Up Blues Gang from 7-10 pm.


Soulard Mardi Gras, Saturday, February 6 from 9:00-7:00 pm, Soulard

South City Community Mixer, Saturday, February 6 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Dunn-Marquette Rec Center


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

Photo: Frazers


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