Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 18-27, 2016

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

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 at $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Thursday Zumba instructor will hold Thursday Zumba classes at the Dunn-Marquette Recreation Center @ 4025 Minnesota Avenue @1:00 PM, Feb18 and 25. The Thursday Zumba classes at the recreation center are FREE. Thursday Zumba will return to Curby in March. More details to follow.

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, February 18 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.

Cherokee Dart League Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Help Michael Powers reach his fundraising goal for this year's "Bowl for Kids' Sake" - Big Brothers Big Sisters biggest annual fundraiser - by joining him for a round of darts, drinks and appetizers. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, February 18 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.

3rd Friday Happy Hour with 18andCounting

Friday, February 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Every third Friday of the month join Nebula and friends as we mingle, network, and hang out while we celebrate the end of the work week. February's edition will be held at Nebula's event space. We will have DJ 18andCounting as a special guest! Come out and have a drink on us! Facebook Invite

Curby Church Family Movie Night

Friday, February 19 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.

Mesa Home's Maker of the Month

Saturday, February 20 from 3:00-6:00 pm, Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee

Maker of the Month with Artists: Dayna Kriz, "Exploration of the Sensual w/color, patterns and textures" and Eugenia Alexander, "Geometric Story Telling / creating interpret stories through geometric patterns and shapes." Sounds by Nappy DJ Needles! Meet and greet the artis and come vibe with us! Brews and snacks provided. Facebook Invite

Five Star Senior Center Trivia Night

Saturday, February 20, Doors at 6 pm, Trivia at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Admission: $25/person or tables of 8, $200. Limited to first 28 tables pain in full. Price includes beer, soda, water and light snacks. Tables are filling fast don't be left out, you know it will be a fun night. Proceeds benefit Five Star Senior Center. For more information call Mike at 314-664-1008.

"Art. Work." Opening Reception

Saturday, February 20 from 6:00-10:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

Drawing from ceramics, printmaking, fiber, and weaving, “Art. Work.” examines the relationship between craftsmanship, art labor, entrepreneurship, and fine art. Featured work will be immediately available for purchase, with the majority of proceeds benefiting the artists. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Facebook Invite

Gondo Poetry 34: CA Conrad and Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

The gondo poetry series is pleased to present a reading by: CA Conrad and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. CA CONRAD is the author of eight books of poetry and essays, the latest ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books) is the winner of the 2015 Believer Magazine Book Award. RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS is a poet and photographer. She received the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Facebook Invite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm, 3678 S Broadway

Be sure to check the Facebook invite for details. Facebook Invite

Dining Out for Tower Grove Park

Thursday, February 25 from 8:00 am-10:00 pm, Rooster, 3150 S. Grand

Join us the fourth Thursday of every month at the participating restaurant to eat delicious local food and support Tower Grove Park! 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Park. February 25, 2016 we are partnering with Rooster South Grand for Dining Out for Tower Grove Park! Rooster has been voted "Best breakfast in Missouri," as well as "Best crepes, bloody marys, and brunch in St. Louis!" Facebook Invite

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, February 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm, STL Taco Truck, 2737 Cherokee

This month's happy hour will be held in #BentonParkWest at Taco Truck STL. Happy Hour Specials will include $1.99 margaritas and shots as well as several happy hour food specials (still to come)! Facebook Invite

SAVE-THE-DATES

Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 am, Gravois Park

Benton Park West Dog Park Seasonal Grand Opening, Saturday, April 9 from 10:00-12:00 pm, Utah

Cinco de Mayo - Cherokee Street, Saturday May 7 from 11:00-9:00 pm, Cherokee

IndiHop 2016, Saturday, May 21 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee

SPONSORS

A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

Auto Bargain Center - Used Cars and Trucks

Nadar's and Sons

MELT

Rob Rumble - Tutoring

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 scottwmcintosh@yahoo.com.

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