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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 25-March 5, 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.

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

Empower Change! A Fundraising Event to support STL student-artists

Friday, February 26 from 6:00-10:00 pm, Blank Space 2847 Cherokee

Global Ethos presents Empower Change! a fundraiser to support STL student-artists attending a service-learning experience in San Ramon, Nicaragua this summer. Live Art. Performances. Silent Auction. Raffle. Good. Fun. It's gonna be a blast! Facebook Invite

4th Friday South City Board Game Night

Friday, February 26 from 6:00-12 midnight, Urban Eats Cafe, 3301 Meramec

Welcome to the St Louis Boardgame Meetup Group! We are a group that focuses on modern games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Dominion, and whatever is currently hot at the moment on BGG. Please visit the Facebook Invite for details and to RSVP.

Reclamation 2 Closing Reception

Saturday, February 26 from 8:00-10:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Join us for the closing reception of Reclamation 2 featuring live performances from Damon Davis+Prospect and a panel discussion with all three founders of The Reclamation Project - Damon Davis, Basil Kincaid, and Eric 'Prospect' White. Facebook Invite

Soldiers Memorial Closing Event

Sunday, February 28 at 1:00 pm, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut

Join us for a special event celebrating the close of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in preparation for its $30 million renovation and revitalization led by the Missouri Historical Society. Experience the grandeur of the spectacular Art-Deco building and its treasured collection before the Memorial closes for an estimated period of two years. A ceremonial flag lowering will occur at 1:00 p.m. Facebook Invite

Julie Weinberger: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saturday, March 5 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151Cherokee

Solo show of sculptural and installation work by St. Louis-based artist Julie Weinberger. Facebook Invite

Kat Reynolds: Ask Her How's She's Doing

Saturday, March 5 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Beverly, 3153 Cherokee

Solo show of photographic work by St. Louis-based artist Kat Reynolds. Facebook Invite


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 (between Ohio and Nebraska)

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


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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