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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 10-19, 2016

Photo: RVSTL's Rehabbers Club logo

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

3rd District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Meet with our 3rd district slmpd to discuss issues at 7 pm. Talk to the NIS about problem properties half an hour earlier at 6:30 pm Facebook Invite

Zumba Classes

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm and Thursday at 1:30 pm at $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction + Benefit

Friday, March 11 from 6:00-11:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

All proceeds go to the artists and to support The Luminary’s forward-thinking initiatives including exhibitions, residency and studio programs, and new residency housing. Tickets are $50 for the VIP Cocktail Reception + Auction Preview from 6 to 8pm, followed by the public event from 8 to 11pm with a $10 suggested donation. Facebook Invite

BPW West Corner Garden Work Day

Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Utah at Gravois Planter

Weather permitting we will meet at the round planter at Utah and Gravois to thin out the grasses and move on afterward to the clean out the trapezoidal planter at Gravois and Juniata. Contact Christina Sullivan at or 314-607-0047 with questions.

47th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 pm, Downtown St. Louis

The parade runs along Market Street between 18th and Broadway. Food and drink will be sold at numerous locations along the parade route. Many of the booths will serve soft drinks, hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, and beer, along with other snacks and novelties. In addition, visit the Irish Village, at Kiener Plaza for food, fun, and entertainment all day long. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Trivia Night

Saturday, March 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm, IBEW Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Ave

Tenth Life is so excited to be hosting its Sixth Annual Tenth Life Trivia Night! The event will be emceed by the great Cat and Steve Pick of KDHX and will include ten rounds of trivia, as well as a few bonus rounds. For those who need a little extra intellectual help, mulligans will be available for purchase ... don't forget to bring cash! Facebook Invite

Greater Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, March 14 at 6:00 pm, 2613 S. Jefferson

The Greater Gravois Park Neighborhood Association montly meeting will feature Mayor Slay who will present information on the upcoming Earnings Tax Vote. Additionally, we will vote to finalize the GGPNA bylaws. Questions or comments can be directed to: Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3400 S. Jefferson

CSBA Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. 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, March 17 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

Friday, March 18 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. Come out and have a drink on us!

Curby Church Family Movie Night

Friday, March 18 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.

Benton Park West Dog Park Work Day

Saturday, March 19 at 9:00 am, SE corner of Utah at Nebraska

Dog owners, lovers, and friends! We need your help to prepare the Dog Park for the season. Please feel free to bring your own tools as we weed, rake, trim, and generally clean up the place. Questions? Contact Chris Schmidt, Dog Park Chair at 314-452-1931 or at

RVSTL Rehabbers Club Property Tour of Benton Park West

Saturday, March 19 at 9:30 am, 2724 Utah

ReVitalizeSTL's March Rehabbers Club will feature Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood. Starting at Utah, we’ll walk through the neighborhood to visit five newly rehabbed homes. For details visit our Events page or check the Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Neigborhoods Happy Hour, Thursday, March 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Yaquis

  • Five Star Senior Center's Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser, Friday, March 25 from 11:00-7:00 pm

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

  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Association, Monday, March 28 from 6:00-9:00 pm, 3678 S Broadway

  • 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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