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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 7-16, 2016

Photo: BPW Dog Park Seasonal Grand Opening

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

Zumba Classes

Mondays and Thursdays, 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.

Happy Thyme: A Garden Club for Seniors

Fridays from 10:00-12:00 pm, Salvation Army, 2747 Arsenal

The Happy Thyme Garden Club is open to all seniors interested in gardening, whether you're a certified green thumb or looking for a place to learn something new. We'll meet at Temple Gardens, located across from the Salvation Army on Fridays at 10 am. Questions? Call Sara Johnson at 314.606.7794

9th Ward Delegates Selection Mass Meeting

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 pm, 9th Ward Democratic Organization, 1905 Arsenal

Mass Meetings to select delegates to advance to the Congressional District meeting (April 28), after which delegates may advance to the Missouri Democratic Convention in Columbia (June 18) and possibly the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (July 25-28). Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cat Rescue at Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 9 from 8:00-12:30 pm, Tower Grove Park, 1618 Tower Grove

Come meet a furry friend! Talk to Tenth Life representatives, purchase a Tenth Life t-shirt, get info about the Litter Mates Club, donate, fill out a foster, adoption or volunteer application or just stop by and say HI! Tenth Life Cat Rescue saves stray cats and kittens in the St. Louis area, prioritizing those with special needs. Facebook Invite

28 to Life Youth Summit and March

Saturday, April 9 at 9:00 am, Gravois Park, corner of Miami and Louisianan

28 to Life with the help of 3rd district SLMPD will be holding our 2nd Annual P.A.V.E (People Against Violence Everywhere) march that will begin on the corner of Miami and Louisiana (Gravois Park) and end at 2720 Cherokee where we will be also holding our Justice League Young Adult Summit from 10 am- 2 pm. Ages 12 and up, Free Food. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Dog Park Seasonal Grand Opening

Saturday, April 9 from 10:00-12:00 pm, 3300 Nebraska

Be your dog's best friend by joining the Benton Park West Dog Park. Please join us for complimentary coffee and donuts while you and your dog check out the park. For more info, visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite.

JoyritaSTL 2016 Margarita Contest and Fundraiser

Saturday, April 9 from 12:00-4:00 pm, C.A.M.P, 3022 Cherokee

Join us for our 4th annual JoyritaSTL! It's a lot of fun showcasing and sampling margaritas of Cherokee for a good cause. All proceeds go to support the People's Joy Parade and Community Arts and Movement Project. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sunday, April 10 from 9:30-10:30 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Each Sunday, get to know your neighbors and help make YOUR neighborhood park a better place to play! We'll pick up litter in and around the park while talking and getting to know each other.

Justice Too Long Delayed - A Celebration of Letter from Birmingham Jail

Sunday, April 10 at 4:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

FREE play and open to the public. A Call to Conscience in collaboration with the students of the Black Theatre Workshop at SIEU presents, "Justice Too Long Delayed - A Celebration of Letter from Birmingham Jail." For more info, call Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242.

Greater Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, April 11 at 6:00 pm, 2613 S. Jefferson

The Greater Gravois Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Questions or comments can be directed to:

Gravois Park Block Link Meeting

Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 pm, 3353 Cherokee

Rita Ford, President of Gravois Park Block Link will share the latest news for Gravois Park. This meeting will focus on crime and safety issues. If you would like to be added to the meeting agenda, please contact Rita at 314-664-3425 or Facebook Invite

BPW Flower Garden Work Day

Saturday, April 16 at 9:00 am, BWP Community Flower Garden, 2802 Wyoming

The flower garden will need weeds pulled, bushes trimmed, litter picked up, and the fence and sign repaired. We will redesign parts of the flower garden and will add new perennials and bushes May 6 and 7. There is a large tree stump that we'd love to see someone use creativity on. We'd thought about finding a carver to use the stump as a canvas. We're open to other ideas as well. For more info, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite.

Transcending the Spectrum 3: An LGBTQIA Art Show

Saturday, April 16 from 6:00-10:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

Please join us for an exciting exhibition hosted by Westminster Press and featuring works of art by St. Louis area LGBTQIA artists and performers. Food and drink will be on hand, as well as an open mic for those who wish to make their voices heard loud and proud on the stage. This event is open to the public and free to attend. Facebook Invite


  • Salvation Army Flea Market, Saturday, April 23 from 9:00-2:00 pm, Lot on Arsenal at Iowa

  • 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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