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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 28-May 7, 2016

Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

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

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, April 28 from 4:30-7:00 pm, The Blue Pearl, 2926 Cherokee

Come for a fun Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour with food and drink and listen to some lively old time tunes from the Boney Goat Band. Please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite for more details.

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

Cinco Back Alley BBQ & Fundraiser for The People's Joy Parade

Friday, April 29 from 5:00-8:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

We're kicking off Cinco de Mayo with a back-alley party for the People's Joy Parade behind Nebula. Free drinks from Schlafly Beer, DJ, pinata busting, BBQ, and tacos from Mexcla - the newest Mexican restaurant on Cherokee! $5+ suggested donation. 100% goes to support the parade. Want to learn more about the parade and how you can participate Visit Facebook Invite

BPW Flower Garden Work Day

Saturday, April 30 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.

Destination Cabrini: Dinner and Auction

Saturday, April 30 at 5:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

St. Frances Cabrini Academy in conjunction with Cabrini World Airlines proudly presents, "Destination Cabrini: Dinner and Auction." Full meal, adult beverages, auction, and adorable entertainment will be served on board! For more info, please visit

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sunday, April 30 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.

STL Swap Meet

Sunday, May 1 from 9:00-3:00 pm, Cherokee at Lemp

75 of the best antique, craft, art and food vendors in the city! Walk the shops of Cherokee, find the most unique items and enjoy a corner of our city you have to see to believe! For a list of vendors and other details, please visit Facebook.

Broadway in Bloom Seed Exchange & Open House at The Firehouse

Sunday, May 1 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Marine Villa Fire House, 3648 S. Broadway

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association/ Broadway In Bloom is hosting it's first ever seed exchange at the firehouse on Broadway at Salena. The MVNA will be there with t-shirts to sell as well!! Please let us know if you have some seeds/bulbs or flowers to exchange so we can make space for you. Even if you don't, we'd sure like it if you'd come by to the open house and visit and pick up some seeds. Facebook Invite

Salvation Army Flea Market

Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-2:00 pm, 2740 Arsenal, Lot on Arsenal at Iowa

For more information, please contact Rebecca at or 314-771-3460.

Cinco de Mayo - Cherokee Street

Saturday May 7 from 11:00-9:00 pm, Cherokee (between Ohio and Nebraska)

St. Louis' largest Cinco de Mayo festival will have three stages hosting music along with vendors on Cherokee between Texas and Nebraska Ave. The People's Joy Parade kicks off at 1:11 pm. For more info, please visit


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

  • Southeast Saint Louis City Yard Sale, Saturday, June 11, Various times and locations


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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