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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 13-22, 2016

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

Loveland Training - Tracking Building Conditions

Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 pm, Dutchtown South Community Corp, 4204 Virginia

Training TONIGHT for residents interested in learning how to use a new mobile app, Loveland, to help keep track of building conditions in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mount Pleasant. This app will help monitor the status of one of our greatest local assets. RSVP for the training via the Facebook Invite.

Yelp's Meet the Markers at STL-Style

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm, STL House, 3159 Cherokee

Want to go behind the scenes at STL-Style? Join Yelp St. Louis at STyLehouse on Oct. 13 for a glimpse into our souls! Be sure to RSVP on Facebook. FREE EVENT! Facebook Invite

Fall Festival at Fox Park

Saturday, October 15 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Fox Park, 2716 Shenandoah

Join us for family fun! Face painting, pumpkin art, story times, games and more. Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for this little guy popping up with more information! Facebook Invite

Exhibition Openings at The Luminary

Saturday, October 15 from 7:00-10:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Join us for the opening of four new exhibitions with current artists-in-residence Nicolas Grenier and Nightmare City in the main gallery, an exchange exhibition with ACRE featuring Willy Smart in the entry gallery, and a show by Jeff Robinson for Sage Dawson’s STNDRD project hosted at The Luminary. Facebook Invite

Bad Habits (Remember Me)

Saturday, October 14 from 7:00-:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

Repetition occurs not only within the artist’s portfolio, but within the social structures in which artwork is produced and exhibited. "Bad Habits (Remember Me)" highlights this occurrence by re-presenting a roster of artists from two cities, St. Louis and Chicago, who exhibited together previously at the Chicago Artists Coalition. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sundays 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.

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm for $3-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

2017 Benton Park Event Season

Monday, October 17 from 6:00-7:30 pm, Killeen Studio Architects, 3015 Salena

The Benton Park Neighborhood Association will be going into their 10th event season in 2017. Several transitions will be happening in 2017. Several leaders have decided to step down from their involvement for a variety of personal reasons. BPNA would like to take this time to pause and see what we could be doing differently to improve the event series. Please help us continue to keep this neighborhood a great place to live whether it's providing feedback, attending a meeting, stepping into a leadership role, etc. We want to hear from you! Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, October 20 ​ from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, October 20 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 or our Facebook Invite.

Nebula Open (School)House

Friday, October 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm, Nebula, 3449 S. Jefferson

We're expanding!Over the course of the last six months we've been hard at work restoring the former St. Matthews Schoolhouse to become an extension of Nebula which is located on the same block. Facebook Invite

Terror at Tower Grove Park

Friday, October 21 from 5:30-8:30 pm, Sons of Rest Pavilion & Stupp Center, Tower Grove Park

This event is open to all ages and will feature live music by Soul Punch, food trucks, candy, arts and crafts by Artscope, a costume contest, a pumpkin painting contest, a Halloween film by Frontyard Features, s'mores, and more! It's sure to be a GHOULishly good time! Costumes are encouraged. Facebook Invite

Gondo Poetry 39: Stacy Szymaszek & Phillip B. Williams

Saturday, October 22 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

Please join us on Saturday, October 22 at 7 PM for the 39th reading of the gondo poetry series, featuring Stacy Szymaszek & Phillip B. Williams. Facebook Invite


  • Arsenal Merchantile Fall Open House, Wednesday, October 46 from 4:00-8:00 pm, 2733 Arsenal

  • 21st Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhood Conference, Saturday, October 29 from 7:45-5:30 pm, Harris-Stowe State University

  • Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, 2720 Arsenal


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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