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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 15-24, 2016

Photo: City of Night St. Louis' Holiday PopUp Shop.

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting and Elections

Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S Jefferson

Cherokee Station Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite

3rd District Police Officers' Christmas Party

Thursday, December 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us as we show our appreciation to our officers by wishing them and their families a blessed and safe holiday. If you would like to help with donations, either monetary, food, attendance prizes for the officers or help with planning, contact Mike Howard at Five Star, 314.664.1008.

Third Friday Happy Hour on Cherokee

Friday, December 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm, RKDE, 2720 Cherokee

Step back in time with your favorite arcade games for our next Third Friday Happy Hour. Enjoy dozens of games, pool, and a drink while mingling with Nebula members and friends. Free to attend and free drinks while supplies last. Games take quarters! Facebook Invite

Pop-Up Shop: Lisa Byrd Collection

Saturday, December 17 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee

The highly anticipated LISA BYRD COLLECTION is back...and she is popping up in the shop on DEC 17th! Lots of fair trade goods for your loved ones.... All of the items at the Lisa Byrd Collection Pop Up shop are handmade, tribal, and unique. Lisa collects them in her travels working in South East Asia with refugees and indigenous peoples. Facebook Invite

Community Creativity - Making Holiday Cheer

Saturday, December 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm, St. Matthews Church, 2613 Potomac

Join neighborhood next Saturday to get creative and make holiday cheer. Hosted by Cherokee Street Reach, South Side Spaces, Novation Church, Wendy Campbell, Cara Spencer, Bob Spencer as Santa and anyone else who wants to join. If you have kids, bring them! If you don't, enjoy a neighbor's kid. Free event. Facebook Invite

Birds of Chicago (Concert)

Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 pm, The Funhouse, Cherokee

The Funhouse provides a venue for intimate shows and all proceeds go to the artists. For more info contact Nils and Angela at or visit

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.

Brick DVD Signing and Brews Preview at STL Style House

Sunday, December 18 from 12:00-2:00 pm, STL Style House, 3159 Cherokee

Stop by and say "hi" have a beer and Get a DVD or a glimpse of the Brews film and finish up your Christmas shopping at STL Style! Fimmaker Bill Streeter will be on hand to sign Brick by Chance and Fortune DVD's PLUS he will also be showing some clips from his upcoming film "St. Louis Brews" We'll also have complemenary drinks on hand including beer from 4 Hands Brewery. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Holiday Caroling

Sunday, December 18 from 2:00-3:30 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

A caroling we go! Bring your friends and family–an instrument if you have one–and meet us at the pavilion. Dress warmly, this event will go on no matter the weather. Everyone is welcome! Free though donations to the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association will be graciously accepted. Facebook Invite

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.

Special Benton Park Neighborhood Assocation Meeting - Development of 3300 Jefferson

Tuesday, December 20 from 7:00-8:30 pm, Epiphany Church, 2911 McNair

We understand that this is a busy time of year for people, however, a few items have not been resolved this year and need to be before 2017 begins. A special meeting is being held for: --A development plan for 3300 Jefferson Ave. (old Hood's building) --2017 Slate for the BPNA Executive Committee --Any additional Building Review Committee items that need immediate attention Please come and let your opinions be heard. Facebook Invite


  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, January 19 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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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