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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 5-14, 2017

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.

Tenth Life Cats n' Mats: Yoga with Ami Amore

Thursday, January 5 from 6:00-7:00 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

Up to 15 cats and kittens reside at Tenth Life's home-like storefront while they await their forever homes. Curious cats and kittens make for a fun yoga experience. A fundraiser like this one not only introduces more people to the work of Tenth Life while directly supporting it, it helps to socialize the cats who live there, as well. Facebook Invite

Free First Friday

Friday, January 6 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a day of free co-working. Home to dozens of small businesses, non profits, and entrepreneurs - Nebula is the perfect place to collaborate, run your business, and get things done. Want to become a member? Let us know! Enjoy complimentary coffee and bagels by Gooseberries while they last! Facebook Invite

Grand Opening: The Palm Trees Restaurant

Saturday, January 7 from 5:00-9:00 pm, The Palm Trees, 2837 Cherokee

St. Louis' only Saudi Arabian and the newest restaurant to open on Cherokee Street and in Benton Park West Neighborhood - The Palm Trees are now open for service. Fedaa Alsadeq and her family are excited to introduce Saudi Middle Eastern food & culture to St. Louis. 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.

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California

Come out and meet your neighbors, get involved and be informed. Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward. *Located in the former Jefferson Bank Building.

A Community Play Date

Saturday, January 14 from 1:00-4:00 pm, C.A.M.P. 3026 Cherokee

Winter can be a difficult time for birds to find food. We will be making pine cone bird feeders at this event to help our feathered friends make it through the cold! All supplies will be provided. Children of all ages welcome, and all children should be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there! Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

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

  • Missouri Democratic Party January Meeting, Thursday, January 19 from 7:00-8:30 pm, Gooseberries, 2754 Chippewa

  • Off Modern Opening Reception, Friday, January 20 from 7:00-10:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

  • Community Clothing Swap, Sunday, January 29 from 1:00-3:00 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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