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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 12-21, 2017

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

Meet and Greet with Lyda Krewson

Thursday, January 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm, Killeen Studio Architects, 3015 Salena

Please joins us for a meet and greet with 28th Ward Alderman Lyda Krewson running for mayor of St. Louis! There will be drinks, snacks and this will be the perfect opportunity to get to know the candidate. Learn more about Lyda Krewson here. Facebook Invite

The Art of Live Festival: Bug Chaser, Lizard Police & Stranger Free

Thursday, January 12 from 9:00 pm -12:00 am, Off Broadway Music Venue, 3509 Lemp

Art of Live Festival in association with OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE and Bug Chaser Entertainment invite you to this FREE event. Facebook Invite

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

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.

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

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

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, January 19 at 7 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.

Missouri Democratic Party January Meeting

Thursday, January 19 from 7:00-8:30 pm, Gooseberries, 2754 Chippewa

Coming up fast are the municipal primary election on March 7 and the municipal general election on April 4. Candidate filing for mayor and other offices ends January 6. To discuss this and more, the 20th Ward Democrats will meet. Bring neighbors and family members. Facebook Invite

Off Modern Opening Reception

Friday, January 20 from 7:00-10:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Join us for the opening of our season with Off Modern: In What Time Do We Live?, the first in a series of interconnected exhibitions opening over the next six months. The exhibition, arising out of a dual reading of Svetlana Boym's "off modern manifesto" and Jacques Ranciere's lecture "In What Time Do We Live?", acts as an atlas pinning together disparate images to make small marks of historical change and cultural recurrence comprehensible. Facebook Invite

Arch Rival Roller Derby Trivia Night

Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Doors open at 6 PM, Trivia begins at 7 PM. Advance Ticket Sale; Table of 10: $200/table ($20/person. Includes all you can drink beer, wine, and soda). Individual tickets for $20 will be sold day-of at door. Fun night includes: Trivia, Silent Auction, Games, and 50/50. Facebook Invite


  • 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

Are you a writer? Would you be interested in telling the stories of Benton Park West? We're seeking a writer for the printed quarterly Porch Review. You would have creative control and would put the quarterly addition together with the help of the Board. If you're interested, please contact Scott McIntosh at

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