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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 9-18, 2017

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

Alice Blue Collective's Valentine Pop-Up

Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sump Coffee, 3700 S. Jefferson

Come get some Love for your senses. There will be California Grown Flowers, first come first serve AND come shop from these awesome local items or pick up your tote, or pre-ordered tote. For more details or to pre-order a tote, please visit the Facebook Invite

Basic Self Care - No Fluff

Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee

The basics on self care...conversations on different ways to relax/unwind, re-energize, "bubble up" if you will... A handful of our favorite LISTENERS, LOVERS, CREATIVES, HEALERS, will be sharing their product lines and insight on how they care for self. Facebook Invite

Gravois-Jefferson Historic Plan - Public Working Meeting

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Do you know your Fair Housing Rights?These laws, in addition to local and state laws, make it illegal to discriminate in housing sales or rentals or in housing lending, advertising, insurance, appraisals and zoning on the basis of certain identities, including Race and Color, National Origin, Familial Status, Disability, Sex, Religion and more.Come to the second working meeting to learn more! 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.

Pop Up Shop with Katie, Theresa & Friends

Sunday, February 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm, Cherokee at Jefferson

For Valentine's Day, Katie (from Scarlett Garnet Jewelry) and Theresa Hitchcock (with her line of theres_a_joy products) have curated a select list of makers for a one day Pop-Up Shop on Cherokee Street. Shop handmade gifts. For a list of vendors, please visit the Facebook Invite

Mass Meeting: We Marched * Now We Resist

Sunday, February 12 from 2:00-4:00 pm, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

Join us to build a front of resistance here in St. Louis to Trump and the right-wing attack on people of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, Muslims, women and workers. We must urgently defend those Trump has targeted — with protest, direct action and more. And build our forces for the fights to come. For more details and to RSVP, please visit the Facebook Invite

Open Mic for Lovers & Others

Sunday, February 12 from 7:00-11:00 pm, Kismet Creative Center, 3409 Iowa

Story telling, poety, performance art, Jam sessions, Come & Play. 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.

Live Webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande, "Value of Community and Opportunities as We Age"

Monday, February 13 from 3:30-5:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

The Village to Village Network is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with a special live webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande, renowned author of "Being Mortal". Dr. Gawande will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. Join us for this exciting event. Popcorn and cider refreshments will be provided! Sponsored by The City Village and hosted by Five Star Senior Center. To learn more about the Village to Village Network: Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm, 3353 California

There will be candy! 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. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 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.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, February 16 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. For more details, please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite.

Curby Church's Family Movie Night

Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby hosts a FREE Family Movie Night, of inspirational and encouraging movies, every 3rd Friday @ 7:00 pm with FREE popcorn, snacks and water. For more info 314-771-0242.

Plarn Party with a Purpose

Saturday, February 18 from 2:0-5:00 pm, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

This party with a purpose will help us to help our homeless neighbors to sleep on a dry mat as well as give us all an opportunity to do a little community outreach to help people in need and it's also a great way to embrace upcycling plastic bags to keep the landfills from growing. For more info, please visit the Facebook Invite


  • 9th Ward Assembly Meeting, Thursday, February 23 from 6:30-9:00 pm, RKDE, 2720 Cherokee

  • Soulard Mardi Gras (Fundraiser), Saturday, February 25 - Volunteer details coming soon!

  • Artist Day of Action, Sunday, February 26 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Cherokee

  • Meet the Makers: MANMADES Anniversary Pop-Up Shop, Saturday, March 4 from 3:00-7:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee


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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