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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 2-11, 2017

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

Meet and Greet Republican Mayoral Candidates

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00-8:30 pm, Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa

For the first time in nearly two decades, there is a contested Republican Primary Election for mayor of Saint Louis. This is your opportunity to hear statements from, and meet the candidates face-to-face. Cash bar. Light refreshments provided.Doors open at 6pm. Welcome and a short speech by Abigail Niebling, 16th Ward Republican Aldermanic Candidate, 6pm. Mayoral Candidates to speak, starting at 6:45. Cocktail reception with candidates, to follow. Facebook Invite

Book Tour: "How to Speak Midwestern" Author in St. Louis

Saturday, March 4 from 1:00-3:00 pm, STL-Style House, 3159 Cherokee

Join us on Saturday, March FARTH for a special in-store appearance by Ted McClelland, acclaimed author of the popular new book "How To Speak Midwestern." The New York Times describes it as “a dictionary wrapped in some serious dialectology inside a gift book trailing a serious whiff of Relevance." Ted will be signing copies of his book and will explore the origins, evolution and quirks of various Midwestern phrases and urban dialects with a fun multimedia presentation. Facebook Invite

Meet the Makers: MANMADES Anniversary Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, March 4 from 3:00-7:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

Showcasing the best handmade and vintage goods St. Louis has to offer. Complimentary craft beer from The Old Bakery Beer Company will be provided! 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.

Saint Louis Election Day - Mayoral Candidates and More!

Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm, Your Polling Place

Go out and vote! We're deciding on a new mayor and other important officials and prop S.

3rd District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, March 9 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

The guest speaker will be Sgt. Mark Sorocko, District 3 Detective Sergeant. Facebook Invite

ACLU Art Auction

Friday, March 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Grease 3, 3214 Cherokee

Come join us in supporting the American Civil Liberties Union! 30+ local artists have donated work to be sold in our anonymous silent auction with 100% of proceeds being donated to the ACLU. Beer, wine, refreshments will be available until 9, then we invite you to head across the street for live music at San Loo. Facebook Invite


  • Gravios Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California

  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Rise & Scream 2017 (International Institute fundraiser), Saturday, March 18 from 3:00 pm - 1:00 am, 2720 Cherokee

  • Pop Up Shop at B-Side, Friday, March 24 from 8:00-11:59 pm, The B-Side, 2709 Cherokee

  • Transcending the Spectrum 4, Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

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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