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

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

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

Blank Space Yard Sale

Saturday, March 11 from 12:00-5:00 pm, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

We've got too much stuff! The room of hidden things, aka the room of requirement, aka our top floor has tons of junk that may just be your gold!!! We'll be posting photos leading up to the sale. Everything must go. Deals galore on interesting & useful treasures. Or just come play Nintendo and get a Saturday day-drink going. Facebook Invite

Emerald Rising Official Launch Party and Networking Event

Saturday, March 11 from 5:00-9:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Come celebrate the launch of Emerald Rising, LLC and get a kickstart to a new and improved you for 2017! The party will include Mini Makeovers, a Manicure Station, Massages, Hors d'oeuvres, Dessert & Wine Bar, and more! EMERALD RISING is an organization that provides services and techniques to improve individuals’ overall quality of life through personal style, goal setting, financial literacy, and self-esteem. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Eventbrite

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, March 14 from 6:00-7:30 pm, 3353 California

Special guest St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner will speak. 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, March 16 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Station Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. 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, March 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.

Opening: Laurel Panella: In Suspension

Friday, March 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Reese Gallery, 3410 Wisconsin

Painter Laurel Panell's exhibition, IN SUPSPENSION, is an exploration of volition and surrender. This exhibition is free ​and open to the public. Facebook Invite

Curby Church's Family Movie Night

Friday, March 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.

Rise & Scream 2017 (International Institute fundraiser)

Saturday, March 18 from 3:00 pm - 1:00 am, 2720 Cherokee

Bringing people together to celebrate the rich, multiculturalism that makes St. Louis such a wonderful place to live. Incorporating music and art on a local level to enrich the lives of those who come from abroad. We welcome everyone to enjoy a feast of the senses! Two stages! 19 musical acts! Art Installations! Raffles! DJs! Catering! All for only $10 admission! All Ages* Facebook Invite

German Cultural Society's Trivia Night

Saturday, March 18 from 6:00-9:00 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

Only $160.00 per table (8 players per table maximum). Admission includes soda and snacks. For reservations contact: Helga Thalheimer 314-544-3990 or email: Silent Auction, raffle, 50/50 drawing, Heads or Tails, and surprises! Facebook Invite


  • Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction + Benefit, Friday, March 24 from 7:00-11:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 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:

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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