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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 13-22, 2017

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

Curby Church's Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

All are welcome to attend the Maundy Thursday Service with foot-washing, The Last Supper (Holy Communion), and our fish dinner. For more info, please contact Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242 or

Perennial's Grand Opening

Friday, April 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Jefferson

See our newly completed Community Workshop + Store dedicated to creative reuse. Learn about upcoming programs, find out how to get involved, and check out all the resources we have available for you to create what you need from items that would otherwise be thrown away. Find out more about us here: Facebook Invite

Curby Church's Good Friday Service

Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

All are welcome to attend the Good Friday Service. For more info, please contact Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242 or

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 15 from 10:00-12:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Please join us for the 12th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Gravois Park! This free event is for children 0-12 years of age and they must be accompanied by an adult. This event is hosted by the Benton Park West and Gravois Park neighborhood associations. For more information, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite.

Curby Church Movie Watching: The Passion of the Christ

Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 am, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby's membership class will be viewing the movie “The Passion of the Christ”. Please join us – the more, the merrier. For more info, please contact Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242 or

BPW Dog Park Spring Fling: Season Opener

Saturday, April 15 from 12:30-3:00 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Free admission/open house event at the dog park to celebrate warm weather and spring! Doggy Easter egg hunt at 12:30 pm; $5 donation to join the hunt. Donations are going to MaxStar Rescue. For more information, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite.

Curby Church's Easter Sunday Service

Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 am, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

We will commemorate Holy Communion (The Last Supper) during our 10:30 AM worship service. We will also receive new members during the worship service. All are welcome! For more info, please contact Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242 or

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.

3rd and 4th District Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon

Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30 am, The Case Park Plaza Hotel, Khorassan Ballroom

Masters of Ceremonies, Guy Phillips of Y98 Radio. Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch served at 12 pm. Tickets are $30 a piece. To purchase tickets, please visit For more information or to pay by check, contact Officer Brian O'Dekirk at or Officer Pat Clancy at

Tax Sale Seminar

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm, Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee

City of St. Louis Sheriff's Tax Sales will occur May 16, June 13, July 25, August 29, and October 17. We are offering a complimentary seminar on buying property for back taxes. Tower Grove Abbey will have refreshments for purchase beginning at six. This April 18 seminar will focus on investigating and bidding on City property, although we will also cover the differences between the City and Counties’ systems. No need to RSVP; just show up at Tower Grove Abbey. Questions? Contact Dale Sweet, or 314-772-2889.

Social Synergy Biz Crawl

Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Hop the party bus to tour area must see "co-work" spaces to expand or connect your business. We will have custom tours at each of the spaces. RSVP today to grab your spot! Limited to 20 passengers. *Tickets are FREE but you must register in advance for this session. Priority spots on the bus are given to Social Synergy members.* Join the caravan if you don't get a spot on the bus and still participate in the tours. Facebook Invite

Artist Talk: Laurel Panella and the exhibition "In Suspension"

Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Reese Gallery, 3410 Wisconsin

Painter, LAUREL PANELLA, will be speaking about the motivations behind the work, as well as, her active studio practice. Stark figures with outstretched arms, hover on pink backgrounds the color of dawn. Artist LAUREL PANELLA explores body language, specifically, the act of surrendering, through painting. Doors open at 6pm and the talks begin at 6:30. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association (CSBA) Meeting

Thursday, April 20 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 (BPWNA) Meeting

Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm, Five Start 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. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

A Rare Evening with Theresa Disney

Friday, April 21 from 4:00-8:00 pm, Panorama Folk Art and Antiques, 1925 Cherokee

Folk Artist Theresa Disney, a native of St. Louis, has gained national recognition in the field of Folk and Outsider Art with her soulful renditions of everything from beloved pets, fantastic florals, quirky characters, and so much more! Panorama Folk Art and Antiques, St. Louis’ source for Folk Art, Outsider Art, and Antiques with an edge, have been given this opportunity to offer up a selection of brand new works from this sought-after folk artist. Facebook Invite

BPW Spring Alley Clean Up

Saturday, April 22 - Your Alley!

Time for our semi-annual alley clean up. We'll pick up trash, leaves, and any other debris to make our alleys safe to drive and use. Get to know your neighbors or catch up with old friends while we improve our neighborhood. If you're organizing a group, let us know and BPWNA will provide bottled water and donuts for the volunteers. Contact for more information or visit our Events page.

Earth to Cherokee

Saturday, April 22 from 12:00-5:00 pm, STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee

Fun and urban environmentalism collide at the corner of Cherokee & Compton for a neighborhood festival to promote earth-friendly practices and community-building. Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly activities focused on helping keep our city clean, green and healthy! This event is FREE and all ages are welcome. Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee-Lemp History Walk, Sunday, April 23 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Antique Row - Cherokee

  • Wurstmarkt: German Sausage Dinner, Sunday, April 23from 12:00-3:00 pm, German Cultural Society Hall, 3652 S Jefferson

  • National Pretzel Day, Wednesday, April 26 from 7:00-4:00 pm, Gus' Pretzel Shop, 1820 Arsenal

  • Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Festival, Saturday, May 6 from 11:00am - 10:00 pm, Cherokee between Nebraska and Jefferson

  • IndiHop, Saturday, May 20 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Cherokee


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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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