Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 20-29, 2017
Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.
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
“The Other Girls,” featuring the work of Faring Purth in collaboration with Raven Fox
Friday, April 21 from 6:00-11:00 pm, 3401 S. Jefferson
“Prime” will be lit up with different colors and adorned with projected photos, as part of a pop-up exhibition. Read more on the St. Louis Public Radio article here.
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. *If it rains Saturday, consider rescheduling to the following weekend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Cherokee-Lemp History Walk
Sunday, April 23 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Antique Row - Cherokee
Join us for the 2017 Cherokee-Lemp History Walk! This is a neighborhood street fair, great for the whole family! Attractions include (but are not limited to):• Free trolley rides including tours by local historian Nini Harris• Live music• Book signings by local authors• Free tours at the Lemp & Chattilon-DeMenil Mansions• A strolling retro fashion show with antique outfits!• Beer Garden• & more!! Facebook Invite
Wurstmarkt: German Sausage Dinner
Sunday, April 23 from 12:00-3:00 pm, German Cultural Society Hall, 3652 S Jefferson
Admission is free! Live German music and dance performances. Food is for purchase; dine in or carry out. Facebook Invite
Dinner with Strangers
Sunday, April 23 from 5:00-8:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson
We are hosting our 3rd Dinner with Strangers for Start Up's, leaders, entrepreneurs, and any one interested in expanding their reach. This is casual dinner with Power Entrepreneurs and Leaders where you get to hear real life experiences and insight, inspiration and strategy for next level success. The only CATCH is that you won't know who is who until.... after dinner. Facebook Invite
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.
Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting
Monday, April 24 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee
CBBA happy hour starts at 6:00 pm meeting at 7:00 pm and we keep it concise. Come out and meet your neighbors, they are a lot cooler than you think! Find out what is going on in your neighborhood and how to participate in community activities that have a positive impact. If you would like to share something with the neighborhood, message us and we will get you on the agenda.
National Pretzel Day
Wednesday, April 26 from 7:00-4:00 pm, Gus' Pretzel Shop, 1820 Arsenal
Stop by to enjoy a free pretzel and Fitz's root beer. While supplies last. Facebook Invite
20th Ward Meeting
Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade
Join us next Wednesday for our Spring Ward Meeting. We will hear from our new Mayor's office, our police Captain and some exciting things in the works including upgrades to Gravois Park.
WES Vegan Potluck
Saturday, April 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson
Back by popular demand! The 2016 WES Vegan Potlucks were a smash hit. Community members broke bread, shared values, got to know one another, and heard from WES and other community leaders about their work. Since so many people wanted more potlucks, we are bringing back the event for 2017. Special guests TBA! This event is free, all ages, LGBTQIA+ and Disabilities welcoming, and DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE. All food must be vegan! Please bring a dish to share.Facebook Invite
Community Clothing Swap, Sunday, April 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Jefferson
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
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 email@example.com.