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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 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

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.

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:

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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