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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 11-20, 2017

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

Give STL Day

Thursday, May 11 for 24 hours

On Thursday, May 11th, the St. Louis region will be back in business for another Give STL Day — stronger than before! Join for a 24-hour giving event with local impact. Consider donating to one of these BPW nonprofits.

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Thursday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Join us in honor of the life & courageous work of the late, Bertha Cáceres, for a beautiful evening of spoken word performances, live music, love & resistance, and a special dinner, to welcome two very esteemed guests, Melissa Cardoza, Afro-Indigenous Freedom Fighter, Poet and Author, of 13 Colors of Resistance, and Karla Lara, Singer/Songwriter of the Struggle. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Building Painting Party

Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 am, 3353 California

GPNA is hosting a building painting event. We're gonna scrap and paint the exterior of the building, repaint posts, curbs, and light poles. We'll also do various other projects to to make our building and parking lot sparkle. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and scrapers, but painting tools will be provided. Questions? Contact GPNA President Daniel Petty at or 314-393-7537.

78th District Job and Resource Fair

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Roosevelt High School, 3430 Hartford

This Job fair is an opportunity to find gainful employment, higher education, and/or financial guidance. We really wanted to concentrate on our SLPS parents and the adults of St. Louis city and county, when we are making livable wages, life is much more comfortable for everyone. 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.

GLAMM Leadership Circle Meeting

Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

The Leadership Circle is a network open to leaders of female focused organizations and/or women in leadership. The Circle provides opportunities to share resources, events, needs, connections and the collective ability to leverage these opportunities. Spoken word artist and author Danie James ENT will be a guest artist at the @Glamm Leadership Circle event speaking words of empowerment and celebration of women who make moves. The event is free, but registration is requested. Click here to register or visit the Facebook Invite

Artist's Trepanning

Thursday, May 18 from 5:00-11:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Open your skull and let the ink spill the third Thursday of every month at South City Art Supply. Bring your work, bring some beer, and enjoy the company of other artists while you relieve your head of evil spirits. All artists welcome. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, May 18 from 5:30-6:30 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, May 18 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. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

Curby Church's Family Movie Night

Friday, May 19 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.

Benton Park West Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, May 20, from 9:00-10:00 am, Community Garden, Jefferson at Arsenal

Help beautify our neighborhood and meet your neighbors! Each month we will be cleaning up a different area of our neighborhood. These clean up days will be the Saturday's following the BPW neighborhood meeting. Trash bags will be provided from Operation Bright Side. Feel free to bring gloves or anything else as needed. Everyone is welcome for any amount of time. Hope to see you Saturday morning! For more information, please visit our Events page.

Nebula Garage Sale

Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Huge sale! Desks, chairs, misc furniture, artwork, electronics, choir gowns and lots more.We'll post photos and a partial list of items closer to the sale date. Free parking in the lot next to Byrd & Barrel. Enter through the garage door off the alley behind Nebula. Facebook Invite


Saturday, May 20 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Various locations along Cherokee

IndiHop is celebrating its 6th year in The Grove and on Cherokee Street. With a purchased ticket, participants receive a tasting glass and the opportunity to sample 50 different locally brewed and crafted beers. Sample beer inside twenty five businesses in each neighborhood. Shuttles transport folks between neighborhoods and local musicians entertain at each stop. IndiHop is St. Louis’ only community building beer festival in two neighborhoods! Buy your tickets here:

Monthly Local Saxophonist Showcase: #5 Featuring Hugh Jones

Saturday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 pm, Saxquest, 2114 Cherokee

Local Saxophonist and Educator Hugh Jones has been one of the most in demand saxophonists in the St. Louis area for over 20 years now. Hugh has performed multiple times on saxophone with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, sometimes as a soloist. This is a free event and for a list of upcoming artists, please visit the Facebook Invite

Under One Roof: A Gala Benefit for Peter & Paul Community Services

Saturday, May 20 from 6:00-11:00 pm, Peter & Paul Community Services, 2612 Wyoming

Join us for a special evening of delectable food and engaging entertainment at our annual gala dinner, Under One Roof. Featuring a three-course dinner by Westwood Catering, the evening includes Silent and Live auctions, and performance by Soul & Motown singers Vince Martin & Dawn Turlington. For a schedule, ticket info, etc, please visit the Facebook Invite

*Thursday May 18 is the last day to purchase Cardinals tickets!


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

  • Books, Boobs, & Booze, Friday, May 26 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am, STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee

  • KaBOOM! Prep Day 1, Tuesday, May 30, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

  • KaBOOM! Prep Day 2, Wednesday, May 31, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

  • KaBOOM! Build Day, Thursday, June 1 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac


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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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