Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 17-27, 2017

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

So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative South Side: Clean Up Training

Thursday, August 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm, DSCC Office, 4204 Virginia

Dutchtown South Community Corporation's So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative South Side initiative is hosting a training session on how to deal with the waste that often results from an eviction. City agencies will be on hand to discuss what to do when you have overfilled dumpsters and excessive or illegally dumped bulk items in your alley after an eviction on your block. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association (CSBA) Meeting - CANCELED

Thursday, August 17 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

There will be no CSBA meeting this month. It is customary for the association to skip a summer meeting, and the board has chosen to cancel the August meeting. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st, 5:30pm at Nebula..

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, August 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Fiver 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

BPW Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, August 19 from 9:00-10:00 am, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2802 Wyoming

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. Events Page

VOYCE Young Professionals Board Trivia Night

Saturday, August 19 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Join the VOYCE Young Professionals Board for an evening of trivia, games, and more! Buy a table of 8 for $160 or purchase individual tickets for $25 each (because of logistics, individual ticket sales are limited and first come first served). Doors open at 6 PM and trivia begins at 7 PM. Games, raffles and a silent auction will be held between rounds. This year's theme is Superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite superhero to win the title of Best Costume! Or, team up with your group and compete for Best Table Decorations! For more information and to reserve your table today, contact Ashley Averbeck at aaverbeck@voycestl.org or (314) 919-2408. 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.

Laughter Club

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

This is a meet up practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Visit www.tdunn.org for more info or contact Sonial at sonia@tdunn.org

ED Chat Dinner: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Tuesday, August 22 from 6:30-8:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Join ExpandED Equity Collaborative and The Social Synergy Project for dinner and dialogue. We will examine the business case for diversity and inclusion as it relates to education, entrepreneurship and leadership across community sectors. Facebook Invite

Auto Buying Workshop

Tuesday, August 22 from 6:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Presented by Enterprise Car Sales, participants will learn the benefits of:*New vs. Used vehicles*Buying or leasing and which is the best*Find out what they can afford*Learn about other expenses, including insurance, maintenance and gas mileage. Please RSVP to www.prosperityconnection.org/excel-center/classes-and-events/class-registration/ as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

Clean Missouri Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Join us for a happy hour to meet the people leading a ballot initiative to make a change in Missouri politics and hear more about the proposed changes. Free beer from 4-Hands and a very short presentation at 6 pm. Facebook Invite

Artist's Trepanning

Thursday, August 24 from 5:00-10:00 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