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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 5-15, 2017

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

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, October 6 from 10 am- 4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Free coworking for the day! Start the month off with coffee, bagels and productivity.With modern furnishings, a variety of work areas, lots of natural light, artwork by Jason Spencer and Jacob Berkowitz, and a clear view of the arch the Attic is the perfect environment to get things done.The Big Room has private work stations, a conference table, pool table, and is the perfect spot for that afternoon meeting.We’ll have bagels from Gooseberries and Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. while they last.Open to the public! Facebook Invite

Aerial Show and Tell: First Fridays

Friday, October 6 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, 2200 Gravois

Aerial Show and Tell is a relaxed and informal one hour free show with a $5 open aerial afterwards for Bumbershoot students. Performers will interactively show excerpts from what they are working on and accept questions and comments from audience on their work. Facebook Invite

Jazz in the Park

Saturday, October 7 from 3:00-6:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Enjoy some Jazz in the Park with Blues City Swing! Food by Trueman's and Ernesto's. Beer and wine sales available. Visit or the 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.

St. Francis Cabrini Academy Open House

Sunday, October 8 from 12-2 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

Join us for our first Open House this school year. Come learn about St. Frances Cabrini Academy and enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Cabrini is a Catholic grade school serving kindergarten through 8th grade. The school serves eight parishes in South St. Louis City. Cabrini prepares students for the world with a spiritually- rich, academically-focused, and culturally-diverse education. Experience Cabrini: Many cultures. One family. Facebook Invite

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 for more info or contact Sonial at

Coffee & Conversations

Wednesday, October 11 from 9:00-10:30 am, Whisk: a Sustainable Bakery, 2201 Cherokee

Not sure exactly what safe, affordable housing is? How does Habitat Saint Louis strengthen our shared community? How does building in Marine Villa impact the neighborhood? Stop by and chat with Habitat Saint Louis' CEO, Kimberly McKinney, and 9th Ward Alderman, Dan Guenther, as they'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about what's going on in our shared community building. Facebook Invite

Human Resources Open House

Wednesday, October 11 from 4-6 pm, Human Resources by Nebula, 3400 S. Jefferson

Nebula's newest facility, Human Resources, is located just across the street from the main building at 3400 S Jefferson.Tailored towards the healing arts, each office suite is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of holistic health practitioners, health-related service providers, and their clients.Current members include an acupuncturist, paramedical tattoo artist, therapist, and more! Come out + celebrate the completion of this new venture at our open house!We'll have have complementary massage therapy, 4 Hands Brewing Company brews, snacks, and some tunes from Nebula member DJ Black Guy! Facebook Invite

GatewayVMS Quarterly Mentee Meeting: October 2017

Wednesday, October 11 from 6-7:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

The Quarterly Mentee Meeting is for mentee ventures at GATEWAYVMS. This meeting you will get the oportunity to meet Kristy Jackson and listen to her talk, "Seeking Synergy: Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Challenges in the STL StartUp Ecosystem". Kristy Jackson, ED. S. , a serial entrepreneur, is the co-founder of Social Synergy Project, which is a sustainable network of leaders and entrepreneurs that provides co-working space, education, business services and connection events to help startups develop and scale thriving businesses or organizations. She and her husband James Jackson, II, CEO of Jaj2 Music have been identified by the startup community as the first African American couple to own a coworking space in the St. Louis Area. Please RSVP on the Evite site.

Budgeting: Your Blueprint to Daily Finances

Thursday, October 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

This seminar emphasizes the importance of a budget to daily financial life and the benefits of managing money. Attendees will become more familiar with a written budget as a daily blueprint to personal finances with the steps to a successful budget. In this interactive seminar, attendees will learn:• S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Adjustable, Realistic, and Time-Oriented) financial goals• Types of goals• What is a budget• Small expenses that add up• The importance of family communication. Additionally, attendees complete an interactive simulation constructing a written budget.Please RSVP to as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

Annual Witch's Brew Crawl 2017

Friday, October 13 from 9 pm-1 am, Cherokee Street

The evening starts at The Fortune Teller Bar at 9:00pmBracelets for the event will be sold for $5.00 each. Bracelets allow attendees to participate in our Costume Contest, Silent Art Auction, and Drink Specials from our participating vendors. 20% of all bracelet sales and art auction sales goes to support charity. Door prizes will be awarded to the first 13 guests to purchase event bracelets. Our guest Fire Dancers will be performing throughout the evening and tips for their time, talent, and participation is greatly appreciated and smiled upon!The costume contest will take place at the Whiskey Ring and winners will be announced at 10:30 pm. Costume Contest Contestants are asked to sign up for their categories by no later than 10 pm. Costume Contest categories are: Best Costume Overall, Best Witch aka "The Supreme", Most Creative Costume, Most Wicked Costume, and lastly, The Wild Card (Mystery Category)! There will be fun prizes awarded to the winners supplied by our host Love Works Soap Co. & Studio.The Silent Art Auction will be held at the Propaganda Bar. Participants are welcome to silently bid on displayed items throughout the night of the event. Biding ends promptly at Midnight. Winners will be able to pay with cash or credit cards and take your prize home that night. Please remember to drink your brew and crawl responsibly! Have a plan and delegate your designated driver. Facebook Invite

Chills on Cherokee

Saturday, October 14 from 10 am-4 pm, Antique Row, 1900-2200 blocks of Cherokee

Hisses & Howls-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest, Spooky Haunted Scavenger Hunt, live music, book signing by author Stephen P. Walker, " Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Paranormal" and "Lemp: The Haunting History", haunted stroll of Old Cherokee Street, Scarecrow competition, tarot card reader, creepy movies, popcorn, face painting and more! Facebook Invite

Deutscher Mannerchor

Saturday, October 14 at 6-10 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Doors open at 6:00. Food available for purchase.Donation Admission: $10 per person. Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3400 S. Jefferson

  • BPWNA Meeting, Thursday, October 19 from 7-9 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Free The Spirit Festival, October 21-22 from 12:00-7:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

  • Howl-O-Ween, Saturday, October 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm, Benton Park West Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

  • Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 29 at 4 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, Arsenal


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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