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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, November 16-26, 2017

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and covers events, updates and information regarding Cherokee Street, Cherokee Station Special Business District and Cherokee Street Development League. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tribal Paint & Sip with N'Dea

Thursday, November 16 from 6-9 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Come join myself, bring a friend, SO, partner, friend, sista, whomever you'd like to BodyArt and paint on. You guys choose who's the artist and who is the canvas! I will give a brief lesson on African and Indengious peoples symbols and languages and you all get to choose wisely what you will add on the other. Photoshoot with Instant photos on request for an extra $10 fee per 4 photos. Only $10 to get in and ensure each person participating supplies and materials to use. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting and Potluck

Thursday, November 16 from 7-9 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

The November neighborhood meeting will be our annual potluck! We'll supply chicken, beverages, plates and utensils. You bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. Remember - we won't hold a December neighborhood meeting. We will hold a brief meeting during the dinner and author, Jim Merkel will share about his book, The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. We hope each of you meet neighbors and enjoy good conversation. Let's work to build relationships and a stronger community! All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. For more details, please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite.

Cabrini Academy Trivia Night

Saturday, November 18 from 7-11 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

This super fun trivia night will be held in the Cabrini Gym and hosted by the St. Frances Cabrini's Sponsors Club. Funds raised during Trivia Night allow Cabrini to keep their sport fees lower than any other CYC school. The Sponsor Club serves all Cabrini students as well as students from the Soulard School and surrounding public schools.Admission includes an open bar with a healthy assortment of beer and wine plus snacks and soda. Many tables bring their own snacks or beverages.Happy hour will be from 6-7 PM 10 rounds of trivia started at 7PM. $20/ person and up to 10 per table.There are Fun Raffles and Prizes!!! Ties will be decided by free- throws. 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.

Five Star Senior Center's Southern Fried Chicken Dinner

Sunday, November 19 from 11 am -5 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Carry out or dine in, the meals include 1/2 chicken, 2 sides, dessert and a drink. Adults: $10 and Children up to age 12: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Center. For more information, please call 314-664-1008.

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

Cherokee Street Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 21 from 6 pm -12 am, Treffpunkt, 3453 S. Jefferson

Bring your favorite side dish, main course, dessert, or drink to share with friends and neighbors. Help make sure everyone in the Cherokee community is invited - please reach out to your neighbors especially those who may not be on social media. Facebook Invite


  • Holiday Open House for RedDough Money and Excel Center, Wednesday, November 29 from 4-7 pm, 2828 Gravois

  • International Institute Holiday Bazaar, December 1-3, International Institute St. Louis, 3401 Arsenal

  • Ariel Show and Tell: First Friday, Friday, December 1 at 7 pm, Bumbershoot Ariel Arts, 2200 Gravois

  • Opening Reception: Where We've Settled by Theresa Hitchcock, Friday, December 1 from 7-10 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

  • Print Bazaar on Cherokee, Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-6 pm, Cherokee

  • Community Clothing Swap, Sunday, December 3 from 1-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Jefferson

  • Black Funders of St. Louis First Annual Holiday Social, Friday, December 8 from 5:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

  • Open Sky St. Louis Hiring Fair, Saturday, December 9 from 9 am -12 pm, EAGLE Prep, 2900 S. Grand

  • Yule Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, December 9 from 9 am-2 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • 55th Annual Weihnachtsfeier, Saturday, December 9 from 9 am-12 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

  • Adopt-a-Person Party 2017, Saturday, December 9 from 11 am- 2 pm, Benton Park Group Home, 2115 Arsenal

  • BPW Dog Park Christmas Party, Saturday, December 9 from 1-3 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

Nader and Sons

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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