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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 7-17, 2017

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

Collage Party: Friends

Thursday, December 7 from 6-9 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

The Moon Zine needs help collaging our FRIENDS issue at South City Art Supply! There will be magazines, glue sticks, crayons, and Stag Beer, but please BYO Scissors. You're free to create any sort of collages you want, but please no hate. Keep it nice. Facebook Invite

Black Funders of St. Louis First Annual Holiday Social

Friday, December 8 from 5:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

The Black Funders of St. Louis, (BFSTL), First Annual Holiday Social and Fundraiser will be an evening to celebrate the holidays while collecting toys to benefit the families of the Sickle Cell Association. This event will boast an open bar, hor d'oeuvres, as well as a fun environment to socialize and network. *Ticket purchase is not tax deductible. Facebook Invite

Open Sky St. Louis Hiring Fair

Saturday, December 9 from 9 am -12 pm, EAGLE Prep, 2900 S. Grand

Join us for the opportunity to find out about open positions at EAGLE Prep and Compass Educational Programs in St. Louis. Administrators will be available to meet with prospective employees about immediate openings and anticipated openings. What we're looking for:- Great teachers and assistants in every classroom- Great leaders in every school- Mentors for our before & after care programs- Caring and detail-oriented support staff on campuses. Candidates are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume. Facebook Invite

Yule Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, December 9 from 9 am-2 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast filled with homemade syrups, compotes, toppings and more for only $5. Enjoy shopping local vendors and have your picture taken with Father Yule! All proceeds go to help families in need in our community! Facebook Invite

55th Annual Weihnachtsfeier

Saturday, December 9 from 9 am-12 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

German Christmas Celebration! Enjoy a program of German songs and poems. Facebook Invite

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

The 17th Annual Magdala Foundation Adopt a Person program hosted by the Hosea Team is having a Christmas Party! Please join 17 adult mentally handicap individuals as a volunteer at the party.Please join in and help with picking up food for lunch; grab some ice for the drinks; serve food; take pictures of each person with Santa; help clean up. If you are interested in sponsoring a person with gifts contact Julann 314-479-7988 and ask for an individual Wish List. Facebook Invite

BPW Dog Park Christmas Party

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

Come see Santa and play in the park! Pictures with Santa available. Free open event for all dogs. There will be fire pits and snacks for dogs and people and LOTS of fun! Donations accepted for local rescue! Please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite for more details.

Haunted Cherokee Street - Winter Walk

Saturday, December 9 from 7-8:30 pm, St. Louis Paranormal Research Society, 1820 Cherokee

On this 90 minute tour we'll discuss some of the strange and creepy holiday traditions celebrated by the areas early settlers. You'll be escorted through the haunted Lemp Bottleworks building where the level of paranormal activity only seems to increase! We'll make a stop inside Elder's Antique Store- St. Louis's oldest continuously running- and say hello to it's resident spirit, Mrs. Daws. Finally, feel free to warm up with a cup of hot cider and find that perfect last minute Krampus present for the person "who has everything" in our newly expanded retail shop! Tour will run snow or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather! 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 6-7 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

Call It Like a Cop (with Cocktails)

Tuesday, December 12 from 6:30-9:30 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

So you're always told "Call it in!" but don't always feel comfortable or even know what to say! Well, we want to help you call it in like a pro. We bring you "Call It Like a Cop (with cocktails)." Neighborhood Liaison Officer Carl Whittaker will lead an informative and fun workshop to teach you the best way to call in suspicious or illegal activities in the neighborhood. Get more familiar with calling 911 or the non-emergency line, and know that it matters.You are invited and encouraged to bring your own adult refreshments and snacks. Please register with Eventbrite to be sure we have accurate numbers. Facebook Invite

Black Tax Collective's Political Education

Tuesday, December 12 from 7-8:30 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

We are in the condition we are in not because of a lack of fun, a lack of vactions,a lack of jobs or a lack of ego but its because of a lack of knowledge( Afrikan centered knowledge). Black Tax Collective's policital education classes will bring knowledge to its attendees on a wide range of topics such as critical thinking, history & ourstory from an Afrikan centered view, war, and entertainment to name a few. Donations will be accepted that will go directly towards Black Tax Collective's and Yeyo Arts Collective's community efforts. Facebook Invite

Police Chief Candidate Town Hall

Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 pm, SLU Law School, 100 N Tucker, Room 1208

The City of St. Louis is hosting a moderated town hall with the (up to) six certified finalists on December 14th at 6 pm. This will be an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves about their backgrounds, philosophies of policing, and what they hope to accomplish as Police Commissioner for the City of St. Louis. Questions must be submitted by 12 noon Dec 14 via

Central Patrol Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

This is a very informative Community Outreach program conducted by our Central Patrol highlighting various police units, awarding of Grand Jury Good Citizenship awards etc.You may meet with your neighborhood officials, report nuisance properties, ask questions etc. The Third District includes the neighborhoods of Benton Park, Benton Park West, Compton Heights, Fox Park, Gravois Park, Kosciusko, Lafayette Square, Lasalle, Marine Villa, McKinley Heights, Peabody/Darst/Webbe, Soulard, The Gate District, Tower Grove East and portions of Dutchtown. Bring your friends and neighbors!

Holiday Caroling

Sunday, December 17 at 2 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

A caroling we go! Bring your friends and family–an instrument if you have one–and meet us at the bandstand. Dress warmly, this event will go on no matter the weather. Everyone is welcome! This event is free, though donations to the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association will be graciously accepted. Facebook Invite

Crafts & craft Beers

Sunday, December 17 from 3-5 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Join Dutchtown South Community Corporation and Perennial for a holiday benefit and craft night featuring beer, appetizers, and three upcycled projects attendees can make for the holiday season!We’ll be crafting wine cork trivets, memo books and t-shirt yarn scarves, which will make excellent gifts for your loved ones. Your ticket gets you materials + instruction for all three projects, local beer (+ other non-alcoholic drinks), yummy snacks, and a great evening filled with holiday cheer. Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, January 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, January 28 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 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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