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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 28, 2017-January 7, 2018

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

Neighborhood Happy Hour with Alderwoman Cara Spencer

Thursday, December 28 from 5-7 pm Yaquis Pizza, 2728 Cherokee

Come celebrate a great year and get to know some new neighbors with a Neighborhood Happy Hour this Thursday, Dec 28 at Yaquis on Cherokee, 5-7pm with live music to follow.

Tribal Paint and Sip with N'Dea

Thursday, December 28 at 6 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Local emerging artist is here teach and educate on Tribal and ancient symbols, astrology, zodiacs and numerology...Learn and educate yourself, take home some handout sheets..sit, paint, relax with snacks and drinks Whether you decide to paint on a friend, partner, SO or blank canvas the lesson and fun is yours to take and spread the word. For more information contact the artist at 3145002779 , message N'Dea Zari Sade CW or DM on instagram @oritala2spirit 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.

Family Friendly New Year's Eve at Winterfest

Sunday, December 31 from 5-9 pm, Kiener Plaza, 601 Market

Enjoy Family Friendly New Year’s Eve sponsored by Glenn Betz Jewelers at Winterfest at the Arch! The rink will open at 2 pm for ice skating and you can bring your family for a day and evening of fun to ring in the New Year until 9:00 p.m. Festivities will include children’s characters, performers, giveaways an early New Year’s Eve countdown, fireworks at 9 pm, and more. Elsa and Olaf will skate and make photo opportunities! Facebook Invite

New Year's Eve Fest - Silversterfeier

Sunday, December 31 at 6 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Come join us as we ring in the New Year with live music by The St. Louis Express! Dinner from 6-8:30 pm, Music starts at 8 pm, Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: Under 10 yrs FREE; 11-21 years $10, over 21 yrs $50. Tickets include dinner and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks all evening. Contact M Wendl at 314-842-2652 or C. Hoffman at Facebook Invite

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

Tenth Live Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, January 3 from 6-7 pm, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, 3202 Cherokee

This is a completely open-level yoga class. You only need a mat and a love of cats to participate! And we have a couple of mats if you don't have one. Curious kitties will be meandering about whilst we get our stretch on. This class is meant to be fun and nourishing to our bodies and souls while helping Tenth Life give cats the lives they deserve! Tickets are available for just $15 each!* Facebook Invite

Free Zumbini Demo Class

Saturday, January 6 from 9:30-10:15 am, Shock Studio City, 2200 Gravois

Join us for a FREE Zumbini Demo Class! Designed for children ages 0-4, and their caregivers, Zumbini combines music and movement to create the ultimate bonding experience! Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one’s social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills.Please RSVP as spots are limited! Facebook Invite

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, January 6 at 10:30 am, Teatopia, 2606 Cherokee

Teaple, it's about that time again. We have another Story Time coming up this Weekend. Bring the kids and let's all enjoy some great stories, hot tea, and each other's presence. Facebook Invite


  • Peter and Paul Trivia Night, Saturday, January 13 from 7-10 pm, St. Justin Martyr Church, 11914 Eddie And Park

  • North-South Light Rail Study Open House, Tuesday, January 16 from 4-7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, January 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, January 18 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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