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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 4-14, 2018

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

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, January 5 from 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Free coworking for the day! Start the month off with coffee, bagels, and productivity. We’ll have bagels from Gooseberries and coffee from Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. while they last. Open to the public! Facebook Invite

Free Zumbini Demo Class

Saturday, January 6 & 13 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

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

High School Equivalency Program (HiSET) Turns One!

Wednesday, January 10 from 12-1 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

Thomas Dunn Learning Center Celebrates first year success with Professor Ron Hovis! Referral from partners like you and the flexibility of our program have been key to our success this year! Come celebrate with us! Facebook Invite

Bad Jacket #6 Release

Thursday, January 11 from 6-9 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

Join us in celebration of the new year and the 6th issue of Bad Jacket! This open mic event will be a collaboration with the Laughter Club and will coincide with the art reception, "Powerful Posters!"Facebook Invite

Winter Homeless Outreach

Saturday, January 13 from 10 am-1 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

Let's Help The Homeless is partnering with CDDB Community Charity to help those in need get a little warmth and comfort. We will gather at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center at 10 am to sort and pack donation, then hit the streets to distribute them. Children of all ages are welcomed to help as well, so bring your families! Facebook Invite

Marvel Artist, Jerry DeCaire Live Drawing Performance

Saturday, January 13 from 12-1 pm, Apotheosis Comics, 3206 S. Grand

Jerry DeCaire, illustrator for Marvel’s Wolverine: Weapon X Unbound, Deadpool & the Secret Defenders, X-Men Epic Collection: Mutant Genesis, and Deadpool Beginnings, will conduct demonstrations for the public showing the effectiveness and reliability of a more scientific and mathematical approach to drawing. Students can see their core subjects applied in a unique and inspirational way. Facebook Invite

Peter and Paul Trivia Night

Saturday, January 13 from 7-10 pm, St. Justin Martyr Church, 11914 Eddie And Park

Trivia Night will feature 10 rounds of general knowledge trivia, dollar games, a raffle, and more! Cost is $25 per person / $200 per table of 8. VIP tables are also available as full tables only for $250. Beer, soda, and water are included and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages as well. Please call Erin Boyle at 314-338-8189 to reserve your table or for sponsorship information. Facebook Invite


  • 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

  • Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, January 27 from 7-11 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

  • Predatory Lending & Tax Prep, Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois


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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