Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 25-February 4, 2018

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

Challah Board Working: Jewish Arts & Soul Program

Thursday, January 25 from 6:30-9 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Make your own hardwood challah board sourced from local, fallen trees at Perennial’s upcycling studio. Learn how to saw, plane, and shape your board using a variety of power and hand tools. Add designs with food-safe finishes and learn the proper care of wood boards to make yours last for many Shabbat meals to come! Online registration required: https://north-a-60ols.csi-cloudapp.net/JCCSTL/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FJCCSTL%2F Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, January 27 from 10-11:30 am, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

In this weekly arts program young people ages 7-13 will learn various art techniques from across the world. Teaching artists from Yeyo Arts Collective will guide students through multiple medias including but not limited to collage, painting and sculpture! Sign up by emailing mcc@messiahstl.org Facebook Invite

Arch Rival Roller Derby's 10th Annual Trivia Night

Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

Cost: Tables of 10, $200 a table. Individual tickets are only sold the night of the event for $20. Beer, wine, soda included. Feel free to bring your own food! No outside alcohol allowed. Facebook Invite

Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball

Saturday, January 27 from 7-11 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

The annual Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball is a masquerade/black tie event. It will feature creole cuisine and libations by Molly's In Soulard; entertainment by “head-liner” Lola Van Ella, emcee Jade Sinclair, and costume judge Michelle McCausland; and music by the Ultraviolets. General admission is $85. Limited tickets are now available at www.soulard.org 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. Frances Cabrini Academy Open House

Sunday, January 28 from 1-3 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

St. Frances Cabrini Academy invites you and your family to our Open House. We want you to consider Cabrini as your grade school. There will be attendance and referral prizes. Facebook Invite

Annie, Maya & Mary

Sunday, January 28 at 6 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

A workshop exploration of the lives and accomplishments of three Saint Louis women: Annie Malone, Maya Angelou, and Mary Meachum. Facebook Invite

Free Zumbini Demo Class

Saturday, January 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

HIV Criminalization Training

Tuesday, January 30 from 2-4:30 pm, PROMO, 2200 Gravois

Empower Missouri and the MO HIV Justice Coalition are offering a FREE, 2-hour St. Louis regional training regarding some general education on HIV 101, Missouri state laws on HIV and disclosure, and how these laws affect and often criminalize people living with HIV. This training is open to the public and community members, but registration is required. 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 www.tdunn.org for more info or contact Sonial at sonia@tdunn.org