Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 8-18, 2018


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

Truth Initiative

Saturday, February 10 at 11 am, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Seeking HS students and college freshman for the Truth Initiative Student Leader Project. Sign Up using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/m7vQQAXqblsxC2vD3Youth and young adults have the power to reject tobacco. truth® is our national tobacco prevention counter-marketing campaign that speaks to youth and young adults on their terms, through the channels they understand and trust. truth delivers the facts about the health effects and social consequences of tobacco and the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry so that youth and young adults can make informed decisions and influence others to do the same. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, February 10 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

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday, February 10 from 1-4 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

In this workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of modern calligraphy from an experienced instructor. Emma Vonder Haar will walk you through the strokes you'll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You'll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink. Reserve your seat now: https://southcityart.com/register-for-modern-calligraphy-workshop-2

Facebook Invite

Galentine's Day Pop Up Shop on Cherokee

Saturday, February 10 from 5 - 10 pm, Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop, 2201 Cherokee

Valentine's Day is great and all, but who doesn't love a good ole themed gals night out?Get your favorite gal pals together, grab some food at your favorite local spot on Cherokee Street and come check out the creative work from some of STL's most innovative artists, bodyworkers and entrepreneurs. Partnering businesses including Whisk, Bespoke, Earthbound Beer, The Juice, Mesa Home, The St. Louis Hop Shop and Spoked. 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.

Development Happy Hour

Monday, February 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm, Spare No Rib, 3701 S. Jefferson

Are you big shot developer, a wanna-be homeowner, somewhere in between looking to rehab in Gravois Park, Marine Villa, Dutchtown or somewhere nearby? Come schmooze with electricians, contractors, bankers, and hear about projects going on. Meet folks living and investing in our neighborhoods. Will highlight some key developments in the area and have lenders, construction and other key resources on hand. Message me privately if you want to present. This isn’t just for investors, nosey neighbors are welcome! 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

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8 pm, 3353 California

Our special guest this month will be newly appointed St. Louis police chief John Hayden. Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward but mostly, meet your neighbors. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in 3353 California (enter at rear of building) located in the former Jefferson Bank Building. Bring a neighbor or two! Facebook Invite

Couples Budgeting: Plan for the Finances in Your Relationship

Tuesday, February 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Come and learn strategies for couples which include: setting S.M.A.R.T. financial goals, the importance of budgeting, dangers of impulse spending, the importance of communication, the art of compromise, and planning for major milestones. Register: http://prosperityconnection.org/excel-center/classes-and-events/class-registration/ as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, February 15 from 5:30-6:30 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. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

A Jake Night Out to Benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Friday, February 16 from 8 pm-1 am, San Lou, 3211 Cherokee

Join Jason Nelson with 120 Minutes and Frankie Valet to benefit Stray Rescue of St .Louis! “Jake” was more than a popular slang word from the Roaring Twenties indicating that a person or thing was cool. Jake was an awesome popular pup! We are honoring Jake and his trusty human left behind by helping Stray Rescue. $5 suggested donation. We’ll have raffles, you get to hear some great music, order some pizza from Red Guitar and help a Jake cause. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, February 17 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

Acoustic Evenings at Epiphany

Saturday, February 17 from 5-7 pm, Epiphany United Church of Christ, 2911 McNair

Blues and fingerstyle guitarist Brian Curran is a veteran St. Louis musician whose repertoire ranges from Mississippi John Hurt to Chet Atkins and John Prine. A member of the old-timey/traditional music band the Dust Covers, he can be heard around town in solo shows and various collaborations from country to jazz. Family-friendly concert. Roots music, acoustic instruments, children's dance floor in the foyer. Admission is free, with a free-will collection taken. ($20 suggested donation) Pizza and raffle tickets will be for sale. Bring your friends! 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.

SAVE-THE-DATES

  • Toolbox for Growth: Tools to Executive Business Strategy, Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

  • Landlord Training: Lessons Learned from an Experience Landlord, Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Missouri Botanical Gardens

  • How to Read Your Credit Score, Thursday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

  • Community Agriculture Conference, Sunday, February 25 from 12-5:30 pm, St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland

  • 20th Ward Neighborhood Meeting - Community Updates, Wednesday, February 28 at 6 pm, Treffpunkt (St. Matthews Church), 3453 S. Jefferson

SPONSORS

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 scottwmcintosh@yahoo.com.

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