Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 15-25, 2018


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

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.

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

Toolbox for Growth: Tools to Executive Business Strategy

Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership in collaboration with Social Synergy invite startup and seasoned business owners to come with a goal- pick a tool from the Toolbox for Growth session and leave with new resources to execute your strategic plan. Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the session starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Register Facebook Invite

Landlord Training: Lessons Learned from an Experience Landlord

Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Missouri Botanical Gardens

We will cover essential best practices. Break-out groups will discuss real-life property management scenarios and share a plan of action. Jaymes Dearing, our presenter, will reflect on the options shared by the break-out groups, lessons learned during his career, and Fair Housing Laws - if applicable. Our presenter has significant real estate and property management experience, was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Realtors, and serves as commissioner to the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency. Eventbrite

How to Read Your Credit Score

Thursday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Learn how to obtain your credit report. Find out what is on your credit report and how to dispute inaccurate information. Register: http://prosperityconnection.org/excel-center/classes-and-events/class-registration/ as seating is limited.

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, February 24 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

Galentine's Day Pop Up Shop on Cherokee

*NEW DATE* Saturday, February 24 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.

Gateway Greening's Community Agriculture Conference

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

Gateway Greening welcomes you to the St. Louis Community Agriculture Conference! Our intention behind the creation of this convergence of local and national urban agriculture leaders is to celebrate the innovative projects, and individuals that make the St. Louis region a leader in community agriculture.Participants will have the opportunity to hear from food innovators making an impact nationally, and from local experts creating change in St. Louis. http://www.gatewaygreening.org/community-agriculture-conference/

SAVE-THE-DATES

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

  • SLACO and I-HEAL STL Community Meeting, Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, SLACO, 5888 Plymouth

  • Family Movie Night, "Coco," Friday, March 2 at 6 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

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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