Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 22-March 4, 2018


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

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

Job Fair

Saturday, February 24 from 11 am-1 pm, Carnahan High School, 4041 S. Broadway

Join State Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. and SLPS! There will be opportunities to meet with employers, financial counseling, and other resources available to the community. Other employers include but not limited to MODOT, STL Metro Police Dept, Dept of Health, SLATE, and the City of St. Louis. For more info, please contact bruce.franksjr@house.mo.gov or call 573-751-2383.

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/

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, February 26 from 7-8 pm, Sister Cities Cajun and BBQ, 3550 S. Broadway

Please join us for our February MVNA general assembly meeting. Sister Cities has offered us their space to use this month and we couldn't be more excited. Come join the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community. Membership dues for 2018 are due at this meeting to avoid a lapse in membership. As always new members are welcome. See y'all Monday. 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

Tower Grove East Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8 pm, Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee

Mark your calendars to join us us for the February Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association meeting! Please check FB for an agenda posted closer to the meeting date. You are invited to stay after the meeting for social hour. Please note: childcare is provided on site. Facebook Invite

20th Ward Neighborhood Meeting - Community Updates

Wednesday, February 28 at 6 pm, Treffpunkt (St. Matthews Church), 3453 S. Jefferson

Join us in welcoming our City’s new leadership in Public Safety including our City's new Public Safety Director, Chief of Police and our 3rd District Captain. This is an opportunity to share our concerns and discuss initiatives planned to improve safety in our community. We'll have a short presentation of our city's Shotspotter software and learn how it detects gunfire in our community. There will also be an opportunity to organize block units and planning for spring and summer events like our Open Streets Festival with Jacque Lumsden. Contact Alderwoman Cara Spencer for details (314) 622-3287.

Annie, Maya & Mary

Wednesday, February 28 from 6-8 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

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

SLACO and I-HEAL STL Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, SLACO, 5888 Plymouth

Please join us to discuss how health in your community is impacted by access to public transit. Light refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle for several items, including Blue's Tickets! I-HEAL STL is a research study conducted by Washington University investigators focused on how a potential new MetroLink line would affect your community. Your feedback will help inform the decisions of our regional leaders. RSVP to:vacancy@slaco-mo.org or call Kevin McKinney at 314-361-9406 Facebook Invite

Tenth Life's Cats N' Mats Yoga

Thursday, March 1 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

Family Movie Night, "Coco"

Friday, March 2 at 6 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

This FREE event will show the movie "Coco." Light refreshments provided. Children must be accompanied with an adult. Facebook Invite

Girls with Fruit (Exhibit Opening)

Friday, March 2 from 7-10 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

“Girls with Fruit” is an exhibition of new portraiture by St. Louis photographer Tiffany J. Sutton. Sutton’s lush sets, intimate tone, and chiaroscuro lighting nod to traditional ways that women have been portrayed throughout art history. But Sutton has masterfully changed the context. She gives her subjects meaningful control over their own depiction, and in the end her portraits show mature agents with varied interests and priorities. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, March 3 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

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

  • A Toast to the Southside: DSCC 45th Anniversary Celebration, Friday, March 9 from 5:30-8:30 pm, Marquette Park Field House

  • Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 31 from 10-12 pm, Gravois Park

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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