Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 1-11, 2018

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

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

Saturdays 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.

How to File to Run for Office

Sunday, March 4 from 4-5 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Do you want to know the basics of how to file to run for office? You are not alone. We will discuss how to file, where to file, how to start your committee, and what other things you might need to do all this. This will be a casual group discussion with lots of time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 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

Small Business Perspectives Part 1

Tuesday, March 6 from 6-7 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Business Owners experience unique challenges. Did you know that St. Louis has a Regional Chamber of Commerce? Most people don't know that these resources exist. This two-part workshop starts with a forum that gives business owners and representatives of those businesses that are so vital to the vibrancy and growth of the neighborhood an opportunity to come together and share challenges, goals, aspirations with the chamber. For more info and to register for this FREE event, please visit eventbrite.com.

STL Young Professionals Happy Hour

Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 pm, Rooster, 3150 S. Grand

Network with community leaders, officeholders, and business leaders from across the state and learn about the House Victory Committee’s efforts to flip legislative seats blue in 2018. Facebook Invite

Third District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, March 8 from 7-9 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Guest Speaker: Chief John Hayden, Police Commissioner. During the meeting, you’ll be able to ask questions of the guest speaker, Captain Shawn Dace, and other officers. They will also share updates and other information about crime and safety in the district. Facebook Invite