Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 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, March 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.

Auto Buying: Eliminate the Hassle and Worry in Buying Your Car

Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Participants will learn the benefits of New vs. Used vehicles, buying or leasing and which is the best, and find out what they can afford. Learn about other expenses, including insurance, maintenance, and gas mileage. Register: http://prosperityconnection.org/excel-center/classes-and-events/class-registration/

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, March 15 from 7-8 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

BPW Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, March 17 at 9-10 am, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Help beautify our neighborhood and meet your neighbors! Each month we will be cleaning up a different area of our neighborhood. These clean up days will be the Saturdays following the BPW neighborhood meeting. For more details, please visit our Events page or the 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.

Community Clothing Swap

Sunday, March 18 from 1-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Perennial's Community Clothing Swap will be hosted at our shop! Each clothing swap is set-up like a department store (all shirts in one spot, all pants in another, etc.). You bring clothes you no longer want (but are still in fine shape) and take home new-to-you items from the swap. DOOR FEE:$10 (with clothes to swap), $15 (empty handed). More details on the Facebook Invite

Happyland Happy Hour at English Cave Community Garden

Sunday, March 18 from 4-7 pm, English Cave Community Garden, 1960 Provenchere

Come support the Benton Park Community at the English Cave Community Garden. This is just a time of fun and fellowship. We will have opportunities for you to fill out postcards we'll be sending to Lyda Krewson with pictures of the event. The more the merrier. BYOB. 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

Equinox: First Happy Hour of Spring (Fundraiser for Ald Cara Spencer)

Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30-8 pm, Treffpunkt, 3453 S. Jefferson

Join us for the first happy hour of spring and support Cara Spencer for Alderman of the 20th Ward. Facebook Invite

2017 CAPER Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30-7 pm, Innovative Concept Academy, 1927 Cass

The City of St. Louis is soliciting comments on its draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is an overall review of the housing and community development activities undertaken in 2017 by the City of St. Louis. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Fundraiser

Thursday, March 22 from 4-8 pm, Panera, 2018 S. 7th Street

Lot 49 Art Auction + Benefit

Friday, March 23 from 7-10 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

As our leading fundraiser and the most exciting party we throw each year, Lot 49 brings together over 50 artists to present visual art up for auction, conceptual cocktails, soundscapes and dance performances throughout the evening. VIP tickets are $50 and include complimentary valet parking, food and drinks provided by Mofu, Pint Size Bakery, Yaquis and Urban Chestnut, as well as the first chance to buy and bid on artwork. To purchase tickets or for more details, please visit http://theluminaryarts.com/events/lot-49-2018

BPW Dog Park Work Day

Saturday, March 24 from 10-12 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

With the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt coming up on the 31st, we could use a small amount of time doing cleanup and maintenance in the dog park. Donuts and juice provided! Any amount of time you can help with will be greatly appreciated.For more info, please visit our Events page or Facebook invite.

WES Vegan Potluck

Sunday, March 25 from 7-9:30 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

This event is free, all ages, LGBTQIA+ and Disabilities welcoming, and DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE. All food brought to the potluck must be vegan! Please bring a dish to share, and as always, be welcome to donate to sustain our efforts. Facebook Invite

SAVE-THE-DATES

  • Coffee & Connections, Friday, March 30 from 9-11 am, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

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

  • 2nd Annual Doggy Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31 from 12-3 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

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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