Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 22-April 1, 2018

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

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.

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.

Marine Villa Seed Exchange, Garden Clean Up & BBQ

Sunday, March 25 from 10 am-2 pm, 3678 S. Broadway

The Marine Villa beautification committee is kicking off the season w/ a seed exchange, garden clean up, and bbq at the firehouse!! Facebook Invite

High School Choir Tour: Whitesburg Baptist Church

Sunday, March 25 at 4 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Join the 65 high school students from the Resolved Choir as they encourage you with their passionate praise for God! Refreshments to follow.

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

Working with Bhutanese Refugees - MH First Aid

Tuesday, March 27 from 8 am-5 pm, St. Pius V Catholic Church, 3310 S. Grand

Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage, or CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes first aid is YOU. Join Bilingual International as we host the Office of Refugee Resettlement on March 27 for a FREE day of Mental Health First Aid for those working with Bhutanese refugees. Registration required. We hope to see you there! In coordination with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Behavioral Health Response, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 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