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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 19-29, 2018

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, April 19 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.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, April 19 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

Coffee & Connections

Friday, April 20 from 9-11 am, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Profits by business coach Matt Barbey of Billionaire Thoughts.If you are a new entrepreneur that wants to get plugged into a support network, we want to meet you! Looking for new ideas to reach a new market, we want to meet you too! Join in on the meet up for coffee and continental breakfast at Social Synergy Coffee and Connections. Facebook Invite

Monthly Cycle Donut Ride

Saturday, April 21 from 9-11 am, Sump Coffee, 3700 S. Jefferson

We're bringing back The Donut Ride! Join us for 5 great stops of coffee and donuts over 15 miles of our great city. This event is free and open to all women and gender non-binary riders. We will ride at an easy, conversational pace so you can talk about your favorite donuts more readily. Facebook Invite

Garden Clean Up!

Saturday, April 21 from 9 am-12 pm, Pride of Potomac Garden, 3502 Pennsylvania

Come to the garden and help with weeding, and planning for the new season. Facebook Invite

Spring Alley Clean Up and Our Neighborhood Garden Work Day

Saturday, April 21 from 10 am-3 pm, 2800 Wyoming and Neighborhood-Wide

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 and Benton Park West is doing its part. Saturday, April 21 residents are encourage to participate in cleaning up their alleys and litter along sidewalks and common ways. We will have a dumpster for bulk items at Our Neighborhood Garden, 2800 Wyoming (at California). Invite your neighbors and make it a block effort! You might consider hosting a group in your area and hit multiple alleys. Get to know your neighbors or catch up with old friends while we improve our neighborhood. Please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite for more details.

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 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.

KAMPfire Story Time: Earth Day!

Sunday, April 22 from 10-11 am, KAMP, 3405 S. Jefferson

KAMPfire Stories is a bi-weekly storytelling event for KAMP kiddos. This one hour event will be held inside the classroom at the store, and is reserved for children and their parents. Age appropriate stories and activities will be offered.No fee to attend. Space is limited. Facebook Invite

Wurstmarkt Sausage Dinner

Sunday, April 22 from 12-5 pm, German Cultural Society Of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson Join us for authentic German food, dance performances, and live music!! Free Admission and Food is for purchase! Facebook Invite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday April 23 at 7-8 pm, Sister Cities Cajun and BBQ, 3550 S. Broadway

Please join us for our March MVNA general assembly meeting at Sister Cities. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community. We will have a couple special guests discussing special things happening in Marine Villa. We look forward to see you! 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 for more info or contact Sonial at

ConnectUP: Money & Business

Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30-8 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Networking is key to making business connections. Join area entrepreneurs, leaders and connectors at this event to sharpen your skills or expand your current network. Money experts will be on hand with information and resources on financial literacy, capital and lending. Facebook Invite

Beer and South St. Louis: A Talk, Tour, and Taste Event

Thursday, April 26 at 6 pm, 3405 S. Jefferson

Credit Basics and the Home Buying Process

Thursday, April 26 at 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Attend a FREE Home Buying and Credit Workshop to learn: 1. How to achieve affordable and successful homeownership! 2. What documentation you need to be approved for a loan 3. The basics of credit that will get you ready for home ownership

Golden Gems Grand Opening Party

Friday, April 27 from 6-11 pm, Golden Gems, 3156 Cherokee

We are opening a store! Come celebrate our grand opening on Friday April 27th! There will be drinks, food, and a lot of new cool stuff! Facebook Invite

Last Saturday's With MOWIT

Saturday, April 28 at 8 am-4 pm, 2929 S. Jefferson

We had such a blast the first time, we are doing it again. Here is your chance to volunteer with a great organization, and learn some new skills from our amazing group of tradeswomen! Or show off some of your own skills! We look forward to seeing everyone there! Please RSVP to 636-926-6948. We appreciate all the help we can get! Come with your tools and PPE! Facebook Invite

Transcending the Spectrum 5

Saturday, April 28 at 6-10 pm, Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio

Metro Trans Umbrella Group is thrilled to celebrate our 5th annual art exhibition & fundraiser “Transcending the Spectrum” at Koken Art Factory! Please join us for an AMAZING evening of ART, drag, spoken word and live music to celebrate the St Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Your co-hosts for this evening's performances will be local drag personalities, Dickie Rebellion & Scarlett Syanide! Facebook Invite

So Fresh So Cleanup! Marine Villa

Sunday, April 29 at 11 am-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

We are excited to team up with the Dutchtown South Community Corporation on a series of cleanups around town this summer.Join us at Perennial on S Broadway and help us Erase the Trace in Dutchtown!! We will be focusing on the Chippewa corridor East of Broadway to Marine and the alley South. Gloves, bags and lunch will be provided. Facebook Invite

The Moon Goddess Guide Book Signing + Ceremony

Sunday, April 29 at 5:30-8:30 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Gather your friends and sisters and join in on the circle at The Moon Goddess Guide Book Signing + Ceremony! Tru self-published the first edition in April 2012 and hosted her workshop and book-signing at Yeyo Arts on a Libra Full Moon where women young and old gathered around to share herstories, ceremony and tradition followed by a moon ceremony in the urban depths of St.Louis. Facebook Invite



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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

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