Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 26-May 6, 2018

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

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

REGISTER FOR CLASS on our website: prosperityconnection.org/excel-center-classes-and-events

Piano Slam - Last one until fall!

Friday, April 27 at 6-8 pm, Pianos for People, 3138 Cherokee

The best Friday Night Live around - join us to Jam with the Band. Sit in on the Piano - we'll show you how. FREE and open to the whole community. Facebook Invite

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

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

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

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.

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

Our Neighborhood Garden (Flower) Work Day

Sunday, April 29 at 1-4 pm, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2800 Wyoming

We are fortunate to have a mini botanical garden right here in Benton Park West! Our Neighborhood Garden, a partnership with Gateway Greening, has many beautiful flowers and bushes. We are pulling weeds and planting annuals. The forecast is for a sunny, 74 degrees; perfect day to be outside! Please visit our Events page or