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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 27-October 7, 2018

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

Fox Park Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 27 at 7-9 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Last meeting to renew your membership, or join, to be able to vote in the elections at the November Meeting & Potluck. This meeting — bring a snack, bring a drink, BRING YOU! Everyone is welcome to attend. Facebook Invite

RVSTL Rehabbers Club Contractor Expo - POSTPONED

Saturday, September 29 at 10 am - 12 pm, Habitat for Humanity Restore, 3830 S. Grand

St. Louis Rehabbers, we heard you! Contractor recommendations are always the hottest topic on our listserve, and now we've taken the recommendations one step further, by offering the chance to meet a number of our favorite contractors, Live and In-Person! Admission to attend the EXPO is free, but you'll need a ticket. Eventbrite

So Fresh So clean So Creative Southside St Louis

Saturday, September 29 at 10 am – 3 pm, 3353 California

So Fresh So Clean So Creative Southside St Louis and Gravois Park Neighborhood Association will have an alley clean up! There will be a dumpster located along the street of Gravois Park so we can dispose of large items. Please come out and help as volunteers come out to clean up our neighborhood! Facebook Invite

Roosevelt High School Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, September 29 at 11 am - 1 pm, Roosevelt High School, parking lot on Compton at Juniata

Grills and games provided (courtesy of our friends at August Gate). You just need to bring something to throw upon said grill! The game is at 1 PM ($4 at the gate).

Common Sound Festival

Saturday, September 29 at 1-6 pm, Marquette Park, Compton at Gasconade

The Common Sound Festival is produced by Dutchtown South Community Corporation and features FREE professional dance workshops, great performers, food and craft vendors and DJs playing all afternoon. Come on down to Marquette Park for a day full of fun with your neighbors! Facebook Invite

The Factory Fashion Show and Night Market: Fall 2018

Saturday, September 29 at 6-11 pm, Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio

The Factory will introduce 5 NEW designers, all living and working in St. Louis, showcasing unseen collections. Designers:RAGE ROSS by Kelsy Ross, REFASH STUDIOS by Kelley Boster, LB DESIGNS by Lenora Brown, FREE TO ROME by Julian Hall, ANNA LEIGH by Anna Heinold, and MAANG by Yasi Fayal. The night market will bring back some of past seasons vendors with a number of new names and faces.6-11 PM: NIGHT MARKET (free to the public); 8-9 PM: FASHION SHOW (ticket holders) Facebook Invite

Music in Fox Park with Andrew and the Dolls

Saturday, September 29 at 7-10 pm, Fox Park, Shenandoah

Enjoy a music-filled evening with your neighbors, friends and family! Join us for Music in Fox Park with Andrew & the Dolls, a St. Louis based trio offering original Indie Folk with a touch of Americana. Admission is free, but bring your own chairs or blankets, food and refreshments. See you in the park! 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.

Sip and Shop at Nexcore

Sunday, September 30 at 11 am - 3 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Pop up Shop at Nexcore! Please join us for an afternoon of fun as we support our local entrepreneurs. Light refreshments and wine will be served! Eventbrite

McKinley Heights National Night Out

Facebook Invite

St. Louis Regional Night Out - Benton Park West

Tuesday, October 2 at 6- 8 pm, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2800 Wyoming

Benton Park West invites all neighbors to come to Our Neighborhood Garden (Wyoming at California) as we will grill hot dogs along with games and other fun. The Oreo Cookie Stacking Contest returns! This is a chance to get to know your neighbors a little better in a strictly social setting. Bring your lawn chairs and have fun getting to know your neighbors! BYOB. For more info, please visit our Events Page or the Facebook Invite.

Noontime 30 minute Community Yoga every Wednesday!

Wednesdays from 12-12:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Energize yourself with a 30 minute All-Levels Yoga break each Wednesday at NOON!One of our dedicated teachers will guide you through a dynamic, moving meditation paired with specific breathing techniques to help relieve and unravel the stress and tension inherent in our daily modern grind. This is a yoga experience open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. A perk for members, and $5 suggested donation for non-members. We have plenty of mats + blocks, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, October 3 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 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!* Eventbrite

9th Ward Democratic Assembly

Thursday, October 4 at 6:30-8 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

Please join us for the next 9th ward Assembly, hosted by Sara Johnson, 9th Ward Democratic Committeewoman, Bryan Walsh, 9th Ward Democratic Committeeman, and Dan Guenther, 9th Ward Alderman, prior to the General Election on November 6, 2018. 6:30 - Socialize, buy a drink at the bar, begin your 9th Ward Democrats membership for only $10 per year. 7:00 - Assembly begins. Legislative update from Dan Guenther, 9th Ward Alderman. Speaker - Constitutional Amendment 1 Clean Missouri; Speaker - Constitutional Amendment 2; Speaker - Proposition B; Raise Up Missouri; Sample ballot:; Speaker - St. Louis: Not For Sale petition to require public vote on privatization of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, October 5 at 10 am - 4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Stop by Nebula for the day on Free First Friday! Bring your laptop and enjoy our shared workspaces and free wifi. At 10 am, we’ll provide free Gooseberries bagels and coffee from Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. to sustain your productivity. No strings attached, we just want to help you get stuff done!Free parking is available across Jefferson (next to Byrd & Barrel). When you arrive, please use the call box at the main Nebula entrance on Jefferson. — dial #01 and someone from Nebula will buzz you in.Open to the public, bring your friends! Facebook Invite

All classes are 11 am - 1 pm at Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Looking to buy or already own an old home in the city and you want to Rehab? Not sure where to start or have questions about the process? Our Rehabbers Club Classes will help get you on the right path and guide you through the process. From financing a rehab to how to add your own personal design touches let our experts in the industry give you the insights, tools & inspiration you need to bring one of our city's great homes into the 21st century. Come for one or two classes or buy the entire season and save. Space is limited so get your tickets soon! For more details, please visit the Facebook Invite or Eventbrite.

Tunes on Tap - Benton Park Tour

Saturday, October 6 at 12-4 pm, Benton Park, 2202 Arsenal

"Tunes on Tap - A Benton Park Tour" is both a neighborhood/house tour, and a music festival. The day will feature up to 10 live bands performing at nearly 10 different houses within the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis. Come and go as you please and visit the specified houses on the self-guided tour and listen to live music at each stop. Beer samples from LOCAL breweries will be provided with ticket purchase at each house. Ticket Prices: $10 advance, $15 day of Maps and band lists will be provided closer to the event and the day of. Facebook Invite or Eventbrite


  • Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30-8 pm, Love Bank Park, Cherokee

  • Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk, Saturday, October 13 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, October 18 at 5:30-6:30 pm

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, October 18 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Halloween Parade and Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 27 at 12-4 pm, Benton Park

  • Howl-O-Ween, Saturday, October 27 at 1-3 pm, BPW Dog Park, Nebraska

  • Trunk-or-Treat, Sunday, October 28 at 4-6 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, Arsenal


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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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