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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 4-14, 2018

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

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. 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

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.

in.Open to the public, bring your friends!

Byrd & Barrel Popup Market

Sunday, October 7 at 12-4 pm, Byrd & Barrel, 342 S. Jefferson

Join Popup STL and Byrd & Barrel for an afternoon of fried chicken and shopping! We'll be taking over the parking lot with loads of local handmade vendors. For a line up of vendors, please visit the Facebook Invite.

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, October 9 at 6-8 pm, 3353 California

Our special guest will be 22nd Circuit Judge Robin Ransom. She will be speaking about the juvenile justice system. Come out and meet your neighbors, get involved and be informed. Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward. 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

Cherokee Street Community Market

Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30-8 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

The City Greens Market Supa-Fresh Veggie Mobile will be full of local fruits, veggies, meat and dairy products.Guardian Angel Settlement Association will distribute free produce, Operation Food Search will distribute free bread. There will be samples and music and ALL THE GOOD THINGS! Come hang out with your neighbors and enjoy the fellowship and sunshine. Facebook Invite

MOWIT Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 10 at 4-7 pm, WES, 2929 S. Jefferson

We would love you see you all at the next MOWIT monthly meeting! Held in our new home at WES, 2929 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO. On-site parking, kids welcome. This is the time to meet other tradeswomen, and learn of ways to get involved with the group and the community! Many volunteering opportunities in the near future! Looking forward to seeing you there! Facebook Invite

South Grand Chalk Walk

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10 am – 7 pm, 3115 S. Grand

Join us Saturday, October 13th for a chance for the community to come together to celebrate artistic talent, fresh air and everything that South Grand has to offer. Family friendly activities from 10am-5pm for you to enjoy as you explore the area, plus performances from local musicians and acts from 1-5pm! Stop by or stay all day as chalk art appears, but be sure to vote for your favorite! Artists will be making the magic happen all day, with voting open from 10am-7pm in Ritz Park. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, October 13 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

Art walk in the Cherokee Street Arts District second Saturdays of the month from 6-10 PM. Participating businesses exhibiting various medias of art. Rotating galleries on Cherokee Street. Facebook Invite


  • 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

  • Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, October 22 at 7 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

  • 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


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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