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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 18-28, 2018

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

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.

Cherokee Street CID Public Meeting

Thursday, October 18 at 5:30-6:30 pm at Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

Cherokee Street CID (formerly Cherokee Street Business Association) Public Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, October 18 at 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.

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, October 20 at 9-10 am, One-Nite Stand, 2800 Ohio

We will be hosting our monthly neighborhood litter clean up + social hour at the One-Nite Stand this month! This is a great way to meet new/old neighbors and enjoy the beautiful architecture that our neighborhood has to offer. . Bring gloves, a trash grabber if you prefer and a bucket if not using a bag, Operation Brightside has donated the trash bags! For more info, please visit our Events Page or the Facebook Invite.

One Day Intensive Meditation Retreat

Saturday, October 20 at 9-5 pm, Cherokee Buddhuist Temple, 2830 Cherokee

Due to many requests we are holding an intensive one day meditation session. Cultivate your mindfulness prior to the busy holiday season with an all day retreat. The Buddha instructed 4 different modes of meditation: Sitting, Standing, Walking, and Reclining (or lying down). Ajahn Vijit, the abbot of Cherokee Buddhist Temple will be teaching the first 3 of these more intensively. Suggested donation of $20 includes vegan lunch. Space is very limited. Sign up by sending an email to: Please sign up by Thurs, Oct . 18, 2018. 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.

in.Open to the public, bring your friends!

Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting (Potluck and Board Elections)

Monday, October 22 at 7 pm, Deco Fortress, 3622 S. Broadway

Join us for this very special end of year meeting. Sarah Jane and Sam have graciously offered to host our event at the Deco Fortress.Potluck dishes are encouraged but not required. Please list in the comments if/what you plan to bring. Our October meeting is our annual board election. Nominations closed ten days after they opened at our September 24 meeting and are as follows: Mark Davis, Treasurer; Travis Estes, Vice President; Sarah Frei, Secretary; Stephen Jehle, President; Sam Meller, Development Committee Chair. 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

Soulard Halloween Golf Cart Parade and Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 26 at 5 pm, American Legion Post 422, 2601 S. 11th

Join us for some Halloween fun, decorate your golf carts, fill your trunks with candy for the kids, dust of your costumes and parade through the Soulard Neighborhood. After parade we will all line up and have a great Trunk or Treat for the kids. Staging begins @ 5:00 pm, Parade begins @ 6:15 pm, Trunk or Treat - After parade on Legion parking lot (weather permitting). Don’t forget the Legion Post will have beverages and food for everyone to purchase. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park October Alley Clean Up!

Saturday, October 27 at 9-12 pm, Gravois Park

We had so much fun at our last alley clean up we decided to do it again! We will be joined by some local college students to help us but please come out, the more people who help the more allies we can get! As always please list the alleys that need the most attention. Facebook Invite

3rd Annual WES Vegan Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, October 28 at 7-10 pm. St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual WES Vegan Chili Cook Off! As St. Louis’ premier vegan cooking contest, last year over 20 people entered, 100 people attended, and prizes totaling 500$ were given away! Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, Saturday, November 3 at 12-8 pm, Cherokee


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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