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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 25-November 4, 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.

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

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!

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

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

Trick or Treat on Cherokee

Wednesday, October 31 at 5 pm, Cherokee

Cherokee Street Development League, along with support from community members will host a Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street between 5-7 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Families and kids will be able to pick up a treat bag, map and candy from volunteers at locations throughout Cherokee Street and trick or treat at participating businesses. NEW this year is a a costume rack for children who can not purchase a costume. It will start at 4:30 pm at the Cherokee beach lot (at Texas).

Halloween and Creaky Crow Anniversary Party

Wednesday, October 31 at 8 pm, Creaky Crow, 2308.5 Cherokee

Help us celebrate! Free drinks, door prizes, photo booth and plenty of spooky fun! Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Spruce Up

Saturday, November 3 at 9-12 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Time to spruce up Gravois Park! Cleaning up the pavilion, preparing the plants for winter and general cleaning duties. We will be joined by some local college students but please come out. Then more people we have the more we can get done! Facebook Invite

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

Saturday, November 3 at 12-8 pm, Cherokee

The 7th annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl returns' to one of St. Louis' most beloved streets. Over a dozen local acts will represent St. Louis' array of jazz styles and beyond. Free dance lessons will be available throughout the day, and we're also excited to feature a St. Louis Bop Set, including a lesson a dance, with The St. Louis Bop Preservation Society in the evening! Afternoon Set 12:30-3:30 pm; Evening Set 4:00-7:00 pm. Facebook Invite

Messiah Community Center Block Party Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 3 from 2-4 pm, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

Join us to celebrate Messiah Community Center's 1-year anniversary! Enjoy free food and games, help create a community art project, hang out with neighbors, and learn about what's going on at MCC! Facebook Invite

German School Association's 6th Annual Trivia Night

Saturday, November 3 at 6:30-10:30 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m. Regular table ($200) - (8 / table maximum) Round Sponsor ($250) - includes advertising prior to one round(Admission includes refreshments). Silent Auction –50 / 50 Raffle. All proceeds benefit the German School Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For information phone: 314-691-4199 or Facebook Invite

Visitor's Day at Clowder House

Sunday, November 4 at 2-4 pm, Clowder House, 3134 Wyoming

Calling all cat lovers! Meet and mingle with our furry friends at the November Clowder House Visitor's Day! Facebook Invite

Empty Bowls FUN-Raiser

Sunday, November 4 at 2-5 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

Join us for the 2018 Annual Empty Bowls FUN-raiser! 100% of the proceeds raised provide scholarships for TAP - FREE Teen Apprenticeships! The SBAP Gallery will feature "The Teen Apprentice Art Show", Empty Bowls Chili Cook-OFF in the Pottery Studio, and a Fashion Show Inspired Pop-Up Shop in the "Upstairs Sewing Studio". Guests are invited to purchase a one-of-a-kind Empty Bowl made by teens, local artists, instructors, and volunteers. Donations for drinks and LiVe music! Attend, support, share, and invite your friends and family! Facebook Invite


  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting and Potluck, Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Central Patrol Trivia Night, Friday, November 16 at 7 pm, Casa Loma Ballroom, 3345 Iowa


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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