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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, November 1-11, 2018

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

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, November 2 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.

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

Metro Trans Umbrella Group Headquarters Open House

Saturday, November 3 at 3-7 pm, BPW - RSVP for specific address

In early 2018 our organization was given he wonderful gift of a house. We were able to centralize services and host most of our support groups here. We have also been able to create and maintain a free food pantry and a free toiletry pantry. We provide unhoused services and support and we are well on our way to have a free upscale clothing store ! We want to share this with you all. Come join us in our space. Snacks , soda and beer provided. Thank you Earthbound beer! Allies very welcome and strongly encounters to attend !!! A perfect open event for you to check out our space. 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

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!

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

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.

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, November 7 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!* Facebook Invite

Peter & Paul Community Services' Race for Home 2018

Saturday, November 10 at 9 am, Tower Grove Park

Race for Home is Peter & Paul Community Services’ annual 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Walk in beautiful Tower Grove Park. Race for Home originated as a humble 30-person run along the riverfront, and has since grown to include close to 600 participants. Runners and walkers are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast and beverages, including fresh fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate. Participants then take off for the race, guided by our well-defined trail, and have a chance to win prizes at the end.All proceeds from this event benefit Peter & Paul Community Services’ eight programs and aid in our mission of solving homelessness. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, November 10 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


  • 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

  • Weihnachtspyramide Art & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 17 at 10 am-5 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

  • Black Owned Black Friday - Pop Up Market, Friday, November 23 at 2-6 pm, The Luminary, 2701 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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