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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, November 29-December 9, 2018

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

Fox Park Neighborhood Association Election Meeting and Community Potluck

Thursday, November 29 at 7-9 pm, Nexcor, 2631 Gravois

Join the Fox Park Neighborhood Association for our last General Membership Meeting of 2018 (no meeting in December). We will hold Elections for the 2019 FPNA Board positions, then table all other business and have our Community Potluck. Bring any libations you desire and a dish to share! Facebook Invite

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

Saturday, December 1 at 10 am-6 pm, Cherokee

The 11th Annual Holiday Print Sale on Cherokee Street is a great way to find one-of-a-kind creations by local artists - no two prints are exactly alike! Print Bazaar on Cherokee provides holiday shoppers with the unique opportunity to complete their shopping lists, support both artists and the local economy and celebrate the singular joy and intimacy of the rigorously handmade. Facebook Invite

St. Frances Cabrini International Dinner

Saturday, December 1 at 5-8 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

Did you know that our 172 students represent over 16 nationalities? Mark your calendar for a celebration and cultural journey through the deliciousness of food!Online tickets are available for purchase now! Admission for children under the age of 3 is free!

St. Louis Krampusnacht Pub Crawl 2018

Saturday, December 1 at 6 pm-12 am, Cherokee

Join our Krampus herd as we stomp down Cherokee Street, terrorizing every bar in our path. The fifth annual St. Louis Krampusnacht Pub Crawl kicks off at 6 p.m. Stops include: Yaquis, B-Side, Whiskey Ring, Fortune Teller Bar and Earthbound Beer.There is no charge to participate in the crawl. Costumes are encouraged but not required. But there will be prizes for the best costumes, so dress up! 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!

Community Clothing Swap

Sunday, December 2 at 1-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Perennial's Community Clothing Swap will be hosted at our shop! Each clothing swap is set-up like a department store (all shirts in one spot, all pants in another, etc.). You bring clothes you no longer want (but are still in fine shape) and take home new-to-you items from the swap. Plus, you can enjoy fresh baked Dogtown Pizza cookies and a cold Schlafly beer while you shop! You can pre-purchase ticket through our website or purchase them at the door -- either way is fine! All proceeds benefit Perennial's educational programs. Facebook Invite

WES 2018 Campaign Planning Meeting

Monday, December 3 at 7 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Join WES leaders for our regularly scheduled planning meetings for our 2018 campaign "Expanding Opportunities for Women in the Trades." These meetings are a good opportunity to get plugged in to meaningful work, get trained on grassroots organizing, or just learn more about WES. All are welcome! Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, December 5 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

Sip & Shop at Missouri Nature Art

Thursday, December 6 at 5 pm, Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp

Come shop for some unique gifts while you enjoy a complimentary drink from Missouri Nature Art on one of the two listed dates for our next open house! Everything will be at least 10%off with items that have been around longer at deeper discounts. I plan to have a local beer on tap along with some wine and hot chocolate. Facebook Invite

Nebual's Free First Friday

Friday, December 7 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 10am, 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

56th Annual Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 8 at 9 am-12 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

We are excited to invite you to our 56th Weihnachtsfeier, the traditional German Christmas celebration of the German Cultural Society of St. Louis. Enjoy performances by the Deutschmeister Brass Band & Students of the German School, who are preparing all new performances...und der Weihnachtsmann kommt. Tasty treats will be waiting for you... aus der Weihnachtsbäckerei. Admission is $5 donation. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, December 8 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

An Artisan Market at Whisk

Sunday, December 9 at 12-3 pm, Whisk, 2201 Cherokee

Satisfy your sweet tooth and get your ethical shopping on with Expedition Subsahara at Whisk! A popup shop will be held at Whisk: a Sustainable Bakeshop. Whether you’re in the market for handwoven, colorful Senegalese baskets, beaded or cloth jewelry, clutches, placemats, or a holiday gift for a loved one, you’ll have no trouble finding something unique and special. In addition to handmade fashion and home goods, visitors can treat themselves to decadent baked goods, created fresh with locally-sourced ingredients. A portion of proceeds from all sales through Expedition Subsahara will help build a school in Senegal. Facebook Invite


  • NexCore's Cocktails, Community and Candycanes, Thursday, December 13 at 5-8 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

  • 3rd District Meeting, Thursday, December 13 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Holiday Caroling, Saturday, December 22 at 11:15 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac


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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