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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 6-16, 2018

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

Thursday, December 6 at 4-7 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Join us for a family-friendly holiday event at our South City Excel Center and Wealth Accumulation Center. 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

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!

MOWIT Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, December 12 at 4-7 pm, Missouri Women in Trades, 2929 S. Jefferson

We would love you see you all at the next MOWIT monthly meeting! 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

Benton Park Holiday Party and Membership Drive

Wednesday, December 12 at 6-9 pm, Yemanja Brasil, 2900 Missouri

Join BPNA at Yemanja Brasil for amazing food, company and piano by Patty Becker. Dinner will be buffet style with a cash bar. Kids are welcome at this informal event. While the BPNA holiday party is free, we greatly appreciate any donations to offset the cost of the event. We are also collecting used winter clothing and accessories for families in need. Facebook Invite

NexCore's Cocktails, Community and Candycanes

Thursday, December 13 at 5-8 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

At the holiday party, you'll get to vote for the top three nonprofits to receive a donation. Facebook Invite

3rd District Police Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, December 13 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Third District Community meeting with the Captain of the District to meet with officers and community members and express concerns and positive events in your neighborhoods. Facebook Invite

SC STL: Adoration and Trivia Night

Saturday, December 15 at 5–8 pm St. Francis de Sales Oratory, 2653 Ohio

On December 15th, the eve of Gaudete Sunday, come test your Catholic Advent/Christmas knowledge with fellow Sursum Cordians at the Oratory! We will start in the Oratory with Adoration then move to the basement hall for dinner and trivia. Pizza will be provided (donations to cover the cost will be appreciated!) You are very welcome to bring snacks/drinks. Study up and be sure to bring a friend! Schedule: Saturday, December 15th: 5pm: Adoration at St. Francis de Sales Oratory; 6pm: Pizza and Christmas Trivia! (Donations to cover cost of pizza greatly appreciated!) Facebook Invite


  • 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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