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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 13-23, 2018

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

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 - CANCELLED

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

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!

Gooseberries Holiday Night Market

Wednesday, December 19 at 6-9 pm, Gooseberries, 2754 Chippewa

Shop small and local this holiday season! Vendors are selling a vast array of unique items ranging from art, jewelry, ceramics, soaps, balms, aprons, stockings and more! Gooseberries will be selling jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, tins of cookies, bread and more for all your celebrations and snacking. It truly will be a one stop shop!There will also a limited menu of snack items you can eat while shopping! You can't go wrong here! We look forward to seeing you! Facebook Invite

Holiday Caroling

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

And a caroling we go! Bring your friends and family–an instrument if you have one–and meet us at the bandstand. Dress warmly, this event will go on no matter the weather. Everyone is welcome! This event is free, though donations to the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association will be graciously accepted. Facebook Invite


  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, January 17, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • 23rd Annual SLACO Regional Conference 2019, Saturday, February 2 at 8:15 am-5 pm, St. Louis Community College - Forest Park


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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