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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 20-30, 2018

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

Soviet Era Holiday Animations

Friday, December 21 at 7-9:30 pm, Flood Plain Gallery, 3151 Cherokee

Despite the Soviet Union as the ideological opposite of the Western way of life and mindset, Soviet animation, in theme, style, message, and proficiency of talent, was similar to their US counterpart, Disney. Come experience holiday tidings of warmth and good cheer from behind the Iron Curtain that transcend our cultural differences. All ages. Doors at 7, films at 7:30 pm. All donations support the artist-run, non-profit, Flood Plain gallery. 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

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!

Free Suzuki Parent Information Night

Thursday, December 27 at 6:30-8 pm, Fox Park Music Studio, 2839 Russell

The Suzuki Method is based on the belief that Every Child Can learn an instrument to the best of his or her ability. The method has four main components: training the ear with daily listening, parental involvement with one parent becoming the home teacher, building technique through repertoire, and emphasizing a beautiful tone from day one. Parents of children ages 2 and up are welcome to attend this free parent event in order to learn more about the method and if it would be a good fit for their family. The event is free, but please R.S.V.P.! Facebook Invite

Roosevelt High Clean Up

Sunday, December 30 at 11 am -2 pm, Roosevelt High School, 3230 Hartford

Discarded waste is a serious problem. Littering the curb, sidewalks and alleyways of our city~trash can be found everywhere when you just stop and look around. Be a part of what happens when a community comes together to be the change! Join us Sunday December 30th at Roosevelt High School erase the trace in this city that we love 💚 Gloves, bags and lunch will be provided. Dress for the weather, bring your reusable water bottles and helping hands. Facebook Invite


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

  • Board of Aldermen President Debate, Saturday, January 26 at 4 pm, Harris-Stowe University

  • 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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