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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 3-13, 2019

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

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, January 4 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

Trumpet Auditions for Sweetie & the Toothaches

Saturday, January 5 at 10 am-4 pm, Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa

Sweetie & the Toothaches is looking for a trumpet player to join the family, and be able to call themself a Toothache! Come show your stuff, prove your chops, and gain a spot with Saint Louis's premiere Jump Blues, Blues, and Boogie Woogie performers! Please email or Facebook message us to set up your time slot. 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!

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, January 8 at 6-7 pm, 3353 California

Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward but mostly, meet your neighbors. 3353 California (enter at rear of building); Located in the former Jefferson Bank Building.

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, January 9 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!* *$10 of every ticket purchased goes directly to Tenth Life. Facebook Invite

Adulting 101: Taking the Leap into Home Ownership

Thursday, January 10 at 6:30-8:30 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

Are you ready to be amazed? During this workshop, we will demystify the #fakenews about home ownership. So you know- It's real, it's possible, it's within reach- Come find out how to achieve the almost forgotten dream of home ownership. The workshop will last around an hour or so, then Q&A then food. You must RSVP to attend. Not to worry, Tickets are free and Food, Beer and Wine will be provided. Note: The only wine that will be leftover are from those who miss this event! Facebook Invite

January Recycling Extravaganza!

Saturday, January 12 at 11 am-2 pm, MOBOT Parking Lots, S. Vandeventer and Shaw

St. Louis- we heard you! In partnership with St. Louis Earth Day and the Missouri Botanical Garden, we are bringing you another recycling event after the holidays. The January Recycling Extravaganza will be held at the MOBOT parking lots on the northwest corner of S. Vandeventer and Shaw Blvd. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, January 12 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee Street

Art walk in the Cherokee Street Arts District second Saturdays of the month from 6-9PM. Participating businesses exhibiting various medias of art. Rotating galleries on Cherokee Street. Facebook Invite

Peter & Paul Community Services Trivia Night

Saturday, January 12 at 6:15-10:15 pm, St. Justin Martyr Church, 11914 Eddie & Park

Trivia Night will feature 10 rounds of general knowledge trivia, dollar games, a raffle, and more!

Cost is $25 per person / $200 per table of 8. VIP tables are also available as full tables only for $250. VIP tables include preferred seating, 2 large 2-topping pizzas, and a personal waiter to get your drinks. Beer, soda, and water are included and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages as well. Please join us and support a good cause! Tickets:


  • "A Raisin in the Sun" Auditions, Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 pm, Artists Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • 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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