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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 17-27, 2019

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

Cherokee Street CID Public Meeting

Thursday, January 17 at 5:30-6:30 pm at Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

Cherokee Street CID (formerly Cherokee Street Business Association) Public Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, January 17, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events Page or the 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!

NexCore Presents: Free Coworking Week

Monday, January 21-25 from 8 am -5 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

You might have heard about coworking and now is your chance to try it for free, on us at NexCore! Try something new in 2019. We have space for just 30 so register now and enjoy the experience of a collaborative working environment where you get to engage with others just as much as you want, or you can find a quiet nook and work by yourself. Come for an hour or come for a day. We just want you to try the space.

Tower Grove East Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, January 22 at 7-8 pm, Stray Dog Theatre, 2336 Tennessee

Come get to know your neighbors, get updates from community members and elected officials, and get involved!THIS MONTH! We're taking donations in the form of gloves, socks, hats, underwear and coats for the children of Shenandoah elementary. Bring something along if you're able! Facebook Invite

Money in the Bank

Thursday, January 24 at 6:30-8 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

In this open conversation, participants will discuss the overall cost of being unbanked, understand how to avoid fees from financial institutions and overcome fears and concerns related to applying for an account. Facebook Invite To register, please visit

Open Heart Discussion: Why Do Relationships Fail?

Friday, January 25 at 8-11 pm, Way Out Club, 2525 S. Jefferson

Open Heart Discussion: Why Do Relationships Fail ? Is it communication, lack of understanding, or lack of trying. Come and heat everybody’s perspective at the Open Heart Discussion. Good vibes, live music, food and great conversation! Must bring AN OPEN HEART. Free event.

Board of Aldermen President Debate

Saturday, January 26 at 4 pm, Harris-Stowe University, 3026 Laclede

The President of the Board of Alderman plays a critical role in city government. The BOA President is the second most powerful position in the city and helps to determine when and how the city's dollars are spent. For that reason, it is important to convene a space for candidates to respond to real questions from their potential constituents. Submit your questions and register here:

St. Francis de Sales Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, January 27 at 10 am-1 pm, St. Francis de Sales, 2653 Ohio

We will host a family friendly Chili Cook-Off in the church hall after the 10:00am Mass. Hot chili, cool prizes and good conversation... what better way to face the chill of winter than to spend time with your friends at the Oratory! As in the years before, Chili with all the toppings, hotdogs, drinks and dessert will be available. Thanks to the generosity of the John and Michelle Holland family, keepsake ceramic chili mugs will be again given with chili orders. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners of the chili cook-off! Facebook invite

New Year, New Yogi

Sunday, January 27 at 2-3:30 pm, Brick City Yoga, 2758 Wyoming

Benton Park West has a new yoga studio. This workshop is for new yogis wanting to learn the fundamentals of theory, breath/meditation and poses that make up the big picture of yoga. For more details and session fees, please visit the Facebook Invite


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

  • Kitty Fest, Saturday, February 2 at 3 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

  • Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk, Saturday, February 9 at 6 pm, Cherokee


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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