Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 31-February 10, 2019

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

Fox Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, January 31 at 7-9 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

Come join your neighbors for our 1st monthly meeting of the year. An excellent time to renew your membership, add a business membership or join the Dog Park! Everyone is welcome, member or non-member. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Agenda TBA. After the meeting we will mix and mingle, time allowing. Facebook Invite

23rd Annual SLACO Regional Conference 2019

Saturday, February 2 at 8:15 am-5 pm, St. Louis Community College - Forest Park

The annual SLACO Regional Neighborhood Conference is the St. Louis region's premiere event for helping grassroots neighborhood leaders learn about how other neighborhoods are creating innovative solutions for common problems, how to run an effective neighborhood association, how to think about the causes of neighborhood improvement and decline, and recent plans and initiatives that offer new ways to understand the region and new hope for successful initiatives. Registration is $35 in advance ($25 for students), $45 the day of the conference. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Eventbrite

Kitty Fest

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

A night of hardcore, punk, metal, vegan food, a make-your-own merch booth, and other fundraising for Tenth Life, a St Louis based no kill cat rescue and adoption center. Show will tentatively start at 3 PM. All Ages. NO BOOZE, NO DRUGS. 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!

Community Clothing Swap

Sunday, February 3 at 1-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Perennial's Swap is an amazing way to get a new wardrobe with the earth in mind! You bring clothes you no longer want (but are still in fine shape) and take home new-to-you items from the swap. Each clothing swap is set-up like a department store (all shirts in one spot, all pants in another, etc.) All proceeds benefit Perennial's educational programs. DOOR FEE: $10 with clothes to swap; $15 empty handed. Facebook Invite

Chouteau Greenway Community Update

Tuesday, February 5 at 4-8 pm, Local 36 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 2319 Chouteau

Area residents are encouraged to stop by anytime between 4 and 8 p.m. to learn more about the Chouteau Greenway planning process, project area and the community members who make up the Steering Committee, Working Groups and Artists of Color Council. You can also provide feedback on some of the plans and ideas shared to date. Duplicate, 20-minute presentations will be held at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and representatives from Great Rivers Greenway will be available between all presentations to answer questions. Facebook Invite

St. Louis Young Democrats' Support Our Endorsed Candidates

Tuesday, February 5 at 6-9 pm, Foam, 3359 S. Jefferson

Come join fellow Young Democrats to help our endorsed candidates! This meeting will be a working session to support the candidates membership voted to endorse following the last meeting. We will be making calls and writing post cards, so make sure you have a full charge or bring your charger! Facebook In