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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 Invite

Benton Park Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, February 5 at 7-8:30 pm, Epiphany United Church of Christ, 2911 McNair

Join us for the first membership meeting of 2019. Since there is a lot on the agenda, this meeting will feature Cafe Piazza (pizza and toasted ravioli). Agenda items include: - 2019 board and committee chairs - Proposed 2019 budget and events - Upcoming developments (new brewery and more 🍻)- Marketing update- Alderman Dan Guenther. Bring your friends and neighbors. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, February 6 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

Louisiana Calm Street Open House

Thursday, February 7 at 4-7 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

Learn more about the concept of calm streets and how they might improve our community.

For more information on the Calm Streets Pilot Program planned on Louisiana Avenue, visit CBB’s website.

Closing Reception: Tensor Field + Screen Grab

Friday, February 8 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, 2701 Cherokee

Please join us on Friday, February 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, when we will host a closing reception for Zachary Buchner, 'Tensor Field' + 'Screen Grab,' featuring Joe Cassen, Andrew Falkowski, Andres Kim and Kate McQuillen, presented by Monaco and PRACTISE.⠀Both exhibits are on view through February 9. Visit us on Saturday's from 12:00 - 4:00 pm, or by appointment. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, February 9 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

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


  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, February 12 at 6-7 pm, 3353 California

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, February 21 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Artist's Arts, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, February 25 at 7-8:30 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 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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