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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, February 21-March 3, 2019

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

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, February 21 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Artist's Arts, 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, February 21 at 7-8 pm, 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.

Volunteer basketball referees needed! We are looking for some volunteer referees for our youth basketball league! Since our participants are young and the league is new, our rules a little more relaxed, making this a good opportunity for students or those new to refereeing. We are looking for referee help from 6-8pm on the following dates: 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7. You can choose to volunteer for the whole two hours or just part of the time! If you or anyone you know would like to help us out, please contact Mikayla at 314-730-4971 or

2nd Annual Chili Cook Off

Friday, February 22 at 7-10 pm, Higher Heights Deliverance Church, 2127 California

Contestants will be able to throw their hats in the ring to see who has the best Chili in 2019. Judges will be able to sample small portions of the chili while filling out a scoring sheet which they will use to decide which Chili they liked the best. After all Chili has been Sampled Judges can cast their vote for the winner. The Chili with the most votes will be crowned champion of the 2019 Chili Cook Off. The Registration for the Cook Off Competitors is also $8.00. All funds are being raised to go toward the Higher Heights Deliverance Church Anniversary. Anniversary proceeds are used to complete repairs and projects on church facilities.

Opening Reception for Bruce Burton + Mike Schuh: Mates

Friday, February 22 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, 2701 Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present Mates, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Bruce Burton and Mike Schuh. Mates features a group of new sculptures, videos, and photographs. Facebook Invite

Face of Love: Common History of African Americans and Germans in Missouri

Saturday, February 23 from 2-5 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

There is a rich and impressive history of German Abolitionists who fought for a color-blind democracy in Missouri. This history is largely unknown to many in the St. Louis region and is a good reason to celebrate the incredible intersection of shared American ideals between German immigrants and enslaved African Americans before and after the Civil War.

Opening: Vincent Stemmler's "Armature"

Saturday, February 23 at 6-9 pm, Flood Plain, 3251 Cherokee

Flood Plain is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition “Vincent Stemmler: Armature”, which runs February 23-March 23, 2019, with a public reception on Saturday, February 23 at 6-9pm. Facebook Invite

CreativeMornings/St. Louis presents, "Symmetry"

Saturday, February 23 at 9-10:30 am, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee

Our theme for February is #CMsymmetry presented by @mailchimp. This month’s exploration of Symmetry was chosen by CreativeMornings/Saint Petersburg and illustrated by Anna Fadeeva. 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!

DeSales Community Garden Pre-Season Meeting

Monday, February 25 at 5:30-6:30 pm, DeSales Community Development, 2759 Russell

Join us in greening, growing, and getting to know neighbors at DeSales Community Garden! This meeting will lay out the plan for the garden's 2019 growing season. New faces welcome! Facebook Invite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, February 25 at 7-8:30 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community.

Artist Support Grant: How to Apply Workshop

Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30-7 pm, Foam, 3359 S. Jefferson

Learn how to apply for RAC's Artist Support Grant with tips on navigating our grant application website, creating a budget, and presenting your work. Free and open to all St. Louis city or county artists in all disciplines. Workshop begins promptly at 5:30pm. Facebook Invite

Fox Park Neighborhood Meeting and Aldermanic Forum

Thursday, February 28 at 7-9 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

Come join your neighbors for our monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Fox Park T-shirts, koozies, and stickers will be available for purchase. After the meeting we will mix and mingle, time allowing. ALDERMANIC FORUM. In addition to our normal meeting, we would like to introduce you to the four Democratic candidates and one Republican candidate running for the hotly contested 6th Ward seat in the March 5 municipal primary elections. Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, March 1 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula 3407 S. Jefferson

Need a change of scenery from your usual workspace or coffee shop?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

South Broadway Art Project's First Friday Happy Hour

Friday, March 1 at 4:30-7:30 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

Come learn more about what SBAP has planned for the upcoming season and year! Light refreshments and snacks served in exchange for good vibes and conversation! We will also have some new mugs and "perfect" everyday white bowls for sale. All proceeds from gallery sales benefit scholarships and equitable Community Open Workshop time. Facebook Invite


  • Tenth Life Cats 'N Mats Yoga, Wednesday, March 6 at Tenth Life, Cherokee

  • Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk, Saturday, March 9 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, March 12 at 6-7:30 pm, 3353 California


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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