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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 5-15, 2020

Below are upcoming events and activities in and around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Street neighborhood.

Dormant Tree Pruning Training

Sat, March 7 at 10-11 am, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Come learn how to properly prune trees and get approved to trim City of St. Louis street trees! Certified foresters will train you how to tackle winter tree pruning. Whether you missed our first training or want to come back for more pruning practice, please join us!We will be meeting on the north side of Benton Park at the old horseshoe area just east of the playground. You can park on Arsenal and look for signs that will direct you to the meeting. Facebook Invite

Saturdays, 9 am-12 noon, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Weekly Credit Fairs will be offered as part of free tax preparation services in select Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. Walk-ins are welcome. Occurring on Saturdays, 9 am-12 noon. A have a free 20 minute credit coaching session where a trained volunteer pulls your credit report, reviews it with you, and you work together to create a credit building action plan. Facebook Invite

Garfield Commons Open House

Tues, March 10 at 4-7 pm, Garfield Commons, 2612 Wyoming

Join us on any of the open house dates to tour our Garfield facility in celebration of our 5 year anniversary! Staff will be here to give tours of our space, including what an apartment looks like. There will be light refreshments & fun for all! Please RSVP to Erin Boyle, Director of Events & Donor Engagement, at or give her a call at 314-338-8189! Facebook Invite

Wed, March 11 at 9 am-4 pm, The Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

The screenings offer a 5-test package to thoroughly check you for risk of Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease and other chronic conditions. The combination of these tests can help detect problems – before you have symptoms and while your doctor can still take action. So you can keep doing the things you love! Facebook Invite

Mercy Hospital Nursing Hiring Event

Thurs, March 12 at 5-8 pm, Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee

Mercy Hospital South is looking for committed nurses to join our team! You have skills and experience, put them to use as part of our team. We encourage our co-workers to take an active part in improving the care and services we provide.Please join us for an evening of networking with nurse leadership from Mercy Hospital South! Enjoy some light appetizers while discussing a variety of nursing opportunities we have available. Register by texting MercySouth to 39522 or register here: Facebook Invite

Midnight Special + Red Herring

Fri, March 13 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present two exhibitions: Midnight Special, featuring work by Monaco member Heather Bennett, and Red Herring, featuring paintings by Rachel Lebo. Both exhibitions open on Friday, March 13, with an opening event from 7:00 – 10:00 pm and run through April 10, 2020. Facebook Invite

Herbalism at Home book signing

Sat, March 14 at 1–3 pm, Flowers & Weeds, 3201 Cherokee We are proud to present and support author and herbalist, Kristine Brown, RH(AHG) at a book signing of her latest book Herbalism at Home. Kristine is local and showcases herbs easily foraged around your own yard or while out hiking a trail. This is a free event. Herbal tea and treats will be provided. Kristine will have books on hand. Be sure to get yours before everything starts sprouting!! Facebook Invite

Noelle Wagner Art Exhibition

Sat, March 14 at 6-9 pm, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee

We are hosting an opening reception for our exhibition of artist Noelle Wagner on Saturday 3/14 from 6 to 9 PM. Noelle will be sharing a diverse body of artwork ranging from stitched collage works and assemblages to sculptural masks. Wagner is a dynamic and multifaceted artist who draws on her professional experience with costume design and textiles, plus she runs a non-profit, sustainable, historical farm in St. Louis called; Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm. "I often refer to my art as a productive meditation," Wagner said. "The pieces come together, mostly by way of shape, color and shadows. I get lost when I'm collaging, often surprised as anyone at the finished product." We are excited to be sharing Noelle's work in conjunction with the March Edition of Cherokee Street 2nd Saturdays, a monthly street wide celebration spanning Cherokee's "Magic Mile" Facebook Invite

Subtle Realm by Timothy Wagner

Sat, March 14 at 6-9 pm, The Bricoleur, 3400 Cherokee

The Bricoleur is pleased to announce Subtle Realm, an exhibition of new work by local mixed media artist Timothy Wagner. Please join us for an artist-attended opening and reception. Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thurs, March 19 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Artists Arts, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thurs, March 19 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

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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