Winter weather is still here and it seems like everyone’s cooped up at home, but you still have plenty of opportunities to get out and get involved with the Dutchtown community in February. Check our calendar or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with what’s going on in the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Association Meetings

Gravois Park Neighborhood Association

The monthly Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting is Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm. Gravois Park meets every second Tuesday at the old Jefferson Bank building, 3353 California just north of Cherokee.

Dutchtown West neighborhood meeting sign.Dutchtown West Neighborhood Association

Dutchtown West’s monthly meeting is also Tuesday, February 13th. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the banquet hall at Grbic.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association

The monthly Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting is Monday, February 26th at 7pm. Marine Villa meets on the fourth Monday of every month at Irish Corner Pub. Update: February’s meeting will be at Sister Cities.

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Association

The quarterly Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Meeting is on Wednesday, February 28th. Mount Pleasant meets at 7pm at the Gretchen Inn at the Feasting Fox.

Dutchtown CID Meetings

As we talked about in our last update, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Dutchtown Community Improvement District. Committees are forming plans as the Board of Directors gets ready to submit their first budget. Learn more about what the committees and board do, then check out the committee and board meeting dates.

DSCC Events

Plarn Parties

In conjunction with Dutchtown South Community Corporation‘s So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative Southside initiative, local artist Shea Brown will teach you how to crochet using plastic bags to create upcycled yoga mats and poofs. All materials are provided. Come to Thomas Dunn Learning Center for one or both Saturday dates, February 10th or February 24th.

Community Empowerment Committee

DSCC’s Community Empowerment Committee implements the programs of the organization and works to address issues in the neighborhood through their own program ideas. CEC meets Monday, February 26th, 6pm at Thomas Dunn Learning CenterPlease note: the meeting date has been changed to Monday instead of Wednesday for February.

Save the Date: A Toast to the Southside

2018 marks 45 years of service from DSCC, and on Friday, March 9th you can join DSCC at the Marquette Field House for A Toast to the Southside, their anniversary celebration! Tickets are on sale now.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center at dusk. Photo by Nick Findley.Thomas Dunn Learning Center Events

There’s always something going on at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Visit their website or Facebook page to find listings of open lab and studio times, HiSET (GED) classes, parent education, tax assistance, and more. Below are just a couple of TDLC’s events for February.


This month’s Sip ‘n Sketch is on Wednesday, February 14th, and the theme is “Be Your Own Valentine.” Sip ‘n Sketch is a drawing studio for all skill levels. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. And also BYOB! Sip ‘n Sketch meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6–9pm.

Laughter Club

Laughter Club uses laughter as a tool to reduce stress and boost positive vibrations. With techniques from laughter yoga and playful improv you’ll laugh your way to health. All ages are welcome. Join them on Tuesday evenings at 7pm for ROTFL, a hilarious hour of intentional joy. Additionally, Laughter Club hosts a Laughter Lunch on the third Thursday of every month (the 15th in February) from noon–1pm.

Feasting Fox Events

Beer and Wine Dinner and Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Feasting Fox has two special dinners this month: their five-course beer and wine dinner on Friday, February 9th and their special Valentine’s Day dinner on Wednesday the 14th. Both dinners require reservations. Visit the Facebook event pages (February 9th and February 14th) for more information on menus, pricing, and reservations.

South City Sipsters

The South City Sipsters‘ monthly meeting is Thursday, February 15th at 6pm. Join them to sample beers from Sudwerk Brewing and/or an assortment of pinot noirs while enjoying half-price appetizers and beer and wine specials. You can just come to one meeting, or purchase an annual membership and receive special deals throughout the year in addition to the monthly meet-ups. Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to purchase tickets or memberships, or just pay when you get there.

If you have an event you’d like us to share, please contact us through or contact page or by emailing Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and check our calendar often for neighborhood events!