Sorry we’re late! The calendar didn’t start to really fill up until after the new year began. But we’ve got plenty for you to do in Dutchtown once you dig yourself out from the Snowpocalypse.

As we’ve been reminded, weather can be a factor this time of year. So make sure to follow your favorite businesses and events on social media to find out about last minute changes and cancelations.

Henry Funeral and Cremation Services

DT2 After Hours: Henry Funeral Home

The first DT2 After Hours of 2019 is at Henry Funeral and Cremation Services on Wednesday, January 16th. Director Brandon Henry took over the former Gebken-Benz Mortuary at 2842 Meramec Street just last year. Join DT2 beginning at 5:30pm for some light refreshments and to welcome our new neighbor and find out about more about Henry’s services.

Dutchtown CID Safety Meet and Greet

On Tuesday, January 29th, the Dutchtown Community Improvement District invites you to Original Crusoe’s to meet the neighborhood safety team. Meet members of the Dutchtown CID Safety Committee, secondary officers from Campbell Security Group, and neighborhood liaison officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Find out more about the secondary patrols that have been roving the CID, learn about the Safety Committee’s goals for 2019, and share your comments and concerns.

20th and 25th Wards Candidate Forum

Municipal elections are coming up in March. The 20th Ward will elect an Alderman and the President of the Board of Alderman will be elected citywide on March 5th. On January 24th, come to the Gretchen Inn at the Feasting Fox for a candidate forum. Incumbent Cara Spencer and challenger Sunni Hutton will discuss their plans for the 20th Ward. Following that, you’ll hear from incumbent Board President Lewis Reed and his opponents, Megan Ellyia Green and Jamilah Nasheed.

Neighborhood Meetings

The St. Cecilia Historic District Neighborhood Association meets on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm. They’ll meet at St. Cecilia’s School.

The Dutchtown CID Board of Directors meets on Thursday, January 24th, 5:30pm at Urban Eats.

The Marine Villa Neighborhood Association holds their first meeting of 2019 on January 28th, 7pm at the Irish Corner Pub at Cherokee and Lemp.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Photo by Nick Findley.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Thomas Dunn Learning Center‘s Art Lab is now open Monday through Thursday! Come in to work on your own piece or participate in the focus of the day. Art supplies are available along with tons of items to reuse and repurpose.

The South Side Youth Council meets every Monday at 4pm at Thomas Dunn. The South Side Youth Council aims to contribute to the South Side community by creating and organizing youth led programs and events.

With tax season coming up, Thomas Dunn is bringing back Money Mondays. Learn basic household finance and money management skills to help get your new year on track. You can drop in from 4pm to 6pm on Mondays, or call 314-282-9314 to schedule an appointment on Wednesdays.

Your Story Studio is an ongoing workshop where you can learn creative ways to bring your story to life using words, pictures, and songs. Share ideas and work together to give your imagination a workout. No experience is necessary. The workshop meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Thomas Dunn hosts three art projects beginning in January with Owning the Edge: The Majority Minority Movement in AmericaFaces Not Forgotten, honoring St. Louis children lost to gun violence, headlines the exhibit through January. Ain’t I American, examining the way we view ourselves and others through our relationship with America, will be on display through February. And The Awakening Project, aiming to empower women through authenticity, body positivity, and self-actualization, will exhibit into March. The opening reception is Thursday, January 17th at 7pm. Thomas Dunn will be open on Dr. Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 21st) for a special viewing of the Faces Not Forgotten project.

Intersect Arts Center. Photo by Nick Findley.

Intersect Arts Center

The gallery at Intersect Arts Center host First Fruits, a traveling exhibit exploring the ancient tradition of sacrificial yielding back to God the best portion of life’s blessings in gratitude. Works from 24 artists will be on display beginning January 14th, and an opening reception will be held Saturday, January 19th at 6pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Intersect and CommUnity Arts host a film screening of 13th, a documentary about mass incarceration, on Friday, January 18th at 5:30pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the film and mass incarceration. Light refreshments will be provided.

Beginning January 28th, Intersect will offer beginners classes in Capoeira Angola, a form of Afro-Brazilian dance and self defense. Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm.

Registration is now open for Advanced Ceramics with Justin Leszcz beginning in February. This nine week course will only accept five participants, so sign up ASAP.

That’s a lot for just the last few weeks of the month! And there’s plenty more on the Dutchtown calendar. Plus we’re always adding events to the calendar and sharing on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram so make sure to follow us there.

If you’ve got an event in Dutchtown, Mount Pleasant, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, or Cherokee Street that you’d like to share please contact us.