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We work hard building businesses and community every day, and have much to step back from and celebrate this week as we enter the season for giving thanks. This week is light on networking and learning events–as it should be. Here are nine things you can do this week to take time away, give thanks and ring in the holidays.
ReMAKE with Super Heroines, Etc.
Mon., Nov. 21, 7-10pm
Calling all tech geeks and book nerds! Join two women who run nonprofits, Perennial and Super Heroines, etc. for an evening of upcycled crafting at Schlafly Bottleworks. They’ll take care of all the tools, materials and instruction while you learn do-it-yourself projects. Tickets are just $5, and all tools and materials provided.
Large Batch Soap Making
Mon., Nov. 21, 7-10pm
Maven, 7290 Manchester Rd., Maplewood
Need a gift idea for the holidays? Release your inner maker and create something handmade for family and friends at this event hosted by Maven in Maplewood. In this class, you can make three batches of all-natural, handmade soap. For $129, you can make approximately 12-18 bars of finished soap. Choose between three fragrances with coordinating clays, herbs and exfoliants. In this class, you’ll learn a brief history of the origins of soap, the chemical process of how the ingredients turn into soap, where the materials can be obtained when making soap at home, a run-down of the tools and equipment used, then boom–you’ll make a batch yourself.
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4th Annual Cherokee Street Thanksgiving
Tues., Nov. 22, 6-11pm
Bomb Door, Texas & Cherokee St.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with 200+ of your closest friends at the annual potluck community dinner on Cherokee St. Bring your favorite dish, dessert or drink–and canned goods, which will be donated to those in need. Doors open at 6pm; a toast and dinner happen at 7pm; a bonfire, music, desserts and drinks kick off at 8:30pm. Music by Tommy Halloran and DJ Crim Dolla Cray, presented by 2720 Cherokee.
Sasha’s and Four Hands Presents Drinksgiving
Wed., Nov. 23, 9pm-1am
Sasha’s on Shaw
If you’re going out for the biggest bar night of the year, why not hit a special collab between Four Hands Brewing and Sasha’s on Shaw? Grab the cousins and join in for a 4Hands Tap Takeover, a bonfire and smores, a lit fireplace, beer/wine pong, live music by The Wise brothers and more.
The Hungry Turkey Thanksgiving Day 5k
Thurs., Nov. 24, 7:30am
The Hungry Turkey is St Louis’ “first, and only, Thanksgiving Day Parade 5k.” Kicking off at 7:30am, the run presents a fun route for the entire family immediately before the parade. It is also a chip-timed event for all registered adult participants so it’s a race for those looking to compete.
Black Owned on Black Friday – Pop Up Market
Fri., Nov. 25, 6-10pm
Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee St.
Start your shopping with a local Black Friday shopping event: Black Owned on Black Friday, a pop up featuring artists, makers, and creatives from the St. Louis community. More than 15 artists, clothing and accessories designers and health and beauty product makers will sell their wares while DJ Needles provides a soundtrack.
All I Want for the Holidays is in the Delmar Loop: Small Business Saturday in the Loop
Sat., Nov. 26, 10am
The Loop Special Business District hosts a slew of events over the holidays, starting with Small Business Saturday. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a nationally branded event that encourages consumers to shop local for holiday gifts. Named “One of the 10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association, the Delmar Loop is home to over 100 locally owned restaurants, concert venues, galleries and boutiques. Show your support for local entrepreneurs and artist while celebrating the season with cheer, shopping, dining and event merriment.