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BPW Area Activities, June 12-June 20, 2015

Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.

Lucky Buddha's Neighborhoods Appreciation Happy Hour

Friday, June 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Lucky Buddha, 3701 S. Jefferson

Lucky Buddha is showing their appreciation for all the support received from the local neighbors by hosting a Free Happy Hour Party. The neighborhoods include Marine villa, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Gravois park, Dutchtown, Towergrove. Neighbors will receive complimentary Well Drinks and selected beers from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Live music played from 5:30-9:30 pm by Anthony Hines. Facebook Invite

Kick Ball in the Park

Friday, June 12 at 6:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Kids and adults of all ages are encourage to play kickball in Gravois Park each Friday night during the summer. This is a fun way to kick off the week in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Southeast St. Louis City Yard Sale

Saturday, June 13 from 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Various Locations

Clusters of neighborhoods will host neighborhood-wide yard sales. June 13 is Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, and Mount Pleasant. To include your yard sale, send your STREET ADDRESS to Your address will be added to the map of participating location.

FREE Financial Management Workshop

Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 am-12 noon, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church is hosting FREE financial management workshops Saturdays, June 13th and July 18th from 9:00 am-12 noon. They're providing a light continental breakfast. Registration and breakfast begins at 9:00 am, the workshop begins at approximately 9:30 am. Day care provided. To register, contact Rev. Paula Cooper at

Neighborhood Pool Party

Saturday, June 13 from 1:00-6:00 pm, Marquette Park, Osage at Compton

Celebrate the grand re-opening of the FREE Marquette Park Swimming Pool. Free Food & Live Music by Blank Generation, Sleepy Kitty Music, andBlack James.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, June 14 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Benton Park Concert Series

Sunday, June 14 from 3:00-9:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

All concerts are FREE and take place in the beautiful Benton Park (Corner of Arsenal & Jefferson). Food, drink and Benton Park gear will be available for purchase. Visit for details.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, June 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

We will have to featured guest speakers. Mayor Slay will speak first about City issues and take questions. Secondly, Robyn Wiens, Principal for the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls will share info on the new school for 6th & 7th grade girls. BPW Events Page

STL-Style Half Decade Escapade: Five Years on Cherokee Street

Saturday, June 20 from 2:00-7:00 pm at STyLe House, 3157 Cherokee

Celebrating five years on Cherokee Street, Brothers Lazaroff, C-sharp and Thelonius Kryptonite perform live to make it sound good, Strange Donutsand Pizzeoli - Neapolitan Pizza will make it taste good, and Earthbound Beer and 4 Hands Brewing Company will help wash it all down.

CDA's FREE Nonprofit Capcity Workshop Series

Session 3: CDBG Proposal Best Practices, Monday, June 29 at 9:30 am-12:00 pm

The City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration (CDA) is offering a series of FREE workshops. To learn more about the series or to register please visit

Fair St. Louis - Volunteers Needed July 2 & 3

Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, Various Times, Forest Park

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association will host a booth on Thursday July 2 and Friday, July 3. Help BPWNA by volunteering to work one or both days of the multi-day event selling beer, soda, and water. Click the link for details or to sign-up as a volunteer:

Photo: Marquette Park Pool, courtsey of Alderman Cara Spencer

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