Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 30-August 7, 2015
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 email@example.com.
Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.
Historic Missour Roadsides Book Release & Signing
Thursday, July 30 from 5:30-8:30 PM, Yaquis, 2728 Cherokee
Historic Missouri Roadsides is a compendium of 6 Missouri road trips on two-lane highways. The tours offer a brief history of each county and town, local places to visit, eat and stay, and great photos from the roadside! Copies of the book will be on sale, price is $35.00 plus tax and author Bill Hart will be there to personally autograph your copy. Facebook Invite
Kickball in the Park
Friday, July 31 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. NOTE: If it's raining, it will be called off.
Gravois Park Clean Up
Saturday, August 1 from 9:00-12:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac
Volunteers are needed to help weed, mulch, and pick up litter. Donuts and bottled water will be provided. Please bring gloves and your own tools. Facebook Invite
Saturday, August 1from 10:00-4:00 pm, Cherokee Rec Center, 3200 S. Jefferson
Join us for a fun-filled day of play at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park. This month the games are brought to you by 28 to Life - a non-profit empowering young people to be the solution to crime and other issues our community faces. "Communities that play together, stay together!" Facebook Invite
South City Health Festival
Saturday, August 1 from 10:00-2:00 pm, Fox Park, 2800 Shenandoah
10am: Family Zumba
11am: Yoga for Youth
1PM: Adult Yoga
1PM: "Pop-up: store tours
Pop-up adult and youth bicycling activities including hop-scotch crosswalks
Free asthma, hearing and vision screenings.
Art and retail vendors
Field games, bocce ball and bean bag toss
Free samples of Cantaloupe Salad and Margherita Pasta Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette.
St. Louis Swap Meet
Sunday, August 2 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp
Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet. http://stlswapmeet.com
Nutritional and Zumba Classes
Monday, August 3 at 5:00 and 6:30 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah
Curby Church will host nutritional and Zumba sessions beginning August 3rd. The nutritional session will begin at 5:00 pm and it's free! The Zumba session will begin at 6:30 pm and cost $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 4, times and locations vary
National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
2700 Block of Utah, 6 pm - Potluck and games. Bring a lawn chair.
2800 Block of Lemp
Cherokee Park, 3200 Lemp
Curby Church and popcicle parade
3400 Block of Missouri, Facebook Invite
School's Out Cafe: Food That's In When School Is Out
June 1 - August 7, Various Locations
The Summer Food Program provides FREE breakfast and lunch for young people up to the age of 18. For information about site locations, please contact the Youth & Family Services Office at 314-657-1695.
Benton Park Concert Series
Sunday, August 9 from 3:00-6:00 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 bpnastl.org for details.