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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

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

Cherokee Games

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.

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 for details.

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