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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 13-21, 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.

Cherokee Night's Art Walk

Thursday, August 13 from 4:00-10:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee

Cherokee Nights is back! It's new incarnation will be seasonal quarterly themed events starting with a summer art walk. Explore 27 businesses and artists on Cherokee Street. Businesses will feature the artwork of local artists of various mediums. Facebook Invite

Gravois Community Visioning Meeting Follow-Up

Thursday, August 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

The first meeting was a great success! We gathered lots of community feedback and are excited to share the results with everyone. This second meeting will focus on the short-term improvements to Gravois that will be made in the next year. Facebook Invite

9th Ward Democratic Organization's Beer and Pretzel Party

Friday, August 14 from 5:30-8:30 pm, St. Francis Cabrini School, 3022 Oregon

The fundraiser will featuring 9th ward's Gus' Pretzels. Tickets available at the door. Seniors $10, Friends $15, Supporters $50, Silver Sponsor $100, Gold Sponsor $250 Questions, contact Pat or Ken Ortmann at 314-776-0161.

EAGLE Fox Park Open House

Friday, August 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm, 2716 Shenandoah

Be one of the first community members to see our newly renovated Fox Park campus! Remaining Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Facebook Invite

Chapo's Custom Grand Opening BBQ

Saturday, August 15 12:00-2:00 pm, Chapo's Custom, 3330 Gravois

You're invited to meet the Chapo family and join them for a BBQ lunch. They'll serve complimentary hot dogs, chips, and water. They would like to meet the community and share the services they'll offer which include auto repair services, new and used tires and rims sales. Other services include tire disposal, patches/plugs, brakes, oil changes, tune ups, valves stems, beadseal, lugnuts. Call Amber Kutz for details, 314-328-1873

South City Art Supply Grand Opening

Saturday, August 15 at 12:00 pm, 1926 Cherokee

Come see us on our first day in business. We'll be handing out stickers and party favors, and the first 50 customers will get a free pack of chocolate Donettes. Facebook Invite

Piano's For the People: Fall Registration

Saturday, August 15 from 10:00-12:00 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm, 3138 Cherokee

Free piano lessons for returning and qualifying students. Information and registration for Fall session starts Saturday. Facebook Invite

Piano's For the People: Recital by Rachel Menscher

Saturday, August 15 at 1:00 pm, 3138 Cherokee

Please join us for a free recital by Rachel Menscher, Pianist. Rachel was one of our wonderful teachers at the Pianos for People Summer Piano Camp! Facebook Invite

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, August 16 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Nutrition Classes

Monday, August 17 at 5:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host nutrition classes on Mondays until September 18. These sessions are FREE. For more info 314-771-0242.

Zumba Classes

Monday, August 17 at 6:30 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays. The cost is $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, August 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free Beer + Civic Engagement + Community

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. We will also discuss Board nominations for October elections. Events Page

Benton Park Concert Series

Sunday, August 23 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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