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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 20-28, 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.

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.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, August 23 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

3rd Annual Dumpster Dive

Sunday, August 23 from 11:00-10:00 pm, 2635 Cherokee

Hosted by Do314, Anheuser-Busch, and The Fortune Teller Bar, come swim in two clean dumpsters to beat the summer heat! Facebook Invite

Nutrition Classes

Monday, August 24 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 24 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.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Join us for MVNA committee updates, news from the 9th and 20th ward alderpersons, and a business showcase. Please let your neighbors know about our meetings and if you can make it early, join us at 6pm for happy hour with the Chippewa-Broadway Business Association.

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Johnny Walkers San Loo, 3211 Cherokee

On the fourth Thursday of January through October, count on checking out new businesses and neighborhood classics. From the bustling Cherokee Street to the favorite corner bars tucked deep in the neighborhoods, we plan to visit them all! Facebook Invite

Photo: Interior of Johnny Walker's San Loo

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