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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 26-June 4, 2016

Photo: Shameless Grounds patio

Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, May 26 from 4:30-7:00 pm, Shameless Grounds, 1901 Withnell

20th Ward Neighborhood Assembly III

Thursday, May 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Peace Tabernacle Church, 3514 Oregon

20th Ward Residents, your neighborhood is about to embark on a process that will allow you to help decide how to spend $100,000, in city funds, for neighborhood improvements. Participatory Budgeting is a process that allows neighbors to come together and help make decisions on how tax money is allocated in a specific area. Through brainstorm sessions and voting, residents get to choose how money is spent. Attend a meeting so you can help decide how the money should be spent!

Happy Thyme: A Garden Club for Seniors

Fridays from 10:00-12:00 pm, Salvation Army, 2747 Arsenal

The Happy Thyme Garden Club is open to all seniors interested in gardening, whether you're a certified green thumb or looking for a place to learn something new. We'll meet at Temple Gardens, located across from the Salvation Army on Fridays at 10 am. Questions? Call Sara Johnson at 314.606.7794

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, May 29 from 9:00-3:00 pm, Lemp at Cherokee

Join us for our regular Swap Meet with a special brunch dance session to get your booty shaking! Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sunday, May 29 from 9:30-10:30 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Each Sunday, get to know your neighbors and help make YOUR neighborhood park a better place to play! We'll pick up litter in and around the park while talking and getting to know each other.

Roosevelt High School Football Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, May 29 from 12:00-7:00 pm, Riley's Irish Pub, 3458 Arsenal

Brats, hot dogs, sides, raffle items and the bar will be open. Eat in, get food to go, or party on Riley’s patio! For details:

Compton Heights Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 30 at 3:00 pm, Tower Grove Park, Music Stand

The The Compton Heights Concert Band of St. Louis will perform a free concert on Memorial Day at 3:00 p.m. at the Music Stand in Tower Grove Park. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun! Facebook Invite

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm for $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas + Alexandria Eregbu Opening Reception

Friday, June 3 from 7:00-10:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Join us for the opening of our summer exhibitions, OPW? POW! an exhibition by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas in the main gallery and The Shadow on the Ground — a solo exhibition featuring new work from Alexandria Eregbu in the entry gallery. Facebook Invite

Our Neighborhood Garden Work Day

Saturday, June 4 at 9:00 am, 2802 Wyoming

The first Saturday of each month is the flower garden work day. We'll weed, water, trim, and mulch. Please be sure to bring your own gloves and tools. Visit our Events page or Gardens Page for details.

Green Homes Festival

Saturday, June 4 from 9:00-4:00 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden

Help your family live green! Join us for a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Click here for more details.

First Swim - Marquette Pool

Saturday, June 4 at 12:00 pm, Marquette Pool, 4025 Minnesota

Re-open the biggest FREE public pool with a HUGE neighborhood party. Music Lineup by Cherokee Street Reach: Hallod SoundBlack Body HeatErykah JohnsonCelia Shackattack. Hosted by: South Side 4 - Ever, Cherokee Street Reach, St. Louis Health Department, and St. Alexius Hospital. **Free food and health screenings** Facebook Invite

Angel Boutique Resale Shop - Grand Re-Opening

Saturday, June 4, Time TBD, Angel Boutique Resale Shop, 2700 Cherokee

The store will be closed until June 4th for important renovations to accommodate an increase of inventory. We're hosting a Grand Re-opening Celebration on June 4th to reveal our new look, new sales, and fantastic items. More details to come.. stay tuned!


  • Meet EnergyCare BBQ, Sunday, June 5 from 2:00-4:00 pm, 2758 Wyoming

  • Southeast Saint Louis City Yard Sale, Saturday, June 11, Various times and locations

  • Benton Park's 150th Birthday Bash! Saturday, June 25 from 11:00-9:30 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

  • Pics in the Park, Sunday, June 26 from 10:00-2:00 pm, Benton Park West Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Buddha Body and Bath

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

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