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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 9-18, 2016

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

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

Southeast Saint Louis City Yard Sale

Saturday, June 11, Various times and locations

Neighborhoods included this week are Marine Villa, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, and Gravois Park! Maps will be published to the sales for these neighborhoods the early morning of June 11th, so stay tuned! Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sundays 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.

Sustainable Backyard Tour

Sunday, June 12 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Various locations

The Sustainable Backyard Tour, held each year in June, is a unique opportunity to see firsthand how homeowners throughout St. Louis City and County are transforming their yards into healthy, abundant, beautiful and environmentally sensitive "secret gardens". Please click here for details.

Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 12 from 4:00-7:00 pm, Tower Grove Park

The Friends of Tower Grove Park would like to invite you to a neighborhood "Picnic in the Park" at the Music Stand and Piper Palm House. For a list of food trucks, activities, and entertainment, please visit the 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.

Greater Gravios Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, June 13 from 6:00-6:30 pm, 3453 S. Jefferson

The June meeting will have a shorter than normal duration, due to the Democratic Forum being hosted by the Thomas Dunn Recreational Center later in the evening. Please send any agenda items to Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California

Come out and meet your neighbors, get involved and be informed. Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3400 S. Jefferson

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

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, June 16 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. All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. Visit our Events page for more details.

Curby Church Family Movie Night

Friday, June 17 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby hosts a FREE Family Movie Night, of inspirational and encouraging movies, every 3rd Friday @ 7:00 pm with FREE popcorn, hot dogs, snacks and water. For more info 314-771-0242. Facebook


  • 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

  • Fair Saint Louis - Beer Booth (Volunteer), Saturday, June 2 from 11:00-11:30 pm, Forest Park


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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