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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 16-25, 2016

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting - CANCELLED

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

There will be no CSBA Meeting this month. It is customary for the association to skip a summer meeting, and the board has chosen to cancel the June meeting. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20th, 5:30pm at Nebula.

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.

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

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

Music & Movie: Saturday Brothers and Labyrinth

Friday, June 17 at 7:30 pm, Ritz Park, 3147 S. Grand

Music of Saturday Brothers at 7:30 pm and the movie, Labyrinth at 9:00 pm. 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.

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.

Summer Children's Concert Series: Trumpets and More!

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:30 am, Piper Palm House, Tower Grove Park

The concerts are free to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Light snacks and beverages will be served after the concert. Our pony, Sheffield, likes to make an appreance from time to time after the concerts! Facebook Invite

Tenth Life at Tower Grove: Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Friday, June 24 at 6:30 pm, Stone Pavilion, Tower Grove Park

Come see Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the sing and quote along version of the film - bring your coconuts! The charity party for this event is Tenth Life Cat Rescue and a portion of the proceeds will benefit this awesome cause! Tickets are $10 per person. Bring your own food and beverages. We will have snacks available. Facebook Invite

Benton Park's 150th Birthday Bash!

Saturday, June 25 from 11:00-9:30 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Brought to you by The Saint Louis Brewery, Benton Park Celebrates 150 Years with Local Food, Art, Live Music, and Schlafly Beer. The event is Free to attend. For a list of musical acts and locations, please visit the Facebook Invite

Pics in the Park

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

BTP by Alison Photography is coordinating with Benton Park West Dog Park to raise some money for VIP RSQ and their Very Important Pets. Will you join us? At the event, participants can purchase a portrait session with their pet. We also have a silent auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 auction, and more. VIP RSQ will also be out with info about pets needing forever homes. Please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite for more details.


  • Fair Saint Louis - Beer Booth (Volunteer), Saturday, July 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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