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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 23- July 2, 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

Forest Park's 140th Anniversary

Friday, June 24 from 10:00-6:00 pm, Forest Park

Join the City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever to help mark the Park's 140th birthday! Pop-up concert at 10:30 am and remarks, music, food, and more at 11 am. For more details, please visit the 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

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.

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.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, June 26 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Cherokee Street

It's going to be another amazing weekend with over 65 vendors to choose from! For more details, please visit the Facebook Invite.

St. Louis PrideFest Parade

Sunday, June 26 at 12:00 pm, Market Street, downtown St. Louis

The parade serves as a means to showcase the creative talents and service hundreds of LGBT friendly businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups and spread their message to all who attend. The parade starts at 8th and Market and ends at 18th Street/Union Station. For more info the parade and PrideFest, please visit

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.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, June 27 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Our monthly neighborhood association meeting held the fourth Monday of every month. CBBA happy hour starts at 6:00 pm meeting at 7:00 pm and we keep it concise. Come out and meet your neighbors, they are a lot cooler than you think! Find out what is going on in your neighborhood and how to participate in community activities that have a positive impact. Facebook Invite

Metropolis Wine Club at Bespoke

Tuesday, June 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Bespoke, 2650 Cherokee

Sample sparkling wines at a fairly new custom clothing and corset showroom, shop and studio in the heart of the Cherokee Street business district. Each guest brings a bottle of sparkling wine or a plate of appetizers or dessert to share. For more details and to RSVP, please visit Facebook Invite

Fair Saint Louis - BPWNA Fundraiser!

Saturday, July 2 from 11:00 am-11:30 pm, Forest Park - Art Hill

Benton Park West will host a booth on Saturday July 2. Help BPW by volunteering to work one or more shifts selling beer, soda, and water. For more info, please visit our Events page.


  • St. Louis Swap Meet, Sunday, July 3 from 10:00-3:00 pm, Cherokee

  • BPWNA Meeting, Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


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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