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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 30- July 9, 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

Solitude and Reverence, Isaac Richardson

Friday, July 1 from 6:00-10:00 pm South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

We're pleased to present our first photography show, a solo effort by local artist Isaac Richardson focused on nature and the sublime. As always, we'll have complimentary food and drink, and the artist will be in attendance. Facebook Invite

Uke Go Girl! 2016 Showcase + Fundraiser Concert

Friday, July 1 from 7:00-9:00 pm, FOAM, 3359 S. Jefferson

Join us to celebrate the end of the Uke Go Girl! 2016 camp week! Students will perform a few songs they learned during camp. Uke Go Girl! is an intensive beginner ukulele workshop for girls 10-16 that blends instrumental, vocal, and songwriting education with a focus on empowerment and building self-esteem. Facebook Invite

Flower Garden Work Day

Saturday, July 2 from 8:30-10:00 am, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2802 Wyoming

The first Saturday of the month is our work day. We'll weed and water, possibly more mulching. Visit our Gardens page or the Facebook Invite for details.

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.

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.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, July 3 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.

Zumba Classes - CANCELLED on July 4

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

Wednesday, July 6 from 9:30-10:30 am, Piper Palm House/Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia

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 @ Tower Grove Farmers Market

Saturday, July 9 from 8:00-12:30 pm, Tower Grove Park, 1618 Tower Grove

Talk to Tenth Life representatives! Purchase a Tenth Life t-shirt! Get info about the Litter Mates Club! Donate! Fill out a foster, adoption or volunteer application! Just stop by and say HI! Facebook Invite


  • 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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