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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 28-August 6, 2016

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

Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, July 28 from 4:00-7:30 pm, Saint Louis Hop Shop, 2606 Cherokee

This is the perfect week for a happy hour as it coincides with STL Craft Beer week (yeah, we planned that perfectly). Beers will be offered in the taproom and the side patio will be open. We are currently working with The Little Dipper and Vista Ramen to get their amazing food delivered across the street for us all to enjoy. Please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite for 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

Yeyo Convergence Conference: Health, Wealth and Disrupting Capitalism

Friday, July 29 at 5 pm to Sunday, July 31 at 12:00 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

The 2016 Convergence Conference focuses the connections between economic development, personal health, and personal and collective wealth. The weekend of workshops, discussions and reflective sessions will highlight the opportunities for empowerment through the creative economy. Facebook Invite

Nebula Block Party

Friday, July 29 from 7:00-11:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Free drinks from Schlafly Beer, live music by SO MANY DYNAMOS and Nappy DJ Needles, Byrd & Barrel pop-up cafe, LO-FI CHEROKEE screening, pre-party beer tasting at Saint Louis Hop Shop (5pm) and a sign lighting ceremony at 7:30pm for our new 20' neon sign! Facebook Invite

4th Annual Dumpster Pool Party

Saturday, July 30 from 12:00-10:00 pm, The Fortune Teller Bar, 2635 Cherokee

Back by popular demand The Fortune Teller Bar proudly presents the 4th Annual Dumpster Pool Party with sponsors Schlafly Beer, Sauce Magazine, Communication Depot and Major Brands. Facebook Invite

Temporal Cities Blanket Fort Festival

Saturday, July 30 from 2:00-8:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Benton Park Summer Event Series and Spore Projects Present: Temporal Cities 2nd Annual Blanket Fort Festival; an Interactive Playscape built by neighbors, artists, and YOU!! FREE & Family Friendly. For full event details and schedule, please visit the Facebook Invite.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, July 31 at 9:00 am, Various locations along Cherokee

The best shopping, food, music and sights to see on Cherokee Street on the best day of the week!

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.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 pm, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2802 Wyoming

This community rally and BBQ is your opportunity to stand up against crime in our community. Get together with friends, family and neighbors for a fun evening of socializing and community building. This FREE event will include food, games, and special guests. Visit our Events page for details.

Puppy Pool Party

Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, Benton Park West Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Each Wednesday through Labor Day (weather permitting), we'll host a pool party for the pups! Let your dog cool off while you socialize with the other members. Please visit our Dog Park page of the Facebook group for more info on the park or the pool party. Questions? Contact Dog Park Chair, Chris Schmidt at 314-452-1931 or at


  • St. Louis Swap Meet, Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 am, Various locations along Cherokee

  • Foos and Brews, August 12 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Great American Human Foosball, 3227 Morganford

  • Festival of Nations 2016, Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28, Tower Grove 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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