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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 8-17, 2016

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

SLMPD 3rd District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Stop by and see guest speaker Lt. Mike Mueller, Special Operations Unit. Nextdoor Invite

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

Southside Happy Hour

Friday, September 9 from 5:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Come on out to our 2nd annual Southside Happy Hour featuring pizza from South City and music by Oliver Johnson! Your support of this event keeps seniors in St. Louis active and feed. Invite all your friends and family for this awesome event! Facebook Invite

South Grand Pokemon Go Night

Saturday, September 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm, S. Grand

South Grand will be hosting a Pokemon Night out with Friends and Family! South Grand businesses will be offering specials. Facebook Invite

Gondo Poetry 38: Greg Hewett and Simone White

Saturday, September 10 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

The gondo poetry series is pleased to present its 38th reading, featuring poets GREG HEWETT & SIMONE WHITE. To learn more about the poets, 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.

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm for $3-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Greater Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm, 3453 S. Jefferson

Please send any agenda items to

Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California (former Jefferson Bank Bldg)

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.

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, September 15 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 or our Facebook Invite.

South Grand Fall Fest

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am-10:00 pm, S. Grand

Come celebrate what makes South Grand and its surrounding communities unique; enjoy offerings from local artists, crafters, musicians and dancers; and explore new-to-you and favorite South Grand restaurants, services and shops! Facebook Invite


  • BPW at Murmurations Event, September 23-25

  • Fall FLEA Market, Sunday, September 25 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Cherokee


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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