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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 15-24, 2016

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

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.

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

Third Friday Happy Hour + Park(ing) Day

Friday, September 16 from 11:00-5:00 pm, 2600 Block of Cherokee

Join us as we turn the 2600 Block of Cherokee into a mini-park in honor of Park(ing) Day. Outdoor co-working starting at 11 am, we're tapping a keg of 4 Hands Beer around noon! Catch lunch with food truck Totally Toasted from 11-2 pm. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Cleanup

Saturday, September 17 from 8:30-12:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Gravois Park needs YOUR help to:-Replace wood edging at the sign (Louisiana & Potomac)-Trench edge beds at pavilion, flagpole, trees & oakleaf near sign-Weed all beds-Mulch all beds-Move large branches to the sidewalk for pickup-Shovel dirt off walk at pavilion, clean out swale to north-Pick up litter around the park. Bring your gloves and any tools you may want to use. We'll provide bottled water and maybe some donuts. See you in the Park! 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

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.

Common Field Meetup for Independent Arts Organizers

Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-9:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

he Luminary and The Transversal Project are hosting an informal gathering of independent arts organizers and projects in the St. Louis region. Join us at The Luminary as we discuss ways that we can better organize to support one another and sustain the ecosystem for artist-centric projects in our region. Facebook Invite

BPW at Murmuration Festival

Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, Cortex District

The first annual Murmuration Festival is the convergence of art, music, science and technology. Held in the Cortex District, BPW will be working various bars as a fundraiser for the neighborhood. This is different than our normal beer booths, so please be sure to read the SignUpGenius when select shift(s). Click here to volunteer.

NO SHOW Museum

Saturday, September 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

The No Show Museum is a traveling curatorial project currently touring North America between August and October 2016 at various art venues and galleries. On Saturday, September 24, the NO SHOW Museum will arrive at fort gondo, where curator Andreas Heusser will give a performative lecture introducing visitors to the traveling exhibition and the art of nothing. Facebook Invite

Fall FLEA Market

Sunday, September 25 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Various locations along Cherokee starting at Lemp

We're bringing out our best flea market vendors and inviting you to participate. It's the best of what people have hidden in their closests for some of the best treasurers in town! Facebook Invite


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting, Monday, September 26 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, Cherokee

  • 21st Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhood Conference, Saturday, October 29 from 7:45-5:30 pm, Harris-Stowe State University

  • Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, 2720 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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