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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 15-24, 2017

Fair St. Louis - Volunteer for our largest fundraiser!

Sunday, July 2, 2017, Forest Park - Top of Art Hill

One of our biggest fundraisers is Fair Saint Louis, which is July 2-4th in Forest Park. Enjoy a night of music, topped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Benton Park West will host a booth on Sunday July 2. Help BPW by volunteering to work one or shifts selling beer, soda, and water. To volunteer, please complete the SignUp Genius by clicking here.

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. 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, June 15 from 7:00-9:00 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. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

Tower Grove East Neighborhood-Wide Garage & Yard Sale

Saturday, June 17 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tower Grove East

The 2017 Tower Grove East Neighborhood-wide Garage & Yard Sale day is a chance for neighbors to de-clutter and get ready for summer. Who knows what great trash is the next person's treasure?! The map and list will be available in advance and on the day of the sale to help people find us. Thank you to everyone who signed up in time to be included on the map. Any late comers can still hold a sale and put out some balloons! Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, June 17, from 9:00-10:00 am, Flowers and Weeds, 3201 Cherokee

Help beautify our neighborhood and meet your neighbors! Each month we will be cleaning up a different area of our neighborhood. These clean up days will be the Saturday's following the BPW neighborhood meeting. Trash bags will be provided from Operation Bright Side. Feel free to bring gloves or anything else as needed. Everyone is welcome for any amount of time. Hope to see you Saturday morning! For more information, 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.

Laughter Club

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

This is a meet up practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Visit for more info or contact Sonial at

Credit Matters

Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Presented by: Alnita Smiley, Financial Education Coach for Prosperity Connection. This class discusses the importance of credit, how it pertains to everyday life, and how we can make minor changes to create habits that will positively affect our credit score. Additionally, attendees will discuss different options for establishing or re-establishing credit. Please RSVP to as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

STL DSA General Meeting and Potluck

Thursday, June 22 from 6:30-9:30 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

This will be our annual officer elections, and in celebration of our chapter's first elections, we will be having a potluck before the meeting, at 6:30pm. The meeting and potluck are both open to everyone (members and non-members), so please feel free to invite your friends and family! Agenda (Click Here)

Please note that our bylaws require a member to have attended two previous meetings to be eligible to vote. Facebook Invite

Living a Balanced Life

Saturday, June 24 from 2:00-5:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

L.I.F.E. Living In Freedom Everyday PRESENTS "Living A Balanced Life" ~Women's Empowerment Conference~ Join us for an Inspirational Movement! Guest Speakers, Topics on Mental and Physical Health, Lunch and Special Gift Included. Tickets are $20. For more info or to purchase a ticket, please visit the Facebook Invite

Belly Dance with Nisaa's Student Hafla

Saturday, June 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Students, join your classmates for an evening of dancing and socializing! This is an opportunity for Nisaa's current and former students to get together, socialize, and perform in an informal setting. This event is by and for students ONLY! For more information, please visit the Facebook Invite


  • Fair St. Louis - Beverage Booth Fundraiser, Sunday, July 2 from 1:00-10:00 pm, Forest Park - Art Hill


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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