Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 20-30, 2017

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

Artist's Trepanning

Thursday, July 20 from 5:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Open your skull and let the ink spill the third Thursday of every month at South City Art Supply. Bring your work, bring some beer, and enjoy the company of other artists while you relieve your head of evil spirits. All artists welcome. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association (CSBA) Meeting

Thursday, July 20 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, July 20 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Fiver 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

BPW Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, July 22, 9:00-10:00 am, 1 Nite Stand, 2800 Ohio Ave

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. Events Page

Lemp Brewery Bottling Plant Investigation

Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 pm - 2:00 am, Lemp Bottling Plant, Cherokee

Only 13 tickets will be sold to this event. To make a reservation, go to www.seeAghost.com or call (618) 340-5526. This event listing will remain until sold out. 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.

Chippewa Broadway Business Association July Happy Hour

Monday, July 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Join CBBA for our monthly happy hour, and find out what's new in your business community! Meet local business owners, learn more about joining the CBBA, and network with folks in the community. Facebook Invite

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 www.tdunn.org for more info or contact Sonial at sonia@tdunn.org

Nebula Happy Hour

Wednesday, July 26 from 4:00-6:00 pm, Fortune Teller Bar, Cherokee

Back to School Budgeting

Thursday, July 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

This class will equip participants with the tools to create a back to school budget, tricks to stick to it, and tools to reduce the stress of the back to school season. Please RSVP to www.prosperityconnection.org as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

3rd Annual Temporal Cities:Blanket Fort Festival

Saturday, July 29 from pm Benton Park, 1:00-7:00 pm, 3100 S. Jefferson

BPNA and Spore Projects Present: Temporal Cities 3rd Annual Blanket Fort Festival, an interactive playscape built by neighbors, artists, and YOU! FREE & Family Friendly. For more details, please visit