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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 7-17, 2018

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

Members Only Yappy Hour and Pool Party

Thursday, June 7 at 6-8 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Pool parties and yappy hour are back! Members only event. Have a great time visiting and getting to know other members while your dogs play and swim! Want to join? Applications, rules, and payment available via our site, Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga with Ami Amore

Thursday, June 7 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3200 Cherokee

This is a completely open-level yoga class. You only need a mat and a love of cats to participate! And we have a couple of mats if you don't have one. Curious kitties will be meandering about whilst we get our stretch on. This class is meant to be fun and nourishing to our bodies and souls while helping Tenth Life give cats the lives they deserve!Tickets are available for just $15 each! **$10 of every ticket purchased goes directly to Tenth Life. Just $5 is paid to our instructor. Facebook Invite

Pride of Potomac Garden Work Day

Friday, June 8 at 2-5 pm, Pride of Potomac garden, Pennsylvania and Potomac

Gravois Park NA will have volunteers from Centene to work in the Pride of Potomac Garden. Please join us! For more information, please contact Kirsten Petty.

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.

Becoming a Buddhist in 5 Easy Precepts

Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Cherokee Buddhist Temple, 2830 Cherokee

Taking refuge in the Triple Gem of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, as well as committing to the 5 precepts are steps on the Middle Path to associating with Buddhism. Most traditions consider those who undergo this ceremony to be Buddhists in the formal sense. Whether you are just curious of what’s involved, or if you think you’d like to consider committing, join us for a discussion of taking refuge and a breakdown of the 5 precepts namely:To avoid killing/harming living beings 2.To avoid stealing 3. To avoid sexual misconduct 4. To avoiding/harmful speech 5. To avoid intoxicants which can cause heedlessness. For more info, please visit

Sustainable Backyard Tour

Sunday, June 10 at 11 am -4 pm, Throughout the City

Free, Self-Guided Tour of private yards and gardens throughout the region showcasing examples of organic gardening and sustainable living! Map of yards available June 1 at select locations and online. Visit our website for more info or to register.

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California (former Jefferson Bank Building)

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 but mostly, meet your neighbors. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Bring a neighbor or two!

Benton Park West Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the details of all committee activities and have input to board decisions concerning your neighborhood. Often perspective business owners will present their plans to us and seek a letter of support. You have the opportunity to ask questions, voice your opinion, and vote for or against a letter of support. All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. If you would like to present to the Board, please contact Scott McIntosh, 314-719-6507.

Cherokee Street Community Market

Wednesday, June 13 at 4:30 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

Cherokee Street Community Market is more than just a farmers market, its a celebration of community! The City Greens Market Supa-Fresh Veggie Mobile will be full of local fruits, veggies, meat and dairy products. Guardian Angel Settlement Association will distribute free produce, Operation Food Search will distribute free bread. There will be samples and music and ALL THE GOOD THINGS! Come hang out with your neighbors and enjoy the fellowship and sunshine. Facebook Invite

Financial Vision and Goal Setting

Thursday, June 14 at 6:30-8 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

This group seminar encourages an introspective conversation concerning the direction of our personal and family finances. Attendees will become more familiar with the impacts associated with creating a financial vision and its importance to everyday life. Please RSVP to as seating is limited.

Third District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm, Police Headquarters, 1915 Olive

We will have a tour of the Real Time Crime Center in addition to the regular meeting. PLEASE NOTE: This is a special meeting that will take place at Police Headquarters, not the Five Star Senior Center. Please RSVP to Office Pat Clancy at to have you added to the guests list at the door. Facebook Invite

Collage Party: SLEEP

Thursday, June 14 at 6-9 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

The Moon Zine needs help collaging our SLEEP issue at South City Art Supply! There will be magazines, glue sticks, crayons, and Stag Beer, but please BYO Scissors. The Moon Zine is a St. Louis-based zine that started in 2015. Issues are free, monthly, and usually themed. Along with submitted content, the Moon Zine welcomes the community to collage the blank pages of each issue, making every zine one-of-a-kind. We ♥ collaboration - all are welcome, invite your friends! You're free to create any sort of collages you want, but please no hate. Keep it nice. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Young Readers Club

Saturday, June 16 at 12-1 pm, Tenth Life, 3200 Cherokee

Young readers, aged 6-15, and their parents/legal guardians are invited to join Tenth Life's Young Readers Club by visiting Tenth Life on Cherokee bi-weekly in June and July to read to our storefront cats. *We do ask all visitors to sign a visitor waiver and read our storefront rules upon entry. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We ask that no more than 2 children are accompanied by 1 adult.*Please RSVP at the link below. This is a free event. Facebook Invite

Concert in the Park: Beth Bombara & Whoa Thunder

Sunday, June 17 at 4-7 pm, Benton Park, S. Jefferson

Join BPNA in Benton Park for Sounds of Summer on June 17th (Father's Day). Two of STL's hottest musicians will preform - Beth Bombara and Whoa Thunder. Admission to summer concerts is always free. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event, but feel free to bring your own. Proceeds benefit Benton Park Neighborhood Association. For more info, please visit


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, June 21 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, June 25 at 7 pm, Sister Cities Cajun, 3550 S. Broadway

  • Fair St. Louis, Saturday, July 7, Arch Grounds, To volunteer, please visit Your password is BPWNA. You'll then see just BPWNA shifts. You'll select the shifts you'd like to work and complete the form.


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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