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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 21-July 1, 2018

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and covers events, updates and information regarding Cherokee Street, Cherokee Station Special Business District and Cherokee Street Development League. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, June 21 at 7-8 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

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, June 23 at 9 am, Community Garden, 3101 S. Jefferson (at Arsenal)

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. For more details, please visit our Events page or 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.

Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, June 25 at 7 pm, Sister Cities Cajun, 3550 S. Broadway

Please join us for our March MVNA general assembly meeting at Sister Cities. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community. We will have a couple special guests discussing special things happening in Marine Villa. We look forward to see you! Facebook Invite

You Can Organize Too! Mixer

Tuesday, June 26 at 7-8:30 pm, Yeyo Arts Collective, 2907 S. Jefferson

ARE YOU THE NEXT ORGANIZER FOR THE ST. LOUIS SMALL PRESS EXPO? The time has come for the original steering committee behind the St. Louis Small Press Expo to *pass the stapler* to a new group of indie publishing enthusiasts. If you are passionate about small press and want to keep the annual expo going after its fifth run, we invite you to attend this informational mixer on June 26. Retiring STLSPExpo organizers will share their experiences and answer questions about the process of putting together a successful expo in hopes of inspiring a new generation of organizers to carry on the 5-year tradition. Facebook Invite

Pele Prints Open House

Thursday, June 28 at 5-8 pm, Pele Prints, 5230 Virginia

We've been settling in to our new studio for a couple of months now. Come see what we've done with the new place so far. We'll have snacks, drinks, and free art to celebrate. Stop by and say hi! Facebook Invite

Organize Bills and Strategize Savings

Thursday, June 28 at 6:30-8 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

REGISTER FOR CLASS on our website at: Presented by Robert Nelson V – Prosperity Connection. Attendees will discuss the importance of organizing & managing your bills, goal setting, and how to increase your personal savings. Additionally, participants will learn and simulate organization and savings strategies to help simplify and strengthen their financial wellness. Facebook Invite

Messages from Mercury

Friday, June 29 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee

Cherokee Street Gallery presents it’s first official art opening with a reception. The show is titled “Messages From Mercury” and features artwork by the gallery’s founder, Benjamin Lowder. Lowder says, “our inaugural show’s title draws from the mythological idea that the planet Mercury, being the closest planet to the sun, functions as the messenger between worlds and presents itself to human beings as the mythological character Hermes. This archetypal character deals with language and travel, functioning as a scribe to communicate the source of creation’s will to humanity in order to guide as on the right path.” Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Young Readers Club

Saturday, June 30 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. This is a free event. Facebook Invite

Black Summer Block Party

Saturday, June 30 at 12-8 pm, Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee

Support Black artists, makers, creatives & creators. Eat, shop, and dance! Facebook Invite

How To Find Scholarships & Secure Your Child a #DebtFreeDegree

Sunday, July 1 at 1-2 pm, Yeyo Arts Collective, 2907 S. Jefferson

Are You a Busy Parent Of A College Bound Teen and You're Worried About How You're Going To Pay For College? Join me for this FREE workshop where we’ll cover: What Are The Five Types of Free Funds? Where Are the Seven Places You Can Find Millions of Dollars in Scholarships? Which Document You Should Complete First To Build a Scholarship Pipeline? How To Make Your Computer Gush Like an Oil Well With Fresh Scholarships Everyday and MORE! Facebook Invite

Clowder House Foundation Visiting Day

Sunday, July 1 at 2-4 pm, Clowder House Foundation, 3134 Wyoming

Come visit our 350+ cats before Independence Day. 4th of July can be stressful to pets and people a like. Why not spend Sunday pampering kitties and relaxing before a firework filled day? Facebook Invite


  • July Yappy Hour and Pool Party, Thursday, July 5 at 6 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

  • 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.

  • Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, July 11 at 4:30 pm, Love Bank Park, 2851 Cherokee

  • The Amazing Taco Race on Cherokee Street, Saturday, July 14 at 11 am-1 pm, Cherokee

  • Bastille Day 2018, Sunday, July 15 from 1-4 pm, Chatillon-DeMil Mansion, Lemp


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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