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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 28-July 8, 2018

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

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

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.

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

Open event dog party! Come play in the pools, have a drink and visit with your neighbors! All are welcome! Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Caturday Story Hour

Saturday, July 7 at 11:30 am - 12 pm, Tenth Life, 3200 Cherokee

We invite children of all ages and their parents/legal guardians to join our bi-weekly summer story time. Get cozy on our couches and rugs while a Tenth Life volunteer or staff member reads a family friendly cat themed story!*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

Fair St. Louis - BPW Volunteers Needed (FUNDRAISER)

Saturday, July 7 at 1-11 pm, Arch Grounds

Benton Park West's largest fundraiser, we will sell beverages at Fair St. Louis. We will need beer pourers, drink runners, and sellers. We need your help! 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. Questions, please contact Scott McIntosh at 314-719-6507.


  • 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

  • Celebrate and Activate: Gravois Jefferson Plan Adoption, Monday, July 16 at 6-8 pm, Artist Art on Cherokee, 2643 Cherokee

  • 9th Ward/20th Ward Candidates Forum, Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30-9 pm, Treffpunkt, 3453 S. Jefferson


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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