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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 12-22, 2018

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

The Amazing Taco Race on Cherokee Street

Saturday, July 14 at 11 am-1 pm, Cherokee

Do you like solving mysteries, eating delicious tacos, and learning more about Cherokee Street?! Join Friends of Casa de Salud this summer for our first scavenger-hunt style taco tour of South City's acclaimed Cherokee Street! For details and ticket prices, please see the 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.

Bastille Day 2018

Sunday, July 15 from 1-4 pm, Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3355 DeMenil

It's time once again for the annual Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation Bastille Day Celebration! We will be featuring live dance, reenactments, cash bar, and a food truck for your enjoyment. Come tour the beautiful Mansion and see our new garden additions!Members of the Mansion get in for FREE and general entry is $10. Facebook Invite

Dreamer + Disruptor Live Podcast Launch

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

You are invited to the First Ever Dreamer+Disruptor Live Podcast, hosted by Kristy Jackson and the new DK Coaching Team. We won't reveal this powerful coaching team until the event, so don’t miss it. We want you to be in the room to help us celebrate our new beginnings at DK Solutions, LLC. We've been busy building a new website, scouting out the best coaching team, and creating the new Dreamer+Disruptor podcast that features bold and revealing interviews with change makers and risk takers that are showing us the way in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship. Refreshments will be served. VIP tickets available for podcast hosts. Facebook Invite

San Loo Night Bike Ride

Tuesday, July 17 at 7-10 pm, San Loo, 3211 Cherokee

Let's get outside and ride some bikes!! We are doing a leisurely night time weekday ride!! We will hit up some cool southside spots- a bar and some cool parks- then head back to San Loo for drinks. Jeff's rides are always the coolest. Bring swim wear or be prepared to strip down for a super secret swim spot! Facebook Invite

9th Ward/20th Ward Candidates Forum

Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30-9 pm, Treffpunkt, 3453 S. Jefferson

Please join us for a forum for the candidates appearing on the August 7th ballot. 6:30 - Doors open; 7:00 - Forum begins. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, July 19 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Street 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.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, July 19 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

Death and Fortune | Product Release Party

Friday, July 20 at 6-10 pm, Golden Gems, 3256 Cherokee

Celebrate the release of the Golden Gems + Andy May collaboration, Death and Fortune on Friday July 20th! Golden Gems and Andy May have come together to release a limited run of pins and patches not for the faint of heart. Get your fortune told, enjoy complimentary libations and small eats, test your luck and spin the wheel of fortune, get a temporary tattoo, and more! Facebook Invite

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, July 21 at 9 am, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2800 Wyoming

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.

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, July 21 at 10:30-11:30 am, Teatopia, 2606 Cherokee

Teaple, bring the kids and let's all enjoy some great stories, hot tea, and each other's presence. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Caturday Story Hour

Saturday, July 21 at 11:30-12:30 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

Join the cats at Tenth Life Cat Rescue for our Summer Story Time!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


  • 2nd Annual Fox Park Movie Night featuring the Black Panther, Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm, Fox Park

  • Temporal Cities Blanket Fort Festival, Sunday, July 29 at 3-7 pm, Benton Park

  • Celebrate and Activate: Gravois Jefferson Plan Adoption, Monday, July 30 at 6-8 pm, Artist Art on Cherokee, 2643 Cherokee


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

Nader and Sons

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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