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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 19-29, 2018

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

Salvation Army's Summer Drop-In Program

Thursday, July 19 at 12-3 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Youth Ages 5-17 Are invited to join us July 10-August 9 (Tuesday-Thursday) for a free summer drop in program from 12-3. Come for games, snacks, crafts, sports, and a good time! 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

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.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, July 23 at 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community.We have some very important bylaw changes to discuss. The proposed changes involve additional language in our mission statement that will enable us to use legal tools for taking action against tax delinquent and derelict vacant properties in Marine Villa. Facebook Invite

Money in the Bank

Thursday, July 26 at 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

In this open conversation, participants will:

  • Discuss the overall cost of being unbanked

  • Understand how to avoid fees from financial institutions

  • Overcome fears and concerns related to applying for an account

All classes offered at Prosperity Connection's Excel Centers are FREE and open to everyone!

StartUP School Bus(iness) Tour

Friday, July 27 at 5-9:30 pm, DK Solutions, 2727 S. Jefferson

Dk Solutions, LLC wants to show entrepreneurs the top co-working spaces and business community resources in the city. We will start with a happy hour at the DK Annex at 5- 6 pm. We will then hop on an air conditioned school bus and tour area co-working spaces 6-9:30 pm. We will tour each space and hear a mini presentation from a business professional from the areas of financial literacy, networking, ideation, entrepreneurship. Facebook Invite

2nd Annual Fox Park Movie Night featuring the Black Panther

Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm, Fox Park, 2716 Shenandoah

The residents and neighbors surrounding Fox Park will take the park for a family fun, completely free movie night in the park sponsored by Nexcore. Facebook Invite

Temporal Cities Blanket Fort Festival

Sunday, July 29 at 3-7 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

4th Annual Community Blanket Fort Festival. Family Friendly. All ages welcome. Music, activities, and fun for all! Facebook Invite


  • 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:

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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