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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 2-12, 2018

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

August Members Only Pool Party and Yappy Hour

Thursday, August 2 at 5-8 pm, Benton Park West Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Members only event! Come out and play with your dog park members and friends! Cool drinks, wet dogs and music! Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Thursday, August 2 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 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!* Facebook Invite

Finding Our Tribe (Fnding Our Tribe)

Thursday, August 2 at 6:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

This event will feature a panel moderated by Sylvia Watkins with a successful sisterhood tribe that will share their stories and secrets for making the tribe last and a movie trailer screening and talk with the filmmaker, Aziza Binti and co-producer, Brittini Gray of Movement Women-The Making of a Crew. Bubbles and small bites will also be available to add to the fun. Facebook Invite

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, August 4 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

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.

Community Clothing Swap

Sunday, August 5 at 1-3 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Each clothing swap is set-up like a department store (all shirts in one spot, all pants in another, etc.). You bring clothes you no longer want (but are still in fine shape) and take home new-to-you items from the swap. Plus, you can enjoy fresh baked Dogtown Pizza cookies and a cold Schlafly beer while you shop! Door Fee: $10 with clothes to swap, $15 empty handed. Facebook Invite

Summer Drop-In Program

Tuesday, August 7 at 12-3 pm, Salvation Army - Temple, 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 Street Community Market

Wednesday, August 8 at 4:30-8 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

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

Social Media for Startups

Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30-9:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Social Synergy Project is thrilled to partner with Digital Promise and Facebook to offer this 4-week Social Media Marketing Workshop. This workshop is free for everyone and open to the public. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a young or seasoned professional, or a college student, or if you’re just curious about digital marketing, Facebook and Instagram, come join us! Facebook Invite

SouthSide Arts Celebration!

Thursday, August 9 at 5:30-7 pm, Fox Park, 2617 Shenandoah

To celebrate the conclusion of 5 great weeks of art-making in Fox Park, we are inviting the whole community to come celebrate and see the kids' creations! Art will be displayed around the baseball field in Fox Park. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, August 11 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

Gallery walk in the Cherokee Street Arts District second Saturdays of the month from 6-10 PM. Participating galleries exhibiting various medias of art. Rotating galleries on Cherokee Street.Sat. July 14, 6-10 PM. *Untitled Fine Art hosting live music by Steven Deeds from 9-?; Mark Sheppard Gallery: 1925 Cherokee St.; Cherokee Street Gallery: 2617 Cherokee St; Untitled Fine Art: 2920 Cherokee St.; Flood Plain Gallery: 3151 Cherokee St. Facebook Invite


  • Welcome Back Fanning Middle School, Tuesday, August 14 at 7:15-8:30 am, Fanning Middle Community Education Center, 3417 Grace

  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, August 16 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, August 16 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


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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