Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 16-26, 2018


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

Summer Drop-In Program

Thursday, August 16 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 Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, August 16 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, August 16 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

Welcome Back Roosevelt High School

Friday, August 17 at 7:15-8:30 am, Roosevelt High School,

Please join us in cheering on and celebrating our high school friends. Let's get them excited for the first day of school and show them they have a team of adults that care for, love and support them. For more details, please contact Darren Young, darren.younglife@gmail.com

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, August 18 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.

Call It Like a Cop

Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30-8:30 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

So you're always told "Call it in!" but don't always feel comfortable or even know what to say? Well, we want to help you call it in like a pro. We bring you the Call It Like a Cop Workshop. Neighborhood Liaison Officer Carl Whittaker and Fox Park Safety Chair Sara Levin will lead an informative and fun workshop to teach you the best way to call in suspicious or illegal activities in the neighborhood. Get more familiar with calling 911 or the non-emergency line, and know that it matters. Facebook Invite

Small Business Basics

Thursday, August 23 at 6:30-8 pm, South Side Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

This class gives participants the knowledge and resources to begin developing a plan for a small business. All classes offered at Prosperity Connection's Excel Centers are FREE and open to everyone! REGISTER FOR CLASS at: http://prosperityconnection.org/excel-center-classes-and-events/​

Cats N' Mats Yoga

Saturday, August 25 at 8 am and 9:30 am, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

Tenth Life Cat Rescue is partnering with Central Studio in their upcoming event the Barre Hop. Tenth Life will be hosting two yoga classes taught by Ami Amore from 8-9 am and 9:30-10:30 am on Saturday August 25, 2018. Tickets can be bought at the link below through Central Studio. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/launch

Saturday Morning Read Along

Saturday, August 25 at 11-12 pm, Apotheosis Comics & Lounge, 3206 S. Grand

It's like story hour - but with (kid-friendly) comics! We're breaking out our new reading rug and picking the most fun book of the week to read! We'll need audience help because saying all these sound effects and voices is hard to do! Bring your own book and read it to the group if you want! Facebook Invite

Aims Moon Paperie Pop Up Shop

Saturday, August 25 at 5-7:30 pm, Boheme, 2308 Cherokee