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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,

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:​

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.

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

Our first Pop Up Shop of the year! Come shop our Botanical Daydream collection including our new Post it Notes! Enjoy a selection of Hors D’oeuvre + Enter to win a giveaway. Mix + Mingle in a beautiful French inspired boutique. Facebook Invite

Sidewalk Seats: Community Work Day

Sunday, August 26 at 11 am-2 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Perennial is excited to work with Dutchtown South Community Corporationto implement "Sidewalk Seats" a community art project to create public seating from salvaged furniture! The seats created through this project will be installed along Chippewa Street in late September.We invite you to drop by the shop and lend a hand on Sunday 8/26 between 11am-2pm. We'll be teaching folks basic furniture repair and refinishing skills that you can try out on some of the seating for the project. Come for a little bit or for the whole session to pick up some new skills and contribute to "Sidewalk Seats!" Facebook Invite

Concert in the Park: Leslie Nillisen and The Occasionals

Sunday, August 26 from 4-7 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Admission to summer concerts is always free. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event, but feel free to bring your own. Proceeds benefit Benton Park Neighborhood Association.


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, August 27 at 7 pm

  • Free Hugs Tour Concert with Bryan Royle, Sunday, September 2 at 7 pm, Salvation Army, 2740 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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