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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 23-September 2, 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

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

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.

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 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Please join us for the MVNA general assembly meeting at The Irish Corner Pub. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community. Facebook Invite

Tower Grove East Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, August 28 at 7-8 pm, Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee

Join us us for the August Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association meeting! We'll update Facebook with the full agenda when it's finalized. Don't forget to stay after the meeting for social hour! Note: childcare is provided on site. Facebook Invite

Fox Park Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Thursday, August 30 at 7-10 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

AUGUST 30 - THAT'S RIGHT - AUGUST! Everyone welcome. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Agenda TBA. Come join your neighbors for our monthly meeting. Facebook Invite

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, September 1 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

Free Hugs Tour Concert with Bryan Royle

Sunday, September 2 at 7-9 pm, Salvation Army, 2740 Arsenal

Bryan Royle is a gospel artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an approach that is fresh, vulnerable, and accessible to people of all backgrounds, Bryan works to bring the love and freedom of Christ wherever he goes. His latest record, For a Time to Come, is a gospel record in every sense of the word, and dives deep into what it means to be a Christian in our world.Come join us for a free concert! Refreshments will be served afterwards. Facebook Invite


  • Pics in the Park to benefit Benton Park Dog Park, Saturday, September 8 at 11 am-5 pm, Benton Park

  • Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30 pm

  • Third District Community Outreach Meeting, Thursday, September 13 at 7-8 pm, STLMPD 911 Call Center, 1225 Spruce

  • Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk, Saturday, September 15 at 6 pm, Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, September 20 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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