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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 13-23, 2018

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

Third District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, September 13 at 7-8 pm, STLMPD 911 Call Center, 1225 Spruce

We will tour the Communications Division, 911 Call Center. Limited space available. Please be sure to RSVP to Office Pat Clancy ( or 444-2564). During the meeting, you’ll be able to ask questions of the speakers, Captain Ryan Cousins, and other officers. They will also share updates and other information about crime and safety in the district. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Read Along

Saturday, September 8 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

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.

Noontime 30 minute Community Yoga every Wednesday!

Wednesdays from 12-12:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Energize yourself with a 30 minute All-Levels Yoga break each Wednesday at NOON!One of our dedicated teachers will guide you through a dynamic, moving meditation paired with specific breathing techniques to help relieve and unravel the stress and tension inherent in our daily modern grind. This is a yoga experience open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. A perk for members, and $5 suggested donation for non-members. We have plenty of mats + blocks, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, September 20 at 5:30-6:30 pm, *NEW LOCATION* Artists Art, 2643 Cherokee

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.

Landmarks' Urbanites September Meet-Up

Thursday, September 20 at 6-8 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

Come check out Refab with your friends at Urbanites! We'll be touring this cool shop dedicated to deconstruction and refabrication with the owner, and perusing over 180 years of STL building materials and history. Plus, there will be cold, free beverages to enjoy! Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 20 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

MADP Trivia Night

Saturday, September 22 at 6:15-10 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Please join the St. Louis chapter of MADP for a fun-filled evening including: Cash prizes for winning tables, Attendance prizes, Drawing and more. Support Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and some fun at the same time!!! Doors open at 6:15, Trivia begins at 7:00 pm $20 per person, $160 for a table of 8 (includes beer, soda, popcorn). To register contact Margaret @ 314-322-5159, Facebook Invite

Fox Park's Nearly Occasional Bocce Tournament

Sunday, September 23 at 1-4 pm, Fox Park, 2716 Shenandoah

Join us for the Nearly Occasional Bocce Tournament in Fox Park. This event is a fundraiser for the Fox Park Neighborhood Association and helps to fund other outreach and events, such as National Night Out and the Fall Festival.Whether you call it bocce, pétanque, or lawn bowling, we will start rolling at 1 PM on Sunday, September 23! $30/team if paid in advance; $40/team day of event. EventBrite


  • RVSTL Rehabbers Club Contractor Expo, Saturday, September 29 at 10 am - 12 pm, Habitat for Humanity Restore, 3830 S. Grand

  • So Fresh So clean So Creative Southside St Louis, Saturday, September 29 at 10 am – 3 pm, 3353 California

  • Common Sound Festival, Saturday, September 29 at 1-6 pm, Marquette Park, Compton at Gasconade


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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