Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 8-18, 2019
Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.
St. Louis Roadies Showcase
Friday, August 9 at 6:30-10 pm, Peter & Paul Community Services, 2612 Wyoming
Join us on August 9th to watch the St. Louis Roadies show off their skills and play against teams from all over St. Louis. Eight teams will battle against the Roadies to see if they have what it takes! This event is meant to showcase the Roadies & the hard work they've put into their team. Facebook Invite
Rise Over Run + WILD WILD
Friday, August 9 at 7-10 pm Monaco_USA, Cherokee
Monaco is pleased to present two exhibitions opening: 'Rise Over Run' and 'WILD WILD.'' Both are Kansas City based artists. Facebook Invite
Movie Night: Detective Pikachu
Saturday, August 10 at 5-7 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal
Come join us for a our free monthly movie night, where we will be showing Detective Pikachu. We will have popcorn, drinks, hotdogs, snacks, and other concession items for sale. Facebook Invite
Cherokee Street 2nd Saturday
Saturday, August 10 at 6-9 pm, Cherokee
There are gallery exhibitions and live music up and down Cherokee Street with DJ's spinning late night at the B-Side. PLUS:Untitled Fine Art is presenting live music by The Midoesles. Their unique "Brasileiramericanna" sound will accompany an exhibition of engaging visual artists currently on view in the gallery. Complementary refreshments will be provided. Untitled Fine Art is located at 2920 Cherokee Street. Facebook Invite
Jeremy Rabus Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 10 at 6-9 pm, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee
Cherokee Street Gallery is hosting an opening reception exhibition of new artwork by Jeremy Rabus. Refreshments will be provided by Urban Chestnut Brewery. Facebook Invite
Catch a wave at the Marquette Park Pool and join us for a poolside showing of Disney's Moana on Saturday, August 10th! The pool will stay open late, and neighbors and families can watch the movie from their pool floats. Land-lovers should bring along a chair. The movie will start as soon as it gets dark (about 8 pm). This event is FREE. 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.
in. Open to the public, bring your friends!
2nd Sunday Flow Jam
Sunday, August 11 at 5-8 pm, Fellowship STL, 3453 S. Jefferson
Flow jam is open to all flow props and acroyogis. Open to all! We will be setup at the Humboldt Circle in Tower Grove Park, between the Humboldt South/North pavilions. The spot is shaded, grassy, and near portapotties. Plenty of parking. We will have music. Feel free to bring coolers, lawn chairs, or anything else you might want for the afternoon. Facebook Invite
Opening Reception for the Rita Ford Community Center
Tuesday, August 13 at 6-7:30 pm 3353 California
Join us for refreshments an brief testimonials to the community-building efforts of the late Rita Ford, founder of the Gravois Park Block Link Neighborhood Association and our long time president. We will be accepting donations to our roof fund! Facebook Invite
Back to School Welcome Day!
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:15-8:30 am, Fanning Middle School, 3417 Grace
Simply show up and meet at Fanning Middle School (Door 6 - the side door closest to the cafeteria) to cheer kids on as they enter through the school doors! We're bringing posters boards, pom poms, a red carpet, and many "yahoos!" and "Yay! you made it to your first day of school!". Let's get them excited for the first day of school and remind them that they have a community of adults that care, love, and support them. Facebook Invite
BPWNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal
Please join us to hear the details of all committee activities and have input to board decisions concerning your neighborhood. Often perspective business owners will present their plans to us and seek a letter of support. You have the opportunity to ask questions, voice your opinion, and vote for or against a letter of support. All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. Please visit our Events Page for details.
Cherokee Street CID Meeting
Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee
Cherokee Street Community Improvement District (CID) meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at Artist Art. New events, neighborhood and district updates, and all other information regarding Cherokee Street are covered. These meetings are public and open to all. Business owners, residents, property owners, and/or anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite
Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, August 15 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.
Summer Meet + Greet: Welcome our New Executive Director
Friday, August 16 at 5:30-8 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway
Join us to welcome Katie Carpenter as Perennial's new Executive Director! Perennial's Board of Directors and Staff welcomed Katie Carpenter as the organization's new Executive Director in July. We are excited for you to meet Katie, and check out Perennial's new outdoor dye garden. Drinks and light snacks will be served along with a fun upcycled craft project. Facebook Invite
BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour
Saturday, August 17 at 9-10 am, Love Bank Park, Cherokee
Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! We will be starting at Love Bank Park (the corner of Cherokee St. and Nebraska Ave.). *Feel free to bring a bucket, gloves and trash picker upper if you like. We have trash bags that have been donated by Operation Brightside.
Happy Hour Fundraiser: Planned Parenthood, Tuesday, August 20 at 5-10 pm, Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee
Concordia Seminary Servant Event, Wednesday, August 21 at 9:45 am, Pride of Potomac Garden
Cherokee Cleanup, Sunday, August 25 at 11 am, Love Bank Park, Cherokee
Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, August 26 at 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee
A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:
Five Star Senior Center
Salvation Army Temple Corps
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.