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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:

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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