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Saturday
Aug042018

Gateway Cup Housing (2018)

Gateway Cup Housing

The Gateway Cup organizers are seeking host housing for out-of-town cyclists competing in upcoming Labor Day weekend races.  Benton Park will host the final day of racing on Labor Day Monday – the Benton Park Classic. 

If you are interested in hosting 1 person or groups anywhere from 2 to 8 in your home, please let us know, and we will pass along your contact info to the organizers to match you with a person or group.  Racers may arrive as early as Thursday August 30 and would depart as late as Tuesday, September 4.  The organizers are seeking clean, friendly homes for the racers, that are ideally on or near one of the race courses.  Racers will provide their own food and drink.  Hosts would provide a place to sleep, linens and bath towels.  We hosted a female team from Mexico last year.  It was a wonderful experience.  Please let us know soon so Gateway can let the racers know there is a warm welcome waiting for them in Benton Park!  Contact Mike Killeen at mike@killeenstudio.com if interested.  Questions, call me at 314-713-0885.

Friday
Aug032018

Benton Park and the Greater Ville Unite for Change (8.18.18)

Do you want to get to know your St. Louis neighbors, near and far? Benton Park is teaming up with SLACO (St. Louis Association of Community Organizations) for Neighborhoods United for Change, a four-hour experience on Saturday, August 18. The program was created to help bridge the city’s racial, economic and geographic divides, and build lasting relationships between North and Southside neighborhoods. 

The event will begin with a bus tour of Benton Park and a sister neighborhood in North St. Louis. You will learn about the history, community members and businesses that make both neighborhoods unique. Skilled facilitators will guide discussion about racial experiences in St. Louis and city-wide issues. Lunch will be provided in Benton Park. 

This is your opportunity to experience another beautiful, diverse community and share lunch with residents from across the Delmar divide. Participation is free, but RSVP soon because space is limited. Tell your friends and let’s make sure our neighborhood is well-represented.

PLEASE E-MAIL KRISTY TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE (kristyunruh1@gmail.com).  Seats are limited.

Press coverage: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridging-regional-divides-getting-know-each-other-and-other-neighborhoods#stream/0 

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/north-and-south-city-neighborhoods-unite-to-promote-change-in-communities/63-529533733

Saturday
Jun092018

Concert in the Park: Beth Bombara & Whoa Thunder (6.17.18)

Join us in beautiful Benton Park on Sunday, June 17th from 4 to 7 PM for music from Beth Bombara and Whoa Thunder. If you'd like to check them out, here are their respective BandCamp pages (you can listen to their music and purchase CD's too):

Beth Bombara

Whoa Thunder

Here's a link to the Facebook Event Page.

*** We still need some volunteers too, head over to the Volunteer Form if you'd like to help out... It's always a ton of fun!