The latest WHNA News


January WH Winos Premium Tasting

Welcome 2018 to the Neighborhood with a WH Winos Premium Tasting
Saturday, January 20
Meet and greet begins at 7 p.m. and the official tasting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The next gathering of the Winnetka Heights Winos will be a reserve and estate wine tasting hosted by Jim and Tina Nohinek on Saturday, January 20. Please bring a wine that is labeled reserve or estate (or the equivalent), so we can expand our palates with wines that are bit out of the ordinary.

Reserve wine is a higher quality of wine, an aged wine, or both. Traditionally, winemakers would reserve some of their best wine, rather than sell it immediately, coining the term.

Estate wine is 100% made from grapes grown on land owned, or controlled, by the winery. Since many wineries source some of their grapes from other growers, many vineyards grow grapes precisely for this purpose. It can be a tough standard to meet.

Here’s how it works: each individual, couple or pair of neighbors brings a bottle of wine and a bite to eat that complements their wine. As the night progresses, everyone will introduce themselves, their wine and their food. We’ll eat and drink one wine and one food item at a time until we’re all full and happy!

What type of wine? For this tasting, we’d like guests to bring a wine that is labeled reserve, estate, or the equivalent. Winos range from novice to aficionado wine drinkers. There is absolutely no snobbery. On any given night, there’s a wide range of wines including whites, reds, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Wine glasses are provided at the event, however, feel free to bring your own special tasting glass(es) since this is a premium tasting.

What type of food? Whatever you like. While some people take the opportunity to flex their kitchen skills, it’s perfectly fine to bring something simply-prepared or even store-bought. Don’t let the cooking keep you away. Just have fun with it!

Here are some tips:
* Bring enough food for at least 24 tastes
* If your food requires a utensil, plate or toothpick to serve, you must bring these items
* You can warm your dish in the oven or microwave, but do not plan to cook your dish at the host’s home

Space is limited to 24 people, so be sure to sign up early by emailing with the name(s) and email address of who will be attending. If you know what varietal of wine you will be bringing, include that in your email.

Residents of Winnetka Heights Historic District and their guest will be given first priority. Non-WHHD residents will be placed on a wait list and accommodated if space allows.

If you have any questions, email or call Jack directly at 817.946.8609. We look forward to seeing you on January 20!

Thank you Jim and Tina for hosting!


First Mardi Gras Parade Float Build: 1/13

First Mardi Gras Parade Float Build  
Saturday, January 13 starting at 11 a.m.
810 West Davis Street
The first Mardi Gras Parade float build will be this weekend! We hope you can make it. The theme will be announced, but be sure to keep it on the down low so we can surprise everyone at the parade.
For more information, you can join the private Facebook group, which is for WInnetka Heights residents only.

First Mardi Gras Parade Planning Meeting: 12/17

Sunday, December 17 starting at 7 p.m.
Now that the WH Holiday Home Tour is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the 2018 Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade, scheduled for Sunday, February 11. The parade will be here before we know it, so we definitely need to start planning.
Lisa Martel and Teri Merrick will be co-chairing the committee this year, and the first planning meeting will be on Sunday, December 17 at 7 p.m. at Nova.
If you can’t make it, but are interested in participating on this year’s float committee, please email Lisa at or Teri at so they get you on the list!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. More details to come!
Screen Shot 2017-12-13 at 2.15.01 AM

OCSFA Turner House December Salon Series

Mike Bogle – Jazz Trio Plays Gershwin
Thursday December 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Buy tickets
A versatile and dynamic musician, Bogle was nominated for a Grammy Award for his arrangement of Chick Corea’s composition “Got A Match?” recorded by the UNT One O’clock Lab Band. Mike Bogle has a Masters and Bachelors of Music degrees in Jazz Studies and a Doctorate of Musical Arts, all from UNT. He resides in Oak Cliff  and is Professor of Commercial Music at Cedar Valley College. Dr. Bogle has performed with Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach, Diana Ross, Doc Severinson, Linda Carter and many Latin music artists and organizations in Miami including Willie Chirino and Lissette, Tania Records, Gustavo Rojas, and El Grupo Chequere. Mike will be accompanied by Lou Harlas (bass) and Harrell Bosarge (drums).


Holiday Party

Winnetka Heights Holiday Party

Saturday, December 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.

Enjoy food, drinks, dancing and more! We’re keeping the silent auction open until 8 p.m. to give neighbors a final chance at winning their favorite items. Dress in your favorite holiday attire, be that serious or fun. There will be awards given for the best holiday outfit, and we’ll also announce the winners of Light Up The Heights.

The Winnetka Heights Holiday Party is free and open exclusively to Winnetka Heights residents. This is an adult-only event, so be sure to get your sitter lined up.