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September Membership Meeting

Tuesday, September 9
Complimentary wine tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Avenue  

We hope you can join us for the September Membership Meeting next week. If you live in Winnetka Heights, you’re already a member of the neighborhood association. North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine will be providing a free wine tasting, so come early, hang out with your neighbors and get the latest news on upcoming neighborhood happenings. Plus, we’ll be making a special announcement about the highly anticipated Mardi Gras parade float theme!


September Neighborhood Happy Hour

Thursday, September 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pier247, 247 West Davis Street   

Summer will be over before we know it, but that doesn’t mean the fun times are behind us. Let’s say goodbye to one of our sweetest summers ever with cocktails, food and the company of our neighbors at this month’s happy hour. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there! Thanks to Pier247 for hosting. Be sure to like their Facebook page.


Rising Star 2014: An Exhibit and A Fundraiser

It’s time for the biggest Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts fundraiser of the year. This year’s annual fundraiser will highlight rising-star artists nominated by ten prestigious galleries in Dallas including Barry Whistler Gallery, Cohn Drennan Gallery, Craighead Green Gallery, David Dike Fine Arts, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Gallery, The Reading Room and Zhulong Gallery.

Fundraiser: VIP Reception and Gallery Talk
Saturday, September 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.
$50 for OCSFA members
$85 for non-members (price includes membership)
Buy your tickets. They will be held at will call.
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a variety of fine wines, plus learn about contemporary Texas art and the Dallas art community from guest speaker Gail Sachson, founder and owner of Ask Me About Art and a former Chair of the Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission.

Public Reception
Sunday, September 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.
Free and open to the public 
For a delightful way to end your weekend, drop by during the public reception and enjoy artwork from an artist chosen by each gallery owner.

This is the second year for the historic Turner House to host this unique event. Last year’s inaugural event led to one artist having a gallery show, and several of the artists sold works to Dallas art collectors.


Upcoming Crime Watch Information Session

Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Come as early as 6:30 p.m. to enjoy snacks, plus wine provided by North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Avenue

We hope to see everyone at the third Crime Watch Information Session of the year! Our guest speaker will be Yulise Waters, Assistant Attorney with City of Dallas. She joined the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in 2011 and currently serves as a Southwest Division Community Prosecutor. Yulise received her law and undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University. She has a background in family law, and is proficient in Spanish.

Yulise is part of the Community Advocacy Division of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office. This division is committed to the pro-active use of the law to resolve community-based problems by engaging residents and coordinating City services. Yulise works closely with both the Dallas Police Department and Code Enforcement. She’ll make a short presentation on the Community Advocacy Division.

Afterwards, she and representatives from Code Enforcement and the Dallas Police Department will open the meeting for questions on topics such as:
•    Vandalism, theft or burglary
•    Traffic issues and speeding
•    Suspected drug houses
•    High weeds, trash and related code issues
•    Absentee homeowners
•    Issues with street lights and signs