The latest WHNA News


Special Meeting of WHNA Membership

Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Nova, 1417 West Davis Street 

All residents of the Winnetka Heights Historic District are members of the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association, and are all invited to a special meeting to amend the association’s Certificate of Formation.

We expect the meeting to only last a few minutes.

Meeting details:
The WHNA is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit status independent from Heritage Oak Cliff (formerly the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League).

To seek this determination, the association needs to adopt provisions in its Certificate of Formation addressing the association’s non-profit status. These provisions are already in the association’s Bylaws, but the IRS now requires them in the Certificate of Formation. There will be no change to the operations of the association. We will also seek to adopt certain policies consistent with IRS guidelines.

So, come join your neighbors for this quick meeting at Nova, plus enjoy a drink to help kick off Halloween at our favorite pub.


Mark your calendar for National Night Out

Tuesday, October 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rosemont Park, located at Rosemont Ave. and 7th St.

Join us for this family-friendly event that’s become a favorite tradition in Winnetka Heights.

Dallas City Council Member Scott Griggs will be stopping by, as well as representatives from the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.

Come enjoy free pizza and sodas, music, and plenty of fun activities for the kids including face painting, a bounce house, a piñata, plus you can take pictures of them with the firetruck.

We’ll be offering helpful crime prevention tips and more information about NOCUPP, a program that provides off-duty DPD officers to patrol our neighborhood in order to prevent crime before it happens.

Want to volunteer?
To make this event our best yet, we need a DJ to prepare a mix to play on our sound system, and volunteers to help with clean up after the event. If you want to help out, email Russ Aikman at We’d greatly appreciate it!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Rafael Anchía
Billy’s Welding Service

Tug o' war poster

Join the WHNA Tug-of-War Team

Get information at the organizational meeting
Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Nova, 1417 West Davis Street

Are you looking for a fun, yet competitive way to show your Winnetka Heights neighborhood spirit?

Do you secretly dream of showing Kings Highway that we rock? Do you want to put Kessler Park in their place (behind us)? Do you want to one-up Elmwood after they took the Mardi Gras Parade win from us this year? Do you want Bishop Arts to know we rule?

Then, join our WHNA Tug-of-War team. We need strong and fearless individuals to come out and show North Oak Cliff that we can win the War o’ the ‘Hoods on Sunday, October 8 at the Bishop Arts Pumpkin Fest. Click on the image above for more details.

If you are interested and can’t make it to Nova, then email Linda Jackson at, or call or text her at 214.289.6830.

Hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday!

September and October Winnetka Heights Wine Tastings

WHNA Winnetka Winos is back! Our first two tastings are back-to-back.
Reserve your spots by emailing Jack Hagler at

Saturday, September 30
Theme: Winter is Coming — What wine do you turn to when the weather turns cool?
Hosts: Barry French and Karen Foster French

Saturday, October 7
Theme:  Neighbors Pot Luck — Share your favorite with your neighbors.
Hosts: Richard Ewers and Elissa House

Meet and greet begins at 7 p.m. and the official tasting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Sign up for one or sign up for both events. Please provide your first and second choice of dates, in case there’s a heavy response for attendance.

Here’s the skinny: Each individual, couple or pair of neighbors brings a bottle of wine and a bite to eat that complements their wine. Bring whatever wine and food you like. Have fun with it!

Remember these tips:

* Bring enough food for at least 24 tastes
* If your food requires a utensil, plate, fork, spoon 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 for each event: Sign up early by emailing Jack Hagler at with the name(s) and email address of who will be attending. WH Wino wine tastings book to capacity quickly.

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 Jack at or call directly at 817.946.8609. We look forward to seeing you!


Turner House Rising Star

Annual Rising Star Exhibition and Fundraiser
Weekend of September 16-17
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.
Buy tickets to the reception

The Rising Star exhibition highlights 12 “Rising Star” artists nominated by 12 Dallas area art galleries. Please join the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts on the weekend of September 16-17 for our annual fundraising event.

The fundraiser reception, featuring speaker Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts, will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $85.00 for individual tickets (includes an individual membership to the OCSFA) and $50.00 for OCSFA members.

A reception for the public will be held Sunday, September 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.