The latest WHNA News


Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 6
Complimentary wine will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. 
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont

The next general membership meeting is a month away. Join in on neighborly comradery, learn about upcoming events and get the latest neighborhood news!

We look forward to seeing you next month!


Dash for the Beads to Help Keep Oak Cliff Kids Healthy

The 9th Annual Good Space Dash for the Beads will be on Saturday, February 10 at Kidd Springs Park.

Registration is open, so reserve your spot today for the 10K or 5K run, or the 1-mile walk. Proceeds from this event are donated to Oak Cliff schools and other nonprofit organizations that help promote health and wellness for local grade school children.

Every year at the dash, prizes are awarded for the best-dressed walker, runner and pet, plus trophies are given to the winners of the chip-timed 10K and 5K events. Medals will be presented to the top three male and top three females from various age groups.

After the races, be sure to stop by the after-party at the Dash for the Beads Beer Garden for drinks, plus check out two great bands.

To learn more about the Good Space Dash for the Beads non-profit organization, get details about the event and the after-party, and register for one of the dashes, go online today.


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!