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We need your help to complete Night in the Heights

It’s time to start looking forward to one of our biggest celebrations of the year! 

Night in The Heights is our signature spring event that progresses through three neighbors’ homes, each celebrating the food and drink of a different country. This year, Night in The Heights will be in mid-May and we’re looking for three houses to host.If you’re interested in hosting, please let us know!

We need your help to complete the event:

* Volunteer to Host

* Volunteer to be on the Committee

* Donate Raffle Items

Expenses are eligible for financial assistance from the neighborhood and are tax deductible. We’ll have a solid committee willing to help if you’re interested in hosting. So if you’d like to be a part of this memorable spring event, please contact either Dana Centola 512.947.8466 or or Liz Ziegler at


Author Jon Garr to speak at Spring 2015 Salon Series

Thursday, March 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Avenue
Tickets cost $20 for non-members and $15 for OCSFA members
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts is continuing their popular Salon Series on Thursday, March 5, with a lecture and book signing by author Jon Gnarr.

Internationally renowned actor, writer, comedian and former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland, Jon Gnarr will make his Dallas debut at Turner House to support the publication of his latest book, The Indian, published by Dallas-based translation publishing house Deep Vellum. Gnarr is currently Writer in Residence at Rice University focusing on writing, speaking on issues he holds most dear (world peace, sexual and gender equality, freedoms for writers and journalists) and performing stand up comedy.

For more information please contact Kenda North, 214-563-9852, or




March Membership Meeting

Enjoy complimentary wine starting at 6:30 p.m., the meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont
Join us for the March Membership Meeting. If you live in Winnetka Heights, you’re already a member of the neighborhood association. North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine will be providing the wine, so come early, hang out with your neighbors and get the latest news on neighborhood happenings. We’ll also announce the nominating committee for the new WHNA officers.

Winnetka Heights Historic District takes Oak Cliff down the yellow brick road

This year’s Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade will be held on Sunday, February 15 starting at 4 p.m. Three-time winner, the Krewe of Winnetka Heights, has been working diligently to make the 2015 float brigade the best ever.

This year, the Krewe has not one, but two floats, and more than a hundred neighbors have signed up to participate.

To give more neighbors the opportunity to participate in this highly anticipated event, this year’s Winnetka Heights parade float theme is “Wizard of Oz.”

According to Steve Bossay, Mardi Gras Committee Chairman, “We chose ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as our theme this year because just like Winnetka Heights, Oz is a magical and diverse place with many strange but wonderful creatures residing in it. We’re an inclusive neighborhood, and we wanted to involve as many neighbors as we could.”

Over the last few weeks, Winnetka Heights neighbors have filled their schedules with all-weekend float builds and late-night costume sewing sessions to bring the Land of Oz to life.

Expect to see all of your favorite characters parading down Davis Street — flying monkeys, adorable munchkins, witches both good and bad, evil apple trees and of course, Cowardly Lions, Tin Men, Scarecrows and Dorothys.

The parade route starts on Davis, runs from Montclair to Madison, and ends in the Bishop Arts District. The Krewe’s floats will be the last in the parade, so be sure to stay to the end and enjoy the show!