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February Happy Hour  

Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

It’s time for another Progressive Happy Hour celebrating the independent retailers that make our community so vibrant! Join us this Thursday for refreshing adult beverages and snacks.

VaporScape, Winter Lennon and Est. 1914 will all keep their shops open for us. So come check them out, get to know your neighbors and help support the local places that are within walking distance of our neighborhood.
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Take the chill off with a WH Winos premium tasting in February

WH Winos Premium Tasting
Saturday, February 18
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 Lee Ruiz and Chris Barker on Saturday, February 18. 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 Jack.P.Hagler@iCloud.com  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 Jack or call him directly at 817.946.8609. We look forward to seeing you on February 18!

Thank you Lee and Chris for hosting!

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First Mardi Gras Float Build this weekend!

Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
810 West Davis Street

Our first float build will be this weekend! We’ll work on the float, plus collect any donated supplies.

Here is a list of what we need, if you happen to have any surplus sitting in your garage:
• Lumber – 2X4s, 1X4s, 1X2 (furring strips) and plywood
• Paint – primer, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, blue, gray, black and white metallic (any color)
• Painting supplies – brushes, masking tape, buckets, trays, rollers • Sprayers, drop cloths
• Sandpaper/sanding blocks (all grits)
• Wood glue, Gorilla Glue, hot glue gun sticks
• Glitter – gold, red, blue, orange
• Foam insulation sheets (the pink ones)
• PVC – various sizes
• Staple gun staples
• Wood screws
• Sparkly stuff – Christmas garland, glitter craft sheets, etc. that are primarily gold, red, blue

Please label anything that you want back after we are done. If you need help getting it to the location, please post your request in the private Facebook group.

Thanks everyone. It’s gonna be amazing!

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Great news: WH Winos is back!

WH Winos Neighborhood Wine Tasting is Back!
Saturday, January 28
Meet and greet begins at 7 p.m. and the official tasting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

We’re bringing back WH Winos and the first tasting will be hosted by Russ Aikman on Saturday, January 28. This is a great chance to eat, drink and have fun with your neighbors, plus meet new people.

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? Anything works. Winos range from novice to aficionado wine drinkers. There is absolutely no snobbery. Bring something special or something you just found at the store. While we all enjoy tasting the fancy stuff, we also appreciate finding new, inexpensive and accessible wines. On any given night, there’s a wide range of wines including whites, reds, sparkling wines and dessert wines.

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 Jack.P.Hagler@iCloud.com with the name(s) of who will be attending. If you have any questions, email Jack or call him directly at 817.946.8609.

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Our first Mardi Gras parade meeting is this week!

2017 Winnetka Heights Mardi Gras Parade Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.
810 West Davis St.

The Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade will be here before we know it, and we’re ready to get started on the Winnetka Heights float.

We’ll kick things off at our first meeting this Wednesday, so be sure to come if you want to participate! We’ll discuss what this year’s float build will entail, plus talk about the theme (psssst – it’s a secret).

If you can’t make it to the first meeting, but want to participate in future float builds, be sure to join this private group. This will be your go-to source for discussions, information about the float, the build schedule and any other updates that occur throughout the process.

This is one our favorite times of the year, and a great chance for you to get involved, hang out with your neighbors and meet new folks. We invite all Winnetka Heights neighbors, of all ages, to join us in this year’s parade. The more kids, the better!

You can learn more about the float build by joining our private group.

We hope to say as many of you as we can on Wednesday! Thank you to all the neighbors who’ve participated in this fun event in past years.