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How to Fest

The 2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival kicks off on June 8th with a showcase of the best independent and brave filmmaking from Texas-based, U.S and world filmmakers. The festival runs through June 11th, with a mélange of feature length films and narrative, documentary, late night, Texas student and cinema shorts. Festival headquarters is located at the Texas Theatre, with multiple screening and party venues around the Cliff, and film panel discussions at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. How do you fest? Click here for a film guide. More...

The Dos of Dues

To date, approximately 1 out of every 4.5 homes in Kessler Park have paid their annual $50 KNU dues. These good neighbors are carrying the load for the whole of our resident body, and contributing to the dos of common area ground maintenance, utilities, historic preservation/ revitalization efforts, street and sidewalk maintenance, safety improvements, special projects & unforeseen expenses, neighborhood events & socials, communication efforts, website, collaborative support of non-profit groups, goods and contracted vendor services and more. More...

What’s Up with those Pesky June Bugs

Here they come! June bugs are on the rise, and fittingly so. They get their name from emerging in great quantities in the month of June. They are also referred to as May beetles (leave it to the early risers), or genus Phyllophaga. There are 300 species of beetles belonging to the plant-eating sub-family Melolonthinae, and share genetic roots with the Egyptian Scarab. These red-brown beetles commonly appear in the Northern Hemisphere during warm spring evenings and like the limelight, literally. More...

Kessler Krawled to a Record Number of Attendees

The 2017 Kessler Krawl was a great success, thanks to our generous sponsors, gracious hosts, tireless volunteers, and a record number of over 200 attendees! Tickets sold out, and funds raised totaled $18,000. Stephanie Kyle, KNU VP and fundraiser chair applauds all who make the event possible. More...

Spring Beautification Day Volunteers Did Quite a Number

A special thank you to the following sprightly neighbors who volunteered their time and Saturday morning to groom 9 islands and medians for all to enjoy! They are Lilia Belitz, Jacquelyn Block, Chuck Daniel, Jan Doherty, Mark Drennan, Kim Dunbar, Lisa Gossard, Rusty Hampton, Robert Kucharski, Larry McNally, Susie Moody, Ray Morris, Cindy Pierce, Jerry and Robyn Reno, Roland Robin, Jerry Sanchez, Bill Silverman, Ron Veech, and Susan Via. More...

Got Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze? The BOPA Mobile Truck Parks In Oak Cliff on May 13th

Household hazardous waste such as cleaners, batteries, paint and other toxic materials should never be placed in your roll cart! A cheat sheet for what items need to be properly disposed of is B-O-P-A (batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze). Get rid of the stuff on May 13th, from 8-11am at the Home Depot on Fort Worth Avenue. More...

Show Active Duty Military Your Support on May 20th

"Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man. For it is he - the soldier, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine - who has fought to preserve freedom. It is his valor that has given renewed hope to the free world that by working together in discipline and faith our ideals of freedom will always prevail." (Admiral Forrest P. Sherman) On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day. More...

A Family-Friendly Memorial Act

May 29th marks Memorial Day, replete with a vacation day and play, and often overlooked freedoms enjoyed! A family-friendly way to celebrate and honor those who have served our country, given their lives for our freedom and since passed, is to visit a local cemetery or national cemetery in your area and put a flag, flower or personalized note on a marked gravesite. More...

Enjoy a Free Day at the Zoo on April 22, Courtesy of District Leaders

District 1 Councilman Scott Griggs has partnered with other council members to invite District 1, 2, 7 and 14 residents to FREE entry at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9am-Noon. At least one guest in your group must reside in these districts and provide proof of residency. The lion's share of the day is complimentary, and parking is $8 per vehicle. More...

Adults Only Easter Egg Hunt

Why do kids have all the fun? This setup for an adult Easter egg hunt is riddled with limericks and rhymes that will tease and delight your significant other! The final clue leads to a surprise, like a personalized gift, Easter basket, or other goody. We’ll leave that up to you. Enjoy a little Easter fun and frolic! More...
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