Special Events


Worcola Witches & Warlocks Walk 2014

posted Oct 18, 2014, 7:29 AM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Oct 18, 2014, 8:01 AM ]

Friday October 31 from 5:30 to 7:00. 

Join us for trick-or-treating, fun and games at our 2nd annual VPNA Children’s Halloween Party.

WHEN: Friday October 31 from 5:30 to 7:00

WHERE: Host Home/Check In 5603 Willis

Other homes on the route (5600 blocks of Richard & 5600 Miller)

WHAT: Goodie Bags, Trick or Treat Stops En Route & Activity Stations including Games and Photo Booth.

This event is aimed towards children elementary age and under. With a Vickery Place newsletter or proof of Robert E Lee PTA membership, 2 children can participate for free; without the newsletter or additional children, we recommend a $5 donation per child to the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association.

Check-in will begin at 5:30 at the northeast corner of Worcola and Willis. You must check-in to take full advantage of the event. Parents must accompany children for the duration of the event.

Volunteers are welcome! Email us at info@vpna.org for further details.

Stay tuned to Facebook, our web site and email blasts for any updates.

Find photos from 2013 on Facebook here.


National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime 2014 Block Party

posted Oct 4, 2014, 9:02 AM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 10:09 AM ]

Tuesday, October 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm;  2600 block of Glencoe, between Miller & Willis

This year marks the 31st Annual National Night (NNO) Out Against Crime.   Each year VPNA makes a huge effort to gather as many neighbors as possible for our annual National Night Out Against Crime block party.  At the Block Party we enjoy food, entertainment, a raffle, and most importantly, an opportunity to get to know our neighbors and build our community! (Time Lapse Video from 2013 with music by Salim Nourallah)  (Pics from 2012)  (Pics from 2011)

NEW THIS YEAR - the Reverse Food Truck - a food drive on wheels!  Bring a few canned foods and other non-perishables items because 100% of your contribution goes toward reversing hunger in Dallas! 

Also new this year is our Master of Ceremonies,  Dave "Chaos" Walkington, who is a VP resident, GM & DJ at local radio station KNON.

Returning in 2014, in the food category, are Ruthie's Food Truck specializing in amazing sandwiches on artisan bread with fine cheeses, Jo Dawg's Food Truck serving custom hot dogs, links, polish sausages & bratwurst, Wackym's Kitchen serving delicious cookies and treats and for kids big and small - is Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles.

As for beverages, we'll have bottled water, soft drinks, and three (yes 3!) kegs of beer - Lakewood Lager and Rock Ryder from the Lakewood Brewing Company!  

And for entertainment, back again is Vickery Place resident Salim NourallahYou will also have the chance to visit with our local Dallas Police Department officers, our City Council Members and other City of Dallas representatives. 

Admission to the NNO Block Party is free, but be sure to bring some cash for food trucks, games, kids’ activities, and raffle tickets. Beer will be available for a donation. 

VPNA will also have an information table where you can purchase Vickery Place t-shirts and glasses and sign up for our crime watch e-newsletter and get your car sticker.

Hope to see you there and please tell your neighbors!


Fourth Annual Food & Wine Walk

posted May 5, 2014, 1:00 PM by Will Short   [ updated May 29, 2014, 8:34 AM ]

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for tickets that may become available between now and May 31, please send an email to winewalk@vickeryplace.org.

The fourth annual Vickery Place Food & Wine Walk will take place on Saturday May 31st at 7pm, and will feature three stops at beautiful porches and front lawns on a walkable route through our neighborhood. 

This year we will again have delicious selections of food provided by local restaurants, and perfectly paired with fine wines and Champagne. 

Date and Time:    Saturday, May 31st, 

                               7pm - 10pm


Tickets:                $50 on the day of the event or as part of the waiting list, 
                              $45 if purchased online through the VPNA Store.

Location:              Will-call and ticket sales at 
                              5601 Richard Avenue

Map:                     The path for the evening: Google Map (see, also, below)

Tickets for the event may be purchased online for $45 each up until (i) 24 hours before the event or (ii) the event sells out, at which point the ticket price will increase to $50 per ticket, which (as always) includes a 10oz laser-etched keepsake wine glass.  The wine glass and wristband you will receive at the first house will act as your ticket for the event.

Stay tuned to www.vickeryplace.org and our Facebook/Google+ pages  for updates. We will also send updates out to our email list which you can join on our web page. 

In order to keep the crowd size more intimate and manageable, we have to limit online ticket sales to no more than 90 people. Last year we sold out online days before the event, so reserve your spot as soon as you can to avoid disappointment! Please note that tickets may only be sold to those 21 and over. Tickets are not refundable, but due to the demand, there is usually no problem in selling a ticket to someone else (via our facebook page for example) if you discover that you can't make the date for some reason.

Click here to go to the online store and purchase your tickets before they sell out!


Coffee With Cops to be Held at McDonald's this Friday, Dec 20th

posted Dec 18, 2013, 4:20 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Dec 18, 2013, 4:23 PM ]


5403 Ross Avenue, 75206  

The Dallas Police Department is inviting people to McDonald’s locations across the city for a free coffee and to chat with officers who patrol their neighborhoods. Coffee with Cops is planned for 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., this Friday, December 20. Deputy chiefs and neighborhood patrol officers will answer questions. McDonald’s will give one cup of coffee to customers.

The McDonald's location for Central Patrol (the Division that serves Vickery Place) is 5403 Ross Avenue, 75206

No VPNA General Meeting in December

posted Dec 6, 2013, 4:57 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Dec 6, 2013, 5:59 PM ]

There will be no monthly meeting in December.  The next scheduled meeting is for Thursday, January 9th at a time and place TBD.  

Happy Holidays to all!

VPNA November Annual Meeting POT LUCK & ARTISAN FAIRE

posted Nov 8, 2013, 3:52 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Nov 8, 2013, 3:56 PM ]

Thursday, November 14th, 7-9pm; Vickery Towers, Dining Room, 5623 Belmont Avenue.    The neighborhood association’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 7pm, when the 2014 VPNA Board of Directors will be elected into office. Following tradition of past years, we will also host a pot luck holiday feast and neighborhood artisan faire, giving everyone a jump start on the holiday season.

The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates for the 2014 VPNA board of directors, four officers and a minimum of five/maximum of nine members at large. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Proof of residency required to vote in the election. (Please show as you check in).

The Pot Luck dinner will be generously provided by the current VPNA board and committee members. If you have a special dish that you would like to share, please bring it. Beer, wine and beverages will also be available.

Live local—you bet! You can’t go more local then you own neighborhood! Come see what our neighborhood artists have to offer:

• Origami Ornaments made by Isabel & Katherine Adams

• Jewelry and Accessories by Maria Gonzalez

• Mexican Hand-Embroidered Pillows from Candy Hearne

• Recycled Glass, both functional & artwork by Mathew Ladin

• Oil Paintings on canvas by Laura Petka

• Beaded Jewelry and Found Object Art by Charlotte Lindsey

• Stella & Dot Jewelry presented by Kasey Pozzi

• Botanical Mono-Print Cards by Teresa Wyatt van der Enden

• Vickery Place merchandise such as T-shirts, beer glasses, wine glasses, commemorative plaques, note cards and Sign Toppers also available.

Worcola Witches & Warlocks Walk

posted Oct 21, 2013, 5:16 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 7:32 PM ]


Join us for trick-or-treating, fun and games at our first annual VPNA Children’s Halloween Party!  ** Just added: Musicians & Acrobats!! **

WHEN:   Thursday October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30

WHERE:  Host Home/Check In 5603 Willis.  There are five homes on the route (5600 blocks of Richard & 5600 Miller)

You must check-in to take full advantage of the event. Parents must accompany children for the duration of the event.

WHAT:   Goodie Bags, Trick or Treat Stops EnRoute & Activity Stations including Crafts, Photo Booth and Story Telling by Texas Treasure Rosemary Rumbley, Musicians & Acrobats.

This event is aimed towards children elementary age and under.  With a Vickery Place newsletter, 2 children can participate for free; without the newsletter or additional children, we recommend a $5 donation per child to the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association.

Check-in will begin at 5:30 at the northeast corner of Worcola and Willis.  You must check-in to take full advantage of the event.  Parents must accompany children for the duration of the event.

Volunteers are welcome!  Email us at info@vpna.org for further details

Stay tuned to Facebook, this web site and email blasts.  

National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime 2013 - Block Party

posted Sep 26, 2013, 8:46 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Sep 27, 2013, 11:04 AM ]

Tuesday, October 1st
 from 6pm - 8pm;  2600 block of Glencoe, between Miller & Willis.  

This year marks the 30th Annual “National Night Out Against Crime."   Each year VPNA makes a huge effort to gather as many neighbors as possible for our annual National Night Out Against Crime block party.  At the Block Party we enjoy food, entertainment, a raffle, and most importantly, an opportunity to get to know our neighbors and build our community! (Pics from 2011)(Pics from 2012)

It was a SMASHING hit last year, so back by popular demand... FOOD TRUCKS!  Joining us again are Ruthie's Food Truck specializing in amazing sandwiches on artisan bread with fine cheeses, Jo Dawg's Food Truck serving custom hot dogs, links, polish sausages & bratwurst, and Wackym's Kitchen serving delicious cookies and treats.  And new this year - for kids big and small - is Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles.

As for beverages, we'll have bottled water, soft drinks, and two kegs of beer - Lakewood Lager and Rock Ryder from the Lakewood Brewing Company!  

And for entertainment, back again is Vickery Place resident Salim NourallahYou will also have the chance to visit with our local Dallas Police Department officers, our City Council Members and other City of Dallas representatives. 

Admission to the NNO Block Party is free, but be sure to bring some cash for food trucks, games, kids’ activities, and raffle tickets. Beer will be available for a donation. 

VPNA will also have an information table where you can purchase Vickery Place t-shirts and glasses and sign up for our crime watch e-newsletter and get your car sticker.

Hope to see you there and please tell your neighbors!


VPNA General Meeting – Crime Watch Reboot

posted Aug 29, 2013, 7:23 PM by Mark Rieves

Thursday, September 12th; 7 to 9 PM

Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue

For our next general meeting and leading up to our October 1st Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) Against Crime block party, we will refocus our attention on Vickery Place’s crime watch efforts.   Officer Camacho and Officer Le, members of the Dallas Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Team, will be on hand to discuss current crime trends in our neighborhood.  They will also discuss many of the new tools that the Dallas Police Department has implemented, such as the iWatchDallas mobile app (http://dallas.iwatch911.us/) for reporting crime, and how you can schedule a free home security survey with the Neighborhood Policing Team (which can lower your insurance rates).   At the end of the session, we encourage you to ask questions and give us your opinion on how Vickery Place can improve our Crime Watch effort. 

Also – did you know that “VP” Vickery Place window stickers are also available for your car?  Placing one of these stickers on your rear car window allows our local police officers to quickly identify cars that belong in the neighborhood.  You may pick up your “VP” sticker at this meeting, at our October 1st NNO block party, or by emailing info@vpna.org.

Please come join us on Thursday, September 12th to see how you can help yourself and our neighborhood’s crime watch efforts!  

VPNA General Meeting – Meet & Greet with Philip Kingston

posted Aug 6, 2013, 12:46 PM by Mark Rieves   [ updated Aug 6, 2013, 1:22 PM ]

The Londoner, Thursday, August 8th from 7 PM to 9 PM 

Meet Philip Kingston, our new District 14 Dallas City Councilman, at The Londoner - Greenville Ave (2817 Greenville Ave, second floor, mezzanine level) for our August 8th VPNA general meeting.   Happy hour drink specials will be available for VPNA attendees and a $5 contribution will be requested to offset some of the appetizer costs.  Please join us!



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