Screen shot 2014-04-21 at 11.45.04 PMWell hello, friends and recent home-buyers. Welcome to springtime in Oak Cliff, where roses are in bloom and Aunt Stelle’s opens in less than one week.

We look forward to seeing you at block parties, dumpster pools and the Oak Cliff Film Festival. If you’re wanting to connect prior to that, here are some suggestions.

The Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association is a pretty fun time. Get involved tonight, April 22, with a crime watch meeting with City Councilman Scott Griggs and the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol at Turner House.

From there, head to the Texas Theatre, where a free screening of “March of the Penguins” starts at 7:30 tonight, in honor of Earth Day.

If you just moved to our fair borough, it’s possible you need a bike, so here’s one idea. Buy that limited edition gold mixte that’s been in stock at Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. and then put together an equally striking outfit for Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s seer-sucker ride, which meets at noon Saturday, April 26 at Lee Park in Turtle Creek.

The redux of a classic among Oak Cliff events, the Better Block Birthday, is from noon-10 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Neighbor Jose Ralat Maldonado of the Taco Trail hosts a taco talk with Slow Food Dallas at Four Corners Brewery. Hear the world’s biggest taco fan wax philosophical on the magic of tortillas stuffed with noms. That’s from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Tickets cost $15.

Here’s another chance to connect to Winnetka Heights. Their Night in the Heights fundraiser is a progressive porch party. Pay $45 to sip cocktails inspired by Spain, Italy and Morocco and make lots of new friends.