10-19-2021 Oakmont E-Blast

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Berger Closure

Berger Center will be Closed

October 25 to November 7

The Berger Center will be closed starting Monday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 7, for interior painting.  Events scheduled in the Berger during that time have been relocated or rescheduled.

Central Locker Room Closure

The women’s locker rooms at the Central Activity Center will be closed each day up to 4 p.m. until further notice, while we pursue tiling and the reinforcement of benches.

Toilets in the women’s locker rooms will be unavailable until 4 p.m.

Locker rooms will be available after 4 p.m.

The ADA showers in both the CAC locker rooms will be closed for the entire day until further notice.

Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, at 1 p.m.

In Berger and on Zoom

If you are attending in person at the Berger Center, please wear a mask. 

If you would like to speak during the open forum, please visit this page for the Zoom link and live-stream:

If you do not plan to speak during open forum, or cannot use Zoom, watch with the link above.

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, send it to


Town Hall

Medical Emergencies: What to Know, What to Do

November 2

1 p.m. at East Rec Center and on Zoom

Recognizing medical emergencies and finding the right care at the right time will be the topic for the November Town Hall presented by Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Two trauma physicians, Brian Schmidt, MD, and Omar Ferrari, DO, will cover how to identify a stroke and a heart attack, when to call the ambulance, and when to use urgent care, as well as tips for safety around the home. This meeting is available in-person at the East Rec Center, and via Zoom or live-stream. The live-stream and Zoom link may be found on this page:

Microgid Seminar

Oakmont Community Microgrid Seminar
Nov. 8

Presented by the Energy Resiliency Committee

The Oakmont Community Microgrid is still in the planning stages, but the current concept calls for a system that will power all residences and buildings in Oakmont.
Energy resilience in the microgrid comes from electric power generation by solar panels and battery backup energy systems with computer control and automatic switching in the event of grid shutdown. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from de-energization and achieve full power within seconds to minutes.

The Oakmont Energy Resiliency Committee (OERC) has been the lead in the microgrid search for Oakmont. Learn more at OERC’s Community Microgrid Seminar on November 8 at 10 a.m. at the East Recreation Center or participate online Zoom (Zoom link to be published in E-Blast).
Sign up at info.oerp@oakmontvillage.com or on the day of the seminar.
Ken Smith, Chair, OERC, ken@kenzmyth.com, 415-699-3549

Learn About Home Assessment

For those interested in learning about home assessments for wildfire resilience, FireSafe Sonoma is offering a two-day seminar on Zoom, including the fundamentals of wildfire behavior, defensible space and personal safety. Many of the homes used for the training sessions are in Oakmont.

The classes are Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. online. Register at this link, which will take to the Zoom registration site. A certification of completion is available with an online test of the material.


Blood Pressure Clinic Cancelled

Due to the Berger Closure, the Wednesday Blood Pressure Clinic will be cancelled on October 27 and November 3.

What’s Happening in Oakmont?

Arts and Crafts Faire

Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Berger Center

This Faire is open for all Oakmont residents to display with no charge to participate.  You will be allotted one space on a first-come basis; and you can bring whatever display materials you have, including chairs, tables and display panels.  If you need them, there will be display panels provided by the Oakmont Art Association and placed at a space by the OVA staff. OVA will provide a card table 4’ square or a 4’ x 8’ rectangular table.  These will not be provided unless you check below that you need them, are limited in number and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

This event is open to anyone with items very broadly described as art or craft. For example, paintings, jewelry, photographs, woodwork, quilts or anything else you might like to display or sell considering space requirements.  All sales will be managed by the artist.

Artist Submission Form

Deadline for Entry is November 1



Phone:_________________________ Email:________________________________

Check below as necessary. You may check more than one item.

I need display panels: ________

I need one 4’ by 8’ rectangular table: _______

I need one 4’ square card table: __________

Sign here for your entry, agreeing to the above: ________________________________

Unsigned entries will be rejected.

Send your completed form by email to jbcarr35@gmail.com, mail it to 180 Mountain Vista Place or drop it off or mail it to the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A, or place it in the Art and Craft File in the OVA office.

For more information, call Carolita Carr at 707 595-3401

Sundays, 2 p.m.

New Schedule

October 24: Woman Walks Ahead at Berger Center

October 31: Luca at East Rec

Veterans Day Appreciation Event

Berger Center,  Oakmont Village 6633 Oakmont Dr
November 11, 2021, Noon

To view the program online, follow this link: oakmontvillage.com/article/11-11-2021-veterans-appreciation-event/

October 24

10:30 a.m. in Berger and on Zoom

Sarah Ferguson, DPT

It’s Very Hip (and Smart) to Take Care of Your Hips

You know what they say.  If you can only do one exercise, it should be walking.  And guess what you need to enjoy walking?  Good hips.  People often say that the single thing that made them feel “old” was not being able to move or walk easily.  If you want to feel younger and enjoy an active life longer, you will love Sarina’s easy-to-listen-to talk on what we can do to keep our hips happy.  Hip hip hooray!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 3177 9099
Passcode: 234871

Kid Scoop News

Oakmont Kiwanis recorded its first meeting with OVA’s newly installed camera equipment in the Berger Center.  Please enjoy this recording of the October 14 meeting that includes a presentation from Vicki Whiting on the Kid Scoop News publication.

Small Dog Play Date at the Dog Park

Saturday, October 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Happy Tails Dog Park

This event has been cancelled.

When something is successful, let’s do it again. Any Oakmont residents and their pup(s), weighing 25 pounds or less, are invited. Happy Tails Dog Park is the only place in Oakmont, other than one’s own backyard, where pups can run free off leash.  Regular dog park hours are sunrise to sunset.  A big thank you to all who are conscientious about picking up after their dogs.  Volunteers do a wonderful job of picking up what an owner misses; but remember, they are backup and not primary cleanup. Please continue to be kind and considerate of other dog park users and pick up after your dogs. The club provides pooper scoopers to make this easier.

Another “Dog Walk Yappy Hour” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, at 10 a.m.  Meet at West Rec picnic parking area to walk approximately one-mile round trip. This is a casual walk. Strut, walk, run, prance or trot at your own pace. Bring water for yourself and your pup and wear good walking shoes. Yappy Hour is open to all Oakmont residents and their furry companion(s).

Thursday, October 28: 6:30 Social; 7:00 Program

East Rec Center

Maya Khosla and Anne Jacopetti

Fires, Forests, Microbes, Hope

As we approach the end of fire season, the Oakmont Democratic Club meeting will feature two presentations about the challenges we face with the climate crisis and some opportunities to begin healing our planet.

Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer who has documented ways to be wise about wildfire as it relates to forests through the lenses of fire scientists and firefighters. She will focus on how we manage California’s forests, what we are doing well and how some policies might be making our region more dangerous. Maya’s work has taken her across coastal India, Kenya and the United States.

Anne Jaccopetti helped to found 350 Sonoma. Her area of special interest is regeneration of soil, our agricultural production and forest lands using microbial composts to sequester carbon, a key in the climate crisis fight.  Both presentations will look at how we heal our planet.

All are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting

For more information visit the website at oakmontdemclub.com

Oakmont Pickleball Club Alzheimer Fund Raiser

Auction & Costume Party (Costumes Optional)

Friday, October 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

East Rec Center

Come for an evening of fun and to help raise money for a great cause.  The cost is $25 per OPC member and $30 for non-members.  Appetizers, wine, dessert, music and a few surprises are included.

Event includes:

Live auction for hosted dinner for eight, flying over the Bay with lesson and more

Silent auction: on round of golf, wine tasting events, gift certificates for spa services, lessons

      for poker, golf and so much more)

Lots of great raffle prizes

Costume contest – who doesn’t like to dress up for Halloween?

Put checks in the pickleball folder in the OVA Office.  There are flyers in the folder with more information

Improving Genealogy Research Results

Dealing with Name

October 25 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

This meeting will focus on the many issues related to researching your names. It’s important in genealogical research to expect variations of your name to show up on documents and in transcriptions. The reasons are many: your family may have used different spellings, the person taking the information may not understand how to spell the name (think of a census taker talking with a Polish immigrant) or the transcriber may not have read the written document correctly.

There are a number of tricks you can use to improve the likelihood of finding records with different spellings, and we’ll discuss many of them!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 3158 1489
Passcode: 585827

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,83531581489# US (San Jose)

Cal Alumni Club Fall Dinner

October 27

5:00 Appetizers and BYOB (glasses and ice provided)

6:00 Dinner

East Rec Center

Matthew Smith

Paying it Forward: From SRJC and UC Berkeley to the Present Day

The Cal Alumni Club is pleased to announce its annual fall dinner on October 27 at the East Recreation Center.  The speaker is a dynamic young man, Matthew Smith, who will speak on the topic “Paying it Forward: From SRJC and UC Berkeley to the Present Day.” Matthew is a former Cal Alumni Club scholarship recipient who subsequently received a Master’s in Social Work and currently works for the San Francisco health care system doing outreach to veterans.

The price is $60.00 for appetizers, salad, dinner and dessert. There will be a dinner choice of baked salmon filet, chicken marsala or mushroom stroganoff with layered eggplant. Water, tea and coffee will be served; please bring any other beverage of your choice.  People who are not Cal alumni are welcome to attend.

Dinner choices and reservations may be made by contacting Helen Young at 707-539-9649. The reservation deadline is October 25.