November 22, 2021

RX for Unhappy Holidays

The best plan for happy holidays is to include Oakmont Health Initiative. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00, Berger, on Zoom (967 9942 2442 passcode 573596) and are live-recorded accessible via OHI website.

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Gratitude

As we approach the season of Thanksgiving and look back on a difficult year, the Oakmont Village Library is grateful for its patrons, volunteers and supporters.

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Soroptimist Means Best for Women

SI Oakmont Wine Country invites all interested women to join us for an informational meeting Thursday Dec 9th @ 2pm to hear the inspirational story of Elizabeth Quiroz, human trafficking survivor and advocate for victims of trafficking abuse.

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THE PERFECT INDIVIDUAL TEAM SPORT

In its fundamentals, pétanque is simple, social, and fun. Together with every player’s aspiration continuously to improve personal skills in pointing and shooting, the complexity and nuance of team strategy make playing pétanque engaging and challenging, both individually and as a team. It’s been called “the perfect individual team sport.”

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Oktoberfest 2021

The Pétanque Club’s October 16 Oktoberfest celebration began with the annual Oktoberfest Tournament, the last tourney of the year. Tournament Director Jean-michel Poulnot handled registration of players and randomization of teams with the Club’s “Fanny” looking on. Fanny, “the Goddess of Pétanque,” is the focal point of the traditional ritual that follows losing in a 13-0 shutout. But once again there were no shutouts so Fanny, in the end, was not needed.

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PICKING UP BOULES: ETIQUETTE OF THE DANCE

At the end of each round, there is a complex “dance” of players in close proximity to each other identifying, bending down, and picking up their boules. Individual “moves” in this dance can also include kicking one’s boules away from the pack before picking them up or using a dangling or telescoping magnetic lifter to retrieve boules in the midst of the pack.

So, an etiquette question naturally arises: “Since I’m down here anyway, should I also pick up the nearby boules of other players and hand their boules to them?” The short answer: “No.” The longer answer: “If and only if such assistance is actually needed and asked-for.”

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BOCCE CLUB

TOURNAMENT NEWS Next up is the Falling Leaves Tournament, men versus women, on Saturday November

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