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Town Hall

Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. 

Balance, Nutrition, and Healthy Aging 

Presented by Brooke Brand, MM, MSN of Providence Health 

Agenda & Zoom info coming soon. 

Important Updates For AARP Tax Aide  

Free tax assistance from AARP Tax-Aides requires an appointment and the phone line to make appointments is now open. Once you have all your tax documents, please call 707-595-0082. Leave a message, clearly stating your name, a phone number, where you can be reached, and a preferred day/time to have your taxes done. Appointments are available between Feb. 16 and April 18. Someone will return your call to schedule your appointment. 

AAPR Tax-Aide Intake Booklets will be distributed Thursday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to  12 p.m. in front of the Berger Center. If you miss the distribution, you may pick up a packet anytime during tax hours. Please complete the Intake Booklet prior to your appointment, as it will help keep us on schedule and shorten your time at the Berger Center. 

AARP Tax-Aide is a free service funded by the AARP Foundation for seniors and those in need who may not be able to afford a paid tax preparer or cannot do their own taxes. All counselors and client facilitators are trained volunteers, many of whom live in Oakmont. If you have a complex tax situation, we may not be able to help as the IRS restricts the kind of taxes we can file. Common reasons for having to turn people away include having rental income, complex K-1s, having a pension from another country, recently moving to California from another state where you need to file taxes, or having a business with a net loss or expenses totaling over $35,000. 

Oak Events at Valley of the Moon Club 

Oak has upcoming events. Call Oak restaurant at 707-539-0415 x5 to make your reservation. 

Live Music in Feb. on Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

  • Feb. 03 – David Correa Band 
  • Feb. 10 – Michelle Lambert 
  • Feb. 17 – Blue Soul Revue 
  • Feb. 24 – David Correa Band 

Feb. 7 – Pulled Pork three-course dinner — $35 per person 

Feb. 9 – Food and Wine Pairing with Muscardini Wines from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe 3three-Course Dinner 

Feb. 18 – Murder Mystery Dinner 
Tickets are only available on Eventbrite. 

Feb. 23 – Trivia Night at 6 p.m.  Only three team spots left. 
Create a 6-person team and have a drink or dinner while your team answers 5 rounds of trivia with our Trivia Master Robert Neidel. 
Trivia is $2.00 per person cash and drinks and dinner can be ordered at the table. 

Feb. 9 and 23 – Women’s Off-Season Golf Clinics from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
$35.00 per person per clinic. Call the VOM (Valley of the Moon) golf shop to reserve. 

Feb. 10 and 24 – Men’s Off-Season Golf Clinics from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
$35.00per person per clinic. Call the VOM golf shop to reserve. 

See all events here: 

Club Happenings 

Jazz Club

Valentine’s Day Cabaret 

This event was announced last week with an incorrect time and price. 
This event will take place on Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., and tickets are $32. 

Berger Center  

Charity Goodin-Sanen, Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Dan Feiszli, David Rokeach  

In response to many requests, the Oakmont Jazz Club will once again present the Valentine’s Day Cabaret.  

Come listen to the lovely voice of Charity Goodin-Sanen, and one of the strongest male jazz baritones in the world today, the Count Basie alumnus, Jamie Davis.  

The accompanying trio are some of the most outstanding musicians in the Bay Area today. Larry Dunlap’s has been praised by the San Francisco Examiner as “one of the best pianists around – anywhere.” Dan Feiszli has played on concert stages, festivals, and clubs nationwide and internationally with a diverse range of artists. David Rokeach toured with Ray Charles both nationally and internationally. You will not want to miss this concert.  

All Sonoma County health orders will be in effect. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required. 

Oakmont Democratic Club

Democratic Club: Updates on 2022 Elections

Jan. 27 on Zoom 
Click the link to join us. Join Zoom Meeting 

photo of Larry Martin

The one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 reminds us of how fragile our democracy is and the need for all citizens to be active in the civic life of our community and keep our democracy strong. At our upcoming Zoom General Meeting of the Oakmont Democratic Club, we will share a proposed plan of action that will have opportunities for Oakmonters to improve our local community. Larry Martin, of Indivisible Sonoma, will share updates on the upcoming 2022 elections and key issues that will shape our future. We will also elect officers for the coming year. Learn more at

Ladies Friendship Bible Study

Bible study meetings on Jan. 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8 are cancelled. 

Canine Club

Yappy Hour Dog Walks on Jan. 28 and Feb. 7 are cancelled. 

Tasting Events Club 

The event at East Rec Center scheduled for Jan. 30, from 4 – 9 p.m. is cancelled. 

Oakmont Technology Learning Center Spring 2022 Classes 

Normally, the OTLC classes would start in January. Since this is not a “normal” year with the Covid Omicron surge, classes will be starting later in March. Stay tuned in mid-to-late February for the schedule and registration opening date to be published on social media, in Oakmont News, and Inside Oakmont e-mails. 

Oakmont Lifelong Learning: Upcoming Events 

Billy Wilder Class Rescheduled 
To accommodate county COVID mandates, the Billy Wilder film class has been rescheduled to Monday, March 7 – 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berger. Cost is $95. 

Linda Gentile Concert  
Liberace protégé, Linda Gentile, is a comedian, entertainer and pianist who has been amazing audiences during her over 1000 concerts around the world. Linda will perform at the Berger Center on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $25. 
Visit to register. 

Linda Gentile

Garden Club

Meeting Rescheduled 

Our next club meeting previously scheduled for Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m., falls within the County Health 30-day restriction period for large gatherings and is, therefore, cancelled. Jenny Watts’ presentation on Dogwoods has been rescheduled to our April 13 club meeting at 9:30 a.m. Be safe and stay well! 

Art Association

Annual Oakmont Art Association Show Rescheduled 

The OAA Art Show is rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Oakmont Sunday Symposium 

Go to for details
Zoom info: 
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105 – Passcode: 981201 – One tap mobile +16699006833,86470042105# US (San Jose)

Jan. 30 – Edwin Bernbaum, PhD presents Sacred Mountains: The Heights of Inspiration 

From the Sierra Nevada to the Himalayas, people look up to mountains as sources of inspiration, renewal, meaning, vision, life itself. Drawing on personal experiences and research for his award-winning book Sacred Mountains of the World, Edwin Bernbaum takes us on a fascinating and beautiful photographic journey exploring the role of mountains in the mythologies, religions, literature, history, and art of cultures around the world – as well as the spiritual dimensions of mountaineering and implications for environmental conservation. 

Feb. 6 – Paul Gullixson and Kate Pack present What’s Happening with Covid in Sonoma 

Sonoma County Spokesman Pau Gullixson and Chief Epidemiologist Kate Pack will offer an update on the Covid-19 situation now and going forward, and how information is collected and verified to keep residents apprised of the latest developments. 

Oakmont Tennis Starts Strong in 2022 

What does that mean to Oakmont Tennis players? Get vaccinated and come out and play – everyone needs the exercise, and the comradery is a great additional benefit as well. Let the following volunteer leaders know of your interest in joining the action: 

On the West Rec Center Courts 
Tuesday mornings Jim Oswald has a group – phone 707-538-8819. 
Tuesday afternoons a new group is headed by Doug Smith – phone 303-949-3239. 
Thursday mornings a group headed by Rachel Meserve – phone 707 539-1633 
Thursday mornings also a group headed by Doug Smith – phone 303-949-3239. 
Thursday afternoons an instructional group headed by Tony Agocs – phone 707-708-2946. 
Friday mornings group headed by Jim Oswald – phone 707-538-8819. 
Friday mornings, a second group headed by Ron Charlton – phone 707-799-5444 
Saturday mornings group headed by Ediberto Loaiza – phone 914-907-7192 
Sunday group headed by Brian Williams – phone 707-235-8405. 
New Group: ladies only drop in; days/times TBD. Contact Diane Linneball – 707-331-2746 

On the East Rec Center Courts 
Tuesday and Thursday a mixed doubles group at 10 AM – phone Pete Hogan 707-575-9581 

Consider becoming a member of Tennis Club OTC 
Oakmont has a vibrant tennis community. The Oakmont Tennis Club promotes both the athletic and social enjoyment of tennis. Competitive and Social tennis activities, some planned, and the majority are spontaneous in nature. Occasionally the club offers on-court instruction, and a professional-quality tennis court ball machine helps members improve their game. Come out to the courts, introduce yourself and ask to play in…we look forward to seeing you on the courts! Annual membership is only $20. 
Membership information contact Ruth Layne at 914-907-8286 

Let’s Dance Together Rescheduled 

Let’s Dance – Together!

Wednesday nights March 2, 9 and 16 from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. 
Beginning Nightclub 2-Step partner dance classes 
$10 per person for a single class 
$8 per person for two or more classes, if purchased at the beginning of the first class. 
East Rec Center 

Please contact Terry Whitten if you are interested in joining the class 

Nightclub 2-Step (NC2S) is one of the easier partner dances to learn and can be danced to a large variety of slower ballads such as 
Adele’s Easy on Me, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me, and many more. 

No partners or experience are required. Rotation of partners will be optional. At this time, full vaccination plus booster shot and face masks will be required. 

Please watch for future announcements in the weekly Inside Oakmont digital newsletter.