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Town Hall

Berger Auditorium – 6633 Oakmont Drive
Improving Landscape Practices
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 1:00 PM

This meeting will be offered in-person, virtually with Zoom, and live viewing on this page:
3-1-2022 Town Hall Video: Improving Landscape Practices – Oakmont Village

Meet the Candidates 

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – March 4 – East Rec

Candidates for the OVA Board of Directors will hold two meet and greet events Feb. 28 and March 4 at the East Rec Center. Members are encouraged to stop by at these informal gatherings for one-on-one chats with the candidates. Ballots will be mailed in early March to all households. A video of the Candidates Forum, which was held Feb. 23 may be viewed at the page linked below: 

Candidates Night – Oakmont Village 


Clean Energy Committee Volunteers Needed 

The Oakmont Energy Resilience Committee is looking for new members to assist us in creating the Oakmont Community Microgrid. We were instrumental in bringing Solar PV to the three Event and Rec. Centers. Now we want to use Solar Energy to power up all of Oakmont. Please email: ken.smith@oakmontvillage.com 


Oak Restaurant: New Hours and March Events 

Oak Restaurant, at Valley of the Moon Golf Course, will expand the hours of operation beginning March 5th to 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with Brunch service 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

March Events at OAK: 
All require reservations 707-539-0415-x5 

March 05 – 11 a.m. Crystal Bowl Sound Healing $15 per person Cash only 

Live Music 
March 03 – Ukulenny and Pogi Boys 
March 24 – David Correa Band 
March 31 – Michael Ahern Trio- Tribute to American Songwriters 
April 07 – Stones to Sinatra 
April 14 – Jami Jamison Band 

Special Menus- 3 course menus for $30 
March 07 – Pizza and Pinot 
March 14 – Pot Roast Dinner 
March 28 – Cuisine of the Yucatán 

March 10 – Comedy and Dinner: 
Tickets can only be purchased on Event Brite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-and-comedy-night-with-bernadette-pauley-and-al-ducharme-tickets-244020731577 

March 22 – Trivia Night 
April 12 – Trivia Night 

April 17 – Easter Brunch – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. seating times. 
Easter Brunch Buffet, pictures with the Easter bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt for children under 12. 
$50 per person and $25 per person for children under 12. 

Check out Oak’s calendar of events for more information: 
Calendar of Events (playvom.com) 


Upcoming Club Events


Spring Technology Class Registration 

Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC) Spring 2022 class registration opens on Tuesday, March 1 at oakmont-learning.org. Registration must be done online. The course schedule and detailed course descriptions are posted online and outside the CAC classroom. Classes start the week of March 21 and continue into mid-May. OTLC classes are popular and will fill up fast. 

Classes being offered this Spring include: 
Mac, PC (Windows 10), Chromebooks, Zoom, Spreadsheets, Quicken, Google Apps, Android phones, iPhones, iPhone Photos, iPad, and Health & Safety Apps for iPhone. Most classes are in-person; a few are on Zoom. 

OTLC will be adhering to all OVA and Sonoma County Covid-19 restrictions, and instructors may also require masks and/or proof of vaccination/boosters. As always, classes may be subject to cancellation due to PSPS or changing facility restrictions for Covid-19. 


Oakmont Lanes Wii Bowling banner

We are finally starting 10-week Winter League 2022 (week #1) on Mar 1 at the East Recreation Center, 1:30 League starts at 1:30pm and 3:15 League starts at 3:15pm and end our 10-week League on May 17. Anyone interested in joining our Club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 707 291-3023 or stop by the East Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30pm to see us in action. See www.oakmontlanes.com for Club information, schedules, cookie assignment and to setup/tear-down equipment. 

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident with the ability to hold a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were rolling a bowling ball will be able to join. We bowl on the first, second and third Tuesdays of every month, no bowling on the fourth Tuesdays, and we also bowl on months with fifth Tuesday. 

BOWLING DATES FOR MARCH: Mar 1, 8, 15. No bowling Mar 22, Fourth Tuesday. See our web site for the 10-week schedule. 


Oakmont Lifelong Learning

March Events


Linda Gentile Concert 
Saturday, March 5, 7:00 PM. 
Cost: $25, Berger Center 

Linda Gentile

Liberace protége Linda Gentile is a comedian, entertainer and pianist who has been amazing audiences around the world since 1986. One of the most popular and memorable parts of her concert is her “Top Ten Medley” segment. Requesting ten songs from the audience, Gentile plays them in a seamless medley in reverse order. Her concerts magically weave classical and her own flamenco style into a repertoire of over 2000 popular songs. 


The Genius of Billy Wilder 
Mondays, March 7 – 28, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Berger 
4-week session, Cost: $95 

Billy Wilder

Take a deep dive into four essential masterworks by the great writer-director Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd, Ace in the Hole and The Apartment. Explore Wilder’s signature mythic themes, archetypal characters, legendary dialogue, dark humor, and elegant visual style. 

Register for classes and concerts at oakmontll.org 


Sunday Symposium

Zoom Info: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86470042105?pwd=ZlFMK2VLQ2V1SnZiSU5Db3h3MWlyZz09 
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105 
Passcode: 981201 
One tap mobile +16699006833,,86470042105# US (San Jose) 
Go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live for details 


March 6 – Kevin Bubriski 
Confessions of a Bookmaker: Fifty Years as a Photographer 

In this new world of smart phones, social media, and Instagram, we are relearning our relationship to photography and visual imagery as we publicly document, curate and present our personal lives and stories. Reflecting on his five decades of highly acclaimed work, Kevin talks about bringing his photographs into published book form and the photographic practices he has employed globally and throughout Nepal, South Asia, and Tibet. 


March 13 – Dianna MacDonald
New Santa Rosa City Council Member, Representing Oakmont (District 2) 
Daylight Savings Begins Today (10:30 becomes 11:30) 

Meet our new Santa Rosa City Councilperson representing Oakmont. Dianna MacDonald was appointed by the SR City Council Board on Feb 8, 2022, after Jack Tibbetts resigned in Dec. 2021. She represents District 2 which includes Oakmont, Skyhawk, and Bennett Valley. Come meet her and show her that Oakmont actively cares about what she does on the Council, and we are about how she represents us. 


Movies at Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center 

SCREENING DAYS AND TIMES: Sundays, 2:00 pm. 

HOSTS: Al & Carol Haggerty, Mike McInnis, Julie Ward, Jeff Neuman. 

NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles, when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA. 

March 6 – showing Cry Macho (2021) PG-13 run time 1:44 

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man. 


SIR Branch 92

Re-Imagining Mental Health Response in Santa Rosa 

SIR 92 invites everyone to our March 8 meeting at the Berger Center at 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and a hot topic. 

How is it that a police captain is an expert on mental health matters? Come to listen and learn. Captain John Cregan holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a master’s degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership. Captain Cregan is a recent graduate of the California P.O.S.T. Command College and is currently attending the Leadership Santa Rosa program. 
Contact travelmanm2c@gmail.com. You will learn the menu and price of the lunch. We wish everyone a marvelous St. Patrick’s Day. For information on becoming a member of Seniors in Retirement #92, contact: johncbarrett@comcast.net 


Art Association

Our March Monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11 in the Berger Center. 

The Princesse 
During this visually opulent talk, local artist Kristen Throop, will weave a narrative web around J.A.D. Ingres’s 1853 masterpiece, his portrait of Pauline de Broglie, which hangs at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Illustrated with numerous original artworks by Throop, this discussion uses Ingres’s masterpiece as a lens to rethink art history. 

About the Speaker 
Kristen Throop is a Sonoma County artist and part of the SOFA art neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Originally from the East coast, she walks the halls of the Metropolitan Museum in her dreams. 

Annual Art Show, April 8 and 9. 
The Oakmont Art Association’s Annual Art Show is scheduled for Friday and Saturday April 8 and 9. Doors open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The show is open to works produced by our members and includes art in all media, photographs and craft works including jewelry. Our annual raffle benefiting local art students will be drawn on Saturday, April 9. Last year’s proceeds enabled us to donate $2,500 to Santa Rosa Art Quest. 

Entry forms are available at the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Drive. The entry fee is $5 per work. The entry deadline is March 21. 


Oakmont Ukesters

Space Available in Beginner Ukulele Tutorials

Good news for anyone wishing to learn how to play the ukulele. There are still a few spots open in the Oakmont Ukesters in-person beginner tutorial series that starts in-person on Friday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. 

To permit social distancing, classes are limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration, proof of vaccination, and masks will be required. A Zoom option is also available. 

Ukester tutorials are designed for people who have never played ukulele before and wish to start a musical journey that can last a lifetime. In seven weekly one-hour lessons, participants will learn how to hold and tune a ukulele, basic strum patterns and chords, and many easy songs. 

No experience or musical knowledge is necessary. All you need is a ukulele, a burning desire to play it, and a music stand. We guarantee that at the end of the first lesson, you will be able to play at least one simple song. 

The Oakmont Ukesters are a group of enthusiastic uke players ranging from brand-new tutorial graduates, to experienced players. Our primary objective is to relax and have fun. 

For information and pre-registration, contact Florentia Scott, (707) 591-1929, or email hikingscott@yahoo.com


Cal Alumni Club

March Dinner at The Saddle Club 

The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont will be hosting their March dinner on March 17 at The Saddle Club. The price of $50 will include a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, cocktails, and wine on the tables. All COVID restrictions that may be in place at that time will be strictly adhered to. 

We are fortunate to have a distinguished local bee expert, Dr. Thea Vierling, speaking on the interdependence of honeybees and humanity. 

If you are not a member of the Cal Alumni Club, you are welcome to attend as a “Friend of Cal.” Reservations and payment must be made by March 7. Call Linda Williams at 707.322.6272 for reservations and payment information. 


Jared Freiburg and The Vagabonds

OVA Sponsored Event

OVA Presents from Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet” Jared Freiburg and The Vagabonds.

Celebrating the early years of rock & roll featuring songs from Elvis to Sinatra to Jerry Lee Lewis and much more!

April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Berger Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – Sold in advance at the OVA Office