Inside Oakmont 3-22-2022

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Sonoma County Mobile Testing Unit 

Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – Berger Parking Lot 

The county’s mobile testing unit will be in the Berger parking lot Wednesday March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for PCR self-administered testing. Anyone who has been in contact with someone who is/was Covid positive is urged to get tested. If you tested at home with a rapid test and were positive, please report results to: 

You may also self-report at-home antigen testing results here:  

Instructions for isolation and quarantine are available on this page: 
Isolation and Quarantine – Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information ( 

Inside Oakmont New Submission Deadline 

Starting this week, the weekly deadline for submitting club events for  Inside Oakmont must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday. All announcements must be sent through the submission form on our website:  

Sonoma Developmental Center Specific Plan Policy Input 

Anyone interested in the Sonoma Development Center Plan please note that there will be a Permit Sonoma meeting, Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. 
Members of the public may register at

Walking on the Golf Course 

Members of the Oakmont community can enjoy the beauty of their golf courses when golfers are not on the course during hours set by CourseCo. 

Currently, access to both courses from any location 7 days per week from daybreak to 7:00 a.m. 

As golf play starts at 7:00 a.m., all walkers must be off the courses by that time. 

CourseCo’s maintenance crew begins work on the courses at 6:00 a.m. each day so morning walkers should be aware that there will be golf maintenance equipment moving on the courses during the morning walking schedule. 

Afternoon Walking Schedule: 
The afternoon walking schedule is limited to two days per week as follows: 
Access to both Valley of the Moon and Sugarloaf courses – Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
Start times for the afternoon walking schedule will be adjusted monthly in accordance with daylight hours. 
Afternoon walking time starts 45 minutes before sunset. 
Access to each course is limited initially to the first tee and must follow the respective course layout thereafter. 
Golfers with tee times before the afternoon walking schedule will be on the course continuing their golf round as normal. 
No new golf play will be initiated after the afternoon walking schedule begins thereby ensuring the safety of the walkers. 

General Guidelines: 
Dogs are allowed on the courses during the walking schedule but must be on a leash at all times and owners are required to pick up after their dogs. 
Bicycle riding is not permitted on the courses at any time. 

CourseCo and the OVA ask all Oakmonters to adhere to the Walking Schedules as outlined. 
Walking on the courses during golf play is prohibited. 
Those who do not adhere to this prohibition risk not only potential personal injury but also hinder CourseCo’s ability to attract golf play necessary to operate a successful golf business. 

AV Club

When planning an event at the East or the Berger, you, as the AV tech for the event, must obtain certain equipment. Someone from your group or club will be submitting the form to requisition the room and providing the room set-up diagram. AV equipment requests are included on this form. The form is not yet available online and must be requested in person at the OVA office. Once filled in manually it must be returned to the OVA’s Events Coordinator, Anita Rouras, at the OVA office.

Here is a the list of possible items available. You, as your event’s AV tech, will need to know what type of presentation / event is planned. There are basically three types:

  1. Presenter to Live Audience Only.
  2. Presenter with
    1. Keynote or PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Necessitates Zoom Meeting with or without Remote Attendees
  3. Presenter with
    1. Audio / Video embedded clips or needing access to web-based clips
    2. Necessitates Zoom Meeting with or without Remote Attendees

The ability to connect to the system via HDMI is still a possibility but is discouraged by OVA’s IT.

Happening in Oakmont

Spring Class Preview 
Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 – 5:00PM, Berger Center and Zoom 
Come meet and talk with the instructors of our exciting Spring Class line-up. 

The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism and Classical Christianity 
Instructor: Rev. Bruce Bramlett 
Click Here To Register

Women in Rock: The First Decade 
Instructor: Richie Unterberger 
Click Here To Register

Jazz History and Appreciation – The First 100 years 
Instructor: Pete Estabrookal 
Click Here To Register

Insights to Art: John Singer Sargent, Judy Chicago, and the Barnes Collection 
Instructor: Linda Loveland Reid 
Click Here To Register

OLL complies with all state and federal COVID guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required. 

SIR Branch 92

Food Barrels Return Today 

SIR 92 is pleased to remind everyone that your food donation is important to thousands of families in our area. The food barrels are back. Please help fill them up. There will be a food barrel at the Berger Center, CAC (Central Activity Center) and one at the East Rec. 

SIR 92 is also seeking signups for a blood drive here in Oakmont at the Berger Center soon. We need to demonstrate to the Red Cross that we have sufficient individuals willing to donate to make it worthwhile for the Red Cross to set up here. Contact Bern Lefson at to sign up. A signup sheet will also be at the OVA Office in the SIR 92 folder. 

Events at OAK Restaurant

April Calendars are available in the Lobby of OAK! Swing by and pick one up on your way to lunch or dinner. OAK also has a new menu! 

April 17 – Easter brunch will be a fun event with the Easter Bunny, picture booth and an egg hunt. Reservation times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call today to reserve- 707-539-0415 x 5. 

Live music is on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. through April. Live music is moving to Mondays in May. All music nights require reservations and the Full OAK menu is offered during each event. 

March 24 – David Correa Band 
March 31 –  David Ahern and the Rock Makers trio 
April 7 – Colombini sings Sinatra 
April 14 – Jami Jamison Band 
April 28 – Unauthorized Rolling Stones 

Celebrate and Make Good Trouble 

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. – East Rec Center and Zoom 

While we worry about the global mess, The Oakmont Democratic Club will focus on what we can do! At our March 24 hybrid (in-person/Zoom) General Meeting, we will have a Postcard Plus Party at the East Rec Center. Oakmonters have done magnificent work in numerous postcard campaigns, and we want to celebrate that work with food and fun and look at how we accelerate our work. We also want to explore other ways Oakmonters can help promote democracy in both the upcoming elections. The evening will include a social with food, drink, and music; training on post carding (it is easy); a raffle; and discussion of the current political situation and what we can do. 

As an action step that evening, we will see if, as a club, we can write 300 postcards to help with important campaigns. At the ODC meeting, the PerSister’s team will provide some coaching. If you cannot attend but are willing to do some post carding from your home, we will drop off a packet and you can join us remotely. The social starts at 6:30 p.m., and the general meeting starts at 7 p.m. 
For more information at 
Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 815 4241 3225 
Passcode: 511616 

Sunday Symposium

Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center and Zoom 
Ky Boyd: Our Annual Review of the Academy Award Films
Meeting ID:    864 7004 2105
Passcode:   981201

Come join us for the Symposium’s Annual Academy Award Movie Review and Predictions. Ky Boyd, a self-professed movieholic, who operates the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside (and previously the Summerfield Theater) will give us his take on the movies and actors nominated for the 2022 Oscars. We will even vote. This is always a very lively and fun event.

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.

Encanto (2021)  PG run time 1:42 

Disney:  A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. 

Oakmont Genealogy: Do You Know Where You Were in 1950? 
Monday, March 28, 1 p.m. – East Rec Center and Zoom 
Meeting ID: 829 0151 5319 
Passcode: 520224 

1950 – was that the year you got your first television?

The next meeting of the Oakmont Genealogy Club will be Getting Ready for the 1950 Census. On Friday April 1, the 1950 census will be released to the public. This meeting will talk about how you can find people in this census. Whether you are interested in genealogy or not, it is a fascinating chance to look at your family. 

The club plans to meet in person in East Rec at 1 or you will be able to participate by Zoom if you wish. 

The 1950 census being released on April 1 will be available on several sites:,,, and (the National Archives website). We should all be able to find ourselves in there!! The problem is that there will not be an index for 6 months or so. What we will be talking about on March 28 is how to find your family’s records without the index. 

Oakmont Progressives Club

History of U.S. Involvement with Ukraine – Video and Discussion 

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. – East Rec Center and Zoom. 

On Wednesday, March 23 at the East Rec Center and on Zoom, 6:30 p.m. social gathering and 7:00 PM video, the Oakmont Progressives will show a video lecture by Prof. John Mearscheimer of the University of Chicago and host a discussion of U. S. involvement with Ukraine and the background of Russia’s brutal aggression against its neighbor state. 
We are witnessing, for the first time in almost 70 years, the nightmare of a land war in Europe, where one powerful country is attempting to take over a smaller state and rearrange borders. The war has generated almost 2 million refugees, and human suffering beyond measure. But wars do not suddenly arise out of nowhere, so Prof. Mearscheimer will explore the policy decisions and actions by Russia and the Western powers that have led up to this tragedy. After the video lecture, we will host an open discussion of the situation and explore what we can learn and how we might help the Ukrainians. 

The event is open to all Oakmont residents and guests. Since seating is limited, we request that those planning to attend in person RSVP at under the “Events” tab. Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 835 8599 4136 
Passcode: 072364 

Oakmont Square Dancing

Inviting New Dancers 

Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. – East Rec Center 

The Oakmont Squares request the pleasure of your company as the club begins a new class on Tuesday, April 5. 

The 2021 class is nearing completion of the Social Square Dancing program based on 50 calls that can be combined into nearly endless patterns. The calls are set to music of various genres to keep dancers moving and thinking, exercising body and mind in a light-hearted social context. 

Experienced dancers at Mainstream Level or beyond are always welcome to visit or join the Oakmont Squares at any time. April 5 will be an opportunity for anyone else who would like to see what square dancing is about. Modern square dancing goes beyond what is taught in junior high/middle school. Casual dress and a willingness to give it a whirl are all that is required. No partner is necessary. Come find out how to “Dance in a square, make a circle of friends.” 

The Oakmont Squares meet Tuesday evenings with caller Lawrence Johnstone, 7:00-9:00 PM at the East Rec Center. Donation is $6 per person. For information call Jenny on 707-367-2102. 

Tennis Club
Oakmont Tennis Club

Join us at the Oakmont Tennis Club Spring Meeting 

Thursday, April 7, 2-4 PM 
Open to existing and potential members 
East Rec Center Conference Room 

Join the Oakmont 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. The club offers a professional-quality tennis court ball machine to help 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 

See you on the Courts!