Inside Oakmont 4-12-2022

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Junk the Junipers

The 2nd week of Junk the Junipers is happening April 20 – 26.  If you haven’t pulled them out of your entire yard yet, bring to Berger for chipping.

This event is for  junipers only. No other types of plants will be accepted. No juniper root balls. This event is only open to Oakmont residents. 

Click here for more information.


2nd Annual Fire Safe Fair

Save the date – May 20th from 4:00-7:30 PM at Berger. More details to follow.


Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a service provided by the Council on Aging (COA) that delivers meals to Seniors.  Meals on Wheels have been delivered in Oakmont by a team of Oakmont volunteers for many years.   

There has been discussion on NextDoor regarding Meals on Wheels.  Hopefully this will clear up some questions people have.   

The only requirements to receive MOW are you must be over 60 and no longer able to drive – that is it.  If you would like to receive MOW but drive, there is a Drive Up / Pick Up program that you could qualify for.  

During the pandemic delivery of MOW has been interrupted and currently delivery is once a week.  The meals received are “chef’s choice”.  When daily service resumes, the client will have the ability to select the meals they want.  COA hopes to reestablish daily delivery this summer. 

Oakmont MOW is always in need of more volunteers.  If interested please contact Olivia Kinzler (oliviak51@outlook.com)  or Connie Medeiros (almccm@yahoo.com). 

If you have questions about receiving meals, please contact COA at 707-525-0143 or visit their website (https://www.councilonaging.com/meals-on-wheels). 

If you have general questions about the program, please contact Olivia or Connie.


AV Tech Club

AV Tech Team Training Sign Up 

If you would like to attend an AV training, drop me a note at JaneGyorgy@me.com and she will send you an invitation to the SignUpGenius calendar where you can check out all the scheduled training. 
If you have attended a training last year or this year and would like more exposure, drop Gyory a note telling me which of the trainings you would like to audit. I’ll add your name to my personal calendar. 
Please arrive a few minutes early; sessions start on time, and you don’t want to miss out. 


Happening in Oakmont

Futures Club

New Technology to Treat Cancer 

Wednesday, April 13, 4 p.m. – East Rec and on Zoom 

The Futures Club is delighted to have Professor Joseph Lin from Sonoma State University back on April 13 at 4 p.m. in East Rec and on Zoom. 

Professor Lin will be talking about the work that is being done on immunotherapies for cancer treatment. He will be starting with a review of immune response and how antibodies are created before discussing the advances that are being researched on cancer treatment. 

If you want to join the meeting by Zoom, here is the meeting ID and passcode: 
Meeting ID: 836 0577 9825 
Passcode: 746162 


SIR Branch 92

Tour of Jack London Park Museum and the Wolf House 

Thursday, April 14, RSVP by contacting blefson@gmail.com 

Our next event will be on April 14 with a docent led tour of the Jack London Park Museum and the Wolf House. Golf cart carriage will be available for those desiring to see the Wolf House but not on foot. A no host lunch in Glen Ellen will follow the tour. To join these tours contact ASAP blefson@gmail.com. Non-members are given this last minute opportunity to join in. Cost is $50 pp. 

On May 19, a wine tasting with a snack will be held at Kunde Family Winery in Kenwood. Mark your calendar. 

We are also in the design phase of a new website for SIR 92. Check out sir92oakmont.org

SIR 92 wishes to thank all who donate non-perishable food items into the Food Barrels at Berger, CAC and East Rec. 
REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK REPORT 
When we launched our “senior expansion” in 2019, aiming to serve every senior in need in our community, we never predicted a pandemic that would push this need through the roof and cause a host of new operational challenges. Despite the obstacles of the past two years, our senior expansion has continued in earnest thanks to your contributions. We are now serving 5,700 seniors each month through Senior Basket—up from 4,000 at this time last year, and 3,700 prior to the pandemic. 


Music at Oakmont

Nancy Zhou, Violin and Peter Grünberg, Piano 

Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. – Berger Center 
$25 at the door, cash or check made out to Music at Oakmont, or your season pass 

One of the unexpected blessings to arise from this difficult year of Covid cancellations and complicated reschedulings is the occasion for Music at Oakmont to present a welcome early evening concert.  On Saturday April 16 at 7 PM in Berger Center two outstanding young artists, violinist Nancy Zhou and pianist Peter Grünberg, will join forces to perform a delightfully varied program of music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, and Gershwin.  If you normally have obligations that have kept you from daytime concerts, you will have the opportunity to discover the joys of hearing the best in live chamber music, offered right here in Oakmont.   

For program details, please visit www.musicatoakmont.org.  For your convenience, here is the revised schedule for the remaining three concerts of Music at Oakmont’s 2021-22 season.  All concerts take place in Berger Center. 

Saturday April 16 at 7 PM: Nancy Zhou, violin and Peter Grünberg, piano 

Thursday May 5 at 1:30 PM: Israeli Chamber Project (as originally scheduled) 

Friday June 3 at 1:30 PM: Music Pacifica 

Please note: For the safety and comfort of all, please wear your mask and have ready your proof of vaccination, which will be checked at the door. 


Oakmont Community Church 

Easter Services at the East Rec Center 

Sunday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. – East Rec Center 


Sunday Symposium

Easter Break. No Symposium 

The Sunday Symposium will be off for Easter on April 17. Programs return on April 24 with Marcus Trotta, Sonoma County Hydrologist, presenting “Understanding Sonoma County Groundwater.” 


Movies at Oakmont

Sunday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. – Berger Center – Free 

Crazy Stupid Love 

2011, PG-13, run time 1:58 

A middle-aged husband’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.


OAKMONT HEALTH INITIATIVE 2021 FUNDRAISER 

Oakmont Health Initiative is dedicated to the encouragement of healthy bodies, minds and friendships through professionally led exercises classes. OHI classes are free to participants, but additional funds to supplement basic expenses are always welcome. Did you know that you can direct a contribution to the Oakmont Health Initiative (OHI) through the Oakmont Community Foundation? 

The Oakmont Community Foundation provides an effective means for Oakmont residents, through tax-deductible donations, to support and contribute to educational and beneficial Oakmont activities. 

Go to oakmontcommunityfoundation.com to learn how to make your contribution. Or pick up an envelope at class. Thank you! 


Free Hands-Only CPR and AED Training 

Wednesday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center 

Oakmont Health Initiative invites all of Oakmont to a class that will offer CPR instruction and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). If CPR and/or a defibrillator is used within the first minute, survival rate can be as high as 90%. If used within the first 3 to 5 minutes, likelihood of survival is roughly 74%. Please make time, come to this  one-time  class, and learn how you could make someone else lucky. 

(Covid protocols will be respected at this event) 


Cal Alumni Club

April Dinner 

Thursday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – Wild Oak Saddle Club – $50 

Dr. Quinton Martins, founder and managing partner of True Wild, will be the featured speaker. He has dedicated 30 years to wildlife and conservation and is a professional tour guide in Africa as well as a scientist specializing in big cat research. In 2015, he initiated the Living with Lions project in Sonoma County, which is a mountain lion research project. True Wild’s focus is on connecting people with nature for broader conservation purposes. The dinner will be held at the Wild Oak Saddle Club on April 21. The price is $50.00, and dinner will be Chicken Cordon Bleu with roasted vegetables, salad, and rice pilaf. The price also includes cocktails and wine on the tables. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 6:00. Reservations must be made by April 11. For reservation and payment information, please contact Linda Williams at 707.322.6272.


Community Education & Transparency Committee

Fireside Chat 

Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. – Central Activity Center: Room B 

Moved to Oakmont during the pandemic? Consider attending our Fireside Chat. All welcome, especially those that work during the day. Reservation required to preserve facilitated small group format. The agenda includes time for introductions, input from everyone on two to three topics, the sharing of resources and some additional Q&A. Come to meet other new arrivals and help us learn more about your interests, background and how you might volunteer in our community. Have your questions heard and, if possible, answered at that time. All others will be recorded by a scribe to address at a later time. 

Please make a reservation for one of the Chats by emailing Sue Aiken at Slaiken5440@gmail.com 
*Community Education and Transparency Committee 


Oakmont Vets Club

Benefits Missing or Denied? 
Thursday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. – Berger Center

In March, we enjoyed a special tour of the Pacific Coast Air Museum at the Sonoma County Airport. 

This month we return to the Berger Center. The club is hosting a special presentation by Vet Connect, a Sonoma County non-profit organization that provides outreach to all former military service members and their families. They assist in gaining access to services and benefits due veterans and family members. We have learned that many times, eligibility may have been missed or denied. Often, a veteran or family members don’t really know about all their entitled benefits. 

We are fortunate to have two founding members of this organization lead the program, along with a more recently returned war veteran. Naval and Air Force veterans Richard Jones and David Phillips, both Vietnam Vets, will engage us in a discussion of available government and non-government veteran benefits. 

Patricia (Pat) Hendricks, a Vietnam Era nurse at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco arranged this program. Please join us on the last Thursday of the month, from 4-5:30 on April 28th, for this interesting and informative meeting topic.


Concert featuring Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Ruth Davis, Steve Heckman, and Leon Joyce Jr. 

Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center 

Admission $35. For tickets, mail your check along with your address, phone number, and name to: 
Oakmont Jazz Club, 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A, Santa Rosa CA 95409 

Jamie Davis is considered one of the best jazz vocalists in the world and was a lead singer with the Count Basie Orchestra. He now works as a guest artist with big bands around the world. 

Larry Dunlap produced a Grammy Award winning CD, in which he accompanied Dame Cleo Laine, winning Best Jazz Vocal Recording of the Year. He traveled the world accompanying Dame Cleo Laine and has recorded with her extensively. He has been called “One of the top pianists anywhere.” 

Bassist Ruth Davies has several Platinum and Grammy winning recordings, as well as playing on many movie soundtracks. She travelled the world for ten years with the late Charles Brown. 

Saxophonist Steve Heckman is not only an outstanding musician but is a band leader, composer, and recording artist. He has written 75 original jazz tunes, and his debut CD “With John in Mind” is dedicated to his mentor John Coltrane. 

Drummer Leon Joyce, Jr. has worked for a variety of top artists worldwide including Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Scott Hamilton, Smokey Robinson, Ellis Marsalis, and too many others to list here. 

Tables for groups of eight may be reserved. Drinks and snacks are permitted. For more information call 707-537-7720 


19th Annual Oakmont Car Show

Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Berger Center Parking Lot (6633 Oakmont Drive)

To enter your car please email us at: oakmontcarshow@gmail.com.

Car registration fee is $10, payable at the event.