Inside Oakmont 5-10-2022

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Santa Rosa General Plan 

OVA is seeking comments from Oakmont residents on the new Santa Rosa General Plan alternatives. Please submit your comments to before May 12, when OVA will be meeting with the city to relay comments received. 

The new plan sets objectives for the City of Santa Rosa. You can learn more about it by watching the recording of the OVA Town Hall held on May 3. Click Here To Watch The Town Hall. 

Walking Path at West Rec Closed 

The walking path between the West Rec Center pool and the horseshoe pit area will be closed starting Wednesday morning (5/11) for asphalt repairs. The path is anticipated to reopen this Sunday (5/15). 

Oakmont Fire Safe Fair

Friday, May 20, 4:00 p.m. – Berger Center 

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Oakmont Fire Safe Fair on Friday, May 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Berger. There will be a Firewise Projects Showcase of 6 homes on Saturday May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. See article below for more information. 

The Fair is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Oakmont Firewise Committee, Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), and the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC). There will be lots of food, fun, and educational opportunities. 

The Firewise Committee will have info on Firewise policies, home hardening and fire smart landscaping ideas, mulch guidelines, what the assessors will be looking for, and you can schedule a volunteer assessment. 

Map Your Neighborhood will be there to talk about how to prepare for Red Flag Warnings and PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events, what to know about alerts and evacuation zones, and how to get a neighborhood safety group started in your neighborhood. 

OEPC will have sign-ups for neighborhood Zone Communicators (walkie talkies) and ham radios and will assist in setting up your NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radio (bring yours in) and Alert set-ups on your cell phone. 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Danielle in the OVA office: 

Firewise Projects Showcase 

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Locations Coming Soon 

Interested in receiving first-hand knowledge of home hardening techniques and landscape projects that your Oakmont neighbors have completed for fire-safety? If yes, you will not want to miss the Firewise Projects Showcase! Members of the Firewise Resource Committee and the Firewise Assessor Team will be stationed at each house and available to answer questions. The addresses of participating homes will be published in Inside Oakmont and the Oakmont News prior to the event and will also be available at the Fire Safe Fair.  

New Website Calendar 

Today we are rolling out a new calendar on the Events page of 

The new calendar provides the following advantages: 

Events Published Immediately 
This new calendar publishes activities straight from OVA’s event coordination software. This means that as soon as your event is scheduled with OVA’s Event Coordinator, Anita Roraus, it will be published on the website.  

Events Published Accurately 
Since events are being published straight from the event scheduling software, you can be sure they will always have the correct time, date, and location. 

Different Calendar Views 
This new calendar offers the ability to switch between Day, Month, and Agenda-based perspectives, so that you can peruse events in your preferred format. 

Filter Calendar by Event Location 
Try out the Filter Calendar option in the upper-right corner of this new calendar (under the red Subscribe button) to see events at a particular OVA facility, or even in a specific room. 

Ability to Subscribe 
Take note of the red Subscribe button at the upper-right corner of this new calendar, which allows you to view events listed on our website in your own online calendar (Gmail, Outlook, Apple Calendar, etc.) for added convenience. 

Past Events Removed Automatically 
This new calendar will always open to the current date, eliminating the need to scroll through past events. 

Activities published in the calendar have additional details available which may be viewed by clicking an event listing. Please check it out and let us know what you think. All comments, questions, and requests may be sent to

Happening in Oakmont

Oak Restaurant

May Events 

All events require a reservation: 
May 14 – Crystal Sound Healing 10 a.m. 
May 16 – Live Music Ukulenny and the Pogi Boys 5 p.m. -7 p.m. 
May 18 – Clinic- Learn an effective Practice Routine $35.00 
May 23 – Member Twilight Event- 9 hole Scramble with Dinner- Must be an annual member to play or play with an annual member 
May 26 – Clinic Uneven Ball Lies $35.00 
May 26 – Fried Chicken 3 course dinner $35.00 Starts at 5 p.m. 
May 30 – Memorial Day Live Music St Pigeon 5 p.m. -7 p.m. 
May 31 – Pot Roast 3 course Dinner Special $30 pp Starts at 5 p.m. 

See more at: Calendar of Events (

Art Association

Alfred Escoffier presents Alice Neel
Friday, May 13, 10 a.m. – Berger Center 

Alfred Escoffier from the de Young Museum will give us a presentation on the Alice Neel exhibit Friday 13th in the Berger center, (10 a.m. refreshments, 10.15 a.m. talk). 
“For me, people come first” declared artist Alice Neel in 1950. I have tried to assert the dignity and importance of human beings.” She spent most of her life in New York and her work reflects the dignity, resilience, and passion of the people she found there. 
Come and join us for this outstanding talk by one of our well-known presenters. 

West Rec Center Art 

The sprucing up of the West Recreation Center is nearly complete, and like the East Rec. and the Berger centers, we need some art to hang on the walls from Oakmont Artists and Photographers to finish the decor. We will make large, framed prints on canvas, (for example 3 by 4 feet, or 4 by 5 feet, or some other size depending on the shape of the file you submit), from the files you submit. 

The theme as before is anything the judges think will interest Oakmonters, artist or not. We estimate needing to fill 18 spaces, so there is a good chance your works will be displayed! 

If you are interested, send photos of your work in the jpg format, before May 20th, the cut off deadline. We have three judges who will select the winners based on what they think might appeal to us all. Send us the best and biggest file you have, but if you only have a small not particularly good file, send us that anyway, if we can photograph the work again with enough fidelity to enlarge it, we might be able to include it, if it is a winner. Please email your files to

All works will have permanent plaques next to them with the name and contact details of the artist/photographer! 

Dancing Divas 
Dances from Asia and The Pacific Islands

Saturday, May 14, 2:30 p.m. – Berger Center 

Show starts at 3 p.m., Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
This is a free community event. 

The featured group will be Hula Mai from Sonoma performing dances from The Hawaiian Islands, and the Māori people from New Zealand. Founder and teacher, Betty Ann Bruno, says her goal is to inspire a love for the hula and the Hawaiian culture through knowledge and understanding – and, to have fun all the while. 

The Redwood Country Cloggers and The Oakmont Dancing Divas will round out the program dancing to music from South Korea, India, and China. 

The event will also be livestreamed at 

Proof of vaccination and masks will be required. 
This event is funded by a grant from The Oakmont Community Foundation. 

Sunday Symposium

Tom Tremont: It’s MAGIC! 

Sunday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center and on Zoom 

Now you see it … now you do not. Ab-ra-ca-dab-ra! For a change of pace, we will be razzled, dazzled and mystified by Oakmont’s Tom Tremont. He promises not to make any of us disappear for longer than a minute or two. And if he cuts you in half, he will really try to keep track of both parts. Bring your courage and your curiosity – but please leave your bunny rabbits at home. 

Movies at Oakmont

The Biggest Little Farm 

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. – Berger Center 

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres in Moorpark outside of Los Angeles. 

Oakmont Lanes Wii Bowling banner

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams utilizing Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were rolling a bowling ball will be able to join. 

Anyone interested in joining our Club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 538-9177 or stop by the East Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. to see us in action. See for Club information, bowling schedules and schedules to bring cookies and to setup/tear down equipment. 

BOWLING DATES FOR MAY: May 17 (week #10) and 31 (Playoff, top 3 teams from 1:30 League bowl top 3 Teams from 3:15 League at 1p.m.). No bowling May 24 (Fourth Tuesday). 

19th Annual Oakmont Car Show 

The 19th annual Oakmont Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Berger Center Parking Lot, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa. There will be over 100 Classic and Exotic automobiles on display. Also, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Soda will be for sale from the Oakmont Market. 

Dancing is 4 Everyone 

Starts Wednesday, June 1, 7:15 p.m. – Berger Center 

Join with the Beginning Line Dance Class starting June 1, Wednesday nights at 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. at the Berger Center. The class will continue weekly throughout the year. This is the only time that you can join the beginning class this year. A four-week monthly session is only $32 (or $8 a class). Individual classes are $10. This first series will be $40, as there are 5 Wednesdays in June. 

Fun times are ahead. You will feel the joy and laughter in the room from the start. There are no reservations so come early to allow time to sign up. Smooth leather bottomed shoes are best for the new Berger floor. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, Mariellen Munson at 538-4142. Oh, P.S…Fragrance Free!! is here for you with your questions about hearing loss. Send us your questions, attend our meetings. We will help you with this increasingly large problem of hearing loss. 

Play Duplicate Bridge in Oakmont 

6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays   

12:30 p.m. on Fridays 

What is so special about duplicate bridge? Everyone sitting in your direction bids and plays the same hands. It’s both fun and challenging. You can compare how you and your partner did by looking at results entered in handheld scoring machines at each table. 

The Oakmont Duplicate Bridge Club (ODBC) will be at Join a Club Night at the Berger Center on Thursday, June 2. Come by and chat and sign up for our get acquainted session on Tuesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the cardroom of the CAC. We will cover the basics of duplicate play and you’ll get a chance to try it out. 

Or join us for one of our regular games. First game is gratis.  Afterwards, it is $5 pp. If you belong to the A.C.B.L. you can even earn masterpoints. But many play just because they enjoy the game. 

 If you don’t have a regular partner, we’ll match you with a compatible player. Call Ann Schneider at 406-899-2463 or email her at Also check us out under Duplicate Bridge on the Clubs listings of the OVA website. 

Recently Recorded Events

… alright, it’s just one event.

Town Hall on Santa Rosa’s General Plan:
Steve Spillman presents background information on general plans and George McKinney gives an overview of how Santa Rosa’s General Plan may impact Oakmont. 
Click Here To Watch Now