New Resident Reception
Tuesday (today), April 26, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center (6633 Oakmont Drive)
If you’re among people who have moved to Oakmont over the past year and yearn for information on how the community works, your opportunity is coming up. The New Residents Reception is an annual tradition.
It will be a nighttime event at the Berger Center, on April 26th starting at 6:30 p.m.
Board President, Jess Marzak and Board Director, Heidi Klyn will explain how the Oakmont Village Association works and how members can involve themselves and get questions answered.
Architectural & Compliance Director, Christel Antone, will outline how it affects homeowners and regulates many aspects of living in Oakmont.
Refreshments will be served.
Who’s eligible to attend? If you moved to Oakmont after September 2021, this one is for you. The OVA staff is mailing invitations to people it knows fit that description, but if in doubt you should be there.
Golf Course Walking Hours
Just a reminder on golf course walking hours:
- Morning walking times start at daybreak and go until 7 a.m. (7 days a week)
- Afternoon walking times adjust throughout year in accordance with daylight golfing hours
- Always 45 minutes before sunset.
- 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.
- Dogs must be on a leash.
- Bicycles are not allowed.
More info at PlayVom.com > The Club > Walking Policies: Walking Policies (playvom.com)
Printable Calendar of Events at Oak
Keep up to date with events happening at Oak and the Valley of the Moon Club throughout May:
Oak Restaurant and Valley of the Moon Club May 2022 Events – Oakmont Village
Oakmont Health Initiative is dedicated to the encouragement of healthy bodies, minds, and friendships through professionally led exercises classes.
OHI (Oakmont Health Initiative) 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 grab an envelope from the table at the class sign in.
AV Tech Team
4 Class Remaining for Q2, 2022
If you have an interest in learning how to facilitate a group’s event(s), single or recurring, on lights, cameras, sound and slide shows, AV training is for you!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you an invitation to the calendar of classes for the next 2 months.
Break Trail: Mountains and Molecules by Arlene Blum
Sunday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center
Arlene Blum, mountaineer, chemist, and author has led successful expeditions to some of the worlds most challenging mountains and also scientific research to protect human health and the global environment. In this dramatic presentation, Arlene shares her favorite images and
stories from her climbs such as leading the first all women ascents of Denali and Annapurna I, as well as her current science and policy work to stop the use of harmful chemicals in everyday products.
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. – Berger Center: The Dry
SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays, 2 p.m.
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 OVA.
2021, PG-13, run time 2:14
Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken Australian hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound – the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Are You Ready for Wildfire Season?
Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m. – Berger Center: Room G
Join the MYN team on Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in Room G at Berger to learn more about Oakmont emergency preparedness.
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is an emergency preparedness program designed to help neighborhoods plan & prepare for emergencies. This program has been adopted by the Oakmont Village (OVA) as the program of choice for Oakmont.
MYN has created many “Oakmont Ready Tips” to help Oakmont residents prepare for wildfires and earthquakes. The “Oakmont Ready Tips” can be viewed on the MYN website at https://oakmontvillage.com/myn. You will also find complete neighborhood training and preparation guides, and resource lists for disasters.
Join us Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in Room G at Berger.
Homage To Spring: Tournament & Potluck
Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. – Pétanque Courts near Berger Center
Potluck Lunch at Noon
The first tournament of the year, Le Printemps: Homage to Spring, will kick off with registration this Saturday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the Pétanque Courts located between Berger Center and the OVA offices. Teams will be randomly assigned. Play begins at 9:45 a.m. Spectators are welcome.
A Potluck Lunch, to which all club members are invited whether playing or not, as well as their spouses/partners/companions, will begin at approximately 12:00 noon following conclusion of play and announcement of winners. Please bring your own beverage, chairs, and a lunch dish to share. Cups, plates, and utensils will be provided.
Saturday, April 30, 2:00 p.m. – East Rec Center
Director and screen writer: Wes Miller
OCC is sponsoring the Movie entitled “Prayer Never Fails” at the East Rec on Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. It is a 2016 Movie starring: Eric Roberts, Lynn Whitfield, Corbin Bernsen, Wes Miller, Clifton Davis, Lorenzo Lamas, Nick Lashaway . The movie is at no cost, plus we will throw in free popcorn and a bottle of water.
Concert featuring Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Ruth Davis, Steve Heckman, and Leon Joyce Jr.
Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center
This show is still happening. There was an erroneous cancellation notice present in the Jazz Club’s folder at the OVA Admin Office, causing some people to think this event was cancelled, but the show is going on and we’re still accepting reservations.
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
The Oakmont Jazz Club, per a request by some of the Singles Club, will be happy to reserve a table for Singles Club members. If you’re seeking to attend this concert at the Singles Club table, please be sure to note that request when filling out the registration coupon.
Play Time Change
Sunday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.
May 1 marks the time change for summer play. Games will start at 9:30 a.m. beginning Monday, May 2 until the end of October. Come out and play.
Beginning Jitterbug Swing Partner Dance Classes
Wednesday nights May 4, 11 & 18 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. – East Rec Center
$10 pp for single class. $8 pp if 2 or more classes are purchased
Learn some basic, fun, and easy moves for Jitterbug Swing that will get you dancing together and twirling with a smile on your face. Jitterbug Swing is an upbeat, fun, and versatile dance that can be danced to many types of music ranging from Big Band music to Rock ‘n Roll Oldies and lots of contemporary tunes.
No partners or experience are required. Rotation of partners will be optional. Also, any ladies that want to lead and any men that want to follow are very welcome.
Full vaccination plus at least one booster will be required. Face masks may be optional or required depending on the local Covid status in May.
To register or for questions, please contact instructor Terry Whitten at email@example.com or call (415) 265-7590. Please bring your vaccination card to the first class you take as well as a face mask in the event masks are required.
Cinco De Mayo
Saturday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center
TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM DINNER FROM 5:00PM TO 6:30PM
MUSIC FROM: 630 TO 10:00PM
We will be serving special enchiladas, refried beans, special Mexican rice, chicken mole with sauce, salad, and of course our famous serve yourself taco stand umm-umm. you will also have chips and salsa at your table and whipped cream cake.
The band I have coming is J SILVERHEELS They have been rocking it since the 70S. they play good old rock and roll from the late 50S to the early 70S. You will not be able to stay in your seat if you are a dancer if not you will love the music. DO NOT MISS THIS PARTY AS THE FOOD AND MUSIC IS OVER THE TOP GREAT.
Please reserve early as we will sell out and Marie and I are going on vacation so we will have a very short time to put it together and it would help us a lot. We are sorry the cost is what it is, but due to the cost of food and music it cannot be helped. Remember our no refund policy. ~ Ray & Marie.
Fourth of July party information coming soon.
Classes & Concerts Coming in May
Insights to Art: John Singer Sargent, Judy Chicago, and the Barnes Collection
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Berger Center
3-weeks: May 11 – May 25. Cost: $50
Click here to register online
Instructor: Write and painter, Linda Loveland Reid
Available in-person, by Zoom or watch a recorded session at your leisure.
Campbell Jazz Soup Band
Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. – Berger Center
Click here to register online
Popular Bay Area quintet offers an entertaining evening of jazz and swing from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
Three Ways to Register:
• Fill out the form in the OLL (Oakmont Lifelong Learning) folder in the OVA office along with your check
• Pay at the door
Conservatives: Let’s Get Together!
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 p.m. – RSVP for location
Constitution Club, a place for Conservatives, is having its inaugural gathering 5/12/22, 6-9 p.m. Already 60 members & guests confirmed. For invitation & details, email ConstitutionClub2020@gmail.com
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 https://oakmontvillage.com/article/dances-from-asia-and-the-pacific-islands/
Proof of vaccination and masks will be required.
This event is funded by a grant from The Oakmont Community Foundation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Out for their first swim…
New geese family on the waterway of the Valley of the Moon 17th. Photo by Ron Kaufman