International Square Dance Month

Oakmont Squares "promenade around the ring"

September is International Square Dance Month. Square dancing is not only enjoyed around the world in the twenty first century. It also has its roots in the traditional dances of many nations. Some of the terminology still used today came into use during the Revolutionary era when many Americans shunned anything British. So, walking became “promenade”; a type of hand hold became “allemande”, and “do-si-do” took the place of “back-to-back”.

Experienced dancers are invited to join the Oakmont Squares in promenading around the ring every Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost is $6 per person. Proof of vaccination is required. The East Rec has been made available while the Upper West Rec is undergoing repairs, but the club will be dark on Tuesday, September 14 when the building is needed for the special election.

The new group of beginning dancers continues to move ahead. Club caller Lawrence Johnstone uses the “red light-green light” system, alternating dances for beginners with dance tips for the more experienced dancers so that everyone gets to dance at a comfortable level. New classes begin periodically and will be announced in the various Oakmont news outlets.

Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends. For information call Jenny at 707-367-2102.


Evening Bocce

Thursday, August 19, an evening event of bocce and food was held at the Bocce Ball Courts. A group of 28 people attended. A special

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9/11 Memories and Exercise

Today we remember the day that shocked and shook the world with a painful look back. This is also a time to look ahead at how to mitigate lingering negative responses. Living in constant concern, anxiety and fear robs the good from each day. Deep breathing and reading comics may be ways to cope. Talking to a positive person might be another. And still a third: exercise.

Classes in October and November

OTLC is in the process of revamping the technology classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector is being installed. Fourteen old computer desks have