Oakmont E-Blast 1-24-2020

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Important Info

County Of Sonoma Board Of Supervisors

Dear Neighbor,

In response to the homeless crisis on the Joe Rodota trail, the County of Sonoma is establishing a temporary shelter of tiny huts at a parking lot on the Los Guilicos campus at 171 Pythian Road in Santa Rosa. The shelter is an interim solution before the County establishes two shelters that will operate through the end of the year as a pilot program.

The County is currently working on setting up the shelter, and residents will move in before the end of January. This shelter will operate until the longer-term indoor-outdoor shelters are created, but no later than April 30, 2020 – whichever comes first. The shelter will house up to 60 people at a time.

This shelter will be managed and supported by St. Vincent de Paul, who will provide meals and bedding. The tiny huts are made by Pallet Shelter, and have hardened walls and roofs, and locking windows and doors. Site features will include showers, toilets, trash collection, laundry facilities, parking for residents’ vehicles, storage for residents’ belongings and other measures to ensure health and safety.

Case management services will include housing navigation, counseling and support to ….

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A town hall regarding the Los Guilicos temporary shelter for displaced persons has been scheduled for Tuesday Jan 28. At the Berger Center from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Inside Oakmont

In the January 15 edition of the Oakmont News, the Rovers’ Presidents Dinner was announced with the wrong date. The correct date is:
Tuesday, February 11, with Happy Hour beginning at 5 p.m., and dinner to follow at 6 p.m.

Oakmont Airport Shuttle Transportation Co-Op

Click Here For The Membership Application:
Oakmont Resident Airport Transportation / Shuttle Co-Op
This Application Must Be Turned In To the Airport Shuttle Co-Op folder in the OVA Office.

This group is being formed to share transportation to and from the Santa Rosa Airport, Park and Ride (and other major airports agreed upon by individual members) for all interested OAKMONT residents ONLY. We require that you be listed in the OAKMONT DIRECTORY for reference and location.

There are no fees, dues or monies involved. This is strictly a one-on-one negotiated volunteer service for travel transportation to and from our local airport, park and ride, or as stated, other . major airports agreed upon between members. Some people may not want to drive at night, some people may not want to drive to SFO or Oakland or Sacramento-that is strictly up to each individual’s choice and arrangements.

Members must carry a current driving license, carry full insurance and be able, willing, prompt, and committed to the request for shared transportation to and from an airport.

All members will have an email folder of membership contacts. We will take turns, in three month intervals, being a liaison within the group. The email folder will be updated on a regular basis as needed for new members. Inclusion in the email folder for the SHUTTLE CO-OP guarantees you will be an active participant. If for any reason you cannot fulfill your membership or decide not to be involved, please notify the current email liaison and your name will be taken off the list.

It is not up to the CO-OP to arrange any commitments, reservations, and/or delegate for these services. It is strictly up to each individual to negotiate their own travel requirements.

January 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
playing… Europa Europa

This acclaimed film was originally scheduled to be shown earlier in the year in association with LLL. As World War II splits Europe, 16-year-old German Jew Salomon is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. A Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, its screenplay was nominated for an Oscar. (1991), R (Holocaust issues), 103 minutes. (In German)

Sunday Symposium

January 26 – 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center
Ryan Baker: Librarian by Day, Spelunkologist by Avocation (Deep Cave Dining)

Remember those Thai kids who got stuck way deep in a cave and the whole world held their breath when they were found and rescued?  Well, there are people who go much-much farther and much-much  deeper in caves — for science — and for fun.  Ryan Baker, a world class spelunkologist, has gone “cave diving” in the very deepest caves in the world.  We will vicariously deep cave dive with Ryan as he narrates fascinating (and sometimes scary) tales of his adventures.

TIME – 2:00: Cost – $15.00

Performance by Ron Sfarzo (Mr. Tico Tico) renowned multi-keyboardist, composer, producer, bandleader and retired police officer.

For this special event please RSVP- Linda McKenzie at 707-546-1678
email: fancyfont2@aol.com
Checks made out to OAKS can be left in the OAKS file at the OVA office

refreshments will be served

All Oakmont dog people are welcome!  You do not need to be a member of the club to attend this event, and you certainly can renew or join. Come meet other Oakmont dog owners, and maybe win a prize?  The Canine Club’s first gathering this year features our local Chapter of “Canine Companions for Independence”.  Since 1975 CCI has provided assistance dogs, free of charge to recipients, helping to increase independence and confidence. If you would like to find out more about eligibility for their services, Volunteering as a Puppy Raiser, Ways to support this outstanding local organization, Or simply want to learn more about what they do and how they do it – Then come to our meeting at the East Rec on Wed January 29 2-4 p.m.   We will also update you on planned club activities for 2020 plus an update on the dog park.  Woof!

As part of our new Public Speakers Evening Series
Please mark your calendar and join us for a social time and
“Evening with ALAN SILOW”
President and CEO of the Santa Rosa Symphony
All Residents Are Welcome
Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020 – Berger Center

5:30 PM – Social: wine, beverages, cheese and crackers
6:00 PM – Alan Silow Presentation: “Looking To The Future”

Alan Silow has been President and CEO of the Santa Rosa Symphony since July of 2002. During his tenure, the Symphony has returned to a fiscally sound basis that has produced annual surpluses in both operations and an endowment that has grown over 500%. The SR Symphony is now the largest California Regional Symphony Orchestra north of Los Angeles and is the resident orchestra of the world-class Green Music Center. Alan and his wife reside in Oakmont.

Alan is pleased to share this relaxed and informative evening with us and will provide an overview of the Santa Rosa Symphony operation, including the development of a strong youth program and Youth Orchestra. He will also enlighten us as he speaks about “Looking To The Future” with Francesco Lecce-Chong as the new Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony and the numerous programs planned to benefit the community.

Please join us for this very informative and enjoyable “Evening with Alan Silow”.

47th Annual Art Show

Friday and Saturday
January 31 and February 1
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Berger Center
6633 Oakmont Drive
Corner of Oakmont Dr and White Oak Dr


The new Soroptimist club in Oakmont is about to formally charter. You have shown an interest and we hope you will join us on our mission to “provide women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment” in our own community and beyond.

We’ll celebrate the formation of the new club with a Charter Party, to be held at the newly renovated East Rec Center in Oakmont on Sunday February 2 from 5-9 p.m. The Region Governor and other dignitaries as well as Presidents and members of other Soroptimist clubs in our area will be present to help us celebrate, wine & dine, induct us and install the club officers. I know, I know, its Super Bowl Sunday! I’m recording it and making my husband swear he won’t tell me who wins. I can speed through the boring parts and just watch the commercials.

It is an honor to become a Charter Member of a Soroptimist club, the theme for our club for the first year is “Be the Change”. This is an excellent opportunity to be the change in our community, and we welcome all your ideas and enthusiasm.

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email if you have any questions.


Cafe Mortel

St. Joseph Health Hospice Services: Before You Go—a Conversation about Hospice Care and End-of-Life Decisions. During our time together, we will offer important information about Hospice, answer questions, share stories, and dispel myths. With gratitude to Café Mortal, this important presentation is offered to the community free of charge. We hope you’ll bring your curiosity and concerns, and join us.

Facilitating the conversation will be: Codie Welsh, Manager of Volunteer Services and Community Education, St. Joseph Health Hospice Services; and Alison Leras, Community Education Coordinator, St. Joseph Health Hospice Services.

Date: Thursday February 6th 3 p.m.
Place: Berger Center Auditorium
All Oakmont Residents, loved ones, and friends welcome!



“RHINESTONE”, a show saluting the songs and career of contemporary music legend, Glen Campbell, will be performed by rising star Andy Kahrs at the Berger Center on Thursday evening, February 20 and sponsored by OVA.

Glen Campbell’s music career is decorated with Grammy Awards, No.1 country albums, and CMA Awards. His legacy includes hit songs Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I get to Phoenix, and Rhinestone Cowboy. Born and raised in Atlanta, Andy Kahrs hopes his soulful bends and country twang will pay tribute to Campbell’s work.

Tickets are available for $20 at the OVA office beginning December 15. No reserve seats or tables. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on February 20, and the concert will begin at 6p.m.

Presenting Comedy Night:
Better Than Therapy
Mary Carouba & Regina Stoops

… laugh at their problems…
forget about yours.

February 22, 7 p.m. $25
The Berger Center

For tickets and more information please contact orptickets@gmail.com

Social Media Series For Seniors

Instructor: Mandy Corriera

Mondays, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Last Class:
January 27 – Instagram

All classes in the series are free. Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone if possible (Don’t forget your passwords). Snacks, adult beverages and handouts will be provided.

W Real Estate Offices, 6576 Oakmont Drve
Please RSVP: 707-477-2593

Outside Oakmont

Taoist Tai Chi Class

New beginner class in Santa Rosa. Strength, flexibility, stillness.

Free demonstration and open house at:
Christ Church United Methodist
1717 Yulupa Avenue

Monday, February 3
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

707-583-9472 – santarosa.ca@taoist.org

Mentor Information Night

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
Tuesday, February 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kivelstadt Cellars, 13750 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, now in our 25th year of school based mentoring, is looking for caring about adult volunteer Mentors for our Dunbar Elementary School waitlisted Mentees. With support of the Jack London Yacht Club, we are hosting a Mentor Information Night on Tuesday, February 25th from 6-7:320PM at Kivelstadt Cellars in Glen Ellen. We are encouraging residents of Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Oakmont to attend our Informational Evening. Come and learn more about the Mentoring Alliance and how in only ONE hour a week you can positively impact our Valley’s Youth. Learn about our program and hear from our Mentors and Mentees. Wine and light snacks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! For further information, please call us at: 707-938-1990 or email us at: info@sonomamentoring.org.