Oakmont E-Blast 10-4-2019

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Important Info

City of Santa Rosa Emergency Prep

The City of Santa Rosa has put out emergency prep materials including a video of their new hi/lo siren to be used during evacuations (view in the above video), click here to ready the story.

10/1/2019 Fire Safety Town Hall Video

View The Meeting Here

OVA Directory Deadline

The deadline for first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2020 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 15, 2019. All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet” available in the OVA office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Also available in your 2019 Directory page 39
Click Here For A Printable / Downloadable Version Of The “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet”

New Resident Reception

Tuesday, October 22
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Berger Auditorium 6633 Oakmont Drive

New owners and tenants who have moved to Oakmont who have not yet attended a New Resident Reception, are invited.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hubred, OVA Manager
An informative discussion on:
• How to discover Oakmont’s special lifestyle offerings
• Important Architectural information
• Community Resources
Please Join Us! You’ll meet new neighbors and have an opportunity to ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday October 24
Berger Center at 2:00 pm

This is a special workshop to help us all understand what to do in case of a prolonged power outage.  Those of us who are dependent on electricity to power medical equipment are urged to attend this workshop, where the following topics will be covered: 

  1. Who will be the most likely first responder to help you?
  2.  What to do to prepare for a prolonged outage
  3. Possible problems you might face during a prolonged outage
  4. Tips on what to do during a prolonged outage
  5. What are portable Power Stations?
  6. Could you survive in your home for up to a week during a prolonged outage? 

Why Yellow Should Be Your Favorite Color…

For VESTS, at least…  On Saturday, October 12th, the Emergency Preparedness Committee will be conducting its Fall communications drill from approx. 9 am to 11 am. … READ MORE

Inside Oakmont

“Cave Paintings and Portable Sculpture: The Art of Paleolithic Europe”
Wednesdays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
4 weeks: 10/16/19 – 11/6/19
Class ID: 7714; Cost: $81
Instructor: Social and cultural historian Anne-Louise Dierkes

“The Glories of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat”
Mondays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
3 weeks: 10/21/19 – 11/4/19
Class ID: 7712; Cost: $67
Instructor: Asian Historian, Dr. Perry Ritenour

October 6, 2 and 7 PM

When Ryota, a hard-working successful architect, learns that his six-year-old son was switched at birth with another child, he and his wife must decide whether to seek out their biological son or choose the boy they’ve been raising. Two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision in this gentle and moving story. A multifilm festival audience award winner, in which writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda once again explores the meaning of family. (2013), NR, 120 minutes. (In Japanese).

Oct. 6, 2019 – 10:30 AM – Berger Center
Lou Leal – Jack London:

The Man, His Life, His Dreams

Lou Leal, Jack London Park historian, has always been fascinated with Jack London.   Jack London lived his short life true to his credo: that the purpose of man is to live and not just to exist.  As Lou explains, Jack lived his short 40 years at warp speed, relentlessly pushing the envelope in adventure, writing, travel and learning.  Come get inspired to stretch out of the comfort zone of your own life and take a risk.

October 8, 2019
Social time at 11:30 AM
with lunch service at 12 noon
Berger Center

State Senator Mike McGuire will be our featured speaker on October 8 at SIR Branch 92 lunch. With the size and scope of wild-land fires in California intensifying, and electric utility companies planning to increase the use of power shutoffs to mitigate fire risks when severe weather is predicted, communication and advanced warning is more important than ever. Hear what Senator Mike McGuire has to say about this.
Our lunch menu features meat ravioli (1), shrimp & cheese tortellini Alfredo (2), and cheese tortellini(3). The cost including tax and tip is $23.

As reservations are mandatory with a deadline of 10/2/2019 those interested should act now.
Name(s) _______________________________________________________
Number of attendees @ $23 pp ______ total $_______
Choice entrée # _____
Make check out to SIR Branch 92 and mail c/o John Barrett, 7166 Overlook Dr., Santa Rosa, 95409
Question? Contact Dave Alton, travelmanm2c@ gmail.com

47th Annual Oakmont Art Show

Friday and Saturday, Oct 11 and 12, 11 am to 5 pm
Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive

This is a opportunity to clean out those supplies you no longer use! We also will allow sales of some handcrafted items. East Rec, October 14, 1 pm. Email dlinneball@hotmail.com (preferred), or call 707-331-2746 and leave a message. She will get back to you.

Carnitas and Margaritas
Friday, November 8
Berger Center – 5 PM to 7 PM
Tickets $20, includes 1 margarita

A silent auction will be held. Additional margaritas are $5 each. Tickets may be purchased from Colin in the OVA Office.

Veteran’s Day Event

We are inviting all Oakmont residents, all veterans, and all families of veterans to our annual Veterans Appreciation Event on Monday, November 11, at the Berger Center. The program inside the Berger will start promptly at noon followed by a complementary lunch served by Oakmont Gardens with assistance from McBride Realty and wine service from Century 21 Realty. Local Boy Scount Troop 55 will provide color guard and Key Club members from Montgomery High School will assist in the program.

The appreciation event will be held similar to previous annual events, with special appreciation to honor to those veterans who have served both in the past and present. Veterans will be honored by their branch of service (with service theme music played) and by the conflicts in which they served.

Veterans are encouraged to wear uniforms or symbols of their branch of service. In addition, two World War 2 veterans will be honored with special video and narrative of their service. A consortium of organizations are sponsoring the event including Oakmont Village Association, Oakmont Gardens, Kiwanis Club of Oakmont, Century 21 Realty and McBride Realty, and a committee comprised of a number of Oakmont residents. We hope to see you there.

CAPT Bob Cortelyou, US Navy, Retired, Chair Veterans Appreciation Event Committee.

New Years Eve Party at the Berger Center
Social & Snacks at 5 PM
Dinner at 6 PM / Dancing at 7:30 PM

New Years Eve is on the way and Sha-Boom is proud to say, ZACK IS BACK!

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Assorted crackers and cheese
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner by Zack’s Catering
  • 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Dancing to the Great Charlie Baker & Co.

The buffet will include scalloped potatoes, oven roasted red potatoes, seasonal vegetables, chardonnay chicken, choice of prime rib of beef w/ horseradish cream vinaigrette, Hawaiian rolls w/ sweet butter, assorted dessert table, coffee, lemon water, and any bottles you bring (BYOB).
NOTE: Vegan and gluten free entrees available upon request with your reservation.

Zack’s food is over the top delicious! We lost track of him last year but thankfully found him again. Everyone from our 2017 New Years event raved about his fantastic food.

Looking forward to a great time! Price $80 per person.
Please drop payment off in the Sha-Boom folder in the OVA Office

Senior Social Club / Adult Day Respite

11 am – 12 PM, Tuesday, October 8, Take Your Medicine Band with Patrick Michael McCarthy.

11:15 am – 12 PM, Thursday October 10, Tracy sings show tunes

Outside Oakmont

Fall 2019 Book Fair

  • Friday, October 4 – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 5 – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, October 6 – 10 am to 4 pm (half price day)
  • Monday, October 7 – 2 pm – 6 pm (bag day – $5 per bag)

Free Admission For All
Cash or Checks Only
Veterans Memorial Hall
1351 Mable Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-308-3020 x1541

Sonoma State Historic Parks

Sonoma County Archival Crawl ~ Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
October is National Archives Month, which serves as the inspiration for the first Sonoma County Archives Crawl – an event designed to celebrate archives and encourage visitors to explore and engage with institutions that collect archival material. Handwritten letters, historic photographs and other treasures from Sonoma State Historic Park will be on display in Blue Wing Inn adobe.

Twilight Nature Hike ~ Saturday, October 5, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discover history, nature, and legend as we walk near dusk along the lower Montini Preserve Trail. This slow-paced hike is just over one mile in length with minor elevation changes. Sturdy shoes, water, and flashlight recommended. Meet at the Vallejo Home parking lot. All ages. Free of charge. No reservation needed.

Sonoma Valley Historical Society

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society  “Second Saturday” lecture series:Bonnie Portnoy presents “Tilden Daken (1876-1935), The Man Beneath the Paint”. Tilden Daken was one of the most adventurous and famous artists of the American West. He is best known for his oil paintings of the redwoods, the High Sierra, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as many other natural landscapes. His insatiable appetite for nature and adventure shaped a lifetime of painting en plein air. His story is uniquely told by his granddaughter Bonnie Portnoy. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM. Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma.$5.00 Admission; SVHS members & local docents free.

Cantiamo Concert Choir

Cantiamo is the premier a cappella chorus of the northwest. Under the direction ofsoprano soloist Carol Menke, they delight audiences with a repertoire of both contemporary and renaissance music.Enjoy this FREE concert on Sunday, October 20, at Presbyterian Church of the Roses,2500 Patio Court, Santa Rosa. Lots of parking across the street in Lucky Market’sparking lot, Montgomery Village. Concert begins at 2:00pm.(Donations Welcomed)