Oakmont E-Blast 11-1-2019

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Important Info

President’s Message

I write this on Wednesday the 30th – Halloween eve. I guess that’s appropriate, because it definitely feels like Mother Nature and PG&E are playing tricks on us.

Oakmont has not had electrical power since last Saturday. At one point, it seemed like Oakmont was supposed to evacuate. Roughly twenty minutes later, after some had already left, it seemed like Oakmont was not supposed to evacuate.

At one point, it seemed like Oakmont was in Zone 6. Then I heard a rumor we’re actually in Zone 10. Finally, it seems like maybe we’re zoneless…
Click Here To Read The Full President’s Message

Solar Presentation

Town Hall Meeting – Solar
Berger Building, 6633 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday November 5, 2019 – 1:00 PM

I. Welcome/Overview
1. Jess Marzak

II. Sonoma Clean Power – Presentation

III. Energy and Sustainability Council of Sonoma County – Presentation

IV. Residents with Solar Discuss their experiences
1. Richard Randolf
2. Mark Attebery

V. Solar’s Impact on Home Values
1. Paula Lewis

VI. Questions and Answers

VII. Adjournment

All Oakmont residents are invited to a Town Hall about the Oakmont Solar project set for 1:00 PM in the Berger on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Long Range Planning Solar Sub-Committee and the Solar 100 Initiative is sponsoring this informational event that will provide an opportunity to learn more about solar for both the community and for your individual home. Energy and Sustainability Council of Sonoma County and Sonoma Clean Power will be making presentations as well as 2 Oakmont home owners who already have solar installed on their houses.

Curbside Battery Collection

Put household batteries inside a tightly sealed plastic bag, and place on top of your closed recycling cart on collection day. Please place rechargeable batteries in a separate sealed plastic bag. Placing tape over ends of bags may be a good precaution to prevent them falling out.

Toxic Waste Collection

11/12/2019 – Appointment Is Mandatory

Four times a year Oakmont has a Community Toxic Collection from 2 – 7 p.m. Location and date will be provided when you call to schedule an appointment.

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material – NEVER mix chemicals.  Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills.  Syringes/needles in sealed, approved Sharps containers. 

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition – radioactive materials – biological wastes (except syringes) – TVs, computer monitors and other electronics – business waste. 

Appointment is required: Please call 795-2025 to schedule an appointment or ask your questions. Must schedule 24 hours prior to event. 

Inside Oakmont

Oakmont Kiwanis

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

Also featured will be a Silent Auction on a number of exciting gift baskets and other awards from merchants around the area. Tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis Club members, from Poppy Bank in Oakmont, at the OVA office from Colin, and by contacting Pat Veuve at patveuve@gmail.com or (707) 490-7020. Put this event on your calendar.

Dancing Divas

An ABBA Song & Dance Revue
Featuring Songs From Mamma Mia
NEW DATE: Saturday, Nov 16, 3 pm, Berger Center
doors open 2:30 PM, Tickets Still Available $15

With performances by:
The Oakmont Dancing Divas, The Redwood Country Cloggers, Elements, Lauralie Staley Mayhew, Very Harvey, Terry Whitten & John Ross, Anne Marie Siu Yuan & Mark Novak, and The Oakmont Rainbow Jammers

A Fundraiser For Covia/ Social Call
Make checks payable to The Oakmont Dancing Divas and place in the Dancing Divas folder at OVA or mail to The Oakmont Dancing Divas, 5984 Stone Bridge Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

The Oakmont Rovers RV Club invites all interested residents of Oakmont to their Fall Potluck.  The event will be held on Wednesday November 5th., in the East Recreation Center.  Social Hour starts at 5 PM with dinner to follow about 6 PM.

If you have an RV or are thinking of getting one, please join us.  The Rovers conduct 5 to 7 outings during the year to which all are invited. This year we traveled to McCloud and the Rogue River Valley, Olema and Casini Ranch, and Grass Valley.  We go where our members want to go.

If you are interested in joining us for dinner, please call Jeff and Nancy Hickman at (707) 703-9901.  We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone.

We hope to see you on Wednesday night!

Jeff Hickman
President , Oakmont Rovers

Don’t Miss Out To Twist and Shout!

All Oakmont residents are invited to the OTC end of the year dinner dance November 15 in the Berger Center featuring live music by Hey Jude, a Beatles tribute band. The menu will feature favorites from across the pond including fish and chips, bangers and mash, and toad in the hole for starters and a main course of shepherd’s pie, salad, bread and butter, and mashed peas. A scrummy baked dessert will follow. Between the food and dancing, we will also have our annual awards presentations for the OTC Honor Roll and Most Valuable Person. The cost for this posh do is only $40 for members and non-members alike, and you can organize your tables for 8. Invite the neighbors and sign up now, or before November 11, using the coupon found below, at the OVA, or on the OTC website.


The Oakmont Fall Craft Show is being held on Saturday, November 16, at the East Rec Building.  There are still a couple of tables available.  Please contact Diane Linneball at dlinneball@hotmail.com or 707-331-2746 (leave name and telephone number) for details.

Movement Disorders Support Group

The organizing meeting of the Movement Disorders Support group will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 1:00 pm in room B at the CAC. Come to offer your ideas about we can support each other and how we should conduct our monthly meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month. The meeting will be facilitated by Trula LaCalle and Richard Duncan. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW and be sure to watch for additional information on eBlasts and Oakmont News prior to the event.

New Year’s Eve Party at the Berger Center
Social and Snacks at 5 PM
Dinner 6 PM / Dancing 7:30 PM

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

  • 5 PM – 6:00 PM: Assorted crackers and cheese
  • 6 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.

Travel & Adventure Club

The November 1 edition of the Oakmont Newspaper will state there is no Travel & Adventure meeting, but this is inaccurate, there will be a meeting 3 private tours for 2020, Italy with Pat Kerrington from KSRO, Iceland and a fall trip to the East coast.  3:30 pm Monday  – West Rec.

Movies At Oakmont is cancelled for this weekend.

The Sunday Symposium is cancelled for this weekend.

The November 4, Cannabis Club presentation by Dr. Courtney King is cancelled.

Lifelong Learning students in cancelled classes will be notified of make-up dates soon. Thank you for your patience.

Outside Oakmont

Quarry Hill Free Seniors Next Tuesday

Seniors 65 and older, students, and active military are free the first Tuesday of every month.
Click Here For More Info

Free Movies For Seniors Begin Again

On November 7, 2019, the Free Seniors Movie Series will begin again, at the Third Street Cinemas in Downtown Santa Rosa. The Third Street Cinemas is located at 620 3rd Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and “D” Street, in the Courtyard behind the Third Street Aleworks & BiBi’s Burger Bar.

Movies are free for Seniors, 60 and older. Doors open at 9:30 AM and the movies begin at 10 AM, no tickets needed. For a list of each month’s movie titles, call the Third Street Cinemas Recording at 707-525-8909 x 2. 

The Series is generously being sponsored by Santa Rosa Memorial Park & Mortuary/Eggen & Lance Chapel, Kobrin Financial Services, and Hired Hands Homecare.

For more info, contact Gwen Adkins at the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group at 707-523-1586 x 21 or 707-484-7328.

And now, for a little levity…