Oakmont E-Blast 11-15-2019

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Important Info

Board Budget Meeting Video

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Facility Availability During And After Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27 all Buildings and Pools will close at 7 pm

Thursday, November 28 all Buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving.
No events will be taking place.
Pools and locker rooms will still open at their regular time.

WRC Water Heater Replacement

On Monday, November 18, the water heater at the West Rec Center will be replaced. There will be no hot water in the facility while the replacement is taking place. The replacement will begin at 8 am and is estimated to complete around 12 pm the same day.

Inside Oakmont

Maria Carrillo Jazz Chorus

BergerThursday December 5 – 4 PM

OVA invites all of Oakmont to Christmas Carols in the Berger. The Maria Carrillo Jazz Chorus will entertain us with a caroling concert. Join us for a cup of egg nog and something sweet to eat. This event is free.

Show and Sale
Saturday, November 16, 12 pm to 4 pm

Crafts, jewelry, decorative items, and gifts for sale! Refreshments served!
Held at the East Rec Center.
All are invited to attend!

November 17, at 2 PM and 7 PM
playing… Dreamer, in the Berger Center

Down-and-out horse trainer Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) rescues a once-great Thoroughbred racehorse severely injured during a mid-race fall. Buoyed by the unwavering faith of his 10-year-old daughter Cale (Dakota Fanning), he sets out on a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders’ Cup. Inspired by a true story, this well-acted, beautifully photographed film tells an engaging story of family bonding—and a remarkable horse. The film received a Critics Choice Award nomination. (2005), PG, 106 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

November 17, Berger Center, 10:30 AM
The Housing Crisis in Sonoma County:
How and When Are We Going to Solve It?

Keith Woods, CEO of the North Coast Builders Exchange, estimates that it will take about 9 years to complete the rebuilding of homes lost in Santa Rosa fires.  And, hey, we all know that there was a housing shortage BEFORE The Fires. So how and when will we handle this crisis? And how is this situation currently impacting on our local economy?   Keith will give us his experienced ideas and food for thought on these issues.

Where: Berger Center
Length: 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
BYOB & Snacks
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Movie Starts: 7:00 PM
RSVP Online

On November 21, Oakmont Boomers will be featuring a free showing of “In Search Of Greatness,” a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, Director Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. It resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude, and human nature.

Bocce Club Holiday Party 2019

Appetizers, Dinner & Entertainment by More Joy 
5:00 pm      Saturday, December 14    East Rec. Center 
Served Dinner catered by The Oakmont Market 
$35.00 Members   $45.00 Non-Members     BYOB 
Reservation forms in the Oakmont News & OVA Office 
Return to OVA To Bocce Folder with check by November 29 

Classes Coming Soon

Contemporary Comedic Genius Series: Billy Crystal

Instructor: Martin Marshall
Mondays | Jan. 13 – Feb. 3 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, Class ID: 7867, Cost: $81

Laugh out loud with Marshall as he explores the comedy and career of the very funny Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live, as the star in When Harry met Sally, the urban cowboy in City Slickers, the Tony-winning 700 Sundays and much more.
Martin Marshall is a film writer, director and producer with years of experience managing improv theaters and teaching the Comedic Genius Series.

Beethoven and the Romantics

Instructor: Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays | Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, Class ID: 7869, Cost: $110

Fill your ears during Asbo’s exploration into Beethoven’s musical evolution from imitator to hero and discover how his late quartets influenced Schubert and Mendelssohn and how his symphonies inspired and guided Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner and Tchaikovsky.
Dr. Kayleen Asbo is the cultural historian and preconcert lecturer for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.

The Science Behind, Inside and Under World Famous Architecture

Instructor: Sally Heath
Thursdays | Jan. 16 – Feb. 5 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center
6-week session, Class ID: 7871, Cost: $110
NOTE: This class will not meet on February 6th

Discover why buildings stand or collapse through the exploration of the science, engineering and materials of iconic structures like the Pyramids, the Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, the Golden Gate Bridge, the World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa.
Sally Heath, an award-winning physics professor with 35 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, is now a Lifelong Learning instructor at the SSU.

You’re Writing a Memoir? A How-To Workshop

Instructor: Ida Rae Egli
Thursdays | Jan. 16 – Feb. 13 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Central Activities Center, Rm. B
5-week session, Class ID: 7872, Cost: $126

Back by popular demand, this interactive class teaches the skills needed for memoir writing in an interactive, experiential way that is personalized to each student. Teacher and student feedback on in-class writings are offered in addition to traditional classroom instruction.
Ida Rae Egli was the chair of the English department at Santa Rosa Junior College and now is a freelance writer and writing coach.

The Genius of Hitchcock

Instructor: Terry Ebinger
Mondays | Feb. 10 – Mar. 2 | 2:30 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, Class ID: 7876, Cost: $81
Note: Early start time

Join film scholar Ebinger for a suspenseful journey into understanding Hitchcock’s visionary approach, symbolism, cinematic innovations, psychological depths and mythic storytelling in four classic films: The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and Strangers on a Train.
Terry Ebinger is a passionate educator and group leader who approaches film studies through art, history, psychology, anthropology, myth and dream.

Cider – How America’s Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost

Instructor: David Sandri
Wednesdays | Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, Class ID: 7870, Cost: $52

In early America, cider was the beverage of choice. But, by the first part of the 20th century cider production almost stopped. Why did it fall out of fashion and why has its popularity roared back in recent times?
David Sandri is a 30-year veteran in the alcohol beverage industry with a passion for the production, history and judging of wine and cider.

Star Of The Valley Bingo

When: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Star Of The Valley Parish Center, 495 White Oak Drive

Baked potato bar, Chili, Dessert
Cost: $8.00
Bingo Cards: $2.00 each

ALL are welcome. If you don’t play bingo, come for dinner at 5:15 PM.

Outside Oakmont

Wildfire Home Assessment Training

December 7 & 8, 2019 – 9 am to 5 pm each day

Register by Saturday, November 16 at: http://bit.ly/WFAP-Sonoma
Registration is free

9045 Sonoma Highway (Highway 12), Kenwood, CA 95452
The course is free and open to anyone wishing to learn more about wildfire home assessments, including fire department personnel; Citizens Organized and Prepared for Emergencies (COPE); homeowners’ associations (HOAs); Fire Safe Councils; and more.

Day 1 (classroom session)
You’ll learn the fundamentals of assessing a home and working with residents to make their property more resilient to wildfires.

Day 2 (hands-on training)
Put it into practice! You’ll evaluate a home in the community to gain a better understanding of a home assessment and put classroom knowledge into action.

Questions? Email Lori at lori@nvfc.org

Threshold Singers Gift Of Song

Third Wednesday of Every Month 7 PM to 8:15 PM.
Kaiser Hospital, 401 Bicentennial Drive, Rooms H2-2 (Lower level across from Cafeteria)
A song bath of harmonies designed for comfort and support.
Come rest in the music. Let our a cappella melodies create a peaceful refuge for your heart’s joys and sorrows.

Trione-Annadel Hike with a Naturalist

“Flatter, Later, Slower, Shorter First Day Nature Hike” with Carolyn Greene 

Event Date:  Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Time:  10 AM Hike Departure to about Noon
Location:  Warren Richardson Trailhead Parking Lot (end of Channel Drive)
Trails:  Steve’s “S” and Warren Richardson Trails 

Celebrate First Day 2020!  Join certified California Naturalist Carolyn Greene for a civilized New Year’s Day hike – not too long, not too early, not too steep, not too fast.  We’ll head up Steve’s S Trail to Richardson with a possible extension to Lake Ilsanjo.  Distance:  3-5 miles, 450 feet elevation gain. 

Directions: from Montgomery Drive, turn onto Channel Drive and follow the road in approximately ½ mile:  pay day-use fee ($7 per car, $6 for seniors 62+) or display CA State Parks Pass. Continue on Channel Drive for 1 mile to main parking lot. 

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”) and for information about our Hike Leaders. Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity. 

A Community Of Song

A concert by Music To My Ears, Sunday November 17 at 1 pm.
Free Admission. Donations Welcomed.
Presbyterian Church of the Roses
2500 Patio Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Last but certainly not least…

Employee Appreciation Fund

As the seasons change and the holidays approach, many of our members have asked, “What can we do to recognize the work of the staff of OVA?”  In 2016 the OVA Board approved the EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION FUND, which provides our members an opportunity to recognize the sixteen person (16) non-management team with a special “thank you” in the form of a holiday bonus gift. Donations will be distributed at year-end.  Members who wish to donate may contribute via check by December 1st to the OVA Office at 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A.  Please make checks payable to OVA and on the memo line, please write “EMP APP Fund” (OVA Employee Appreciation Fund).  The team at the OVA office is fortunate to work with the sensational residents who make our jobs so enjoyable.