Oakmont E-Blast 11-23-2021

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Important Information

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you the happiness of good friends and family on this day of thanksgiving.

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, all OVA facilities and buildings will be closed on Thursday, November 25. The Admin OVA offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Fifth Annual Turkey Drive

Oakmont Delivers Again for the Fifth Annual Turkey Drive

Oakmonters lined up in the Berger Parking lot Saturday and dropped off 50 frozen turkeys and $1200 in donations. It’s all going to the Redwood Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet at the Fairgrounds tomorrow. The feast has been a 20-year tradition of community caring. Oakmont’s Susan Chauncy (left), who has organized the drive here for five years, got some unexpected help from Mission volunteer and celebrity chef Guy Fieri. Eileen Mickaelian, right, donates her frozen bird. Photos by Susan Chauncy and Julie Kiil

Employee Recognition Fund

The excellent work of the OVA staff is appreciated year-round, and the holiday season is an appropriate time to say thank you with a special holiday bonus gift. Since 2016, members have been contributing to the board-approved Employee Appreciation Fund to provide bonuses that recognize the 15-person non-management team for its hard work and dedication. Donations will be distributed at year-end. Members who wish to donate may contribute via check by December 10 to the OVA office at 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A. Please make checks payable to OVA; on the memo line, please write “EMP APP Fund.”

Landscape Committee Has Openings

If you have plant knowledge and love landscape design, the Landscape Committee needs you. The Landscape Committee, which is a standing committee of the OVA Board of Directors, oversees landscaping of OVA common areas. If you would like to be on this committee, send a short resume to Marianne Neufeld at firewise.marianne@gmail.com.

OERC Updates

The Oakmont Energy Resiliency Committee will begin regular updates to interested members in December, 2022. Please sign up to get the latest information on the Oakmont Community Microgrid Project. Sign Up Here: ken.smith@oakmontvillage.com.

Sunday Symposium

Oakmont Sunday Symposium will be taking a break for Thanksgiving weekend, and there will be no Symposium on November 29.

Art Displays in Berger

Want to hang your art in the Berger?

As part of the Berger refresh the committee plans to hang nine large canvas prints of Oakmont artist or photographer’s work. Three judges will select them. Enter anything you think might fit the decor of the Berger Auditorium. If you would like to enter, please submit five photos of your work to docsevo@me.com. All the works will be judged anonymously. Prints will be made at no cost to the artist or photographer. I apologize for the late notice, but the deadline for submission is December 7th. The works will be judged shortly afterwards. To see what the prints will be like visit the East Rec. Center and view the works on display there. The Berger works will be a similar style.

Food Barrels

The members of our community have been terrific in donating food via the Food Barrels. This is to let you know that at the end of this month the barrels will be suspended until after the raining season. Please fill the barrels with NON-fragile foods such as canned items – no bread please. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Events and Activities

Valley of the Moon Club Black Friday Sales and More

VOM golf shop is having a Black Friday Sale November 26-28th from 7 am -5 pm each day.
Come down and do a little Christmas shopping.

Sunday November 28th Oak is hosting a craft fair 11 am -3 pm. Admission is free.

Santa will be at Oak for a Christmas cookie decorating event on December 20th from 4:30 -6:30. All ages are welcome. $15.00 per person and reservations are required. Call Oak to make a reservation.

Christmas dinner at Oak’s reservations are filling up fast.

East Coast New Year’s Eve Dinner, DJ, Dancing event at Oak is filling up and there are limited spots left. Call today to reserve your table.

Call Oak today to make a reservations.

The January Calendar for all activities at Valley of the Moon Club is almost complete. We will have printed copies to pick up mid December at both golf shops and Oak restaurant.
2022 VOMC will have a variety of events each month. We are excited to have live music on Thursdays in January from 5 pm -7 pm. Trivia night in January is the 12th from 6 pm -7:30 pm, $2.00 per person for 6 person teams. Paint and Sip on the 25th from 5 pm -7 pm. A few other fun activities are also in the works.
All activities require reservations. Call Oak to reserve your spot.

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center


Molly and Abbey, along with their crew of close friends and acquaintances, host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner. 2020 R 1:35

Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Winter Class Preview

Wednesday, December 8, 3:00 PM, Berger Center.

Come meet and talk with the instructors who will be teaching four new and exciting classes starting in January.

  • A View From the Stage, Courtney Walsh
  • Billy Wilder, Terry Ebinger
  • Science, Society and Politics, James Pedgrift
  • Ex-Machina: The Paradox of Being Human in the Digital Age, Tony Kashani

Cantiamo Sonoma Concert

Friday, December 10, 7:30 PM, Berger Center. Cost $10.

Members of the 2021 Cantiamo Sonoma

Cantiamo Sonoma presents an a capella Choral Concert from its repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, including holiday songs. Reserve at oakmontll.org, fill out a form in the OLL folder in the OVA office or pay at the door.

Cary Long Comedy Night

Thursday, January 27

6 PM (Doors open at 5:30 pm) Berger Center Tickets $15

Cary Long is a well-known face on the comedy scene and has been traveling with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and has been seen on A&E.

His act is full of everyday situations that everyone can relate to. He combines accents, cultures, and nationalities into a rib-tickling performance that will have audiences laughing at themselves.

Tickets sold in advance at the OVA office.