Oakmont E-Blast 11-29-2019

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Important Info

Special Town Hall Meeting

The Special Board Town Hall Meeting scheduled for December 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to provide an update of the OGC acquisition has been postponed until a future date pending additional information.

There is a Special Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Berger auditorium that will be hosted by Tom Kendrick and Iris Harrell of the Building & Construction Committee. Tom and Iris will reflect back at the East Recreation Center Renovation project that was completed in July of this year.  

Click Here To View The Full Agenda For The Town Hall Meeting

Volunteer Helper Holiday Gift Baskets

Oakmont Volunteer Helpers is distributing Holiday gift baskets to those residents who have utilized our services this past year. We like to also include, as recipients, neighbors who might welcome a small gift basket of goodies, perhaps someone who is alone, had a health challenge, or who has lost a relation during the year. If you know someone like this and would like to pass on their name and address we will make sure they receive a basket in mid-December. Contact Matt Zwerling (539-8996) or Marianne Neufeld (953-5302).

Inside Oakmont

December 1, at 2 PM and 7 PM in the Berger Center
playing… The Public

As Cincinnati endures a freezing blast of Arctic cold, the public library serves as a refuge for all. But as closing time nears—and with emergency shelters already full—a group of homeless patrons refuse to leave, leading to a clash with authorities. This engaging, often funny, story tackles one of our nation’s most challenging issues: homelessness. This ode to the public library, one of the last outposts of American democracies, stars Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, and Christian Slater. (2019), PG-13, 109 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

December 1, Thankgiving Weekend

Gobble! Gobble! No Meeting.

Joan Schefer: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Monday, December 2, from 2 PM to 4 PM
Berger Center – $15

The video below show’s Joan playing the piano in a duo, but this event will feature a solo performance by Joan on an Atelier Organ.

Oakmont’s new music club will feature open, piano and other keyboard instruments. Joan Schefer is one of Sonoma County’s fabulous musicians – one of the BEST! This is a concert you won’t want to miss.

Contact Linda McKenzie 707-546-1678 with any questions.

Drop off your $15 check in the OAKS (Oakmont Atelier Keyboard Society) folder in the OVA Office by Wednesday November 27.

WHEN: DECEMBER 2, Monday
TIME: 2:00 PM
WHERE: East Rec Center…bring Key Card

Dr. Courtney King who is board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine will be our featured speaker. She is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, a Medical Acupuncturist, and also trained in Ayuvedic Medicine.As an advocate for science-based natural and holistic treatments, she finds and addresses the root cause of dis-ease for the whole family. Courtney started Golden Road Integrative and Functional Medicine to createmore meaningful patient relationships, and to help heal their roots and elevate their minds. She will also cover Alzheimers and Cannabis.Also we will have Alexa Wall from Moonflower Delivery and Nancy Birnbaum Publisher from the new Sensi Magazine voted Publication of the year.Everyone is invited to attend.

Oakmont Holiday Dinner/Dance
Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Open to Oakmont residents – Berger Center 
5-6pm social hour/appetizers, dinner to follow…
Music by The Invasion Band 

Price is $55 person. Limited seating. 
Festive Holiday Attire 
Reservation forms at the OVA office and the Central Rec Center due by Dec. 1 

Meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Central Activities Center

Vickie Jackanich 595-3054

Providing emotional and practical support. Come and share with us.

Coffee Cart Grand Opening

The Central Activities Center coffee cart is back. You’re invited to meet and greet the new operator, Julie Kay, and for free coffee Sunday morning, Dec. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Julie also will be holding a “Name Your Oakmont Coffee Cart” competition.

Regular hours are planned Monday through Wednesday and Friday-Saturday from 8:30 until around 11:30 a.m.

The longtime Sonoma County resident, who is bringing back the cart as nucleus of the CAC lobby gathering spot. Mortgage banker, Julie Kay, says she was thrilled when the Oakmont opportunity came up.

She invites people to drop by for coffee and to get acquainted this Sunday.

Annual Holiday Boutique Rescheduled Due to the Kincade Fire

Handcrafted Items, Baked Goods, Jams, Items for Children, Jewelry,  Quilt Raffle, Gift Baskets!  So Much More!   

All Proceeds go to Scholarships for Women.   

Oakmont Village, Oakmont Gardens 301 White Oak Dr.   
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 9:30 to 2:00 
Sponsored by PEO, Chapter JO 

December Newcomer’s Luncheon

Sounds of the Season

Date:   December 10th 
Time:   Noon, Check-in Begins 11:15 
Place:  Oakmont Quail Inn, 7025 Oakmont Dr. 
Price:   $27 pp (includes tax & gratuity) 
Menu:  Spinach & Caesar Salads, Tri-Tip with Red Wine Reduction, Chicken Piccata, Roasted Vegetables, Tri-Colored Tortellini Alfredo, Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse 

Come join us for our December featured performers, Santa Rosa’s own Song of Sonoma Chorus! This women’s four part group of A cappella singers are known for their joyous and energetic performances.  Ring in the holidays and come experience the camaraderie and talent of this group of fabulous women who “love to sing”. As always, guests are invited.                       

For information on the luncheon contact us at info@santarosanewcomers.org  (707)524-7899.  Reservations must be made by 3 pm, Dec 3th.    Cancellations must be made by Dec 3th.  Members referredSign-up and Payment – Sign on to Wild Apricot under Members Only Tab and make payment online OR follow instructions in your Newsletter.  Space is limited – first come – first served!   

Hospice Services – Light Up A Life

Thursday – December 5 – 6 PM
Memorial Hospice – Santa Rosa

Friday – December 6 – 6 PM
Walnut Park – Petaluma

Saturday – December 7 – 5 PM
Healdsburg Plaza – Healdsburg

Sunday – December 8 – 6 PM
Star of the Valley Parish – Oakmont

Outside Oakmont

Escanaba In Da Moonlight

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Ruby brings with her the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ​Escanaba in da Moonlight​ spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as she goes to any and all lengths to remove herself from the wrong end of the record book.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:​ November 22, 23 at 8 pm, November 24 at 2 pm, November 29, 30 at 8 pm, December 1 at 2 pm, December 5, 6, 7 at 8 pm, December 8 at 2 pm, December 12, 13, 14 at 8 pm, December 15 at 2 pm

SINGLE TICKETS: ​$42 Premium Reserved Seats, $28 General Admission, $15 for Thursday performances only. For tickets call the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 707-546-3600 or visit https://www.leftedgetheatre.com/​.

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

Sonoma State Historic Park

“Promoting Our Parks” KSVY 91.3 FM Interview ~ Tuesday, December 3, 9:40amListen in as Park Interpretive Specialist Dave shares information about the park’s upcoming programs and activities.

Santa Rosa Libraries Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 5
10 AM to 11 AM – Member Preview / 11 AM to 5 PM – Open To All

Friday, December 6 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, December 7 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, December 8 – 2 PM to 5 PM

Central Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa
707-308-3020 x1541

Cantiamo – A Candlelight Christmas

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • St. Seraphim Cathedral (map)
King of Saints – Cantiamo Sonoma
Cherubic Hymn – Cantiamo Sonoma

A Candlelight Christmas features a wonderful variety of seasonal pieces – both familiar and rarely heard. An evening of candlelight and music sure to delight and inspire. Come and let us help kick off your holiday season, and join us for a festive reception after the concert!

Tickets available from Cantiamo Sonoma members, Corrick’s in downtown Santa Rosa, request by email at info@cantiamosonoma.org or call (707) 539-5377.

Ticket prices: Preferred Seating $25, General $20. Limited seating for both Thursday and Friday night, so please get your tickets as soon as possible.

Holidays with Del Sol

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7 P.M.
$50,  $45 members
Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave
10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood

Sip a little wine, nibble on a lavish assortment of holiday refreshments prepared by the League, and enjoy the festive music of Del Sol Band performed in the acoustically perfect cave of Deerfield Ranch Winery. Doug Morton, Charity Goodin, Rob Fordyce and Brad McKeague can be counted on to present a fresh, humorous, and entertaining mix of holiday music. Come celebrate with us!
Award-winning Deerfield Ranch wines will be served.
Learn More/Buy Tickets

Freya Lodge – Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

A Vareity of Crafts and Scandinavian Baked Goods

December 14, 9 AM to 3 PM

Norwegian waffles, coffee, and a light lunch available for purchase.

Norway Hall
617 W Ninth Street, Santa Rosa

The Thrill of Hope Chorale Concert

12/14/2019, 12/15/2019 – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
16280 La Grama Drive, Sonoma CA, 95476
http://sonomavalleychorale.org

Borrowing a line from “O Holy Night” the Chorale celebrates the holiday season with “The Thrill of Hope.” The Chorale will sing hopeful music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Norman Dello Joio, Ivo Antognini, John Rutter and others. The concert will conclude with “O Holy Night” as set by Rene Clausen.

Holiday Concert for Compassion

A family friendly event that’s perfect for all ages. All proceeds benefit Sonoma County Homeless Charities.

Sunday, December 22 at 2 PM and 5 PM

Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

More Info: http://mikesloat.com/holiday_concert/

Tickets: https://brownpapertickets.com

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.