Oakmont E-Blast 11-30-2021

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We have over 30 upcoming events listed on the Events Calendar right now:

AV Lessons

Learn the Basics to Running AV for Your Club or Event

Want to assist or run AV for your club or event? Only 5 classes remaining in December. Class size limited to 5 persons so that everyone gets their own turn at hands-on, start to finish, running of the equipment. Contact JaneGyorgy@me.com for an invitation to the classes calendar.

What Is Coming Up In Oakmont?

Couples Fun Mahjong

Looking to meet new people, share some outstanding appetizers and play the exciting game of American Mahjong?! This new group is for you….

We would like to start up a group similar to Dinner’s for Eight, but with Mahjong playing included. New players are welcome! Learning the game takes a session or two and we are more than happy to teach new players. We were part of a very enjoyable couples Mahjong group in the Northwest and are looking forward to meeting new players here.

Once you learn the game, the great part of playing is that it’s an equal combination of strategy +  luck. To increase focus some players choose to bring loose change to the game and play for a few quarters. Personally I’ve had big nights and won almost THREE dollars in one session. Of course, that is optional…. I don’t want to cause any gambling concerns.

We’ve set up an informational meeting on today, Tuesday, November 30th at 5pm in room B at the Central Rec Center. Come on down and let’s talk Mahjong! Feel free to email me anytime with questions: josh.axelrod@live.com.

See you on the 30th!
Josh and Kim Axelrod

RV Club Holds Fall Potluck – All Are Invited

The Oakmont Rovers RV Club is holding its Fall Potluck on Friday, December 3rd and you are invited. The event will be held in East Rec with Happy Hour at 5 PM with dinner to follow at about 6 PM. As with all Rovers events, this one is BYOB.

The Rovers share an interest in the joys of RV travel and camaraderie. We plan 6 to 8 trips a year to places of interest in California and the West. From the Sonoma Coast to Oregon and Sedona, we go where our members take us. We also get together 4 times a year for companionship and good food and beverage.

All RV owners interested in the club are welcomed to attend and are under no obligation to join. The Club even provides the meal.

If you are interested in attending the dinner, please contact Jeff Hickman at either by sending me an email at jeff@hickman.cc or calling (707) 282-9350. I’d like to know how many people are coming so I can be sure the club has enough food.

For more information about the Rovers, check out our website at Oakmontrovers.com.

OVA’s Covid 19 vaccination and mask regulations will be followed.

Dog Friendly Event – Come Support Dogwood Animal Rescue

What’s Happening at the Dog Park?

You are invited to attend a Dogwood Animal Rescue Holiday Event sponsored by the Oakmont Canine Club on Saturday, December 4 – Berger Lawn, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. You can bring your pup along to this dog friendly event. Dogwood will bring some adorable pups; have crafts and merchandise for sale, a raffle drawing and give-a-ways, etc. Rain moves the event to the following week, Saturday, December 11. Reminder: Dogwood Animal Rescue is a volunteer based organization. Fundraisers and Donations are how they stay in business to care for their beloved foster animals and find them homes. Many Oakmont residents have wonderful “rescue pups” obtained through Dogwood.

Movies At Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center


HOSTS: Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Mike McInnis and Jeff Neuman.

NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA.

(2021) PG-13 run time 1:55

A bank teller discovers that he’s actually a non-player character inside a brutal, open world video game.

Sunday Symposium

Oakmont Sunday Symposium
Now Live at the Berger (Masks Required EXCEPT for the Presenter) and on Zoom

Zoom Info on our Website) http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live.html

It’s holiday season, which means December 5 will be our one and only one program between Thanksgiving and January 9.

Dec. 5, 10:30 am: Ann Armbrecht & Rosemary Gladstar
The Business of Botanicals:
Exploring the Healing Promise

Join renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and anthropologist Ann Armbrecht in a conversation on the healing power of medicinal plants, herbalism and the billion dollar botanicals industry. Rosemary, the “godmother of herbal medicine,” is a native of Sonoma county. She founded herbal studies institutions here and in New England and is the author of twelve books.

Dr. Amy C. Beal and Larry Polansky

Amy Beal

UC Santa Cruz music professor Amy Beal returns to the Oakmont Music Lovers series with an introduction to her recent biographical research on composers Carla Bley, Johanna Magdalena Beyer, and Lucia Dlugoszewski, alongside other notable 20th/21st century composers, including the art music composer Amy Beach, ragtime composers May Aufderheide, Julie Niebergall, and Elena Kats-Chernin, and the Bay Area political songwriter Malvina Reynolds (“Little Boxes”). Accompanied by mandolinist/guitarist Larry Polansky (Dartmouth College/UCSC Professor Emeritus), the presentation will be enhanced by live performances. The duo will end the morning with performances of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s arrangements of “American Folk Songs for Christmas,” published in 1953.

Please join us for a toe-tapping Tuesday in December.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: East Recreation Center
COST: Free Admission


Baby Boomers Have Hearing Problems

Will Low Cost Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids be the Answer?

The next Futures Club meeting is next Wednesday, December 8, at 4 PM. It will be a Zoom meeting.

The topic will be Over-the-Counter hearing aids. Would YOU buy them? SHOULD you buy them? Find out all about Who, What, When, Where & Why as our panel of experts share the pros & cons of the new proposed legislation.

Here’s the link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 4008 7383
Passcode: 375547
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84740087383# US (San Jose)

Winter Class Preview

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

Canellakis-Brown Duo Returns to Oakmont

WHAT: Music at Oakmont
WHEN: Thursday Dec. 9, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Berger Center
ADMISSION: $25, cash or check made out to Music at Oakmont, or your season pass

Follow the link below to learn more:

Cantiamo Sonoma Concert

Members of the 2021 Cantiamo Sonoma

Known widely as Sonoma County’s premiere a capella choral ensemble, Cantiamo Sonoma has enchanted audiences in the North Bay and beyond since 2002. Comprised of 24 talented singers under the expert direction of acclaimed soprano Carol Menke, the choir will present a program from its repertoire from the Renaissance through the 21st century, including a selection of Holiday songs.

Friday, December 10, 2021
7:30 PM, Berger Center
Cost: $10

To reserve a seat, go to oakmontll.org, or complete a registration form and return it to the OLL folder at the OVA office or pay at the door.

Cantiamo Sonoma: Hodie, Christe natus est – William Mathias