Oakmont E-Blast 12-28-2021

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Holiday Facility Schedule 

In observance of the upcoming holiday, and to allow the OVA Maintenance and Administrative Teams to spend time with their families, all OVA buildings, facilities and pools will be closed all day on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1.

The following table provides facility hours for the next two weeks: 

Day Date Facilities/Pools Admin Office 
Tuesday 12/28/2021 Open normal hours Open normal hours 
Wednesday 12/29/2021 Open normal hours Open normal hours 
Thursday 12/30/2021 Open normal hours Open normal hours 
Friday 12/31/2021 Open normal hoursClosed all day 
Saturday 1/1/2022 Closed all day Closed all day* 
Sunday 1/2/2022 Open normal hours Closed all day* 
Monday 1/3/2022 Open normal hours Closed all day
Tuesday1/4/2022Open normal hoursOpen normal hours

* The OVA Admin Office is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on weekends. 

Town Hall  

January 4 at 1 p.m. 

Drought Is with Us – How Do We Respond? 

Live at Berger and on Zoom: 

How should you respond to facing another drought year, perhaps more serious than the one now ending? Claire Nordie, water use efficiency coordinator for the City of Santa Rosa, is the keynote speaker for this important town hall meeting. 

Click Here For The Zoom and Live Stream

Blood Pressure Cancelled 

The Blood Pressure Clinic usually held at the Berger Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 29. The clinic will be available again on Wednesday, January 5. 

New Year’s Eve Events

East Coast New Year’s Eve Bash at Oak 

5 to 10 p.m. 

$95 per person 

Tickets include buffet dinner, champagne toast, dancing to music by our favorite DJ and a photo booth. 

Make reservations: Call 707-539-0415 x7 or email hgaribaldi@playvom.com

The Oak’s January calendar of events is now posted on their website, check it out now: 

Just for Fun Games Club 

Annual New Year’s Eve celebration 

December 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

East Rec Center 

Everyone is welcome to this potluck celebration – you do not need to be a member to attend. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. For more information, see the club article in the Oakmont News or email to RSVP:  Just4FunGamesClub@earthlink.net

Upcoming Activities

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 OVA.

Redemption is the long game. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge
thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past. 2021, R, 1:51.

Microgrid Seminar

Power to the People! Electric Energy Power For All! Do you want reliable, resilient, renewable, clean energy for your home or business? That is the goal of the Oakmont Community Microgrid. Attend the Education Seminar on Monday, January 10 at 11 a.m., In person at the East Rec. Masks and proof of vaccination, please. Online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88119456014?pwd=eUZtZkg1L1prS3NOUGdSTHpQZTVpZz09

Sign up to get information and updates here: ken.smith@oakmontvillage.com 

Music At Oakmont


Returning for their fifth appearance in Oakmont, the distinguished early music ensemble Musica Pacifica will present the next concert in the Music at Oakmont series, on Thursday, January 13 at 1:30 PM in Berger Center. Their program promises to be a delightful romp, entitled “Hijinks in the High Baroque: Composers Behaving Badly.” The concert will include works by Telemann, Handel, Royer, Rameau, Leclair, and Veracini, and the performers will provide some most interesting and quirky biographical details to enhance your listening experience. 

Ukulele Tutorials

Beginner Ukulele tutorials start January 14 

Good news for anyone wishing to learn how to play the ukulele and doesn’t do Zoom – the Oakmont Ukesters will resume in-person beginner tutorials on Friday, January 14, at 10:00 am, in OVA Suite B. 

To permit social distancing, classes are limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration, proof of vaccination, and masks will be required. 

Ukester tutorials are designed for people who have never played ukulele before and wish to start a musical journey that can last a lifetime. In seven weekly one-hour lessons, participants will learn how to hold and tune an ukulele, basic strum patterns and chords, and many easy songs.  

No experience or musical knowledge necessary. All you need is a ukulele, a burning desire to play it, and a music stand. We guarantee that at the end of the first lesson, you will be able to play at least one simple song. 

The Oakmont Ukesters are a group of enthusiastic uke players ranging from brand-new tutorial graduates, to experienced players. Our primary objective is to relax and have fun. 

For information and pre-registration, contact Florentia Scott, (707) 591-1929, or email hikingscott@yahoo.com

Two-Day E-Waste Event 

Old TVs, Computers, Phones and More – Gone! 

January 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Berger Parking Lot 

No appointment is needed for this event, which is sponsored by Conservation Corps North Bay.  Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives) consumer electronics, such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, televisions (CRTs and LCDs) office equipment, including telephones, fax machines, copiers.  Microwaves are the only kitchen appliances accepted. Come anytime between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Partner Dance Classes Postponed to February 

The Nightclub 2-Step dance classes originally scheduled to start on January 5 will be postponed to February. Here is the updated information: 

WHAT: Beginning Nightclub 2-Step partner dance classes 

WHEN: Wednesday nights Feb 2, 9 & 16 from 6:45 – 8:00 pm 

WHERE: East Rec Center 

COST: $10 pp for single class. $8 pp for 2 or more classes purchased at the door at beginning of 1st class. 

Nightclub 2-Step (NC2S) is one of the easier partner dances to learn and can be danced to a large variety of slower ballad type music. Examples of songs that NC2S can be danced to are: Adele’s new song Easy On Me, Let it Be by The Beatles, Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion, and many more. 

A different partner dance will be taught each month by instructor Terry Whitten. Examples of dances to be taught in the future besides Nightclub 2- Step include Jitterbug Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Country 2-Step, Salsa, etc. 

No partners or experience are required. Rotation of partners will be optional. At this time, full vaccination plus booster and face masks will be required. 

More information is located in the announcements in the Oakmont News under the heading of Let’s Dance – Together! 

For any questions and to RSVP, please email Terry Whitten at twhitten@pacbell.net