Oakmont E-Blast 12-7-2021

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Town Hall

Drought Is With Us – How Do We Respond?

January 4, 1 p.m.

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.

Take a Survey on Water by Dec. 10 and be entered to win a $20 gift certificate. Your answers will give the City of Santa Rosa valuable input on water usage and opinions. https://srcity.org/civicalerts.aspx?aid=1684

Booster Shot Clinic

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December 28 at Berger

Booster vaccines will be offered Dec. 28 at the Berger from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinics will be administered by Safeway Pharmacies and all three vaccines will be available – Moderna, Pfizer and J & J. All ages are eligible.

All insured and uninsured Oakmonters, including Kaiser members, are welcome.  Please bring your Medicare B card and supplemental cards, along with a photo identification and proof of vaccination (CDC card or digital).

A consent form, which is available with the online registration, should be filled out and turned in when you come from your appointment.

To make an appointment for Dec. 28 at the Berger, click this link:


E-Waste Event

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.

Oakmont Moves Towards Energy Resilience

OVA’s Microgrid project has been accepted in the PG&E Community Microgrid Enablement Program. The utility says acceptance into the program can help a community take its resilience ideas from concept to reality. Get the latest news and progress – and what this means for you – direct to your email inbox. Sign up here: ken.smith@oakmontvillage.com.

Cantiamo Sonoma

Members of the 2021 Cantiamo Sonoma

Comes To The Berger

December 10

7:30 p.m.

Presented by Oakmont Lifelong Learning
Cost: $10;  Proof of Vaccination is required to attend.

Widely known 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 covering the Renaissance through the 21st century, including a selection of Holiday songs.

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

Winter Class Preview

Preview Four New Courses From Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Wednesday, December 8, 3 p.m,

Berger Center – Proof of Vaccination required to enter.

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

Help Santa Decorate Cookies


December 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

All ages are welcome. Reserve your spot: Call 707-539-0415 x7 or email hgaribaldi@playvom.com.

East Coast New Year’s Eve Bash at Oak

5 to 10 p.m.

$95 per person

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

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

Keep Oak on your January Calendar

The January calendar of events, which includes live music nights and Trivia,  is live on the VOMC website or come by and pick up a January Calendar.  https://www.playvom.com/events/special-events

Club News and Fun

Oakmont Progressives Holiday Party

December 13, 6 p.m.

East Rec Center – Proof of vaccination required and capacity is limited. Free

Come with topic ideas for the coming year. You must register to attend and list what dish you  will bring.  This will allow us to review contributions and ensure that there is a reasonable balance of types of dishes. To attend, send an email to ebiglin@gmail.com and you will be added to our email list with instructions for registration.   If you are already a member of the Progressives Club, use the link below to register for the Holiday Celebration. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCHA1aqUgVuK4YBnPddLHo_kk11Ryyb_k2lLh4dG_CWTJwMA/viewform?usp=pp_url

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 don’t 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 at   Just4FunGamesClub@earthlink.net.

Meditation Groups are now holding weekly meetings on  Saturday Mornings, 10:30 a.m. in the CAC Building, Room B. The meeting includes a presentation, meditation time, followed by discussion for those interested.

 Tuesday sessions are at, 4 p.m. in the CAC Building, Art Room for a  30-minute meditation. Both beginner and seasoned meditators are welcomed. The group is eclectic and non-denominational and follows many kinds of meditation tradition.  Contact Tom Barber with questions at  tom_barber_60@hotmail.com, 707-495-8553 Text Only.