Oakmont E-Blast 2-14-2020

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Important Info

Office Closed For President’s Day

On Monday, February 17, the OVA Administrative Office will be closed in observance of President’s Day.
The office will reopen Tuesday.

Home Solar and Batteries Information Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 19 
West Rec Center 
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Drop-In Anytime 

Vendors will be available to talk with Oakmonters about solar energy systems, batteries and service options for their homes. All exhibiting vendors have done work in Oakmont and have been interviewed by the Oakmont Residential Solar Project, a group charged with facilitating an exchange of information between vendors and homeowners interested in solar energy.  The Architectural Committee office also maintains lists of vendors recommended by users in Oakmont.

Representatives of the Architectural Office, the League of Oakmont Managed Area Associations (LOMAA) and the local Umpqua Bank will also be on hand with information.  

Residential Solar and Battery Backup Forum

Sunday, Feb. 23
Berger Center
4:30 p.m

Jeff Matthias and Dana Smith will speak about navigating the decision-making process on installing residential solar, including using battery backup systems and finding financial alternatives.

Jeff Matthias is the owner and CFO of Synergy Solar and Electric, and Dana Smith is the director of Solar and Business Operations for Solarcraft. The presentations are slated from 4:30 to 5:45 followed by a question and answer session until 6:45.

The presentations are hosted by the Oakmont Residential Solar Project.

Inside Oakmont

OTLC Spring Classes Are Now In Session 

Detailed course descriptions and schedule as well as registration is online at www.oakmont-learning.org. Courses offered are: 

Apps for web, computers, and devices: 
Social Media 
Google Search/Apps, Photos 
Smartphones in Emergencies 

Windows 10 
File Management 

Photos for Mac
Mac OS Mojave

Android phones 

Apple Devices: 
iPhones (basic through advanced) 
iPad (basic through advanced) 
iPhone Photography 
Apple Watch 

Movement Disorders Support Group

The next Movement Disorders Support group will be held on Saturday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m. in room B at the CAC. You can benefit from learning from your peers how to live life to the fullest when challenged by a neuro-muscular disorder that may impair bodily functions. If you have problems with things such as tremor, gait, response time, feeling shakey, balance, steadiness, muscular flexibility, vocal volume, clarity of speech, rate of movement, depth perception, ability to estimate time, sleep, appetite –and more, this group may be helpful to you. For questions or to register for this free support group, email your name, address, and phone to Trula at LetsGetMovingOakmont@gmail.com

February 16, 2 and 7 p.m.

Set in 1968, this dramatized biopic recounts Judy Garland’s (Renee Zellweger) last concerts in London, where the fragile and weary star prepares for a run of sold-out shows while beginning a courtship with her soon-to-be fifth spouse. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer” in the last years of her life. An award-winning, stellar performance by Zellweger. (2019), PG-13, 118 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

Feb 16
Robert Martin-Short, PhD
Earthquakes: Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, and Oakmont

Well, we made it through The Fires.   But The Big One (earthquake) is still coming.  In fact, scientists warn it is overdue.  Dr. Martin-Short graduated from UC Berkeley where he worked in the Seismological Lab specializing in earthquakes.  He will detail what Oakmont and Santa Rosa can expect when The Big One comes, what we should do to prepare, and how to sign up for earthquake warning alerts.

Presenting Comedy Night:
Better Than Therapy
Mary Carouba & Regina Stoops

… laugh at their problems…
forget about yours.

February 22, 7 p.m. $25
The Berger Center

For tickets and more information please contact orptickets@gmail.com

February 25 – 2 to 4 p.m.
Berger Center – Free

All pianists are invited to perform at the Oakmont Atelier Keyboard Society when it presents “An afternoon of easy listening music.” In addition, Oakmonter Linda McKenzie, will demonstrate and answer questions about the wonderful instrumental sounds of the Roland Atelier Organ.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP Linda McKenzie at 546-1678 or email fancyfont2@aol.com.

Folk Legacy Trio – A Lifelong Learning Event
$25 – March 26
7 p.m. – Berger Center

Former Kingston Trio singers George Grove and Rick Dougherty team up with Jerry Siggins to perform an evening of songs from the great Folk Era of the ‘50s through the mid-‘70s. The performance is a trip through Americana Musical History including songs from The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, The New Christy Minstrels, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, and more. Click Here To RSVP

Cider – How America’s Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost
Instructor: David Sandri
Wednesdays | Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Berger Center
2-week session, Class ID: 7870, Cost: $52

In early America, cider was the beverage of choice. But, by the first part of the 20th-century cider production almost stopped. Why did it fall out of fashion and why has its popularity roared back in recent times?

David Sandri is a 30-year veteran in the alcohol beverage industry with a passion for the production, history, and judging of wine and cider.

Five Ways to Register for a Class:
1) oakmontll.org We Just Updated The Site
2) communityed.santarosa.edu/oakmont
3) Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372
4) Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office
5) Pay at the door on the first day of class

What: Documentary, In Search of Greatness
Where: Berger Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Date: February 27

On February 27, Oakmont Boomers will be featuring a free showing of “In Search Of Greatness,” a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, Director Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. It resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude, and human nature.

February 29 – 5:00 p.m.
East Rec Center

Good clean fun with clean video comedians such as Jeff Allan, Dennis Swan, Jeannie Robertson. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the fun. Got a clean joke? The mic will be open for you to take a stab at making us laugh.

The club provides respite for caregivers while encouraging physical, mental, social and emotional well-being for its members. We accommodate varying skill levels and offer a variety of engaging activities for seniors experiencing isolation or memory loss.

NEW MEMBER SPECIAL: 50% OFF – $200 for 1st Month

Jamie Escoubas – 707-525-0143 x103 – jescoubas@councilonaging.com

Annual Fawndraiser

Come support Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County at its annual FAWNdraiser March 28, at the Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate this unique wildlife rescue organization at a luncheon and silent auction featuring unique experiences, one-of-a-kind products and fabulous goodies! Bid to win a stay at the beautiful Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino, a chartered SF city front/bay boat cruise, a private tour, and wine tasting at Littorai, a custom Adelle Stoll accessory, a month membership for two at Montecito Heights Health Club and much more!

$35 per person. Ticket sales end on March 15. Visit https://fawnrescue.eventbrite.com, https://www.fawnrescue.org or call (707) 529-5370 to purchase your ticket(s). 

Outside Oakmont

February 20
Join us for our Open House Hear about our Programs & Services Tour our Meals on Wheels KitchenEnjoy lunch provided by Council on Aging
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • RSVP Required
RSVP Lauren Schwinglschwing@councilonaging.com707-525-0143 x146

Santa Rosa Symphony League

Let The Games Begin! – Feb. 20, 2020
​​If you enjoy games, you’ll love this day of camaraderie filled with enthusiastic players, a special lunch prepared by the Symphony League, wine and the return of the Barbara Friday Fashion Show to add to your enjoyment. Whether your passion is mahjong, bridge, canasta, hearts, or Mexican train, you’ll have a good time. Get in touch with your friends now. Reserve and pay for your entire table by February 3 to get the early bird discount. Be sure to tell us what game you’re playing and who will be at your table so we can seat you together. Mark your calendar for this fun-filled afternoon.
Learn More/Buy Tickets
Thursday, February 20
11 a.m.
$45, $40 members, or $140 for table of four paid by February 3.
St. Patrick’s Church Hall
9000 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood

Santa Rosa Library Winter 2020 Book Sale

The book sale will be in the forum room.

Friday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, February 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Mentor Information Night

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
Tuesday, February 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kivelstadt Cellars, 13750 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, now in our 25th year of school-based mentoring, is looking for caring adult volunteer Mentors for our Dunbar Elementary School waitlisted Mentees. With the support of the Jack London Yacht Club, the Alliance is hosting a Mentor Information Night on Tuesday, February 25th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kivelstadt Cellars in Glen Ellen. Come and learn more about the Mentoring Alliance and how in only ONE hour a week you can positively impact our Valley’s Youth. Learn about our program and hear from our Mentors and Mentees. Wine and light snacks will be served. For further information, please call us at: 707-938-1990 or email the Alliance at: info@sonomamentoring.org.