Oakmont E-Blast 2-7-2020

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Important Info

The Sale is Final
— and lots more —
will be here soon…

The Oakmont Village Association (OVA) is delighted to announce it has successfully completed the purchase of the assets of the Oakmont Golf Club, including the land and golf course facilities. OVA does not intend to operate or manage the golf course facilities or employ any individuals who may work on the property. Rather, the land, including the golf course facilities, have been simultaneously leased to an independent company, Advance Golf Partners (AGP).

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Who To Contact Regarding Solar…?

If you have inquiries regarding the residential solar efforts being pursued for Oakmont Village residents and residential properties, please contact:

A previous communication had an incorrect email address for information on residential solar. Please use info.orsp@oakmontvillage.com.

Residents Solar Fair

Vendors and fananciers onsite.
February 19
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
West Rec Center

Information Forum
February 23
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Berger Center

Candidates Night

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
Berger Center

Lockers Fees Now Past Due

Locker fees for 2020 are now past due. If you still have your belongings inside a locker rented for 2019, please remove them or submit a locker rental payment for 2020 in the OVA Admin Office (6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A) as soon as possible.

Locker inspections will begin next week, and courtesy notices will be placed on lockers that still require payment for 2020 or removal of items.

Please Use Berger/CAC Parking Lot
(Not the OVA Office Lot)

When visiting the OVA Central Recreation Complex to use OVA facilities, such as the Berger Center, Shuffleboard, and Petanque Courts, it is mandatory to park in the Berger/CAC Parking Lots.

The parking lot adjacent to the OVA Admin Offices is designated for use by the Umpqua Bank and other office suites near the OVA Admin Offices, and our continued use is blocking the ability for patrons to visit those businesses. In the interest of promoting goodwill and supporting the economy of our little village, please use the Berger/CAC Parking Lot whenever possible.

Town Hall: Project Framing

To watch the February 4 Town Hall video with the agenda and presentation slides included, please click here.

AARP Free Income Tax Service Available in Oakmont

The Tax-Aide program operated by AARP in partnership with the IRS is now available here at the Berger Center. The team of volunteers has been hard at work providing free income tax service for seniors and low-income families for several years.

The service will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 13. In order to provide service to folks who cannot work-in an appointment on those days, the team of volunteers will now be available for appointments on Friday afternoons, starting March 13 through April 10.

Taxpayers need to drop by the Berger Center to make an appointment and get the IRS-required interview form in preparation for their appointment with a tax counselor. If you have any questions about the AARP tax service, please call the team leader, Frank Tindal, at 707-537-6927.

E-Blast Submissions Deadline

The e-blast has a new deadline for submissions from OVA clubs and groups. All content must be received by Wednesday at 5 p.m. Send content to colin@oakmontvillage.com. Content will be included in the next available e-blast pending approval from the Communications Committee.

Inside Oakmont

Rhinestone SOLD OUT

“RHINESTONE”, a show saluting the songs and career of contemporary music legend, Glen Campbell, will be performed by rising star Andy Kahrs at the Berger Center on Thursday evening, February 20 and sponsored by OVA.

This Event Is Sold Out

February 9: No Films Shown – Enjoy the Academy Awards.

Sunday Symposium

February 9 – Ky Boyd: Annual Academy Awards Review

Come join in for the Symposium’s Annual Academy Award Movie Review and Predictions with Ky Boyd, a self-professed movieholic, who operates the beloved Rialto Cinemas Lakeside (and previously the Summerfield Theater).  Ky will give us his take on the movies and actors nominated for the 2020 Oscars. The audience will even vote. This is always a very fun event.  Sequins and Tux not required, but do bring your own popcorn!

The Genius of Hitchcock
Instructor: Terry Ebinger
Mondays | Feb. 10 – Mar. 2 | 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Berger Center
4-week session, Class ID: 7876, Cost: $81
Note: Early start time

Join film scholar Ebinger for a suspenseful journey into understanding Hitchcock’s visionary approach, symbolism, cinematic innovations, psychological depths and mythic storytelling in four classic films:
The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and Strangers on a Train.

Terry Ebinger is a passionate educator and group leader who approaches film studies through art, history, psychology, anthropology, myth, and dream.

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

Oakmont Progressives:
Supervisors’ Debate

On Monday, February 10, the Oakmont Progressives will host a Candidates’ Debate between incumbent Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin and challenger Sonoma City Council Member David Cook at 7 p.m. in the East Rec Center. All Oakmonters are invited.

Hands-Only CPR Training. Free
Wednesday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center
Make a Difference. Save a life.

Please join in for these important lifesaving lessons. This class teaches CPR using hands-only skills.

Ian Swensen, violinist
Marc Teicholz, guitarist

The engaging artists, both prolific performers and fellow teachers at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are returning to Oakmont once again.  They will play a varied program of works, including the popular Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok and Piazzolla’s L’Histoire du Tango.​

For more program details, please visit our website:​www.musicatoakmont.org/programs

Thursday, February 13 ,at 1:30 p.m.
Berger Center
$25 payable at door or with a Season Pass (cash or checks only)

Join Music At Oakmont for what promises to be a very entertaining event.

Canine Club invites you to our first “Yappy Hour”

The first of many – “Peri’s Dog Walk Yappy Hours”- is scheduled for Thursday, February 13 at 3-4 p.m. at the South end of the Berger Plaza Parking Lot at 3 p.m. Yappy hour provides time to meet other club members and their dogs at designated locations around Oakmont. Walk, chat, get some exercise, and meet new dog-loving friends all at the same time. All well behaved friendly pups are welcome. Please bring water for yourself and poop bags for your fur baby. Not a Canine Club member? Come join us as a guest.

Movement Disorders Support Group

Join the Movement Disorders Support group on Saturday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m. in room B at the CAC. Trula LaCalle and Richard Duncan will facilitate, both of whom have life experience with movement disorders.

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 shaky, 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 no-fee support group, email your name, address and phone to Trula at LetsGetMovingOakmont@gmail.com.

March 5 – EVENING MTG – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Berger Center –  Tricia Shindledecker, Certified Elder Attorney, (a specialist in Estate Planing, Trust and Probate Law), will provide an Estate Planning type of Seminar along the lines of a “10 for 20 theme or “10 necessary up-dates for 2020”, related to your Estate Plan.  The presentation will be informational, to help make sure your Estate Plan is up-dated.  It will provide ideas that can be shared with your Estate Planning Attorney.

Now 60% Sold Out
Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee

March 24

Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will be performing the 40th Anniversary Show of Urban Cowboy, a standing ovation show!
Cost is $55.00 per person.
Doors open at  5:00 p.m.
Show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Show will be at the Berger Center

Seating will be reserved tables so you can bring your own drinks and snacks. Sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful show and a GREAT night out.   Both entertainers are Grammy Winners

If you want to be guaranteed seating with your friends and family you must have all names and payments in one envelope.
Ray Haverson

David Nihill and Jason Love – an OVA Event on April 2

Looking for a laugh? You won’t want to miss the Stand-Up Comedy Show April 2, 6 p.m. in the Berger Center. Hosted by OVA, the show will begin at 6 p.m. at the Berger Center with award-winning comedians David Nihill and Jason Love. Both Nihill and Love boast impressive backgrounds, including appearances on America’s Got Talent, and being named winners of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition.

But tickets at the OVA office: $15.00.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Please contact the OVA office for further details at (707)539-1611.

Dessert & Champagne Party at Oakmont Gardens

Wednesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Our residents are showcasing their lovely homes! Come for a casual tour to experience Oakmont Gardens’ lifestyle, listen to music, sample desserts, and sip champagne. There will be a special performance by guitarist Tom Duarte as well.

Please RSVP by February 10: (707) 538 -1914
301 White Oak Dr. | oakmontgardens.com

Senior Social Club

February 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come down to the West Rec Center and listen to the Take Your Medicine Band.

Outside Oakmont

Council On Aging Presentation on Scams

February 13
Join us for the February Speaker Series
Judith Anderson Assistant Director, Securities and Exchange Commission
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • RSVP Required

And More…
February 20
Visit Council on Aging’s Open House to hear about programs and services and tour our Meals on Wheels Kitchen
Lunch is provided by Council on Aging 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • RSVP Required

RSVP Lauren Schwinglschwing@councilonaging.com 707-525-0143 x146

Santa Rosa Cat Show

Saturday, February 15
Sunday, February 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adults $6 – Kids $4 – Under 5 FREE

At the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds
More info at srcatshow.com

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.

The Many Colors Of Women In Early California

A lecture by Oakmonter; Ida Rae Egli

A Mendocino County native, Ida Rae Egli teaches English and Creative Writing and was formerly Department Chair of the Santa Rosa Junior College English Department. She has edited two books, No Rooms of Their Own: Women Writers of Early California and Women of the Gold Rush: Frances Fuller Victor and the New Penelope. She has lived and studied in Greece and is currently finishing a novel about women in WWII Greece, Krisanthi’s War. Egli currently lives in Sonoma County. Egli currently lives in Sonoma County

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00 p.m. Doors at 6:30 p.m.
The Chapel Mission San Francisco Solano
114 East Spain Street, Sonoma
Admission at the Door
General Public $10
SPParks Members $5
Docents and Park Staff free

Spring 2020 Volunteer training for Jack London State Historic Park

Join the great team of volunteers who help operate Jack London State, Historic Park. Meet visitors from all over the world and share London’s legacy. Volunteers are needed to work in the entrance station, bookshop/visitor center, as docents in the museum and cottage, conduct tours, drive golf carts, play piano, help with administrative/office duties, work in park and trail maintenance, assist with special events, patrol the trails on foot or horseback and lead hikes. No experience required.

Jack London SHP is operated by the non-profit Jack London Park Partners and receives no state funding, so we rely on our volunteers to help operate the parks.

The Partners are asking for a commitment of only 4 hours per month and you will receive a park pass for your service.

Fridays, March 20 and 27 (two-day training) 9-4:30 both days. All assignments except trail patrol and hike leaders

Friday, April 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trail patrol and hike leaders only

For information and to sign up, please contact

Susan St.Marie sstmarie@jacklondonpark.com