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Toxic Waste Event 5/25

Toxic Waste Collection  

May 25,  2 to 7 p.m. at West  

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. NEVER mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles must be in sealed, approved Sharps containers.  

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics and business waste.  

Please call 707-364-6927 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.  
(Only 100 appointments available – first-come, first-served).  Location and time will be provided when you call to schedule an appointment.   

What’s Happening in Oakmont?

The reviews are coming in and Oakmonters are enjoying everything from salads to burgers at Oak’s newly opened snack bar. Options include taking out or eating at tables on the patio. 

Click here for to their menu, how to order food online, & links to their social media channels.

To get more news from the Valley of Moon Club, sign up for the newsletter: https://www.playvom.com/contact/newsletter-signup

Woodstock’s New Makeover

Woodstock has a new location outside the Berger Center. He was showing his age, and Director Heidi Klyn asked the Art Association to give him a new lease on life. He’s smiling now as he greets visitors to the Center, which is expected to opening soon for activities soon, pending a green light from Sonoma County and Oakmont’s Re-opening Committee.  

More MYN+ Tips to Add to Your Binder 

Knowledge is power, and knowing where to evacuate in an emergency is valuable information. Read this week’s tips about evacuation zones and evacuation routes out of Oakmont.  
There is also a checklist of important documents you should pack in your go bag. Remember, all TIPS can be downloaded and printed for inclusion in a in a binder.  https://oakmontvillage.com/myn/ 

Club News & Events

Oakmont Arts and Crafts Faire 

Oakmont Art Association 

Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Berger Parking Lot  

On a spring day in June, check out the displays of local artisans, listen to music and snack on food from a vendor as you stroll through the art spaces in the Berger parking lot.  Any Oakmont artist or craftsperson is eligible to enter the Faire to display and sell his/her wares.  Anything loosely considered art or craft, such as paintings, photos, jewelry, quilting, knitting and anything else you might like to display, is considered eligible.  If you would like to enter the show, pick up an entry form at the OVA office or contact Carolita Carr at 595-3401 or jbcarr35@gmail.com.  

You can also print the form below and mail it to Carolita Carr, 180 Mountain Vista Place.

Click Here For The Artist Entry Form

Boomers Club Dinner for Eight 

July to December 2021 

Who would like to join a Boomers Wine and Dinner for Eight group?  Each group consists of four couples and will meet four times within a six-month period, rotating houses. The host couple provides the main dish and the others bring either an appetizer, salad or dessert. In addition, each couple brings a bottle of wine. The assignments rotate so that each couple is responsible once in each category.  At the first dinner, everyone brings their calendars and sets dates for the remainder of the six-month period. This group is for people who enjoy cooking, wine and meeting new friends.  Every six months, the groups will change with the goal of meeting more people. 

You will need to be able to seat eight people for dinner; two tables can be used. July is a good starting point as there is an option to eat outside.  Current members have been contacted, and new members are being sought.  All participants must be current members of the Boomers Club to participate. If you have questions, please contact denisebickert@comcast.net

Herb Behrstock 

The US Back in the United Nations: Does it Even Matter? 

May 11 at 11 a.m. on Zoom 

Herb Behrstock had a 32-year career with the United Nations with long assignments in eight developing countries and UN Headquarters in New York. During that time, as a senior officer 

 he managed teams about policy, planning and administration of hundreds of development projects to meet priority needs of countries in China, South and East Asia, Africa, Haiti and Gaza. 
He has continued his interest and support of the United Nations and international collaboration, volunteering for 18 years as a leader of the United Nations Association and currently serving as President of the Northern California Division of UN.  

To become a member and/or get the Zoom link, contact John Barrett at johnbarrett@gmail.com

The article posted in the e-blast last week about resumption of dinners  in July for Cal Alumni listed the incorrect email address. The correct email is oakmontcalalums@icloud.com .

Your smartphone is a video production powerhouse.  Let’s get together and discuss what you are capable of as a filmic auteur with your phone. Video production is simply making a movie… of any length, on any subject, with any device that can capture an image. Chances are you have a state-of-the-art video production device in the same technology you use every day to talk and listen to your friends, family and dentist while you check the weather, emails, text messages and play solitaire. Let’s make a movie? 
Contact Ken Smith at ken@kenzmyth.com 

Outside Oakmont

New Classes at Sonoma Community Center 

Sonoma Community Center has just announced the Spring 2021 class schedule, packed with tons of fun art classes, workshops and youth camps for all ages to enjoy. 

The programming remains largely virtual; but private pod classes for youth, adults and families are being hosted in the beautiful outdoor garden, which could be a fun way for people to connect in a safe, outdoor space to collaborate, learn and create together.  

In addition, in-person youth summer camps with offerings for both elementary-school-aged children up to high-school teenagers will be reintroduced.  

For more information, visit www.sonomacommunitycenter.org