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Oakmont E-Blast 6-28-2019

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Important Info

7-2-2019 Town Hall Meeting

East Rec Center – 7902 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday July 2, 2019
1:00 PM and 3:15 PM


These two meetings will present identical information related to the intended purchase of the OGC. There is limited seating and parking at the East Rec Center. It is suggested that if your address is an even number to attend the first meeting (1:00 PM) and if you address is an odd number to attend the second meeting (3:15 PM). Admittance will be held to fire code regulation which allows for 180 attendees. Carpooling, walking, or taking the bus is highly encouraged. There will be a 15 minute break between meetings. Please vacate parking as quickly as possible. A video of the meeting will be available on the website later that day.



2. TIMEKEEPER – Rich Laden, TASK MASTER – Kevin Hubred

A. OVA Presentation on the OGC
The Board will give a presentation to provide the OVA members with the latest information on the sale and potential purchase of the Oakmont Golf Club and its assets. There will be an open forum that will allow members to comment.
B. Community Q&A


A. The Next Board Meeting is Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Berger Building


AV Training

There are only 19 classes left between July 1 and July 13 and there won’t be another class offered until August! Contact for more information.

County of Sonoma Reminds Residents of Fireworks Ban

Fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County year-round, including Fourth of July
Date: June 20, 2019

CONTACT:  Maggie Fleming, Communications Manager, 707.565.6196   

SANTA ROSA, CA – As Independence Day approaches, the County of Sonoma Fire Prevention division would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County.

“Our dry summer landscape creates a greater potential for fires caused by fireworks,” said Sonoma County Fire Marshal, Chief James Williams. “We encourage people to go see fireworks at events put on by professionals so you can have fun without putting others at risk.”

Local calendars, as of 6/20/19, list the following public firework events in Sonoma County:
7/3 Fireworks and Music Extravaganza in Sebastopol
7/3 Windsor Kaboom Independence Day
7/4 Cloverdale 4th of July Fireworks
7/4 Healdsburg’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
7/4 Petaluma 4th of July Celebration
7/4 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Green Music Center, Rohnert Park
7/4 Red, White, and Boom! Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
7/4 Rocket Out of this World, Sonoma Plaza
7/5 Monte Rio Independence Day Celebrations

Every year, people are seriously injured, property is damaged, and the risk of fires increases due to the illegal use of fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 other fires. Additionally, in 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries.

If you are in an area that allows fireworks, please follow CAL FIRE’s guidelines to help prevent wildfires caused from fireworks by taking the following actions:
Use only State Fire Marshal approved fireworks
Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.   
Have a bucket of water, sand or garden hose available at firing site

For more information on the County of Sonoma’s Fire Prevention work, please visit

As a result of the Berger closing, Movies at Oakmont is planning to show the 2 PM And 7 PM movies scheduled for June 30 and July 7 at the newly remodeled East Rec. barring any technical difficulties with the new audio-visual setup. “The Favourite” will be shown at 2 PM And 7 PM June 30 and “The Tourist” at 2 PM And 7 PM.

Inside Oakmont

“Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!” best describes the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland on the piano and Coots on drums have created something for every taste. Come listen and enjoy these internationally renowned artists’ on their first visit to Oakmont!…Register

Oakmont’s very own folk music quartet More Joy will perform at Oakmont’s Berger Center auditorium.…Register

Presents An Evening With

Foxes In The Henhouse
Saturday August 3 at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $25 | The Berger Center

Listen To Their Music…
Foxes In The Henhouse Fox On The Run

Winners Of The 2013 Norbay Award For Best Acoustic-Folk Band

Ticket Information: Make checks out to ORW for $25. Drop off check at OVA office, place in the Rainbow Women folder. Please send any questions to:

Opening Act: Comedian Mary Carouba

A popular comedian, Ted talk presenter and award winning storyteller, the famous Mary Carouba uses her life story to entertain audiences while raising a few eyebrows. Stories of her Arab/Irish household, her work behind prison walls, surviving  a liver transplant and the loss of her home in the 2017 local fires are all part of hope and humor.

Buy a ticket soon to insure you get to laugh before the music starts, and then hear the 4 great musicians who make up Foxes in the Henhouse.

Ticket info and purchase can be made through for this exciting Rainbow Productions August 3rd  event at the Berger Auditorium.

Summer Sock Hop
Saturday, July 20, at 6 PM in the Berger Center


$20 gets you a burger, chips, root beer float and a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll band–the BluesBurners (BYOB)! What a deal! Do you want a better deal? Reserve a table for 8 and receive the discounted OTC member price of only $17.50 per person.

Listen to their music…

See the June 15 Oakmont News for the coupon or find the coupon in the OVA Office Tennis Club folder. Deposit payment and coupon in the OVA Office Tennis Club folder, checks made payable to Oakmont Tennis Club. Discount price for table of 8 for nonmembers requires payment of $140 and names of all attendees on one coupon.

Music Lovers

Please note that the July 2 session of our summer documentary series will take place at the East Recreation Center, starting at 10:00 AM. The Berger Center, which was previously scheduled has since become unavailable due to the audio visual upgrade that is taking place. Please contact Judy Walker either by phone at 537-9266 or by Email at if you have any questions

Oakmont Old Guys Having Fun

Hi this is a new club for us old guys!
Some of us got together and decided that we should honor our longevity by meeting for breakfast weekly at the Quail Inn. Breakfast will begin at nine (9:00 AM) every Monday, rain or shine. This is a casual meeting! Come as your are; there are no dues, no officers, no rules and no host! Well, there are just two rules, you must be a male and older than ninety. Just have a good time and congratulate each other for reaching this impressive age! One more thought! When we pass on, our family and friends will honor us with a CELEBRATION, say a few kind words and then PARTY! What about us? Let’s have our own party “now” while we’re still here! For more information, please call 707-888-5114

Outside Oakmont

Twilight Hike

Twilight Hike ~ Saturday, June 29, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Vallejo Home Parking Lot, 363 3rd St West | Joleen Ossello | (707) 938-9547

Our summer hike shifts to an evening adventure along the lower Montini Preserve Trail. Experience history, nature, and community on this slow-paced hike just over one mile with minor elevation changes. Sturdy shoes and water recommended. Meet at the Vallejo Home parking lot at the end of 3rd Street West. All ages, free of charge, no reservation needed.

Senior Saunters

July 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM  12:00 PM
Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail
6303 Highway 12Santa Rosa, CA 9540138
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Enjoy leisurely walks with friendly, older adults. Explore plant and animal life, swap stories, and take a gentle 2-mile stroll along some of the county’s most accessible trails. All abilities are welcome. Free. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, contact Shelly Spriggs by email at or by phone at (707) 539-2865.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located just off Highway 12
in Sonoma Valley at 12841 Sonoma Hwy in Glen Ellen and is open to seniors 65 and older, students, and active military are free the first Tuesday of every month, which is next Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
Mapquest the garden here or Download the Map to the garden 
You can also find them on Google Maps.  View Larger Map 

iPad Digital Video Workshop for Seniors

Create good video composition. Use iMovie to edit videos. Learn how to use production equipment. Present a short movie.

July 10, 17, & 24 (3-part series) 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Register in-person at Central starting June 10. This workshop is limited to 6 students.

Forum Room Central Library
211 E Street