Oakmont E-Blast 7-10-2020

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Important Information

Happy Tails Dog Park Is Under Construction

Construction begins on Wed 7/15 and we need your cooperation. 

The Volunteer Path will be closed during dog park construction; and the entire construction site, including the maintenance road, is off-limits during construction. 

If you are looking for the best alternative access to Trione-Annadel while the path is closed, check out the trail behind the church. PLEASE do not use the driveway adjacent to RV storage as that is PRIVATE property.  Yes, it is an inconvenience; but construction is expected to take about two months, and then the trail will be open again. 

The Community Garden will be accessible but with one gate closed. Please be mindful of staying away from any construction activity near the garden, especially during weekdays between 8-5 p.m. when active construction activity will be in full swing. 

We know you might be curious or have questions for the construction crew.  However, Owen Mitchell of Mitchell Landscape Construction has trained his staff in all COVID-related protocols; and he has asked that residents not approach his employees and be aware of social distancing at all times.

Kiwanis Shred-A-Thon
Friday – 7/17

The Kiwanis Club of Oakmont in partnership with OVA is holding its semi-annual drive-through shred-a-thon Friday, July 17 at Berger Center from 9 a.m. to noon. The equivalent of five banker boxes of shredable paper goods can be accepted. Drivers are encouraged to wear masks, remain in their cars and simply open the trunk for the boxes to be removed. The contents will be shredded on-site and containers will be returned to the cars. There is no charge for this service, and any donations received will be used by Kiwanis to sponsor scholarships at two Santa Rosa high schools.

7-6-2020 Organizational Meeting


7-6-2020 Annual Membership Meeting

7-7-2020 Town Hall – Fire Safety

Are You Interested In Learning How To Use Zoom?

Zoom experts host free and interactive live training webinars daily. Get up to speed in less than an hour.

Visit this page to choose and register for a free Zoom lesson with an actual Zoom employee:

If you’re very new to Zoom, then we recommend clicking “Getting Started with Zoom Meetings” which will reveal a “Register Now (English)” option on the page linked above.

Inside Oakmont

OVA is excited to announce that OHI’s Free Fitness Class has returned with JoRene via Zoom. You may join in the fun at 9 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday next week with this information:
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442
Monday – please have weights available
Wednesday – please have stretch bands

July 13 – 10 AM – Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet e

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m.  The topic for Monday, July 13, is Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy.  There is a long article from the Foreign Policy Association and a great video to watch in preparation for the meeting.

To receive an invitation, send an email to oakmontgd@gmail.com.

Game On Oakmont

Bridge Tournament!

We’re continuing to join in online games since it looks like a long time before we’ll be able to play in the Oakmont card room. 

This coming week we’ll be holding a Contract Bridge Tournament.  If you play Contract Bridge and want to try something different, contact the contract bridge group at oakmontcontractbridge@gmail.com.

If you have other games you want to play, there’s a lot going on.  Just us send your email gamesatoakmont@gmail.com.

Forrest Yoga on Zoom with Carol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Explore your balance – on & off the mat 

When: Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

 Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m. 

 Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

 People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend.   Equipment: yoga mat, yoga strap, yoga block, yoga blanket (or beach towel) for padding floor poses.   

New Students – Please email Carol at carolking1234@yahoo.com prior to the day you want to join the class.  

Rate – $60 for six classes, no expiration date 

Payment – please mail to 9327 Oak Trail Circle or use venmo.com, @carol-king-95


Courses in GENEALOGY 

Section 2297 Monday, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (08/17-12/14) Beginning Genealogy 

Section 2012 Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (08/18-12/15) Advanced Genealogy- European  

Section 2882 Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (08/18-12/15) Beginning Genealogy 

Section 3121 Tuesday,  2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 08/18-12/15) TOOLS for Genealogy  

Section 3022 Wednesday, 1 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m. (08/19-12/16)  Advanced. Genealogy- American   

Section 3104 Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (08/19-12/16)  Roadblocks/Brick Walls/DNA 

Become Your Family’s Historian 

These classes are designed specifically for YOU if you are interested in learning how to develop methodology to do family research, solve “brick walls or roadblocks,” learn about DNA and use computer databases. Open to all beginners or advanced students.  

Classes are FREE, SRJC noncredit courses. No age limit for Older Adults Program courses, but they are tailored for seniors. Access SRJC student discounts and services too.  

How to register: 

  • NEW STUDENT SIGN-UP at https://older-adults.santarosa.edu/join-class per the listed section numbers above.  Allow 7-10 days for processing. 
  • CONTINUING/RETURNING STUDENTS WITH A STUDENT PORTAL see the OA 505 Discussion Group; Section Number and ADD to your shopping cart! You will be added to that roster. 
  • You may contact the Older Adults Program at (707) 527-4533 for more information or the Instructor, Denise Beeson at (707) 694-6826.

Oakmont Pride 2020

Photography by Dianne Armer. On Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Oakmont Rainbow Women hosted a Pride Celebration in Oakmont Village. The community gathered, 6 feet apart, with rainbow bandannas, rainbow flags and noise makers. Our group traveled by foot, bicycle, scooter and car up Oakmont Drive in celebration of Gay Pride Month (June) and Global Pride Day (June 27). Many members of the community greeted us from their home’s entryway as we passed on the sidewalk along Oakmont Drive.

Live Your Dream

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.