Oakmont E-Blast 7-12-2019

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Important Info

President’s Message

And Now, For Your Reading Pleasure, Some Non-Golf-Related News!

There are exciting things happening here in Oakmont! In today’s message, I’ll tell you about four of them. … Read The Full Message, Click Here

July 8 Town Hall Video

New Way To Browse OVA Pre-Approved Paint Colors

Click Here To Checkout The New page

PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of if a color is “OVA Pre-Approved” we still need for an application to be submitted to the Architectural Committee for any paint work being completed on the outside of a home.

Architectural Administrator, Christel Antone has coordinated with our IT Department to create a page on the OakmontVillage.com website which allows members to browse colors available from Kelly-Moore and the OVA Pre-Approved colors all in one location. We were able to achieve this by utilizing this page, and if you are familiar with similar pages created for other paint distributors, please share them so we may setup similar pages for other brands.

Inside Oakmont

Seniors for Seniors
July 13, 9 AM – 11 AM
Lawn near Berger Center

Oakmont Canine Club invites you to Seniors for Seniors with Dogwood Animal Rescue Project. Come meet some of Dogwood’s adoptable senior, adult and young adult animals. Volunteers from the organization will be on hand to share stories of rescue, sell handmade crafts and Dogwood merchandise.

Worship Services
Sundays, 10:30 AM
East Rec Center

The Oakmont Community Church will now be meeting at the newly remodeled East Rec Center.

Sunday, July 14 at 2 PM & 7 PM
in the Berger Center

In this riveting docudrama, the 1969 car accident that doomed Ted Kennedy’s (Jason Clarke) presidential ambitions and resulted in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) gets a fresh look, focusing on the cover-up that followed the crash as documented at the inquest. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history. Clarke’s performance as Kennedy received critical acclaim. (2018), PG-13, 107 minutes.

Lawn Bowling is a bit like bocce, but it’s played on grass, with a “bowl” that isn’t a ball, and it isn’t round!

Don’t miss a chance to give it a try!

Mark your calendar and join us on the Green next to the Central Activities Center for

Monday, July 15, 10 AM – 12 PM

Lawn Bowling isn’t only fun and easy to learn, it’s great exercise, and a wonderful way to meet new friends. You might even win a bottle of wine!
We’ll have bowls for you to use, refreshments for everyone, and our Club members will be there to show you the basics. We’ll have bowls for you to use, refreshments for everyone, and our Club members will be there to show you the basics. Wear comfortable, smooth-sole shoes, and come join us on the Green.

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.

Topic: Sharing Photos by Kathy Sowers
Saturday, July 20, West Rec Center
Social at 1:30 PM – Presentation at 2 PM

Just in time for the summer travel season, Kathy will be here to show us how to take photos from our device collections and set them up in a special album that can be shared with friends and family. This is so much easier than e-mailing or texting a collection of photos to others. Plan to come early at 1:30 p.m. for coffee/tea, refreshments and fellow-ship. Kathy begins at 2:00 p.m. in the West Recreation Center. We look forward to seeing you.


Many classes are filled, but there is always room at Sunday’s Welcome Party at the Gardens, Family Bingo on Tuesday, and the West Rec Picnic Center Wednesday for Family Fun Night.

In addition, there are some classes still open.

Monday, 7/22: Science Fun (session 2); Story Time (1 space open)

Tuesday, 7/23: Story Time; Tennis Clinic (1 space open); Pickleball, session 2 (1 space); Pin Wheels & Paper Crafts, both sessions

Wednesday, 7/24: Shuffleboard; Zentangle Art, session 2; Parachutes & Music; Games with Grandparents

Thursday, 7/25: Pickleball, session 1 (1 space) & session 2; Story Time; Scrapbooking (1 space left)

Friday, 7/26: Bocce (2 spaces open); Shuffleboard; Card Making; Parachutes & Music; Games with Grandparents; Treasures & Treats (coin tosses in Central Pool)

Hurry to reserve your spots – deadline for reservations is July 17. Blank registration forms are in our folder at the OVA office, along with description of classes. Email Chair Leslie Brockman (lesliebrockman45@gmail.com) or call her at 949-683-7725 today!

You’re Invited

What: Join Senator Mike McGuire for a community conversation about the top issues facing Santa Rosa, Sonoma County and the Golden State.
When: Friday, July 26, 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive in Santa Rosa
Why: We want to hear from you – Join us for the great conversation that goes along with fantastic coffee!
RSVP: www.SenatorMikeMcGuire.com/july26
(707)576-2771 or Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov
Proudly paid for by the Mike McGuire for State Senate 2022. FPPC ID# 1414279


Saturday July 27, 2019 / Berger Center / Doors open 5 PM, Show starts 6 PM
Cost: $18 per person (no membership required)

An Intimate Unplugged Evening with…
Zachary & Dylan Zmed and The Everly brothers Experience

WHEN: AUGUST 31, 2019
For either show, make checks out to Sha-Boom and drop them off in the Sha-Boom folder in the OVA Office.

9-hole East Course Golf and Quail Inn Dinner
Sunday July 28th 2019@ 3pm

ALL WELCOME – OGC MEMBERS and PUBLIC Shotgun Mixer Scramble, Putting contest, cocktails & dinner to follow, Details and Sign up in West Golf Shop Club Room, Questions or to sign up call, JoAnn Banayat – 415.279.2954 or Debbie Warfel – 415.602.0783

Living with Lions: Co-Existence with Iconic American Carnivore

Living with Lions
Thursday, August 1, 5:30 PM

Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Wildlife Ecologist Alex Hettena, Research Associate with Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. Join us at the Oakmont Berger Center from 5:30 – 7:00 PM for an evening of learning and discussion around co-existing peaceably in lion country.

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: orptickets@gmail.com

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 orptickets@gmail.com for this exciting Rainbow Productions August 3rd  event at the Berger Auditorium.

Thursday, August 22, 7 PM, Berger Center
“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

Friday, October 4, 7 PM, Berger Center
Oakmont’s very own folk music quartet More Joy will perform at Oakmont’s Berger Center auditorium.…Register

SNEAK PREVIEW: Fall 2019 Classes

Class Preview / Wednesday, August 28
2:30 PM Music & Refreshments / 3 PM Program

“On With The Show! The Rise Of Broadway”
Mondays – 3 PM to 5 PM, Berger Center
5 weeks: 9/16/2019 – 10/14/2019
Class ID: 7711; Cost: $96
Instructor: Mezzo Soprano Deborah Resengaus

“Sharks And Their Relatives”
Wednesdays 3 PM to 5 PM, Berger Center
4 weeks: 9/18/2019 – 10/9/2019
Class ID: 7713; Cost $81
Instructor: Marine Biologist, Dr. Bob Rubin

“Julia Morgan: California Architect”
Thursdays – 3 PM to 5 PM, East Rec Center
2 weeks: 9/19/2019 – 9/26/2019
Class ID: 7715; Cost: $52
Instructor: Karen McNeill, nationally recognized Morgan expert

“Antisemitism: The Dynamics And History Of The Longest Hatred”
Thursdays – 3 PM to 5 PM, East Rec Center
5 weeks: 10/3/2019 – 10/31/2019
Class ID: 7716; Cost $96
Instructor: Religious studies scholar, Rev. Bruce Bramlett

“Cave Paintings And Portable Sculpture: The Art Of Paleolithic Europe”
Wednesdays – 3 PM to 5 PM, Berger Center
4 weeks: 10/16/2019 – 11/16/2019
Class ID: 7714; Cost $81
Instructor: Social and cultural historian Anne-Louise Dierkes

“The Glories Of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat”
Mondays – 3 PM to 5 PM, Berger Center
3 weeks: 10/21/2019 – 11/4/2019
Class ID: 7712; Cost $67
Instructor: Asian Historian, Dr. Perry Ritenour