Oakmont E-Blast 8-2-2019

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Important Info

Minors Moving East

photo by Julie Kiil

The CAC pool, pool deck, and hot tub will be closed beginning August 5, 2019 for pool resurfacing and conversion of pool and spa to saltwater. The pool is expected to be closed for a minimum of 5 weeks. During the interim, persons age 17 and under, provided that they are accompanied by an adult 18 or older, will be able to use the ERC pool between the hours of 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to accommodate all involved.

Emergency Numbers

In the recently mailed Emergency Preparedness brochure, we accidentally switched the Fire Department and Police Department phone numbers. The numbers for those departments are as follows:

Fire Department:
Landline: 911 Cellular phone from Oakmont: 707-528-5151

Police Department:
Landline: 911 Cellular phone from Oakmont: 707-528-5222

This is to update residents on two items related to possible power outages. First, Oakmont is in ground zero for possible outages by PG&E to reduce fire danger. If there are any outages, we have a high probability of being included. Outages are likely to last as long as 10 days and residents should plan accordingly, including considering evacuation. Second, PG&E is recommending everyone with any medical condition that requires electricity (including CPAP machines, oxygen generators, and motorized wheelchairs) or severe medical conditions (including MS, asthma, sleep apnea, and a compromised immune system) to sign up for their Medical Baseline Program. This not only reduces your electric bill, but then you are put on a list of people who must be contacted if there is a planned power outage. To sign up for the program, go to https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/help-paying-your-bill/longer-term-assistance/medical-condition-related/medical-baseline-allowance/medical-baseline-online-sign-up.page and sign in with your normal PG&E sign-in. Medical Baseline Online Signup Notify PG&E if someone living full-time in your home is on life-support equipment. When you apply for the Medical Baseline Program, let us know if a full-time resident is using a life-support device so we can place a special code on your account.www.pge.com

ERC Grand Opening Videos

If you missed the East Rec Center Grand Opening, you can still check out the videos played at the event:

East Rec Progress Slideshow:

The above video contains photos pulled from the East Rec Progress Reports put out by Building Construction Committee Chairperson, Iris Harrell.

East Rec Art Submissions Slideshow:

The above video contains art submissions from the community for the East Rec Center.

Inside Oakmont

Class Registration:

Class registration is now open for Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC). Classes will be held in our CAC classroom in the September-November timeframe. We will have Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Apple Watch, and Android classes as well as classes using all computers/phone/tablets: eBay, YouTube, Google Apps, Google Search, Quicken, Spreadsheets, Apps & Social Media, and Evernote. Go to at www.oakmont-learning.org to see class descriptions and class schedule. All registration is online; we no longer take phone registrations. Classes are open to Oakmont residents only, and seats must be reserved in advance; no drop-ins.

Sonoma County Library Tech Forum:

Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC) Tech Forum Tuesday, 8/13/2019, 4:00pm in the Berger Center Sonoma County Library presents:Library Free Online Resources. The first part of the presentation will be an overview of what online informational eResources the library provides, highlighting and demonstrating a few of them in more detail, such as Consumer Reports, New York Times, Mango Languages, and Novelist. The second part will focus on how to read/listen/watch ebooks/eaudio books/ and how to stream movies for free. Refreshments will be provided.After the library presentation: – our class instructors are available for questions about our classes – in-person class registration will be available.

TIME: 2:00 PM

DiDi Davis

Didi Davis will be our speaker she is co-founder of Sweet Releaf cannabis topicals for pain management. Created of necessity for a family member in chronic pain for life, the product line has grown from its inception in 2015 into a well-known and widely used brand by patients across CA. The purpose of the presentation is to answer the question How Do Cannabis Topicals Work to Relieve Pain for Seniors? Topics covered include a scientific explanation of how the body absorbs cannabis through the skin and why it effectively blocks pain, the best uses of this non-psychoactive form of cannabis delivery, what types of chronically painful conditions it helps, and who benefits the most from localized pain relief. We are now meeting at the beautiful East Rec Center.

August 4, 2 and 7 pm – FAIR GAME
After her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes op-ed columns accusing the Bush administration of misleading the public to justify invading Iraq, Valerie Plame Wilson’s (Naomi Watts) status as a covert CIA agent is leaked by administration officials. A powerful, fact-based drama focusing on the effects of the fall-out on the Wilsons’ marriage, with a compelling script and first-rate acting by Watts and Penn. (2010), PG-13, 108 minutes.

Holland and Coots:

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

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

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.

Adult Day Respite

Next Tuesday August 6th at 11:00-12:00 Adult Day Respite (a.k.a. Senior Social Club) will be featuring, Patrick and the Take your medicine band! Come by the West Rec Center to listen to the fun!

Annual Model Railroad Exhibit

The local model railroad club “Coastal Valley Lines (CVL)” returns to Oakmont after a hiatus imposed by East Rec. Center renovation. This year the trains will be running at the West Recreation Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th. The Santa Rosa club’s HO scale modules will feature the Round Barn an other scenes near and distant, realistic and whimsical. Hours of operation are: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. The club’s digital locomotive control has opportunities for visitors to take a throttle and run a train. increases the sites and sounds of the miniature railroad. As usual there is no admission The display is open to the general public, so invite both your Oakmont and non-Oakmont friends and family.Children are especially welcomed by the club. A small, hands-on layout will be available for children “of all ages” to operate and obtains their CVL Assistant Engineer’s certificate. The CVL web site is- www.cvlrr.com/

Outside Oakmont

Quarry Hill

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is internationally recognized as home to one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-sourced Asian plants in the Western World. You will see ancestors of garden favorites like roses, camellias and rhododendrons, magnolias, maples, dogwoods, lilies and so much more, all started from wild-collected seed and none planted in the ground before 1990.
Seniors 65 and older, students, and active military are free the first Tuesday of every month.

Santa Rosa Symphony

Santa Rosa Symphony has launched a Group Discount program for our Classical Series concerts! Enjoy an engaging and enriching evening with your group at the Symphony! Santa Rosa Symphony performs seven Classical Series concerts each season. In the 2019-2020 season, we have rich symphonic music from the past three hundred years as well as works by seven living composers. Our new music director, Francesco Lecce-Chong, has programmed a dynamic season to engage audiences and build community with music from all eras that communicates and inspires in unique and profound ways. This season we feature top-flight guest artists such as: Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Béla Fleck, banjo; Simone Porter, violin; and Natasha Paremski, piano. The orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Copland, Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Strauss. We will feature up-and-coming composer, Matt Browne, in the first of four world premieres of our First Symphony Project. Santa Rosa Symphony performs in the spectacular Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Santa Rosa Symphony offers a generous discount for your group to attend a concert at a very affordable price. The ticket price includes parking, pre-concert talk and the concert. In addition, we offer an optional reception in our Private Reserve Room for an additional cost. The reception would include generous hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a visit from our music director or a musician. We offer this discount for groups of 10+ on Saturdays and Mondays (concert at 7:30 PM). If you’re interested in booking a date for your group or need more information, please contact Brenda Fox, Patron Services Manager, at (707) 546-7097 x 210 or bfox@srsymphony.org.

Free August/September Gardening Workshops

Courtesy of the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm unless noted.
Aug 3   Fall/Winter Food Gardening, Harvest for the Hungry Garden, Santa Rosa
Aug 10 Fall/Winter Food Gardening, Windsor Community Garden
Aug 17 Fall/Winter Food Gardening, Bayer Farm Community Garden, 10-11:30 am, Santa Rosa/Roseland (includes Spanish translation)
Aug 17 Creating an Edible Landscape Beautifully, Rincon Valley Library
Sep 7    Transforming to a Sustainable Garden, Healdsburg Library
Sep 7    Can Monarchs Be Saved from Extinction? Sebastopol Library
Sep 14  Healthy Garden Approach to Managing Weeds, Guerneville Library
Sep 14  What Has Happened to All of the Butterflies? Petaluma Library
Sep 14  Fall/Winter Food Gardening, Sonoma Valley Library
Sep 21  Fall/Winter Food Gardening, Rincon Valley Library
Sep 28  Introduction to Native Bees, Guerneville Library
Sep 28  Growing Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries, Petaluma Library

No registration required. More workshops are being added September through December. Full workshop descriptions can be found on the Master Gardener website workshop calendar: http://sonomamg.ucanr.edu/ and in the events section of the Master Gardener Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SonomaCountyMasterGardeners/  Note that workshops conducted in community gardens include hands-on demonstrations; bring your sunhat, garden gloves and water.

Sonoma County Parks

Senior Saunters – August 6: Our Senior Saunters monthly hikes are 1.5-2 miles in length on easier terrain. These outings are designed to have folks get a chance to get out and experience the parks with plenty of time for networking. Our next Senior Saunter will be visiting the Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol. That pretty trail is only about 15 minutes or so from Oakmont.