Oakmont E-Blast 8-24-2021

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VotM August Update

Wow! It’s mid-August, and we finally have some good news to report regarding our restaurant Oak.   This past week we received approval to apply for our final permit, which means we are one step closer to being able to operate out of the snack bar and bar area!  It’s been a long journey, but we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.  On August 17 we began operating out of the snack bar. 

 The snack bar was reopened  with a few changes to our offerings, including more traditional snack bar fare. We will continue to offer grab-and-go menu items along with a few made-to-order items like burgers and wraps. 

We are actively working on staffing right now in order to reach the next phase of our reopening, which is the bar and restaurant area. The staffing process is slow going, but we’re hopeful that we can open for modified hours by the beginning of September. Part of the hiring process requires a background/drug screen, which adds about seven business days to the process. We need to open slowly as we hire new service staff and fine tune our dining menu, so you should expect some changes in hours and menu offerings in the first few months as we sharpen our service and offerings. We’re looking forward to offering monthly specials, and we plan to share this information very soon so people can plan accordingly. Our initial opening will allow us to evaluate best practices, see what works and what doesn’t and adjust appropriately. Once we have everything where we want it, we’ll make a more formal announcement to the larger community. At this time we won’t be taking any reservations, but we’ll continue to evaluate the need and revisit this policy as needed. Make sure to visit our website for the most up-to-date operating hours and menu offerings. 

In golf news, we are thrilled to announce the hiring of King Wayman, our new Superintendent.  King will be joining the team in early September, and we can’t wait to see how his experience and expertise will help take our two beautiful courses to the next level. Welcome aboard, King! 

You may have also seen our K9 goose patrol roaming the fairways, helping us relocate the geese population. They’ll be working hard for the next few weeks.  We’ve reduced watering in most of the rough areas along the fairways and outskirts so expect to see these areas brown up a bit before the rains come in. We’re hopeful to get some rain early and often this fall and winter. 

Our events space is hosting a few fun events in the upcoming weeks and months. Stay connected to the latest events and gatherings by visiting our website. 

August 27: We are hosting a Dinner and Comedy event and a few tickets are still available. Tickets can be purchased on our website. 

Details to follow as events get closer. 

October 8:  The Odd Man Out group will be here.  Join us for a fun night of music, dancing and maybe a libation or two. Reservations will be required.  

November 28: Craft Faire. 

November 25: Thanksgiving dinner starting at 1 p.m. Reservations required. 

December 20: Cookie decorating and Picture with Santa event.  

December 25: Christmas dinner buffet starting at 3 p.m.  

December 31: East Coast NYE Dinner and Dancing event from 5-10 p.m.  

Flu Shot

September 13 and October 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. – East Rec Center

Reservations need to be made online, at:


Read the advisories and fill out the consent form.
Bring the authorization form with you, but you can get one at the clinic if you forget.
Click Here For The Consent Form
Click Here For The Notice Of Privacy Practices
Click Here For Flu Shot Vaccine Info

How is OVA Wi-Fi?

We are seeking to improve Wi-Fi in OVA facilities. Your input can help us make decisions about needed changes in our  Wi-Fi configurations and equipment.  Please take a few moments to fill out the form below and share your experience.
If the survey below does not display, you may alternatively click here for the survey.

AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Driver Safety Two-day Course

The AARP Smart Driver Course

Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22, 1-5 p.m.

CAC, Room B

Classroom courses for drivers 50 years of age and older.  Complete cost for the course is $15 for AARP members/$20 non-members. Open to Oakmont residents only.

Sign-up by calling the OVA office 539-1611 or come by in person to register.

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m. – Berger Center

August 29 – Dark Waters

September 5 – The Father

September 12 – Queen Bees

Democratic Club

Speak Up and Let’s Go!

Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m.

East Rec or Zoom

While working to defeat the recalls, the Oakmont Democratic Club also wants to look ahead. Make your voice heard by attending the general meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 26.  As the Club shapes its activities for the upcoming year, it wants to know what you consider important and together explore possible actions. There will be an interactive discussion of issues so all those present can share.

Many Oakmonters are working on issues such as the climate crisis, racial injustice, immigration reform, holding the House and Senate and voting rights. But what do you care about? What might you already be doing that you want to share? Let’s build on our collective good work.  What type of activity would you like to see the Club do? Presentations? speakers? supporting critical campaigns?

The meeting will begin with a meet-and-greet starting at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome. It will also be available by Zoom at this link:

Please visit the website (oakmontdemclub.com) for more information or send an email to oakmontdemocraticclub@gmail.com

Dog Walk Yappy Hour

September 2 at 10 a.m.
Meet at Berger Lawn

Hoping to see you Thursday, September 2, for the next Canine Club “Yappy Hour.”  Walkers meet up at the Berger Lawn at 10 a.m.  The walk is approximately one mile round trip. Feel free to invite your neighbors as the walk is open to all Oakmont residents. Remember to bring good walking shoes and water for both you and your pup(s).  These walks are casual fun.  Walk at your own pace, no rush, or …sprint to the finish line… if you prefer.

“When To Walk or NOT to Walk – That is the question.

Important Reminder: There are specific hours we our dogs may be walked on Valley of the Moon and Sugarloaf Golf Courses. These hours were set forth by the Oakmont Golf Course Advisory Committee. Current walking schedule as follows:
•Morning: Daily from daybreak to 7 a.m.
•Afternoon: Limited to Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY, starting at 7:15 p.m.
All dogs must be leashed at all times. You need to stay on cart path and ALWAYS pick up after your pet. If your dog likes to run free, please visit the Happy Tails Dog Park open sunrise to sunset.  Dog park rules are posted on the Canine Club website.


SRJC Free Water Color Class

Older Adults Program
FREE Online Course


While having fun in a very supportive and encouraging environment!

OA 501 Creative Art with Instructor Adriane Hatkoff

The following classes meet online via ZOOM:
Section #1857 Watercolor Tuesday 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
Section #2367 Drawing Wednesday 10 a.m.-1p.m.
(Using watercolor pencils)
Section #2984 Watercolor Wednesday 1-4 p.m.
Section #1835 Drawing Thursday 1-4 p.m.
(Using watercolor pencils)
Section #0250 Portrait Drawing Friday 10 a.m.-1p.m.
Section #2538 Watercolor Friday 1-4 p.m.

SRJC offers noncredit courses for seniors as part of its goal to provide lifelong learning.   For information on joining a class, please visit: https://older-adults.santarosa.edu/joinclass  No age limit for Older Adults Program courses, though they are tailored for seniors.  Students may register at any time during the semester.  No fee for Older Adults Program courses.   Contact Instructor for enrollment details, ahatkoff@santarosa.edu

Authors on the Plaza

Saturday, August 28 at 5 p.m.

Sonoma Plaza

The 4th Annual SVAF Sonoma Valley Authors Festival includes a free, special event for the Sonoma community. Join Authors on the Plaza, Saturday, August 28, at 5pm on Sonoma Plaza. Featuring introductions by Dave Barry, Amy Tan in conversation with Jeffrey Brown of PBS, and two-time Poet Laureate Billy Collins, this family-friendly event promises you’ll laugh, be moved and thoroughly entertained as you relax on the lawn under the towering trees of the historic Sonoma Plaza.

Grab food and drinks and support the many restaurants that border the square, or bring a picnic and get comfortable on your own blanket or beach chairs. A limited number of seats will be available on a first come, first served basis for those with special needs.

Though a free event, we ask that you PLEASE register at https://bit.ly/Authors-on-the-Plaza to help us manage the event, staff and volunteers. All registered guests are entered into a drawing for ten free books!

All current COVID protocols will be followed.  No single-use plastic bottles are allowed on the Sonoma Plaza.

Sonoma residents Cathy and Chuck Williamson have graciously underwritten all event costs. The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is honored to have their support.

For more Festival details visit svauthorsfest.org.

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