Oakmont E-Blast 8-3-2021

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Town Hall

August 3 at 1 p.m. on Zoom
Jack Cohen, Ph.D.
The Home Ignition Zone

Log on for this presentation from the scientist who coined the phrase “home ignition zone.” Jack Cohen, Ph.D., is a retired research physical scientist with the USDA Forest Service Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. He is considered to be the pre-eminent researcher on wildfire and home ignitions and a founder of the Firewise® Communities/USA recognition program. He has authored an extensive body of work on fire behavior and preventing home loss during fire disasters.

No one has done more to define the wildland-urban interface (WUI) problem and empower homeowners to reduce their risk of wildfire. Cohen also co-developed the U.S. National Fire Danger Rating System and contributed to the U.S. fire behavior prediction systems.

Join the meeting at www.oakmontvillage.com/Live

Kids With Their Grandparents

A Special Kind of Perfect

Oakmont’s Grandparents Club was back in the groove after a year off, entertaining the youngsters last week with a smorgasbord of fun-filled activities ranging from bocce ball, shuffleboard and horse shoes to a hip-hop dance and craft classes. Enjoy the photo gallery from photographer Julie Kiil.

Water Damage

at the West Rec

Repairs are underway at the West Rec Center after a July 24 break in one of the four fire sprinklers in the hop kiln tower closest to the tennis courts broke. The mishap set off alarms; and when the maintenance crew arrived, there were at least two fire engines and nearly a dozen firefighters pushing out about an inch of water covering the floor.

(Photos by Brad Moore)

The main damage in lower West Rec is in the area facing the tennis courts.  Firefighters broke through the ceiling to let trapped water out between the top flooring and ceiling tiles of lower rec room. 

How To Request Use of the OVA Zoom Account

Would you like to schedule a Zoom meeting or webinar using OVA’s Zoom license?  Submit a request through this page:

Please note that meetings are not confirmed until the Events Coordinator reaches out to you directly after your request has been submitted. Send any questions to anita.roraus@oakmontvillage.com.

What’s Happening in Oakmont?

Oakmont Meals on Wheels – Drivers Wanted

Meals on Wheels is looking for people interested in delivering meals to fellow Oakmont residents.  

During Covid-19, Meals on Wheels was still being delivered to Oakmonters but deliveries were made by Council on Aging.  Good News is that restrictions have eased up, and Oakmonters can resume delivering meals within Oakmont.  Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday to those who have requested meals.  

If you are interested in being part of this much appreciated team, please contact Olivia Kinsler (oliviak51@outlook.com) or Connie Medeiros (almccm@yahoo.com) for more information.

August 11 at 4 p.m. on Zoom
Paul Gullixson, Manager, Communications at County of Sonoma
How the Delta Variant of Covid Impacts Oakmont

Paul Gullixson, Communications Director for Sonoma County, will speak on August 11 at 4 p.m. in a Zoom meeting.

Gullixson will give an update on the COVID-19 situation in the county with a focus on breakthrough cases, incidence of the Delta variant and specific things that relate to Oakmont residents (vaccinations, incidence and hospitalizations by age and ZIP code).  He will also give an update on recommended best practices for Oakmont residents to stay safe (he knows Oakmont residents are vaccinated unless there’s a medical reason otherwise) and how to best stay informed (dashboard, newspaper, etc.).

There will also be a brief update on how to get your official California digital vaccination record on a cell phone, since proof of vaccination seems to be required at an increasing number of locations.

To Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 4008 7383
Passcode: 375547
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84740087383# US (San Jose)

Comedy Show and Dinner at Valley of the Moon Club
August 27, 5:30 p.m. Check-In

Headliner Tom Clark has been featured on HBO, Conan and Netflix and was a part of New Faces at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.  He has been in the Huffington Post and was a part of Westside Comedy Festival in Los Angeles.  This show is PG-13, all-inclusive and fun for everyone.

Limited dinner and comedy tickets available. Enjoy a buffet dinner, glass of wine and a comedy show with premium seats. 5:30 p.m. check in for dinner.  Comedy-show-only tickets are also available with check in at 6:30 p.m.  The show starts at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets: https://www.playvom.com/events/special-events/eventdetail/349/-/dinner-and-comedy-show

Dinner and Comedy Show

$70.00+$5.89 Fee

Comedy Show

$35.00+$3.77 Fee

Sales end on August 20

New Afternoon Players Club offered at Valley of the Moon Club

Join the VOM/ Sugarloaf players club for $39.00 a month and play Mondays through Fridays after 1 p.m. for $17 (includes cart). The club membership is good on both courses with a 12-month commitment guaranteed.  Come to the VOM shop and join today. 

Holiday Faire at Valley of the Moon Club
November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Banquet Room at Oak

Valley of the Moon Club will host a Holiday Faire.  Please contact Cassie Howard, Director of Sales, if you would like to sign up at $40 for a table with linen.  Email choward@fairviewevents.com or call 312-2242.

Upcoming Movies at Oakmont
Returning to a Theater Near You (Berger Center!)

2 p.m. only**

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – Ford v Ferrari
Sunday, August 15, 2021 – Nomadland
Sunday, August 22, 2021 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Sunday, August 29, 2021 – Dark Waters

**7 p.m. showings will return if a few more people volunteer to show movies. If you are interested, contact Al Haggerty at 538-4231 or  alcarol@sonic.net

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know and More

Single? Living in Oakmont? Have a desire to meet with small groups to eat out? Want to gather with like-minded singles once a month participating in a variety of activities? Then this could be the club for you.

The first mixer was a success as 67 people mingled with a charcuterie box in one hand and a beverage in the other. There was frivolity in the air as we old friendships were renewed and new ones developed. An activity sheet was passed out to engage the crowd in deciding what activities that they wanted to see again or make suggestions for new ones.

What’s next?

Our Bon Appetit is full for August 5.

Our next mixer: Friday, August 20, at 6 p.m. on the CAC patio.  Bring your key card for entry and proof of your Covid vaccination.  Bring your own food and beverage and be prepared to participate in a “Getting to Know You” game.  Don’t forget to RSVP to proslyn49@aol.com.

Paid through 2020?  No dues necessary.  New or lapsed membership? Complete a membership form found in the SINGLES folder in the OVA office and enclose a $6.00 check payable to OSC.

Interested in a Singles table (or 3) at the next ShaBoom event? Find the manila envelope in the SINGLES folder in the OVA office marked ShaBoom Event August 28. Make check payable to OSC for $24.00 and place it in the manila folder and sign your name in one of the 24 spots available. Selling out quickly, so act ASAP.

Let’s continue the energy and enthusiasm of the first mixer!

Kiwanis of Oakmont
August 5 at 8:30 a.m.
Oakmont Gardens

The Kiwanis first-Thursday-of-the-month meeting will be on August 5 at 8:30 at Oakmont Gardens.  Come for breakfast at 8 a.m.  For more information, contact Fran Lazzarini at

521-9024 for details.

August 10 at 11 a.m.
Berger Center
Dr. Rick Luttman
A Case for Ranked Choice Voting

The August 10 meeting features a hot lunch with a hot topic. Members and non-members are invited to learn all about “A Case for Ranked Choice Voting.”  Dr. Rick Luttmann considers ranked choice voting the most important way to choose a candidate. He holds degrees in mathematics from Amherst College (AB), Stanford University (MS) and the University of Arizona (PhD) and has been a Professor of Mathematics at SSU since 1970. While retired from active teaching in 2014, he is still on the faculty as an Emeritus Professor. For many years he taught a general-education mathematics course on “Math and Politics,” in which he covered voting systems among other topics.

The meeting will begin at the Berger Center at 11 a.m. for social time, and the program at will start 11:30.  Non-members should contact travelmanm2c@gmail.com for price and menu choices.

Those interested in joining the SIR branch, contact at johnbarrett@ieee.org or

318 -4633.

Holland & Coots Jazz Duo

Thursday, August 12, 7:00 PM
Berger Center
$25 per person

“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 second visit to Oakmont

For reservations, go to oakmontll.org, fill out a registration form in the OLL folder at the OVA office or pay at the door.

l to r: Brian Holland (piano) and Danny Coots (drums)

Tasting Events Club (TEC) for Blind Tasting
August 19 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

East Rec Center $35 per person

Six wines, three varietals, two regions!

Cabernet Blends Bordeaux
Immortal Estate “Slope” Chateau Haut Bergey
Pinot Noir Burgundy
Hirsch Estate “San Andreas” Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru
Sauvignon Blanc Loire-Sancerre
Quivira “Fig Tree” Dry Creek Franck Millet Sancerre -Insolite

• Six-person seating at round tables, facing large screen
• Each place setting will have a wine glass, water, cheese, fruit and crackers/bread,

   a small clipboard with wine info and a clicker’ for answering Trivia
• Tasting ‘FUN’ event features:
o Wines poured one at a time – ‘blind’
o Expert opinion and discussion about each poured wine
o Wine sensory and preference discussion and evaluation
o Multiple choice trivia questions to answer with clickers
o Discussion of trivia results and identification of ‘winners’
o Prizes for winners!

OPTIONAL: After Tasting Socializing (6:30pm….)
(With wine remaining from tasting event)

Register & pay ($35 pp) via EventBrite:

For more information, contact Tastings.Club@gmail.com