Oakmont E-Blast 8-31-2021

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Town Hall

Tuesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. 

Berger Center, Zoom or Live Streaming 

Electric Cars 

There will be a full panel discussion on the benefits of owning an electric vehicle. Panelists:  Marc Geller, President of Plug in America, and OVA members Steve Spanier, Burt Shraga, Dale Spengler, Peter Baccheti, Marilyn Pahr, Charlene Bunas, Gary Bunas and Chuck Geber.  

If you would like to speak during the open forum, please visit this page for the Zoom link: 

If you do not plan to speak during open forum, or cannot use Zoom, please watch with this link: https://oakmontvillage.com/live 

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, please send it to AskOVA@oakmontvillage.com 

Office Closure

The OVA Admin Office will be closed on Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day weekend.

West Rec Spa Reopens

Thanks to the hard work and persistence of OVA’s Maintenance Team, the West Rec spa has reopened and is ready for use. Come on down to the west side and take a dip.

Click here to learn more about the West Rec Center.

New Residents Reception 

Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. 

Berger Center 

If you’re among people who have moved to Oakmont over the past couple of years and are looking for information on how the community works, your opportunity is coming up. 

Come and meet OVA General Manager Kimberly Rowland and Board Vice President Heidi Klyn who will explain the Oakmont Village Association and how members can involve themselves and get questions answered.  Refreshments will be served. 

If you moved here since the last reception before the Covid lockdown, this one is for you.  

The OVA has mailed notices to newcomers since the last event.  This event is open to all Oakmonters. 

Thursday, September 9, at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive.

An informative discussion on how to discover Oakmont’s special lifestyle offerings. We’ll cover important architectural information and community resources.

Please join us! You’ll meet new neighbors and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Refreshments will be served.

Flu Shot Clinic

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

The incidence of Covid-19 infections locally is far from over, but it’s time to roll up sleeves for annual flu shots. Infectious disease experts recommend getting flu shots by the end of October. The shot is effective about two weeks after you get it and is available at local pharmacies and many health care providers. 

OVA is hosting two one-day clinics at the East Rec Center for shots administered by Safeway Pharmacies. You must have an appointment for the East Rec clinics. The links for reservations, the consent forms, and more, are below. You must wear a mask to enter the building.  

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 

Bocce Courts Closed

for Resurfacing

The bocce courts will be closed for the next couple of weeks or so. Watch for their reopening.  The September tournament has been cancelled. 

Oakmont Cares

Food Donations for our Neighbors in Need 

Barrels in Place Now

The biggest food bank in Northern California is Redwood Empire Food Bank, and it sponsors a Host-a-Food-Barrel program that SIR92 of Oakmont has volunteered to support.  Food will be collected from our Oakmont community via three food barrels placed at the CAC, East and West Rec centers for your convenient drop off.  Especially with the horrific wildfires leaving so many without homes, this is one way to help.

Most needed Items: tuna and canned meat; peanut butter; canned soups, stews and chili; rice and dried beans; cereal; canned fruits and vegetables; high protein granola bars; trail mix and nuts.

Guidelines: No glass, no perishable items, no open items, no homemade items,
no items past their “use before” date.

Fall Class Preview

Wednesday, September 1 at 3 p.m.

Zoom or In Person at Berger

Refreshments and Raffle to Follow

THE BEATLES: The Rock Group That Changed the World

Instructor: Richie Unterberger
Thursdays, September 16 to October 21
Available in person and on Zoom

Before the Storm: America from 1815 to 1850

Before the Storm: America from 1815 to 1850

Instructor: Mick Chantler
Mondays, October 4 to November 1 and Wednesday November 4
Available in person and on Zoom

The Genius of Billy Wilder – CANCELLED

Classes are $95 per person.

Four Ways to Register:
• At the Preview
• On-line at oakmontll.org
• Fill out a form in the OLL folder in the OVA office
• Pay at the door on the first day of class

For Zoom, go to oakmontll.org and click on the link.

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Berger Center

September 5 – The Father

September 12 – Queen Bees

September 19 – Richard Jewell

Dog Walk Yappy Hour

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

Thursday, September 2, is 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 determined by the Oakmont Golf Course Advisory Committee and CourseCo. 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. Please 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.



Friday, September 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.

CAC, Room B

Joe Pundyk

Learn about Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

The goal of InvestOAK is to advance members’ knowledge and understanding of investment options and strategies for retirement. Membership experience ranges all the way from investment novice through those who have had a professional career in the financial world. There is no actual monetary aspect to the club’s activities. Active member participation is encouraged.

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are interesting investment vehicles given the potentially inflationary environment that is likely to exist now and in the future. Investing in real property has the opportunity to increase in value with time if the correct vehicle choice is made.  REITs are available for residential housing such as apartment houses, school dormitories, senior citizen housing and low-income rehabilitation projects, as well as REITs for public storage, sport stadiums and commercial establishments, even resources like lumber.  Please join this an interesting session.

For the rest of the year, InvestOAK meetings will be held on the third Friday of the month. Members can expect an email notice in the days preceding the meeting. For further information, contact Len Grosso at leonard.grosso@yahoo.com.


Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Open Drop-in Session

Everything You Need to Know to be Prepared

Thursday, September 9, 9-11 a.m.

CAC, Room B

Stop by this open-forum-style discussion to talk about any emergency prep topics and to brainstorm with the MYN team.  We are in the middle of fire season, and we’re always in earthquake season. MYN can help support Oakmont residents in many ways.

Some of the topics for discussion:
• how to get MYN started with your neighbors, especially with neighbors who may not be interested in disaster prep;
• evacuation anxiety that accompanies power outages and shutdowns, red flag warnings and where and how to evacuate;
• how to help neighbors or friends plan for evacuating when they don’t drive;
• how to prepare for sheltering in place.

Questions?  Email MYNOakmont@gmail.com

Art Trails Open Studio

Art Trails Open Studio Exhibit & Demonstration

September 18/19 and 25/26

Times Vary by Artist

Juried professional artists “invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art.”  Click here to get details about every presenting artist:


Peter Krohn is the only Oakmonter participating in the 2021 event.  He uses a unique new art form that results when high-definition Scanographs using live objects are printed with transparent dyes on aluminum, and he will offer demonstrations at his house at 9409 Oak Trail Circle on all four days at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

Sha-Boom Events

Pizza Party
Ruby’s in Town – An 8-piece Band

September 24 with doors opening at 5 p.m.
Berger Center

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with ‘50s/’60s music playing from 6 to 9:30 p.m.  A variety of pizzas from Mountain Mike’s will be served, and the cost is $25 per person.  Knives, forks, plates, napkins, ice, cups, coffee, cookies and lemon water will be provided.

IMPORTANT: If you have friends with whom you wish to sit, all names must be in the same envelope with the payment.  You can put your payments in the Sha-Boom folder at the OVA office or mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive.  You should hurry to reserve as the last event had 40+ on the wait list.

Kenton Weaver Directly from Las Vegas

October 23, doors open at 5 p.m.

Berger Center

Kenton Weaver is known for impersonating Elvis, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Robert Goulet, Johnny Mathis and more.  Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show going on from 6 to 9 p.m.  Tickets are $25.  Bring your own food and drinks.  The club will have lemon water, coffee, cookies and some plates and forks available.  If you want to see this show, you must get your money in NOW.  Already getting booked up.

New Year’s Eve Bash

December 31

Doors Open at 4 p.m.

Berger Center

Catered by Zacks, assorted cheese and crackers will be served along with a prime rib buffet with salad, chicken and much more.  Music will be provided by the Poyntless Sisters.  All this for $98 per person.

Feel free to call Ray at 539-6666 or e-mail him at haversonr@comcast.net

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