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Oakmont E-Blast 9/13/2019

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Important Info

Upcoming Board Meetings

Regular Meeting
Tuesday September 17, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95409
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Executive Meeting
Tuesday September 17, 2019 – 11:00 AM
OVA Office 6637 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95409
Large Conference Room
Closed Meeting
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We have been asked for information on hand-cranked radios, but we suggest a better alternative, since hand-cranking is very hard work, and many Oakmonters do not have the capability.  There was a very good article in the September 1. Kenwood Press about the NOAA Weather Scan + Alert radio, which is quite inexpensive at about $30.00. It takes AA batteries and has an A/C adapter.  There are more expensive choices, of course, click here to read that article.

Inside Oakmont

Saturday, September 14
12 PM – 3 PM, RSVP at 539-1611

Community-wide free event for Oakmont Residents only.
Don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes, we’ll be having music by DJ Rob Cervantes!
*Due to high resident attendance, we are unable to accommodate guests at this event.

September 15, 2 and 7 pm
Berger Center

Recounting an early case of NAACP crusading attorney Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman)—who would later become the first African-American Supreme Court justice—this riveting drama depicts his defense of a black chauffer accused of sexual assault. Marshall recruits local lawyer Sam Friedman (Josh Gad) to assist him in what becomes a complex case with unexpected twists and turns. Critically well-received, the film gives us a well-acted glimpse of a great man in the making. (2017), PG-13, 118 minutes.

Sept. 15, 2019
10:30 AM, Sunday, Berger Center
Dr. Liz Lyster, It’s Never Too Late!
Climbing Kilimanjaro at 50

This adventurous doctor challenges ideas of what it means to get older! In her humorous and engaging presentation, Dr. Liz proves that it’s never too late to embark on a challenging adventure. Come join us as Dr. Liz takes us
through her preparation, hopes and fears of climbing Kilimanjaro, the snow-capped highest mountain in Africa.

September Classes Start Soon!
· On With the Show! The Rise of Broadway
· Sharks and Their Relatives
· Julia Morgan: California Architect
Five Ways to Register for a Class:
• Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372
• Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office
• In person on the first day of class

Musicians-Iris Harrell, singer and emcee/ Ann Benson-singer and acoustic guitarist/ Chris Finn-singer and bass player/ Topher Gayle-singer, mandolin and acoustic guitar. Contact for reserving seats. Limited seating and the concert coul sell out, as it has in the past.
Friday, October 4, 7 PM in the Berger Center
What the world needs now – MORE JOY! –

ALL Oakmont residents are invited to… PIANO MAN MEETS ROCKET MAN

Thursday, September 19 at the Berger Center
Cost is $20 per person for Oakmont residents.
Concert from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Featuring… JOEL THE BAND
The Premier Billy Joel Cover Band on the West Coast
JOEL is considered America’s Favorite Bill Joel Tribute Band. Fresh off the national tour of the Tony award-winning, smash-hit rock musical, “Movin’ Out,” Piano Man, Kyle Martin auditioned and beat out over 30,000 men for the lead role of “The Piano Man” and was chosen by Billy Joel himself and Tony award-winner Stuart Malina. JOEL is the most authentic and highest energy Billy Joel Tribute Band! As an added extra to this evening’s performance, Joel will also pay tribute to…

Other Info For Your Best Evening Ever!
SEATING: Concert style seating
BRING: Cash for food truck, plus your beverage of choice and snacks are fine.
OTHER: Palooza Food Truck will begin serving @ 5PM. Seating will be available for dining on the Berger plaza.
WHEN: September 19…Thursday
WHERE: Berger Center
TIME: 5:00 PM
DINE: Out on the Plaza with shade covers
MENU: Authentic Chicago Hot Dogs with homemade chips you put on the fixings. Or as Palooza says “Drag it to the Garden” Lobster Rolls Sodas and Water.

TO REGISTER: Drop off your completed reservation coupon (linked below) at the OVA office in the Boomers file. To PRINT the Reservation Coupon please SELECT the link below:
Please send any questions or

Saturday, September 21 in the Berger Center

Larry Vuckovich and Kai Lyons
Doug Miller and Charity Goodin-Sanen

This month we are presenting a fabulous jazz concernt by one of our favorite jazz musicians. We here at Oakmont feel quite privileged to present… LARRY VUCKOVICH who is just back from playing in the NiSville Jazz Festival in Serbia. He was also just awarded the LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD from his former country of Yugoslavia. You won’t want to miss this fabulous jazz quartet. Larry is excited to bring this swinging jazz trio to Oakmont. It features bassist Doug Miller, who at the early age of 20 had the distinction of playing with Count Basie. In addition, gifted young discovery Kai Lyons will play guitar. Larry Vuckovich is on the piano. Joining the trio will be Charity Goodin-Sanen who is making quite a name on the Bay Area jazz scene. We are going to experience a night of beautiful, historic, jazz music played in a historic format!
THE LARRY VUCKOVICH CONCERT sign-up form Berger Center, September 21, 7 PM, $25
Name(s) _____________________________________________________
Phone __________________________ # of tickets ________________
Address _____________________________________________________
Make checks payable to the Oakmont Jazz Club. Please leave ticket orders at the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A

Saturday, October 12, 9 – 11 AM
At the Oakmont Community Garden
1 mile west of Stone Bridge Road from Oakmont Drive

Biscuits, Butter, Jam, Mini Egg Bites, Cinnamon Bread, Ham & Cheese Bake, Bacon & Cheese Bake, Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, and Water.

Tour the garden, meet our gardeners (They’re nice people), check out available garden space and enjoy the views.

Fido cannot attend. Oakmont Residents Only.

Senior Social Club

Tuesday, September 17, 11:15 – 12:00
West Rec Center

A F I R S T! Come join us for a special event. Mark Taylor plays flamenco guitar!

Star of the Valley Parish Bingo

When: Wednesday Sept. 18 Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Star Of The Valley Parish Center 495 White Oak Dr.
Bingo Cards: $2.00 each $100.00 Black Out Bingo Prize 3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Green Salad, & Dessert $8.00
ALL are welcome. If you don’t play bingo, come for dinner at 5:15 pm. (Approx)

Outside Oakmont

Threshold Singers Gift Of Song

Third Wednesday of Every Month 7 PM to 8:15 PM. Kaiser Hospital, 401 Bicentennial Drive, Rooms H2-2 (Lower level across from Cafeteria)A song bath of harmonies designed for comfort and support.Come rest in the music. Let our a cappella melodies create a peaceful refuge for your heart’s joys and sorrows.

The Heartland Tour presents…

A special screening of “Oildale” will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the Rialto Cinemas website by clicking here or calling the box office at 707-525-4840.
*50% of all ticket sales will be donated to the North Bay chapter of Veterans Resource Centers of America (“VRC”). VRC is a community-based nonprofit that was founded in 1972 by a group of Vietnam veterans who couldn’t find the support they needed when they returned home. With 14 chapters throughout California, Arizona and Nevada, the agency works to address the individual needs of each veteran with a primary focus on housing assistance, clinical services and case management. Learn more by visiting

Wings Over Wine Country Air Show

September 28 – 29

The RCAF Snowbirds are returning for 2019!!! Also thrill to the A10 “Warthog” demonstration and Heritage Flight as well as aerobatic demonstrations, static exhibits, great food, craft beer and wine! Get Tickets Here:

Special OUTWatch Film Showing in Sonoma Friday October 11th 7 PM

The Sonoma Valley LGBT Seniors and OutWatch LGBTQI Film Festival are partnering to bring the film “Snapshots” to Vintage House in Sonoma.  The film, directed by Melanie Mayron and starring 3-time Oscar winner Piper Laurie, is the story of three generations of women coming together for a weekend at the family’s lakeside cabin.  It is a film about family and secrets, love and taboos, choices and legacy.  The ensemble delivers authentic, emotional performances supported by lovely scenery and a beautiful score. Tickets are $10 at the door.  Vintage House is located at 264 1st St. East in Sonoma.  For more information, call Nancy at (415) 608-5792.
Sonoma Valley LGBT Seniors is an all-volunteer group committed to creating community for older LGBT seniors.  The group provides popular monthly discussions every third Friday morning at 10 am at Vintage House as well as a variety of social activities including walks, lunches, holiday parties and an annual Pride celebration.
Get Tickets:

Friday the 13th

The character pictured above is from the popular horror series, “Friday the 13th”

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year,[1] for example in 2015, the 13th fell on a Friday in February, March, and November. In 2016, Friday the 13th occurred in May. In 2017, it occurred twice, in January and October. In 2018, it also occurred twice, in April and July.[2] There will be two Friday the 13ths every year until 2020. The years 2021 and 2022 will have just one occurrence each. A Friday the 13th occurs during any month that begins on a Sunday.

Tuesday the 13th in Hispanic and Greek culture
In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck.[14]
The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day.[15] Tuesday is considered dominated by the influence of Ares, the god of war (Mars in Roman mythology). The fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 1204, and the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans happened on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, events that strengthen the superstition about Tuesday. In addition, in Greek the name of the day is Triti (Τρίτη) meaning the third (day of the week), adding weight to the superstition, since bad luck is said to “come in threes”.[15]
Tuesday the 13th occurs in a month that begins on a Thursday.

Friday the 17th in Italy
In Italian popular culture, Friday the 17th (and not the 13th) is considered a day of bad luck.[16] The origin of this belief could be traced in the writing of number 17, in Roman numerals: XVII. By shuffling the digits of the number one can easily get the word VIXI (“I have lived”, implying death in the present), an omen of bad luck.[17] In fact, in Italy, 13 is generally considered a lucky number.[18] However, due to Americanization, young people consider Friday the 13th unlucky as well.[19]
Friday the 17th occurs on a month starting on Wednesday.
~ Wikipedia