Oakmont E-Blast 9-14-2021

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Masks Required in OVA Facilities

Until Sonoma County regulations change, masks are required inside of all OVA buildings for all events. 

Pool Hours for Minors

After Labor Day, the Central Pool hours for children under 18 are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children are allowed only at the Central Pool.

Flu Shot Clinic

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. 

Safeway Pharmacies is administering the clinic. You must have an appointment for the East Rec clinic. 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. Any boosters given on that day will require registration.

Click Here For The Consent Form 
Click Here For The Notice Of Privacy Practices 
Click Here For Flu Shot Vaccine Info 

Oakmont Clubs

September 28 at 6 p.m.

Berger Center

Oakmont has always been the place for exciting individual or club activities, whether it’s tennis and golf or stimulating lectures and computer classes.  Representatives from a multitude of clubs will be available to introduce you to what the community has to offer and help you join whatever strikes your fancy.

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Berger Center

September 19 – Richard Jewell

September 26 – Summerland

Valley of the Moon Golf Club

Live Music at Oak

October 8 from 5-9 p.m.


Odd Man Out is playing at Oak at Valley of the Moon Club.  Tickets are $30 and include two rounds of drinks.  Seating will be shared.


Paint and Sip at Valley of the Moon Club

October 15 from 5-7 p.m.

Valley of the Moon Club is hosting a fun paint-and-sip event.  Buy your tickets today. Availability is limited.  For more information and to purchase tickets:

Golden State Stimulus

The Golden State Stimulus II payments will begin distribution this month. In order to qualify, you must file a 2020 California tax return no later than October 15, 2021. You also must meet these criteria:
– Have California adjusted gross income between $1 to $75,000,
– Have wages of less than $75,000,
– Be a current California resident as well as a resident for more than half of 2020,
– Are not being claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

Some seniors don’t typically file taxes because they only receive Social Security and/or don’t have enough income to file. If you only receive Social Security but also get taxable interest on a checking or savings account, you may qualify.   If you meet the criteria, AARP Tax Aide can still help you file a tax return for 2020 at no cost.  Call 536-1518 to get an appointment at the Summer Tax Clinic held Mondays at Franklin Park Clubhouse (near the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery).  Note you must either show proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid 19 test and must wear a mask while in the building. All tax preparers have been vaccinated and will also be wearing masks.

What’s Going On In Oakmont? (Club Activities)

Lifelong Learning

The Beatles Class Starts this Week

Register Now for Zoom and In-Person

THE BEATLES: The Rock Group That Changed the World
Instructor: Rich Unterberger
Thursdays, September 16 to October 21
3 to 5 p.m., East Rec, $95

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 3
3 to 5 p.m., Berger Center, $95

Three Ways to Register for a Class:
• oakmontll.org
• Fill out a form in the OLL folder in the OVA office along with your check
• Pay at the door on the first day of class

Lifelong Learning will comply with all state and local COVID protocols and will require proof of vaccination for in-person classes.

Sunday Symposium

September 19

10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Is a Balanced Federal Budget Really Important?
Maya MacGuineas

Do you think talk about balancing the federal budget is boring?  Then you haven’t heard Maya MacGuineas talk about it. She is the President of the Bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in Washington, D.C. Her passion about the federal budget is infectious. As a respected expert on this subject, she testifies regularly in Congress.  Oakmont is honored to have her speak to us.

Join meeting at oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live

September 26

10:30 a.m. on Zoom
Sounds from a Jungle

Ernie Rose with George McKinney

Ninety-five-year-old Oakmont resident Ernie Rose ran a documentary film series in Oakmont for over a decade. Over a long career that spanned some 70 years, his 200+ films included documenting the Iranian Revolution for the State Department, involvement in the Kennedy assassination and a close working relationship with famed journalist Edward R. Murrow. Rose conceived “Sounds from a Jungle” at the request of Pat Brown, then California Governor, to document life in San Quentin.  Tune in to honor Ernie and share this unique documentary. To read Ernie’s amazing bio, go to:

Join meeting at oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live

Food Trucks in Oakmont

Come and Enjoy Two Food Trucks

Saturday, September 18

5-7:15 p.m.

Berger Plaza

Picazo Café from Sonoma and El Coronel Mexican Food Truck will be here to serve you. Tables and chairs will be provided to dine.

Soroptimist Spring Flowers

Brighten Your Yard with Spring Flowers

Soroptimist International Oakmont Wine Country

Soroptimist International Oakmont Wine Country will be selling Dutch Mill Bulbs again this year as the fall fundraiser. This is a great way to bring color to our community and fund our Live Your Dream scholarship. The goal is to raise $1,000. Thanks in part to Oakmont residents who have helped spread the word, SI has already been contacted by candidates.

The bulbs are economically priced and guaranteed by Dutch Mill Bulbs to grow and bloom. Sales start now and end November 20, so don’t delay.  You can send bulbs as gifts directly through the Dutch Mill site. It’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts. Be sure to order the bulbs directly at SI’s customer page below so that SI gets credit. The club earns 50% on every order.


Your support helping women and girls have access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment is appreciated.

Fall Technology Classes

Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC) has revamped the classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector has been installed; and fourteen old computer desks have been replaced with nine 5-foot tables, allowing for more social distancing between students. Each table has a power strip for charging.

A minimal schedule of classes will be offered this fall in September, October and November. Registration is online only, opening when the schedule and class descriptions are posted the morning of September 14 at www.oakmont-learning.org. Masks will be required in the classroom per OVA restrictions. Note that classes may be subject to cancellation in the event of a public safety power shutoff or changing facility restrictions due to Covid.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is Back on Zoom

Next Meeting Monday, September 20, at 10 a.m.

After a break for the summer, Great Decisions foreign policy discussions are resuming. Meetings are the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

The next meeting is September 20 with the topic “What’s Happened in US Foreign Policy During the Summer.”  Obviously one of the topics will be Afghanistan – what happened and how it will impact US Foreign Policy.

If you are interested in joining, email oakmontgd@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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 NY Pizza will be served, and the cost is $24 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.

Mark your calendars:

October 23: Kenton Weaver will be here direct from Las Vegas to impersonate Elvis, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Robert Goulet, Johnny Mathis and more.

December 31: Poyntlyss Sisters and three additional bands.  Catered by Chef Zack who has prepared wonderful menus for Sha-Boom in the past.

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

ODC – General Meeting

September 23 

6:30 p,m. Social and 7 p.m. meeting at the East Rec and By Zoom

All are welcome. 

We will analyze the outcome of the special election and look at what races will be important moving forward. Larry Martin, who coordinates the Indivisible Out of District Team, will lead the discussion.  Indivisible is a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state, and national level. Larry is a member of Indivisible Sonoma County, one of the eight Indivisible chapters in Sonoma County.  He has been involved in electoral politics since late 2016.  He will discuss his analyses of the upcoming elections in two broad categories:

Join Zoom Meeting


Please visit our webpage for updates and more information at:  oakmontdemclub.com

Art Trails

A photo of some beautiful flowers, by Peter Krohn.

Art Trails Open Studio Exhibits & Demonstrations

September 18-19 and September 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 this 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.