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Oakmont E-Blast 9-27-2019

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Important Info

Fire Safety Town Hall Meeting

Fire Safety Town Hall Meeting
Berger Building, 6633 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday October 1, 2019, 1:00 PM
Click Here For The Agenda

More Power, More Safety

As the purchase of back-up generators become more common within our Oakmont community, we want to reiterate the importance of using and staging your generator safely and correctly. Below is a link provided by PG&E that will direct you to documents regarding back-up generator safety. We highly encourage residents to read over these guidelines in an effort to ensure you are utilizing your generator in the safest manner.


Both the men’s & women’s locker rooms in the Central Activity Center (CAC) will be closed October 7 through October 10 due to the replacement of the sauna doors. This job will require 3 days. We appreciate your cooperation as we make improvements to our facilities!

Locker Room Theft

In light of recent theft reports at the East Rec locker room, we remind residents to be cautious and aware of your surroundings when leaving items unattended. When using the lockers, a high security padlock can greatly decrease the chances of someone opening your locker. Please report any unusual activity to the OVA office as your safety is extremely important to us.  OVA Office Phone: (707)539-1611


Update on CAC Pool

The renovations to our central pool are nearly complete. It has been re-plastered, and new mastic expansion joints have been installed. The final touch was made this week- the addition of water!  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we are aiming for an official re-opening of the central pool the week of October 21. 

Oakmont Telephone Directory Deadline

The deadline for first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2020 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 15, 2019. All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet”, available in the OVA office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Also available in your 2019 Directory page 39
Click Here For A Printable / Downloadable Version Of The “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet”

Inside Oakmont

Gosford Park
September 29, 2 PM and 7 PM
in the Berger Center

It’s 1932. A weekend hunting party at the country estate of Sir William McCordle turns into a murder mystery when the host is dead. This witty and absorbing whodunit follows the subsequent investigation from the perspectives of the guests and their servants. The success of this film, written by Julian Fellowes, inspired Fellowes to write a block-buster spin-off: Downton Abby. Splendid performances include those of Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Kristin Scott Thomas and Helen Mirren. (2001), R (language), 138 minutes.

Dot Spaet: Back Pains – A Little Workout Can Help
10:30 AM – September 29 – Berger Center

Back pain.  Sooner or later, just about everyone has a spat with it.  Dot has specialized in back pains for decades. If it is at all possible to mitigate your back pain, Dot will teach  you how. Her techniques have an amazing 91% success rate in helping folks to eliminate their back pains and to keep them from coming back.  Dot is known for solving back pain problems that other people cannot solve.

Music Lovers

Francis Lecce-Chong: SR Symphony Presentaiton
10:30 AM – October 1 – East Rec Center

Join us as we welcome a very special guest to our October 1. 2019 session.  Francis Lecce-Chong, the newly appointed Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, will be joining us to highlight some of the music being played during the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season accompanied with audio excerpts.  In addition there will be a question and answer portion. 

Maestro Lecce-Chong, among his many talents, is committed to community outreach.  He has abundant energy and enthusiasm so please join us for what should be a very entertaining program. 

Some Corrections To Our Latest Oakmont Newspaper Announcements

Author Karen Sinell is at Berger Center on Thursday evening Oct. 3 (not 5)

Carnitas and Margaritas Dinner Fundraiser is at Berger Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 5:00 to 7:00 PM (not Sat. Nov. 2nd) and the Cost is $20, including one (1) Margarita (not $30).

“Antisemitism: The Dynamics and History of the Longest Hatred”
Thursdays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, East Rec Center
5 weeks: 10/3/19 – 10/31/19
Class ID: 7716; Cost: $96
Instructor: Religious studies scholar Rev. Bruce Bramlett

“Cave Paintings and Portable Sculpture: The Art of Paleolithic Europe”
Wednesdays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
4 weeks: 10/16/19 – 11/6/19
Class ID: 7714; Cost: $81
Instructor: Social and cultural historian Anne-Louise Dierkes

“The Glories of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat”
Mondays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
3 weeks: 10/21/19 – 11/4/19
Class ID: 7712; Cost: $67
Instructor: Asian Historian, Dr. Perry Ritenour

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! –

October 8, 2019
Social time at 11:30 AM
with lunch service at 12 noon
Berger Center

State Senator Mike McGuire will be our featured speaker on October 8 at SIR Branch 92 lunch. With the size and scope of wild-land fires in California intensifying, and electric utility companies planning to increase the use of power shutoffs to mitigate fire risks when severe weather is predicted, communication and advanced warning is more important than ever. Hear what Senator Mike McGuire has to say about this.
Our lunch menu features meat ravioli (1), shrimp & cheese tortellini Alfredo (2), and cheese tortellini(3). The cost including tax and tip is $23.

As reservations are mandatory with a deadline of 10/2/2019 those interested should act now.
Name(s) _______________________________________________________
Number of attendees @ $23 pp ______ total $_______
Choice entrée # _____
Make check out to SIR Branch 92 and mail c/o John Barrett, 7166 Overlook Dr., Santa Rosa, 95409
Question? Contact Dave Alton, travelmanm2c@

47th Annual Oakmont Art Show

Friday and Saturday, Oct 11 and 12, 11 am to 5 pm
Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive

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.

Outside Oakmont

Quarry Hill Free For Seniors Next Tuesday

Sonoma Valley’s Quarryhill Botanical Garden is home to one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-source Asian plants in North America and Europe, many of which represent ancestors of horticultural favorites found throughout the western world. The 25-acre wild woodland garden has grown into a world-renowned botanical institution, providing other botanical gardens, arboreta, researchers, conservationists, students, and the visiting public with living examples of the beautiful and threatened temperate flora of East Asia. Quarryhill is not only a modern-day ark of rare and beautiful plants but also a place for peaceful recreation, where education and conservation are at the heart of its mission and  run as deep as the tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls that surround it. In it 32nd year, Quarryhill Botanical Garden is one of the most exotic and biologically diverse places in Sonoma Valley.