Oakmont E-Blast 9-29-2020

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Important Information

Do You Have Questions For PG&E?

Come to a Town Hall
October 2, 1-3 p.m. on Zoom

Representatives from PG&E talk about current issues” What is the best way to get information regarding the planned power shutdowns?  What drives an evacuation order?  Which substations serve Oakmont? What projects are PG&E’s long- and short-term llist for our area?
Click Here To Join via ZOOM
Passcode: 452408
Webinar ID: 837 1334 4432

You may also watch live at https://oakmontvillage.com/live

Town Hall on Oakmont Golf Courses

October 6, 1-3 p.m.
CourseCo representatives Mike Sharp and Tom Bugbee will present their plans for the club as well as answer questions and hear community comments.  Watch for the Zoom link in next week’s e-blast.

Make Changes to Your Oakmont Directory Information for 2021 by October 15

If you would like to provide new or different information for the 2021 Oakmont Directory,  get the form at https://oakmontvillage.com/article/2019-directory-fact-sheet/.

Please disregard the date on the form.  Once you’ve printed the form and filled it out, you can drop it off at the office on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays or at the maintenance office Mondays through Fridays.  It can be mailed to OVA at 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A , faxed to (707) 791-7646 or scanned and emailed as an attachment to Ofelia@oakmontvillage.com.  The form is due on or before October 15.

Would You Like to Contribute Something to the E-blast?

If you have a club or organization item to be considered for the eblast, such as an event or online activity, please submit at oakmontvillage.com/submit.   

Get to Know Map Your Neighborhood

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a powerful program of “neighbors helping neighbors” in the critical first hours of an emergency. 

Join Katy Carrel, Ann Benson, Matt Zwerling and Pat Barclay for a one-hour Zoom meeting to learn more about how this program saves lives and property before the first responders arrive. The program is actively endorsed and promoted by the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC).

Thursday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Monday, October 12 at 4 p.m.

Go to oakmontvillage.com/myn to register and get your Zoom invitation link.

Online Fun

See What’s Happening in Oakmont on Zoom

Here is a list of everything you ever wanted to participate in and more.
OHI Free Fitness is only Mondays and Wednesdays, no Fridays.
Click Here To See The List

An Evening of Fun with Magician Kevin Blake

November 12, 6 p.m. on Zoom

Craving some virtual fun during quarantine?  Join San Francisco magician Kevin Blake in an entirely digital, interactive and magical show.  FREE for Oakmonters.   Get ready for an incredible, jaw-dropping evening of magic and illusion from the comfort of your own home. 

Register in advance for this webinar:
Click Here To Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 Lifelong Learning Classes Start Next Week

Lifelong Learning is coming back soon with online course opportunities with enrollment per household. The season kicks off with these two events.

Understanding Aging: The Quest for Leveraging Scientific Research to Extend the Healthy Years of Life
Instructors: The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Dates: Mondays, October 5–November 9, 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $95 per household
Learn about the latest research on aging in this series designed and taught by six postdoctoral research scholars from the Buck Institute.

The Great Exchange: Origins and Odysseys of Our Favorite Foods 
Instructor: Dr. John Freedman
Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Oct. 29, 3–5 p.m.
Cost: $75 per household
Join Dr. Freedman for a colorful and fascinating look at the origins and odysseys of foods of the world from pineapple, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, potatoes (which changed the world) to sugar (a bittersweet story), coffee, chocolate and more. 

To register for a class or to get more information, go to oakmontll.org.


Oakmont’s Just for Fun Games Club invites you to play Virtual Bingo on Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m. 

REGISTER: Send an email to:
Just4FunGamesClub@earthlink.net  Include your name, email address and telephone number.  (If you don’t use email, you may call or text Jeri Phillips at (714) 883-3126 to register.)

BINGO CARDS:  After you register, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to access bingo cards to use when playing on October 3.

GAME DAY:  Before the end of the month, you will receive separate instructions on how to join the Virtual Bingo Game using Zoom or your telephone.

EVERYONE WELCOME:  There won’t be any cash prizes, but there isn’t an entry fee either!  Come join us, visit with your neighbors and play Bingo Just for Fun.


Election polls.  Everyone quotes them.  Everyone relies on them.  But how are they done?  How many people are in a sample?  What kind of questions do they ask?  And how do they know if they are representative and accurate?  Richard Hertz has been involved in election polling for decades.  He will not only critique the most current election polls, he will also pull back the curtain of mystery around election polling and show us what it is really all about.

Speaker presentations are being pre-recorded and posted on the website  http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org.   After viewing, join in for a live Q&A at 11 a.m. on the date of the speaker’s talk.  No password or specialized software is required to view.

Great Decisions

October 5, 10 a.m.
The Impact of COVID on Foreign Policy

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m.  The topic for October 5 is “The Impact of COVID on Foreign Policy.”  There are articles to read in advance.  If you are interested in participating in the Zoom discussion, please email futureoakmont@gmail.com to receive information for the meeting.

Free Online Ukulele Lessons

October 6, 10:30 a.m. on Zoom

The Oakmont Ukesters is starting the next series of free online lessons on the Zoom app on October 6, at 10:30 am. 

Ukester tutorials are designed for people who have never played ukulele before and wish to get started on a musical journey that can last a lifetime.  In six weekly one-hour lessons, participants will learn how to hold and tune a ukulele, basic strum patterns and chords, and many easy songs. 

No experience or musical knowledge necessary. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone; the Zoom app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store; a ukulele; and a burning desire to play it. We guarantee that at the end of the first lesson, you will be able to play at least one simple song.

The Oakmont Ukesters is a group of enthusiastic uke players ranging from brand-new tutorial graduates to experienced players. The primary objective is to relax and have fun.

Interested? For more information or to sign up, please 
leave a message for Florentia Scott at 707-591-1929 or email hikingscott@yahoo.com

Free Fitness Class with JoRene

For the September 30 class, you will need a wall nearby that you can slide up and down.  Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/96799422442.

Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County’s Virtual FAWNdraiser

Help raise funds for fawns at Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County’s virtual FAWNdraiser. Hosted online at www.fawnrescue.org, the four-day auction opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, and closes at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 4. Bid to win any of the incredible auction items, including one-of-a-kind accessories, custom apparel, fabulous excursions and experiences, unique food and wine tastings, vintage collectibles, handcrafted designs and much more. Preview the auction items at www.fawnrescue.org.

When You Bid, You Save Lives
It goes without saying that with every rescue comes expense. Operational costs add up; and as a nonprofit, Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County depends solely on generous donations to continue providing the public safety service it does. By bidding in the virtual FAWNdraiser, your “donation” will help pay for: medical supplies and veterinary bills; formula and bottles; construction of new pens at satellite facilities; pen supplies; safety equipment and cleaning supplies; reliable transportation for rescues.

Fawn Friends, your support has real meaning. You can give fawns a fighting chance at survival in the wild. Your support of Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County is a positive win for the local, cherished black-tailed deer population. Register for the online auction today at www.fawnrescue.org.