Oakmont E-Blast 9/7/2018

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East Rec Progress Reports

We have created a section for East Rec updates on OakmontVillage.com. It may be found under the News option on our main menu, and you may also visit it by clicking here:

East Rec Progress Reports

9/4: Demolition Begun

9/7: Water shut-off (be aware if using tennis/pickleball courts or hiking on trail near East Rec, no water fountains available)

New Calendar

And An Event Request System!

Our events coordination team has produced a wonderful new calendar for the OVA website.
It will allow you to check for event, club & class times well into the future, and even comes with an event requesting button at the very top.

Please check it out and bookmark it at:

New Calendar

Scam Calls Reported

Everyone please be cautious. We have received reports at the office of people receiving phishing/scam phone calls from people falsely representing themselves as being from Apple. If you believe you’ve received such a phone call, please report it to:


Friday, September 14 – 1:00 p.m. – Room B

Several of us are exploring whether to form a new club tentatively titled “Exploring Our Future” that will focus on a wide range of technologies and trends that will impact those of us who live in Oakmont over the next five to 10 years. Examples might be autonomous vehicles, the smart home, trends in cell phones and internet, the mobile wallet, identifying and treating medical conditions, aging in place, robots, and the tradeoff of personalization and privacy. If enough people are interested, at the first meeting we will discuss what the charter of the group might be, how often meetings would be held, structure of meetings (open discussion, presentations, guest speakers, etc.), and volunteers to help in group activities. The next step would then be to submit a proposal to the OVA Board to actually form an approved group. If you’d like to be involved, please come or contact me at


Oakmont World War II Veterans!

Are you a Veteran of World War II? Do you know someone who is? The Oakmont News is planning a tribute to World War II Veterans who live here in Oakmont. If you served in the Second World War or know someone who did, we would like hear from you.
Please contact the OVA Office: colin@oakmontvillage.com
Please contact Grace Boyle by email: graceboyle@comcast.net or phone: 707-978-2291

Defensible Space

Your “defensible space” is the area that is a minimum of 100 feet from your home (as required under the State Public Resources Code 4291 or other local ordinances). This is the area where you’ve modified the landscape to allow your house to survive on its own-greatly improving the odds for firefighters who are defending your home. If your home is on a slope or subject to high winds, extending the distance beyond 100 feet is prudent.

If you have a fireplace or other cause to store chopped wood & other flammable materials near your home, please make an effort to move it away from your home.

Find Out More Ways To Make Your Home Fire Safe (Click Here)

Oakmont Events

Movies At Oakmont

September 9, 2pm & 7pm

Isle Of Dogs

In this animated film, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads an authoritarian mayor to
quarantine all dogs on Trash Island. When the mayor’s young ward journeys there to rescue
his dog Spots, he gets help from a pack of lovable misfit canines who have also been exiled on
the island. His quest then inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy.
The cast of voices includes Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton
and Yoko Ono. (2018), PG-13, 101 minutes.

September 16, 2pm & 7pm

Erin Brockovich

In concert with Oakmont’s Sunday Symposium’s appearance of Erin Brockovich, Movies At Oakmont screens this unconventional drama based on actual events. Julia Roberts earned an Oscar for her portrayal of Brockovich, a twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on PG&E, and wins! Hear the environmental activist speak at the symposium, and then attend the compelling film that made her a household-name. (2000), R (language), 121 minutes.

Oakmont Democratic Club

Will Trump Own Congress? Tonight, You Help Decide!

This evening, Congressional Candidate Josh Harder who is in a tight race to replace a Trump Republican in Modesto will speak at the Red to Blue Event hosted by the Oakmont Democratic Club. Join with Senator Mike McGuire and Oakmont Residents to win Congress and stop the Trump agenda. 6PM Registration 6:30PM Event, Berger Center. Donation requested at door, all are welcome.

Sunday Symposium

Peter Richardson: “Three Faces of the Counterculture”

Rolling Stone magazine and the Whole Earth Catalog, associated with the San Francisco counterculture, have reached the 50-year mark. The former is associated with the rock scene and its most famous icons. Built on the back-to-the-land movement, the latter is linked to the formation of online communities and Wired magazine that was described as the Rolling Stone of the tech world. This talk considers their similarities, differences and legacies, arguing that the San Francisco counterculture was a creature of the 1960s but also a powerful cultural influence for the entire second half of the twentieth century. The talk will include a bit about Jerry Garcia along with Jann Wenner and Stewart Brand.
Upcoming Programs
Sept. 16: Bill Sauber “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”
Sept. 23: Erin Brockovich again taking on PG&E

Classes Start Soon! Register Now!

Legends of History, Dr. Bruce Elliott
Mondays, Sep 17 – Oct 22

Wine as Art, David Sandri
Wednesdays Sep 19 – Oct 3

Memoirs and More, Ida Rae Egli
Tuesdays, Oct 2 – Nov 6

Music, Myth and Gustav Klimt, Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays, Oct 10 – Oct 31

Nutrition & Mental Health, Dr. Chiara Kae
Mondays, Oct 29 – Nov 5

Four Ways to Register:

Oakmont Lifelong Learning Website

Santa Rosa Junior College Website

Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372

Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office

Don’t Forget Our Awesome Concerts!

More Joy
Saturday, Sep. 22, 7pm
Berger Center
Kasey Knudsen
Thursday, Sep. 13, 7pm
Berger Center

Click Here To Purchase Tickets

Veteran and First Responder Badges


Monday November 12th, Noon to 1 PM, Berger Center

We are inviting all Oakmont residents, all veterans and first responders, and families of those, to our annual Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Event on Monday, Nov 12th, at Berger Center. Program will start at noon followed by lunch served by Oakmont Gardens.
This appreciation event will be held similar to previous annual events, with special appreciation and honor to those who have served in the past, and also those currently in service. In addition we will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1.
A consortium of organizations are sponsoring including Oakmont Village Association, Oakmont Gardens, Kiwanis, Century 21, McBride Realty and a number of Oakmont residents. We hope to see you there.
Bob Cortelyou, Chair Vets & First Responders Appreciation Event Committee

Sha-Boom Events Club is proud to Present!!!

The Decades Dance and Show Christmas Party

What: Decades Dance and Show Christmas Party
When: Sunday December 9, 2018
Where: The Berger Center
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm Music from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Cost: Members $22.00, Members Guest $25.00 and Non Members $30.00 Best deal $34.00 includes 1-Year Membership and the Party.

You watched them on the Green at the golf course last summer NOW you can see them up close and Personal.
Are you ready for a great night of music and dancing to ring in the Christmas season then you nwill not want to miss
The Decades music and show Christmas Party.

Food: You may bring your own Food, Snacks and Beverage of choice. The Sha-Boom Events Club will supply Lemon Water, Ice, Coffee and Cookies for all to enjoy.

Do Not Forget The Sha-Booms Club will put on the New Years Eve Party on December 31, 2018. Details to follow.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 707-539-6666 or E-Mail us at haversonr@comcast.net.
Please do not forget to put all names of your party and payments in one envelope to guarantee you will all be sitting together as we fill seats at a table as your payment is received. if someone pays later they may not be able to sit at your table. Make Checks Payable to Sha-Boom and you may put them in our folder at the ova office or mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive Santa Rosa Ca. 95409. or drop them in my mail box right side of my driveway brass mail slot.

Council On Aging

Oakmont Senior Social Club

Upper West Rec Center
Open House every
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Upcoming Events September 2018

Tuesday – September 11th – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Take Your Medicine Band
Take Your Medicine Band is a 4-6 piece band that plays Willie Nelson/Jonny Cash type country songs that get you singing, clapping and maybe even dancing
Thursday September 13th – 11:00am – 12:00pm – Westerns
Come hear movie buff Michael Hohne talk about movie westerns and the stars that
made them great.
Thursday – September 20th– 11:00am – 12pm- Mello Tones
Mello out with some smooth sounds of Oakmont’s own Mello Tones
Tuesday – September 25th– 11:30am – 12pm – Photography Display by Jon Frieseke
John is an armature photographer living here in Oakmont. He will have his works on display and talk about his pictures.

Do you have a talent or hobby you would like to share with us? We love to listen. Please contact Debbie at the email address below. These special events are open to everyone. Anyone interested in the program is welcome to drop by anytime. If you have any questions you can contact Debbie Baldaramos at debbieoakmontday@councilonaging.com or Laurel Anderson at 707-328-1919