SIR#53: The Life of Charles Schultz

Benjamin L. Clark, curator of the Charles M. Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, will speak on the life of cartoonist Charles Schultz, the impact of his world-famous comic strip and a description of the museum and some of its programs at the May 16 luncheon of Sons in Retirement #53 at Oakmont’s Berger Center.

Upcoming activities for SIR #53 include Dining with Friends May 16 at 5:30 for dinner at the Depot Hotel Restaurant in Sonoma. Contact Dennis Comell at or 707 978-2094.

The summer luncheon will be held June 26 at the East Recreation Center with a social hour beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $30. Contact Roger Morcomb at or 707 537-7192.

A day tour is set for June 29 at 180 Studios in Santa Rosa, a 15,000-square-foot space with labs for electronics and robotics, a machine shop, fiber arts, woodworking and welding. There’s no charge. Car pools will leave Berger at 10 a.m. Contact Ed Kelleher at

A group will visit Open Cockpit Day for Vietnam War Aircraft Aug. 17 at the Pacific Air Museum in Santa Rosa. Aircraft on display include helicopters and fighter jets with speeds of more than 1,000mph. Admission is $7. Contact Kelleher. In addition Kelleher is attempting to revive the book group, which needs a fourth member to continue.

SIR Branch #53 is meeting on the third Thursday of each month in Oakmont’s Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon catered by A La Heart Catering. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Dave McCuan at 539-3028. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.