United Nations: It’s relevance to Global Hot Spots.

Our program, on August 14 at 2 PM in the East Rec Center, will focus on the United Nations, whether and how it’s needed or effective, and how it is relevant to the us in Sonoma, the USA and the world.

The speaker will be Herb Behrstock, a resident of Alameda since he retired in 2003 from a 32 year career working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Herb had a leadership trajectory that included 16 years in UNDP HQ in New York, with growing responsibilities for development policy and coordination, and overseeing programs in Asia and Africa; as well as 16 years serving in 8 countries culminating as the UN’s Coordinator of Development Assistance and head of the UNDP. His assignments were in all regions: China, Kazakhstan, Haiti, 3 African countries, Bhutan, and Gaza.

Herb will introduce issues pertaining to the UN’s objectives and performance (strengths and shortcomings) since the UN Charter was signed in 1945 in SF. Turning to contemporary global challenges that affect the USA and us, he’ll address how/why the United Nations matters with respect to war/violence/insecurity, the COVID pandemic, the record-setting humanitarian crisis and migration, widespread inequality and human rights abuses. He’ll also touch on the Israel-UN relationship. We anticipate a participatory Q&A.


Maria Carillo Jazz Choir

Sunday, December 7, 4:00 PM, Berger Center Admission is free. Donations accepted. Theater seating. To register for a class or concert, go to OakmontLL.org. Four

Oakmont’s Own More Joy

Back again by popular demand, Oakmont’s beloved hometown group with songs from our past that will make you laugh and cry in the same concert. More Joy is a deep and delightful quartet of artists that weave amazing harmonies throughout a broad selection of folk, country, blues and beyond.

Vintage Grass

Back by popular demand, Vintage Grass is an acoustic trio from Sonoma, that plays an entertaining and eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and classic acoustic rock and folk covers from the 60’s and 70’s. Killer harmonies, world-class musicianship.

Briefcase Blues Brothers

Thursday, September 22 at 6 PM in the Berger Center The Briefcase Blues Brothers recreate the energy, excitement and atmosphere of a show by the

Super Guest Day / Invitational

Valley of the Moon Super Guest Day / Invitational is September 20th. Information is at the pro- shop or call Joan Seliga at 707.529.2184