Club Articles

This page includes many of the articles and stories submitted to the Oakmont Newspaper by OVA’s Board recognized clubs, groups, and organizations.

Lifelong Learning OLL

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.

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Oakmont Boomers

Ghostly Night

Boomers Ghostly Night with the Neon Playboys – October 29 at Berger Center at 5:00 with music at 6:30

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SIR Branch 92

Our Featured Speaker Demonstrates Americans Do Care

“Children of Grace – Out of the Depth of Poverty” will be the topic presented by Jeff Eid. Jeff and his wife Mary have had their lives challenged and deeply enriched through dedicated service to underprivileged children and special needs adults who are unable to care for themselves.

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Oakmont Village Association

Join a Club Night

The OVA Join a Club Night event is for everyone, new and long-time residents. Join your neighbors at the Berger Center and meet over 50 of the clubs at a tabled event.

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Futures Club

Navigating the OVA Website

Colin, IT & Communications Coordinator for Oakmont Village Association, will show us how to get information on the OVA website and discuss where the website is going.

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Star Of The Valley

Star of the Valley Bingo

Tuesday, October 11 at 4 p.m. Msgr. Fahey Parish Center, 495 White Oak Drive Cost: $8.00 Dinner served after bingo. Miller hot dogs, chili, and

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Canine Club

Yappy Hour Dog Walks

What’s Happening at the Dog ParkLocated on Stone Bridge Rd (behind the Community Garden), Happy Tails Dog Park is open to all Oakmont residents from

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Lifelong Learning OLL

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.

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Sunday Symposium

An Insider’s View of the Construction World

Unless you are a construction professional, chances are you are completely naïve about how this industry works, and you don’t even know what you don’t know.  Remodeling or not, you will find Iris’s insider’s tips on how the construction industry works fascinating.

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Outside Oakmont

USPS First Day Of Issue PEANUTS Stamp Dedication Ceremony

Enjoy free Museum admission all day, and celebrate the first-day issue of the new US postage stamps commemorating Charles M. Schulz’s centennial year. Join Snoopy and the US Postal Service at Noon for the official Stamp Dedication Ceremony. A signing and photo ops will follow the ceremony. Stamp sales will be available from 11:00 am–1:00 pm.

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A Plane Ride Away

Star Power I’m talking about Polio! Until recently it was only a plane ride away, but it’s BACK! The first case of polio in the

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The Oakmont Owls

Many of us in Oakmont have enjoyed the haunting calls of owls in the evening or early morning. Two species live here: the Great Horned

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Join the Fellowship and Fun!

Valley of the Moon Fellowship (VOMF) is a bi-monthly gathering for fellowship, open discussions on items of interest, opportunities for community service, and spiritual reflection

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Lifelong Learning OLL

The Genius of John Huston

Experience the mastery of John Huston – adventurer, maverick, rascal and born storyteller who has written and directed some of the most acclaimed movies. The Maltese

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Monthly meeting update

The August 24 monthly MYN meeting featured Sam Wallis from the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management. His excellent and practical presentation centered on the

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Lifelong Learning OLL

Tales From the Foreign Service

Learn about the Foreign Service through first-hand stories and anecdotes about the challenges, work specialties, security and health risks and the impact on family members.

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No News Like Good News

•John Brodey No News Like Good News I often wonder how many people are still watching the nightly news. The formula has certainly changed given

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Water Aerobic Classes

We would love to have you join us at the West Pool for a terrific Water Aerobics class. Mary teaches Monday through Thursday at 9:00

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Investing In Art

The goal of InvestOAK is to advance members’ knowledge and understandingof investment options and strategies for retirement. Membership experienceranges widely. There is no actual monetary

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Boomers Present Trivia Night

Peace, Love, & Rock ‘n Roll!By Carolita Carr Our March EventWhat: Trivia NightWhere: Berger CenterWhen: September 15Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Games begin at

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New Creative Card Making Club

Learn new techniques and create cards for all occasions during this new club.The September 14th session will feature three cards: wedding/anniversary, birthday, and best wishes.

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Garden Club

Seven Sins of Landscape Design

Our resident horticulturist, Garth Hokanson, will be giving a presentation entitled “The Seven Cardinal Sins of Landscape Design”. Garth says, “All too often, homeowners make major mistakes that conflict with an attractive, pleasant and functional landscape.” He will group the primary causes of landscape flaws into seven main categories and will discuss [by category] what to avoid, as well as how to fix existing landscape flaws.

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Spirituality Collaborative

The Discussion Resumes

The Spirituality Collaborative is resuming its twice-monthly meetings on the second & fourth Tuesdays of each month, starting September. Join us for an open and

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Lifelong Learning OLL

Music and the Movies

Music and pictures are a match made in heaven! The right soundtrack can make a giant gorilla sympathetic or turn a starlit drive into a

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Long Range Planning Committee

Committee Volunteers Requested

The Long-Range Planning Committee is seeking a few forward-thinking residents to join its ranks. The LRPC is an OVA-board-appointed committee that looks at the trends

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Singles activities

October Bon AppetitWhen: October 6, 6 PMWhere: Salt n Stone, KenwoodReservations limited to 20, outdoor dining.We’ll be visiting another local favorite just down the road.

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Current Events

Current Events meets every Friday at the East Rec from 1:00-2:30. Help restore our pre-pandemic attendance numbers by coming to the sessions in person. Interpersonal

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Lets Dance Together

Early Evening Partner Dance Classes

Nightclub 2-Step (NC2S) will be taught for the September classes. It is very popular in Sonoma County and is danced to a large variety of slower ballad type music. Examples of songs that NC2S can be danced to are: I will Always Love you by Whitney Houston, Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion, All of Me by John Legend and Let It Be & Hey Jude by The Beatles.

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Greetings, Nicole

Nicole Martinovich challenges even the most fit during her Friday OHI classes! Come, be prepared to work-out. Fitness comes to those who do.

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The Gin Game

Have you ever viewed an Oakmont Playreaders meeting? Check out this week’s video for a reading from The Gin Game, and watch them live at their meetings coming up this September.

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Movies At Oakmont

Movie: CODA

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her
deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds
herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and
her fear of abandoning her parents.

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Just For Fun Games

Pan (Panguingue)

ABOUT THE JUST FOR FUN GAMES CLUB: The Just for Fun Games Club is a great place to make friends and play all sorts of

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Singles Club

September Bon Appetit

Osake is a Zagat rated Japanese restaurant. Chef Gary Chu is known for blending traditional prepared delights with fresh ingredients used in Asian fusion and sushi. This award winning restaurant has been open since 1998.

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