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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

Boomers Club

nSteve Spanier


In just a few days, our June social celebrates Woodstock, the 1969 music festival that Rolling Stone magazine has called “one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.” Please note this is a members-only event. Here are the details at a glance: WHAT: Woodstock Revisited WHEN: June 19, 7–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and an appetizer serving 8–10 to share PRICE: Free (but members only!)


The next big Boomers’ event is our annual July 4th happening. We’ll have great BBQ food with all the fixings catered by our own Oakmont Market. The Captain Paisley Band will provide the tunes. There is no reserved seating for this event, so if you want to sit

with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. The cost of $25 for members and their guests (limit two guests per member) is the bargain of the summer, as it pays for both the band and the food. Punch and mixers will be provided; you just need to bring your own hootch. Registration is open, so now is the time to secure your spot. As always, you can sign up online (recommended) or using the coupon that appears below. Here are the details at a glance. WHAT: Fourth of July event WHEN: July 4, 5–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and a hearty appetite for great BBQ food PRICE: $25


On the evening of July 17, our Boomers Club will descend upon the St. Francis Winery to enjoy an installment of their “Stars Under the Stars” Outdoor Film Festival. Screening that evening will be the hilarious bank robbery send-off A Fish Called Wanda, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, John Cleese and Michael Palin. The combination of a beautiful outdoor venue, what is likely to be great summer evening weather, pre-show entertainment by guitarist Nate Lopez, super food and wine, fine friends and a fiercely funny film make this a date to circle on your calendars. And, did I mention it’s also free? One important note: St. Francis sells wine! This means you can’t bring your own alcoholic beverages to this event. Featured St. Francis wines will be sold by the glass and food from Sonoma’s Favorite Taco Truck, Lonchera Emely, will be available for purchase.


Cost is $25 per member and guests. Limit of two guests per member There is no reserved seating for this event. If you want to sit with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. Unreserved seating (full payment must accompany the reservation) Amount enclosed:_________________

So please, don’t BYOB. WHAT: A Fish Called Wanda at the St. Francis Film Festival WHEN: July 17, 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Francis Winery (across the street from the Pythian Oakmont entrance) BRING: Portable seating or blanket and outdoor summer evening clothing PRICE: Free!


Only the best will do for your Boomers’ Board and that’s what we were fortunate to find in our new Treasurer, Jim Castrone. Jim and his wife Linda (who is editor of the Sunday “Towns” section of the Press Democrat) moved from Colorado to Oakmont in 2007. Jim is currently Financial Controller for Dairymen’s Feed and Supply Co-Op in Petaluma and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver. In addition to his financial skills, Jim is an accomplished jazz musician, drummer and founder of the concert series Black and White Jazz. If you attended Oakmont’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Oakmont driving range last September, you heard Jim play with the Don Giovannis. We’re thrilled that Jim has joined us. Please welcome him warmly when you get a chance.


Want to meet other boomers, eat tasty food and drink fine wine? New Boomers’ Dinner for Eight groups are forming now! Interested parties should contact Mary Baum at 539-6782 ASAP. You must be a Boomers Club’s member to join.


And, as always, if you have questions about anything related to the Boomers Club, the website is your best source of information. Go to www. for all the latest.

Names:________________________________________________________________________________________ The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m. Friday, June 27. You may also register and pay online at www. If you have any questions about reservations, please Email: events@oakmont

nJane Carpenter

Fall Workshop Series On Conscious Aging

Oakmont Art Association GALLERIES

Be sure to take a look at the paintings in the Berger gallery and on the back walls of the auditorium before they change on July 12. Nancy Duncan is in charge of hanging the paintings in the Berger Center, the Card Room and the OVA Office. She is assisted by Mariel Green, Marlies and Mike Noble, Joanne and Jim Evilsizer, Maggie Richardson, Frances Fiedler and George Duncan. If you have questions about displaying your art work in Oakmont call Nancy at 538-1421 or E-mail her at From July 12 to September 13, in keeping with the season, paintings of flowers will be featured in the above locations. Summer is a great time to visit local galleries where some of our Oakmont artists have their art work on exhibit. Dorothy Pierce has paintings in the Art House in Glen Ellen across from the Glen Ellen market. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.–5

nMarti Hanna

p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. This gallery is operated by the InterFaith Shelter and commissions from sales go to the homeless. Call 933-9883 for more information. Elizabeth Wonnacott has a gallery and studio at 300 A Street in Santa Rosa. She is there the first Friday of the month and by appointment during the week or weekends. Call her at (303) 921-6257.


Zentangle classes will be continuing throughout the summer on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Call Betsy Smith at 321-2105, or E-mail her at for more information. Elizabeth Wonnacott’s oil painting classes will also continue during the summer on Fridays from 1:30– 4:30 p.m. These classes are for beginners and those who have more experience in oil painting. Call her at 595-1332 or E-mail her at Both of the above classes will be held in the Art Room in the Central Activities Center.

You’re in the last third of your life. You can live it with intention or passively allow it to happen to you. Join with others and create a new vision for aging! Interested? PROPOSED DATES: Mid-September to early November TIME: 6:30–8:30 p.m. one evening a week for eight weeks PLACE: Oakmont, TBA FACILITATOR: Marti Hanna, IONS-Certified Facilitator and Oakmont Resident COST: $40 for all eight sessions and $10 for a Participant Study Guide SESSION TOPICS: Introduction to Conscious Aging, Self-Compassion, Forgiveness, Life Review, Transformative Practices, Death Makes Life Possible, Surrender—Letting Go, Creating a New Vision of Aging Listen to inspirational ideas and inner guidance. Create community in intimate conversation circles. Harvest the collective wisdom of the group. To express an interest in participating in this group, please contact me at Enrollment is limited.

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