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Original Winners Prevail in Oakmont Recount nJackie Ryan and Marty Thompson

The order of finishing changed, but the four candidates elected to the Oakmont Board April 3 prevailed in a recount conducted Monday, April 17. Directors Ken Heyman, Frank Batchelor, Carolyn Bettencourt and Greg Goodwin were the winners again in the recount, finishing in that order to serve two-year board terms. “I’m very pleased with the outcome,” OVA President Ellen Leznik said after the results were announced by Jim Ernst, the independent election inspector. “I never had any doubts about the resolution of the recount. I always had Election Inspector Jim Ernst great faith in our own explains the recount process to observers. counters, and that they (Photo by Marty Thompson) had done a great job.”

May 1, 2017 • Volume 55, Number 9

Big Eggs Surprise, Delight nStaff Report

While the four winners remained the same, their vote totals and order of finish were different, putting incumbent Frank Batchelor in first place. He finished second in the first count. A total of 1,913 ballots were deemed eligible, up from 1,897 a week earlier. Ernst said unopened ballots were re-evaluated, increasing the total by 16 ballots. Batchelor gained 19 votes in the recount. Bettencourt, Heyman and Goodwin, who ran as a slate, were separated by one vote apiece. The slate campaigned in opposition to construction of pickleball courts at the Central Complex and vowed to re-examine the construction contract. Work on the courts began April 3, and was halted by Leznik following the April 4 vote count. The margin between the fourth and fifth place finishers widened considerably in the recount, from six votes to 18 votes. Batchelor had 974 votes, Bettencourt 963, Heyman 962, and Goodwin 961. See recount on page 7

Unexpected surprises popped up all through Oakmont as lucky finders discovered Easter eggs filled with treats and useful prizes. OVA Manager Cassie Turner said the hunt was aimed at spreading a little cheer and a lot of fun. The giant eggs turned up in a local bank, at swimming pools, the library and even inside a yoga mat—just to name a few of the 24 places targeted by a “mystery” bunny. Dr. Jerry Foster was the first to spot an egg at the CAC. He asked that the egg be filled again for a new finder, making it the “pay it forward egg.” Turner said she wanted the egg hunt to highlight how much Oakmont has to offer and put smiles on a lot of Oakmont faces. A message inside the egg asked finders to stop by the OVA office and have a picture taken with their eggs. Kathy Sowers found this egg suspended over a lap lane at the East pool.

Board Terminates Pickleball Contract

nAl Haggerty

Editor’s Note:​Because of new developments since the April 18 board meeting, the information in this story has been updated in the President’s Message on page 3.

The future of pickleball in Oakmont is uncertain following the termination of the contract to build four courts behind Berger Center by the newly-elected board of directors at the April 18 board meeting. Whether or not pickleball finds a permanent home in Oakmont appears to hinge on whether or not the use of tennis courts at the East or West Recreation Centers will be blocked by threats of suits over the noise, the opposition from the Tennis Club or opposition from city. The city had previously granted only conditional approval of the use of one tennis court at East Rec. for pickleball. After more than two dozen residents, most of them favoring the sport, spoke at the members forum, the board voted 5-2 to terminate the contract with Siri Construction to build the courts at a cost of $310,000 with a 10% contingency, which could have put the cost at more than $340,000. Directors Frank Batchelor, who received the most votes in the recent election, and Andie Altman opposed the motion, with Altman asking that her vote be recorded as “totally objecting.” Director Gloria Young said there is an overall decline in tennis participation, both in Oakmont and elsewhere and that a number of cities are converting tennis courts to pickleball. The conclusion, she said, is that the majority favor converting tennis courts to pickleball and preserving open space. She said real estate agents tell her that people are not moving to Oakmont for pickleball but for open space. Director Ken Heyman said he agreed with Young and feels the contract

termination is representative of the community. Director Carolyn Bettencourt said it is the wrong location for the courts and director Greg Goodwin added that the project “is not right.” Batchelor, citing concerns over the sound of pickleball at the East or West Rec. and that the city gave only conditional approval for pickleball at the east facility, said: “Build the damn thing. Get it over with.” Altman supported Batchelor, adding that the termination could make contractors hesitant about bidding on Oakmont contracts. She called the termination “a grave injustice to the community.” The meeting, which brought more than one outburst from the audience as board members and residents clashed, drew one of the largest gatherings in recent years with racks of extra chairs rolled out as the crowd passed 200. The meeting opened with generally conciliatory statements from the new president Ellen Leznik and newly-elected directors Heyman and Bettencourt. “We are all Oakmont,” Leznik said, “and I am hopeful that we will come together, heal together and move forward together.” One challenge facing the board, she said, is “the disparity of wealth in our membership.” “An increase in dues, while insignificant to some, may be a significant financial burden to others.” Goodwin said he appreciates the opportunity to serve on the board, adding: “My decisions and board votes will be independent, not part of any team agenda.” See pickleball on page 6 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

Bob Rollins and his son found an egg at Umpqua Bank. (OVA Photos)

Key Cards Now Required for East Rec.

nJim Brewer

Something has changed when you enter the East Rec. Center: The doors won’t open without an OVA key card. The card access, the same one already needed for the CAC, is part of a program to secure all Oakmont facilities. “Residents continually bring up the security issues here at Oakmont and with card access to the facilities everyone who enters that facility is identified by their access card,” said Oakmont’s facilities manager, Rick Aubert. “This eliminates someone who is not a resident just driving or walking by and going into the facility, and vandalizing or stealing items.” Propping the doors open triggers an alarm in the security office, Aubert said. Card key entry also helps keep track of how many residents are using individual facilities. The East Rec. installation, consisting of the reader at the entrance door and an additional reader at the new pool gate with the installations ADA compliant, cost $16,500. The project was recommended by the finance committee and approved by the OVA Board in 2016.


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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings nOVA Administration

nEllen Leznik

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings. MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board

DATE 2nd Tues. Monthly 1st and 3rd Tues. Monthly

COMMITTEES DATE Communications (CC) / 2nd Mon. Monthly Community Development (OCDC) / 2nd Thurs. Monthly Finance (FC) / (temporarily cancelled) The Thursday before the Regular Board meeting Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) 1st Tues. Monthly League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings 1st Mon. Monthly Quarterly Meetings 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) LOMAA Workshop 2nd Thurs. (June) Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board 1st Thurs. Monthly OEPC Community Meeting 3rd Thurs. (Jan., May, Sept.)

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A quorum of OVA Board of Directors may be present at these meetings. *It is sometimes necessary to change meeting locations and/or dates and times. Please check the Rec. Center bulletin boards for written notice of change or call the OVA office prior to scheduled meetings for confirmation.

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Thank you for making our recent election unprecedented in terms of member participation, with 1,913 votes cast, an increase of almost 32% over the previous election. Now that the recount is behind us, your Board is looking to address all the issues you told us were important to you. At our April 28 Town Hall meeting we discussed and sought input from all of you on the revitalization of our East Recreation Center (ERC). OVA members have consistently placed this among their highest priorities. We are bringing this important issue before the community so that the board can understand your concerns as part of the decision-making process, and so that we can take a comprehensive approach to the various sub-projects it entails. At our May 2 meeting the board will address repurposing of underutilized ERC tennis courts for pickleball with the potential to create six pickleball courts. If approved, such conversion will be included in Phase I of the ERC revitalization project. This repurposing of two out of four existing tennis courts will cost significantly less than the now-terminated Central Activity Center (CAC) Pickleball project, will not require months of construction, and will preserve the open space valued by many residents in our community. In order for this project to be successful we need the united efforts of the Oakmont Pickleball Club, Oakmont Tennis Club and nearby ERC residents. Such unity and working together will allow us to find a solution that will be acceptable to all. It will also allow us to complete the project quickly and keep the costs down. Also at our May 2 board meeting we will be considering formation of the Central Park Planning Committee, a new Ad-Hoc Committee which, if approved, will be charged with restoration of the area previously designated for construction of new Pickleball courts. A community gathering space is a high priority to our members as stated in the Voices of Oakmont survey conducted in 2015. We will seek input from the community on establishing a place at the CAC, the heart of our community, where families and friends can get together, one that will enhance the beauty of our central area, and will be a symbol of our coming together and healing. Moving forward we plan to make Town Halls a regular part of our decision-making process. We want to understand and address OVA members’ concerns as we take on the many projects before us in keeping Oakmont a vibrant, beautiful and well-maintained community.


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Letters to the Editor

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Star of the Valley Women’s Club nJoyce O’Connor, Publicity Chair

The Women’s Club of Star of the Valley Catholic Church will hold its annual luncheon-fashion show Wednesday, May 10. A benefit for parish projects, the event will be at the Msgr. Fahey Parish Center, 495 White Oak Drive, starting at 11:30 a.m. The center will be transformed into a garden setting in keeping with the garden party theme. Fashions from Barbara Friday’s latest collection will be modeled by club members. Also on the program will be a raffle of prizes including gift certificates, wine, beauty treatments, dinners and artwork. Luncheon catered by Oakmont Village Market will be potato leek soup with crackers, Caesar salad topped with choice of grilled chicken breast or salmon filet, glass of red or white wine, assorted artisan breads, lemon cream cake and coffee, tea and water. Cost is $30 per person. Non-parishioners are welcome. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 5. Make checks payable to SOV Women’s Club, marked with choice of chicken or salmon, and deposit in Women’s Club box in the Parish Center. Those wishing to be seated with friends must send names and checks clearly marked with entrée choice in one envelope. Tables up to nine may also be reserved. Reservation chair Kathy McKeon, 538-7711, may be contacted for more information.


SIR Branch #92 nPat Donnelly, Little Sir

next meeting—May 9

SIR 92 is a social club for retired gentlemen and is part of a statewide network of over 150 clubs. The group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at Berger Center, starting with a happy hour at 11:15 a.m., followed by a catered luncheon and a variety of interesting speakers. The club also includes outings, including parties with ladies and golf tournaments. Annual dues are $25 and monthly meetings are $20 for the social hour, lunch and speaker. The speaker for May 9 is Colton Briner, of Visiquate, a Santa Rosa-based big data solutions provider dedicated to eliminating the inefficiencies in American Healthcare systems through the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and process automation. To date they have helped health systems such Cleveland Clinic, Orlando Health and Stanford Children’s Hospital leverage vast flows of data to collectively recapture hundreds of millions of dollars in preventable loss.

Lawn Bowling nPhil Bowman


April Fool’s Day: No rain and it was played! Twenty bowlers participated. Again, Bob Dodd and his cohorts on the tournament committee used a different format. In the first game there were teams of four players playing an 8 end game, two bowls each. In the second game each four player teams turned into two-player teams, rolling 3 bowls. In the third the two player teams were rematched, again playing 3 bowls. It wasn’t easy to put this sort of game together, nor easy to figure out who won. It took a lot of work on the chalk board. The team of Gary Scott, Bob Dodd, Carole Berenyi and James Chang won. Next tournaments: Men’s Pairs—April 25; Women’s Pairs—April 25 (yes, both on the same day); Open Pairs—May 17; Memorial Day—May 29.

Stanford Club of Oakmont nKay Nelson, Class of 1957


On June 22 we will be sitting on the deck of the Saddle Club overlooking the polo fields for a delightful late afternoon gathering. This event, originally planned for May, will be a lovely summer party. This will be an opportunity for all of us old and those who are new Stanford Club members to chat, eat and drink in a very beautiful and friendly location. A reminder to current members to invite those Stanford alums who have not been part of our club to join us on June 22. More information and invitations to come soon. New members are welcome to join at any time of the year. Please call me at 538-8777 for membership information or any other questions. Single members—$10 per year, couples are $15 per year. See you soon!

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This is the first of these popular events this year. (The Bocce folks came last year and will party with us again.) If you are new to the club or have never attended one of them, they are relaxed fun events— such as trying to roll a bowl into the mouth of our Jack-in-the-Box to win a bottle of wine. The games are designed to give an introduction to the game of bowls. Those who wish are offered the opportunity to take part in a short game. (Sometimes our guests end up joining OLBC.) Bowling begins at 5 p.m. Around 6 p.m. we finish up the games, but not the fun—then we move to the patio behind the CAC for a potluck dinner. Our members bring a dish to share with 8 people and the club supplies soft drinks, otherwise BYOB. Members are encouraged to bring a guest they think may have an interest in lawn bowling. Short games: A short game may be requested on Tuesdays and Thursdays before the daily draw.


If you haven’t gotten your copy of the 2017 edition, they are available for pickup in the bowls room.


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Heyman, after thanking the previous board members for their service, said he is “looking forward to working together with the other board members to the betterment of all Oakmont residents.” Bettencourt said that while “it may sometimes be a challenge to find a middle ground where we can come together in our desires, it is my hope and wish to help make that happen.” Batchelor said that while his slate lost the election, the winners did not receive a mandate. He said the board should “try to work together.”


The mood suddenly turned sour when resident Vince Taylor asked if it were true that Association Manager Cassie Turner had been asked not to communicate with OVA attorneys and to direct all employee questions to board members. Leznik said most of those reports were not true. She added that “Cassie’s job is not threatened” and then asked, “Cassie, are you being driven out of your job?” “Not yet,” Turner responded. Asked later by the Oakmont News if she had anything to add to that statement, she replied, “Nope”. Malcolm Manwell, who has been Oakmont’s attorney for 40 years, lauded the OVA as an “extraordinary” homeowners association which has avoided litigation despite the fact that homeowners associations are one of the “most litigious” entities in a very litigious state. The air of conciliation ended abruptly when former director John Felton challenged as Felton

“improper and illegal” Leznik’s decision to put the pickleball project on hold immediately after the seating of the new board on April 4. (Leznik later defended the decision as her “fiduciary duty” to halt the project to avoid additional costs and harm to the site.) Several speakers contended that the close vote did not give the new board a mandate. Wally Schilpp, a former board member, said a three-year, in-depth study had determined Schilpp that pickleball would not be approved at the East or West recreation centers unless the courts are enclosed. He said it took “unmitigated gall” to challenge the project. Pat Clothier, who said she is unable to play pickleball, challenged the termination of a Clothier “signed, valid” contract and contended that the costs of termination would have to consider the salaries of crews standing by while the controversy is resolved, the profits the contractor might have realized from other jobs and other possible costs. In a lengthy discussion of unknown costs of termination, Martin L. Hirsch, an OVA attorney, said the pickleball contract provided Oakmont “good protection” and excluded the recovery of lost profits. Leznik said OVA was awaiting an invoice from the contractor for the costs of termination. Andy Frauenhofer may have summed up the feeling in the room when he said, “I don’t like the

VOTE NO ON MEASURE C “Measure C does not provide targeted help to those who need it most. We should focus on how to provide more affordable senior housing in our community – Measure C does not mention help for seniors or provide a single new housing unit for seniors, and is not the solution to our rental housing crisis.”

feeling here today. We have to give and take.” The feeling, he added, has to come from here as he put his hand over his heart. Another resident called for “unconditional love.” Leznik announced the board will be holding twicemonthly meetings starting in May. A former workshop or study session will be converted to a regular meeting so that action can be taken, she said. The meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Berger Center. (Watch a video of the meeting at www.oakmontvillage. com/videos)


nSue Rowlands

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Join us at the Activities Center in the card room on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month. Arrive by 6:15 .m. We draw for partners just before 6:30 p.m. and play starts promptly after that. We change partners after each game of four hands. Need to brush up? Come at 6 p.m. for practice play. Singles and couples are welcome. There are no membership dues. Cost for the evening is $1 and money is awarded to the top scores for the evening.

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We also meet every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center card room. This is a wonderful way to learn pinochle or brush up on your game, as well as for experienced players. Arrive shortly before 9 a.m. We draw for partners, so singles or couples are welcome. Cost is 25¢ per game, paid to the winners. For information or questions call Chuck or me at 537-7498.

Remember these facts when you vote: Measure C costs too much, fails to alleviate homelessness or provide affordable housing, won’t lower rents, and is bad for Santa Rosa!

Vote No on Measure C!

- Carolina Spence, Santa Rosa Resident and Senior Advocate

One thing we all agree on is the fact that the lack of affordable rental housing in Santa Rosa is a serious problem, but Measure C is not the solution. • 80% of Santa Rosa’s housing isn’t covered by Measure C, and as a result, rents will soar • The State Legislative Analyst’s Office notes that a policy like Measure C “does very little to address the underlying cause of California’s high housing cost: a shortage of housing” • Any available housing covered by Measure C would likely go to residents with higher credit scores and income levels as landlords become more selective of their tenants • Measure C will cost an estimated $1.4 million annually to enforce, largely by hiring new employees and creating a whole new bureaucracy at City Hall • Measure C does not prioritize units covered by the measure for seniors, families and other residents who actually need affordable housing

“Measure C is a financial pitfall for the City of Santa Rosa that will cost taxpayers millions without constructing a single new unit of affordable housing. The city’s $1.4 million estimate to implement and enforce Measure C only covers the city’s projected expenses to hire new city employees and create a whole new bureaucracy at City Hall, but the estimate is likely far below forecasted projections once public safety and judicial costs are taken into consideration. Measure C costs too much, and won’t do anything to address our lack of affordable housing. ” - Dan Drummond, Executive Director, Sonoma County Taxpayers’ Association

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The recount resulted when 31 people filed requests by an April 10 deadline, said OVA Manager Cassie Turner. More requests came in after the deadline, but were not counted, she said. Eleven previously unopened ballots were not matched with addresses, were then matched Nancy Caldwell organized volunteers and deemed to have been omitted from the first tally by clerical who handled the recount. (Photo by error, and so were included in the Julie Kiil) recount, Ernst said. The 16 ballots also included three whose inner envelopes were found to have been omitted from the first count, he said. Two other votes came from ballots from owners with

more than one property, but who used the same return address on both, and Ernst counted only one of each. The recount was done by 16 non-Oakmont residents, working as volunteers. Nancy Caldwell, who supervised the volunteers, said names came from the county clerk’s list of poll workers. The group came from elsewhere in the county, including one from Windsor. Volunteer Oakmont residents handled the original vote count. It was not immediately clear who would bear the cost of the recount and what that cost would be. The results certified by independent elections inspector James Ernst are: •Al Medeiros 943 •Frank Batchelor 974 •Carolyn Bettencourt 963 •Stephanie Curry 937 •Bill Lucker 858 •Ken Heyman 962 •Wayne Van Bockern 700 •Greg Goodwin 961 •Write-ins 8 James Ernst explains recount process to volunteers who were recruited from outside Oakmont. (Photo by Marty Thompson)

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Golf News OGC


nRick Warfel


The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) Golf Club of Scotland have proposed a number of changes to the Rules of Golf and golfers have six months to provide input at usga. org/rules. The following are highlights: • Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or when searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so. • Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt. • Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area. • Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty. • Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong. • Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke. • Simplified way of taking relief: Relaxed procedures for dropping a ball, allowing the ball to be dropped from just above the ground. In our next issue, we will talk to our local rules and course rating expert, and OGC Board member, Russ Adamson, about the proposed new rules and the recent rating of the Oakmont golf course by the NCGA.

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First flight (team HCP total 50–71): first, Mike Hull, Gary Smith, Danny Crobbe, Andy Frauenhofer, 132; second, Tom Parker, John Cook, Lou Lari, Blind Draw, 124; third, Jim Scinto, Bob Branstetter, Frank Giannini, Blind Draw, 123. Second flight (team HCP total 79–-132): first, Bob Thompson, Gary Novac, Alan McLintock, Phil Sapp, 142; second, Eric Lutz, Chuck Wood, Bill Faherty, Lew Gross, 128; third, Dave Goulson, Bill Smith, Ray Pierce, Blind Draw, 124. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—(no record); #13—Rusty Sims, 7’1”; #16—Bob Thompson, 8’8”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—(no record); #13—Gary Novak, 9’6”; #16—John Williston, 15’3”; #5—Steve Spanier, 19’1”.


First, Neil Huber and Keith Wise, 30; second, Tony D’Agosta and Gary Wise, 26. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Neil Huber, 14’4” and John Derby, 14’9”; #16—Gary Stone, 10’3”.


First flight (14.8–20.3): first, Jim Scinto, Bob Baciocco, Frank Giannini, Ed Pierson, 146; second, Mike Hull, Danny Crobbe, Gary Smith, Andy Frauenhofer, 156. Second flight (22.3–34): first, Bob Flores, Dennis DeSousa, Chuck Mendenall, Frank James, 143; second, Paul Phillips, John Williston, Rick Warfel, Wally Juchert, 147 Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Danny Morgan, 8’8”; #13—John Weston, 3’11”; #16—Bill Salmina, 4’10”. Closest-to the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Mike Doyle, 8’7”; #13—Mike Isola, 10’10”; #16—Bill Wellman, 17’4”.


First, Tony D’Agosta and Gary Stone, 91; second, Art Hastings and Jack Haggerty, 95. Closest-to-the-pin: #8—Gary Stone, 42’5”. “What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.”— Arnold Palmer “The golfer has more enemies than any other athlete. He has 14 clubs in his bag, all of them different; 18 holes to play; and all around him are sand, trees, grass and water and wind.”—Dan Jenkins


9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot

Due to weather conditions there are no Sweep results to publish. Hopefully we will be back to sunny days by the time these following events are taking place: May 9: WRENS Play Day at Buckingham. June 12: Men/Women Mixer, East Front, shotgun 9 a.m., luncheon 11:30 a.m.

18 nDebbie Warfel

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY/OWGS

No sweeps play on April 11. April 4 Sweeps results: playing only with four clubs, 28 players, no post, no low gross winner. First flight: first, Kris Peters; second, Leslie Clark and Nancy Shaw; fourth, Becky Hulick; fifth, Kathy Mokricky. Second flight: first, Dee Johnson; second, Michele Yturralde; third, Yoshi Smith; fourth, Linda Barr and Betty Van Voorhis. Third flight: first, Debbie Warfel; second, Carol Locke; third, Susan Hazlewood; fourth, Vanita Collins; fifth, Ellie Baciocco.


No sweeps play on April 6 or 13. The following is a profile of this week’s featured woman player, Marilynn Smith. Now 88 years old she was born in Kansas in 1929. She described herself as “just an ordinary girl from the Kansas prairie who has lived an extra-ordinary life”. She took great pleasure in traveling and stated that she’d been to all 50 states and 37 countries and along the way met the most wonderful people. Her nickname was “Miss Personality” and is often considered one of the most-liked golfers in LPGA tour history. She said, “I’ll tell you, you have to have a sense of humor in golf, it’s such a humbling game.” Along with 12 other women, she was one of the LPGA’s founders in 1950. She was referred to as the “LPGA’s Goodwill Ambassador”. She worked hard at promoting public relations for women’s golf and would attend major league baseball games and hit golf balls out to centerfield to help pitch the game she loved. Of all the LPGA founders, Smith’s career lasted the longest—at least in terms of remaining competitive on the tour. She scored the first double-eagle in LPGA tour history in 1971; she won for the last time in ‘72; and played in a LPGA event for the last time in ‘85. She won 21 events on tour from 1954–72, including two majors. She was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. Marilynn also has the distinction of being the first female broadcaster to work a men’s golf telecast in the U.S. In 1973, she sat in the booth next to Frank Gifford at the Oakmont Country Club (in Pennsylvania) when Johnny Miller famously shot 63 in the final round of the U.S. Open to win. In 2016, along with two other surviving LPGA founders, Marlene Bauer Hagge and Shirley Spork, Marilynn attended the LPGA Founders Cup event. She also created a scholarship that is awarded to two female high school golfing seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Additionally, she helped form the LPGA Teaching Division and establish the LPGA National Golf School. She estimates that she has taught some 250,000 golfers. Marilynn said, “What I take away from my playing on the tour are the friendships you make—that’s the whole thing in life and giving back.”

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9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nStan Augustine

Mother Nature is still playing with our game. Sunny two days, rainy four days. Cart paths only, and soggy fairways have all contributed to limited play by our 54 members. But for those who push on, we have had some good rounds and many laughs along the way. On March 20, John Derby and Jim Spangler won the Two-Man Low Net (23), followed by the team of Neil Huber and Keith Wise (25), and third place tie of 26 of Tony D’Agosta/Gary Stone and Dan Sienes/Art Booth. Neil Huber was closest-to-pin at 5’5”. On March 27, 23 players participated: Phil Sapp’s net 29.5 won, with Charlie Perotti (30.5) and Tony D’Agosta (32) as second and third. Stan Augustine was closest-to-pin at 5’2”. On April 3, a 2-Man Best Ball attracted 26 players: Gordon Hopper/Jim Norem team was low with net 21, followed by Tony Apolloni/John Derby (26), and three-way tie for third at 28 with Neil Huber/Keith Wise; Tom Massip/Wayne Mickaelian; and, Tony D’Agosta/Tom Finnerty. Dan Levin was closest-topin at 5’11”. April 10 attracted 24 players and Charlie Perotti took honors with net 29, Keith Wise’s 29.5 followed with a four-way tie at 30.5 for third: Tony Apolloni, Mike Baer, John Derby, and Phil Sapp. Tom Massip was closest-to-pin at 24’5”. Men’s Niners are looking forward to the Ladies and Men’s Mixer on June 12. Sign-ups soon to come!

Cal Alumni Club nJulie Kiil

Saddle Club Dinner—MAY 18 Mexican Style Menu

The next Saddle Club Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 18, with cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The menu will be a Beef/ Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish rice and refried beans, green salad, chips and salsa with mocha chocolate mousse for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for nonmembers and includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Please join us on the Saddle Club’s beautiful deck overlooking the Mayacamas mountains sipping cocktails then inside for a delicious meal with the same spectacular view of the Trione Polo field and the Valley of the Moon. Reservations must be made in advance, and are due by Monday, May 15. To make reservations please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.

Oakmont Rainbow Women nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

“Let the games begin!” ORW’s April game night featured Backgammon, Rummikub, and Catch Phrase and combined the fun of new games with chatting with friends. The next evening, March 14, ORW members celebrated the life of Bonnie Crosse who passed away in March. Champion party organizer Karen was aided by the rest of their book club in hosting a potluck with plentiful good food including the persimmon cookies that were Bonnie’s specialty. A slideshow of Bonnie’s long and full life was set to songs by Cris and Holly—a tribute in images across the span of her life, including her years at Oakmont. Friends shared stories and read poetry. Catherine read some of Bonnie’s long ago writings that reflected the vibrant woman that Bonnie was. We left full of the spirit and zest for life she had, carrying many fond memories and a copy of the persimmon bars recipe. She was an original and will not be soon forgotten. As spring blossoms, we rekindle our fundraising season—even with the dramatic successes last year, we are challenging ourselves to raise more money this year! Through 10,000 Degrees, we support scholarships for local students. The fundraising concert on June 10 at the Berger Center will be amazing. For decades Holly Near’s music and activism have offered inspiration and political insights to people committed to social change and human rights around the world. Now she returns to the Berger with her own group and a message ever more salient—playing with classically-trained piano and jazz musician Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli, a lyrical bass player. This special show is expected to light up the entire hall. Combine this energizing performance with a silent auction and other opportunities to support 10,000 Degrees and June 10 will indeed be a magical evening. The Fundraising Circle is now in high gear preparing for all these fundraising activities. And they could really use help over the next weeks and on the concert night. Pitch in a little or a lot by contacting Carroll and she’ll get you involved (carroll.johnson@ Watch for the announcement of a Dine and Donate night at the very popular Boudin’s Bakery Café. And be sure to bring your friends to the concert (with checkbooks). This is an all-out, oncea-year push to support higher education for girls in Sonoma County. The May meeting will be a nostalgic movie night screening the first feature length fiction film made by and about lesbians. Can you guess it? (Wear your cowboy shirt.) We’ll see you May 11 in the East Rec. at 7 p.m.—and yes there will be popcorn. In June our annual picnic replaces the regular meeting. Bring yourself, friends and a potluck dish to the all-Oakmont Pride Picnic on the afternoon of Saturday, June 17—we will celebrate and affirm the value of diversity with our friends and neighbors at the West Rec. picnic area.

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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJohn Brodey

Climate Change and Disease?

To be honest, that’s not a connection that has occurred to me directly. It might seem logical for us to agree that polluted air can’t be good for the human body but the subtleties of this link are not extensively publicized. Rotary International (our parent organization) is holding its’ annual worldwide convention this year in Atlanta. We are impressed by the quality of speakers at our meetings but this show blows the lid off. Bill Gates will be there to rededicate his foundation’s mission to help eradicate Polio in partnership with R.I. Another speaker is Jonathan Patz, not a household word, but a Nobel-winning scientist who heads the Global Health Institute. He fully acknowledges the political divide in this country and despite the anti-science tone of this Congress, he points out that health is about as non-partisan an issue as one can find. Environmental public health is the process by which to isolate the problems and solutions. He contends that we must look at the shift from fossil fuel to clean energy in terms of how it affects everyone. He observes that more jobs will be created, more money saved and people will become healthier by clean energy. At this point 60,000–80,000 Americans die every year from particulate air pollution. The cost of going green is more than offset by the health benefit in terms of productivity, mortality and health care costs. As for the global perspective, any place that has climate-sensitive diseases is vulnerable. Seven million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. But poor sanitation, malnutrition and unsafe water, especially in places like India and subSahara Africa, lead to a cycle of disease. From Malaria to the Zika virus, which exploded as El Nino brought very high temperatures to Brazil, the change in climate has impacted the most vulnerable populations—the elderly, and children. And remember, these diseases now have a potential global reach. Dr. Patz goes adds that “Climate change is not just about temperature. It’s about extremes of the water cycle-more floods and droughts. My group has done studies on the implications of rainfall events. When it rains, it will rain harder. We did a study in Chicago and found that heavy downpours due to climate change would double the number of combined sewage overflows into Lake Michigan.” In other countries, heavy rain and resulting sanitation problems will impede the efforts to control infectious diseases. Another problem we are starting to see from environmental changes is the fallout from populations forced to migrate from devastated regions. It’s a sobering vision of the future but one we will have to face. The dedication of those working on such critical issues is something Rotary is proud to support. Only a few thousand can go to Atlanta to hear more, but we invite you to keep up with those working on the front lines by joining us for breakfast at the Quail Inn on Friday mornings at 7 a.m.


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nPeggy Dombeck

Oakmont Garden Club


“Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense.”—Phyllis McGinley


This year’s field trip will take us to three new and unique sites. Our first stop will be at CalFlora Nursery on Fulton Road in Santa Rosa, which specializes in native plants ( Next is Pond and Garden Nursery in Cotati. Pond and Garden has water features, pond fish, water plants, and many other garden plants. http://www. At about noon we’ll arrive at the garden of Sara Malone, specializing in colorful conifers. You may remember her talk at the May of 2016 meeting. We will have lunch in the garden catered by Chloe’s French Bistro and we’ll have plenty of time to explore the magnificent garden until it’s time to return to Oakmont. The website is The cost of this trip will be $40 per person. This includes all transportation by comfortable motor coach, lunch, an afternoon snack, bottled water, and all taxes and gratuities. The lunch menu will also be emailed to those whose email address we have and the lunch choice can be emailed back to Janet. Menu choices have to be sent in by May 12. Here is Chloe’s menu link: http://

WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, May 16, in front of Berger Center TIME: Leave at 9 a.m., return by 5:15 p.m.


• Monitor and control snails, slugs and aphids. Use insecticidal soap or spray with water from the garden hose as necessary. Wash off spittlebugs. • Prune all of your Spring-flowering trees and shrubs—this will force growth and ensure a good bloom next Spring. Early flowering deciduous shrubs such as forsythia, weigela, and spirea should be pruned back when they have finished blooming. Cut back a third of the oldest canes to ground level, and cut back 1/3 of the remaining branches by 1/3 of their height. • Deadhead your azaleas and rhododendrons once they’ve finished blooming. An estimated 70% of a rhododendron’s energy goes into the formation of seed. Use a whisk broom to lightly dislodge the dead blooms of azaleas. Use your two fingers to bend off the spent flowers of the rhododendrons just above the two new leaflets. • Deadhead perennials. Groom and stake them as needed. • Summer crops including corn, squash, and tomatoes need rich soil to thrive. Before you plant these edibles, till a 4–6” layer of compost into beds. Sow seeds of beans, beets, carrots, corn (early varieties), lettuce, pumpkins, Swiss chard. Wait until end of month to sow summer and winter squash, cucumbers and melons or start indoors. • Transplant starts of eggplants, peppers and tomatoes.

Garden Club Field Trip sign-up form Name________________________________________________ Phone number____________________________ Email address______________________________________________ # of people attending at $40 each_______ Please fill out the coupon and mail to Janet Schade, 6546 Stonecroft Terrace, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 or drop in her mailbox by May 12.

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nLaurie Hartmann

The Easter service was a joy-filled celebration with full attendance of all ages, choir and strings and trumpet and a chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries. But the best was celebrating the hope of the resurrection that we can live each day because the tomb is empty!

We welcome you to join us for service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive.


In Sebastopol today I saw the gentleman who has been washing windows there for years leaning over and speaking to a woman in a wheel chair. A little later, I greeted him and we exchanged hellos. We talked a bit about aging and how we both loved our lines of work and wanted to continue as long as possible. We said farewell to each other and I waited for the light to change. As I began to cross, he said goodbye again with what I can only describe as a blessing in his eyes. What do I mean by blessing? Perhaps I would describe it as kindness; a look that hints at God’s way of seeing me. The author, Helen Cepero, puts it this way: ”Blessing is a bit like the careful, painstakingly, even tedious work of preservationists or conservators who are restoring a painting or a sculpture or a cathedral to its original beauty. Their work is recovering the original creator’s intent in the color, the shape, even the material stuff that was used in its original creation. The conservator must both see the intention and pay attention to all the ways that use and disuse and abuse have tarnished its beauty, the color and shape and outline of what was meant to be. Blessing, too, seeks to recover what has been there all along but is hidden.” We can offer this gaze of blessing to others because each person is created in the image of God. We can see what can be as we also see what is. In the Old Testament, these words are written, ”The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person but the Lord looks at what is in the heart.” May we bless others today with the gift of kindness and being seen.

Mid-week Bible Study Oakmont Gardens, Room 106 Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm

Allan Linton is leading the study of Acts. Objective: read through Scripture, ask questions and apply the truths to your life. You are welcome at any time. No homework required. Like us on Facebook! Or visit our webpage: E-mail: Church phone number: 595-0166.

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Visual Aids Workshop nBarbara Milan


The Visual Aids Workshop is unique to our Oakmont community. Forty-six years ago Winifred Thiltgen, a retired teacher in Oakmont, saw an artist demonstrate book illustrations for the blind. It inspired her to create the Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop. She visited local teachers of the visuallyimpaired to learn of specific needs. Ten friends joined her that first year in 1971 and together they made 18 books for blind children. Each Monday morning from September to June about 50 Oakmonters meet from 9–11 a.m. to make free books that teach concepts from up/down to geometric shapes and phonics. Winifred passed away in 2002 and the workshop she founded is still going strong. Come join us in the upper West Rec. Center. We want your help. For more information call me at 538-5321.

May 27 Buddhist Meeting nPennijean Savage

Note: New Location Creating Happiness In Our Lives

“The Gohonzon is the clearest of all mirrors. When we chant to the Gohonzon, we can perceive the true aspect of our lives and bring forth the limitless power of Buddhahood to illuminate all aspects of our lives.”—Living Buddhism, April 2017, pg. 6 You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, May 27, and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2:30–3:30 p.m. WHERE: 7 Oak Leaf Place (note new location). Look for SGI sign at entrance on Oak Leaf Drive. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 548-0225 or Pj at 595-5648 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

Visual Aids Bridge Marathon

nDorrelle Aasland, Chairperson

spring award luncheon Wednesday, May 10, East Rec. Center

Festivities start at 11:30 a.m with a lovely lunch by Oakmont Village Market. This will be followed by awards and social bridge. LUNCH MENU: tri-salad with four-bean salad, Oakmont Potato Salad and fresh fruit salad; assorted sandwiches on small soft French puffs (turkey, ham, tuna and veggie); lemon cream pie, coffee/hot tea

and water; one glass of wine, red or white. COST: $17 due before May 4, with completed form. If you are new and would like to join our bridge group, we would love to have you. We play once a month at each other’s home from September through April. We play 20 hands of Party Bridge and get to meet and visit. If you would like to play, please sign up or if you do not have a partner, please call me at 537-1518, I can do magic.

Luncheon sign-up form Name________________________________________________________________________________________

Please mail your check for $17 made payable to Oakmont Visual Aids to Elaine Foote, 8935 Oak Trail Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.

OAKMONT VISUAL AIDS bridge marathon 2017-2018 SIGN-UP

It is now time to sign up for next year’s marathon. It will cost $15 which is donated to Oakmont Visual Aids. If you are renewing your membership, please complete the form below. Name_______________________________________________________ Phone____________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ Email____________________________ Partner’s name___________________________________________________ Advanced___ or Intermediate___

Please include your check for $15 made out to Oakmont Visual Aids and mail to Elaine Foote, 8935 Oak Trail Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. If you have any questions call Elaine, 529-2945.

nCarolita Carr

Single Boomers Social Club

Upcoming Events

May 9: Bon Appétit, our dining out group. At press time, we still haven’t selected a restaurant. But as you read this, you may already have received an email from Karen. Be sure and respond so she can make an accurate reservation. Car-pool from Berger.

Looking Ahead

Here’s what’s in store for the rest of May, so mark your calendars for these events. May 18, 5 p.m.: Happy Hour at The Villa, 3901 Montgomery Dr. We may take in a movie at Summerfield Cinemas afterwards. This is the best happy hour in the area with a wonderful view from their deck. Car-pool from Berger. May 20, 5 p.m.: Boomers’ British Invasion. We have three tables reserved and filled. We sit together and have a blast at these dances May 25: Monthly Mixer-Line Dancing. Bonnie Alexander will be teaching us the line dances done at the Boomer parties during band breaks-Electric Slide, College Hustle, and Lindy Shuffle. Once we learn, we will then get to dance. Members whose last name begins with N through Z should bring an appetizer to share. As always, BYOB. May 26, 6 p.m.: Funky Friday is back! Music starts

at 7 p.m. The first band is The Bruthas, super funky Soul and R&B. Bring a picnic or buy food from food trucks. No personal alcohol is allowed in the venue, but wine and beer is available for purchase. Entry $10, plus parking, free with Regional Park Pass. May 27, 6–8:30 p.m.: Crushers of Comedy Bingo, Landmark Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. Tickets are $20 and available from Tickets include three bingo cards with comedy from Priya Prasad. Wine and snacks are available for purchase. Car-pool from Berger. This event sells out fast, so if you are interested, get your ticket now. Our “Getting to Know You” Mixer was a great success. There were lots of ideas for ways to better negotiate the single life. We know we can count on each other for help and good advice. We also got some good ideas for future events. Thank you to all who participated. Members, remember to check your email inboxes for special invitations and email Shout Outs regarding new events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. Join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA office.


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $ 12 to SBSC. Name_______________________________________________________________________ Date______________ Address________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (important to receive Evites and Shout-outs)__________________________________________________ Phone____________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder). Signature_______________________________________________________________________________________


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Pickleball Corner nConnie Medeiros

Who are Pickleball Club Members?

We are friendly, active people who came to Oakmont to be part of a larger active community. We are artists and musicians, retired doctors, researchers, teachers and lawyers, nurses and hi tech people. We are democrats, republicans and independents. We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists and atheists. Many of us deliver Meals on Wheels, work at local food pantries, and drive people to appointments both in and out of Oakmont. Some of us make house calls for computer problems. We help children to read and we work at pet rescues. We have worked with others to complete the recently built trail to Annadel Park. We hosted a More Joy concert to raise funds for the YWCA Program “Make a Room in Your Heart” which provides shelter for abused women. We are quilters and ukulele players and members in the local Rotary group. We are avid supporters of local wineries! Our members participate in many outdoor sports and clubs. Who are we? We are your neighbors! We are a very diverse group but what do we have in common? We all enjoy a fun-loving sport. We have members who have survived cancer and brain surgery for whom pickleball has been a life saver; and sadly we also just lost one of our members to cancer. We may seem noisy with our chatting and laughter and our balls and paddles but we are just trying to enjoy this final phase of life. We love and care about this community and are not trying to spend money unwisely. We are only trying to further Mr. Berger’s dream of bringing active living to Oakmont. In fact, if pickleball had been popular when Mr. Berger envisioned this community, he would have found a spot for us.

nGayle Miller

Women of Faith Bible Study

NEW Bible Study by Beth Moore A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place Presentation on large screen TV (includes subtitles)

Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God’s persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with his Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. In this Bible study you will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory—a dwelling place for the Most High God.

nNancy Crosby

Ladies’ Friendship Bible Study

Following Jesus with Luke

We are currently in the middle of a study of the gospel of Luke. Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, we invite you to join our small, welcoming and friendly group. Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of the Bible. Each book includes easy-to-understand explanations and applications of Bible passages, study


We look forward to a very special cap on our current season, when we present the acclaimed Boreal Trio on Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Berger Center. Invited back for their second appearance in Oakmont, the Boreal features three international competition laureates who are passionately dedicated to the art of chamber music: clarinetist Uriel Vanchestein, violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez and pianist Wonny Song. Top prize winners in, respectively, the Geneva International Competition, the Brahms International Competition, and the World Piano Competition, they have been lauded by critics as “versatile, intelligent, and deeply musical” (Washington Post) and “tender, lyrical, loaded with personality” (Atlanta Constitution).

The semi-annual meeting of the Pickleball Club is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the East Rec. Center. Included on the agenda is the selection of new club officers. All members are encouraged to attend.

Oakmont Pickleball Play Information

WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Courts Open Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; group drop-in play daily 9 a.m.–12 noon. new players intro to Pickleball every Tues. 9 a.m.; coached play for beginners every Tues. 10 a.m. ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles available for Orientation. Both paddles and balls are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball courts. WEBSITE: https://oakmontpickleball.shutterfly. com NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, Email, phone 595-5648 Good exercise, better fun, and best social interaction. All residents are welcome.

questions, and a journal for notes and prayers. We progress at our own speed, taking time for sharing and discussion. Please call me for more information or just jump in anytime! DATE: Fridays TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m. PLACE: East Recreation Center Conference Room, 7902 Oakmont Drive LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566

nRosemary Waller


Balls and paddles mix with smiling players.

Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and Bible Study author. She enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God. This is your personal invitation to join with us in this exciting new Bible study. These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal; a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. This class has workbooks. Please call me for additional information.  DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309

For their program in Oakmont, the Boreal has chosen works by Mozart, Max Bruch, and Jean Français, as well as a recent trio by the multi-talented Mr. Vanchestein, who is also a composer. Program notes for the Mozart follow. For complete program notes, please visit our website www.musicatoakmont. org. W. A. Mozart Trio in E-flat Major K. 498 “Kegelstatt:” On the first page of his Twelve Duos for Basset Horns Mozart jotted, “Vienna 27 July 1786 while playing skittles.” Just nine days later he signed and dated the Trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano, with no reference to multitasking, skittles or otherwise. An

enterprising publisher deemed it clever marketing to add the Kegelstatt (skittle-playing place) label to the Trio as well. The work had grown out of Mozart’s friendship with the Jacquin family. Nikolaus played the flute, and daughter Franziska was one of Mozart’s favorite keyboard students. A regular visitor to the Jacquin home was the clarinetist Anton Stadler, later to be the composer’s inspiration for the Clarinet Concerto and the Clarinet Quintet. The Trio was first performed at a Jacquin house concert by Stadler, with Franziska at the piano and Mozart himself playing his preferred instrument, the viola. Stadler was by all accounts a great artist, but a man described by Mozart’s biographer Marcia Davenport as “the most conspicuous of the leeches [who surrounded Mozart], who took every advantage of Wolfgang and yet made it hard for his poor friend to believe that such a superb clarinetist could be a rogue.” In 1791, the year Mozart died, he lent Stadler 500 Gulden, a sum large enough to raise the question of how the perennially cashstrapped composer was able to accommodate his friend. The debt was listed in Mozart’s posthumous assets as “uncollectible.”


Music at Oakmont’s annual Donor Drive continues, with donor envelopes and information in the May 11 concert programs. Donation checks should be made out to Oakmont Community Foundation, with memo line marked “Music at Oakmont.” The 2017–18 artist roster will be available at this concert, with passes for next season on sale ($140 check made out to Music at Oakmont). WHAT: Boreal Trio WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $20 at the door or your season pass


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Art Association

nCarol Decker


“The Present is already obsolete but the Past is not because what we call the Past is what we deeply regard as eternal.”—Stuart Davis, 1957 Docent Mina Shea will give a presentation on the Stuart Davis exhibit currently at the De Young. A great

American original, Stuart Davis created bold, vibrant paintings that combine American street culture, the rhythms of jazz, European modernism, and the unbridled optimism enmeshed in the American Dream. This new De Young exhibit runs from April 1 to August 6 and features 70 of Davis’s paintings from the ‘20s to the ‘60s. If you missed the bus trip, this is a great way to get an appreciation for Davis’s work. If you did see the exhibit, Mina’s presentation will add an extra dimension to the experience. Join us at Berger Center on Friday, May 12. Program is at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and tea at 10 a.m.


Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Owh! in San Pao, 1951, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Plans are afoot to produce a summer workshop demonstrating several computer art apps such as Adobe Elements, Corel Painter, ArtRage, Adobe LightRoom, etc. The intent would be to help artists see how the programs work and determine if they would be of interest for further instruction. The emphasis would be on demos on how the tools work in real life, rather than a survey of what is available in the marketplace.

Attendees would then be surveyed for interest in specific classroom courses to teach the nuts and bolts. Classes would be incorporated into the Oakmont Technology Learning Center’s programs. More information to come.


Watercolor Workshops

Vic Marcelli’s weekend watercolor workshop “Bootcamp for Beginners” was so popular that he plans to do it again, for newcomers and those who want to continue from the first workshop. Details will follow, but tentatively it will be on June 3 and 4.

Art Critique Group

The Art Critique Group meets under the direction of Kathy Hainke at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, in the Art Room at the CAC. Come and join in, bring your art works that you need help with. Even if you don’t have a work to show, come anyway. It’s fun to see others’ work and hear what your fellow artists have to say.

A Tradition of Trust Florence McBride

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This calendar does not reflect all events scheduled. Changes made on or after the 15th may not be reflected.






1 2 3 4 5 6 8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Great Decisions E 10:00 AM Great Decisions G 10:00 AM BAC LCR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Craft Guild E 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Picklel Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct#4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct#4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 3:00 PM Café Mortel B 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickleball Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Photo Steering Committee EC 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 5:30 PM Lawn Bowling CAC 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Bridge Visual Aids E 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Age Well Drive Smart E 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickleball Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Chess Drop- In CR B 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Café Mortel E 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakmont Book Group B

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad Sig D 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 3:00 PM Computer Learning CR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Court #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct#4 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:00 AM Pets Lifeline Adoptions BC Pkg Lt 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 3:00 PM OLLI E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct#4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Int LW 12:00 PM Current Events E 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW



8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:15 AM OCDC B 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont BC 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM OLLI E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Art Association G 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Int LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Invest Oak B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR

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9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Great Decisions E 10:00 AM Great Decisions G 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Genealogy Club UW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC



8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM OVA New Resident Reception BC 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM OLLI E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR 7:00 PM Democratic Club UW


8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Craft Guild AR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:30 AM Tap Practice Int LW 12:00 PM Current Events E 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:30 PM Democratic Club E


8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Int LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR 1:30 PM OakMUG UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Auto Show BC Pkg Lot 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR

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9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

Monthly Event Calendar is also available online at

AR Art Room (new building complex) E East Recreation Center B Meeting Room (new building complex) EC East Conference Room BC Berger Center G Berger Center (old library) BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room LCR Large Conference Room in OVA Office CR Card Room (new building complex) LW Lower West Recreation Center D Adjacent to stage in Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center


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In the Spotlight Mike Noble: Man of All Things Tech

nNorma Doyle

Playreaders meet every Monday from 2–3 p.m. at the Central Activity Center, Room B. Visitors are always welcome. Come early so we can meet and greet you. On May 8 and 15 Ron White will present Looking by Norm Foster. This hilarious comedy released in 2005 features Val, an O.R. nurse, Andy in the storage business, Nina, a police officer and Matt the host of a morning radio show. They are middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. What follows is hilarious, touching and so very true to life. The play was well-received and one critic called it “…one of Foster’s most enduring and endearing plays.” Playreaders in Looking include Jane Borr, Joyce O’Connor, Jeff Sheff, Ron White and Sandy White. Foster is considered to be Canada’s most produced playwright. An extremely prolific writer, Foster has had more than 50 plays produced on professional stages. Frequently compared to American playwright Neil Simon, Foster pens plays that are known for their humor, accessibility, and insight into the everyday tribulations of life.

In early April Playreaders read The Foreigner by Larry Shue. Playreaders included: (standing) Morgan Lambert, Dennis Hall, Evelyn Zigmont, Charley Ensley, Jane Borr; (seated) Jeff Sheff, Jackie Kokemor and Rebecca Kokemor.


nGrace Boyle

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of profiles of your neighbors, community members with interesting backgrounds who bring vibrancy to Oakmont.

It’s said that Mike Noble technical equipment. It was saves Oakmont a lot of money. a worrisome situation. Noble That’s not quite true. Mike and Pat Barclay (another of Noble saves Oakmont a LOT Oakmont’s valuable volunteers) of money. developed a temporary projector Be it Oakmont’s audio/ with sound for the West Rec. visual equipment, wireless Center and the classes went on. Subsequently, Noble and internet, the Technology Barclay worked with OVA to Learning Center, your key design and install sound and card that accesses various visual equipment in all four Oakmont facilities, emergency Oakmont activity centers. preparedness for an earthquake, At first, phone calls for help wild fire or flood—Noble has came like machine gun bullets, volunteered his engineering skills and computer savvy to Mike Noble offers advice in the Oakmont Technology keeping the two volunteers Learning Center. (Photo by Michael Reinhardt) hopping to explain or fix things. help set up such essentials for They still help maintain the equipment but calls for Oakmont and keep them all going. Smoothly. Noble attended the University of Denver and help have greatly subsided. “Everything works better San Francisco State, but calls himself a “self-taught today and the OVA office and maintenance staffs are engineer.” He owned a company that designed and more technically sharp,” explains Noble. “I no longer manufactured industrial automation systems geared run out in the middle of dinner.” Wireless Internet in Oakmont’s facilities also owes to the concrete and asphalt industries, both involving its accessibility to input from Noble. He worked with products that had to be made like a giant cake Comcast to install Internet and, through a tie-in with requiring multiple materials in the right proportions. the Computer Center, helps to take care of problems. He automated those processes with computers. And that card key that so easily and quickly opens He was introduced to computers in the early gates to the swimming pools and doors to the CAC? 1960’s, when they were the size of houses. “The first Noble converted the software essential for the card computer I met,” he says, “was a so-called small key’s design, installation and operation. computer—the size of two living rooms. It made a lot Noble served on the board of the Oakmont of noise.” He’s been working with computers since. Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) and “They didn’t teach me about computers in school. I with Fred Polkinghorn led the vital amateur radio had to learn as I went.” An unassuming person, Noble doesn’t regard what group (ham radio). Should there be an emergency he does for Oakmont as any big deal and doesn’t think here with no cellular or land phone use, no 911, his volunteer work needs to be noted. His peers, who this wireless group would be Oakmont’s sole think otherwise, supplied much of the information here. communication to the outside world. Emergency Noble is on the board of the Oakmont Technology drills keep the hams prepared. Learning Center. He helped set it up, keeps the Finally, Noble is board chairman for the Starry Hills computers working and up to date, teaches PC HOA, on the board of SIRS #92, served on OVA’s classes, and as treasurer handles finances. Long Range Planning and Finance committees, offers He moved to Oakmont with his wife Marlies in 2004. OVA offices routine assistance with computer and Audio/visual equipment in the four activity/recreation internet problems. And yes. He’s been honored with OVA’s Volunteer centers was non-existent. When the Lifelong Learning of the Year award twice, once with Pat Barclay. program was launched in 2008, the instructors had no

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Current Events Discussion Group nTina Lewis

The Current Events Group consists of lively discussions of current events, from local to international. Informed comments are voiced from across the political spectrum, from liberals to conservatives. Some prefer to just listen and learn, others offer to moderate. Whatever your comfort level, you will be welcomed when you join us. The discussions are moderated by volunteers within the group, and microphones are passed around to enable everyone to hear. A $1 donation is requested.


May 5: Malcolm Rodman May 12: Karen Krestensen Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an email to


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group nBette Shutt


WHEN: Saturday, May 20 TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. meeting WHERE: West Rec. Center iCloud connects you and your Apple devices in amazing ways. With iCloud, you always have what’s most important to you on whatever device you have in hand. And it’s all done automatically. Come learn how this happens. Remember there is always time for your questions! We look forward to seeing you. Website:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to: Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; or you may put your check into our file in the OVA office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649, a Certified Apple Consultant. A free service to our membership: send your Mac questions by e-mail to OakMUGTechHelp@gmail. com. An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.


WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m. WHERE: Room D, Berger Center

Windows Computer Information

As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we continue to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call phil kenny, 538-2075 or Al Medeiros, 843-4447.

nCarolita Carr


The British are on their way! It’s a British Invasion, with the Band “INVASION”

WHEN: May 20 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5:30–9:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. (no early admission allowed) PRICE: $15 PP. Members may invite one guest FOOD: Food Trucks at curbside—Tri Tip Trolley, El Coyote, Fish on Chips. Tables will be provided outside for dining; please bring cash. Come dance to the tunes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark 5, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, The Moody Blues, Elton John, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies, and a host of other British Invasion era favorites! Make your reservations now. And let’s dress for the era! If you’ve forgotten, just use the internet to refresh your memory. How many Twiggy lookalikes can we come up with? For reservations, go to our web site oakmontboomers. org or fill out the reservation coupon, include a check, made out to Oakmont Boomers, and place all in our file at the OVA.

Would you like to join a Boomers “Wine and Dinner for Eight” group?

Each group will consist of four couples (a couple can be two women or two men, friends, etc.). This group will meet four times within a six month time period and will rotate houses. You would be joining for the July through December 2017 rotation. The host couple prepares the main dish, and each

couple brings either an appetizer, a salad, or a dessert. The group rotates so that each couple is responsible once for each category. In addition, each couple brings a bottle of wine. Each group will have an experienced leader to help with organization. At the first get-together everyone brings their calendars, and dates are selected for the remainder of the six-month period. This group is for people who enjoy cooking, drinking wine, and the company of others. Each six months, the groups will change with the idea of being with a new group of people the next six months. In the last rotation, there were four groups of Boomers participating. Now it is time to rotate, sign up new members, and start with new groups for the July through December 2017 cycle. Individual emails have already been sent to existing Dinner for Eight members and they are now ready to open the groups to new interested Boomer members. Once you make a commitment, since there is a lot of work involved, we appreciate it if you honor your commitment. This format is based on one the Santa Rosa Newcomers Group uses. You will need to be able to seat eight people for dinner, but two tables could be used if yours is too small. If you have any questions send them to Bonnie Dunn-bonniebdunn@comcast. net. She will be posting the new groups by mid-June, however she will need you to respond with your confirmation by May 15. You must be a current Boomer Club member to join us.


Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 per member and guest. Limit of one non-member guest per member. The two options you have to register for seating for British Invasion are: Reserved Table for Eight: Reservation must be accompanied by full payment of $120 and the names of all the people sitting at the table. Please be sure to include a party name for the table example Smith Party. Names:________________________________________________________________________________________ Party name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed: $___________ Unreserved Seating: If you chose unreserved seating and wish to sit with friends, you should plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. Full payment must accompany the reservation. Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed: $___________ The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m., May 16. You may also register and pay online. If you have any questions about reservations, please contact, events@oakmont

Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC) spring Session — may

Registration: 538-1485


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Fitness Center nJohn Phillips


I was recently given an article entitled “Learn How To Take A Fall” by Kate Murphy that was published in the Press Democrat a few months ago. It is posted on the bulletin board in the Fitness Center for everyone to read. The article has many interesting points and ideas on how to fall. Unfortunately, we don’t think about how to fall until it is too late. At an early age, we learned how to tuck and roll during play. If we had continued doing some of the things that we did as children, we would be in much better shape than we are now. People who continue to play in adulthood have been shown to look and act younger than their counterparts. One of the points the article talked about was to “tuck and roll” to prevent an injury from a fall. You want to try and relax because tightening up is one of the worst things you can do. Lower yourself as much as you can towards the ground and land on the meaty parts of the body, such as the buttocks. Roll onto your side so that the meaty portion of the upper arm will take some of the force and your head will not hit the floor. If you land on your back, the chance of your head hitting the floor is very high. After reading the description of “tuck and roll” I had images of tumbling in school. For a while an older gentleman would come into the fitness center, lay down a couple of mats on the ground and tumble. I don’t suggest this. We do not have the proper mats or the room for people tumbling, and if you haven’t tumbled for 20-30 years it probably isn’t a good idea to start now. I have some good exercises that can help with balance and prevent a fall. These exercises are good to keep the body strong. Muscles not only move the body, they also provide protection. Please come into the Fitness Center and read the article. If you have any questions regarding the article or any other exercise issues, let me know. You can reach me at 494-9086, or e-mail at, or just come by the center. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Fitness Center.

Afternoon Exercise Class nBetsy Smith

WHEN: Tuesdays—Aerobics, Thursdays—Balance and Strength. No class May 16, 23 and 25. TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Keep going with your commitment to stay fit! Come join the aerobics, strength and balance classes. You can join at any time! Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of both classes. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of aerobic and fitness strength. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights, and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so, please come and exercise with us! The Aerobic Class format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves is what the Balance and Strength class offers.

nValerie Hulsey

The sun is shining and the water is warm so why don’t you join us for fun and a terrific exercise program. The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) sponsors many classes for seniors here in Oakmont. The no fee classes shown below are paid for by the SRJC Adult Program but lately the participation has been poor and those classes are in jeopardy of being canceled. Remember classes must regularly have 15 participants to continue to be sponsored by the JC.


Monday: 9 a.m.—$6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC Class Tuesday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC class Wednesday: 9 a.m.—$6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC class Thursday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC class Newcomers are always welcome at all the water aerobics classes. If you have a tender spot, the instructors will work with you to adjust the exercises for your individual needs. Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available to use and return.

Julie’s Friday Classes

$6 drop-in classes will continue until June 16. Friday, June 23 will start the SRJC summer session at 10 a.m. so there will be no fee at that time. If you have questions about the Friday classes feel free to call Julie at 579-3849 (land line, no text) or email

Foam Roller Class nSandy Shaner


WHAT: Foam Roller Class—Stretching, Core Work and Self-Myofacial Release Therapy WHEN: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:45 a.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $50/six classes WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat and a foam roller (see below) This class uses movements from Yoga to increase flexibility and balance; movements from Pilates to build core strength; and movements from myofascial release therapy to target trigger points soothing and releasing tight muscles. In addition to the foam roller, I will periodically bring different sized balls for working on hands and feet, particularly helpful for circulation and arthritis. Foam rolling has been shown to be beneficial in reducing chance of injury and increasing recovery by hydrating the muscles with increased blood flow and breaking up adhesions between skin, muscles and bones. Range of motion is greatly increased, and the bottom line is, you just feel and move better in your body. I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, certified in Mat Pilates, and ACE-certified as a personal trainer. I developed this class in conjunction with the physical therapists at a health care facility where I taught for 18 years. The class will be taught on a foam roller, so you will need to purchase one. It needs to be 6” in diameter and 36” long. Call me if you have questions, (636) 532-4690. Just Google “foam roller” and you can find them online much less expensive than in retail stores. This is a “feel good” class, but so good for your body. Come roll with us! The only requirements are a foam roller (which you will love having at home to do self-massage) and a yoga mat. Questions? Call me at (636) 532-4690 or E-mail at

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays free classes by JoRene 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Class is canceled second Friday each month. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself and fostering connections with friends. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Thank you for your generous contributions to Oakmont Community Foundation, supporting the health of our community through Physical Education. The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, well-supervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful, dear ones.

Oakmont Exercise Challenge: one month—24 hours of exercise

The brochure is available in the OVA office. You may also view and print online at https://sites. oakmonthealthinitiative/ calendar. The goal is to accomplish at least 24 hours of exercise during the month of May. Any type of activity that would be logged in an exercise diary counts (both cardio and strength training)—walking, hiking, tennis, biking, swimming, gardening, weight training, dancing, aerobics, elliptical, circuit training, yoga, stretching, etc. You get the idea. Oakmont’s activity groups have joined the challenge and developed a brochure listing the times that you can drop in. They are looking forward to welcoming you and will help you meet your goals. Please join and encourage friends. Try new activities, increase the length and difficulty of your workouts. Honor system; just track your hours. Sadly, there are no prizes so have fun and good luck! Move, smile, repeat. No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch. Do your best.



The Oakmont News / May 1, 2017

Forrest Yoga Chair Stretch and Balance Class nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Feel Better in Your Body!

WHAT: Chair Stretch and Balance Class WHEN: Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Enhance your life and increase your energy with this lively and gentle class. Movements are connected with breath-work. Feel, use and strengthen your core, even while seated! Balance work is done out of the chair. You have the option to explore balance or remain seated. Small free weights are used to tone and strengthen the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of 1, 2 or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water.

Feel good from the inside out Deepen your breath, build strength and increase your energetic flow

WHAT: Forrest Yoga Classes WHEN: Tuesdays from 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Challenge yourself and explore yoga poses safely. I guide students with hands-on adjustments and modify poses as needed. My classes integrate breath, core strengthening and alignment. Reduce your stress level while boosting your energy level. Perfect for new students, senior students and advanced students who want a more gentle practice. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Connect with yourself and others in a safe and supportive setting. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I have several years of experience teaching Chair Stretch and Balance classes in addition to yoga classes and private sessions. Please see for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464.

Tai Chi for Beginners nDr. Kate Ha, Faculty at Sonoma State University

If you have never had the opportunity of practicing Tai Chi, now is your time. Movements are slow and relaxed and ideal for the senior who is struggling to improve balance as well as agility. Tuition is $75 for a 5 class workshop. You can start anytime and classes do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to attend to. Pre-registration is required, so call me at 318-5284. I will answer your questions and encourage you to at long last begin this ancient Chinese exercise that millions across the world practice. We meet on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. in the Upper West Rec. Don’t forget to call me. I will love talking to you.

Meditation for Women nSheikha Halima JoAnn Haymaker

The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at 147 White Oak Drive. Open to all women without fee. We will listen to music, meditate in silence, hear Rumi’s poetry and words of Sufi wisdom. Come to find peace in our circle of light. Let me know if you are coming: 537-1275 or jhay@ or just arrive.


Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research and Support nJohn Taylor, HEARS President

The next HSG (Hearing Support Group) meeting is Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. in Room B of the Central Activities Center (not Berger).

Hearing aids and more

If you have hearing aids, wear them—all waking (and non-showering) hours. The deciphering of voice, music, sounds, etc., coming to your ear is done by the brain using the nerve signals it receives from the inner ear. Thus, new hearing aids mean your brain is now receiving nerve signals from sounds you haven’t been able to decipher because of inner ear malfunction. The brain must re-learn how to decipher those sounds and it takes roughly 21 days for the brain to do that and requires wearing the aids. So, wear them. If the strange noises are too disturbing, go back and have the HA adjuster reduce the amplification, to be increased later after the brain has had some time to adjust. If the HAs are physically uncomfortable, don’t put up with it—go back and get them adjusted. If you have paid umpteen thousands for hearing aids, you are entitled to numerous follow-up appointments for adjustments, cleaning and periodic hearing tests. Go for however many visits it takes to make them comfortable and usable full time and then a minimum of three visits per year for checkup. Do not put up with discomfort. If you have trouble keeping the HA in the ear and are prone to or worried about losing it, consider getting custom molded ear inserts. I have had them for 25 years, haven’t (yet) lost a HA. Lower cost hearing aids are coming on strong. There’s much information on the internet about them, some are cheap junk and some appear to be professional products that could very well be adequate for many levels of hearing impairment. We’ll discuss some of them in HSG meetings. My Veterans Administration audiologist is very enthusiastic about some new Zpower batteries for rechargeable HAs. A charge lasts more than a full day, the batteries last a year, and are charged in the HAs which means that fiddling with those little things with arthritic fingers is only needed once a year. I can hardly wait! Cell phone calls into both hearing aids (via Bluetooth) are wonderful but the speakerphone on the house phone leaves much to be desired. Today I received a neck loop that plugs into the house phone and then feeds the T-coils into my hearing aids. This is a free product from CTAP (California Telephone Access Program, 800-806-1191, www. They have a number of free products for the hearing impaired including amplified and caption phones. Oakmont HEARS goal is to help improve hearing for our residents. Do get on the HEARS email list by emailing and attend the HEARS and HSG meetings.

Oakmont Lanes nTerry Leuthner, President, and Carolyn Mack, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Winter 2017 League Schedule. Bowling dates for May: May 2, 9, 16 and 30. No bowling May 23, fourth Tuesday.


The Oakmont Health Initiative has invited Oakmont Lanes to cooperate in a community fitness challenge during the month of May where the goal is to accomplish at least 24 hours of exercise during the month. We will be visited by residents who are encouraged to try new activities while having fun and meeting new people. We will need a few of our bowlers available while they’re not bowling to welcome residents and explain our club. See Oakmont News Health Initiative article for more information and all scheduled activities during the month.


May 1 at 1:30 p.m. our bowlers and substitutes will celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the West Rec Center with a Chicken Enchilada Casserole lunch prepared by Virgina and Juan Fuentes. BYOB.


May 2 at 1:30 p.m. the top three teams from the 1:30 PM League will play the top three teams from the 3:15 PM League followed by award presentations and signup for Summer 2017 League starting May 9.

RESULTS AS OF April 11 (ninth week of Winter League)

1:30 PM League: first place, 4 Tops; second place, Strikers; third place, Alley Oops; fourth place tie, Wii Four and Pocket Hits; Sixth place, Wild Turkeys. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 279; Larry Lazzarini, 252; Juan Fuentes, 238; Christian van den Berghe, 204. Women’s High Games: Joanne Abrams, 279; Peggy Ensley, 269; Kathryn Miller, 251; Fran Lazzarini, 203; June Dismuke, 202; Phyllis Jennings, 202; Robin Schudel, 202. 3:15 PM League: first place, Strikes and Spares; second place, Pin Heads; third place, King Pins; fourth place, Wii Power; fifth place, Strike Outs; sixth place, High Rollers. Men’s High Games: Christian van den Berghe, 216; Juan Fuentes, 214; Mark Attebery, 206; Bruce Price, 204. Women’s High Games: Mollie Atkinson, 288; Maurine Bennett, 235; Valerie Hulsey, 235; Irene Lucia, 234; Nicole Reed, 234; Pat Stokes, 226; Shirley Jamison, 223; Diane Price, 215; Vickie Jackanich, 209; Judy Lawrence, 202. Sub High Game: Joanne Abrams, 300 (first); Terry Leuthner, 214.


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2017

Travel and Adventure Club nCarolita Carr

East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon $2 donation

nJim Brewer

May 7: Dr. Tony Kashani Teaching Critical Thinking in our schools

In this symposium, Dr. Tony Kashani will explore the ways in which we can implement a systemic approach to teaching critical media literacy in our school system. In the 21st century, the so-called “information age,” media literacy has become a necessity for a citizenry concerned about democratic engagement and authentic living. Santa Rosa Junior College Media Studies instructor Tony Kashani, Ph.D. is an author, professor, media expert, cultural critic and author.

May 14 Mother’s Day—No Symposium

Zentangle™ Art Classes nBetsy Smith

Explore you creative side with the Zentangle™. If you can draw a dot, line, squiggly, circle or square, etc., you can do the Zentangle™ Art Method. You do not have to have attended any other Zentangle™ class to come. Everyone is welcome! Classes are on second and fourth Mondays each month. Check the schedule below for specific dates. Materials are provided. Be sure to call or E-mail me to reserve your space in class. Hope to see you in the next class!

Coming up

May 8: Flowers May 22: Opus (10”) tile TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 3212105 (cell), or E-mail

Next Meeting: May 2 6:30–8 PM, East Rec. Center

This month’s guest presenter will be from Collette Tours. Collette Tours provides tours worldwide, ranging from 5–27 days in length. They have just added river cruises, train journeys, and faith-based tours to their long list of destinations and tour types. Come learn about all this company has to offer.

Spa Trip

Last month we heard about Canyon Ranch, in Tucson. Attendees posed lots of great questions to Naomi, the guest speaker. We will be organizing a group to go to Canyon Ranch, September 11–15.

Cruise Possibility

Group space has been blocked for a cruise out of San Francisco, beginning on April 7, 2018. Experience the ease of sailing out of San Francisco on this seven day California coastal cruise. For more information, attend one of the Travel Club meetings. In addition, Princess Cruises will make a presentation at our June meeting, after which we will hear about a cruise sale.

Panel Discussions

Beginning in July, we will begin panel discussions on travel experiences and destinations. This should provide a more formal method of sharing specific travel experiences with the group. Come join us at our regular meetings, the first Tuesday of the month.

Join a Club Event


nPat Barclay, Chair, Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee

If an earthquake strikes, or if you see smoke or fire in Annadel, do you know what you should do? Should you turn off the gas, power or water to your house? Call the fire department? Get in your car and leave? Go to a recreation center or the golf course? When an emergency occurs, it is too late to plan your response. And in an emergency, don’t assume that your good sense will see you through. When faced with an emergency situation, the stress of the situation tends to cloud our vision. On May 18 at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center, the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) will be presenting a step-by-step approach that residents can follow to best respond to earthquakes and wildfires. We will also be discussing the organizations and agencies that are activated when such emergencies occur, and the support that you as an Oakmont and Santa Rosa resident can expect. Please join us for this valuable and informative presentation and bring your friends and neighbors. In preparation, there are three actions you can take today to help you respond to and survive an emergency: 1. Join COPE (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies), an Oakmont group focused on neighbors helping neighbors; 2. Buy or assemble an emergency kit containing food, water and other supplies to help you survive for 3–7 days in your own home (“shelter in place”) without power or water; 3. Sign up for Sonoma County’s free reverse-911 system, called SoCoAlert. Call them at (866) 939-0911 or visit them on the web at Put it on your calendar: May 18 at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. We hope to see you there!

nAnita Roraus, OVA

Thursday, June 1, 6–7:30 PM Berger Center

The OVA’s “Join a Club Event” is for everyone, not just new residents. Have you been curious about a club or group and would like to learn more? Maybe it’s just time to try something new! Come over to the Berger Center and meet over 50 of the clubs at a tabled event. Talk to current members and find out why they do what they do and why you will want to do it too! The event will run from 6–7:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend.

nJulie Jones

Access to the Oakmont Village Library just got a lot easier. Thanks to Rick Aubert, OVA Facilities Manager, the entry to the library is ADA compliant and much more convenient. It took quite a bit of time and planning to create an entrance that made it possible for those needing a walker or wheel chair or just juggling an armload of books to get into and out of the library safely. The card reader is now on the other side of the door near the returns slot. It activates an automatic opener (which startles first-time users!). The door stays open long enough to allow maneuvering with any mobility aid or load of donations. Leaving the library uses a state of the art wall switch tall enough to be activated by hand, knee, foot, walker wheels or wheel chair foot rests. Not just for the mobility-challenged, these new amenities will make using our library more of a pleasure than ever!

What To Do When an Emergency Strikes? A Step-By-Step Guide

ReStyle Marketplace Truck at Star of the Valley Catholic Church nSharon A. Charlton

Help support the works of Catholic Charities in challenging poverty, counseling immigrants, and caring for seniors by donating your gently used items. ReStyle Marketplace’s donation truck will be in the Star of the Valley Catholic Church parking lot, 495 White Oak Drive, on Saturday, May 6, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. to accept donations of high-end/vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares, pottery, garden statuaries, art, rugs, tools, hardware, craft and office supplies. Call Paula at ReStyle Marketplace with any questions at 284-1700.

18th Annual Senior Expo of Santa Rosa Set for May 6 Press release

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department presents the Senior Expo of Santa Rosa, a wellness event designed for active adults over the age of 50, on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m.–12 noon at the Person Senior Wing (2060 West College Avenue). This is the 18th year of the Expo and will feature over 80 exhibitors specializing in senior benefits, recreation, fitness programs and travel. Free health screenings and educational seminars focused on estate planning, regenerative medicine, health plans, preventing elder abuse and food resources will be offered throughout the morning. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Person Senior Wing. Admission to the Expo is free, and seniors and their family members are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored in part by Carlton Senior Living, Johnson/ Thomas Attorney at Law, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University, Primrose Engaged Living for Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Vineyard Commons. For more information, contact Adriane Mertens, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks at 543-3276 or amertens@


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2017

Lifelong Learning nMarlena Cannon

Question: Why would anyone want to take a class about events that took place centuries ago in another country? Answer: Dr. Bruce Elliott.

Not your typical professor, Elliott was first a tilesetter who operated Sonoma Custom Tile for 20 years while he raised his family in Sonoma and commuted to get his undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. degrees at Berkeley. Talk about dedication—Elliott was in his 50s before he taught a course at San Francisco State. This background gives him a perspective on his favored subject matter of European History that goes far beyond the standard academic analysis. He believes that what people experienced, felt and believed, and the dramatic stories of history are more important than dry facts and statistics. Take, for example, Elliott’s current class on the British history that spans four centuries and highlights the fascinating kings, queens and knaves that influenced events along the way. “This range of history is when a lot of the character of the modern world was first formed,” says Elliott. “Britain was precocious. They were the first to have representative government, religious diversity and a free economic environment. They went from medieval to modern progressively, with periods like the Industrial Revolution. They established a template for modern society that other countries have since followed. Understanding this historical progression is important.” To enhance this understanding, Elliott incorporates a glass of wine, period costumes, some levity and the large screen at Berger to show the art and images of British history in a bold and vivid way. For student Barbara Stringham, his class brings history to life. “Dr. Elliott weaves everything together. His classes aren’t static like reading a book or attending a college lecture. He includes every aspect of the culture, the times, the clothes, the people and then tells a fascinating story by connecting them all together.” Those connections have won Elliott a lot of fans. “This is my eighth class with Bruce,” says one of his Oakmont students. “I follow him everywhere he goes. I just keep asking, Why wasn’t he my High School history teacher?” If he had been, OLLI would have really missed out. Over the last ten years, Elliott has taught approximately 90 classes on a wide range of topics including Art History, Great Cities and Shady Characters. With his teaching at various OLLI campuses in the Bay Area, Bruce probably holds the world record for having the most lifelong learning students in his classes. “Oakmont is one of my favorite places to teach,” he says. “It’s different because there is a unique kind of congeniality in the class. Maybe that’s because it’s a community and not just students who come together from different places for a lecture on a college campus. Oakmont classes have a kind of cohesion and sophistication that makes teaching here especially fulfilling.” Ditto for the students says Stringham. “It’s not just Dr. Elliott’s knowledge of the subject, which is incredible. It’s his passion for the topic. It’s like he lived there and came back to tell us all about it.”

Oakmont Music Lovers nJudy Walker

Amy Beach New England Composer (1867–1944)

Pianist Mae Lucas portrays New England composer Amy Beach in a recital drama for the Oakmont Music Lovers Association. Born in New Hampshire, Amy Marcy Cheney was a child prodigy who performed piano concerti with the Boston Symphony and Theodore Thomas’ orchestra. Her marriage at age 18 to Dr. H.H.A. Beach, a famous surgeon, enabled her to focus on composing: she was the first American woman composer to produce large-scale works, including a mass. She was featured prominently in concerts at the Women’s Building of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and at the Panama-California

Exposition in 1916. Widowed at 42, she resumed her performance career, frequently staying at the MacDowell Colony to compose. Historic slides of Amy Beach provide a backdrop for Ms. Lucas’ enactment of scenes from Mrs. Beach’s life. You’ll hear CD selections from her piano concerto, symphony, and choral and chamber works. Mae will perform solo pieces on the piano and will be joined by a guest violinist, soprano Laurie Hartmann, and duo-pianist Marcele Gallez (an Oakmont resident). Mae Lucas has been studying the lives and music of numerous women composers for the last 15 years. She teaches music appreciation classes through the Older Adults Program of Santa Rosa Junior College and is a piano teacher and an NLP practitioner. Come learn about the remarkable accomplishments of Amy Beach and enjoy her music! WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free

Tennis Club

nYoung Ran Kim

The April Wine and Food Tasting was a huge success (105 guests attended). As shown in the photo below, the tables were set beautifully and those who arrived early were standing patiently to be seated at their table to taste the wine and the delicious food. Thanks to everyone who cooked, set up/cleaned up, served food, washed dishes, donated wine and especially Terri who created the event. What dedication! Thanks to these devoted members, OTC profited over $1,000. The tournament earlier in the day was cancelled because of rain.

If you sign up as a single, we will attempt to pair you with another single at your level if possible. Sign up on the OTC sign-up page or contact Chuck Hinkley, 520-4565 or Provide both names and the skill level. Potluck and Dance: Who’s ready to have fun? Join us at the Berger for our new Social Director Fred Merrill’s first shindig, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Berger. Dancing will be to DJ Dansations. Tickets are $15 each. All individuals with a last name beginning A–M are to bring an Entrée dish to share; N–Z Salads. We will provide plates, silverware, wine glasses, and dessert. As usual, this is a BYOB event. Sign-up coupon is below. Call Fred (3084394) or Terri (925-876-8074) to offer your help or ask questions.

June 3 and 4 We are hosting the Sonoma Wine County Senior Tennis Games

The registration is already open. Go to for more information or Contact Terri Somers (925-876-8074). We need volunteers and players.

June 10 Hatfields vs. McCoys Tennis Feud

Sing up by June 6 on the OTC sign-up page or contact Chuck Hinkley as stated above. The event will be on June 10, which will be our first Team Tennis event for 2017. A free club picnic for all members (whether playing that morning or not) will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the West Picnic Area.


Wine and Food Tasting Event.

Spring fling—May 6

Sign-up deadline for the tennis event is May 2. This will be a mixed doubles tournament on Saturday morning. Play will be held at the A and B levels. The format will be determined by the number of teams who enter. If possible, please sign up with a partner.

Call Paula Lewis (332-0433) or pick up a coupon and deposit it with a check for $20/person in the Oakmont Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office.


I am the newspaper reporter for a monthly article in the Oakmont News. If you are interested in writing on the 15th issue monthly, contact Terri Somers (925) 8768074. We are still looking for a website coordinator.

Spring Fling Potluck and Dance Sign-up form

Complete this coupon and deposit it with a check for $15/person in the OTC folder in the OVA Office. Attendees with last name A–M bring an Entrée dish, N–Z Salad. Due May 2. Name(s): ______________________________________________________________________________________ # of attendees: __________ Amount enclosed: $_____________


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2017

Let’s Dance Together!


nTony Lachowicz

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nTerry Whitten

Country Waltz Classes in May

WHAT: Beginning Country Waltz Partner Dance Classes WHEN: Wednesdays, May 3, 10 and 17 TIME: 4–5:15 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $9 per person per class; $7 pp for two or more classes purchased in advance at the beginning of class; $5 per person special rate for those participating in the Oakmont Health Initiative’s May Exercise Challenge May will be a good time to dust off your dance shoes or cowboy boots and learn some basic Country Waltz dance moves. We are also joining in with the Oakmont Health Initiative’s Exercise Challenge in May. The goal is to accomplish at least 24 hours of any form of exercise in May. Dancing is a fun way to achieve some of those hours. A discounted rate of $5 pp per class will be available to those people who are participating in the Challenge. Country dancing is very popular in Sonoma County—especially on Sunday nights at Monroe Hall. Country Waltz has some similar steps and turns as Country 2-Step but is danced to Waltz music with ¾ timing. It is a fun partner dance that can be danced to lots of beautiful Country Waltz music and even slower Viennese Waltzes. As before, no partners or experience are required. We will rotate partners during the classes. If you have a partner, that’s great. However, I do know we are short on male leaders here in Oakmont. I’d like to invite any ladies who are interested to come and learn how to lead some basic steps. Once you learn, you will never be without someone to dance with in Oakmont and other venues. Leading can be as much fun as following! Aside from being fun and a great way to get exercise, a number of studies have shown that dancing on a regular basis may reduce the possibility of cognitive decline and may actually increase mental acuity. It is definitely good for our brains, muscles and spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email me (Terry Whitten) at or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell.) I hope to see you on the dance floor!

gain of approximately 800’. Hiking boots and layered clothing, water and lunch are recommended. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Suzanne Bond, 538-3340

MAY 4 SHORT HIKE Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

Bennett Valley Overlook. (Photo by Z. Hasa)

This three-mile hike takes you through oak woodlands with viewpoints of Fitch Mountain and the Russian River. Elevation gain is about 400’ with a couple of steep sections but pace will be slow. Bring water, a snack if desired, and poles might be of help. We may have lunch in Healdsburg at Bear Republic for those interested. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Leader is Jim Sannar, 538-2289.


This moderately strenuous intermediate hike traverses the Lower Johnson Ridge Trail and the Panorama Ranch, Orchard Meadow, Pond and Valley View Trails. Good view spots, but quite steep for about half the distance, including the uphill grind on the paved road from the parking lot to the trail head. Hiking poles are recommended. Distance is 4.8 miles, elevation gain (including the paved road) is a bit over 1,000’. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Jason Wilkenfeld, 978-2385.


Marin County Lakes. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)


Redwoods National and State Parks in Humboldt County. New reservations only if there are cancellations. Contact Martin Johns, (330) 815-5167.


This hike is along the slender Tomales Point Peninsula, which is famous for its Tule Elk herds and beautiful wild flowers. We’ll start at the historic Pierce Ranch and hike out to the end of the point and back. The hike is 9.4 miles with a total elevation

If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5 for gas.

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Oakmont Progressives nVince Taylor


So far in 2017 the Oakmont Progressives Club has covered such issues as capitalism, the challenges facing Sonoma County and climate change. At our Monday, May 8 meeting, we will take a break from the serious issues facing us and show a light-hearted, uplifting film, Saint Misbehavin’, at the East Rec. Center, 7 p.m. Saint Misbehavin’ is an entertaining and inspiring look at the life of Wavy Gravy, a counterculture icon who has dedicated his life to giving to others, using laughter as path to opening hearts and creating peace. Still alive at age 80 and living in Berkeley, this film traces Wavy’s life from his start as a poet in Greenwich

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Village and his days as a peace activist, when he discovered that wearing a clown costume made him less likely to be clubbed by the police. With members of his Hog Farm Commune, Wavy Gravy made an epic bus trip from England to Nepal by way of Afghanistan. Then they went on to Woodstock where they kept the peace amidst crowds of thousands. In 1978, Wavy Gravy and others founded the Seva Foundation, a nonprofit known for restoring eyesight to over 3 million blind people suffering from cataracts in India and Nepal and other countries. Wavy Gravy also started and continues leading Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for disadvantaged kids in Northern California. The film includes amazing historical footage of the England to Nepal odyssey, plus candid interviews with Wavy’s family and friends including Jackson Browne, Odetta and Bonnie Raitt, as well as

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encounters with Wavy himself. Saint Misbehavin’ is an entertaining and inspiring look at the life of one man who has made a difference and has created much joy while doing it. All Oakmonters are welcome to join us on Monday, May 8 at the East Recreation Center, with social time at 6:30 p.m. and the film beginning at 7 p.m. Popcorn and other snacks will be provided and you are welcome to BYOB. It helps us plan (and enables us to make name badges) if you RSVP at www.oakmontprogressives. com although it’s not required. Any questions, call me at 583-9490. Oakmont Progressives is an educational and social club inspired by the vision of Bernie Sanders. We seek a government that works for the people instead of banks, corporations and billionaires. For more information see www. “How Progressives and Democrats Differ.”

Oakmont Car Show Saturday, May 27

Call for Entrants and Spectators

The 15th annual Oakmont Car Show will be held Saturday, May 27 on Memorial Day weekend. All Oakmonters are encouraged to come and view our fantastic collection of classics. We will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. As usual, the Oakmont Market will be there selling coffee, snacks, hamburgers, hot dogs and other munchies. As a special treat we will have some live ragtime piano music! Oakmonters are allowed to enter basically any car they are proud of. Please contact me via my email address at, providing your full name, address and phone, along with the year,

make and model of your car. Outside entrants must have a vehicle “born” before 1975. All participants must be pre-registered. The cost is $5, payable when you arrive. Participants will receive a personalized placard which must be displayed on your front window. We will “stage” between 9–9:45 a.m. For insurance reasons, we ask that all participants remain until 1 pm. We expect to sell out of spaces so please register as soon as possible. Hope to see everyone on May 27.

THURSDAY, MAY 11 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Learn about the MBKonnection and the various dimensions of wellness, while also experiencing how they work together to impact your overall well-being.

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Free Movies For Seniors Press release

Free Seniors Movie Series at the Third Street Cinemas in Downtown Santa Rosa will be shown on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m., and will continue through June 7. As usual, there will be a choice of four movies. No tickets are needed, and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. It is not possible to publicize an advance list of films, but for a list of the four movie titles for each month, call the Third Street Cinemas Recording the week of the Series: 525-8909 x 2. The movies are free for seniors, 60 and older.

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Detailed flyers are on display in the Lobbies of the Roxy 14, the Airport 12, the Summerfield and the Third Street Cinemas, as well as the Raven Film Center in Healdsburg. They have also been distributed to all of the Senior Centers, the Council on Aging, the Social Security Office, and various other facilities for seniors, including Retirement Homes, Senior Apartment Complexes, and Senior Mobile Home Parks. The Series is generously being sponsored by Santa Rosa Memorial Park and Mortuary/Eggen & Lance Chapel, Kobrin Financial Services, and Hired Hands Homecare.

The Third Street Cinemas is located at 620 3rd Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and “D” Street (behind the Third Street Aleworks). It’s only 1½ blocks from the Downtown Transit Mall, where all City and County busses arrive and depart. There are also two parking garages close by, one directly across from the theatre (no elevator), and the other around the corner on “D” Street (basically, behind the theatre). The rate is 75c per hour, but those with handicapped placards may park free at parking meters on the street. For more info, contact Gwen Adkins at the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, 523-1586 x 21 or 484-7328 (cell).

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA

Sunday, May 7, 2 pm ARRIVAL

Confronted by a mass landing of alien vessels around the globe, military leaders seek the help of brilliant linguist Louse Banks (Amy Adams) in an effort to communicate with the extraterrestrials and determine their intentions. A captivating, thought-provoking and unusual science-fiction story, the film was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture, and sixteen Golden Globes, including a Best Actress nomination for Adams for her fine performance. Jeremy Renner also stars. (2016), PG-13l, 116 minutes.

Sunday, May 7, 7 pm AWAKENINGS

In this stirring fact-filled drama set in 1969, a reclusive neurologist (Robin Williams) is given authorization to test an experimental drug on a catatonic patient (Robert De Niro)—who awakens from his 30-year stupor and must come to grips with his life as an adult. Based on Oliver Sacks memoir of the same name, this well-acted film, a poignant and illuminating drama, received many awards, including an Oscar for Best Picture and nominations for Williams and DeNiro. (1990), PG-13, 120 minutes.

Sunday, May 14 NO FILMS SHOWN: MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, May 21, 2 pm HARRY AND SNOWMAN

After World War II, Dutchman Harry de Leyer immigrated to the United States and became a riding instructor, paying $80 for a plow horse no one else wanted. Calling the horse Snowman, Harry began training him for show jumping; two years later he had a champion. A disarming underdog story about how the two of them, dubbed the “Cinderella Horse” and the “Galloping Grandfather,” saved each other in this moving, fascinating documentary. (2016), NR, 83 minutes.

Sunday, May 21, 7 pm JACKIE

Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, First Lady Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) struggles in the days following her husband’s assassination to maintain his legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she created and loved. Jackie places us in her world, offering an alluring peek into a beloved American public figure’s private life, giving us an enthralling Academy Award-nominated performance from Portman as well. (2016), R, 100 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.: Arrival, (2016), PG-13, 116 minutes. Sunday, May 7, 7 p.m.: Awakenings, (1990), PG-13, 120 minutes. Sunday, May 14: No films shown, Mother’s Day Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m.: Harry and Snowman, (2016), NR, 83 minutes. Sunday, May 21, 7 p.m.: Jackie, (2016), R, 100 minutes. Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m.: Hidden Figures, (2016), PG, 127 minutes. Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m.: Fences, (2016), PG-13, 139 minutes.


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over 20 yrs. I will custom tailor a plan Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Best prices on Gutter Guard for you based on your unique needs. installation! Careful, professional, Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429. Complimentary first visit. Many homes Free estimates. Lic. #428073. start at $100. Jef Brunstetter, 576Call 996-1454. 1793 or


Specializing in residential re-roofing. Top quality workmanship. Honest and reliable. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498.




George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call George at 987-3059.

Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, PAINTING, WALLPAPERING, LCO #2411. FAUX FINISHES Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR Luurs, 528-8489.


Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had a home visit, please call Charlotte at 538-9050.


Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.


A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric and painting. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your plumbing needs.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.


A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call for reservations. Plus Babe is on the road again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Stephany at 545-2850.


Warming Trends has been cleaning, servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.


Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer. VOM Rotary member, computer instructor. References available, many satisfied Oakmont customers. $45/hr. 293-8011.


Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 800-2043.


An emphasis upon a natural look and no leaf blower used. Small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806, Oakmont.

25+ years experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. Based in Sonoma. Call Alix, 637-6267.

For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded and insured. Same day service is often available. Money-saving coupons! CA Lic. #659920. Please call (707) 996-8683 or go to


Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.


Commercially licensed, transportation for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 owner-operated with several years experience. Oakmont homeowner too. Call Chris, (707) 206-5018.


Retired, medical background. Local references. Call Evelyne, (707) 326-6610.



Let me help you walk, talk and play with your dog. $25/hr., 15/half-hr. Call for free meeting. Terri, (707) 480-0786. Local references.


Experienced, insured sitters for overnites and exercise walks for dogs and loving kitty care visits. Oakmont references. A Mother’s Love Petsitting, 775-7520.


Licensed, experienced with male and female care in-home, at assisted living homes and hospice care. Mike, (707) 835-7157.


Keep your home or company up and running. Back-up, training, security, networking, repair, transfers, tuneup, Smart Homes. Call now for free consultation, (707) 486-5302.


Remodels, additions, efficiency and accessibility updates. Helping clients Home, business, move-outs. Windows, live comfortably in their homes since bed linen changing and more. Over 1979. Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont 18 yrs. of experience. References upon Resident, 579-9088. request., Lic. #377330. 548-9482 or 542-8720.


Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837-5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).


All home repairs. Everything from fixing that leaking toilet to hanging pictures, to replacing that broken light switch. Serving the Santa Rosa area since 1985. $25 per hour. Quality workmanship and excellent ref. Just make a “to do” list and call me. Local Oakmont references on request. 888-2013.


I will come to you. No travel charges within 10 miles of Oakmont. Cert. #2182594. (707) 829-2203.


Japanese swords and related items. (707) 938-4436 or (949) 683-3103.


15-year Oakmont resident, collector, not a dealer. American or foreign, 1970s or earlier. Dave, (707) 481-6505.


Personalized computer help in your home. PC and MAC, cell phones and tablets. Patient, experienced technology help in the comfort of your home. $35 per hour. Call Diana at (707) 327-8997.


Dry rot repair, fences, decks, gates, doors, stairs, hand rails, cabinets, shelves, tile. Lic. #1008255. Call or E-mail Alex, 843-1898,

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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM Tel 539-1611 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A OVA E-mail: Website: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$25 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Bulletin Boards

There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

locker rentals

Annual Locker Fee $60 (January 1–December 31). If you wish to rent a locker, come to the OVA office and give us a check, your information and the number of the locker you want to rent. You provide the lock. We can prorate the annual fee. Daily use lockers are free. NOTICE: Weekly locker inspections are done by OVA Maintenance. Locks could be sawed off with no prior notice and locker contents removed on all unpaid lockers. Items will be held in OVA Maintenance office for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact the OVA Office M-F 539-1611


Quarterly pickups. First Saturday in April, July and October. 9 AM–1 PM.


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.


For more info on signing up contact OVA at 539-1611 or email Oakmontcommunitygarden@

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Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)

2017-2018 OVA board of Directors

COORDINATOR Call 9AM–5PM May 1–15 Sonia Moore 539-4119

Ellen Leznik, President

May 16–31 Barbara Lowell 538-0333

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Rides Within Oakmont Marianne Neufeld 528-0161 Mon.–Fri. medical rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.


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Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only)


SUMMER SCHEDULE Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.

Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230

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maintenance Office

Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Street Cleaning

City streets in Oakmont are cleaned by the city early on the fourth Friday of each month. Residents who want their streets swept should avoid street parking overnight on those days.

Ken Heyman, Vice President Carolyn Bettencourt, Secretary Andie Altman, Director Frank Batchelor, Director Greg Goodwin, Director Gloria Yong, Director Association Manager Cassie Turner

OVA Board Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 1 pm in the Berger Center All residents of Oakmont are welcome.


Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone 538-4293 or by E-mail wallyschilpp1@ if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

The Oakmont News welcomes residents’ letters to the editor about Oakmont life. Email letters of no more than 200 words to cat@oakmontvillage. com. Writer’s name, address and phone number must be included. Writers will be limited to one letter published every 90 days. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to n Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to 5 different shopping centers weekday Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n



Schedules available at OVA office.

The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. To receive E-Blast by E-mail, click the "join our E-Blast email list" link. If you would like a hardcopy, please come to​the OVA Activities​office. They are located on the front counter.


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Bocce Club

Due to space restrictions, we were unable to publish the picture of our third winning team from the St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. Congratulations to John Magers, Sherry Magers, Jane O’Toole and Bob Cresta.

It’s May! It’s May, and that means it’s summer schedule time and you can play Bocce twice per day, at 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.

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Our next competition is Mother’s Day Tournament on May 13. This one starts at 9:30 a.m., so be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out. We are sure to have a great turnout, so get there early and get on a team. Winners of the Tax Time Tournament will be announced in the next edition of the Oakmont News, so watch this space. The Bocce Club just keeps on growing! At press time, we have more than 140 members. You should come to the courts and see what it’s all about; I’ll bet that once you play with us, you’ll want to join this fun, friendly club. Just stop into the OVA office and leave your $15 check in the Bocce Club folder. If you’ve been thinking about playing in the Wine Country Senior Games but have just been procrastinating, there’s not much time left for you to form a team and sign up. If you’re looking for players, just add your name to the sign-up sheet at the court. Once you find your team, you’ll have to register online at If you already have a team, remember, you can practice in the off hours.

Bocce Humor

“You’re so involved with bocce,” the wife complained, “that you can’t even remember the day we were married.” “That’s what you think!” countered the husband. “It was the same day I scored 12 points in three frames.”


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Dilly & Dottie — Take Two!


e are a particularly precious poodle pair looking for a quiet, loving home. A kind person found us wandering unkempt and uncared for and brought us to Sonoma Humane. Can you imagine a couple senior gals like us on the streets? Oh my! What with Dilly’s impaired vision and my stiff joints, it’s a good thing we have each other! Now we’re looking for a caring companion to help us enjoy an easy, comfortable life. We’ll enjoy relaxed outings, gentle walks and lots of snuggles with you. At 10 years old, we think we deserve to be loved and pampered, wouldn’t you agree?



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5345 Hwy 12 W 707.542.0882

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WHEN: Sunday, May 21 MUSIC: Performed by The Floorshakers WHERE: On the Oakmont Golf Club Driving Range, 7025 Oakmont Drive TIME: 3 p.m. food and beverage available; 4 p.m. concert begins RSVP: Call OGC at 539-9215 x 228 or OVA at 539-1611 Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. There will be a designated parking area for golf carts. Full bar will be available and several food stations. Bring cash to purchase $5 food and beverage tickets. No outside food or beverage allowed. Have fun and get your tropical attire on!

Toxic Waste Collection

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555 Westside Rd 707.431.3386

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Tuesday, may 9 west rec. parking lot

Four times a year Oakmont has a Community Toxic Collection at the West Rec. parking lot, 6470 Meadowridge Drive, from 2–7 p.m. LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles in sealed, approved Sharps containers. NOT ACCEPTED: explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics, business waste. Please call 795-2025 to schedule an appointment or ask your questions.


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2017

Feel safe and secure with the quality of in-home care that Sequoia Senior Solutions is known for. Compare us to any other care provider: – Certified by California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) – Accredited by the Better Business Bureau with a rating of A+

Some of our services: n Caring



Meal Planning and Preparation


Transportation and Errands


Light Housekeeping


Medication Reminders


Assistance with Bathing and Grooming

– Eight time winner of the North Bay Business Journal “Best Place to Work Award”

Serving Oakmont residents for over 12 years!

Owners, Gabriella Ambrosi, CEO and Stanton Lawson, CFO

6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite E, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Providing specialized care in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Arthritis and Hospice | | Call us today for a free assessment at (707) 539-0500

Century 21 Valley of the Moon Locally Owned—Internationally Known

Linda Frediani Broker/Owner, 322-4519

Jolene Cortright 477-6529

Paula Lewis 332-0433

Mike & Leila O’Callaghan 888-6583

Randy Ruark 322-2482

341 Rockgreen Place — $465,000

6831 Meadowridge Drive—$785,000

838 Wheeler Street — $890,000

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9347 Oak Trail Circle — $365,000

6496 Pine Valley Drive

180 Mountain Vista Circle

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353 Breeden Street

316 Singing Brook Circle

296 Mockingbird Circle — $720,000

Kay Nelson 538-8777

Sue Senk 318-9595

Nancy Shaw 322-2344

707• 539 • 3200

Joey & Claudine Cuneo Peter & Roberta Lommori 694-2634 539-3200

6580 Oakmont Drive Santa Rosa 95409 CalBRE#01523620

Cheryl Peterson 974-9849

Gail Johnson 292-9798

Brian McGuire 490-7959

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