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nJim Brewer and Jackie Ryan

The projected costs of the pickleball courts by the Berger Center have climbed past $300,000, including money already allocated for the project, and new studies now required by the city threaten to push the costs much higher. Cassie Turner, OVA Manager, gave board members a cost estimate at their Sept. 15 meeting, but the estimate was not received in time to be placed on the agenda and so could not be discussed. “I asked Cassie and the committee to get an estimate based on the recent plans,” said Frank Batchelor, board chairman. “It’s a verbal estimate,

Pickleball Costs Going Up Fast not in writing.” He said Siri Grading and Paving Co. projected grading and preparation at $90,000, and the building of courts, fencing, landscaping and lighting at $160,000. Meanwhile, Batchelor said the city was requiring additional federal accessibility modifications, a new storm water management plan and a broader site design plan. “The city keeps changing the rules on us for the public hearing, and we don’t know what those costs are going to be,” he said. A proposal to build four pickleball courts behind the Berger Center has sparked controversy in Oakmont for almost two years. Opponents generally disagree with site location, if not the concept of the courts as well as costs, but an ad hoc committee appointed by the board concluded the site adjacent to the Berger is the only viable location. The OVA has spent or authorized around $60,000 developing plans, some of that for a landscape master

Oakmont to Help Pay for Gym Trainer

nJackie Ryan and Jim Brewer

In a four to three vote following a long back and forth discussion, the OVA Board agreed Sept. 15 to cover up to $4,000 a year of Fitness Club’s $14,000 salary cost for a Fitness Center trainer. The Fitness Club asked the board for help when member dues fell short of what it costs for trainer John Phillips to be at the center for 10 hours a week. It’s the first year that voluntary $20 annual dues from gym users have failed to pay the costs of a trainer. Board members debated the status of the Fitness Center versus other Oakmont physical fitness activities, facilities and classes. Three members, Andie Altman, Bob Giddings and John Felton voted against paying the $4,000. Directors Elke Strunka, Herm Hermann, Alan Scott and Frank Batchelor voted in favor of supplementing the salary. “I hope everyone appreciates that this is not a simple issue,” Chairman Frank Batchelor said.


Bob Giddings presented a report from the ad hoc Berger Center Committee based on work done by the architectural firm Archilogix on five possible scenarios for the Berger. “The committee’s focus is now on an option to modernize and expand the center, including adding a lobby area that we don’t think will increase the city’s demands for additional parking,” Giddings said. Next steps will involve the budgetary process and ArchiLogix will develop budgets for the option to modernize, but the firm will also provide estimates for rebuilding Berger auditorium based on cost per square foot, including many of the design elements requested by the community.

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“Nothing is going to be built until the whole community is involved in some way,” Batchelor said. “There will be many, many opportunities for people to be involved.” (The committee’s full report can be viewed on the Oakmont Village website. Go to News and More, click on Follow the Berger and then on the 9/15/15 presentation.)


The board set Oct. 13 for a special budget meeting for the next fiscal year, which will also include the results of a new, extensive reserve study. The study was conducted by Directors Strunka and Andie Altman, OVA Manager Cassie Turner and Facilities Maintenance Manager Rick Aubert. Turner said the study recommends funding requirements for 2016 that are close to 2015 levels. Under the Davis-Stirling Act, the OVA is required to have an annual reserve fund to repair, replace, restore and maintain common area properties showing how much money is needed when and where. The reserve study will not be available to OVA residents until the funding plan has been officially approved by the board at its October meeting. The budget meeting will be in the Berger Center Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 3:30–5:30 p.m.


The board also presented an appreciation award to Eleanor Brodnansky for her many years of volunteer service to Oakmont. Brodnansky currently is the chairperson of the Landscape Improvement Committee. She is leaving Oakmont to be closer to her family. (Watch a video of the board meeting on the OVA Website.) PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

plan. Costs grew with revisions to the original plan and with sound, visual and parking studies requested by the city after receiving protests from Oakmont residents opposing the project. “If the pickleball committee wants additional funding to pay for studies, it will have to come before the board and there will be an open meeting and discussion at that time,” Batchelor said. Because the item was not officially on the agenda, board members gave no indication whether they would look favorably on requests for additional money, particularly in light of the higher than expected costs which were originally projected to be in the neighborhood of $200,000. Pickleball again consumed much of the open forum at the meeting. Resident Kerry Oswald said he canvassed 124 houses in his neighborhood door-to-door and gathered 87 signatures from residents “who don’t want it,” he said. “I’m not against pickleball. I’m just against the project. Generally the trend is we don’t want it, we don’t want it by the swimming pool, we don’t want the sound and we don’t want the expense.”


As a result of a confrontation over another petition signing activity, the board is looking into a code of conduct. Batchelor said code of conduct is in draft form and may be combined with the work of an earlier committee that was looking at a similar policy to deal with verbal abuse of employees by members of the community. It will be presented at the next board workshop, scheduled for Oct. 6. (Watch a video of the board meeting on the OVA website.)

New Resident Receptions nStaff Report

Residents who have moved to Oakmont since April are invited to a pair of events this month designed to welcome new people and help them learn about community possibilities. The first event will be a one-hour reception Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 7–8 p.m. in the Berger Center. There will be a Power Point presentation on highlights of living in Oakmont, followed by a question-and-answer session. People will be seated at round tables to have an opportunity to meet fellow newcomers and also have a bite to eat. A week later, from 7–9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 will be “Join a Club Night,” with representatives of many of the 120-plus Oakmont groups staffing tables to explain how to get involved. Invitations are being mailed to 170 new owners who have bought since April. Tenants are invited as well, through reading this story. No sign-up is required.

Two October Events • The US Air Force Band of the Golden West Chamber Players free concert at the Berger Center Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. Details inside on page 31. • Details of OVA’s Oktoberfest 2015 can be found inside on page 31.


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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Letter to the Editor

CAN’T ATTEND A BOARD MEETING? Watch it online at www. Board meetings will be available two nOVA Administration or three days after a meeting. Also check out past videos. The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings.

Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Tues. Monthly 2 PM Ste. 6 3rd Tues. Monthly 1–3 PM Berger Center 1st Tues. Monthly 3–5 PM East Rec.

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / Community Development (OCDC) / Finance (FC) / Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings Quarterly Meetings LOMAA Workshop Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board OEPC Community Meeting

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 9–11 AM Rm. B 2nd Thurs. Monthly 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 4th Thurs. Monthly 2–3:30 PM Rm. B 1st Tues. Monthly 10 AM–12 Noon Rm. G 1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) 2nd Thurs. (June)

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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.

Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Room D is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, right side of stage. Room G is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, lobby across from rest rooms.

Dear Editor: We were recently evacuated from our Sierra foothills home as a result of the Butte fire. We thank Oakmont resident Chuck Broward so much for setting up our computers in our Oakmont home plus lending us a monitor and computer accessories so we can communicate with insurance companies, friends and family. Penny and Dennis Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

Author must be an Oakmont resident or owner. Letter must include topic title, author’s signature and Oakmont address, email address and/or phone number (not published). Maximum length 250 words. Letters not previously printed elsewhere may be given publishing priority. Writers will be limited to one letter per 90 days. Letters may be subject to editing for length or clarity. Personal attacks and inflammatory comments will not be printed. Communications Committee retains its right of refusal to publish. Send letter to OVA Office at 6575 Oakmont Drive, Ste 7 or by email to

Oakmont 2016 Community Directory A friendly reminder from the OVA

The 2016 Directory Fact Sheets are due on October 15! If you wish to be listed in our 2016 Directory please come and bring your signed fact sheets to the OVA Office at 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7. You may provide as much or as little information as you wish. Thank you!


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Golf News

OGC nChuck Wood


This November we will be voting to elect two new OGC Board members. Their new three-year terms of office will begin on January 1, 2016. The two board vacancies are created via the completion of the threeyear terms for Michael Canar and Frank Giannini. There are some important dates for you to keep in mind: Monday, October 26—Candidates’ Night in the Quail Inn (details to be available soon); November 5—ballots to be mailed out to each of us members, with the materials including copies of the resumes of our four candidates; and November 17—certification of the election results, from the ballots returned as of November 16. The candidates for the 2016 OGC Board are Frank Giannini, Neil Huber and Barbara Robinson. Frank Giannini is currently the President of the Board of the Oakmont Golf Club and will run for a second consecutive term. Neil Huber is a retired attorney who specialized in real estate, financing and related areas of law, and is active in the Men’s Niners. Barbara Robinson is a past OVA Board member and is currently the captain of the Ladies Niners. She also serves on the OGC’s House Committee. In addition to viewing the candidates’ resumes in the glass-cased bulletin board outside the West Course Pro Shop, you can find them posted on the Oakmont Golf Club’s website. Go to the Members’ area via logging in with your four-digit member number (a leading zero may be needed) and with your last name (all lower case letters) as the password. When you see one of these candidates out and about, please say hello and feel free to ask questions. We are very fortunate to have these four strong candidates who are volunteering to give up a lot of time and their talents for the benefit of our club via running for the Oakmont Golf Club Board. Each of them deserves our thanks.

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The top ten leading money winners for the year, up to September 7, are (in order): Noel Schween, Gary Stone, Tom Massip, Dan Sienes, Don Schulte, Phil Sapp, Dan Levin, Tony D’Agosta and John Munkacsy. October 12 is our second round of the five-round Fall Eclectic Tournament. If you did not sign up in time for the first round, you can still sign up and play the second through the fifth round. Remember, no “gimme” putts in competitive golf and each week we are in competition with the other golfers. So, please putt everything out to make the playing field level. This year, the Niners will be collecting our 2016 dues instead of paying them through the OGC office. Our dues will be $20 for next year. Statements are being handed out and/or mailed to the members. Happy Golfing!

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR august 31 Gross Ball Plus Net Ball (Mixer), 14 Teams

First place: Jim Norem/Dan LevinKeith Wise with a 70. Second place: Bob Thorsen/John Munkacsy with a 74. Third place: Al Bentham/Stan Augustine with a 75. Fourth place: Art Boot/Ton Apolloni with a 76. Fifth place tie: Rich Silvas/Don Schulte, Joel Goodman/Tom Massip and Phil Bowman/Allan Stewart, all with a 77. Team closest-to-the-pin: Tony D’Agosta/Wendell Freeman, 13’8”; Don Schulte/Rich Silvas, 15’5”; Bob Marotto/Noel Schween, 15’6”; Stan Augustine/Al Bentham, 15’6”.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR SEPTEMBER 7 Individual Low Net, 21 Players

First place: Dan Sienes with a 27. Second place: Bob Marotto with a 28. Third place: Don Schulte with a 28.5. Fourth place: Gary Stone a 29.5. Fifth place tie: Tony D’Agosta, Rich Silvas and Lou Lari, all with a 30. Eighth place tie: Keith Wise and Tom Massip, both with a 31.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Tom Massip, 8’3”; Lou Lari, 19’0”; Jim Norem, 28’10”.

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First place: Dan Levin with a 27.5. Second place: Tony D’Agosta with a 29. Third place tie: Joe Lash and Tony Apolloni, both with a 29.5. Fifth place tie: Tom Massip and Don Schulte, both with a 30.5. Seventh place tie: Dan Sienes and Paul Lawler, both with a 31. Ninth place tie: Jim Norem and Wayne Mickaelian, both with a 31.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Tony Apolloni, 8’1”; Paul Lawler, 29’0”; Dan Levin, 29’1”.


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First flight (4–11): first, Jeff Snyder, 59; second tie, John Weston and Bruce Hulick, 60; fourth, Bob Baciocco, 61. Second flight (12–17): first, Tom Kendrick, 59; second tie, Mike Doyle and Dave Goulson, 60; fourth, Denny Mool, 61. Third flight (18–20): first, Ray Pierce, 60; second, Greg Carpenter, 62; third, John Williston, 63; fourth tie, Tom Massip and Frank Zelko, 65. Fourth flight (21–24): first tie, Tony D’Agosta and Larry Frediani, 60; third tie, Lou Lari, Joe Lash and Gary Stone, 61. Fifth flight (25–up): first, John Garcia, 56; second, Rodi Martinelli, 57; third, John Derby, 62; fourth, C. Mendenhall, 63. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Dave Goulson, 2’0”, Jeff Snyder, 12’0”; #11—Bob Giddings, 22’10”, Shelly Brodsky, 34’ 5”; #16—John Weston, 3’8”, Mike Hull, 8’9”. Overall Winners—Gross Score: first, Shelly Brodsky, 64 + 66 = 130; second, Jeff Snyder, 69 + 66 = 135; third, John Weston, 67 + 70 = 137. Overall Winners—Net Score: first, John Weston, 57 + 60 = 117; second tie, Dave Goulson, 59 + 60 = 119, Rodi Martinelli, 62 + 57 = 119, and Gary Stone, 58 + 61 = 119. Congratulations to Shelly Brodsky and John Weston.

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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

January 20. More information to come regarding updating addresses and phone numbers. Fall is the time to check labels and tags on your lawn bowles. To avoid confusion, please put club bowles back where they belong according to size.

nBarbara Bowman


Can’t believe that Halloween’s almost here? Tournament and luncheon chairs Barbara Olson and Judy Howell assure us that it’s approaching, and they’re planning something special for the annual Halloween event on October 29. Start thinking about your prize-winning costume and plan to join the fun. Look for the sign-up sheet at the East.


Two qualifying rounds were held on September 3 and September 17 to determine the 2015 Niners Club champion. Tournament Co-Chairs Linda Yates and Maria Mar announced name of the new champion at the Niners General Meeting on Sept. 17. Congratulation to the champion and all the winners! Thanks to Linda and Maria for managing the tournament. Details in the October 15 Oakmont News.

Ellie Baciocco, Barbara Robinson and Elaine Foote finish at #9 on the first qualifying day.


Proud to be a Lawn Bowler.

The other day I was part of a discussion group. The facilitator asked each member to think about the word “pride” and what it means to them. He asked what they were most proud of and what they took pride in being a member of or possessing. The answers ranged from “Proud to be an American” to proud of their golf game. The word “proud” relates to personal dignity and pleasure from something achieved or owned. In sports one can be proud of winning, doing one’s best or even participating in competition. Which brings us to Lawn Bowling. I’m proud to be an active member in the Lawn Bowling Club here in Oakmont. I enjoy the friendly competition and participate whenever I can, be it tournaments or the daily draw. Try lawn bowling and see if you discover your pride in playing our sport.


To All Members: The Annual Meeting of the Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 1 p.m. in the Berger Center for the purpose of electing officers and directors and for such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Please plan to attend and participate.


Niners Club Championship competitors Cindy Carroll, Maria Mar and Linda Yates.


First flight: first tie, C. Carroll, E. Foote and P. Lash; second tie, E. Baciocco and B. Robinson. Second flight: first, N. Person; second; E. LaPointe; third, C. Hilliard; fourth tie, M. Crimaldi and H. Williston; sixth, J. Rockwell. Third flight: first tie, A. Engen and J. Haggerty; third tie, B. Bowman and B. James; fifth, J. Banayat. Chip-ins: Elaine Foote, Cindy Carroll and Audrey Engen.


September 24 marked the end of the year-long Eclectic Tournament. After calculating the scores, tournament co-chairs, Jean Rockwell and Janie Rietow posted the winners’ names for the world to see— and to congratulate. Look for names of tournament winners in the October 15 Oakmont News. Thanks to Jean and Janie for chairing one of our favorite events.


Adams Springs is hosting the WRENS President’s Cup Tournament today with the following representing the Oakmont Niners: Tammy Siela, Elaine Foote, Henni Williston and Linda Yates. Jamie Rietow and Jean Rockwell are alternates. These players completed qualifying rounds to represent us. Good luck, ladies—bring home the Cup! Next up: October 28 brings the WRENS Soup Bowl at Black Rock Golf Course on Cobb Mountain. Check the information on the WRENS bulletin board.

Beginning Monday, October 5, the Daily Draw will move to a 12:30 p.m. start time. Please arrive at 12:15 p.m. to ensure that teams can be set up to begin play on time.

Results of the Labor Day Tournaments: Two teams shared honors by scoring the same five-point spread in their matches. Frank Gyorgy, Linda Rubio and Frank Longoria were one winning team. The other team was Tom Ternullo, James Chang and Sue Tredick. Congratulations! Dues Reminder: In order to be listed in next year’s green book, dues for 2016 need to be submitted before


All Oakmont residents are welcome to try their hand at lawn bowling. Stop by the green any Tuesday during July and August from 9:30–11 a.m. Club members will show you the basics and you can try rolling a few bowls. Club bowls will be provided. Please wear flat-soled shoes. Questions? Can’t make Tuesdays? Call Tony Lackowicz at 888-1430 or Bill Livingston at 327-8180 to set up a separate time to play.


Save the date for the 2015 Christmas Gala/Awards Presentation on Friday, December 4 beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Berger Center. Our gala will be here before you know it. In fact, there are only 58 days left to make your reservations for another wonderful evening. Once again, the Oakmont Village Market will do the catering and Jess Petty will provide music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Check the bulletin board, our website and future columns for more details.

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Let’s Make Oakmont’s Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade The Most Rousing Yet

nJeff Davis

Every year more and more Oakmont residents have turned out to celebrate our Veterans with a grand parade. Sponsored by OVA, Oakmont Gardens and the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont, this year’s event on Wednesday, November 11 promises to be the best yet. The parade starts at 1 p.m. at the Berger Center, winds its way up Oakmont Drive, along Oak Trail Drive, around Oak Trail Circle, then Oak Leaf Drive and back to Berger. The parade will be followed by a big celebration at the Berger Center hosted by the Oakmont Gardens staff. So what can you do to make this the biggest celebration we’ve ever had? Here are some ideas: Veterans to Ride in the Parade: Call Nancy Giddings, 539-6158, and sign up to ride in the parade. It doesn’t matter if you know in what vehicle you will ride or not; all that will be worked out in the next few weeks by Nancy and her crew. All veterans (any service, any time frame) are welcome. Don’t be modest. Vehicles to Carry Veterans and Decorations: Convertibles, classic cars, utility vehicles, golf carts—

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use your imagination. Every veteran in the parade will need something to ride in as well as those who would just like to be in the parade. Again, call Nancy Giddings, 539-6158, if you can participate with your vehicle. Neighborhood Groups to Cheer on the Parade: What’s a parade without a cheering crowd? Maybe you don’t live on the parade route. Why don’t you get a few families in the neighborhood to gather at a spot along the route and get excited? Flags, banners, signs to wave. If you live on the route it should be even easier to get together a cheering crowd to help the parade along. There’s a lot of space along the route for participants and the map of the parade route will include approximate times for the parade to reach d ifferent points along the route. There will be more details as we get closer to Nov. 11 but start to talk it up now. Enjoy the Post-Parade Party: This year the celebration hosted by Oakmont Gardens will be in the Berger Center. More space for lots more people. Help honor our veterans and enjoy yourself at the same time. See you there.

October 31 Buddhist Meeting

The Wisdom for Fostering the Positive Potential in All People

“The teachings of Buddhism employ the analogy of flowering fruit trees—cherry, plum, peach and damson—each blossoming and bearing fruit in its own unique way, to express the value of diversity. Each living thing, in other words, has a distinct character, individuality and purpose in this world. Accordingly, people should develop their own unique capabilities as they work to build a world of cooperation where all people acknowledge both their differences and their fundamental equality, a world where a rich diversity of peoples and cultures is nourished, each enjoying respect and harmony.”—Daisaku Ikeda, Living Buddhism,

October 2015, p. 70. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, October 31 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street 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 843-7266 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.

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Everyone Should Have a Go-Bag!

nSuzanne Cassell, Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC)

We, in Sonoma Valley, not only live under the threat of earthquakes but also of wildfires which may start in the surrounding hills and in Annadel State Park. Wildfires have occurred with greater frequency and intensity in recent years. The recent ones in Lake County are a reminder that we should prepare for major emergencies. In the event of a major disaster, we could be on our own for 72 hours or more. We might have to evacuate our homes and be stranded in our cars or have to stay in an evacuation center for an extended period of time. A Go-Bag will make your disaster survival a little bit easier! In addition to our home emergency disaster supply kit, every member of our household, including our pets, should have a Go-Bag or even two (one for the car and one for home), a mini version of our home kit, something we can grab and go and not have to stop and decide what to take when in a hurry. The Go-Bag can be a duffle bag, backpack, or other easy-to-carry container, and it should have an I.D. tag. A good place to keep a Go-Bag is in the trunk of our car and/or next to our bed. A pet carrier (crate) should be easily accessible too. Some basic items we should keep in the trunk or our car are: water, granola bars and dry food, a flashlight, blanket, warm jacket, change of clothes, pair of shoes, walking stick, and umbrella. Other recommended items for a Go-Bag: First aid kit, moist towelettes, toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, whistle to signal for help, prescription medication (that doesn’t need refrigeration or at least a list of them), eyeglasses, copies of important documents like your driver’s license, or a list of insurance policy numbers, contact list for doctors, family members and friends (preferably from out of state/area). Visit the website for additional tips and suggestions.

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This short hike off Highway 12 is at one of the largest freshwater marshes in California. It has wonderful birds and wildlife. The loop is less than two miles on good trail, all flat. Bring water and snacks. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Jim Sannar, 538-2289.


This medium strenuous hike of 9-10 miles will cover a variety of Annadel trails, with a great 360° view from the high point. Estimated elevation gains are about 1,500’. Dress in layers, bring poles, water and lunch. Leave Berger at 8:30 am. Hike leader is Lou Kinzler, 595 1214.


From Berger Center we walk to the horse trailer

parking lot in Annadel State Park, follow the Richardson Trail to Lake Ilsanjo. Lunch at the gazebo and return via Louis Trail to North Burma Trail to Channel Drive to the Horse Trailer parking lot and back to the Berger. The distance is five miles and the elevation gain of 500’. Bring water, lunch, walking sticks and dress accordingly for the predicted weather. Hike leader is Phil Wigen, 238-3194.


We park at the Quarry lot on Wildcat Canyon Rd., start at the Sea View Trail and climb up heading south along a fairly strenuous 800’ climb. We’ll make frequent stops. From the high point we descend via Upper Big Springs Trail for lunch and return via Quarry Trail. Total length of this hike is about six miles and a combined elevation gain of 900’. Bring the usual stuff. Meet at Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Jason Wilkenfeld, 978-2385 and George Hasa, 843-4527.


This moderately strenuous hike above Armstrong Redwoods SR covers both Gilliam Creek and Austin Creek Trails. We start by descending 1,400’ to Gilliam and Austin Creeks. After lunch it will be all uphill! The beginning and ending of this nine-mile hike offer outstanding views to the west. Bring water, lunch, poles, water shoes and an adventurous spirit. Hike leader is Dave Chalk, 539-8847. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m.

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A new Oakmont hike, starting from the Cross Marin Trail in Samuel Taylor Park and ending at Kent Lake in the Marin Municipal Water District. This is a strenuous intermediate hike of seven miles and a short but fairly steep/paved climb of about 400’. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Bring poles, water and lunch. Hike Leader is Becky Brown, 595-1724.


It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes more than 30 miles roundtrip, away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. Check with your hike leader. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.


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nSusan Ramsey

Oakmont Ukesters

Single Boomers Social Club

Fall is upon us bringing with it cooler weather, shorter days and the beauty of the changing leaves.


Thanks to those that joined us for music at Chateau St. Jean! We are so fortunate to have so many beautiful venues close by. October events include joining the Boomers at Starry

Night and our trip to Tara Firma Farms, on Saturday, October 24 for their annual Pumpkins on Pikes Event. Stay tuned for the upcoming dancing meetup at the Flamingo! Please be sure to open your Evites and E-mails, so that you will know the details about future events, and any changes in the schedule. If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the attached application form, or pick up one in the OVA Single Boomers Social Club folder.

Single Boomers Social Club Membership form

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $12 to: Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC). Name:______________________________________________________________________ Date:______________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (important, to receive Evites and Shout-outs):_________________________________________________

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Having fun is good for you and learning keeps us mentally fit, so grab your ukulele and come join the Oakmont Ukesters! This OVA-approved group meets once a week (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) at the lovely Oakmont Gardens. If you already play the ukulele or are new to it, come on over. Each week time is set aside for beginners to choose songs they want to practice/learn and each week intermediate songs are also played. Regardless of the play list selected by group members, the goal is to expand what we know and to have fun. A sample of the current playlist includes: “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Ripple,” “Satin Doll,” “Up a Lazy River” and “Bye Bye Love.” New songs are brought in each week to add to our repertoire so there is always variety in what is played. For information and to become an Oakmont Ukester, please call me at 978-2790.

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Dinner for 8 nLeslie Evans

In every culture, sharing food while socializing promotes a feeling of community. Inviting people into the warmth of one’s home often provides an environment for shared life experiences. The stories we share are sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes adventurous. Cocktail hour on the patio in the balmy Sonoma County weather and a memorable meal at the table make an enjoyable evening. We share hospitality and dining together in our homes four nights a year, plus a picnic and a cocktail party. Dinners are held on the second Saturday of April, June, October, and December. When joining the group, members agree to host once during the year and are assigned a date to host based on their preference. About two weeks before a dinner, guests are assigned to the hosts. Members are rotated each time to give an opportunity to meet everyone. When we have a Dinner for 8 night, the hosts and their guests come together in the hosts’ homes for a delightful evening. Each host determines their menu and generally provides the entrée. Each guest is then asked to participate in the meal by bringing an hors d’oeuvre, salad or dessert. The wine selection is suggested by the host to complement the meal. The Dinner for 8 picnic is held in Oakmont on the second Saturday of August. We have a cocktail party in February to start the new Dinner for 8 year. Our Dinner for 8 (a stand-alone group not affiliated with any other organization) was founded in 2002. Based on meeting new people and widening our circle with an emphasis on fine dining, everyone at the table participates. Dinner for 8 membership is open at any time. Our next dinner is Saturday, October 10. Please call me at 843-7408 or Jean Whitridge at 538-1258 for further information.

Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club nRay and Marie Haverson

MEMBER APPRECIATION SOCK HOP Featuring charley baker and company all paid members are FREE!

WHAT: Member Appreciation Sock Hop Dance WHEN: October 23 TIME: Doors open at 5 p.m., music from 6–9:30 p.m. MUSIC: Charlie Baker and Company COST: Free to all paid members, $10 for guests of a member and $20 for non-members The club will supply coffee, lemon water and cookies. You may bring your own food and drinks for yourself. Sorry, no food or drinks will be supplied except as stated above. Please let us know if you are coming by leaving a note in the Sha Boom folder at the OVA Office so we can make sure we have enough seats available for this event. You may also call me at 539-6666 or E-mail at If you have a group, please make sure all names and checks as needed are in one envelope. It is a lot of work for Marie when they come in one at a time. It takes hours for Marie to make sure everyone is with who they want to be with. If all names and money is not in one envelope and they want to sit with you later they probably will not be able to sit at your table. Please understand how hard it is later to try to move people around and it is not fair to let them sit at a better table because that table paid early.

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The Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club will have its meet on Thursday, October 15. We will be playing from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Please let me know what hour you would like to reserve. We can play up to eight players per hour. The reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not a member yet you may join our club the dues are a mere $12 per year. Make checks payable to Horseshoe Club. Your dues for this year will pay you up to January 1, 2017. You can E-mail me for your requested start time at or call me at 539-6666. Your play time will be one hour. Come on out and have some fun! See you on Thursday, October 15. The pits are located behind the central pool. Please park in the Berger parking lot.


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Our members say this dance is the best party of the year! Singles and couples will have a SPOOK-tacular time dressing up in that funny or scary costume and dancing the night away. Or just come as a spectator and enjoy the view, if you dare! Either way, you will

have a BOO-tiful time dancing to the bewitching tunes of Showcase the Band, who promise a variety of music, including line dance, swing and the classics. Don’t be afraid to partake in the offerings of Oakmont Village Market, who will be stirring up a witch’s brew of delights to die for. It would be a ghostly horror for you to miss this one! Sign up before it’s too late. DATE: Saturday, October 31 PLACE: Berger Center

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Valley of the Moon Wine School nMark DeVincenzi, Sommelier and Wine Educator

There’s a new wine school in Oakmont! I founded Valley of the Moon wine school in 1989. Since then more than 6,000 wine enthusiasts have attended my educational wine classes, events and tastings from California to New York. Now located in Oakmont, the wine school is now offering comprehensive instruction about all things wine. Want to learn more about wine? Want to enjoy wine classes? The world of wine is at your fingertips, right here in Oakmont! The level of knowledge needed to take these classes: none. Teaching you about wine is our passion!

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Wine 101: Learn the essentials. Join us for an entertaining evening learning about and tasting wine. Sommelier-led tasting. Sip your way through as you earn how to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro, while acquiring a true understanding of how to develop your palate. You’ll compare and consider different flavor profiles and aspects of the wine, including oak, sweetness, body, alcohol, acidity, tannin, and finish. Learn about the basic grape varieties, geography, the importance of climate and the elements of the winemaking process. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, October 8, 7–9 p.m., Berger Center FEE: $55 (includes $30 of materials, wine and appetizers) California vs. France: For three centuries France has long been the center of the wine world. In this class you’ll learn how French wines differ from American wines. You’ll learn how to read a French wine label, and you’ll learn how these wines differ immensely in three major ways. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, October 15,

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7–9 p.m., Berger Center FEE: $65 (includes $35 of materials, wine and appetizers) Best Red Blends on a Budget: They’re user friendly, they’re inexpensive, very easy to drink and they’re delicious! Four very good reasons to explore the world of red wine blends. Great wines at an affordable price. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, October 22, 7–9 p.m., Berger Center FEE: $55 (includes $30 of materials, wine and appetizers) Champagne (Bubbles) 101: How To Drink It Like a Pro. Champagne season is here! You’ll learn how it’s made, how to correctly chill it, serve it and enjoy it. We’ll taste and compare both French and domestic champagnes. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, October 29, 7–9 p.m., Berger Center. Please bring five “glass” matching champagne flutes to class. FEE: $65 (includes $35 of materials, champagnes and appetizers) Wine and Cheese Pairing: We’ll have a guest speaker to serve as our guide, as we discover and sample some of the finest cheeses in the world and the wines that will complement them. You’ll understand why we are in love with wine and cheese, techniques and language of cheese tasting, and how to choose wines that complement each cheese type. WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, November 5, 7–9 p.m., Berger Center FEE: $70 (includes $40 of materials, cheese and wine) Please bring five “glass” wine glasses to each class. Space is limited. Register early! If you are interested and want to sign up for these classes, or you have questions, contact me at or call (760) 238-6010 or 595-1239.


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TIME: 6:30 p.m. Food Stations by Oakmont Village Market, 7–-10 p.m. Dancing to the Music of Showcase the Band. BYOB, set-ups provided. COST: $33.50 for members, $38.50 for non-members HEAVY APPETIZER STATIONS: Spiral assorted salami and cheese platter; seasonal tomatoes and mozzarella with a basil oil drizzle; Mixed Green Salad cups with balsamic dressing; Spooky Spider Web 7-layer dip; Tri-Tip Canapes on Focaccia bread with horseradish mayo; Salmon with crème fraiche and dill; Mummy Baked Brie with sliced baguettes; honey dripped chicken bites; harvest vegetable flat bread; chocolate and vanilla decorated cupcakes, Halloween cookies, coffee, tea and water. DEADLINE: 3 p.m., Friday, October 23 All reservations must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the Friday, before the week of the dance. Make your check payable to the Oakmont Dance Club and place it, along with the completed form, in the Dance Club folder in the OVA Office, or mail with enough time to: Oakmont Dance Club, c/o Norm and Doris Pelton, 320 Singing Brook Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, phone: 538-3574.


Membership dues for 2015, $10 each or $20 per couple, are payable now and may be included with your reservation or dropped in the Dance Club folder in the OVA Office. Dues are for the calendar year, January through December.


All reservations must be paid for at the time they are submitted. If you want to sit with a specific group, please designate a table name, but first coordinate with others at that table to be certain there is room for you. If you don’t designate a specific table, we will randomly assign you to one.


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Oakmont Plant Care Co-Op nShirley Phillips

Worried about your plants while you’re away from home? Then join the Oakmont Plant Care Co-Op. It’s free and easy! In a nutshell this is how it works: when you contact me to become a member, you will receive a membership list. If you’re away from your home, for any reason, and need plant care (usually watering and light care--nothing major), choose a contact closest to you, give the person a call, then arrange a meeting to work out details among yourselves for your plant care. In turn, if you get a call, and you’re available, please offer assistance to another Co-Op member. We’re just neighbors helping neighbors with plant care and we have members throughout Oakmont. My role is to keep, distribute and coordinate the list. So join today: contact me via E-mail at plantcare100@ or give me a call at (913) 314-3640. Your verbena will thank you.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

nCarol Decker

Oakmont Art Association ART SHOW UPDATE

The Annual Art Show will be at the Berger Center on October 9 and 10. Come and view member’s art and support our art scholarship efforts by buying raffle tickets. We have more than 80 items worth over a total of $5,000, six paintings by significant artists, two by Dorothy Pierce, in the silent auction, and a Grand Prize raffle for an overnight stay with breakfast and dinner for two at the Kenwood Inn and Spa.


On November 5, our tour will take us to our County Art and History museums where we will have curatorled explorations of the fiber arts exhibits at the art museum and history museum exhibit on “Fountain Grove and Nagasawa.” After lunch at the French Garden in Sebastopol, we will visit Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ International Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition. To register for this trip, fill out the registration form and send a check for $36 made out to the Oakmont Art Association to Sylvia Davis, 414 Crestridge Court. This amount includes bus, museum and lunch. Registration

deadline is October 22. There will be a table at the October 9 and 10 art show to facilitate registration.


Call Bonnie Crosse if you want to enroll in any of these, 282-9076. Ikebana with Ron Brown, continues on Fridays 10 a.m.–12 noon, $15 a session. One can start at any time—it is not just for ongoing members. Also, one can come for free and just observe to see if it is a fit. Myrna Wacknov is scheduled to do a weekend workshop October 17 and 18. The workshop will begin with a half day of manipulating iPad apps to enhance your drawing, followed by a day-and-a-half of layering and producing art from what you have constructed. The fee is $160, and you need an iPad to take this class. David Lobenberg will offer a two-day workshop on Six Essential Skill Sets of Drawing on November 7 and 8. Class is limited to 14 and the fee is $160. Enhance the basics of your art with this class. A list of materials will go to those who sign up.

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Pinochle nSue Rowlands

Thursday Evening Pinochle

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.

Looking for daytime pinochle?

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.

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

upComing meeting: Hearing, Health and Brain Fitness The proper care and feeding of the brain

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10–11:30 a.m. WHERE: East Rec. Center PRESENTER: Harvey Sparks of Oticon Hearing Aids Research shows that there is a direct correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline. Although there is promising research showing that hearing aids can prevent these declines, hearing devices are not the only things that can help. Because cognition is such an important part of listening and understanding this presentation will focus on the things that people can do to help maintain mental fitness and improved communication ability.

Partners Contract Bridge

nHelen Hargrave

The Partners Contract Bridge group will be playing in the Card Room at the CAC on Monday evening, October 5 and 19 from 6:45–9 p.m. We keep the same partner throughout the evening and rotate through each table keeping a running score. If you have not played with us, please give me a call at 539-5511, and we will include you and your partner in the group. We are always happy to meet new folks who enjoy bridge!

OAKMONT OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA Hosted by McBRIDE REALTY Sunday, October 4, 1–4pm At each home, enter a raffle to win a Fall-Themed Basket of Goodies! Watch for our open house signs and balloons, or check The Press Democrat’s Open Home Guide for featured homes.

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Here’s some information on today’s digital hearing aids: Older analog hearing aids amplified the volume on everything including background noise. Today’s digital models use a computer chip, which control the volume and amplify the frequencies needed to improve hearing. Wind and other background noises can be filtered out. Some can connect wirelessly (using Bluetooth) to your smart phone, enabling you to hear calls through the hearing aid and to use your phone to adjust the aid’s settings. Accessories can allow you to stream audio from your MP3 player, laptop or TV directly to your hearing aid. Another boon for hearing aid users is the Hearing Loop. It provides a magnetic signal that’s picked up by a tiny coiled wire (T coil) in the hearing aid, which transmits the sound into the wearer’s ear. The loops are in Berger and both the East and West Rec. Centers as well as many concert halls, churches and theaters. Be sure to specify a T coil if you are buying a new hearing aid. If you have a question on hearing, hearing aids or auxiliary devices send a message to me at jctmkt@ and I will find a source to provide an answer.


On Thursday Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Berger Center, the NY Brass Arts Trio offers a wonderfully diverse program. All three players double as gifted

arrangers, and they have adapted music from many periods. Opening with three Sinfonias by J. S. Bach, they will also perform music by Beethoven, Strauss, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Lee Konitz, and Chick Corea. Beethoven’s Trio Op. 87: Beethoven was 24 when he arrived in Vienna from Bonn. He had yet to write his first symphony, and it was perhaps to learn how to write for woodwinds that he composed this trio, in 1794, for the unlikely instrumentation of two oboes and English horn. In the manner of the day, he no doubt expected it to be played by amateur musicians, on whatever instruments were available. The Trio was printed 12 years later, when the composer was experiencing financial difficulties and publishing previously unreleased works. Though written before Beethoven’s Opus 1, the Trio was assigned the misleading opus number 87. The work was soon published for other combinations: two violins and viola, two flutes and viola, two clarinets and bassoon, as well as keyboard transcriptions. Beethoven wrote in the four-movement sonata form he was still mastering, but the Trio recalls the lighter, entertaining character of earlier serenades and divertimenti by Mozart and others. Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: Richard Strauss’ hugely popular tone poem was written for large orchestra, so it will be fascinating to see how the NY Brass Arts Trio succeeds in condensing it. The choice is an inspired one, since Strauss leans so heavily on brasses in his writing. Strauss’ father, a fabulous horn player, was an obvious influence on the composer. The orchestral score calls for four horns (plus another optional three), three trumpets (plus an optional three), three trombones, and tuba. Till Eulenspiegel concerns a perhaps fictional medieval mischief-maker. Till, through his jokes and pranks, is “an individual getting back at society … the shrewd peasant more than holding his own against a stuffy bourgeoisie and a repressive clergy” (critic Michael Steinberg). Even in his death scene, Till is represented as irrepressible and indestructible.

A Party!

Our generous sponsor Oakmont Gardens is hosting a reception immediately following this concert. The audience is invited to the festivities, across the street from Berger, in the Gardens’ beautifully remodeled lobby area. Please join us, meet the artists, visit with friends new and old, and enjoy delicious refreshments. For the complete program notes, please visit our website and click on “Programs.” WHAT: Music at Oakmont WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $15 at the door or your season pass (which may be purchased at the door on Oct. 15)


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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 LW Lower West Recreation Center CR Card Room (new building complex) Ste 6 In OVA Administration Building D Adjacent to stage in Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center


10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM USAF Chamber Ensemble BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


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


10:00 AM Myrna Wacknov Workshop AR 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis+A10 UW 4:00 PM Community Church BC 5:00 PM Duffers Potluck UW


10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis A13 UW 2:00 PM Oktoberfest BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC




8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm G 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E+EC 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Baker’s Dozen Book Club D 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop E 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM La Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 7:00 PM OVA New Resident Rec BC

9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 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 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM Short Story Book Club G 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Commun. Committee B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Mind Fit E 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 11:30 AM OEPC Counselors B 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM OPCUG E 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR

8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM La Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 7:00 PM Join a Club Night BC

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Mind Fit E 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Fitness Club Board B 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR

8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Garden Club BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) Ste 6 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM La Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:00 PM Pickle E+EC 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM H.E.A.R.S. E 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta - Wednesday CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:00 PM Lawn Bowling Board Ste 6 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 5:30 PM Cal Alumni Fall Dinner E+EC 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakmont Book Group B

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Mind Fit E 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:30 PM Genealogy Club UW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR

8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 11:30 AM Volunteer Helpers E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM La Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 11:00 AM SIR 53 E+EC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Brain Boost E 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR










7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM Lawn Bowling Brown Bag BC 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 2:00 PM Boomer Board Ste 6 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM OLLI E+EC 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM OLLI CR 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM OCDC B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 1:30 PM C.O.P.E. AR 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM OLLI E+EC 3:00 PM Dog Adoptions Berger Lawn 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Sunday Symposium Board Ste 6 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 8:30 AM Art Association Board G 9:00 AM Yoga -Holistic UW 9:00 AM OLLI CR 9:00 AM Art Association Show BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:00 PM ECRCO B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont BC 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM OLLI E+EC 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Documentary Films E 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM OLLI CR 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 11:30 AM Current Events E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:00 PM Rotary Fall Event BC

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 8:00 AM OEPC Fair Berger + D + FS + G + Plz 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM OLLI E+EC 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 5:00 PM Oakmont Health Initiative Berger + D + FS + G + Plz 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM OLLI CR 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OVA Board Fireside Chats BCFS 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:00 PM Sha-Boom Events Club BC

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM OLLI E+EC 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM OLLI CR 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:00 PM AARP Driver Safety B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW









7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Goodwill Truck B Pkg Lot 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 4:00 PM Sha-Boom Events Club BC 5:00 PM OTC Harvest Moon UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Art Association Show BC 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM Boomers BC 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM NextAct E 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Myrna Wacknov Workshop AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:30 PM OakMUG UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Oktoberfest BC 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:00 PM Bocce UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 5:00 PM Lawn Bowling E+EC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 5:30 PM Dance Club BC


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Oakmont Single Malt Scotch Club

Keegan & Coppin

Annette Cooper

The Scotch Club has been approved! We will meet once per month at 7 p.m. in room B near the gym on the following dates: Wednesday, Oct. 14, Monday, Nov. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 16. Bring your favorite glass. I will supply the Scotch and water for the first meeting. There will be tasting notes and a handout showing the regions that produce Single Malt. RSVP to me at or 738-9307.

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A beautiful day was enjoyed by 174 Cal Alumni and friends at the annual Labor Day picnic. Entertainment was provided by Cal’s Straw Hat Band. The silent auction raised money for the Oakmont Club’s scholarship programs. Thanks to all who attended!

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The club’s annual Fall Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 21, at the Quail Inn at the Oakmont Golf Club. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes Caesar salad, with either Beef Wellington or Fettuccini with Prawns. There will be Chocolate Kiss for dessert. Cost of the dinner is $37.95, all-inclusive, including wine at your table. The guest speaker will be Gaye LeBaron and her topic is “Santa Rosa and Sonoma County History and Stories.” Gaye was for many years the local history columnist for The Press Democrat. The well-loved and respected community voice wrote over 8,200 columns in her 50 years with the newspaper. Chronicling the history and local issues of California’s North Coast region, each column demonstrates her extraordinary skills as a journalist, historian. She will tailor her presentation to questions from the audience. Advance questions are preferred and should be sent to Bill Anderson at Reservation deadline for the dinner is Wednesday, October 14. Please make check payable to “Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont” and mail to Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont, c/o Helen Young, 362 Singing Brook Circle; Santa Rosa, CA 95409.


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New Listings!

213 White Oak Drive

Barbara Lynch Realtor

This lovely and well-maintained “Manzanita” plan is centrally located near the Central Recreation area and Berger Center. There is a light and bright living room with a fireplace and formal dining area. The kitchen has been updated with newer cabinets and Corian countertops and opens to a cozy den, 2 bedrooms plus an additional bonus room/office. Additional features include A/C, covered patio, attached 2-car garage and low maintenance yards maintained by the HOA. $529,000

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For additional information about the Cal Alumni Club, please contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes, at 537-9631, or go to the club’s website: www.

9409 Oak Trail Circle

This charming cottage is located in “The Orchard” at Oakmont. The home sparkles and is only 3 years old! The light and bright living room opens to a delightful private patio. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a 3rd bedroom with French Doors currently being used as an office. Additional features include A/C, indoor laundry, and a detached 1-car garage. This home sale is part of the City of Santa Rosa Affordable Housing Program – Call for details and qualifying information. $329,000

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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Oakmont Rainbow Women nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU—Oakmont nKathy Sowers

Classes Begin This Week!

Direct your questions to Oakmont Co-Chairs Susi & Paul Heidenreich at (206) 604-6418 or by E-mail at Guests of Oakmont residents are welcome, space permitting.


Why do some civilizations flourish for thousands of years while others fail in a relatively short time? Instructor Tyra Benoit, M.A., has taught about world civilizations for over 30 years at California community colleges and at California State University, Chico. She has a B.A. and M.A. in History and is the recipient of local and state teaching awards at Tyra Benoit the community college level.


Explore the role of nuclear weapons in the Cold War and the international efforts to prevent the proliferation and use of nuclear weapons today. Instructor Les Adler, Ph.D., taught at the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University for 30 years and was Dean of the School of Extended Education from 2000–2007. His area of academic specialty is the Cold War.


Why did artists in California and across the nation retreat from landscapes in favor of social realism and modernism? Instructor Linda Loveland Reid, B.A. has given lectures at the Oakmont Sunday Symposium and Lifelong Learning classes. She holds a B.A. in History and Art History from Sonoma State University.

Michael Krasny Guest Speaker

Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is a bay area author and host of KQED Forum, a public television program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology. He will be the guest speaker at the Ed Stolman Memorial Lecture hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU on October 19. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear Dr. Krasny in person: “What Is an Honorable Life?” The lecture will be in the Person Theater at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and are available for purchase by October 16 at 6 p.m. by calling the SSU Box Office—Tickets Desk at 664-4246. You may also purchase tickets online at exed/olli. A $5 parking pass will be required on campus.


With marriage equality now the law of the land, is the struggle for LGBT rights basically over? Speaking on “The 2015 SCOTUS Decision—a time to celebrate?” local attorney Naomi Metz addressed the September meeting of ORW. Yes, the Supreme Court did clarify that marriage is a fundamental right for all couples who choose it in the Obergefell opinion. And yes, many benefits do come to LGBT couples from that ruling. Naomi elaborated, however, on how the SCOTUS decision does not guarantee equality because there are still widespread inequalities with regard to economics, gender and race. According to Naomi, the Equality Act of 2015, introduced in Congress on July 23, seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system. There is still no federal protection for LGBT folks in any of these areas. Beyond working for marriage equality, we need to stay involved according to Naomi. It is essential that we not neglect the basic act of citizenship: to vote! We can advocate as activists on behalf of the Equality Act. We can support and participate in national organizations that leading the LGBT effort for full equality. On a more personal and local level, there are important actions to take. Schools need volunteers as they work to address bullying on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. We can volunteer to accompany vulnerable seniors from our community to be their advocate when they need to access health care. In the Q&A, Naomi fielded questions about how the SCOTUS decision affects the documents that people currently have in place to protect their legal and health care rights. There is a special treat for the October 8 meeting. Kathy Sullivan, a “singer, guitarist and occasional banjo plucker” will perform at the East Rec. from 7–8 p.m. We’re expecting to sing along, clap and tap our toes. All of this at no cost to members, thanks to a “Rainbow Angel” who is subsidizing this event for us. Don’t miss it!

Wii Bowling Oakmont Lanes nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Sugar at 539-6295, or stop by the West Rec. Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See www. for club information and Fall 2015 League schedule. Bowling dates for October: Oct. 6 (BBQ Lunch), 13 and 20. No bowling Oct. 27, fourth Tuesday.


On October 6 we will have a BBQ Lunch (weather permitting) from 1–2:30 p.m.

RESULTS AS OF Sept. 15 (Week #5 of Fall League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Wild Turkeys; second place, Alley Oops; third place, Wii Four; fourth place Strikers; fifth place, 4 Tops; sixth place, Pocket Hits. Men’s High Games: Terry Leuthner, 277; Don Shelhart, 259; Christian van den Berghe, 234; Gordon Freedman, 201. Women’s High Games: Robin Schudel, 259; Peggy Ensley, 245; Sandy Wald, 245; Kathryn Miller, 240; Vicki Robinson, 215; Mary Knight, 204; Florence Palica, 203; Mariel Green, 201; Vicki Madden, 201. 3:15 PM League: first place tie, King Pins and Strikes and Spares; third place, Pin Heads; fourth place, Wii Power; fifth place, High Rollers; sixth place, Strike Outs. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 258; Mark Attebery, 203. Women’s High Games: Maurine Bennett, 267; Mollie Atkinson, 265; Jan Blackburn, 257; Pat Stokes, 259; Carolyn Mack, 245; Shirley Jamison, 243; Debbie Miller, 238; Valerie Hulsey, 225; Nicole Reed, 224; Barbara Ford, 214; Judy Lawrence, 213; Maureen Schwartz, 200; Betsy Smith, 200. High Game Sub: Terry Leuthner, 228. Our website has team schedules to remind team captains when it’s their week to bring cookies and either help set up or tear down equipment. A total of 48 cookies per team seems to be the magic number.

Valley of the Moon Rotary nJohn Bordey

Now Is The Time

As the endless scenes of destruction are played out on local as well as national news broadcasts, only those of us close to the tragedy that has struck Lake County can feel the actual human toll. Just today at Walgreen’s I overheard two women on the phone who spoke of being evacuated, all their prescription medications were gone along with everything else. The final assessment will take more time as will efforts to address the needs of those impacted. Many of us have friends or family who have been devastated by the fires. All of us at the Valley of the Moon Rotary are fortunate to be part of a larger family which includes four Rotary clubs in Lake County. The need for cash donations is not likely to end soon. To that end, our club is making a donation of $2,000 to relief efforts. Below is a letter from the Lakeport Rotary President Jennifer Strong. We hope you will do what you can. Hi All. Jennifer Strong, president of Lakeport Rotary here. Thank you for all of your kind messages during this incredibly challenging time for all of Lake County. The fires have been absolutely devastating and have affected members of all four county clubs. The Middletown President Tina Stewart has lost everything and she is just one of many.

We have all opened our homes and are doing what we can to help with the immediate needs. The real work is going to come in the days, weeks and months to come. Lakeport Rotary has established a fund to accept cash donations. We will obviously work with the other county club presidents to figure out how to best deploy those funds once we figure out where the greatest needs are and get a better idea of how our Rotary family members have been affected. Should any of your clubs wish to help you can send your checks to: Lakeport Rotary fbo: Valley Fire Relief, PO Box 937, Lakeport, CA 95453. In keeping with the spirit of these events, don’t forget our fall fundraiser, A Taste for Oakmont is coming up on October 16 at the Berger Center. This years’ Taste of Kansas City Bar-B-Que’ will also feature some great live blues from the Volker Strifler band. Please contact Valerie Hulsey at valerie.hulsey@ This event is key to making sure we can continue to fund the many projects we support both here in Sonoma and in other countries as well as insuring our ability to respond to the unexpected catastrophe that has befallen our neighbors and friends in Lake County.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Water Fitness

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Mondays: JoRene Wednesdays: YMCA Fridays: JoRene. Class is cancelled Oct. 9 and 16 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. Word to the Wise: 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. Be careful dear ones.

A TRIBUTE TO CHER STARRING CARA LEE Thursday afternoon, October 22 at 4 PM, Berger Center

Oakmont Health Initiative and Sequoia Senior Solutions are pleased to present a tribute to Cher. Cara Lee’s show is filled with the glamorous costume changes that Cher is widely known for, the rock and roll presence she is loved for, and a little comedy thrown in too! Please join us. From 4–4:20 p.m. there will be scrumptious snacks at the Sequoia Senior Solutions reception: Smoked Gouda Tartlet—puff pastry, kalamata tapenade, chives; Chocolate Ginger Brownie Bite and Chocolate

Caramel Corn. If the way to your heart is through your stomach, you are going to love the tasty treats provided by Sequoia Senior Solutions, Seed On The Go and Chef Lee Ann Geneve of Gilded Grape Catering. Sequoia Senior Solutions equals excellence in in-home care. Their mission is to ensure a better quality of life for our elderly clients and their families by providing dependable and affordable in-home care. Fannie Lanzo will help you. Phone: 539-0500, cell 775-1778. ”Seed On the Go,” a plant-based catering company, will be serving up inventive, healthy and delicious cuisine. Book soon for your holiday gathering by calling Jerri Hastey, 287-6009. Jerri’s mother, Marilyn, is just settling into her new home here in Oakmont. Please welcome her. The Gilded Grape is a Sonoma-grown caterer specializing in distinctive Wine Country Fare for intimate gatherings of friends and family. Chef Lee Ann Geneve has just moved into Oakmont and with her smiling energy, she is stepping up to help and introduce her skills. Enjoy a visit to Gilded Grapes’ website and book early for your catering needs. Phone: 287-1918.

CHER Tribute sign-up coupon Thursday, October 22 at 4 PM, Berger center

Tickets are $20. You may leave checks payable to Oakmont Health Initiative in the OHI folder in the OVA Office, or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, Ca 95409. Name of attendees: ____________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (to confirm receipt of payment): ___________________________________________________________

Holistic Yoga nDonna Connell (IYT)

This popular ongoing class is an opportunity to build strong, flexible muscles, gain better balance, and learn the healing power of deep breathing. It will help you become more conscious of your body and its signals. You will learn proper alignment of the spine in each pose. This will help improve your posture and range of movement. This focus aids in avoiding injury to the back and joints. Yoga can facilitate healing the body inwardly and outwardly, center the mind and attain deep levels of relaxation. I am a certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, and have been teaching in Oakmont since 2001, combining yoga with healing, aiding the individual in promoting a safe and effective practice. My approach to yoga is non-competitive, helping each student at their own individual level of ability. Come join this friendly class and experience solid effective instruction from a teacher who is approachable and dedicated. All levels and abilities are welcome WHEN: Mondays at 8:45 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. WHERE: West Recreation Center COST: First class is free (with the purchase of a class pass, $75/eight classes) INFO: 799-3099 or

Zumba is Back! nLynn Seng, Instructor

You are invited to our dance party, to build your muscles and your memories. We move to music and practice good posture, balance, some heavy breathing, and having a good time. Come check it out—what do you have to lose? All classes are held in the dance studio, lower West Recreation Center. The first two classes are free—just bring your shoes, water and a smile. Classes are discounted at 10 weeks for $60, five weeks for $40, or $10 per week, with no expiration. Feel free to E-mail or call me with questions: or 707-800-7470. Hope to see you soon! Avancé, Tuesdays 8:30–9:45 a.m. and Thursdays 2:30–3:45 p.m.: For the experienced exercise dancer who has been taking the class, or has recently done similar dance exercise elsewhere, or has been doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis. Débutant, Thursdays 1–2:15 p.m.: For the beginner or the person who is returning to exercise after an injury or illness, or who wants to learn dance steps and routines more slowly, or who wants to carefully build up stamina, muscle strength, and balance, or all of the above!

nCathy Rapp

Julie’s Friday class is now on winter hiatus, but if you like to do water exercise on Fridays, please join the 8:30 a.m. boom box class. The boom box class is usually small and, if you’re new, you can get lots of free pointers on the various exercises. Remember, Mary’s free classes sponsored by the Junior College need 15 participants and 20 registrants to continue—so grab your suit, a towel and a friend and jump in! To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain (really?) or pool closures and our return to the West Pool, contact me at 537-9281 or 2cathyrapp@

autumn 2015 water aerobics schedule west pool!

Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available to use and return. Free Classes through SRJC: Note: these classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Participants may decide to continue the classes during the break on a fee basis. Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee) Friday: 9:45 a.m.—On winter hiatus

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

Tai Chi is for everybody but especially for seniors. The gentle slow movements based on ancient exercises from China can do much to improve our balance and flexibility, as well as reduce stress and increase our serenity. Do join us at the Upper West Rec. on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. for a five-class workshop (Thursdays do not have to be consecutive). Tuition is $75 for the five classes. Start any time. Pre-registration is required so call me at 318-5284. I would love to talk to you and encourage you to get started with this program that can have such positive effects on your health.

Lap Swim Club nNancy Crosby

Good to the last lap!

The seasons are changing, but your workouts needn’t scale back. Be one of those who get to enjoy the benefits of ample room in the pool! If you haven’t sung “I’m Swimmin’ in the Rain” yet, hopefully the predicted El Nino winter will give you the opportunity this year.

Flip Turn News

Rick in maintenance made a presentation at the OVA meeting in September regarding the pool temperatures. Our website has updated the information under “pool info” to reflect his goals. To access the site and become a member of our group of dedicated swimmers, send your name and E-mail address to You will receive an E-mail in return with instructions on how to sign up and log in. See you at the pool!


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015


Cardio Fitness

nJanet Seaforth, Instructor

Worry Not, Harmony Happens

Harmony is basic to the life force energy of the universe. The life force is made of the pulsing life giving quality, eastern thought calls yin/yang. The yin and the yang are opposite and constantly changing. Yin eventually becomes yang. There is not an up without a down. There is not an inside without an outside. Both are parts of the whole. We find this is a law of nature. We breathe with the trees. They give us the oxygen we need for every cell in our body, and we give the trees the carbon dioxide they need to live. All things attract what they need. The harmony of everything is always in a perfect state of becoming in the Oneness of the All, evolving through the intention of the creative force. The creative life force energy, or qi, is always present as we choose to be and to act with what is. In stillness or in action the outcome is influenced by our desires and intentions, and by our perceptions and preconceptions. And although we may not always recognize it, the natural energy that underlies all else is harmony. This loving energy, constantly abundant is always present and available to all who open to the flow. It is the law of attraction. The bees find the flowers. “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” As we move through our lives, what we need and want becomes available, if we can be open. This is living in a state of grace. We find this harmonious grace in the stillness and moving meditation practices of qigong. Grace is the effortless beauty of movement, a gift of the Divine, a state of love and protection. It is living in the natural harmony of life, with the energy of love. It is the energy we practice and cultivate in Qigong and Tai Chi. Join us Friday 8:30 a.m. in the West Rec. Center. Suggested donation is $40 to $60 a month or $15 dropin. I have over 35 years of teaching experience. More info:

Saturday Morning Meditation nSheila Madden, Facilitator

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 37 years and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-to’s of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B NOTE: Tuesday afternoon meditation has been restored. If you would like to join a group of 8–10 people who simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes, come to the Art Room in the Central Activities Center, from 4–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

nBetsy Smith

New Forrest Yoga Classes Started September 3

Aerobics Class

Slow down so you can breathe, feel, strengthen, and heal

No classes the month of October due to surgery. See you on Tuesday, November 3. WHEN: Tuesdays, ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. TIME: Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes INFO: Please bring a mat, weights, and water if you have them. We have equipment if you do not have any, so come on down! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Fun, aerobics and friendship are what you can expect by coming to the late afternoon aerobics class. The class is ongoing and you can join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call me for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class!

you need—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I will 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 also teach Chair classes and Stretch and Balance classes. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464. Please see for more information about local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops.

No classes during October due to surgery. See you Thursday, November 5. WHEN: Thursdays. Join any time. First class is free! TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at the West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or four classes for $20 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 538-8304 (home) or 3212105 (cell) Better balance and strength are the goals of this class. Start to reach these goals by joining Balance and Strength (All the Toys) class. You can join at any time! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves, we emphasize balance and work on strength. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of strength. Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of this class. 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!

nCarol King, RYT, Instructor

WHEN: Thursdays 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

I offer a supportive and compassionate environment to explore yoga poses safely. I enjoy giving hands-on adjustments and can modify poses as needed. My classes integrate breath and core strengthening with a focus on alignment. Let your stress level decrease while you increase your energy level, strength, flexibility and focus. Perfect for new students, senior students and advanced students who need a more restful practice. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Classes will cover breath work (pranayama), postures (asana) and strengthening core work. Ease your back and relax your neck! Feel stronger on and off the mat. My classes are appropriate for all levels. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and any props

Current Events Discussion Group

Balance and Strength Class

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.


Oct. 2: Ed Sutter Oct. 9: Ellen Butterman Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 .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 E-mail to


nMarianne Neufeld

The best way to serve our community is to donate a few hours a month to drive Oakmont residents to medical appointments. The need for these services has grown immensely and we need your help—you only drive when you are available. If you are interested in serving the Oakmont community, we invite you to join us for our semiannual meeting/luncheon at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 27, at the East Rec. Center. Reservations are required. Please call me at 528-0161 or E-mail at to reserve a seat. By giving 2-3 hours a month to transport Oakmont residents that are unable to drive themselves, you are giving the gift of mobility and helping seniors retain independent living. For more information about the Volunteer Helpers, call 528-0161.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Documentary Film Masterworks nErnie Rose

Gabe Polsky is a 30-year-old first-time filmmaker whose father came to the U.S. as a Ukrainian immigrant and quickly made a huge fortune in the natural gas business and by creating innovative companies for sustainable energy. Gabe grew up in the affluent North Shore suburbs of Chicago and went to Yale to study Political Science, where he played on the university’s hockey team. While you may have little interest in the game of ice hockey, Polsky’s film starkly reveals the extent to which Russian athletes in all fields of competition have been used since Stalin’s time as pawns in the international war of propaganda about the superiority of the socialist way of life in the Soviet Union. As very young children, kids in the USSR were taught that to excel in athletics was a way to rapidly rise to the top of a system in which all workers were supposed to be treated as equal in importance. Thus, for years, Russia’s ice hockey team members have been revered as heroes, and their coaches honored as national icons. But in return for that status in Soviet society, individual athletes come to realize that it can come at a heavy cost. USSR hockey team players are removed from their home environment and automatically drafted into the Russian army where they become subject to extremes of discipline and an almost inhumane expectation of physical performance standards. Their coaches have near total control over their lives. They are instilled with the value that the most important thing is “to win” in competition with other countries and to show the world an example of their invincibility. Polsky’s extraordinary film (Red Army, 85 min.), which has just been released in theaters, paints an intimate portrait of what it means for Russian athletes to grow up in such a society, to compare their own personal experiences to other athletes in democracies like Canada (where ice hockey is also a national obsession), and to experience how life suddenly disintegrated in 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved in utter chaos. It is a lesson in political history and human aspirations that will remain in viewers’ memory long after the lights come up at the end of the film. WHEN: Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center HOST: Ernie Rose

Comedy Benefit to Support Oakmont Pastor nLaurie Hartmann, Director of Worship and Arts, Oakmont Community Church

Sunday, October 18, 4 pm at Berger Center

“Cancer is probably the unfunniest thing in the world, but I’m a comedian, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through.”—Gilda Radner This family-friendly comedy event is an Oakmont Community Church-sponsored event to celebrate nearly 30 years of Dan Melligan’s local work with youth and elders. Dan has been serving the Oakmont community as the Lead Pastor of OCC since June, 2005. Dan came to Sonoma County in 1987. For 13 years he served as the chaplain at the Juvenile Justice Center on Pythian Road and Executive Director of Campus Life of Sonoma County. Dan helped to develop the Peer Counseling Program at both Montgomery and Santa Rosa High Schools. He was also on the board that developed and opened A Place to Play Park on 3rd Street in Santa Rosa, and was President of West Side Little League. This year Melligan was diagnosed with Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Since Easter he and his new bride, Meg, have begun the arduous task of fighting this aggressive disease. Following the event Dan will undergo a bone marrow transplant at Stanford Hospital, which will keep him isolated for at least 45 days. Oakmont Community Church is holding this event to support Dan and Meg as they approach this even more challenging time. In addition to the comedy stylings, there will be a raffle of local wines and sale of Dan’s photographs. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. You are warmly invited to partner with us in this event and to enjoy the comics coming here to help kill cancer! Comics Killin’ Cancer will be hosted by Steve Ausburne, a local comedian and finalist at 2014 Killer Laughs Competition. Scott Wood, a stand-up comedian and impressionist known as Mr. Punchline, keeps audiences rolling in the aisles with rapid-fire delivery of one-liners (more than eight jokes per minute) and a heart for clean comedy. Scott has been a full-time comedian for nearly 20 years at clubs, colleges, churches and television appearances. He was recently named Standup Comedy Champion after winning the Improv Comedy Club’s talent search for funniest comedian. His list of credits includes The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Laugh Factory and the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. David Pendleton, a seasoned ventriloquist, will bring his “friends” with him including 94-year-old lovable, but blunt Aunt Tilly; the classic quick-witted troublemaker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern. Of course no show would be complete without a few surprise appearances from members of the audience as well! Tickets for this event can be purchased at the OVA Office during regular business hours or at an Oakmont Community Church gathering held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at the Berger. You may also order tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/2002292.

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. Materials are provided. Be sure to call or E-mail me to reserve your space in class. No classes through October due to surgery. See you again on November 9. TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $8 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail

Women’s Friendship Bible Study nGayle Miller

We extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to attend one of the weekly, non-denominational women’s Bible studies held each week. It is a terrific time to meet new people and learn new things from the Bible. The study groups are small and informal with easy to follow lessons. You are welcome to join at any time and attend the group of your choice. Please call one of the numbers below for additional information.


This study is presented on large screen TV and contains titles for hearing impaired. The class also has study books. 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. Part I: Daniel chapters 1–6 examine Daniel’s life and pressures he faced. Part II: Daniel chapters 7–12 cover the prophecies from Daniel through the second coming of Christ. DATE: Tuesday TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. HOSTESS: Gayle Miller, 336 Mountain Vista Court CONTACT: Gayle at 537-9309


What does it mean to have the Holy Spirit directing your life? What do you know about the third member of the Trinity? This study will reveal who He is, what He does, and what life is like when He lives within you. Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, join our welcoming and friendly group to explore the answers to these questions. The book has six lessons, but we progress at our own speed, taking time for sharing and discussion. Please call Nancy for more information and/or to let me know if you are interested in attending. DATE: Friday TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m. PLACE: 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 6 (room is directly across the hall from the OVA Office) LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Bocce News


nLynn Wycoff

The Harvest Moon Tournament was held on September 12 and though the moon wasn’t showing, the sun was there in all of its glory. Fortunately it had cooled down some from the very warm days preceding it so that the candy prizes didn’t melt! The happy winners are shown below.

Tom Bonomi, Barbara Newton, Bob and Eddi Pelton.

Kathy D’Agosta, Cindi Clemence and John Magers.

Steve and Piilani Edwards, and Tony D’Agosta.

nPeggy Dombeck

Next on the calendar is the October potluck and annual meeting. This is an important event not only for the delicious food and socializing but to choose our board for the coming year. It will be a short meeting as members will want to fall asleep after such a meal, but it is a time to be informed of what has been and will be happening with the group. It is also a chance to discuss any concerns and questions members may have. So don’t miss it! When the board met recently it was called to their attention that with the club playing six days a week, plus other individuals playing many afternoons and groups reserving the courts for late afternoon/early evening events, we must be especially aware of the noise level we create. Noise travels upward and there are several residents above the courts who are affected by this. Please keep this in mind when playing and try to monitor your sound level. We need to be good neighbors! Another item mentioned at the board meeting was the matter of returning the balls at the end of a frame. The rules state that the balls should be picked up after a frame has ended and not kicked or thrown. This is to insure player safety. We have had some sore ankles and many near misses. Please remember to observe this rule. Court repair is ongoing and sometimes slower due to excessive afternoon heat (can’t be done while morning play is taking place), afternoon players on the courts and other busy schedules. It will be completed in the near future. My mother taught me that patience is a virtue, your patience is appreciated. A potential new member showed up last week but players on the court were not ready to approve him. Seems that a large buck appeared at the end of one court and was not deterred by yelling and even the throw of a long loud ball hitting the far wall. The buck just looked at the ball and then ambled onto the court and proceeded to nose the ball around for some time before players were finally able to send him on his way. Wow I know the game has become very popular but perhaps more than we think. Too bad no one got a video of that! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to sign up for the potluck. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board.

Garden Club


“The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I’ll put a trinket on.” Emily Dickinson


Dennis Przybyeien, Master Gardener, will talk about Minimum Impact and Maximum Output Gardening. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, October 20 at the Berger Center TIME: Coffee, tea and socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10–11:15 a.m.


• This may be the very best month of the year for planting perennials, shrubs, trees in your yard, so enjoy it. Let them get a good start before the cold of winter hits, and next spring they will take off with frenzy. • This is also a great time to transplant perennials as the winter rains (we hope) will enable the plants to withstand the heat next summer. • If you haven’t been raking up those rose leaves

as they fall be sure to do it now. A single rose leaf can carry millions of tiny spores that can overwinter and plague the roses next year. Don’t compost them! • As the days get cooler—and shorter—you can begin to divide grasses and clump-forming perennials. Keep the divisions well-watered until it rains. • If you have soil that is too high in clay content, you should apply serious amounts of compost this fall. Spread it out about 3 to 4 inches deep. This compost will slowly breakdown and will improve the structure of your soil over time. • Perennials should be completely dormant before you begin to remove the foliage to just above ground level. This may range from November to January. It’s too early to start now, but not too early to take note and make lists! The reason you need to leave the foliage alone is that as a general rule, the leaves will continue to feed the root system throughout the fall. You can cut back the flowering stems and trim some of the most unsightly leaves, but leave well enough alone until the leaves are killed by the frost. Those dead or dying leaves also provide habitat for wildlife and often seeds for birds throughout the winter. • Set out large fall and winter blooming plants such as pansies, Iceland poppies, calendulas and chrysanthemums. For the winter vegetable garden, plant bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, Chinese cabbage, garlic, leek, lettuce and spinach and beets, carrots.

nSusan Lynn

Have you missed a Boomers event because you just didn’t get to the OVA Office fast enough? Our events sell out quickly, so registering online gives you a distinct advantage. To register for an event on our website, all you need is an E-mail address and a few minutes of your time. Here is a quick tutorial:

How to Register for a Boomers’ event

1. Log in to with your E-mail address and password. • If this is your first time using the oakmontboomers. org website, click “How Members Can Log In” on the upper left side of the “About Us” page. (“Click ‘Forgot Password’ if you don’t remember your password.) • To join the Oakmont Boomers club, click on “Apply for Membership” (see the upper left side of the “About Us” page) and follow the instructions. • If you are registering directly from our E-mail announcement, click the Register button and follow the instructions. 2. Click on “Club Events” in the left side panel, locate the correct event, and click the “Register” button. Choose Reserved or Unreserved Seating. • Reserved Seating for Eight—Register all eight people separately using the “Add Guest” button in the online registration form. You may register other members as well as non-member guests. Limit: one non-member guest per member at this table. • Unreserved Seating 3. Your E-mail address will appear in the “Enter registrant email” field. 4. If you are not registering another member or a guest, choose “Next” and proceed to register (and pay for, if appropriate) your own reservation. To register another member or guest, do NOT click “Next.” Instead, go to Step #5. 5. To register another member or a guest: • Stay signed in. • Select the “Add Guest” button. On the next screen, enter the name and email address (if available) of the other member or guest. If you don’t have the name of the guest, enter “Guest 1” in the Last Name field. If you are registering more than one guest (or are buying a Table for 8), enter Guest 2, Guest 3, etc., if you don’t know the names of those guests. (Be sure to select meal choices if the event includes dinner.) • When you have entered all of your guests, select the “Done” button at the bottom right of the screen and go to the payment screen. If you have a PayPal account, you can use it to buy your ticket, but you do not need an account. Simply use your credit card, just as you would to buy any product online. You will receive E-mails confirming your registration and payment. If you’re not receiving our E-mail notices or you have changed your E-mail address, check with us at to confirm that we have your correct E-mail address. If you need more help, contact support@ One of our tech-savvy board members will walk you through the process. Boomer Trivia: American DJ, Robert Weston Smith was known by what stage name?



The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Thursday Night Couples Bridge

nLynn Wycoff

Calling all bridge players!

Do you know we have an active group that meets twice a month for a friendly game of bridge? We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to about 9:40 p.m. We play four rounds of 40 minutes each and change partners with each round. There are table prizes for high score, a grand prize for high score of the evening, and prizes for slams. We are a sociable group with coffee, teas and refreshments provided. To join us you need to have a partner and then just show up. It costs $1 to play. Check us out! For more information call Paul Wycoff or me at 537-7019.

Sufi Meditation Circle nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

Rumi, Meditation and Music

You are invited on a journey of self-exploration in our Circle of Peace. The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at my home, 147 White Oak Drive. Open to all women. There will be music, Rumi’s poetry, meditation and Sufi wisdom. I am a member of the International Association of Sufism, It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming, 537-1275 or jhay@pacbell. net. There will be a place for you in the circle.

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Drop-In Chess nRichard Duncan

The Drop-In Chess players meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1–4:30 p.m. in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Beginners are welcome and there are no fees or cost—just your time as you see fit. Bring a board and chess set if you have one. The atmosphere is casual and players of varying proficiency, both men and women, take part in these games. If you have not played chess in a while, are new to our Oakmont community, or are just curious and would like to know more about the “Game of Kings,” drop in and check us out. If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to contact us at richardgduncan@ or at 225-0661.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

nSue Hattendorf, COPE Director

Replacement COPE Leaders Urgently Needed!

Following is a list of areas that need replacement COPE (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) leaders. Check your home address to find out if there is such a need in your neighborhood. Please call me if you are willing to help: 539-2543. Thank you! Aspen Meadows Circle: 33–50; Deerfield Circle: 401–425; Fairfield Drive: 6617–6711, 6855–6928, 7110– 7170, 7200–7236; Greenfield Circle: 304–334, 340–370;

Glengreen: 1–21; Hood Mountain Circle: 8805–8835; Hood Mountain Court: 8823–8837; Mockingbird Circle: 331–395; Meadowgreen Place: 6502–6528; Meadowridge Drive: 6340–6360, 6363–6390, 6568– 6596. Mountain Vista Lane: 207–273; Oak Island Drive: 164–186; Oak Leaf Drive: 7223–7347, 7544–7561; Oak Leaf Circle: 337–349; Oakmont Drive: 6850–6956,

7323–7343, 7601–7840, 7849–8050, 8402–8692, 8826– 8837, 8840–8861, 8927–8963; Oak Trail Drive: 8811– 8838; Oak Trail Court: 8839–8859; Rockgreen Place: 316–346, 350–374; Stone Bridge Road: 6328–6344, 6426–6458, 6498–6544; Stonecroft Terrace: 6550–6581; Trail Ridge Place: 419–434, 435–442; Valleygreen: 1–24; Woodley Place: 407–444, 445–484; White Oak Drive: 177–205 odd, 400–422 even.

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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Table Tennis in Oakmont

SIR Branch #92

nGreg Carpenter

nKay Kim

Table Tennis is an excellent exercise for the body, hand/eye coordination and special brain activity. We have an active Table Tennis Club in Oakmont Village. Come and join us to enjoy yourself. La Dolce Vita! All skill levels are welcome. We play at the newly innovated West Recreation Center upstairs as per following schedule: Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 noon–2:30 p.m. Thursdays: 3–5:30 p.m. Fridays: 3–5:30 p.m. Sundays: 12 noon–4:30 p.m. For Sunday play, you must bring your own partner. If you have any questions, call me at 539-4111 or call Bob Vogenthaler at 537-3040.

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson

In today’s world, protecting our finances, property and our good name is of concern to everyone. The question is how to accomplish that and how to do it, quickly, efficiently, and legally? At our October meeting we will be hearing from an expert in these matters, Mr. Phil Shannon, with the Legal Shield Group. He will also address a major concern—identity theft—and try to help everyone traverse the very confusing programs currently available to help consumers. We are sure this agenda will be of great interest to all and extremely enlightening. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Berger Center. If you are looking to join a group of retired gentlemen, who believe in good fellowship, fun and enjoying life, consider joining us. Contact me at 539-3686.

Tennis Club


The OTC Mixed Doubles Tournament begins at 8 a.m. Play will be held at the East and West Courts; coffee and light refreshments will be served on the West Court patio. If you didn’t register for the competition, come out to cheer on your friends. The OTC Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for 4:30–5:30 p.m., West Rec. (dues-paying club members only). Wine and an antipasto appetizer will be served (no fee or reservation required). The slate of 2016 OTC officer candidates will be presented by the Nomination Committee. Nominees include: President, Terri Somers; Vice President, Jim Oswald; Treasurer, Paula Lewis; Secretary, Dorothy Smith; Social Director, Cinda Gough; and Tennis Events Director, Mark Guillory. In addition, nominations will be accepted from the floor. Thanks to the Nominating Committee for performing this important task, and to the nominees for agreeing to run for these critical positions. The OTC Harvest Moon Dinner-Dance will be held immediately following the business meeting on Saturday, October 3, West Rec., 5:30–10:30 p.m. (the sign-up deadline has passed). Dancing will follow an Italian harvest dinner.


It’s Army vs. Navy! We’re looking for more than a few good men and good women. OTC members are invited to sign up for this team tennis event. Enlist by November 3 by contacting Commander-in-Chief Sumner Johnson ( or 539-3758) with your phone number, E-mail address and rank (skill level A, B or C), or enlist on the OTC website ( Battle will commence on November 7 at 8 a.m., West Courts, where coffee and light refreshments will be served (play will be held at both East and West Courts). Ready, aim, fire!


Register for the November 7 USO Show and Awards Dinner soon (limited seating) but no later than October 30. The sign-up coupon follows. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., East Rec. Center. Winners of the 2015 women’s, men’s and mixed doubles A- and B-level tournaments will be recognized. You (and your guests) get a catered dinner/rations with your show for only $17.50: Yankee pot roast, chipped beef on toast, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots and ice cream sodas (vegetarian meal by request only; see coupon). BYOB. Calling all talent! Contact OTC-USO Director Terri Somers if you have a talent to share in the USO Show, (925) 876-8074.


Team Oakmont’s USTA men’s doubles team beat archrivals Wikiup Racquet Club to qualify for the league playoff against La Cantera Racquet Club. Winners: Jeff Clemence-Fred Spotleson, 6-0, 6-4; Tom Kendrick-Bob Zemore, 6-2, 6-3. Captain Bill Wrightson and John Jussila went to a tie-breaker. Way to go guys! Cheering on the guys: Dorothy Smith and Eva McGinn.

Team Oakmont winners: Jeff Clemence, Fritz Spotleson, Bob Zemore and Tom Kendrick.

OTC USO SHOW AND OTC AWARDS DINNER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 5:30–10 PM, EAST REC. CENTER Name(s):______________________________________________________________________________________ # of members at $17.50________ # of guests at $17.50________ # of vegetarian dinners (if any)_________ Total enclosed $_________ Phone number:_________

Submit the completed coupon and payment to the Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office by October 30. BYOB.

American Mah Jongg Club

nMarie Haverson

We thank you for your continued support and making this such a fun club!

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on October 5. We meet on the first and the third Monday of every month. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. We still have some openings for experienced players only at this time. For more information please contact me by calling at 539-6666 or E-mail to haversonm@ We have a great bunch of Mah Jongg players. You will have a great time and meet some fun people. So call or E-mail today. Look forward to hearing from you.

PC Users Group nBarbara G. Dudley


The next OPCUG members’ meeting is set for October 12, at 2 p.m., at the East Recreation Center when the group presents a Q&A Session. Remember to send any questions or concerns that you may have about your computers, peripherals and other electronic devices to the experts through Bob Mandelstam at


The Fall Classes at the Oakmont Computer Learning Center are in full swing! Be sure to consult the OCLC article in this issue of the Oakmont News for information on dates, times, and costs, as well as other information about the classes. At any time of the year, you can view a list of offered, as well as possible, classes including class descriptions and instructions on signing up for a class, by visiting, and then clicking on the “Oakmont Computer Learning Center” heading (link). For questions, to sign up for a class, to make suggestions for classes, or to volunteer to teach or assist, call them at 538-1485 or send the OCLC Board an E-mail message at


You can find information about the group on our Home page at our online site (above). In addition, you can read timely articles about Windows-PC issues (including Windows 10 and recycling computer components) on our Help page, find out about your board, and review other useful information. We welcome comments and suggestions for this site. Please, send your insights to the OPCUG Scribe Barbara at


If you live in Oakmont and want personal WindowsPC help, group members are happy to assist you, free of charge. However, until further notice, our only available expert is Phil Kenny. Call him at 538-2075 for personalized help. Dan Gaffney will be unavailable through about mid-October. In addition, please note that Gordon Ramsey has retired from the help lists. However, if you have an ongoing technical relationship with Gordon, he has indicated that he will be happy to answer your call.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

The Pickleball Corner

nTom Kendrick

Connecticut Connection

Last month we said goodbye to Ed Schneider, one of our seasonal residents from Arizona. Now we say hello to Betsy and Tom Werner, from Torrington, Conn. The Werner’s son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in SF, so they are considering moving west to be close to family. And where might they be moving to? Well, according to Betsy,

Oakmont Educators Club nMarcia Murray

At the September meeting, the group agreed to meet every other month and to change the day to the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be November 12 at 3:30 p.m. There is no October or December meeting. The discussion included information about the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) and Delta Kappa Gamma, an international group for women educators. An interest survey will be E-mailed to people who have attended a meeting. For those without E-mail, a survey will be mailed to your home. Watch for your survey, and please take the time to respond. We welcome all Oakmont educators, active or retired, to join us at our next meeting. For information, contact Barbara Arnold, 833-2095.

nJerry Thompson


WHEN: Saturday, October 17 TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Meeting PLACE: West Recreation Center Do you know the answer to the following: What is an ISP and which ones are available in Oakmont? What are the relative merits of each: speed, reliability, and customer service? What are the merits or characteristics of fiber-optics, cable, DSL, satellite, for internet connection? Do you need a modem and what kind should you look for? What about home networking? Come learn the answers! We look forward to seeing you! Website:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: 1) at any meeting; 2) a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; 3) 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 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668. Both are Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-3079, or E-mail

A free service to our membership

Send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following E-mail address: An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.

iPAD SIG: show up and share

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center

someplace that has golf, social activities, pickleball, and nice people. Gee, where could that be?

Bowers Biz

Melissa and Jay Bowers, two of our pickleball regulars, are currently on a business trip at Graeagle, in Plumas County. The business they are attending to is golf, swimming, loafing and lounging. And guess what they found? Let’s see, hmmm, yep, you guessed it—a pickleball court! So now apparently they’ve had to make some adjustments to their business itinerary.

STIR IT UP! Da pickleball “Island Picnic”

Hey mon! We gonna party—Island Style! Palm trees gonna be a-swayin’ at da East Rec. Oh yeah, you bedda beleeb it! Day gonna be live music and dancin’ to music from da Caribbean Connection. And dat ain’t all, mon! Day gonna be dancin’ an feastin’ an drinkin’ an groovin’ an good vibes all true da evenin’. Okay, here da ting—bring you own food and drink. We gonna hab utensils, cups, ice and dessert. And don’ foget you dancin’ shoes ‘caus da steel drums gonna

bring dat sweet island sound all de way down da beach! Dis event gonna sell out, mon—you bedda get you money down dere by October 16! WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Open Play, 10 a.m.–12 noon (when you can always get a game); 9–10 a.m. and 12–5 p.m., key required, games need to be arranged; 8–9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (quiet balls only). Courts available seven days a week. WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people. ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: First and third Mondays from 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266, E-mail:


Cost is 5 per person. Make check out to OPC and place in Pickleball folder at OVA Office. Name: _______________________________________________________________Amount enclosed: _________

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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

nHarriet Palk

Oakmont Music Lovers

Speaker: Roy Zajac, Clarinet

During the course of his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, Roy Zajac studied in Vienna, Austria, with Peter Schmidle, the principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic. After completing his undergraduate degree, Roy performed for one season with the Filharmoni del Bajio Orchestra in Guanajuato, Mexico, before returning to the United States and earning his Master’s degree in Music Performance at the University of Minnesota as a student of Burt Hara, the principal clarinetist of the Minnesota Orchestra. After earning his graduate degree, Roy joined the Air Force as a clarinetist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California. In 1998, Roy was selected as the principal clarinetist of the Santa Rosa Symphony under

nBarbara Bowman

the direction of Jeffery Kahane. Roy frequently performs chamber music with members of the Santa Rosa Symphony and many other Northern California symphonies including Berkeley, Marin, Monterey, Napa and Sacramento. In 2013 Roy performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Santa Rosa Symphony under the direction of Maestro Bruno Ferrandis. Roy enjoys teaching private lessons and coaching clarinet, woodwinds and wind ensembles for the Santa Rosa Symphony youth orchestras as well as at Marin Arts Academy, Cazadero Performing Arts Camp and Sonoma State University. WHEN: October 6, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free

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

Sunday, October 4, 2 pm NO FILM SHOWN—CONCERT AT THE BERGER CENTER Sunday, October 4, 7 pm THE SOLOIST

Based on the book of the same name by Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles reporter Steve Lopez, this drama tells the heartfelt tale of Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.), who discovers brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), and the unique friendship that transforms both their lives. Fine performances by Downey and Foxx, who work beautifully together, and innovative cinematography and directing, create a memorable film. Catherine Keener also stars. (2009), PG-13, 109 minutes.

Sunday, October 11, 2 pm and 7 pm DR. ZHIVAGO

In response to many requests, Movies At Oakmont screens this glorious classic. Due to its length, the film will be shown in two parts: the first half as the matinee, and the second half in the evening. Dr. Zhivago tells the story of a young physician (Omar Sharif) and his beautiful mistress (Julie Christie) swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution. This Oscar-winning epic, based on the classic novel by Boris Pasternak, earned five Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, including Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Score and Screenplay. Alec Guiness and Rod Steiger also star. (1963), PG-13, 200 minutes.


Based on the best-selling memoirs of French novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, this humorous and captivating recollection of a young boy’s life in pre-World War I southern France focuses on his memorable summer holidays. Mystified by nature, Marcel turns to his father for an education on the ways of the wild. But Uncle Jules, an experienced woodsman, proves to be far more knowledgeable. The first of two well-received films about young Pagnol’s summers in Provence. (1990), G, 110 minutes. (In French.)

Sunday, October 25, 7 pm MY MOTHER’S CASTLE

This charming sequel to My Father’s Glory highlights once again the magical country life in pre-World War I Provence. Young Marcel’s mother longs for the tranquility of Bastide Nueve after spending a summer there and encourages her family to make the nine-mile trek on foot. They shorten the journey by cutting across a private estate, which lands them in trouble. (1990), PG, 99 minutes. (In French.)

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, October 4, 2 p.m.: No film shown, Concert at Berger Sunday, October 4, 7 p.m.: The Soloist, (2009), PG-13, 109 minutes. Sunday, October 11, 2 and 7 p.m.: Dr. Zhivago, (1963), PG-13, 200 minutes. Sunday, October 18: No films shown, Church Event Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m.: My Father’s Glory, (1990), G, 110 minutes. Sunday, October 25, 7 p.m.: My Mother’s Castle, (1990), PG, 99 minutes.

Walkers nBarbara Powell


WHERE: Angel Island, picnic lunch, tram tour WHEN: Thursday, October 22 TIME: Leaving Berger at 8:15 a.m.; returning about 5:45 p.m. PRICE: $73 includes bus, driver tip, ferry, lunch and tram tour DEADLINE: October 15 LIMIT: 48 people Angel Island is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay with fabulous views of the entire Bay area. It was originally inhabited by the Coast Miwok, was used as refuge by Spanish explorers, and has been a cattle ranch. It has a long military history starting with Camp Reynolds during the Civil War. Incoming and outbound troops for WWI and WWII were processed through Angel Island. From 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. During World War II, Japanese, and German POWs were detained at the Immigration Station before being sent to facilities farther inland. We will be taking the 10 a.m. ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island. You will pick up your Oakmont Deli bag lunch before boarding the ferry. You have three sandwich options: turkey, ham or veggie on a soft roll. Lunch will include potato salad, chips, cookie and water. Consider bringing a small personal cooler or backpack to carry your lunch. We will catch the narrated tram tour of the island at 11:45 a.m. The tour lasts an hour and includes a photo stop at the point closest to San Francisco and the GG Bridge. After the tram tour, you are free to explore the island on your own. Suggestion 1: catch the shuttle from the visitor’s center and take the 1:45 p.m. tour of the Immigration Center. It costs about $12 (cash/check only). Suggestion 2: catch the 1:20 p.m. ferry and explore Tiburon. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. The bus has very limited space for bikes. Call me if interested. This trip will be limited to the first 48 people to sign up. Checks must be received no later than Oct. 15. Please make your check out to Oakmont Walkers, note sandwich choice on your check, and mail your check to Barbara Powell, 7466 Oak Leaf Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also drop your check into the Walkers’ folder in the OVA Office, or in my garage mail slot. My E-mail address is oakmontwalkergal@, text or phone (714) 309-1987 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Note: seating on the bus is determined by when your check is received. If you wish to sit with someone on the bus, please submit the necessary check(s) in the same envelope. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month: nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, and annual meeting in January, a picnic in August and a Harvest Dinner in November. Each month’s event will be announced in the Oakmont News on the 15th of the prior month. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walker name badge: $6 for a pin-type or $8 for a magnet-type. Our club’s website is


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Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429

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



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All trades, little fix-its and prickly puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217.


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Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour.

Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had SONOMA PATIENT GROUP CANNABIS DISPENSARY a home visit, please call Charlotte at We have daily discounts for seniors 538-9050. and limited delivery. Located at 2425 MIKE’S REPAIR Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa. Call Plumbing, electrical, appliance, 526-2800. heating and air conditioning, general AC BURNS PAINT CO. handyman (I can fix just about Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest exterior, power washing, decks, and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536wallpaper removed. Will not be 9529, emergency—328-6635. undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588.


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Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 8375030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).


Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.


Want to spruce up your home? Guests this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free estimate.

Oakmont News Classified Rates • Classified ads of 150 spaces or less, (payment to accompany this form) $25 per insert • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 3 months (6 issues) $120 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 6 months (12 issues) $216 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 1 year (24 issues) $384


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Pre-owned, low cost, low vision CCTV SYS can help. For sale, or rent with option to purchase program. For more information or a no-obligation demonstration call Jack Donnellan, 595-3790.


I am an avid walker and have started a dog walking, pet sitting business. I have a license with this city and am insured. References available. Please call Dan Lennox, 526-9154.


Caring for your pets as you would. Over 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Day OR overnight companionship. House sitting available. Insured and bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.





Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 13 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334. When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed and insured. Call us for your Free Estimate today! 707-833-2890.


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.


WeCare Home Assistants is looking to fill part-time and full-time shifts, weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. Call us today at 843-3838.


B&J CONSTRUCION BRUCE JOHNSON, Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an GENERAL CONTRACTOR emphasis upon a natural look. Small jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806.


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.

Remodels, additions, efficiency and accessibility updates. Helping clients live comfortably in their homes since 1979. Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont Resident, 579-9088. Lic. #377330. Free estimates.




Repairs done onsite or close location (24 Elaine Dr.) 15 yrs. experience. City lic. #303691. Call Ernie, owner, 573-0655.


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 Jacque 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 Home repairman in Sonoma Co. for 30 Services. Call Chuck for all things years. Focus on small jobs, projects and computer. VOM Rotary member, computer instructor. References “honey-do” lists. Pressure washing. Free estimates, very reasonable rates. available, many satisfied Oakmont customers. $45/hr. 293-8011. Please contact me at 533-7741. Thank you.


Tired of waiting for buses or rides? Ernie can use your car to get you to doctor appts., stores, even outings! Saturdays OK. Call Ernie, 478-4979.

Excellent local references. Call Norma at 707-318-5503.


What are you waiting for? Oakmonter specializing in portraits—individuals, couples, family events. Packages start at $150. 293-9833.



Entry doors, patio and French doors, screen doors, barn doors, interior doors. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #527924 since 1988. 539-3196.

HOME, FURNITURE REFINISHING AND RESTORATION Free estimate, fast professional turnaround. 30 yrs. exp. Oakmont and local ref. “I love what I do.” Ian Coffelt, (415) 309-6988.


General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, complete drywall, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-396-6901. Lic. #875552.

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



License, bonded and insured. Improvement services from A-Z. Small jobs are ok. Call Rodney at 843-0505. Lic. #716777. R.jansen@greenrunusa. com. Always grateful.


Wine Country Caterer available for casual rustic to formal sit-down dinners. Chef Lee Ann Geneve specializes in intimate gatherings. (707) 287-1918.


Direct from Sonoma. No stops, small groups, reasonable and fun. Petcare available. sharedadventurestravel@ or call 338-1443.


Home, office, move-outs. Full service cleaning, with more than 19 years of experience. References upon request. Lic. #343515. Call 548-9482 or 542-8720.

Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 933-7801 or (707) 800-2043.


Ruth Hansell, 24 years organizing experience. Home office/filing system, garages, closets. Oakmont references available. Call 799-0097 or E-mail to


For February 2016. About me: over 55 woman, neat, familiar with Oakmont. Call (206) 229-3010.


Professional and commercially licensed transportation for Oakmont residents. Wine tours, cruise lines, airports and hotels. Always available and reliable too! Oakmont homeowner. Call Chris at (707) 206-5018.


I have 3 days available: Tues., Wed. & Thurs., with 6-hour minimum. Light housekeeping, preparing meals, errands, personal care and loving companionship. Call Carole, 527-3418.


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The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: / Info E-mail: Website: OVA Members-Only Page: 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......................................$50 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.

Blood Pressure clinic

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

Bulletin Boards

ova event notices 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". for sale, for rent and want to buy board Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office. Cards are posted on Thursdays and must be received by noon. The bulletin board for these items is located outside the Central (Berger) Auditorium. “For Sale” and “Want to Buy” items are posted for 30 days. “For Rent” cards are posted for 60 days. Please notify the OVA office at 539-1611 if you would like your card removed before the posting term ends.


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.


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.

maintenance Office

oakmont News

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

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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) n

COORDINATOR October 1–15 Barbara Lowell 538-0333 October 16–31 Dorelle Aasland 537-1518

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 528-0161. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator listed here, 9 AM–5 PM, Mon.–Fri. 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.

Lost & found

Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

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

2015-2016 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Frank Batchelor, President Andie Altman, Vice President Elke Strunka, Treasurer John R Felton, Secretary Bob Giddings, Director Alan Scott, Director L. G. “Herm” Hermann, Director


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 an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


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

Goodwill Donation Truck

First Saturday of each month, Berger Parking Lot, 9 AM–1 PM.

Loaner equipment

The OVA office has a form listing Oakmont residents who lend out items such as baby furniture and sick room equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

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


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


(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Helps seniors with Medicare-related questions. By appointment only. 1-800-434-0222. Berger Center, Room D, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1–4 PM.


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.

OAS Management Company

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.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

OVA Board Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month—1 pm* in the Berger Center *All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

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 the Member’s Only webpage and click on the link to join the E-mail list.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

OVA-Sponsored Events OVA and Home Care Assistance Host Educational Series on Boosting Brain Health nMarsha Zolkower

OVA Presents Oktoberfest 2015 nMarsha Zolkower

Oktoberfest, an annual event at Oakmont, will be celebrated on Saturday, October 24, from 3–5 p.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. Tickets are $20, and can be purchase at the OVA Office. We are not reserving tables. Mix and have fun! This wild and fun event will include a German Bratwurst lunch, pretzels, beer or soft drink, traditional Biergarten entertainment, dancing (WOW), games, oh, and did I say beer? Entertainment will be Big Lou’s Polka Casserole. They will be playing German Oktoberfest and other lively music in the European style of a festive Oktoberfest. I expect the tickets to fly out the door, so come by early and buy yours!

nMarsha Zolkower


OVA is honored to host a free concert in the Berger Center of the Chamber Players. The USAF Chamber Players present a program of diverse styles and talents, featuring performances by musicians from the various ensembles from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.

The Chamber Players recital will include soloists and small ensembles performing works in a wide variety of styles offering something for everyone. The Chamber Players recital will include soloists and small ensembles performing works in a wide variety of styles offering something for everyone. The only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, the Band of the Golden West is comprised of 68 talented and versatile Airmen-musicians under the command of Captain Dustin M. Doyle. The band performs for civilian communities throughout the states of California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah in over 250 annual performances for 1.5 million listeners. Website:

Brain Boost Monday, Oct. 5, 10 AM East Rec. Center

This is a fun and informative presentation with Peter Holewinski of Home Care Assistance on proactive ways to prevent and manage cognitive decline. All Oakmonters are invited to attend this one-time free program

Next sign-up for this free Six-Part Series

OVA has partnered with Home Care Assistance Sonoma County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, and is excited to announce that we will be hosting a fun and informative six-part series. The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health will cover proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. The series will kick-off Monday, October 12, with subsequent sessions every Monday from 10–11:30 a.m. through November 16, in the East Rec. Center. This event is open to all residents free of charge. Feedback from series attendees in Healdsburg for the first two series offerings and other parts of the country has been overwhelmingly positive, with individuals reporting that they not only thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities but also felt the activities positively challenged their minds. Just like the body, the brain experiences changes in structure and function as a result of aging. While this is typical for everyone, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper

OVA Presents NextAct Senior Theater nMarsha Zolkower

Saturday, October 17 East Rec. Center

A Theater Arts Experience is a one-day performing arts workshop for older adults in Oakmont. It’s never too late to experience the joys of performing—for the first time or the hundredth! • Play theater games that develop expressive freedom and responsiveness. • Learn some storytelling techniques and create a personal monologue to share. • Perform a song-and-dance number from a classic Broadway show. All abilities and levels of experience welcome! This is a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere that will stir your creative juices and develop your skills. Advanced registration is advised, as the class size is limited. NextAct is a non-profit program founded in 2014 by two Sonoma County seniors to enhance the lives of older adults and their communities through the performing arts. The instructors are seniors and professional theater artists and experienced teachers. The workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Sonoma County Community Foundation. Want more information? NextActSeniorTheater@ or call 823-7293. Register for the Oakmont Workshop by going online to or in person, call or visit the OVA Office. The $50 payment is due at the workshop on October 17

for longer. The Mind Fit Series, based on Home Care Assistance’s Cognitive Therapeutics Method, draws upon existing research on enhancing mental acuity throughout the lifespan and introduces activities in a fun and engaging group format. Below are the different sessions that make up the six part series: October 12: Social Reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack October 19: Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column October 26: Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall November 2: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup November 9: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation November 16: Magnify, Entangled Figures, Visual Puzzles Call the OVA Office today at 539-1611 to sign-up for this six-week series of classes.

OVA Invites You to Adopt A Dog nMarsha Zolkower

They’re BAAAACK!

Green Dog Rescue Project will be in Oakmont with adoptable dogs on the lawn at the Berger corner Thursday, October 8, 3–5 p.m. Complimentary nail cutting 3:30–5 p.m. Consider a new family member today! Our adoption process is unique in that we spend a great deal of time with each animal, learning about their temperament, energy levels, disposition and social skills. We also learn their quirks and characteristics, taking the responsibility of helping to make great matches very seriously. Consider us the “” of the dog-to-human world.


The Oakmont News / October 1, 2015

Century 21 Valley of the Moon Starting Our 20th Year in Oakmont

First-Time Home Buyer

Repeat Home Buyer

J.D. POWER Awarded Two Times in a row for: “Highest Overall Satisfaction for First Time and Repeat Home Buyers and Sellers”

First-Time Home Seller

Repeat Home Seller

These are the Oakmont sales from January 1–August 31, 2015

Street Address

Sale Price

Street Address

Sale Price

Street Address

Sale Price

Street Address

Sale Price

8250 Oakmont Dr 8722 Oakmont Dr 6359 Meadowridge Dr 321 Twin Lakes Dr 439 Twin Lakes Cir 7714 Pythian Ct 340 Mountain Vista Ct 6437 Stone Bridge Rd 476 Oak Brook Ct 7019 Fairfield Dr 365 Singing Brook Cir 400 Pythian Rd 307 Laurel Leaf Pl 6541 Meadowridge Dr 7707 Pythian Ct 41 Autumn Leaf Dr 7120 Fairfield Dr 351 Belhaven Cir 321 Oak Leaf Cir 8826 Oak Trail Drive Dr 259 Oak Shadow Dr 113 Valley Lakes Dr 329 Oak Leaf Cir 195 Mountain Vista Pl 6702 Oakmont Dr 341 Mountain Vista Ct 133 Mountain Vista Cir 6553 Meadowridge Dr 6324 Meadowridge Dr 6317 Meadowridge Dr 20 Aspen Meadows Cir 23 Woodgreen St 4 Autumn Leaf Pl 225 Belhaven Cir 6344 Stone Bridge Rd 117 Valley Lakes Dr

$665,000 $760,000 $865,000 $556,000 $575,000 $555,000 $610,000 $585,000 $705,500 $425,000 $440,000 $522,600 $526,000 $539,000 $544,000 $590,000 $635,000 $624,522 $620,000 $664,000 $608,500 $710,000 $687,000 $739,000 $538,000 $775,000 $480,000 $477,500 $879,000 $860,000 $317,500 $349,000 $542,000 $554,000 $564,900 $590,000

460 Pythian Rd 339 Mockingbird Cir 7200 Fairfield Dr 256 Mockingbird Cir 255 Mockingbird Cir 313 Mountain Vista Ct 6733 Fairfield Dr 6376 Stone Bridge Rd 6378 Stone Bridge Rd 7405 Oak Leaf Dr 317 Greenfield Cir 6613 Fairfield Dr 6597 Meadowridge Dr 6625 Fairfield Dr 324 Rockgreen Pl 505 Oak Vista Ct 426 Meadowgreen Dr 345 Rockgreen Pl 469 Oak Vista Dr 8850 Hood Mountain Cir 6691 Oakmont Dr 128 Mountain Vista Cir 129 Old Oak Ln 345 Rockgreen Pl 6549 Meadowridge Dr 339 Pythian Rd 448 Pythian Rd 192 Oak Shadow Dr 496 Oak Brook Ct 8850 Hood Mountain Cir 6381 Stone Bridge Rd 6375 Pine Valley Dr 6379 Pine Valley Dr 6419 Mesa Oaks Pl 6435 Meadowridge Dr 6419 Mesa Oaks Pl

$585,000 $609,000 $610,000 $604,000 $675,000 $724,997 $514,500 $410,000 $450,000 $415,000 $423,280 $474,000 $515,000 $557,000 $425,000 $429,000 $455,000 $455,000 $480,000 $480,000 $520,000 $535,000 $549,500 $575,000 $575,000 $601,000 $593,334 $590,000 $625,000 $650,000 $585,000 $724,900 $694,900 $470,000 $620,000 $660,000

386 Miramonte Pl 401 Trail Ridge Ct 333 Valley Oaks Dr 94 Aspen Meadows Cir 394 Mockingbird Cir 7711 Pythian Ct 349 Laurel Leaf Pl 8901 Oak Trail Dr 4 Mockingbird Pl 204 Rockgreen Pl 177 Mountain Vista Pl 6555 Stonecroft Ter 143 Jasie Ln 9132 Oak Trail Cir 9140 Oak Trail Cir 9124 Oak Trail Cir 9353 Oak Trail Cir 9433 Oak Trail Cir 9355 Oak Trail Cir 9413 Oak Trail Cir 9313 Oak Trail Cir 9447 Oak Trail Cir 418 Meadowgreen Dr 9 Oak Island Dr 101 Valley Oaks Dr 6557 Stone Bridge Rd 440 Deerfield Cir 6 Oakhurst Pl 6483 Pine Valley Dr 6531 Pine Valley Dr 456 Pythian Rd 8945 Oak Trail Dr 70 Autumn Leaf Dr 7619 Oak Leaf Dr 8941 Acorn Pl 404 Oak Mesa Ct

$705,000 $900,875 $439,000 $449,000 $470,000 $465,000 $450,000 $465,000 $490,000 $500,000 $493,000 $613,213 $775,000 $775,000 $790,000 $755,000 $330,000 $325,000 $347,000 $349,000 $339,000 $580,000 $393,000 $407,000 $437,500 $437,000 $469,000 $483,400 $558,000 $557,000 $499,000 $495,000 $570,000 $584,000 $730,000 $775,000

435 Singing Woods Pl 7839 Oakmont Dr 357 Miramonte Ct 5987 Stone Bridge Rd 8202 Oakmont Dr 361 Miramonte Ct 6532 Stone Bridge Rd 6532 Stone Bridge Rd 6534 Stonecroft Ter 6579 Stonecroft Terrace 7409 Oakmont Dr 6548 Meadowridge Dr 6592 Meadowridge Dr 34 Aspen Meadows Cir 7409 Oakmont Dr 36 Oak Forest Pl 441 Singing Woods Ln 7017 Overlook Dr 35 Oak Forest Pl 7086 Overlook Dr 7078 Overlook Dr 439 Meadowgreen Dr 354 Oak Leaf Cir 342 Rockgreen Pl 444 Meadowgreen Dr 7405 Oakmont Dr 112 Mountain Vista Cir 6502 Meadowgreen Pl 7403 Oakmont Dr 116 Oak Island Pl 365 Pythian Rd 70 Oak Island Cir 351 Twin Lakes Dr 7403 Oakmont Dr

$842,000 $669,975 $710,000 $789,000 $660,000 $795,000 $318,000 $418,000 $364,000 $408,000 $380,000 $365,000 $386,500 $405,000 $460,000 $542,500 $495,500 $500,000 $450,000 $459,000 $535,000 $355,000 $376,000 $387,500 $420,000 $375,000 $378,000 $330,000 $315,000 $345,000 $349,500 $385,000 $395,000 $409,500

These sales are taken from all Real Estate offices who participated in sales in Oakmont.

Call our experienced agents for all of your real estate needs Linda Frediani Broker/Owner, 322-4519

Gail Johnson 292-9798

Kay Nelson 538-8777

Jennie Perez 303-3566

Sue Senk 318-9595

Jolene Cortright 477-6529

Paula Lewis 332-0433

Mike & Leila O’Callaghan 888-6583

Randy Ruark 322-2482

Molly Stokeld 583-6997

Joey & Claudine Cuneo 694-2634

Peter & Roberta Lommori 539-3200

Nancy Shaw 322-2344

Laura Ruark Kening 805-705-6851

707• 539 • 3200

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