The Oakmont Sunday Symposium is open to all Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Topics in the Symposium's fall schedule include civil rights and wilderness legislation, drought resistant gardening and Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court.

Sunday events for Oakmont residents and their invited guests are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Rec Center.  A $3 donation is requested. Discounted passes are available at the door. The Symposium solicits comments and suggestions about our programs from our audience. Click on Contact Us.


Craig Anderson,"Land Paths of Sonoma County" on October 26th, 2014 (audio only)

Dot Spaet,"Five Keys to Get Rid of Back Pain" on October 19th, 2014 (audio now & video soon)

Lynn Cominksy, "BLAZING GALAXIES, EXPLODING STARS, AND MONSTROUS BLACK HOLES" on May 8, 2014 (audio & video)

November 2
Linda Reid : "Who Sculpted That Amazing Piece?"

Gina Belforte Did you know we have many very famous sculptural works right here in our backyard? Linda Loveland Reid returns to the Sunday Symposium to take you on a virtual tour that includes slides and sculptures and history of artists whose work is exhibited a local sculpture gardens such as Oliver Ranch, Sonoma County Museum, Paradise Ridge Winery, SSU Green Center and in parks and cities of our communities.

Linda teaches art history classes at OLLI at Sonoma Stare University, Healdsburg and Oakmont.  She holds degrees in history and art history from SSU and has authored two novels. She lives in Penngrove with her husband and playwrite and fellow author, Harry Reid.

November 9
Dr. Marek Lorenc: "What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer"

Gina Belforte Dr. Lorenc will discuss what the warning signs of skin cancer are, what specifically to look for, and what prevention and treatments are available. He will also talk about what influences a doctor's decision to perform  surgery or select alternate, non-surgical therapies such as  radiation. 

  Dr. Lorenc is a board certified dermatologist specializing in surgical and cosmetic dermatology with 30 years of private practice experience. He lives in the Valley of the Moon where he has raised his children and has been an active member of the community.

November 16
Chester Santos: "Memory Training for Everyone"

Gina Belforte Every professional understands the value of memory, and you are not getting the most out of networking if you are not remembering people's names. During this symposium program, memory specialist Chester Santos will offer an overview of effective memory techniques.




November 23

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Symposium

November 30
Susan Nuernberg: 'Hollywwod Does "Call of the Wild'"

Gina Belforte If you were a Hollywood director, how would you adapt Jack London's famous story, The Call of the Wild? Oakmont resident and London authority Susan Nuernberg will explore these and other thorny questions raised by adapting a dog story to film. Following the symposium -- at 2 pm in Berger Center-- Movies at Oakmont will screen the 1935 film version of the story starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young .




If the speaker requests the program be video recorded, an edited copy will be posted here one week later for those who could not attend in person. Contact Oakmont Video Productions for more information.

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