Oakmont Sunday Symposium
Oakmont East Recreation Center
Sunday April 3rd - 10:30am
The Oakmont Sunday Symposium provides a forum for speakers on diverse topics such as science, history, politics, culture and current events. Attendance is intended for Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Symposiums take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr.
April 3 – “The Laguna de Santa Rosa: History, Mystery, and International Fame,” Dr. Dianne Smith
In 2011, the ancient Laguna de Santa Rosa was declared a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Commission. Yet, many Oakmont residents are unaware that their homes are located in an internationally recognized wetland complex and watershed. Dr. Dianne Smith is the Vice President of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Board, an experienced field anthropologist, and an award winning academic lecturer.
April 10 – “My 30-Year Friendship with Charles ‘Peanuts’ Schulz,” Dean James
Local golf pro Dean James became friends with Santa Rosa’s celebrated cartoonist “Sparky” Schulz some 33 years ago. He will share some of his memories, experiences and photos of the man many of us recognize through his strips, his philanthropy and his love of golf as among the greatest of all time.