Sunday Symposium of Oakmont programs
For nearly 20 years the Sunday Symposium has presented speakers on a wide range of subjects, such as science, philosophy, politics, culture, history, the environment, and other topics of general interest. All residents of Oakmont and their guests are invited to attend. There is no membership involved. Programs are videotaped, and many of our past programs are available to the public on our website, www.oaksunsym.org. DVDs of the latest talks are now available for borrowing in the Oakmont Library.
Oct. 17: The Vikings – A place in history, by Jack Garret
The Vikings are one of the most recognizable cultures in history – but much of that image is wrong. This presentation will clarify who they were, when they flourished, how they lived, and what influence they had on the world around them – and us. The presentation will include reproductions of artifacts from the Viking Age and reenactments in authentic clothing and equipment.
Oct. 24: Peace In Medicine Healing Center, by Robert Jacob
The Peace in Medicine Healing Center’s director will provide an informational, fact-based presentation on the medicinal value of medical cannabis for seniors. Many retirees already legally use it to treat arthritis, nausea, sleep apnea, and many other ailments. They have found it doesn’t have the side effects so many pharmaceuticals do.
Oct. 31: Real estate trends over the past 24 months, by Rick Laws
Rick Laws will address the real estate trends over the past two years. He will specifically address the county of Sonoma, the city of Santa Rosa and Oakmont. Rick provides monthly real estate statistics and analysis for the Press Democrat and other local media.
The Sunday Symposium of Oakmont is open to all Oakmont residents and their guests. A donation of $2 is requested. The symposium takes place from 10:30-noon in the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive.