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    Grapes to Glass Weekend — Wine Education, Food, Music and Art

    Sponsor: Russian River Valley

    Date: Aug. 20 –27, times vary.  Cost: $35–$545

    Place: Locations vary, call for details.

    Info: 707-521-2535

    Tuesdays in the Plaza: Summer Concert Series

    Sponsor: City of Healdsburg

    Date: Aug. 21, 6–8 p.m. Cost: Free

    Place: Healdsburg Plaza, 100 Plaza St., Healdsburg

    Info: www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us

    Shakespeare Under the Stars at Buena Vista Winery

    Sponsor: Buena Vista Winery

    Date: Aug. 23–26, 7–9:30 p.m. Cost: $25

    Place: Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma

    Info: kateshake@vom.com or Brown Paper Bag tickets

    Broadway Under the Stars: What a Wonderful World

    Sponsor: Transcendence Theatre

    Date: Aug. 23–26, 8 p.m. Cost: $25–$117

    Place: Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen; supports the park

    Info: www.transcendencetheatre.org

    CANVAS Connect: Hospitality Networking Event

    Sponsor: Canvas (Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma)

    Date: Aug. 21, 6–8 p.m. Cost: Free for members, $10 nonmembers (hospitality professionals only)

    Place: Ram’s Gate Winery, 2700 Arnold Dr., Sonoma

    Info: Info@ConciergeAlliance.com or 707-254-5495

    Stroke Orientation Program

    Sponsor: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

    Date: Aug. 22, 7–8:30 p.m. Cost: Free

    Place: 1165 Montgomery Dr., Conference Room B, Santa Rosa

    Info: 707-228-7778 or Alina.Matei@stjoe.org

    American Heart Association HeartWalk (5K)

    Sponsor: American Heart Association

    Date: Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost: No Fee

    Place: Kennedy Park, 3291 Streblow Drive, Napa

    Info: 707-363-4735

    Grassroots Grazing Gala

    Sponsor: Western Sonoma County Rural Alliance

    Date: Aug. 25, 6—9:30 p.m. Cost: $45, $55 at door

    Place: Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental  

    Info: Brown Paper Tickets; delectables, music and live auction with Ernie Carpenter; benefits Climate Protection Campaign

    Biodynamic Farming – Sunset Supper at DaVero Farm and Gardens

    Sponsor: DaVero Farm and Gardens

    Date: Aug. 25, 6:30—8:30 p.m. Cost: $85 General/$75 club members

    Place: DaVero Farm and Gardens, 766 Westside Road,  Healdsburg,  

    Info: 707-431-8000 ext. 1

    Harvest STOMP

    Sponsor: Napa Valley Grapegrowers

    Date: Aug. 25, 5–10 p.m. Cost: Call for ticket pricing

    Place: Trefethen Family Vineyards, 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa 

    Info: 707-944-8311

    Coming Up

    Rich Thomas honored at 40th annual Agribusiness Barbecue

    Sponsor: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

    Date: Aug. 29, 5–9 p.m. Cost: Call

    Place: Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard, 3575/3351 Slusser Rd., Windsor

    Info: Janet Rogers, 707-545-1414 ext. 13

    Impact Napa

     Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

    Date: Aug. 30, 7:30–10:30 a.m. Cost: $45, $450 table of 10

    Place: Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Ave., Napa

    Info: events@busjrnl.com, 707-521-5264 NorthBayBusinessJournal.com; Keynote speaker: Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics along with a powerhouse wine industry panel

    Rockin’ the River: Tribute to Johnny Cash

    Sponsor: Russian River Rotary Foundation and sponsors

    Date: Aug. 30,  6–8 p.m. Cost: Free

    Place: Guerneville Plaza, River and Armstrong Woods Roads, Guerneville

    Info: www.rockintheriver.org or 707-869- 9403

    2012 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

    Sponsor: Sonoma County Wine Weekend

    Date: Aug. 31–Sept. 2, times vary.  Cost: Varies

    Place: Locations throughout Sonoma County

    Info: sonomawinecountryweekend.com; benefits more than 20 Sonoma County charities

    Summerfest: Summer Street Party 

    Sponsor: Santa Rosa Railroad Square Historic District

    Date: Sept. 7, 6–9 p.m.  Cost: Free

    Place: Railroad Square, between Morgan and Wilson streets,  Santa Rosa

    Info: railroadsquare.net or summerfesttrailrailroadsquare.com; celebrated chefs, live music, wine and beer tastings

    American Harvest Workshop: Farmer’s Market and Opening Night Reception

    Sponsor: Cakebread Cellars

    Date: Sept. 8, 4–5:30 p.m. Cost: $25 wine club, $30 nonmembers

    Place: Cakebread Cellars, 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford

    Info: cakebread.com

    Eco Fair Marin 2012, author Van Jones as keynote presenter

    Sponsor: Marin County

    Date: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Cost: $5, Free for children 17 and under 

    Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

    Info: ecofairmarin.org 

    American Harvest Workshop: Harvest Dinners

    Sponsor: Cakebread Cellars

    Date: Sept. 10–11, 6 p.m. Cost: $175

    Place: Pecan Patio, 8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford

    Info: cakebread.com or Shelly Van Zandt, 707-963-5221 ext. 240

    Best Places to Work Gala Reception

    Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

    Date: Sept. 11, 4:30–7 p.m.  Cost: $70, $750 table of 10

    Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa, 100 Railroad St., Santa Rosa

    Info: events@busjrnl.com

    San Rafael Business Showcase 

    Sponsor: San Rafael Chamber

    Date: Sept. 12, showcase 3:30–6:30 p.m., reception 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $5

    Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael

    Info: srchamber.com or 415-454-4163; more than 90 local businesses

    Understanding Addiction: Seeking Safety and Creating Change

    Sponsor: Drug Abuse Alternative Center

    Date: Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $90–$100

    Place: Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor

    Info: 707- 571-2233 ext. 369

    A Road to Success BBQ and Fun-raiser

    Sponsor: 4H Foundation of Sonoma County

    Date: Sept. 15,  3–8 p.m. Cost: $35, $800 table of 10

    Place: Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s Vineyard, Windsor

    Info: 707- 584-9284, 4HFoundationofsoco.org

    16th annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

    Sponsor: Kendall-Jackson

    Date: Sept. 15.  Cost: $85

    Place: Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Rd., Fulton

    Info: Robin, 707-571-8100

    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Workshop

    Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council Northern California Chapter

    Date: Sept. 17.  Cost: Varies, contact host

    Place: StopWaste.Org, 1537 Webster St., Oakland

    Info: usgbc.org

    Social Media Marketing Made Simple: Marin

    Sponsor: SBDC at Santa Rosa Junior College

    Date: Sept. 18, 9 a.m.–noon. Cost: Free

    Place: 3240 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael

    Register: nc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=22004

    How to Make a Good Pairing Great

    Sponsor: Marcucci Farms and Winery

    Date: Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m.  Cost:$110/$74 members

    Place: Marcucci Farms and Winery, 2308 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa

    Info: 707-544-4789

    21st Wine Industry Financial Symposium

    Sponsor: Wine Industry Symposium Group

    Date: Sept. 24–25,  times vary.  Cost: $275-$775 until Sept. 10.

    Place: Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Ave., Napa

    Info: winesymposium.com or KathyA@swgnapa.com; keynote speaker: Jay Wright, COO, Constellation Brands

    Impact Solano: Exploring top issues shaping the future of business in Solano County

    Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

    Date: Sept. 26, 8–10:30 a.m.  Cost: $45, $450 table of 10 

    Place: Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Ct., Fairfield

    Info: northbaybusinessjournal.com, 707-521-5264; keynote speaker Dr. Robert Eyler

    4 a Child benefit and auction

    Sponsor: California Parenting Institute

    Date: Sept. 29,  4:30–7 p.m.  Cost: $50

    Place: Rodney Strong Vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg

    Info: 4-A-CHILD.org or 707-585-6108 X 123 or wendyh@calparents.org; live entertainment, chef tasting stations, wine and beer

    Santa Rosa Symphony’s Orchestral Opening Concert

    Sponsor: Green Music Center

    Date: Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Cost: Call

    Place: Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park

    Info: 866-955-6040 

    10th annual Catwalk for a Cure Fundraiser

    Sponsor: Sutter Health

    Date: Oct. 5, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.  Cost: $125, sponsorships available

    Place: Wells Fargo Center (big white tent), 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa 

    Info: gills@sutterhealth.org, 707-521-8883 

    Artrails Open Studios

    Sponsor: Arts Council Sonoma County

    Date: Oct. 13–14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  Cost: Free

    Place: See website

    Info: SonomaArts.com/arttrails or rdwdbw@sbcglobal.net; more than 150 Sonoma County artists on this self-guided art tour

    Russian River Watershed Symposium 2012

    Sponsor: Russian River Symposium

    Date: Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Cost: $40 through Sept. 14, then $55

    Place: Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale

    Info: rrsymposium@yahoo.com or 707-569-1448 ext. 100

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