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Send Calendar items to the North Bay Business Journal, Attn: Calendar, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401; fax 707-521-5292; or e-mail news@busjrnl.com.

MondayUnited Way Annual Golf Tournament

Sponsor:  United Way of the Wine Country

Date: Aug. 31         Cost: $150-$175

Place: Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club

Info: 707-528-4485 ex. 115, echo@unitedwaywinecountry.com

TuesdaySelling to Different Personality Types

Sponsor:  The Sales Foundry

Date: Sep. 1 at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $90-$139

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-542-9022, www.thesalesfoundry.com

Community Action Marin Dream House Raffle

Sponsor:  Community Action Marin

Date: Sep. 1 at 10 a.m.           Cost: $150

Place: 3 Drakes Cove, Larkspur

Info: www.marinraffle.com

Small Business NxLevel Orientation

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 1 at 7 p.m.             Cost: No cost

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

WednesdayPromote Your Business Without Advertising

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 2 at 11 a.m.           Cost: $20

Place: 220 N. Jefferson St., Dixon

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Online Marketing Boot Camp

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 2 at 1 p.m.             Cost: $39

Place: 1 Travis Way, Vacaville

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Women's "Mega Networking" Dinner

Sponsor:  Connections, A supportive community of women in business

Date: Sep. 2 at 5:45 p.m. Cost: $35-$45

Place: Flamingo Hotel & Conference Resort, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-522-9399, www.connectionsca.com

ThursdayPain Relief without Drugs: Options & Alternatives

Sponsor:  The Redwoods, a community of seniors

Date: Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.            Cost: No cost

Place: 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Info: 415-383-1600, ex. 411, www.theredwoods.org

Scott Technology Introductory Lunch

Sponsor:  Scott Technology Group

Date: Sept. 3 at noon              Cost: No cost

Place: 1525 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-236-1331, www.scottsoffice.com

FridaySonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sponsor:  Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Date: Sept. 4-6                       Cost: Call

Place: various, Sonoma County

Info: 800-939-7666, www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com

SaturdayAnnual Bocce Ball for the Kids Sake

Sponsor:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay

Date: Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $50-$250

Place: Albert Park, San Rafael

Info: www.bbbsnorthbay.org

Coming UpSo You Want to Start a Business, Three-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 8, 15 & 22            Cost: $15-$45

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Small Business NxLevel Orientation

Sponsor:  Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.            Cost: No cost

Place: 1556 First St., Ste.103, Napa

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Success through Invention

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.            Cost: $50

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

How to Start Your Own Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 9 at 6 p.m.             Cost: $25

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Napa Hospice Golf Tournament

Sponsor:  Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services

Date: Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. Cost: $175-$650

Place: Silverado Resort, Napa

Info: 707-258-9080, golf@napavalleyhospice-ads.org

Lifehouse Annual Awards Banquet

Sponsor:  Lifehouse Agency

Date: Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Cost: $45

Place: Embassy Suites, San Rafael

Info: 415-472-2373, mail@lifehouseagency.org

Heirloom Tomato Festival

Sponsor:  Kendall-Jackson Winery

Date: Sept.12 at 11 a.m.         Cost: $65-$75

Place: 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton

Info: 800-769-3649, www.kj.com

15th Annual Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health

Sponsor:  Staglin Family Vineyard

Date: Sept.12 at noon             Cost: $750

Place: Staglin Family Vineyard, Rutherford

Info: 707-944-0419, http://www.imhro.org/the-staglin-music-festival-for-mental-health-2009

Laguna Art and Garden Gala

Sponsor:  Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Date: Sept.13 at 3 p.m.           Cost: $75

Place: 3601 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol

Info: 707-527-9277, ex. 107, www.lagunafoundation.org

Profit Mastery Four-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sep. 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5 Cost: $195

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Wine Industry Financial Symposium

Sponsor:  Wine Industry Symposium Group

Date: Sept. 14-15                   Cost: Call

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel, Napa

Info: 707-255-9222, www.winesymposium.com

Wells Fargo Economist John Silvia: The State of Our Economy

Sponsor:  Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Insurance Services $ Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Date: Sept. 15 at noon            Cost: Call

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-773-1817, anne_jaconetti@wellsfargois.com

Renter Housing Legal Update: Security Deposits, Debt Collection

Sponsor:  North Coast Rental Housing Association

Date: Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.     Cost: $35-$50

Place: 100 Golf Course Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-526-9526, execdir@ncrha-ca.org

Starting a Business 3-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sep. 15-17                    Cost: $15-$45

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 17 at 9 a.m.           Cost: $30

Place: 250 East L St., Benicia

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Financing Your Business in Turbulent Times

Sponsor: Circle Bank, Ghirardo CPA, Warren Capital Corp.,  Business Journal

Date: Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.          Cost: $60-$75

Place: Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Info: 707-521-5264, events@busjrnl.com

Real Estate Office Management and Leadership Training Course

Sponsor:  Frank Howard Allen Realtors

Date: Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m.     Cost: $250

Place: 802 Vallejo St., Napa

Info: 707-939-2023, ssavino@winecountrygroup.com

SRJC Petaluma Phase III Dedication

Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sep. 18 at 1:30 p.m.      Cost: Call

Place: 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., Petaluma

Info: 707-778-2415, www.santarosa.edu/petaluma

Writing Your Business Plan

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 19 at 9 a.m.           Cost: $45

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Harvest at the 4-H Corral: Barbeque, Auction & Bingo

Sponsor:  4H Foundation of Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. Cost: $30-$600

Place: 3575 & 3351 Slusser Road, Windsor

Info: 707-584-9284, www.4hfoundationofsoco.org

Linda Herman: How to Ask for Money

Sponsor:  Connections, A supportive community of women in business

Date: Sep. 19 at 7:45 a.m. Cost: $25-$35

Place: Flamingo Hotel & Conference Resort, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-522-9399, www.connectionsca.com

Retirement: 6 Smart and Simple Things to do in the Next 60 Days

Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.        Cost: $31

Place: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-4372, www.santarosa.edu

Lake County Wine Auction

Sponsor:  Lake County Wine Alliance

Date: Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.          Cost: $100

Place: 1431 Hoyt Ave., Lakeport

Info: 866-279-9463, www.winealliance.org

Real Hero Awards: Ordinary People Extraordinary Compassion

Sponsor:  American Red Cross-Napa County Chapter, Trinchero Family Estates

Date: Sept. 22 at 7 a.m.          Cost: Call

Place: Silverado Country Club, Napa

Info: 707-257-2902, www.napacountyredcross.org

Small Biz. Product Development

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sep. 23 at 9 a.m.           Cost: $20

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

USF Nursing Degree Meeting

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa campus

Date: Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, ww.usfca.edu/nbbj

USF All Degrees Info. Meeting

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa campus

Date: Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, ww.usfca.edu/nbbj

Essential Toolkit for Business Success Workshop

Sponsor:  Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce, North Bay Business Builders

Date: Sept. 24 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $25-$35

Place: 2301 E. Washington St., Petaluma

Info: 707-762-2785, www.petalumachamber.com

50 Secrets to Customer Loyalty

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sep. 24 at 6 p.m.           Cost: $45

Place: 421 10 St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Reality Check, Please: Economic Outlook for Napa 2010

Sponsor:  Napa Chamber of Commerce, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce and Yountville, taste life here

Date: Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m.     Cost: $85

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Info: www.napachamber.com

Wild, Wild West Charity Golf Tourney

Sponsor:  Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Cost: $50-$250

Place: Oakmont Golf Club, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-542-6664, www.legalaidsc.org

Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 25 at 12 p.m.         Cost: $45

Place: 545 Columbus Pkwy., Vallejo

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

EarleFest 2009-A Sonoma County Celebration of Americana Music

Sponsor:  Earle Baum Center of the Blind

Date: Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m.   Cost: $15-$20

Place: 4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-523-3222, www.earlefest.com

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gala

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Date: Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.          Cost: $65

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-4203, www.harvestfair.org

Medicare and Your Other Insurance

Sponsor:  Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, American Lung Association

Date: Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.          Cost: No cost

Place: 115 Talbot Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 800-586-4872, www.lungusa.org

Top 10 Ways to Make College Affordable

Sponsor:  Tamalpais Unions High School District Adult and Community Education Division

Date: Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.     Cost: $29

Place: 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Info: 415-382-8200, www.collegegate.net

Small Business Clinic

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sep. 30 at 5:15 p.m.      Cost: No cost

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Best Places to Work Awards

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: $70

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-521-5264, events@busjrnl.com

October in Paradise to Benefit the Sonoma Homeless Task Force

Sponsor:  Paradise Ridge Winery

Date: Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.         Cost: $70-$75

Place: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-4494, www.sonomacountyhomeless.org

2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Date: Oct. 2, 3 & 4                  Cost: $2-$60

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Info: 707-545-4203, www.harvestfair.org

31st Annual YMCA Harvest Fair 3K/10K Family Fun Run

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Family YMCA

Date: Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.              Cost: Call

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-9622, www.scfymca.org

GreenPoint Showcase Tour

Sponsor:  Build it Green in Berkeley, KTVU

Date: Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.            Cost: $10

Place: various Bay Area locations

Info: 510-845-0472, www.ktvu.com/builditgreen

Culinary Career Discovery Boot Camp

Sponsor:  Culinary Institute of America- Greystone

Date: Oct. 5-9 Cost: $2,095-$2,520

Place: CIA-Greystone, St. Helena

Info: www.'ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/programs

The 2009 Ghoulwill Ball at Legends

Sponsor:  Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

Date: Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $85-$100

Place: 3328 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-523-0550, ext. 213, www.gire.org

Hispanic Chamber Business Expo

Sponsor:  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County

Date: Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.            Cost: Call

Place: 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-3648, www.hcc-sc.org