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Monday

College Financial Planning Secrets

Sponsor:  Montgomery Taylor, CPA, CFP

Date: Oct. 26                          Cost: No cost

Place: Petaluma Community Center, Petaluma

Info: 707-522-0259

Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training

Sponsor:  American Red Cross

Date: Oct. 26-Dec. 30             Cost: $1,245

Place: 5297 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-577-7600, www.arcsm.org

Career ReBoot Camp to Help Frustrated Job Seekers

Sponsor:  Career ReBoot Camp

Date: Oct. 26-27                     Cost: $249

Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael

Info: www.careerrebootcamp.com, 415-516-9342

Tuesday

Builders: Prevailing Wage Seminar

Sponsor:  Solano-Napa Builders Exchange

Date: Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.            Cost: $40-$70

Place: 135 Camino Dorado, Napa

Info:707-255-2690, www.snbe.com

Republican Women Monthly Meeting

Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Republican Women Federated

Date: Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.          Cost: $23-$26

Place: 1525 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-8888, lawofcdsa@yahoo.com

Online Marketing Boot Camp

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.            Cost: $39

Place: 1 Travis Way, Vacaville

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

Wednesday

How to Buy a Building Using Stimulus Money

Sponsor: Keegan & Coppin Company Inc./Oncor International, Circle Bank

Date: Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.          Cost: Call

Place: 1229 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 415-526-5413, www.keegancoppin.com

Medicare Updates for 2010

Sponsor: Senior Advocacy Services, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Date: Oct. 28 at 11 a.m.          Cost: No cost

Place: 9231 Foxwood Dr., Windsor

Info: 707-838-1250, www.senioradvocacyservices.org

Ben Stone: Sonoma Economic Forecast & Fundraising in 2010

Sponsor:  Association of Fundraising Professionals Wine Country Chapter

Date: Oct. 28 at 11:45 a.m.     Cost: $15-$25

Place: 2965 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa

Info:admin@afp-wcc.org

Vallejo Small Business Expo

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.            Cost: No cost

Place: 545 Columbus Pkwy., Vallejo

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

Financing Options for Small Biz

Sponsor:  Society of California Accountants North Bay Chapter

Date: Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m.       Cost: $40

Place: 154 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma

Info: www.gosca.com, 415-453-8513

Sustainable Novato Forum: Environmental Toxins and Health

Sponsor:  County of Marin, Marin Community Foundation, Fireman’s Fund

Date: Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Cost: No cost-$5

Place: 777 San Marin Dr., Novato

Info: info@sustainablenovato.org, 415-892-4655

Thursday

Annual Employment Law/ HR  Resources Conference

Sponsor:  PASCO-HR

Date: Oct. 29          Cost: $120-$270

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-566-7718, www.pascohr.org

Term Sheets & Deal Structuring

Sponsor:  Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

Date: Oct. 29 at noon Cost: No cost-$20

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-664-6200, KariZ@somobc.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

Friday

2009 Leaders of the North Bay Lunch

Sponsor:  North Bay Leadership Council

Date: Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.     Cost: $50

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-283-0028, www.northbaycouncil.org

Saturday

CPR with AED for Rescuers

Sponsor:  American Red Cross

Date: Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.            Cost: $80

Place: 5297 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-577-7600, www.arcsm.org

Sunday

Barn Dance & BBQ Farmers Benefit

Sponsor:  Napa County Farm Bureau, Napa & St. Helena Future Farmers of America, Vintage High School Farm

Date: Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m.        Cost: $20-$40

Place: 575 Third St., Napa

Info: 707-224-5403, info@napafarmbureau.org

Coming Up

Best Practices from 2009 Best Places to Work Winners

Sponsor:  Northern California Human Resources Association

Date: Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25-$45

Place: 3850 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa

Info: 415-291-1992, www.nchra.org

Business Development Event: Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication

Sponsor:  The Sales Foundry

Date: Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $90-$139

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-542-9022, info@thesalesfoundry.com

Builders: Confined Space Seminar

Sponsor:  Solano-Napa Builders Exchange

Date: Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.           Cost: $15-$40

Place: 135 Camino Dorado, Napa

Info: 707-255-2690, www.snbe.com

Green Lodging Workshop

Sponsor:  Business Environmental Alliance, Sonoma County Lodging Association

Date: Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.           Cost: $30-$40

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: www.sonomabea.org

How to Start Your Own Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.             Cost: $25

Place: 1652 W. Texas St., Fairfield

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

Introduction to QuickBooks

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 4 at noon               Cost: $45

Place: 2000 N. Village Pkwy., Vacaville

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

USF Nursing Information Session

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa Campus

Date: Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m.        Cost: No cost

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, www.usfca.edu/spring2010

USF Program Information Session

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa Campus

Date: Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m.        Cost: No cost

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, www.usfca.edu/spring2010

CA’s New Electric Discovery Law

Sponsor:  Northern California Human Resources Association

Date: Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m.        Cost: $35-$55

Place: Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield

Info: 415-291-1992, www.nchra.org

Napa Valley Wine Grape Expo

Sponsor:  Napa Valley Grapegrowers

Date: Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. Cost: $100-$190

Place: 100 California Dr., Yountville

Info: 707-944-8311, www.napagrowers.org

2009 Marin County Women-owned Businesses of the Year

Sponsor:  Women’s Initiative, North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m.        Cost: Call

Place: 540 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael

Info: 415-641-3480, www.womensinitiative.org

Nutrition for a Healthy Active and Long Life

Sponsor:  The Redwoods, a community of seniors

Date: Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.             Cost: No cost

Place: 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

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

Annual Paper Shred & Recycle Day

Sponsor: Charter Oak Bank

Date: Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.           Cost: No cost

Place: 600 Trancas St., Napa

Info: 707-265-2000, www.charteroakbank.com

Who Killed the California Economy?

Sponsor: North Coast Builders Exchange, North Bay Leadership Council, Sonoma County Alliance, Marin Builders Association, Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

Date: Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m.      Cost: $45

Place: 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma

Info: 707-283-0028, cmurray@northbayleadership.org

Medicare Updates for 2010

Sponsor: Senior Advocacy Services, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Date: Nov. 6 at 12:15 p.m.      Cost: No cost

Place: 6800 Hunter Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-585-6780, www.senioradvocacyservices.org

Spine Sense: Dealing with Back Pain

Sponsor:  Queen of the Valley Medical Center, St. Joseph Health System

Date: Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Cost: Call

Place: 3421 Villa Lane, Napa

Info: 707-252-4411, www.thequeen.org

Hospice by the Bay Annual Ball

Sponsor:  Hospice by the Bay Foundation

Date: Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Cost: $475-$625

Place: 1190 Airport Road, Ste. 120, Napa

Info: 415-291-1992, nchra@nchra.org

California HR Certification Prep

Sponsor:  Northern California Human Resources Association

Date: Nov. 7-8 at 8:30 a.m.     Cost: $200

Place: Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

Info: 415-526-5500, www.hospicebythebay.org

California Diesel Regulation Course

Sponsor: Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Date: Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.           Cost: No cost

Place: 970 Piner Road, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-544-5575, www.sonomacountyfarmbureau.com

Health Care Solutions that Work

Sponsor:  North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m.      Cost: $49

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa

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

Marketing on the Web

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.      Cost: $25

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

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

Green Building Council Membership Meeting & Seminar: Permaculture

Sponsor:  U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter

Date: Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Cost: No cost-$15

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-664-6250, cheri@usgbc-rec.org

What You Need to Know About Commercial Lending Options

Sponsor:  North Bay Association of Realtors

Date: Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Cost: No cost-$10

Place: 131 B Stony Circle, Ste. 1700, Santa Rosa

Info: DianeN@norbarrealtor.com, www.norbarrealtor.com

Writing Your Business Plan

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 14 at 9 a.m.           Cost: $45

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

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

Hip Pain: What are my Options?

Sponsor:  Queen of the Valley Medical Center, St. Joseph Health System

Date: Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. Cost: Call

Place: 1000 Trancas St., Napa

Info: 707-252-4411, www.thequeen.org

Thanksgiving Food Drive & BBQ

Sponsor:  Infineon Raceway, RKA Motorcycle Luggage, Santa Rosa BMW Triumph Motorcycles

Date: Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.         Cost: food donation or $10

Place: 800 American Way, Windsor

Info: 707-838-9100, www.santarosabmw.com

Food Drive & Motorcycle Ride

Sponsor:  Infineon Raceway, RKA Motorcycle Luggage, Santa Rosa BMW Triumph Motorcycles

Date: Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m.      Cost: food donation or $10

Place: 930 Shiloh Road, Windsor

Info: 707-836-7659, www.rka-luggage.com

HR Management in Wine & Ag

Sponsor:  Northern California Human Resources Association

Date: Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. Cost: $340-$425

Place: Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa

Info: 415-291-1992, www.nchra.org/wine

SSU MBA/Wine MBA Info Session

Sponsor:  Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics

Date: Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.           Cost: No cost

Place: 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Schulz 3001, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-664-4256, mba@sonoma.edu

Culinary Career Discovery Boot Camp: Baking & Pastry Art

Sponsor:  Culinary Institute of America- Greystone

Date: Nov. 16-20 Cost: $2,095-$2,520

Place: CIA-Greystone, St. Helena

Info: www.ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/programs

Culinary Career Discovery Boot Camp: Wine Studies

Sponsor:  Culinary Institute of America- Greystone

Date: Nov. 16-20 Cost: $2,095-$2,520

Place: CIA-Greystone, St. Helena

Info: www.ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/programs

Medicare Updates for 2010, Diabetes

Sponsor: Senior Advocacy Services, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, Redwood Empire Food Bank

Date: Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.      Cost: No cost

Place: 333 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Info: 707-523-7900 x. 19, www.senioradvocacyservices.org

Tax Tips for Year End

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.           Cost: $20

Place: 300 Main St., Vacaville

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

Business Clinic—Expert Advice

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.           Cost: No cost

Place: 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield

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

Borrowing Money for Your Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.           Cost: $20

Place: 1111 Webster St., Fairfield

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

Hall of Wines: U.S. Green Building Council Showcase

Sponsor:  U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter, Hall of Wines

Date: Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.      Cost: $15-$25

Place: 401 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena

Info: 707-664-6250, cheri@usgbc-rec.org

Green Best Practices Seminar: Healthy Indoor Environments

Sponsor:  U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter, Longview Education Associates, Fireman’s Fund

Date: Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.           Cost: $15-$25

Place: 777 San Marin Dr., Novato

Info: 707-664-6250, cheri@usgbc-rec.org

Medicare Updates for 2010

Sponsor: Senior Advocacy Services, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Date: Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.           Cost: No cost

Place: 6800 Hunter Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-585-6780, www.senioradvocacyservices.org

Medicare Updates for 2010

Sponsor: Senior Advocacy Services, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Date: Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m.        Cost: No cost

Place: 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-5716, www.senioradvocacyservices.org

Direct-to-Consumer Symposium

Sponsor: Coalition for Free Trade, Free The Grapes!

Date: Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. Cost: $295-$325

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-254-1167, carroll@bensonmarketing.com

Napa Chamber Annual Dinner

Sponsor: Napa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.       Cost: Call

Place: Napa Valley Marriott, Napa

Info: 707-226-7455, www.napachamber.com

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.