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Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Redwood Architects Annual Meeting

Sponsor:  AIA Redwood Empire Chapter

Date: Nov. 4 at 11:45 a.m.      Cost: $12-$27

Place: 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-838-2672, exec@aiare.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

Business Women Mega Networking

Sponsor:  Connections

Date: Nov. 4 at 5:45 p.m.        Cost: $35-$45

Place: Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa

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

Thursday

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

Legal Aid Annual Fall Open House & Donor Appreciation Party

Sponsor:  Legal Aid of Sonoma County

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

Place: 1105 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: info@legalaidsc.com

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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

Sonoma County Business & Nonprofit Showcase

Sponsor: Events Unlimited

Date: Nov. 7 at 11 a.m.           Cost: Call

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Info: 707-527-7563, www.sonomacoeventsunlimited.com

Home Remodel? Meet the Architect, Contractor and Interior Designer

Sponsor: Elaine Schultz, Home Remodel Consultant

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

Place: Left Bank Restaurant, Larkspur

Info: 415-482-6150, es@elaineschultz.com

Hospice by the Bay Annual Ball

Sponsor:  Hospice by the Bay Foundation

Date: Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Cost: Call

Place: Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

Info: 415-927-2273, www.hospicebythebay.org

Coming Up

Greening Your Business 2.0

Sponsor: Eco-Organize, Napa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Nov. 10 at 8 a.m.           Cost: Call

Place: 1558 First St., Napa

Info: 707-253-3210, www.eco-organize.com/workshops.html

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

Hotel Luca Grand Opening Party

Sponsor: Hotel Luca

Date: Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.      Cost: Call

Place: 6774 Washington St., Yountville

Info: info@hotellucanapa.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

Natural Stress Therapies

Sponsor: Sky Hill Institute

Date: Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m.    Cost: No cost

Place: 127 4th St., Petaluma

Info: 707-778-9445, www.skyhillinstitute.org

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

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

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

Change, Resist or Rejuvenate?

Sponsor:  Connections

Date: Nov. 20 at 7:45 a.m.      Cost: $25-$35

Place: Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa

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

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

Holiday Party & Tree Auction Benefit

Sponsor: Redwood Empire Food Bank, Dennett, a Tile and Stone Company

Date: Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Cost: No cost- $25

Place: 3310 Industrial Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-586-5390, bambi@dennett-tile.com

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

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