This Week Music in the Vineyards, Nonprofit Chamber Music Festival in Napa

Sponsor: Music in the Vineyard

Date: Aug.8--19, Wed.,Fri.,Sat., Sun., times vary  Cost: $50 per performance

Place: Venues throughout Napa Valley

Info: mitv@sonic.net or 707-258-5550Third Annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition, benefits the Napa Valley Education Foundation

Sponsor: The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, Charbay Distillery and Glace Luxury Ice

Date: Aug. 6, 5:30--7:30 p.m. Cost: $40, $50 at event

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa

Info: http://cocktailcompetition.eventbrite.com;Tuesdays in the Plaza in Healdsburg, Summer Concert Series

Sponsor: City of Healdsburg

Date: Aug. 7, 6--8 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Healdsburg Plaza, 100 Plaza St., Healdsburg

Info: www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us State and Federal Leave Laws: How California Employers Survive the Perfect Storm- Registration deadline is August 8

Sponsor: Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council and Employment Development Department

Date: Aug. 15,  7:30--10:00 a.m. Cost: $30 members, $50 Nonmembers

Place: Wedgewood Banquet Center at Foxtail golf Course, 100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-576-2015 Live at Juilliard Sunday Concert Series

Sponsor: Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council and Employment Development     Department

Date: Aug. 12, 5--7 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa

Info: ci.santa-rosa.ca.usComing Up  Sonoma County Business Series: Competative Pricing + Disciplined Spending = $$$$

Sponsor: Michael Anderson & Company, Inc., CPAs & Advisors

Date: Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Cost: $45 (dinner included)

Place: Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, 3555 Round Barn Blvd.,  Santa RosaRockin the River, presented by the Russian River Rotary Foundation

Sponsor: Russian River Rotary Foundation and Sponsors

Date: Aug. 16, 6--8 p.m. Cost: Free

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

Info: www.rockintheriver.org or 707-869- 9403 Broadway Under the Stars: What a Wonderful World.  Supports Jack London Park

Sponsor: Transcendence Theatre

Date: Aug. 16--26, 8 p.m. Cost: $25--$117

Place: Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen

Info: www.transcendencetheatre.orgEducation and Business Partnership Breakfast

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Aug. 17, 7--9 a.m. Cost: $30

Place: Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

Info: Janet Rogers, janetr@santarosachamber.comWings Over Wine Country Air Show

Sponsor: Pacific Coast Air Museum

Date: Aug. 18--19  Cost: $5--$17; VIP tickets available

Place: Charles M Schulz--Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa

Info: www.wingsoverwinecountry.org or 707-566-8380Stroke 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 Climate Protection Campaign Benefit- Grassroots Grazing Gala: delectables, music and  live auction with Ernie Carpenter

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 Court, Occidental  

Info: Brown Paper Tickets; Climate Protection Campaign BenefitRich 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. 13Impact Napa: Keynote speaker Chris Thornberg along with a powerhouse wine industry panel

 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 or 707-521-52642012 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend - benefits over 20 Sonoma County Charities

Sponsor: Sonoma County Wine Weekend

Date: Aug. 31--Sept. 2, Labor Day Weekend, times varies  Cost: Varies

Place: Locations through out Sonoma County

Info: sonomawinecountryweekend.com Summerfest- Summer Street Party - Railroad Square, celebrated chefs, live music, wine and beer tastings

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Railroad Square Historic District

Date: September 7, 6--9 p.m.  Cost: Free

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

Info: railroadsquare.net or www.summerfesttrailrailroadsquare.comAmerican 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: www.cakebread.comEco 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: www.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: www.cakebread.comor Shelly Van Zandt, 707-963-5221 ext. 240Best Places to Work Gala Reception

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Sept. 11, 4:30--7:00 p.m.  Cost: $70, $750 - table of 10

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

Info: events@busjrnl.comSan Rafael Business Showcase, over 90 Local Businesses 

Sponsor: San Rafael Chamber

Date: Sept. 12, 3:30--6:30,  Reception 6:30-7:30 Cost: Attendee Admission $5

Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael

Info: srchamber.com or 415-454-4163 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. 369A 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.org16th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato FestivalSponsor: Kendall-JacksonDate: Sept. 15  Cost: $85Place: Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Rd., FultonInfo: Robin, 707-571-8100Social 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

Info: Register at nc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=22004Impact 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 Eyler4 a CHILD benefit and auction, Live Entertainiment, Chef Tasting Stations, Wine & Beer 

Sponsor: California Parenting Institute

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

Place: Rodney Strong Vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg

Info: 4-A-CHILD.org or 707-585-6108 X 123 or wendyh@CALPARENTS.orgSanta 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, 707-521-8883Russian River Watershed Symposium 2012

Sponsor: RR 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