This WeekGrapes 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: 707-521-2535Tuesdays 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.usShakespeare 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 ticketsBroadway 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.orgCANVAS 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 707-254-5495Stroke 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.orgAmerican 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: 707-363-4735Grassroots 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 CampaignBiodynamic 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. 1Harvest 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: 707-944-8311Coming UpRich 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

 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 panelRockin' 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- 94032012 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 charitiesSummerfest: 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 tastingsAmerican 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.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: 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. 240Best 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.comSan 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 businessesUnderstanding 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, 707-571-8100LEED 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.orgSocial 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=22004How 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: 707-544-478921st 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 BrandsImpact 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

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 beerSanta 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 tourRussian 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