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This Week"Wines and Sunsets" in Paradise

Sponsor: Paradise Ridge Winery

Date: Sept. 5,  6--8 p.m.  Cost: $5

Place: Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa

Info: www.prwinery.com for tickets and schedule of food and musicSummerfest: 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.comConnie Codding Humanist Award Ceremony honoring: Dr. Les Adler, SSU, Director of OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute

Sponsor: Listening for a Change

Date: Sept. 8, 5:30 --9 p.m. Cost: $60--$120

Place: De Turk Round Barn, 819 Donahue St., Santa Rosa

Info: www.listeningforachange.org or 707-578-5420"Chosen Spot" dinner at Luther Burbank Home and Garden with Chef John Lyle

Sponsor: Luther Burbank Home and Garden

Date: Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese pairing   6:00 p.m. Family style dinner   Cost: $75 each

Place: Luther Burbank Home and Garden, 204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-5445 or www.lutherburbank.org/special-events/chosen-spot-dinnerEco 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.orgCanine Companions for Independence-4th Annual-Bone Appetit: A celebration of great pairings

Sponsor: Canine Companions for Independence

Date: Sept. 9, 1--6 p.m. Cost: $75-one ticket, $125-two tickets

Place: Jean & Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-577-1700Coming UpAmerican 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.comGood Morning Santa Rosa: Election Special Candidates for Santa Rosa City Council and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors covering local issues and topics facing Sonoma County.

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Chamber; candidates for Santa Rosa City Council and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors covering local issues and topics facing Sonoma County.

Date: Sept. 12, 7:30--9 a.m.  Cost: $ 40 non-members

Place: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Info: info@santarosachamber.com or 707-545-1414San 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: 707-544-4789Sonoma Clean Power Workshops

Sponsor: Sonoma County Water Agency

Date: Sept. 24, 7 p.m.  Cost: Free

Place: Petaluma City Council Chambers, 11 English Street, Petaluma

Info: www.scwa.ca.gov/cca/ or amy.bolten@scwa.ca.gov

21st 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 2012 Petaluma Business Expo

Sponsor: Petaluma Chamber

Date: Oct. 4--7 p.m. Cost: Free Admission

Place: Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Info: 707-762-278510th 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 tourImpact Sonoma, Energy: Plugging into Sonoma County's Future

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Oct. 18, 7:30 --10:30 a.m.  Cost: $49 each, $510 - table of ten

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa

Info: www.northbaybusinessjournal.com or call Linda  Perkins at  707-521-5264The NEON Rose Champagne and Moonlight Golf Fundraiser

Sponsor: Petaluma People Services Center

Date: Oct. 26  ,4:30 p.m. registration  Cost: $90 includes dinner

Place: Rooster Run Golf Course, 2301 E. Washington St., Petaluma

Info: 707-765-8488Commercial Real Estate Network Event at Sonoma Raceway

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov.1, 4:30--7:00 p.m.  Cost: call for details

Place: Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

Info: events@northbaybusinessjournal.com or Linda Perkins at 707-521-5264Russian 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. 100Seminar on wine-business value

Sponsor: Wines and Vines, Houlihan & Jones and Zepponi  & Co.

Date: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.--5 p.m.   Cost: $397--$620

Place: The Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa

Info: www.theseminargroup.net or call 800-574-4852

Medicare Presentations for Baby Boomers

Sponsor: HICAP - Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Date: Nov. 15, 10:30--Noon  Cost: Free

Place: Senior Advocacy Services' office, 3262 Airway Drive, Suite C, Santa Rosa

Info: Julie Bennett at 707-526-4108 x 104 or JulieB@SeniorAdvocacyServices.org