This WeekLEED 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=22004Winemaker Dinner: Carol Shelton

Sponsor: The Inn at the Tides

Date: Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.  Cost: $99

Place: The Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay

Info: innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788Healdsburg Arts & International Short Film Festival

Sponsor: Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Date: Sept. 21--23, 10 a.m.--5 p.m.  Cost: Free

Place: Healdsburg Plaza Square, Healdsburg

Info: healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-431-1970EarleFest 2012

Sponsor: Earle Baum Center for the Blind

Date: Sept. 22, 12--7 p.m.  Cost: $30

Place: 4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Info: earlefest.com or 707-523-3222Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Date: Sept. 22--23, 10 a.m.  Cost:$50--$80

Place: Johnson's Beach Resort, Guerneville

Info: omegaevents.com or 707-869-1595Coming UpHow to Make a Good Pairing Great

Sponsor: Marcucci Farms and Winery

Date: Sept. 23, 2--6 p.m.  Cost: $110, $74 members

Place: 2308 Laguna Rd., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-544-4789Sonoma Clean Power Workshop

Sponsor: Sonoma County Water Agency

Date: Sept. 24, 7 p.m.  Cost: Free

Place: Petaluma City Council Chambers, 11 English St., 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, 707-521-52642nd Annual Design, Engineering & Construction Forum

Sponsor: The American Institute for Architects, Redwood Empire Chapter, Built Environment Collaborative Committee

Date: Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.--2 p.m.  Cost: $25

Place: Glazer Center, Santa Rosa

Info:  707-838-2672, aiare.org, exec@aiare.org4 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, 707-585-6108 ext. 123, 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 tour2012 Employer Best Practices Awards Breakfast

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Oct. 17, 7:30--9:30 a.m.  Cost: $40, $280 table of 8

Place: Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa

Info:  sonomacountymayorscommittee.comImpact 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 10

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa

Info: northbaybusinessjournal.com or  707-521-526418th annual October in Paradise 

Sponsor: Paradise Ridge Winery

Date: Oct. 18, 5:30--10 p.m.  Cost: $70, includes dinner and dancing

Place: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr.,  Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-4494; benefits Sonoma County Task Force for the HomelessThe 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

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov. 1, 4:30--7:00 p.m.  Cost: $55

Place: Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

Info: events@northbaybusinessjournal.com or 707-521-5264Russian River Watershed Symposium 2012

Sponsor: Russian River Symposium

Date: Nov. 2, 8 a.m.--5 p.m.  Cost: $55

Place: Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale

Info: rrsymposium@yahoo.com, 707-569-1448 ext. 100Seminar on Wine-Business Value

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

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

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

Info: theseminargroup.net, 800-574-4852Medicare Presentations for Baby Boomers

Sponsor: HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)

Date: Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.--noon  Cost: Free

Place: Senior Advocacy Services' office, 3262 Airway Dr., Ste. C, Santa Rosa

Info: Julie Bennett, 707-526-4108 ext. 104, JulieB@SeniorAdvocacyServices.org