This Week2012 Employer Best Practices Awards Breakfast

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

Place: Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., 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, $510 table of 10

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek,170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa

Info: NorthBayBusinessJournal.com, 707-521-526418th annual October in Paradise

Sponsor: Paradise Ridge Winery

Date: Oct. 18, 5:30--10 p.m.  Cost: $70

Place: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr.,  Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-4494; benefits Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless; includes dinner and dancingDr. Chris Thornberg: "Politics and Growth in 2013: What's next for the U.S. and Sonoma County?"

Sponsor: Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Date: Oct. 19, 7--9 a.m. Cost: TBA

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa

Info: Ann Gospe, 707-565-7298, Ann.Gospe@sonoma-county.orgWinemaker Dinner: Selby Winery

Sponsor: Inn at the Tides

Date: Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $79

Place: Inn at the Tides, 800 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay

Info: 707-875-2751; www.innatthetides.comComing UpNonprofit Boot Camp & Nonprofit Leadership Awards

Sponsor: Pisenti & Brinker, North Bay Business Journal

Date: Oct. 24, 8 a.m.--4 p.m. Cost: $45--$55

Place: Sheraton Sonoma County--Petaluma, 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma

Info: 707-521-5270, NorthBayBusinessJournal.comHR Series: Employee Motivation & Retention

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Oct. 24, 8--10 a.m.  Cost: $30--$60

Place: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-1414 ext. 21;  janetr@santarosachamber.com29th annual North Bay Employment Law & Human Resources Conference

Sponsor: The Professional Association of Sonoma County (PASCO)

Date: Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m.--5 p.m.  Cost: $175--$250

Place: Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa

Info: http://pascohr.org/calendarPricing Forum at Sonoma State

Sponsor: Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics Wine Business Institute

Date: Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.  Cost: $20

Place: Ives Hall, Sonoma State University

Info: 707-664-3347Occidental Harvest Festival

Sponsor: Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market

Date: Oct. 26, 4 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Downtown Occidental

Info: 707-793-2159, OccidentalFarmersMarket.comThe Neon Rose Champagne and Moonlight Golf Fundraiser

Sponsor: Petaluma People Services Center

Date: Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $90

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

Info: 707-765-8488; dinner includedHealdsburg Pumpkin Festival

Sponsor: Healdsburg Farmers Market

Date: Oct. 27, 9 a.m.--noon. Cost: Free

Place: North and Vine streets at Foss Creek, Healdsburg

Info: 707-431-1956, HealdsburgFarmersMarket.comCommercial Real Estate Networking Event

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov. 1, 4:30--7 p.m.  Cost: $55

Place: Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma

Info: 707-521-5264; NorthBayBusinessJournal.comRussian 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: 707-569-1448 ext. 100; rrsymposium@yahoo.comSeminar 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: 800-574-4852; TheSeminarGroup.netWinemaker Dinner: Wilson Winery

Sponsor: Inn at the Tides

Date: Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.  Cost: $89

Place: The Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay

Info:707-875-2751; www.innatthetides.comHealth Care Conference & Healthiest Companies Awards Ceremony

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Nov. 14, 7:30--11:30 a.m.  Cost: $49 person; $510 table of 10

Place: Hyatt vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-521-5264; NorthBayBusinessJournal.comMedicare 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@SeniorAdvocacyServicesHR Series: Managing Performance

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Nov. 16, 8--10 a.m.  Cost: $30--$60

Place: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce,  Santa Rosa

Info: (707) 545-1414 ext.21;  janetr@santarosachamber.comHealdsburg Holiday Party

Sponsor: City of Healdsburg

Date: Nov. 25, 5 p.m.  Cost: Free

Place: Healdsburg Plaza Park

Info: 707-431-3301Healdsburg Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sponsor: City of Healdsburg

Date: Nov. 23, 5--9 p.m.  Cost: Free

Place: Downtown Healdsburg

Info: 707-433-6935Turning Online Marketing into Money

Sponsor: North Coast Builders Exchange

Date: Dec. 4, 9--11:30 a.m.  Cost: $25

Place: Construction Training Center, 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-542-2027; www.ncbeonline.comTop Projects Awards Reception

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Dec. 13, 4:30--6:30 p.m.  Cost: $35 person; $400 table of 10

Place: Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Info: 707-521-5264; NorthBayBusinessJournal.com