Send calendar items, at least two months before the event, to calendar@busjrnl.com.This WeekHotbed Art by the Bay

Sponsor: Marin Magazine, Drever Capital Management

Date: Aug. 10, 6 p.m. Cost: $250

Place: Giardini del Paradiso Estate, Tiburon

Info: hotbedbenefit.comComing UpSonoma Clean Power Public Information Meeting

Sponsor: Sonoma County Water Agency

Date: Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Huerta Gym, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg. 200, Windsor

Info: SonomaCleanPower.orgLinking HR Functions to Organizational Goals

Sponsor: Northern California Human Resources Association

Date: Aug. 14, 7:30--9:30 a.m. Cost: Free/member; $35/nonmember

Place: Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael

Info: nchra.orgKeiretsu Forum North Bay Meeting

Sponsor: Venture Greenhouse

Date: Aug. 21, 1--4:30 p.m.

Place: Venture Greenhouse, 30 Castro Ave., San Rafael

Info: keiretsuforum.comPerfecting Your Pitch

Sponsor: Improv Consultants

Date: Aug. 22, 6:30--8:30 p..m. Cost: $75/advance; $100/at door

Place: Renaissance Marin, San Rafael

Info: Lisa Safran, 415-484-5871Bay Area Accounting Professionals Mixer

Sponsor: Vibato, LLC

Date: Aug. 24, noon--6 p..m. Cost: $59/early admission; $79/regular admission

Place: Sheraton Hotel, 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma

Info: BayAreaAccountingProfessionalsMixer.comImpact Napa: Wine

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal; Bank of Marin; Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

Date: Aug. 29, 7:30--11 a.m. Cost: $55/person; $550/table of 10

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa

Info: NorthBayBusinessJournal.com/76593The Successful Brain Fair

Sponsor: Bemer Treatment Center; K-Laser Therapy

Date: Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: www.sucessfulbrainfair.comWinesong Charity Auction & Tasting

Benefits: Mendocino Coast Hospital

Date: Sept. 6--7. Cost: $50--$200

Place: along the Mendocino CoastMaking Sense of Financial Metrics workshops

Sponsor: 101MFG

Date: Sept. 10, 4 p..m. Cost: Free/members; $40/nonmember

Place: Exchange Bank, Andrew J. Shepard Building, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa

Info: 101MFG.com25th annual Business Showcase

Sponsor: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Date: Sept. 11, 4--7:30 p.m.

Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael

Info: srchamber.comRibbon Cutting Ceremony of New Parent Education Center

Sponsor: California Parenting Institute (CPI)

Date: Sept. 25, 4:30--6:30 p.m.

Place: California Parenting Institute, 3650 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: calparents.org