Send calendar items, at least two months before the event, to calendar@busjrnl.com.This WeekKeiretsu 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.comComing UpImpact 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/765933rd Annual Design, engineering and Construction Forum "Designing and Building a Better Business"

Sponsor: The Redwood Empire Built Environment Collaborative Committee

Date: Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $25

Place: Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 2013Rebecc.brownpapertickets.comThe 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.comMarketing/Market Research Professionals Networking and Mixer

Sponsor: San Francisco American Marketing Association (SFAMA)

Date: Sept. 19, 6:30--8:30 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance; $50 at door

Place: Silverado Resort and Spa, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa

Info: marketinsightsnapa.eventbrite.comMarketing/Market Research Professionals Learning Seminar

Sponsor: San Francisco American Marketing Association (SFAMA)

Date: Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $100 in advance; $125 at door

Place: Silverado Resort and Spa, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa

Info: marketinsightnapa.eventbrite.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.orgLive Better, Live Longer Hosted by Dr. Anne Cummings

Date: Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - noon. Cost: Free

Place: Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross

Info: magc.orgWine Country Harvest Faire & Business Showcase

Sponsor: Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce; California American Water

Date: Oct. 3, 4--8 p.m. Cost: Free

Place: Wells Fargo center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa

Info: markwest.org21st Annual Days of Wine and Dozers

Sponsor: Northern California Engineering Contractors Association; BoDean Company; Ghilotti Construction

Date: Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. - midnight.  Cost: TBA

Place: Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club

Info: nceca.org