Send calendar items, at least two months before the event, to calendar@busjrnl.com.This WeekMaking 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.comQuickBooks Best Practices for Today's Busy Contractor

Sponsor: North Coast Builders Exchange

Date: Sept. 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $50/members; $70/non-members

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

Info: www.ncbeonline.comComing UpBest Places to Work

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal; Nelson; Wells Fargo

Date: Sept. 18, 4 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $70/person; $750/table of 10

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek. Santa Rosa

Info: www.NorthBayBusinessJournal.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.comNCBE Golf Tournament

Sponsor: North Coast Builders Exchange

Date: Sept. 20, 12 p.m. Cost: $110/player; $440/foursome

Place: Bennett Valley Golf Course, 3330 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: www.ncbeonline.comFirst Annual Gatsby Gala

Sponsor: NAMI Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 21, 5:30 - 10 p.m. Cost: $100/person; $2000/table

Place: McDonald Mansion, Santa Rosa

Info: www.gatsby-gala.orgMarin County Small Employer Forum: Tips on How to prepare for the Affordable Care Act

Sponsor: San Rafael Chamber; Marin County Health & Human Service; Kaiser Permanente

Date: Sept. 24, 7:30 - 10 a.m. Cost: Free

Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael

Info: 415-473-3309Ribbon 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.orgInvest Local Conference

Sponsor: Sonoma County Go Local Cooperative

Date: Sept. 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $25 - $60

Place: Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa

Info: www.investlocal2013.eventbrite.comLive 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.org"Ahead of the Curve: What's Next for the Future of Marketing"

Sponsor: The Professional Services Marketing Group - North Bay

Date: Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $65/members; $75/non-members

Place: Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, Rohnert Park

Info: www.psmgnorthbay.com/conference2013 Spirit of Marin Luncheon

Sponsor: Bank of Marin

Date: Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $50

Place: Father David Ghiorso's Courtyard, St. Vincent's School for the Boys, San Rafael

Info: www.spiritofmarin.comEntrepreneurs of Tomorrow Fundraising Gala

Sponsor: North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce

Date: Sept. 27, 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $50

Place: Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor

Info: www.nbbcc.org/entrepreneurs-of-tomorrowOlive Curing Workshop with Don Landis

Sponsor: B.R. Cohn Winery

Date: Sept. 29, 11 a.m.  - 1 p.m. Cost: $20/person; $15/wine club members

Place: B.R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway 12, Glen Ellen

Info: www.brcohn.comWine 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.orgImpact Sonoma

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal; Summit State Bank;

Date: Oct. 16, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $49/person; $425/table of 8

Place: Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park

Info: www.NorthBayBusinessJournal.com21st 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