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Fundraisers provide the primary funding for many Sonoma County nonprofits. Here’s a list of 2017’s major events and benefiting agencies.

Feb. 3: Paint the Town Red, American Heart Association, bit.ly/2iKFm4i

Feb. 4: Sonoma County Farm Bureau Crab & Wine Fest, sonomafb.org.

Feb. 27: Strike Against Tooth Decay, PDI Surgery Center, pdisurgerycenter.org.

Feb. 27: Academy Night at Rialto Cinemas, Food For Thought, fftfoodbank.org.

March 16: La Vida Healthy at Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, srhealthcenters.org.

March 31: Reading Between the Vines at Jordan Winery, United Way of Wine Country, unitedwaywinecountry.org.

April 7: Wine, Women and Cheese, YWCA Sonoma County, ywcasc.org.

April 8: The Art of Dessert, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts education programs, lutherburbankcenter.org/support-membership/art-of-dessert.

April 8: Healdsburg/Geyserville Dinner & Auction, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma County, bgccsc.org/events.

April 22: Evening with the All-Stars Gala, Hanna Boys Center, hannacenter.org.

April 22: Dancing with the Stars and Stripes, Sonoma Country Day School Jackson Theater, dancingwiththestarsandstripes.org

April 27: Real Heroes Breakfast at Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Red Cross, 707-577-7600.

April 29: Empty Bowls Dinner and Auction, Redwood Empire Food Bank, refb.org.

May 5: Go Red for Women, American Heart Association, Northbaygoredluncheon.heart.org.

May 6: SAY-vivor, Social Advocates for Youth, saysc.org.

May 6: Meals on Wheels Derby Day, Council on Aging, councilonaging.com.

May 6: Home on the Range Gala, PEP Housing, pephousing.org.

May 6: Human Race, benefits many nonprofits, humanracenow.org.

May 18: Keegan Leadership Series, Memorial Hospital, stjoesonoma.org.

May 20-21: Resorts in Bloom Garden Tour, West County Health Centers, resortsinbloom.com.

May 28: Western Sonoma County Spring Home & Garden Tour, Food for Thought, fftfoodbank.org.

June 2-18: Sonoma Wine Country Games, Council on Aging, councilonaging.com.

June 9: DSLC Changing Lives event at the Mary Agatha Furth Center, Disability Services and Legal Center, disabilityserviceandlegal.org.

June 10: 25th Annual Gala, Becoming Independent, becomingindependent.org.

June 12: Nordby Invitational Golf Tournament, Salvation Army, salvationarmysantarosa.org.

June/July TBA: Wine, Women and Shoes, Healthcare Foundation of Northern SoCo, healthcarefoundation.net.

July TBA: Love of the Land, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, sonomafb.org.

August TBA: Harvest of the Heart, Ceres Community Project, ceresproject.org.

Aug. 26: Red and White Ball, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, svgreatschools.org.

September TBA: Be Great Golf Challenge, benefits Windsor Boys & Girls Clubs, bgccsc.org/events.

September TBA: Art for Life, Face to Face, artforlifef2f.com or f2f.org.

Sept. 1-3: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County Vintners, sonomawine.com.

Sept. 9: Back to the Future, Chop’s Teen Center, chopsonline.com.

Sept. 16: Desserts, Purses and Cocktails, supports the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, volunteernow.org.

October TBA: Carousel Fund Run, Petaluma’s Carousel Fund, carouselfund.org.

October TBA: Catwalk for a Cure, North Bay Womens Health Center, sutterpacific.org/catwalk.

Oct. 12: Make Kids Smile, Vintners Inn, PDI Surgery Center, pdisurgerycenter.org.

October TBA: Pinot on the River, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs, bgccsc.org/events.

October TBA: 4-A-Child Masquerade Ball benefits California Parents Institute, calparents.org.

Oct. 15: 10,000 Degrees of Opportunity Gala, benefits scholarship funds, 10000degrees.org/students/scholarships/sonoma.

November TBA: Bourbon, Bacon and Beer Speakeasy Party, councilonaging.com.

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November TBA: One Cold Night, Social Advocates for Youth, saysc.org.

November TBA: Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala, stjoesonoma.org.

Nov. 18: Holiday Faire & Quaker Tea, benefits Friends House, friendshouse.org.

Nov. 30: Dining Out For Life, Food for Thought, fftfoodbank.org.

December TBA: Bubble Ball, Greenacre Homes & School, greenacrehomes.org.

Dec. 1-3: Light Up A Life, Hospice events in Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Oakmont, hospicelightupalife.org.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, Petaluma Museum, petalumamuseum.com.