SANTA ROSA: Demeter dinner

Vintner Jean-Charles Boisset will give a dinner at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at DeLoach Vineyards to benefit Demeter USA’s Biodynamic Farmer Education Initiative.

The evening includes a dinner by Boisset Culinary Director Victor Scargle, Live music by Cahoots and the wines of DeLoach Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery and Raymond Vineyards.

Cost is $150. To reserve, go to 1791 Olivet Road.


SONOMA: M.F.K. and Cassoulet

Enjoy a delicious cassoulet meal, share memories of food writer M.F.K. Fisher and exchange ideas about the future of her Last House in Glen Ellen during a benefit dinner entitled “With Bold Knife and Fork” at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at The General’s Daughter.

The cassoulet will be prepared by The Depot Hotel and The Epicurean Connection and served with a selection of local wines. Rounding out the feast will be salad from Stone Edge Farm, cheeses from Seana Davis, a Bouchon Bakery dessert bar and Wild Thyme Catering Hot Dots.

The cost is $125. To reserve:


KENWOOD: Cruise to the castle

Ledson Winery & Vineyards will hold its 11th annual Corvettes at the Castle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Kenwood winery.

The Type 5 car show will feature prizes from the Northern California Corvette Association and Ledson Winery. There is no cost to attend or enter your car, and each driver and passenger will receive free tastings. To preregister, call 650-291-4601 or go to Guests can enjoy the cars, picnicking from the Marketplace and wine tasting. 7335 Sonoma Highway.


SEBASTOPOL: Women in Food

The Foundations and the Future: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the Food Movement, a day-long symposium including speakers, lunch, art show, live music and happy hour reception, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Permaculture Skills Center.

The day of education and dialogue aims to celebrate and lift up the leadership and voice of women in the food movement, from policy and advocacy to art and farmiing.

Tickets are available on a sliding scale at For more information: 2185 Gravenstein Highway South.

Staff writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or On Twitter @dianepete56.