The Professional Referral Organization of Sonora hosts a business meeting at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Perko's Cafe, 824 Mono Way, Sonora.
The October guest speakers are: Jeff Higgs, AAA Wesco Carpet Cleaning, Oct. 4; Jan Moberg and Tamara Dockstader, of Horse SOS, Oct. 11; and Sherrene Barnard, of Sonora Subaru, Oct. 25.
There will be a business forum Oct. 18.
Local business owners are welcome to attend in consideration of joining the group.
For more information, contact Kathie Danicourt at 743-5737 or go to www.sonorapros.com .
The Tuolumne County Association of Realtors will hold its "It Takes a Village" chili cookoff beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Westside Memorial Park in Tuolumne.
The event will include chili tasting, music, children's events, a car show, raffles and more.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with all proceeds going to benefit Habitat for Humanity's Parrotts Ferry Village, a project of 36 affordable townhouses being built in Columbia.
The California Association of Realtors has also committed to match funds raised dollar-for-dollar up to $7,000.
Ticket are available at the Tuolumne County Association of Realtors, the Help-U-Sell office in downtown Sonora, and the Century 21 Wildwood office in Twain Harte.
For more information contact Ann Ritchie at 532-3432.