MATTER OF COURSEThe Boston Idea Group presents a Brown Bag Lunch session, “Networking: Best Practices.” Diane Darling of Effective Networking and career search consultant Diana Hammer will host. At Boston Idea Group, 38 Newbury St., Boston. 12-2 p.m. Info: Feb. 20.

HEART TO HEARTBoston Women Communicators presents its seventh annual “Have a Heart” evening. A panel of nonprofit executives including Michelle Dave, vice president, public affairs, Children’s Hospital; Tom McNaught, deputy director, communications for the JFK Library and Museum; and Diane Saunders, vice president, communications and public affairs, Nellie Mae Education Foundation will discuss the rewards of the nonprofit arena. At The Lenox Hotel, Boston.6-9 p.m. Info: (617) 422-1855. Feb 27.

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