Today: Committee for Family Forestlands, 9 a.m., Sun Pass Room, Building D, Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters, 2600 State St., Salem. The committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resources and forestry benefits.

Thursday and Friday: "Drones, Droids and Unmanned Systems," Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, 9 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday, 6823 Highway 8, Warm Springs. Speakers will address the latest in unmanned systems and robotics technologies, legislative and regulatory updates and innovative development from industry, government and academia. How to create and assess a business plan for a startup or new business. Cost: $25 and up. Registration:

Oct. 5: Promotions/marketing meeting, 8:30 a.m., boardroom, Downtown Corvallis Association, 460 SW Madison Ave.

Oct. 27 and 28: "Selling Logs from Your Property: An Educational Symposium for Landowners," 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Crow Middle-High School, 25863 Crow Road, Eugene. Participants will learn how to organize a profitable timber sale that meets their individual objectives. Those attending will visit a local small woodland for a log-scaling demonstration, a portable sawmill demonstration and a tour of harvested units of different ages. Cost (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and field trip transportation): $40 before Oct. 1; $50 Oct. 2 through 5 p.m. Oct. 20, when registration closes. Registration: 541-579-2150, or