EWeek Maine, continues through Saturday in conjunction with National Entrepreneurship Week. Events will be held throughout the state and include panel discussions, educational programs, workshops and networking, with a focus on entrepreneurs from high school age and up. For details and a schedule of events, visit

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”Effective PR: Dealing With News Media in the Age of Twitter,” with Skip King, founder of Reputation Strategies LLC, starting at noon today at University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, room 214, 88 Bedford St., Portland.

”Consulting 101: for anyone considering a career as a consultant,” 8 to 11:45 a.m. and ”Consulting 201: for consultants and potential consultants looking to take their business to the next level,” 12:45 to 5 p.m., both today at Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Presented by The Association for Consulting Expertise. The cost is $99 and includes lunch. Register at www.consultexpertise.com. For more information, call 221-3489.

”Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one and when to revise it,” 2 to 5 p.m. today at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge for the seminar. For more information and reservations, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147.

”Spring-2-It,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, DownEast Pride Alliance event with Creative Maine Weddings and Events, held at Maine Military Museum, 50 Peary Terrace, off Broadway, South Portland. Visit www.depabusiness.com.

TechMaine User Groups:

Usability/User Experience User Group, 6 to 8 p.m. today, ”Purple: A study in color and interface design,” with Ken Shoemake.

Ruby User Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday ”Rails3.0: Preparations for a New Framework.”

Java User Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, ”Facade Patterns in Services Oriented Architecture,” with Mark Orr.

All at TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St. Westbrook. There is no charge and sessions are open to the public. Register at www.techmaine.com.

Institute for Civic Leadership, Board Builder series: ”Storytelling: A Path to Hearts, Minds and Pocketbooks,” 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at United Way of Greater Portland, 400 Congress St., Portland. Registration is $70 for the first person and $55 for each additional person from the same organization. Register at www.civicleadership.org or call Shawn at 773-3254, ext. 107.

Legislative Strictly Social, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Senator Inn and Spa, Western Avenue, Augusta. For details and to register, visit www.mainechamber.org/mx/hm.asp?id=CurrentSocial.

E2 Tech Forum will feature a discussion titled ”Soundscapes and Night Skies: New and Emerging Issues,” 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Maine Audubon Society, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. The cost is $15 for members, $10 for non-member students and $25 for others. Student members attend for free. Contact www.e2tech.org to register.

Maine Million Dollar Women’s Forum, 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The panel discussion features Susan Bouchard of Pioneer Telephone, Mary Ellen Fitzgerald of Critical Insights, Kelly Flagg of Flaggship Landscaping and Management, Mary Allen Lindeman of Coffee by Design, and Beth Sturtevant of CCB, Inc. Jennifer Rooks is the moderator. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information or to register, visit www.mainemilliondollarwomen.com.

Gorham Business and Civic Exchange, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Moody’s Collision Center, 200 Narragansett St., Gorham. The topic is ”Bookkeeping and Business Information Management,” and the cost is $15 for members and $25 for guests. For details, call 892-5515 or visit www.gorhambusiness.org.

Portland Society of Architects annual meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Guided tours of the newly renovated Portland Public Library are featured. The program is for members only.

Farm improvement workshops will explain two federal funding opportunities available to farmers, agricultural enterprise operators and other small-business owners. The free sessions are both on Thursday: 9 to 11 a.m. at Coastal Enterprises Inc., Sanford/Springvale, and 1 to 3 p.m. at Coastal Enterprises Inc., Wiscasset. Additional sessions will be held in March. Advance registration is requested. Call Gray Harris at 882-7552, ext. 135.

”Coastal Erosion Control: Problems and Solutions,” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Holiday Inn Express, 352 North St., Saco. The program is sponsored by E. J. Prescott Inc. of Gardiner. The $30 fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. For details or to register, visit www.ejprescott.com or call 582-1851.

Ribbon cutting and grand opening, 2 p.m. Saturday, for the new emergency center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. There will be tours of the center, new heliport and LifeFlight helicopter.

”Don’t be in the Dark: Intro to Insulated Shades,” free workshop, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Shelter Institute, 873 Route 1, Woolwich. Call 442-7938 to register.