User Groups: PHP User Group: “IF ELSE WHY FOR and CASE,” with Adam Courtemanche, today. Information Security User Group: “Identity Management,” with Charles Andres, Wednesday. All meetings are held from 6 to 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Westbrook. For details or to register, visit www.techmaine.com.

“Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know,” 6 to 9 p.m. today, SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit www.scoremaine.com.

Institute for Civic Leadership’s leadership breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Mariner’s Church Banquet Center, 368 Fore St., Portland. Wendy Wolf, president and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation, will speak on “Critical Condition: Can Leadership Save Health Care Reform?” Registration $20; scholarships available. Visit www.civicleadership.org or call Shawn at 773-3254, ext. 107.

Business Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, “Great Meetings: Six Key Tips for Great Results Every Time,” with author Dee Kelsey. Thomas College, Student Center Atrium, 180 West River Road, Waterville. $14 for chamber members in advance; $16 door. General admission $20. Contact the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 for registration information.

“How to Prepare for a Human Rights Investigation,” with attorney Gregg Frame, who will discuss the process involved, from the filing of a complaint to risk-reduction strategies for employers, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Waterville Holiday Inn, 375 Main St. To attend, call Jane Whitley at 626-4607.

Job Fair, presented by the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Augusta Civic Center, South Wing. For more information, call 622-3068.

Seasoned Worker Forum, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, York County Community College, 112 College Drive, Wells. The free session will deal with issues facing older workers. For information or reservations, call 646-9282, ext. 205. Space is limited.

“Municipal Financing Tools,” workshop presented by Mathew Eddy, economic development consultant with Eaton Peabody, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Newcastle Road, Newcastle. For more information or to register, call 236-1077.

Strictly Social in the Midcoast Region, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Harraseeket Inn, Main Street, Freeport. To register, call Rita Stoddard at 623-4568, ext. 15.

Central Maine Community College Education Foundation, third annual dinner, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Hilton Garden Inn/Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza. Several special awards will be presented. For more information, call Roger Philippon at 755-5357 or visit www.cmcc.edu/alumni/AnnualDinner.asp.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk,

State Notary Public Education Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Waterville Holiday Inn, 375 Main St. Workshops will cover topics including the new mandatory notary commission renewal exam, $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers; fee includes luncheon and materials. Visit www.informednotariesofmaine.org or call 846-8959 for more information.

Project Management Institute, Maine Chapter, presents “Green Project Management” with David Shirley, a leading authority in this new field, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Governor’s Restaurant, Route 1, South Portland. To register or for directions and description, visit http://www.pmimanie.org. Nonmembers are welcome.

“Buying A Business: How to estimate value,” 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit www.scoremaine.com.

“The Global Great Recession: Causes and Effects,” presented by the newly formed World Affairs Council of the Lakes Region, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. Speakers are Geoff Gattis, executive vice president and chief credit officer of Bath Savings Institution, and Christopher Bond, Saint Joseph’s accounting professor, CPA and member of the bar. The event is free and open to the public. Discussion and light refreshments will follow the speakers. For more information, call 893-7723.

Association of Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Portland Country Club, Falmouth. “Thoughtleading: The Art of Separating Yourself From the Competitive Pack,” presented by Ken Lizotte of Emerson Consulting Group. Advance registration is required. Nonmembers and guests are welcome. Call 839-6535 or visit www.consultmaine.com. The $22 fee includes breakfast and monthly meeting.

Advance health care directives assistance offered on a walk-in basis, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. McTeague Higbee law firm, 4 Union Park, Topsham. Free assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Allow about 15 to 30 minutes to meet with a legal professional. For details, call 725-5581.

Administrative Professionals Day, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 21, The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. The cost is $30, and reservations are due by today. E-mail Kathy at kfontaine@pierceatwood.com.