Monday and Tuesday

“Maine’s Wind Energy Future: New Opportunities, New Challenges,” statewide conference, Augusta Civic Center. Several workshop sessions and speakers will be featured along with exhibits, vendors and presentations. For more information and to register online, visit www.mainewindenergy
conference.com
.

Monday

“Marketing Frameworks for Artists and Others,” 6 p.m., Five Rivers Arts Alliance meeting, Frontier Cafe, Cinema + Gallery, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Free for members and $5 for the general public. Preregistration is requested. Call 798-6964 or visit www.fiveriversartsalliance.org for details.

Tuesday

Human Resources panel discussion, 9 to 11 a.m., covering applications, interviews and follow-up techniques. Offered by York County Works Networking Group at York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Call 324-5460 to register.

“Israel and Its Arab Citizens: Building the Civil Society in Startup Nation,” noon to 1 p.m., a Global Connections Lunchtime Series presentation with Perry Newman. CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. The program is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Maine and CIEE. The talk is free, with donations accepted. For details, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

“Writing A Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 2 to 5 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information and reservations, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147.

DEPA Business After Hours, DownEast Pride Alliance networking meeting for gay and gay-friendly business people, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Yankee Lanes, 867 Riverside St., Portland.

“Security and Usability,” 6 p.m., with Jockel Carter of Unum, Abromson Center, Room 214, University of Southern Maine, Portland. For details and registration, go to www.techmaine.com. The session is free and open to the public.

Wednesday

“Wanted: More Competitive Development Award Applications,” noon to 2:30 p.m. Jessie Grogam will discuss the process for the next round of Maine Technology Institutes Development Awards. The application deadline is March 4. Wishcamper Center, Room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Attendance is free. Visit www.mced.biz/news.html#events or call 228-8524 for details or to register.

Thursday

Sustainable Business lecture series, 11:10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., with Florence Reed, president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International, which works with rural Central American communities. Held in the Straus Seminar Room in Turrets, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. The lecture is free, but space is limited. Call 801-5716. Additional sessions are planned for Feb. 24 and 28.

“Global Logistics: Asia,” 2 to 5 p.m., an overview of Maine’s import and export trade markets, trends and transportation. Speakers include Vee Kachroo of Canadian National Rail-Montreal and William DeWitt of Maine Maritime Academy. The program will be held at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. The cost is $30 for Maine International Trade Center and StudyMaine members and $45 for nonmembers. Register at www.mitc.com or call 541-7400.

Workforce Solutions open house, 9 to 11 a.m., tour the facility and learn about job training and seminars. Located at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta.

TechMaine Information Security User Group, 6 to 8 p.m., “Information Security for Telecom,” with Josh Broder, Tilson Technology Management, 245 Commercial St., Suite 203, Portland. For details and registration, go to www.techmaine.com. The session is free and open to the public.

Friday

Solar Energy workshop, 5 to 7 p.m., ReVision Energy, 91 W. Main St., Liberty. Free. Visit www.revisionenergy.com or call 589-4171 for more information.

Upcoming

College Goal Sunday, Jan. 30, with free workshops at 10 locations to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is required by most educational institutions. During January and early February, assistance will be available at 40 other sites. To learn more about the program and locations, visit www.collegegoalsundaymaine.com/ or call the Finance Authority of Maine at (800) 228-3734.

Housing seminars: “First-Time Homebuyer,” 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12, and “Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10; both at Coastal Enterprises Inc., 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 206, Portland. Preregistration is required by Jan. 28 for either course. The cost is $30, $50 per couple for the homebuyer seminar, and $35 for the landlord seminar. The fees are nonrefundable. To register or for more information, call 882-7552, ext. 177, or visit www.ceimaine.org.