MONDAY

Social Network of Maine, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saltwater Grille, South Portland. Meet other local businesspeople in a casual happy-hour setting. Free. socialnetworkofmaine.com. 

THURSDAY

Artists of Freeport Opening Reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. View works by more than 10 local artists and meet other art enthusiasts. Free. 865-4519.

Canine Cocktail Party, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. Enjoy free beer and wine and enter the dog kissing contest, if you dare. Free/$5 donation for contest. 563-7695. 

FRIDAY

Kiwanis Dance Away Cancer, 6 to 11 p.m., Pulse Ballroom Dance Studio, Scarborough. Dance to the Tony Boffa Band, enjoy appetizers and desserts and bid in the silent auction. $25. www.mmc.org/mccpdance.

Art with Heart Hootenanny, 7 to 9 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Bid on silent auction items and watch live models pose as Cupid and Psyche. Free. 615-3609. 

SATURDAY

Love Party, 5 to 8 p.m., Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Come share the love at this party that is neither an art opening nor a fundraiser. Free. 775-2222.

Lincoln Club Annual Dinner, 6 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, Portland. Join club members as they celebrate their 126th dinner in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Cocktail hour, dinner and keynote from Colby professor Elizabeth Leonard. $25. 712-5336. 

SUNDAY

Valentines Fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., Freeport Community Center, Freeport. Enjoy a wine tasting and a chocolate tasting and bid on silent auction items in a benefit for the Freeport Elders Association. $30. 807-4397.