IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party, network or support a good cause this week, check out:


Local Foods Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, Portland. Join others interested in local food and farms for a casual breakfast of locally grown food. Free/Charge for breakfast items. [email protected].


Aucocisco Galleries Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Join other art enthusiasts for the opening reception for the group show “Audition.” Free. www.aucocisco.com.

PROPEL Networking Social, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Flatbread Company, Portland. Join members of the Portland Chamber’s young professionals group for light appetizers and a cash bar. Free members/$5 nonmembers. www.portlandregion.com.


10th Annual Paddy’s Day Plunge & After Party, 5:30 a.m. plunge/6 to 8 a.m. party, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. After the dip at the East End Beach, plungers head to the bar for a free breakfast buffet and a live auction. Pick up pledge envelopes at Ri Ra. Proceeds benefit the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation. 761-4446.

Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Marriott Sable Oaks, South Portland. Join members of the Greater Portland Chamber for a member appreciation networking event with appetizers and a cash bar. Free members/$15 nonmembers. www.portlandregion.com.

Portland Green Streets Social, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hilltop Coffee Shop, Portland. Join others interested in walking, biking, carpooling and public transportation and meet the organization’s new director. Free. portlandgreenstreets.org.