Monday

“Desperate for Some Kindness: A History of Asking for Help in Hard Times,” a University of New England Center for Global Humanities talk, presented by professor Elizabeth De Wolfe, 6 p.m. at the WCHP Lecture Hall on the Portland Campus. A reception will follow at the UNE Art Gallery at 7 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.une.edu

“Egypt in Transition: What Does It Mean for the Arab World and for U.S. Policy?,” a panel of Middle East experts will speak from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. at the Moot Court Room, University of Maine School of Law, 246 Deering St., Portland. Admission: Free, donations accepted. For more details, go to www.wacmaine.org, call 221-4386 or email [email protected]

Tuesday

The DownEast Pride Alliance “Business After Hours” networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Havana South, 44 Wharf St., Portland. Appetizers, cash bar and media table will be provided. No registration needed. For more details, go to www.depabusiness.com

“Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya,” Global Connections Lunchtime Series with speaker Dr. Helida Oyieke, director for Research and Collection at the National Museums of Kenya and visiting professor at UNE, from noon to 1 p.m., 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine. Free, donations accepted. For more details, go to www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

Wednesday

“Search Goes Social: Using Social Media to Gain Visibility in Search Engines,” a talk by Kasi Gajtkowski of PowerPay on the evolution of traditional search engines with the integration of social signals and real-time results, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library. Lunch included. Sponsored by Maine Marketing Association. Cost: $20 for nonmembers, $10 for members and $5 for students. To register, go to mainemarketingassociation.org

Mid Coast Hospital Healthcare Career Day for high school and postgraduate students and people who are interested in changing careers, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cafe Conference Rooms at 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick. Professionals from a variety of career fields involving medicine will answer questions. Registration is required by calling 373-6015, or email [email protected] 

York County Regional Job Fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St., Springvale. Sponsored by Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Military & Community Network and Goodwill Workforce Solutions. Free and open to the public. For more details, call 324-5460 or go to http://www.mainecareercenter.com.

Thursday

“Business Startup Basics,” a Portland SCORE free introductory workshop on testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence startup success, from 2 to 5 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. Attendees must register in advance at: www.scoremaine.com or by calling 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Friday

“Summit on Citizen Diplomacy: Mainers Engaged in Health Care Development Abroad,” keynote by Mary Jean Eisenhower, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and the University of New England. Registration required. For more details or to register, go to www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

Saturday

Freud’s Workshop-on-wheels, a state-of-the-art mobile workshop, will be at the Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store at 200 Gorham Road, South Portland, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering a free cutting and shaping demonstration, showcasing new woodworking tools and accessories. For information, call 761-4402. 

A Maine Media Women talk on protecting artistic work and intellectual property, presented by Chelsea Fournier, a senior associate with the law firm Furman Gregory Deptula of Biddeford, 10 a.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland. Coffee and networking precedes the talk at 9:15 a.m. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for others. For more details, call 563-8377 or go to mainemediawomen.org.