This week and upcoming

Maine Technology Institute workshops, free informational sessions for entrepreneurs interested in applying for funding to support business planning, market research, intellectual property filing, prototype development or later-stage research and development.

Today: 1 to 4 p.m. at Target Technology Center, 20 Godfrey Drive, Orono.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon at Maine Boat School, Deep Cove Road, Eastport.

May 25: 9 a.m. to noon at Maine International Trade Center, 511 Congress St., Portland, and 2 to 4 p.m. at The Mills at Pepperell, 2 Main St., Biddeford.

June 1: 10 a.m. to noon at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Contact Linda Adams at [email protected] nology.org or 582-4790, ext. 206. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

MIT audit and security sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 with check-in at 8 a.m., seminar presented by ISACA New England, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. The cost is $90 for ISACA members, $120 for nonmembers and $20 for full-time students with ID. The registration deadline is May 9. Visit http://isacane.org.

Today

Christian Leaders in Maine Business (CLIMB), 7:15 to 9 a.m., breakfast meeting with John Jenkins of Peptalk, the former mayor of Auburn, who will discuss “A Matter of Jacob’s Ladder: Achieving Success Through Faith, Focus and Family,” Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave., Portland. There is a $10 suggested donation.

Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year, reception 5 to 7 p.m., The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Tickets are $40. For more information or to register, visit www.mainebiz.biz/event/bloy.

TechMaine Drupal User Group, 6 p.m., “Implementing Kanban into a Drupal-Driven Team,” Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at www.techmaine.com/drupalug.

Wednesday

Business Before Hours, 7:15 to 8:45 a.m., with speaker Ginger Frank, assistant vice president and business services officer at Peoples United Bank, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. The cost is $3 for Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce members and $5 for nonmembers.

Mercy Hospital Pacesetters breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Mercy Fore River Hospital, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland. The featured speaker is Catherine Studley from VNA Home Health and Hospice. The program is free and open to the public.

Business breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with Tom Davis, CEO of Skills Inc. in Waterville and the 2010 Mainebiz Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year, Atrium at Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. The cost is $14 for chamber members in advance and $16 for members at the door. General admission is $20. Call the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 for registration information.

American Cancer Society’s 33rd annual Living With Cancer Conference, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Augusta Civic Center. There will be a variety of workshops and resource exhibits. Speakers will be Dr. Thomas Keating, oncologist and director of palliative care and hospice for MaineGeneral Health, and Deb Bergeron, a certified life coach. The conference is free for cancer patients, their families and caregivers, though there is a $10 fee for lunch. The fee for medical professionals and all others is $30 and includes lunch. To learn more or to register, visit www.cancer.org/LWCC or call (800) 227-2345.

“Tools of Trade: Navigating Global Exports,” an overview of global exporting with featured speakers Joe Mooney of TD Bank and Susan Bell of Albatrans USA, 2 to 5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. The cost is $30 for Maine International Trade Center members and $45 for nonmembers. Register at www.mitc.com or call 541-7400.

JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award dinner, 5:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Food-Bank’s dinner and reception honoring Albert Lepage and Andy Barowsky of Lepage Bakeries. Bob Marley will provide entertainment. Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. To register, call 782-3554 or visit www.gsfb.org.

TechMaine Linux User Group, 6 p.m., “Inside Android,” Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at www.techmaine.com/lug.

Credit and debt management seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50. A session will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Call 221-3601 or visit www.financiallit.org.

Thursday

Maine Wind Energy and Wildlife Forum, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Wildlife scientists, wind energy developers, environmental associations and policymakers discuss wind energy development, Black Bear Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono. For more information, visit http://metws2011conf.eventbrite.com/

“Empowering Entrepreneurs,” SBA awards presentation and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Spectacular Event Center, Bangor. For more information, contact Jennifer Sherwood at the Maine SBDC, [email protected], or call 780-4420.

“Made in Maine: A State Report Card on Public Higher Education,” noon to 1:30 p.m., DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Maine Heritage Policy Center program with Michael Poliakoff, policy director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Register online, call 321-2550 or email [email protected] by Monday. The cost is $17 for members, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and $22 for nonmembers.

Business After 5, 5 to 7 p.m., join PROPEL and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber at Personal Touch Catering/Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland. Free for members.

Friday

“In Defense of Nature: Rachel Carson and the World Around Us,” Maine Humanities Council conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells. There will be several presenters and group discussions. To register, visit www.mainehumanities.org or call 773-5051.

“Communicate with Different Personality Styles,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dale Carnegie, 75 John Roberts Road, South Portland. The fee is $47. Call 775-3253 for more information.

Saturday

Maine Media Women, annual meeting and 60th anniversary celebration with guest speaker Joshua Bodwell, executive director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, 12:30 p.m., The 1812 Farm, 1297 Bristol Road, Bristol. A $10 suggested donation will benefit the scholarship fund. Visit www.mainemediawomen.org or call Carol Jaeger at 529-5304.