Today

Human resources panel discussion, 9 to 11 a.m., York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Call 324-5460 or 800-343-0151 for details.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DownEast Pride Alliance public networking forum for the local gay and gay-friendly business community, Harbour’s Edge Room, 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland.

“Writing a Business Plan,” 6 to 9 p.m., also covers revisions and financial reports, SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The fee is $35 with online registration. For more information and registration, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday

“Data Security and Management in Global Commerce II,” 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., conference presented by The Center for Law and Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Registration is $95 per person. Sign up at http://tlc.usm.maine.edu/cli/index.php or by calling 228-8430. For the agenda, visit http://www.lawandinnovation.org/cli/events/agenda.php.

Friday

“Celebration of the Future: School Choice in Maine,” noon to 1:30 p.m., luncheon program with Amanda Clark, development and research associate at the Maine Heritage Policy Center, and Carol Weston, state director of Americans for Prosperity. Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. The cost is $10 per person. Register with Heather Noyes at 321-2550 or [email protected]

Upcoming

“Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Coastal Enterprises Inc., 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 206, Portland. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, and the nonrefundable $35 fee covers materials and handouts. Register by calling 882-7552, ext. 177, or at http://www.cei.roundtablelive.org/workshops.

First-time homebuyer seminar, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Buker Community Center, Augusta. Pre-registration is required by Friday and there is a nonrefundable charge of $30 per person or $50 per couple or co-buyer. To register and for more information, call 882-7552, Ext. 177 or visit http://www.ceimaine.org/workshops.

The York County Emergency Management Agency is honoring Robert Bohlmann at a retirement luncheon at 1 p.m. Aug. 6, Mousam View Place, 47 High St., Sanford. Reservations are required by Friday and may be made by calling 324-1578 or emailing [email protected] The cost is $30 per person and includes a meal and gift. Casual attire is requested.