Tuesday

Maine Office of Tourism visit, 10 a.m. to noon, a Kennebec Valley Tourism Council regional meeting for members and local businesses to learn more about the websites, promotional campaigns, branding and social media. Light snacks will be available. The session will be held at the Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan. Register with Tanya Bentley at 623-4883 or [email protected] 

“Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one and when to revise it.” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 

“The Palestinian Plight,” noon to 1 p.m., part of the Global Connections Lunchtime Series with Jim Matlack. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Bring a lunch. The program is free with donations accepted. For more information visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

Wednesday

Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a portion of sales to benefit Veterans No Boundaries, a program of Maine handicapped skiing that provides free adaptive sports activities for disabled veterans and active duty personnel. Black Bear Medical, 275 Marginal Way, Portland. Call 871-0008 for details. The event continues from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday

“Business Start Up Basics, “ 9 a.m. to noon, at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Friday

A 90-Day Planning Workshop for Business Owners, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Embassy Suites, Portland Jetport. For more information or to register, contact ActionCoach of Northern New England at 847-9210 or visit www.actioncoachmaine.com

“The Politics of Conscience: Margaret Chase Smith and Today’s Political Climate,” 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., conference presented by the Maine Humanities Council, at Good Will-Hinckley, Hinckley. To register, visit www.mainehumanities.org or call 207.773.5051. 

Aging Well Living Well Expo, fourth annual event at Sunday River. Keynote speaker is Connie Jones, community services director of SeniorsPlus. Participants may also take the “Chondola” to view fall foliage from the top of the mountain. Space is limited and early registration is requested. The cost is $20 per person which includes all activities, workshops and meals. For more information and to register, call 1-800-427-1241 or visit www.seniorsplus.org.

Saturday

Green Buildings Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual event where Cumberland County homes, businesses and schools that use renewable and green building technologies will be open to the public. For more information and a list of participating sites, go to www.nesea.org.

Coming Up

“The Arab Spring: Origins and Future?” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, with Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb from the Library of Congress and frequent media commentator. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and held at the University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Room 133, Portland. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register by Friday at www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386. 

“Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation,” 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, guided “windshield” tour and after-hours social event at the former Naval Air Station in Brunswick. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, will discuss development at the site. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register, visit www.mereda.org.