Today

Suit Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 100 donated suits collected in the Southern Maine National Suit Drive will be given to disadvantaged job seekers at the Career Center at 185 Lancaster St., Portland. To receive a suit, men should be referred by staff at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Rehabilitation providers or the Career Center.

Nonprofit Board Boot Camp, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., offered by Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and Maine Association of Nonprofits at The Dyke Center at Husson University, Bangor. The cost is $75 for chamber and MANP members and $100 for nonmembers. For details or to register, www.bangorregion.com, or call 947-0307.

“Global Microfinance – Handle with Care,” noon to 1 p.m. with Bob Summers; part of the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Global Connections Lunchtime Series and held at CIEE, 300 Fore Street, 2nd Floor, Portland. Bring your lunch. Free with donations accepted. For more information visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

DownEast Pride Alliance, Business After Hours networking, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace, 5 Chestnut St., Portland. Visit www.depabusiness.com for details.

“How to Finance Your Business,” 6 to 9 p.m., at Score Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 per session with online registration at www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings

Wednesday

Organic Agriculture, 4:10 p.m., talk featuring representatives from Organic Research Centre in Newbury, England. McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. The program is free and open to the public

Maine’s Evolving Wind Energy Resource, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wells Center, University of Maine, Orono, and by satellite at Wishcamper Center, University of Maine, Portland; free public forum presented by E2Tech. For details or to register, go to http://e2tech.com.

Learn how to submit a SF330 form and maximize its impact, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. presentation by Kathy Dionne, marketing manager at SMRT. The fee is $30 for Society for Marketing Professional Services members and $45 for nonmembers and includes lunch. SMRT, 144 Fore Street, Portland. 

Thursday

Ad Club of Maine Biennial Broderson Awards Show, 5:30 to 9 p.m., recognizing creativity and excellence in advertising and marketing. Guest speaker is comedian Myq Kaplan. State Theatre, Congress Street, Portland. Tickets and details are available at www.brodersons.com.

MEREDA’s Annual Fall Social, 5 to 7 p.m., at Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Commercial St., Portland. An annual meeting for members only begins at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 874-0801 or visit www.mereda.org.

“Chick’s Night Out,” social and networking event for women, 6 to 8 p.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, 50 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. More information can be found at southportland.wbu.com or call 771-2473.

Friday

“Creating Community and Measuring Success,” 7:30 to 10 a.m., a Social Media Breakfast session with Derek Rice. Eastland Park Hotel, High Street, Portland.

Gear disposal for fishermen, offered by the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation for fishermen from Kittery to Bath to dispose of wood traps, buoys, warp, nets, or other equipment (no vessels) at the Portland Fish Pier. A second disposal will be held Nov. 18 at the old highway garage lot at 47 Beachwood Ave., Kennebunkport. The hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. To learn more about this and other programs, contact GOMLF at 263-5300.

Saturday

Business Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by Bethel Chamber of Commerce with 50 exhibitors and several vendors. Telstar High School, Bethel. 

Upcoming

“Maine’s Untapped Work Force: How hiring people with disabilities makes good business $ense,” 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 1, presented by Maine State Chamber, Maine Department of Health & Human Services and the Maine Department of Labor. Held at Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Register by Tuesday at http://www.mainechamber.org/docmecc/OurEvents/BusinessDiversity110111_Registration.pdf

“Using Organizational Social Networks to Promote Positive Change,” 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, MMC Lifeline Workplace Wellness Program at the Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Fees are $50 for Southern Maine Wellness Council members and $75 for nonmembers. Contact Tom Downing at 781-1545 or [email protected] for information. The registration deadline is Friday.

Freedom and Opportunity luncheon, 11:15 a.m. Nov. 2, with special guest, columnist and author Michelle Malkin. Presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 26, at www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550. 

“Celebrating Risk?” Nov. 4 and 5, Juice Conference 3.0 presented by Midcoast Magnet and held at the Camden Opera House in Camden. There will be several speakers and policy makers, entrepreneurs, artists and innovators who will collaborate to develop economic opportunities. The cost is $225. To register or for more information go to www.juiceconference.org.

Maine Businesses for Sustainability Fall Conference, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4, with NPR’s Diane Rehm and Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg. Held at the Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Tickets are $65. To register, go to mbsconference.event brite.com.

First-Time Homebuyer seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16, at Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education, 236A Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 31, and there is a non-refundable 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 www.ceimaine.org/Workshops.