Today

“Haiti, the United States and Maine,” noon to 1 p.m., CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Part of the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Global Connections Lunchtime Series. Guest: Ambassador Dean Curran. Bring your lunch. Free, donations accepted. For more information, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

“Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season,” 2 to 3 p.m., free webinar with Gerry Bell, an expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented. Space is limited. Register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/456830896. More information is available at www.preparemybusiness.org or www.sba.gov/disaster.

“Business After Hours,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DownEast Pride Alliance networking event at The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland.

Thursday

Maine Telecommunications Users Group, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. 25th annual Telecommunications and Computer Networking Conference with keynote speaker Lance Berberian, chief information officer of Idexx. There will also be vendor displays and workshops. The registration is $50 in advance or $60 at the door and includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.mtug.org or call Marge Stockford at 619-7133.

 

“Empowering Economics: How Worker-Owned Cooperatives and TimeBanks Re-Value Labor and Community,” 2 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland. With University of Southern Maine sociology professor Ed Collom. To learn more about Hour Exchange Portland, visit www.HourExchangePortland.org; for details about Local Sprouts Cooperative, go to www.localsproutscooperative.com.

Friday

Maine Lobster Promotion Council board of directors meeting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Natural Resource Service Center, conference room 106, 6 Beech St., Hallowell. For details, email [email protected] or call 541-9310.

Saturday

Maine Media Women, 9:30 a.m., Damariscotta River Association Farm, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Monthly meeting with guest speaker Brad Perry, photographer and owner of Salt Bay Framers in Damariscotta.The public is welcome. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For details, go to www.mainemediawomen.org or call Carol Jaeger at 563-8377.