Monday

Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, with more than 30 employers that are hiring. Held at the CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Attendees should bring a resume and be dressed for an interview. Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or visit www.mainecareercenter.com for details. 

Wednesday

“ObamaCare and So-Called Preventative Activities: How the Federal Government Is Required to Waste $2 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars Each Year,” 12:30 to 2 p.m., presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center, with Joel Allubmaugh, director of Center for Health Reform Initiatives. Held at Sea Dog Brewery, 26 Front St., Bangor. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-member. Visit www.mainepolicy.org for registration.

Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA), 5 to 7 p.m., Fall Networking Social at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston. Registration is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.mereda.org.

Cumberland County Extension Association, 6 p.m., annual meeting at Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, Windham. Penny Jordan of Wm. H. Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth is the keynote speaker. A light supper will be held before the meeting and dessert will feature entries from the Pie Bake-Off. For directions, guidelines, registration and more information go to http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/pie-rules/ or call 781-6099. Pie entry registration is due by Tuesday.

Thursday

“Equipping for the Elections: Government Transparency, Piglet Preview and Welfare Wins and Woes,” noon, with J. Scott Moody, Sam Adolphsen and Peter Steele, all from Maine Heritage Policy Center. Held at DiMillo’s On the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The program will also be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-member. Visit www.mainepolicy.org for registration.

“Optimism at Work and in Life: Achieving Balance and Success!” 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., presented by Women in Family Business Affinity Group with Pam Hurley-Moser, owner/CEO of Hurley Travel Experts. Held at the Cumberland Club in Portland. The fee is $35 for members and $50 for others.

E2Tech 10th anniversary dinner, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Mariner’s Church Banquet Center, 11 Moulton St., Portland. Guest speaker is Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. The first E2 Can Do! Awards will recognize Ocean Renewable Power Company, Efficiency Maine and Chewonki Foundation. Go to www.e2tech.org for details or to register.

“Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling,” 5 to 9:30 p.m., Maine Women’s Policy Center Gala and Auction at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday. Call 622-0851, ext. 22, or go to www.mainewomenspolicycenter.org/gala.html.

“Managing and Protecting Business-Critical Information Assets,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., free lunch and learn workshop hosted by Systems Engineering to help businesses prioritize and protect digital information. Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. For more information or to register, visit www.syseng.com/Events/ or call 553-1600.

Thursday and Friday

“Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication,” two-day conference with several experts who will discuss non-medical solutions for behavioral problems. Contact Catherine Chichester at Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME), 878-6170 or visit www.ccsme.org.

Friday

“Building 21st-Century Businesses,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., presented by the Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) with guest speaker, Richard Brooks of Flyte New Media, at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost, which includes breakfast, is $22 for members and $28 for non-members and guests. Registration is required by visiting www.consultexpertise.com, calling (800) 464-5043, or emailing [email protected]

“The Power of Maine People,” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Maine Development Foundation’s 34th annual meeting at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. Guest speakers include Kerem Durdag, CEO of Biovation LLC, Susan Corbett, CEO of Axiom Technologies, Luke Livingston, CEO of Baxter Brewing Co., and Tammy Ackerman, executive director of Engine. MDF will host a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to announce a new campaign. Visit mdf.org or call 622-6345 for more information.

Workshop for financial professionals, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered by Saint Joseph’s College and Barresi Financial at Eastern Maine Community College, Rangeley Hall, Bangor. To register, visit online.sjcme.edu/bangorcpa or call 800-752-4723. The fee of $129 includes refreshment breaks and lunch.

Saturday

Maine Condo Forum and Expo, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., annual event presented by New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAINE) at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, South Portland. The program is designed for condominium owners, board members, trustees and managers. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. For more information visit www.caine.org or contact Claudette Carini at 781-237-9020, ext. 13.

Other

Maine Technology Institute workshops are being offered at several locations for Maine companies interested in available funding and resources to bring technologies to market. All workshops are held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lunch provided. They will be held Thursday at Caribou Inn and Convention Center; Friday at Eastern Maine Development Commission, Bangor; Sept. 27, Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston; Sept. 28, University of Maine. Farmington. To register visit www.mainetechnology.org or contact Linda Adams at [email protected] or 588-1018. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

First-Time homebuyer courses are being offered in Brunswick starting Sept. 29, in Waldoboro in October and in South Portland in October and November. The fees are non-refundable and are $30 per person or $50 per couple. The registration deadline is approximately 10 days before the first class. Call Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-7552, ext. 177, or register at www.ceimaine.org.