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 nonmembers. Visit www.mainepolicy.org for registration.

Maine Real Estate and Development Association, 5 to 7 p.m., Fall Networking Social at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston. Registration is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. 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 Farm in Cape Elizabeth is the keynote speaker. A light supper will be held prior to the meeting and dessert will feature entries from the Pie Bake-Off. For directions, guidelines, registration and more information go to 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, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and $25 for nonmembers. 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 experts who will discuss effective non-medical solutions for behavioral problems. Contact Catherine Chichester at Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, 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 with guest speaker Richard Brooks of Flyte New Media. Held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost, which includes breakfast, is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers and guests. Registration is required by visiting www.consultexpertise.com, calling (800) 464-5043, or e-mailing [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. Awards and honors will be presented. The foundation will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m. to announce a new campaign. Visit mdf.org or call 622-6345 for 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 or learn more, 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 at 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, chapter executive director, at (781) 237-9020, ext. 13.

Other

Maine Technology Institute workshops are being offered for Maine companies interested in available funding and resources to bring technologies to market. All workshops are from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch provided. The schedule is:

Thursday at Caribou Inn and Convention Center;

Friday 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 ladams[email protected] or call 588-1018. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

First-Time Homebuyer courses are being offered in Brunswick starting Sept. 29, in Waldoboro in October and in South Portland in October and November. Nonrefundable fees are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Registration deadline is approximately 10 days prior to the first class. For details call Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-7552, ext. 177, or register at http://www.ceimaine.org.