Road salt management, free Maine Department of Environmental Protection workshop for private and public snow plow operators to learn how to safely apply de-icing salt to save money and protect natural resources. Portland workshop is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Water District’s Nixon Training Center. Program will also be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at City Hall Auditorium in Augusta. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Go to www.maine.gov/dep/land/training or call 215-9110 to sign up.
“Writing a Business Plan: Why You Need One and How to Profit From It,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.
First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 5, 10 and 12 at Money Management International in South Portland. Course is approved and the cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Preregistration is required by Friday and space is limited. Register at www.ceimaine.org or call Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-5177.
Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims, 6 p.m. Nov. 27, public meeting for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination when seeking USDA farm loan assistance between 1981 and 2000, with representatives from the Farm Service Agency, Rural Development and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Claims period will close March 25. Meeting will be held at Cumberland County USDA Service Center, 306 Route 1, Scarborough. For more information, visit: www. fsa.usda.gov.
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, 3 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28, annual meeting followed at 5 p.m. by reception, dinner and presentation by guest speaker Charles Colgan, professor of public policy and management at the Muskie School. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Cost is $50 per person. Go to www.mrra.us/ for details and registration.