WEDNESDAY

“Grant writing for Small Businesses,” 2 to 4 p.m., Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development program with Lee Cheever. Held at MCED Office, 30 Danforth St., suite 204, Portland. Visit www.mced.biz or call Laurie Johnson at 774-8111 for details or to register.

“Franchising 101: How to Select the Right One,” 2 to 4 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Fee is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Business After Hours, 5:30 at 7 p.m., Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce event at The Brown House Company, 71 Francis St., Waterville.

THURSDAY

“Maine Energy and Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature,” 7:15 a.m. to noon, presented by Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, New England Clean Energy Council and Maine State Chamber of Commerce and held at Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State St., Augusta. Details are available at www.e2tech.org.

Mature Workers Employment Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with information and resources for older workers and job seekers. Free with lunch included, raffle items and an ice cream social. Held at Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. To register, contact Margaret Locke at 370-3970 or email Margaret.locke@goodwillnne.org.

Meet the Reps, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, 50 Elm St., Waterville.

“Planning Board Procedures,” 6:30 p.m., workshop by Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission and the town of Waldoboro. Handouts and light refreshments will be provided. Code enforcement officers can qualify for CE credits. The session will be held at the Waldoboro Town Office. For more information, contact Bob Faunce at 784-2617 or rfaunce@lcrpc.org.

SATURDAY

“10-Minute Architect” 2 to 4 p.m., design clinic offered by Portland Society for Architecture in conjunction with the Old House Trade Show at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. A consultation with a professional architect can be scheduled for up to 45 minutes on topics such as basic layouts, budgets and permitting issues. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged at www.portlandarchitects.org. Admission is charged for show attendance but the workshops are free.