Wednesday

“Seeds of Freedom,” 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., 30-minute documentary covering genetic modification, seed patenting, big agriculture and other issues, followed by discussion. Presented by League of Women Voters and held at the Burton Fisher Room, One City Center, lower level, Portland.

Wednesday and Thursday

“Exposing the Left’s Playbook on Health Care Policy,” with The Honorable Jonathan McKane, former representative from District 51. The program will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Schooners Seafood and Steakhouse, 5 S. Main St., Brewer, and also Thursday at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550.

Thursday

State Notary Public Education Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 20th-annual event and speakers include Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn and State Notary Officer Cathy Beaudoin. Held at the Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono. Registration is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers and includes lunch, refreshments, materials and parking. For more information and to register, visit www.informednotariesofmaine.org.

Gorham Business Exchange, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., annual meeting with speaker Charles Colgan, who will present “Looking Ahead: Maine’s Economic Forecast.” Held at Spire 29 on the Square, 29 School St., Gorham. Advance registration is requested. Email dede@gorhambusiness.org or call 892-5515.

“Renewable Energy in Maine: What Technology Is Right for Me?” 6 to 8 p.m., free workshop offered by Kennebec Valley Community College and Farm Energy Partners in conjunction with Earth Week. Held at the Frye Building at KVCC’s Fairfield campus. For more information, call Amy Hudnor at 453-5813.

Friday

“Can Maine Become the Startup State? – Lessons From a Startup Nation,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Perry Newman, president of Atlantica Group. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and roundtable discussion “Understanding and Dealing With Leader Arrogance.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.

York County Regional Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Third-annual event with more than 60 hiring employers. Attendees should bring a resume and be dressed for an interview. Held at Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St., Springvale. 

Coming up

“Career Planning: Find Your Place in Today’s Job Market,” May 6 to June 14, free online class for men and women offered by Women, Work, and Community. The registration deadline is Friday. To register or for more information, contact Cathy Collins at 753-6622 or catherine.e.collins@maine.edu.