Leading Women’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., with Sen. Susan Collins as the featured speaker. O’Brien’s Restaurant at Best Western Plus, 375 Main St., Waterville. Cost is $20 for members and $25 general admission with lunch included. Men and women may attend. Space is limited and registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 873-3315.
“Successful Grant Proposals: Research Strategies,” 9 a.m. to noon, training offered by Maine Association of Nonprofits and Maine Philanthropy Center at University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, Portland. Fee is $50 for MANP members and $100 for nonmembers. For information and to register, visit www.nonprofitmaine.org or call 871-1885.
Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, with 40 employers on site. CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information or visit www.mainecareercenter.com.
Maine Media Women, 9:15 a.m., with guest speaker Carolyn Locke, who will discuss her book about Matsuo Basho, Japan’s greatest haiku poet. Held at American Legion Hall, off Route 1, Thomaston. Meeting is open to the public. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For details, visit www.mainemediawomen.org or call Genie Dailey at 549-5518.
Free shredding, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prevent identity theft by shredding outdated records. Open to the public at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, 2 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach. A free gift will be given to those who bring a donation of canned goods or money for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
“The Hatchery” entrepreneurial series, 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting Sept. 10 and continuing biweekly through Dec. 3, covering the basics of starting a business. Led by financial consultant Ken Greenleaf with guest speakers. The program is free and is held at Camden Public Library. Go to www.camden.lib.me.us/news for details.
“Portland, Maine: Rising Again — Why the Portland Real Estate Market Is Booming,” 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 11, Maine Real Estate & Development Association breakfast program with Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and Jeff Levine and Tammy Munson from the Planning and Urban Development Department. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Registration is requested by Friday. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Prices increase by $10 after Sept. 6. Visit www.mereda.org to register or for more information.