Small Business Shop for a Cause Day, the annual buy-local initiative sponsored by the city of Portland and Portland’s Downtown District. Stores and galleries will donate a portion of the day’s sales to the Milestone Foundation’s HOME Team. Go to for a list of participating stores.


First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m., with sessions on Dec. 9, 11, 16 and 18. Offered by Coastal Enterprises Inc. and held at Money Management International, South Portland. The nonrefundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Preregistration is required by Dec. 2 and space is limited. For details or registration, go to or call 882-5177.