IT Policies Panel and Roundtable Discussion, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Maine Technology Users Group meeting held at South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. The free session is also accessible via live online broadcast and interactive webinar. For more information and registration, go to:

“Building Farm-Friendly Communities in Knox and Lincoln Counties,” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., forum for farmers, municipal officials and farm supporters. Keynote speaker is John Piotti of Maine Farmland Trust. For more information and registration, call Stacy Benjamin at 342-2929. The forum will be held at Knox & Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro.

Central Penobscot Region Management Plan, 6 to 8 p.m., public meeting to provide feedback on the Bureau of Parks and Lands’ management plan for 79,000 acres of public lands in the area extending from Bradford to Baxter Park. The meeting takes place at the Town Office, 6 Pleasant St., Milo. For more information, go to: Written comments will be accepted until Dec. 18, when the final plan will be prepared for review and adoption. Contact Jim Vogel at or call 287-2163 for details.

Wednesday and Thursday

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, first board of directors meetings 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Hampton Inn & Suites Rockland, 190 New County Road, Thomaston. Contact the collaborative by email at or call 541-9310.


Real Estate Development 101: Plan Your Work – Work Your Plan, MEREDA breakfast program 7:30 to 9 a.m. A developer, a banker and an architect will give an overview of the typical development timetable. Held at Portland Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland. Registration is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Go to for more information and registration.

“Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Key Tax Issues,” 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., educational program regarding recent legislation, rulings and compliance requirements. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Portland. For more information or to register, call 883-6090 or go to The fee is $195 for members and $345 for nonmembers, with a $50 late fee after Dec. 3.

“Meet the Reps,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., public event with elected officials from all levels of government in advance of the upcoming legislative session. Held at Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. The series is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Contact Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 or The program is hosted by the chamber and KV Connect, an affiliate of the Realize Maine Network.


Frank M. Carter Tax Institute, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 41st annual program at Husson University, Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Bangor. Topics include Maine estate taxes, entities, Employee Stock Ownership Plans and more, designed to help tax practitioners with recent tax and legislative changes. Registration is $135 at the door and includes materials, lunch and snacks. For more information, call Nancy Forster-Holt at 404-5699.


“Keeping Your Herd Healthy,” registration at 8 a.m., program from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., 24th annual Maine Beef Conference at Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. The keynote speaker is Jeff Wheeler of Zinpro. Nonmember registration, including lunch, is $60 for one person from a farm and $40 for all others from that farm. Discounts for MGFN and MBPA members and students are available. For details, call Melissa Libby at (800) 287-7170 in Maine or 581-2788 outside of Maine or visit


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