“The ABCs of Navigating Historic Masonry Building Restoration Using Historic Tax Credits,” starting at 7:30 a.m., MEREDA breakfast program at Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. For more information and to register, visit www.mereda.org.
Society of Professional Journalists, noon, business meeting at Sonny’s Restaurant, 83 Exchange St., Portland, or dinner session at 6 p.m. at the Senator Inn in Augusta. New members are welcome.
“Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan: What to Include,” 2 to 5 p.m., at SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online reservations. For details or registration, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.
Veterans’ benefits legal clinic, 1 to 3 p.m., offered by Maine Volunteers Lawyer Project on the first Thursday of each month in meeting room 4 at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. The clinic is free and will help veterans apply for VA benefits or appeal a denial. No appointment is necessary.
“Preparing the Financials for Your Business Plan: Cash Flow Analysis,” 2 to 5 p.m., at SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online reservations. For details or registration, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.
“Meet the Reps,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., elected officials will meet with business leaders and community members. Held at Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. The series is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated. Contact Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 or [email protected] if planning to attend.
“Schooner Builders and the Captains,” 2 p.m., part of the Maine Boatbuilding Forum, a monthly program at Penobscot Marine Museum, Route 1, Searsport. Each session will cover an aspect of the industry in Maine. Upcoming programs are: “Small Wooden Boats” at 7 p.m. April 10 and “Boat Builders of Mount Desert Island” at 7 p.m. May 8. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For details go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 548-2529.
CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of free services and workshops to help with job searches or to upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provides computer workstations and offers several programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.
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