Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with career services, volunteer networks and veterans’ resources representatives, at the Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, in Augusta. Free. More information is available at www.mainecareercenter.com or call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).
IT Training information session, 10:30 a.m. to noon, learn about low-cost computer certifications and degrees in basic-to-advanced computer training offered by Kennebec Valley Community College and the CareerCenter, at the CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, Augusta. For more information, call 624-5120 or (800)760-1573. To learn more about KVCC’s Maine Is IT! Initiative, call Alex Clifford at 453-5159 or visit kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Professional-Development/Current-Course-Offerings.
Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., Maine Heritage Policy Center’s annual event featuring Gov. Paul LePage and Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center. DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew will receive the 2014 Freedom and Opportunity Award. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Luncheon tickets are $150, $250 for the luncheon and reception. Visit www.MainePolicy.org for details.
Munchies + Mingling, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Midcoast Magnet event at Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Free, with wine and snacks provided.
“Lean Startup: Move Your Idea Into Action With a Focus Group,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.
“Laws Governing Workplace Rights,” free course offered by Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards and held at the Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak St., Suite 3, Bangor. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Employers can learn more and register at www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll. Space is limited; reservations required.
“Choosing Success: Empowering Parents to Advocate for Greater Educational Opportunities,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friedman Legacy Day dinner program presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held at Easy Day, 725 Broadway, South Portland. Space is limited and advance registration is required. The cost is $12, free for children 10 and younger. Go to www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550 for details or registration.
“Creating Cooperatives in Our Communities,” Cooperative Fermentation will share information at workshops. For more information, visit www. cooperativefermentation.org or call 615-9970.
The schedule is:
7 p.m. Sunday, Vinalhaven Town Hall
6 p.m. Wednesday, Eastport Bank
5 p.m. Friday, Barrels Community Market, Waterville
7 p.m. Aug. 5, “Celebrating Worker Cooperative” with Amy Johnson, membership coordinator of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. Held at Local Sprouts Cooperative, 649 Congress St., Portland.
“Leadership Through Influence for Women,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, presented by the Maine Society of CPAs and held at the Cumberland Club in Portland. The keynote speaker is Alicia Grasfeder, CPA, CISA. The cost is $225 with lunch and breaks included. For more information or to register, call Karen Vincent at 883-6090.
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