Wednesday and Thursday

“Changing Course: A New Vision for DHHS,” presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center with Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew. The program will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Contact Heather Noyes at [email protected], visit mainepolicy.org/ or call 321-2550.

Thursday

“Why Should They Care? Steps to Anticipate and Overcome the Resistance to Change” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with guest speaker Eric Kulikowsi, an expert on improving businesses and organizations. Details at pmimaine.org. Nonmembers are welcome. The event will be held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth.

Friday

Fill the Plate Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., to benefit Meals on Wheels of SeniorsPlus and honoring Dr. Alan Verrill. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door and available at seniorsplus.org or by calling 795-4010.

“Positivity and High Performance,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Janet Edmunson of JME Insights. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise, it takes place at Portland Country Club, Falmouth, and includes networking, breakfast and round-table discussion, “Soft Skills Are the Hard Part.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call 800-464-5043.

Items for Datebook must be submitted in writing two weeks prior to the date of the event. Mail to: Business Editor, Maine Sunday Telegram, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to:

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