March 24, 2013



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"Business Succession 360," 7:30 to 10 a.m., breakfast seminar presented by Albin, Randall & Bennett accounting firm, Androscoggin Bank and Bernstein Shur. The seminar looks at the legal, tax and financial aspects of exiting a business and the succession planning process. Held at The Woodlands Club, Wood Road, Falmouth. Free but seating is limited. For more information, visit

"Making Conservation Work For You," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmer training will cover the basics of soil management and irrigation, vegetable and flower production, structures and more. Held at Highmoor Farm, routes 202 and 11, Monmouth. The storm date is Wednesday. Registration is $20 per person and includes refreshments and handouts. Participants must bring a bag lunch. The Farmer Workshop flyer and registration form are available at

"Human Rights in Iran," noon to 1 p.m., part of the World Affairs Council of Maine Global Connections Lunchtime Series with Reza Jalali. Held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Bring a lunch. Free with donations appreciated. For more information visit or call 221-4386.

"Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one and when to revise it," 2 to 5 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online reservation. For details visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


Business to Business Showcase, 2 to 7 p.m., annual Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce event with more than 150 exhibitors and reception from 5 to 7 p.m.. Held at the Field House at Colby College, Waterville.

"Maine's Avoidable Budget Crisis," 6 to 7 p.m., Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee presentation with Garrett Martin, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Held at Bath/Brunswick University College, room 113, 9 Park St., Bath. Free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 371-9980.


Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., at Old Saco Inn, 125 Old Saco Lane, Fryeburg.

Farm Insurance Workshop, 7 p.m., learn about what insurance policies do or do not cover. Free and open to the public with light refreshments served. Sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau and held downstairs at the Farmington Town Office. Reply to 645-2568 or


Gorham Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 16th annual showcase of products and services available in the greater Gorham area. Featured are performances by Rick Charette, The Dance Studio of Maine, Gorham Middle School Band, Greater Portland School of Jukado, Back in Motion Physical Therapy, Moody's Collision Center, and Gorham FIRST Robotics Team. There will also be games, a food court, laser tag and kids' entertainment area. Admission is free.

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