Maine Association of Nonprofits: “Microsoft Excel for Beginners,” a SkillBuilder program, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Unum Learning Center, South Portland. The cost is $80 for members and $160 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Visit:

or call 871-1885 for more information.


“Starting Your Own Business: Everything You Need To Know,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit:


Identity Theft seminar, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Community Credit Union, 144 Pine St., Lewiston. Adrian Kendall, attorney for Norman Hanson DeTroy, is the speaker. The program is free and dinner is included but pre-registration is required. Call Kim Polley at 783-2096, ext. 209. For details, visit


Business Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, “Sustainability Action Steps for Small Business,” with Harrison Horning, director of energy and facility services at Hannaford Bros. Co. The session will be held at Thomas College, Student Center Atrium, 180 West River Road, Waterville. The cost is $14 for chamber members in advance and $16 at the door. General admission is $20. Contact the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 for registration information.


Women on the Move, luncheon featuring Joyce Nelson, president and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Also featured are host Kim Block, WGME anchor and healthy living reporter, and Dr. Ann Cabot, D.O., a neurologist specializing in clients with MS. The Norman Cohn Hope Award and the Founder’s Award will be presented to the Barros family, honoring Clyde Barros for establishing the Maine Chapter in 1954. For more information visit


Rainbow Business and Professional Association, gay and lesbian business and professional networking group, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. The speaker will be Sarah Holmes, coordinator of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at the University of Southern Maine. Call 775-0077 for reservations.


Emerging Technologies, workshop presented by Par 4 Technology Group, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Technology Association of Maine, 506 Main St., Westbrook. For event details or to register, visit


Workshop for Entrepreneurs, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by Maine Center for Enterprise Development with Carole Mahoney, who will discuss “How to Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Website,” at Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost is $10. Attendance is free for USM students with an ID card and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client companies. To register, or for more information, visit or call 228-8524.


Maine Real Estate and Development Association winter networking social, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant, 72 Commercial St., Portland. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 874- 0801 or register online at


“Marketing the Nonprofit Organization,” training workshop offered by University of Maine’s Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in Belfast. Call the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 or visit for more information.


The 26th annual New England Products Trade Show will be held March 13-15 at the Portland Sports Complex. There will be more than 200 exhibitors of giftware, home furnishings and specialty foods. For information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor or attending as a wholesale buyer, contact Giraffe Events at 800.638.6787 or [email protected]


Third annual Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture, with Matthew Simmons, co-founder of the Ocean Energy Institute in Rockland, who will discuss “Our Fragile Energy System: Is it sustainable? If not, where do we turn next?” The program will begin at 4 p.m. April 8 at Ludcke Auditorium at University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. A reception will follow at the UNE Art Gallery. Reservations must be made by April 2. Call Toni Letellier at 602-2483.


“First-Time Homebuyer Seminar,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 6, 8, 13 and 15, at Gardiner High School, Gardiner. Offered by Coastal Enterprises Inc., the course is accredited by Fannie Mae and Maine State Housing Authority and costs $30 per person or $50 per couple. Pre-registration is required by March 26 and space is limited. Call 882-7552, ext. 177 for details.


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