User Groups: Customer Satisfaction Special Interest Group, Monday; and Usability/User Experience User Group, Tuesday. Both groups meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Westbrook. There is no charge and the meetings are open to the public. For details or to register, visit .

“Career Success Seminar: ID transferrable skills and learn job search self-marketing,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at 30 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 1, Yarmouth. The cost is $23. To register, call Yarmouth Community Service at 846-2406.

Maine Women’s Business Center Empowerment Program, workshops for women in business, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and May 4, at the Skowhegan Savings Training Center, Pleasant Street, Skowhegan. The cost is $25 for each session. Other workshops are available and preregistration is required for all sessions. To register, visit or call Sherrie Leverton at 882-7552.

Gorham Business and Civic Exchange, annual meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gorham Savings Bank, 10 Wentworth Drive, Gorham. The speaker is Charles Colgan, professor at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at University of Southern Maine. Admission is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For details or to register, visit

“Writing a Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 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

Governance and Ethics Symposium, panel discussion about public and private business and the economic crisis, 3 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Maine School of Law, 246 Deering Ave., Portland.

DEPA Business After Hours, Downeast Pride Alliance networking meeting for gay and gay-friendly businesspeople, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, NOSH, 551 Congress St., Portland.

Seminar on Home Buying, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Community Credit Union, 144 Pine St., Lewiston. The seminar and dinner are free but preregistration is required. Call Kim Polley at 783-2096, ext. 209, or visit for more information.

Workaholics Anonymous, meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dana Learning Center, classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland.

Korea and U.S. economic and trade relations, panel discussion with Korean Embassy representative Jongho-Kyun from the Korean Embassy, and Jennifer Roque and Jack Pritchard; presented by The World Affairs Council of Maine, 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ludke Auditorium, University of New England-Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Breakfast is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Registration is necessary. Call 221-4386 .

Rural Maine Small Business Conference and Business To Business Show, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft. The keynote speaker is David Lee, founder of [email protected]

Strictly Social in Central Maine, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Floor Systems, 89 Lisbon St., Lisbon. To register, call Rita at 623-4568, ext. 15.

E2 Tech Forum will feature “Implementing Smart Grid Programs,” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Maine Audubon Society, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. The cost is $15 for members, $10 for students and $25 for others. Visit to register.

Health Care Reform Summit, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Regatta Conference Center, Route 236, Eliot. The summit will focus on employee benefits and the timeline for changes. The public may attend, and registration is required. The cost is $20 per person and includes a full breakfast. To register, call 363-4422 or visit

“The Impact of Technology on IT,” unveiling of the latest Intel® processor, the Nehalem-EX, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Suite 24, Westbrook. Lunch provided. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Register by calling Norton Lamb & Co. at 846-3166 or visit

“Effective Board Meetings: Yes, You Can Have Them,” workshop presented by the Institute for Civic Leadership, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Registration is $70 for the first participant from an organization and $55 for each addition participant. Visit or call Shawn at 773-3254, ext. 107.

Solar open house, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hope General Store, 449 Camden Road, Hope. ReVision Energy staff will discuss the solar electric system, pricing and available solar technology.

“Doing Business in China,” with author Jonathan Story, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 780-4270.

Maine Maritime Academy board of trustees quarterly meeting, 4 p.m. Friday at the Harold Alfond Student Center, MMA campus, Castine.

“Financial Education Day,” with Mark Robertson, hosted by the Maine Chapter of BetterInvesting, 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Husson University, Dyke Center for Family Business, 1 College Drive, Bangor. Register at or call Joan Hatch at 883-6449, The cost is $40.

Energy and Climate Fair, second annual event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at York Middle School. Free and open to the public with approximately 50 vendors, presentations and displays, entertainment and children’s art activities. For more information, visit

Maine Media Women, with guest, author Carol Brightman, 1 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, at the 1812 Farm, Route 130, Bristol Mills. For details, visit


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