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

Gorham Business and Civic Exchange, annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, 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. $15 for members; $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. today, 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. today, 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. today, NOSH, 551 Congress St., Portland.

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

Usability/User Experience User Group, 6 to 8 p.m. today, TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Westbrook. There is no charge. For details or to register, visit

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

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

Rural Maine Small Business Conference and Business to Business Show, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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, Floor Systems, 89 Lisbon St., Lisbon. To register, call Rita at 623-4568, Ext. 15.

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

Health Care Reform Summit, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Regatta Conference Center, Route 236, Eliot. The summit will focus on employee benefits and the time line for changes. The public may attend and registration is required; $20 per-person cost 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, TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Suite 24, Westbrook. Lunch provided. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Register by calling 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, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. $70 for the first participant from an organization and $55 for each additional participant. Visit or call Shawn at 773-3254, Ext. 107.

Solar open house, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 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, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 780-4270.

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees quarterly meeting, 4 p.m. Friday, Harold Alfond Center, MMA campus, Castine.

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

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