DEPA Business After Hours, Downeast Pride Alliance networking meeting for gay and gay-friendly business people, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cinque Terre on 36 Wharf St., Portland. 

“Writing A Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge for the seminar. For more information and reservations visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147.


“Federal Health Care Reform: A Birdseye View for the Business Community,” with a panel of experts, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta. For information, contact Amy Downing at [email protected] 

2010 Technology Awards Gala features masters of ceremony EepyBird, who will present “Lessons from the Front Lines of Viral Marketing.” The program starts at 6:15 p.m. at Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom, 157 High St., Portland. Several awards for technology companies and individuals will also be presented. Visit http://www.techmaine.com/awards-2010 for more information.


“Envisioning Resilience, Inspired by Nature,” sixth annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence held at the MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds in Unity. Included are field trips to nearby permaculture sites, workshops, a marketplace, art and music and activities for young people. Information is available at http://northeastconvergence.wordpress.com. The cost for the weekend is based on a sliding scale of $75 to $125 and includes all sessions, meals and activities except optional field trips. Camping is included and day passes and volunteer discounts are available. Children 13 and under are free. 


“Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Coastal Enterprises Inc., 36 Water St., Wiscasset. The cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required by July 8 and space is limited. Call 882-7552, ext. 177, for details.