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

“Writing a Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal fee. Visit or call 772-1147.



“Federal Health Care Reform: A Bird’s-Eye View for the Business Community,” with a panel of experts, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta. Contact Amy Downing at [email protected]

2010 Technology Awards Gala featuring EepyBird, who will present “Lessons from the Front Lines of Viral Marketing”; 6:15 p.m., Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom, 157 High St., Portland. Visit



Northeast Permaculture Convergence, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity. Includes field trips to nearby permaculture sites, workshops, a marketplace, art and music. 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 admitted free. Go to


“Owing and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15, 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.