Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon with guest Marco Rubio, Florida candidate for the U.S. Senate, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. The cost is $50 for MHPC members and $60 for nonmembers. Register at or call Amanda Clark at 321-2550 for more information.



Timberframing workshop for women, taught by Bob Lear, 1 p.m. July 11-14, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Egypt Road, Jefferson. Learn the basics from felling trees to the finished product. The cost is $425, or $400 for HVNC supporters, and includes breakfast and lunch. All materials are provided and overnight facilities are available at reduced rates. The program is technical but low-stress and supportive; prior experience is not necessary. For details or to register, visit or call 586-6752.



Lead paint certification class for the new Environmental Protection Agency lead law, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16, I&S Insulation, 493 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. The cost is $170 for members of the Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance and $195 for nonmembers. Payment must be made by July 9. To register, call the MCBA at 230-0261.