IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party, network or support a good cause this week, check out:


Portland Greendrinks, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Portland Yacht Services. Network with other eco-minded folks and enjoy free beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Proceeds support Friends of Casco Bay. $2 with mug/$5 without. www.portlandgreendrinks.com.


Steak & Burger Dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m., USM’s Sullivan Gym Complex, Portland. Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine at this party with games for the kids, short skits and a barbeque dinner. $60. 874-1069.


Author! Author!, 5:30 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. reception; 8:30 p.m. dance; Various Portland locations. Mingle with eleven prominent Maine authors and support the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. $200 for dinner and all other events; $50 for champagne and dessert reception; $15 swing dance party. http://maineauthorauthorparty.eventbrite.com.


Second Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m., locations throughout Brunswick. Stroll downtown Brunswick and check out the art and enjoy complimentary beverages. Free. www.fiveriversartsalliance.org.


Paint the Town Auction, 4 to 6 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. In a live and silent auction, bid on works created during the day by artists including Katherine Bradford, Judy Glickman, Eric Hopkins, Andrea Peters and Brian Vanden Brink. Free. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

Frances Perkins Center Garden Party, 4 to 6 p.m., The Brick House, Newcastle. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act championed by Frances Perkins and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres. $35. www.FrancesPerkinsCenter.org.

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