Workforce Development Series, sponsored by Women, Work and Community of Saco, a free comprehensive credit training and re-employment series today and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University College at Saco Island. Call Ruth Graves at 286-1722. 


Mobilize Northern Maine, cluster teams meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northern Maine Community College, Edmunds Conference Center, Presque Isle. The speaker is Jim Haguewood of Vital Economy. To register, contact Judy Dinsmore at [email protected] or 498-8731 by Sept. 10. The cost of lunch is $10. 

“What Is Social Media and Why Is It Important,” a meeting of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Women’s Network, 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Cost, which includes dinner, is $20 for members and $25 for all others. Register at by clicking on the “Event Registration” link.


“Compliance After Construction,” MEREDA Breakfast Seminar, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, Bangor. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Register by calling 874-0801 or visiting

“Building the Bridge: Connecting Finance to Creative Business,” University of Southern Maine and the Maine Center for Creativity Creative Toolbox & Survival Guide lecture series 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, 113 Masterton Hall on the USM Portland Campus. Register at [email protected] or call 730-0694.

Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Chase Hill Center, 12 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for all others. 


University of Maine Safe Online Business Practices, presented by Andrew Grover of Androscoggin Bank, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Event includes networking and breakfast. Nonmembers and guests welcome. Cost is $22 and registration is required in advance by visiting Call 839-6535 or e-mail [email protected] 

University of Maine Women’s Basketball Coach Cindy Blodgett will speak at the Portland Rotary Club’s noon meeting at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Cost of lunch is $13. To register, call 772-2500. 


“How to Use the Internet to Market Your Art,” a seminar with Maine artist Mary Bullock, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center in Springvale. Cost is $60 for advance registration or $75 at the door. To register, call 490-1487, go to www.mary or e-mail [email protected] 


Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism, Oct. 12 at University of Maine in Orono. Admission is $80, with discounts and scholarships available. Registration is now open. For details visit or call 287-8933.