“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 the Bay, Portland. Cost, which includes dinner, is $20 for members and $25 for all others. Register online 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 non-members. 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, 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. Non-members and guests welcome. Cost is $22 and registration is required in advance by visiting Contact is 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 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.