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


Hanley Leadership Dinner, 6 to 9 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Hear a keynote address by T.R. Reid about affordable health care and see seven individuals and nonprofits honored for humanitarian work. $75. 622-3374, Ext. 226.


Champagne Reception , 5 to 7 p.m., Nott House, Kennebunkport. Tour the decorated mansion and enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres. $30 each/$50 couple. 967-2751.

Portland Chamber Legislative Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. Network with members of the Greater Portland legislative delegation. $13 members/$23 nonmembers. www.portlandregion.com.

Safe Passage Open House, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Yarmouth. Enjoy music and refreshments and shop for holiday gifts. Free. www.safepassage.org.

Twelve Days of Christmas, 6 to 8 p.m., Victoria Mansion, Portland. Tour the decorated mansion, meet the designers and enjoy food and drink. $50. 772-4841.


USM School of Music Holiday Scholarship Gala, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Abromson Community Center, Portland. Enjoy a banquet, appetizers, cash bar, concert and live auction. $90. 780-5003

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m., locations throughout Portland. Stroll through the city enjoying the holiday lights and the wide array of art on display in galleries, shops and cafes. Free. www.firstfridayartwalk.com.


Kimmy’s Odd Ball and FUNdraiser VIP Reception, 5 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland. Enjoy a catered reception followed by Gypsy Tailwind performance. At 7 p.m., eight bands will perform and guests can check out craft and food vendors. All proceeds benefit the Open Sky Fund. $75. www.portcity musichall.com.