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


Portland Greendrinks, 5:30 to 8 p.m., State Theatre, Portland. Enjoy free food and drink and network with others interested in green business and sustainable living. $2 with drinking vessel/$5 without. www.portlandgreendrinks.com.

Portland Buy Local Mixer, 5:30 to 8 p.m., The Body Architect, former Nissan building, Portland. Socialize with independent business owners and supporters and enjoy Sebago brews. Free. http://portlandbuylocal.org

DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Harmon’s & Barton’s, Portland. Network with members of gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses. Appetizers and a cash bar. Free. www.depabusiness.com


Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, South Portland. Bring nonperishable food or unwrapped toys and mingle with other members of the Greater Portland Chamber. Free members/$15 nonmembers. www.portlandregion.com

Merry Madness, 5 to 6 p.m., Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. Fuel up before you hit the stores with appetizers and music. To partake of the beverages the stores have on offer, pick up $6 wine glasses or $5 coffee mugs. Shuttles leave from hotels to various shopping districts. Free. www.portlandmaine.com.