“Maine’s Wind Energy Future: New Opportunities, New Challenges,” statewide conference, Augusta Civic Center. Workshop sessions and speakers, along with exhibits, vendors and presentations. For more information and to register, visit

Human resources panel discussion, 9 to 11 a.m., covering applications, interviews and follow-up techniques. Offered by the York County Works Networking Group, York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Call 324-5460 to register.

“Israel and Its Arab Citizens: Building the Civil Society in ‘Start-Up Nation,’” noon to 1 p.m., a Global Connections Lunchtime Series presentation with Perry Newman. Council on International Cultural Exchange, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Maine and CIEE. Free, with donations accepted. For details, visit or call 221-4386.

“Writing a Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 2 to 5 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information and reservations, visit or call 772-1147.

DEPA Business After Hours, Down East Pride Alliance networking meeting for gay and gay-friendly businesspeople, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Yankee Lanes, 867 Riverside St., Portland.

“Security and Usability,” 6 p.m., with Jockel Carter from Unum, Abromson Center, Room 214, University of Southern Maine, Portland. For details and registration, go to The session is free and open to the public.



“Wanted: More Competitive Development Award Applications,” noon to 2:30 p.m., Jessie Grogan will discuss the process for the next round of Maine Technology Institute Development Awards. The application deadline is March 4. Wishcamper Center, Room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Attendance is free. Visit or call 228-8524 for details or to register.



“Global Logistics: Asia,” 2 to 5 p.m., an overview of Maine’s import and export markets, trends and transportation; Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Speakers include Vee Kachroo from Canadian National Rail-Montreal and William DeWitt from Maine Maritime Academy. Admission is $30 for Maine International Trade Center and StudyMaine members and $45 for others. Register at or call 541-7400.

Workforce Solutions open house, 9 to 11 a.m., tour the facility and learn about job training and seminars. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta.

TechMaine Information Security User Group, 6 to 8 p.m., “Information Security for Telecom,” with Josh Broder of Tilson Technology Management, 245 Commercial St., Suite 203, Portland. To register, go to Free and open to the public.



Solar energy workshop, 5 to 7 p.m., ReVision Energy, 91 West Main St., Liberty. Free. Visit or call 589-4171 for more information.


Sunday and early February

College Goal Sunday, with free workshops at 10 locations to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required by most educational institutions. During January and early February, assistance will be available at 40 other sites. Visit or call 1-800-228-3734.



Housing seminars: “First-Time Homebuyer,” 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 12, and “Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10; both at Coastal Enterprises Inc., 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 206, Portland. Pre-registration required by Friday for either course. $30 per person or $50 per couple for the homebuyer seminar and $35 per person for the landlord seminar. To register or for more information, call 882-7552, Ext. 177, or visit