“Developing the ‘Self’ for Learning, Training and OD Professionals,” a breakfast program and talk with leadership and organizational development consultant Linda Cook Greer of Delhaize America, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Sponsored by the Maine Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for all others. Register online at

“Maine and Atlantic Canada: Renewable Energy Technologies,” informational session on local renewable energy projects, 8 a.m. to noon, Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor. Sponsored by the Maine International Trade Center of Portland. Cost: $40 for members and $55 for all others. Register online at or call 541-7400.

University of Southern Maine annual Job Fair, sponsored by Student Success Center and the Office of Internships and Career Placement, noon to 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Gymnasium, Portland. Free and open to all. For more details, call Maggie Guzman at 228-8471 or e-mail [email protected]

Coastal Career Network discussion on “Labor Market Trends, Data and Resources,” 1 to 3 p.m., Goodwill Workforce Solutions Center — BRAC Transition Center, Building 150, Brunswick Naval Air Station. Ruth Pease, senior analyst, Center for Workforce Research, Department of Labor, will speak. The talk is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling Goodwill Workforce Solutions at 373-0754.

“How To Make Social Media Work For Your Business,” detailing business page setup on social media networks and how to leverage social profiles into Web marketing efforts, 2 to 5 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., East Tower, Portland. Cost: $35 online at or $50 at the door. For more details, call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Today and Wednesday

Public meetings to introduce a new home-energy audit collaboration to Maine, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, and Wednesday at 6:30 at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The meetings are free. Sponsored by the Thayer Corp. of Auburn and Green Homes America. For more details, call Thayer Corp. at 782-4197 or go to


Insurance & Investing Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50. Call 221-3601 or visit

“Pull Marketing and Getting Found” workshop for artists and entrepreneurs led by Joan Carney of Fresh View, Inc., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick. Cost is $20 for members of Five Rivers Arts Alliance and $25 for all others. Preregister by calling 798-6964 or e-mail [email protected]


Today is the deadline to reserve a spot at MEREDA’s 2011 Annual Winter Social, set for 5 to 7 p.m. on March 24 at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 72 Commercial St., Portland. Cost is $40 for members and $55 for all others. Limited tickets available by calling 874-0801, or register online at

The Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce invites local business owners to attend a free St. Patrick’s Day Irish breakfast. 7:30 a.m., Sarah’s Cafe, Wiscasset. Reservations are requested by calling 882-7564.

Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Forum, 7 to 9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Steve Levesque will discuss new developments at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Open to the public. To register, go to or call 847-5240.

“Take Your Business to the Next Level with Agile Methodology,” sponsored by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. To register or for more details, go to


“Speak Well — Because Your Life Does Depend Upon It!” presented by F. Lee Bailey of Bailey and Elliott Consulting and sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Event includes breakfast. Nonmembers and guests welcome. Cost is $22, and registration is required in advance online at or call (800) 464-5043.


Job Fair to fill 250 positions at Funtown Splashtown USA of Saco, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ramada at Saco Plaza, 352 North St., Saco. Applicants should be 16 or older. For more details, call 284-5139 or go to

Seventh annual Grazing Conference of the Maine Grass Farmers Network, in collaboration with the Maine Beef Producers Association, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield. Speakers will discuss pasture land, fencing, soil amendments and forage quality issues. Non-member registration, including lunch, is $75. Discounts for MGFN and MBPA members are available. To register, go to or call Sonia Antunes at (800) 287-1426 or 342-5971.

Insurance & Investing Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50. Call 221-3601 or visit

Coming up

Maine Bureau of Insurance public comment session to outline proposed rate increases for Anthem individual health policies, 5 p.m., March 22, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Written comments can be submitted. For more details, go to or call Phil Bailey at 664-3015.

Vendor registrations being accepted for Gorham Business Exchange’s 14th annual Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 26, USM’s Costello Field House. Call Dede Perkins at 892-5515 or visit

“First-Time Homebuyer Seminar,” by Coastal Enterprises Inc. and Maine State Housing Authority, 6 to 8:30 p.m., March 29 and 31 and April 5 and 7, Bath Savings Bank, 105 Front St., Bath. Cost is $30 per person and $50 per couple. Preregistration is required by March 22. To register and for more information, call 882-7552, ext. 177, or visit