“Web Designers User Group: CODA,” Tom Scola of Rinck Advertising discusses the Coda designer tools suite at TechMaine Web Designers User Group meeting, 6 p.m., Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. To register, go to


“How To Build and Promote a Blog That Builds Your Business,” a talk by Rich Brooks of Flyte New Media, noon at Portland Public Library, Portland. Cost is $10 for members, $5 for students and $20 for all others. Lunch is included. To register, go to

“The Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel: Leveraging Intelligence and Collaboration for Success,” with Michael Wardrop, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Maine resident agent in charge, noon to 1 p.m. at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and CIEE. Free, donations accepted. For more information visit or call 221-4386. 

“Usability/UX User Group: Senecha Touch,” John Gordon discusses the Senecha application framework at TechMaine Usability/UX User Group meeting, 6 p.m., Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. To register, go to


Maine Real Estate & Development Association breakfast seminar with Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Darryl Brown, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Riverwatch. Registration fees: members, $25, all others $30. For more information and to register, visit

Skowhegan Savings business workshop on social media marketing, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Fireside Inn/Governor’s Ballroom, Waterville. Nancy Marshall and Greg Glynn from Nancy Marshall Communications will speak. Registration fee: $10. Proceeds to benefit the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates program, To register, call Amanda Isgro at 858-2586 or [email protected] 


“Equal Time, Equal Value: Building Healthier Communities through Time Banking,” a presentation by University of Southern Maine sociology chair and Professor Ed Collom, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hannaford Auditorium, USM Portland campus. Parking at garage attached to Abromson. For more details, call 228-8385 or go to

“Resources for the Western Maine Entrepreneur,” learn about the range of resources available in western Maine to help start and grow a small business, 7 to 9:30 a.m., University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center. Includes complimentary networking breakfast. Registration is not required but RSVPs are requested for meal. Contact: Western Mountains Alliance at 778-3885 or [email protected] by April 25. Caucus forums are free and open to the public. 

“Our Coast: The Future of Coastal Management in Nova Scotia,” a College of the Atlantic Marine Policy Speaker Series with Justin Huston, Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 4:10 p.m. at McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. To register, call 288-5015 or 801-5715. Free. 

E2Tech Forum with Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Darryl Brown, 8 to 9:15 a.m. including networking, sponsor exhibits, continental breakfast and Brown’s talk followed by audience Q & A at Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth. For more details, go to

“Moving Maine Forward One Business at a Time,” by Work It Up, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., (Old Port District), Portland. RSVP to For more details, call 221-6987. 


“The New Prosperity: Planet, People, Profit,” Sustainability Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abromson Community Education Center of USM. The Maine Chapter, Project Management Institute, is sponsoring the program for businesspeople, professionals and nonprofit managers. Heidi Spinella, PMP, will present strategic sustainability concepts that lead to new opportunities, lower costs and dramatically reduced ecological and social impacts. Cost: $65. For more details, go to


The Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development annual breakfast meeting with guest speaker Gov. Paul LePage, 7:45 a.m. on May 6 at Mousam View Place. 47 High St., Sanford. Cost: $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Call 324-4280 by Saturday to register. Open to the public. 

“Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties” class, presented by Coastal Enterprises, Inc., with the support of MaineHousing, 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Completion of course fulfills landlord training requirements. Program approved by MaineHousing, meets Fannie Mae’s guidelines. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is required by calling 882-7552, ext. 177 by April 28.


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