Maine Crafts Association’s midcoast regional meeting, 1 to 3 p.m., Patricia Shea will discuss benefits of using social media. River Arts, 170 Main St., Damariscotta. $5 donation requested. Membership not required. 

This Week

National Small Business Week programs hosted by Scarborough Public Library: A Business After 5 reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and is free for regional chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.

Free Lunch and Learn mini-seminars will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. The sessions are:

Tuesday — “The Jobs Act: Changes to SBA Programs,” with Alden Turner, Small Business Administration senior area manager.

Thursday — “Small Businesses: Tools to Navigate the IRS,” with Shawn Savage, IRS senior stakeholder liaison.

Friday — Gretchen Henn, program director and business counselor with Coastal Enterprises Inc. will present “Know Your Perfect Customer.”

All events are open to the public. To register for the reception or mini-seminars, call the Portland Regional Chamber at 772-2811 ext. 228, or go to

Maine Lobstermen’s Association is sponsoring the following Trade Adjustment Assistance Training workshops:

Alternative Enterprises workshop, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison Middle School cafeteria, 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth.

Business Models workshop, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Community Center, 51 S. Union Road, Union.

Marketing and Branding workshop, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 207, 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton.

Call 967-4555 or email [email protected] to sign up. Visit and for more information. 


TechMaine Web Designers User Group, 6 p.m., SEO Roundtable Discussion. Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at


American Society for Training and Development, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., “Selling Your Training Solution: Win-Win Conversations With Stakeholders,” with Peggy Page, manager of a training design team at TD Bank. Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Register at The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers and includes breakfast. 

“Make Social Media Work For Your Business,” 6 to 9 p.m., at Score Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration at or call 772-1147. 

TechMaine Java User Group, 6 p.m., JRockit, Flight Recorder. Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at


“Sustainability Through Innovation: A New Perspective,” 7:30 a.m. to noon, with several sessions. Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. The cost is $40 for Maine Businesses for Sustainability members and $60 for nonmembers. The annual meeting for members will be held from noon to 12:15 p.m. For details, call Maine Businesses for Sustainability at 338-8908 or visit www.mainebusinessesfor

National Association of Women in Construction, Maine Chapter, 5:15 p.m., featuring a clay tiles demonstration, and members may make their own tile for $5. Women Unlimited Office, 103 Winthrop St. (Airport Road), Augusta. Bring your own dinner. Contact [email protected] if attending or not. 

Family Finances Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50 for either session. Call 221-3601 or visit

Down East Pecha Kucha, 6:30 p.m., presentations and networking for entrepreneurs and artists at Stonington Opera House. Call 367-2788 or go to

Wednesday and Thursday

Leading Age conference, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. Leading Age is the association of not-for-profit senior living and care communities in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, visit


Marine Policy Speaker Series, 4:10 p.m., with Ted Ames of Penobscot East Resource Center, who will discuss “Perspectives on the Population Structures of the Cod Family and 1920s Alewives.” McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Free. 

Machias/Down East business networking, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Mainebiz at University of Maine, Machias. Free, with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Register at

NetPM on the Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., TechMaine networking event at PenBay Solutions, 14 Maine St., Suite 100 (Fort Andross Building), Brunswick. For details and to register, visit

Project Management Institute, Maine Chapter, 6 to 7:30 p.m., “Building a Better Bridge: The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (aka Prospect Verona Bridge)” with Mark Buckbee from Reed and Reed Inc. at Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. For details or to register, visit The cost is $5 for members and students, $10 for nonmembers. 


Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., “Beyond Knowledge, Skill and Experience: What Does the Creative Process Have to Do With Consulting?” featuring entertainer Randy Judkins. Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost is $22 and includes breakfast. Nonmembers and guests are welcome. Advance registration is required. Visit or call 839-6535 for details. 

The Dempsey Challenge, 8:30 to 10 a.m., a Maine Public Relations Council presentation on the success of the primary fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Lewiston, at the Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St., Auburn. The cost is $20 for MPRC members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a continental breakfast is included. Visit or call 761-4477 to register. 

Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a look at new equipment, Volk Packaging Corp., Morin Street, Biddeford. To attend, email [email protected] or call 571-5511. 

“The Great Transition: Solutions for a Prosperous and Sustainable Economic Future,” 5:30 p.m., with economist Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Foundation in the United Kingdom. Presented by Hour Exchange Portland and held at Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. 


Ladies Day Out, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., shopping at local stores in Bridgton with discounts and gifts offered by merchants. The rain date is May 22. 


Certified public accountants workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26, at Harold Alfond Hall at St. Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road. Standish. To register, visit or call (800) 752-4723. The fee is $129 and provides credits toward licensing requirements, including one hour of ethics. Refreshments on breaks and lunch are included. 

“First-Time Homebuyer Seminar,” 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 1-2. Offered by Coastal Enterprises Inc. and held at Rural Development USDA, 254 Goddard Road, Lewiston. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Pre-registration is required by May 25 and space is limited. Call 882-7552, ext. 177 for details.