This Week

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

• Production Efficiency, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, University of Maine Machias, Science 102, Machias.

• Business Planning, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Southern Maine Community College, Jewett Auditorium, South Portland.

• Production Efficiency, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, American Legion Hall Post 207, 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton.

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


TechMaine Usability/UX User Group, 6 p.m., Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at


Composite Technology Courses, 4:30 to 6 p.m., information about the associate degree in applied science in composite technology being offered by Southern Maine Community College at its Midcoast Campus. Applications for the course are currently being accepted. The public meeting will be held at Resilient Communications at Brunswick Landing. For more information contact Randi Paine at 741-5624. 

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

Small business management, growth and financing, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., discussion of several topics to help small businesses learn about the free services available at Maine Small Business Development Centers. Held at Key Bank Plaza, 23 Water St., Bangor. 

“Understanding Your Credit Health and How It Affects Buying a Home,” 6 to 8 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m., free home-buyer seminar presented by Birchwood Credit Services, Inc. and held at Microtel Inn and Suites, 6 Market Place Drive, York. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 603-512-3877 or email [email protected] 


“Take Your Values to Work: Identifying your values and living them at work” presented by Deborah Walsh, noon to 1 p.m., part of the free “Wisdom at Work” series, Rines Auditorium at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. 

Telecom and Computer Networking Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with exhibits, workshops and presentations. Keynote speaker is Mike Dubyak, chairman of Wright Express. Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. Registration is $50 in advance and $60 at the door and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Visit or contact Marge Stockford at 619-7133 to register or for more information. 

“From Imagination to Innovation,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., speakers, including keynote by artist Eric Hopkins of North Haven, who will talk about the importance of imagination in Maine’s economic development. Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Forest Avenue, Portland. The program is free but registration is required. Send email to [email protected] 

Metro NetPM, 5 to 7 p.m. at PelotonLabs, a community coworking space, 795 Congress St. Portland. Register at

Maine Heritage Policy Center cocktail reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m., honoring Commissioner Stephen Bowen of the Maine Department of Education. Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $30 each and include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. To attend, contact Heather Noyes at 321-2550 by Tuesday. 


“Engaging Community for a Sustainable Future,” beginning at 8 a.m., presented by Greater Portland Council of Governments with keynote speaker, author Ori Brafman. Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Visit for details. 

Interview Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, with interviewing techniques, role-playing interviews, at York County CareerCenter in Springvale. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to register. 

“Frontline training” for summer hospitality workers, 1 to 3 p.m., Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau annual session, at the Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. Optional tours will follow. 


Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercy Hospital’s new Primary and Express Care, Route 1, Yarmouth. Family-friendly event includes activities, prizes and giveaways, car seat and bike safety checks. 


Craft Organization Development Association Leadership Conference, June 8 to 11, at Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St., Portland. Visit or call 564-0041 for more information or to register. 

Vital Maine Communities Conference, June 9 Kora Temple in Lewiston and June 10 at the Opera House in Skowhegan. The conference is presented by Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center and Maine Preservation. For information visit or call 626-3121 or 232-5995.