This Week

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

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

Deadline to RSVP for Maine Heritage Policy Center reception for Stephen Bowen (see Thursday’s listing).



Composite Technology Courses, 4:30 to 6 p.m., public meeting, Resilient Communications at Brunswick Landing. The topic will be the associate in applied science degree in composite technology offered by Southern Maine Community College at its midcoast campus. Applications for the course are now being accepted. 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

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



Telecom and Computer Networking Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. With exhibits, workshops and presentations. Keynote speaker is Mike Dubyak, chairman of Wright Express. $50 in advance and $60 at the door; 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 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Forest Avenue, Portland. Speakers, including keynote speaker artist Eric Hopkins of North Haven, will discuss the importance of imagination in Maine’s economic development. Free, but due to limited space, registration is required. 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., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Monument Square. Part of the free “Wisdom at Work” series.

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

Maine Heritage Policy Center cocktail reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m., honoring Stephen Bowen, state education commissioner. Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $30 each and include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. To attend, call Heather Noyes at 321-2550 by today.



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

Interview Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, York County CareerCenter, Springvale. With interviewing techniques, role-playing interviews and more. Call 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151 to register.

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



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



Craft Organization Development Association Leadership Conference, June 8 to 11, 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, Lewiston, and June 10, the Opera House, Skowhegan. Presented by Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center and Maine Preservation. For information, visit or call 626-3121 or 232-5995.