This Week

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

Vital Maine Communities Conference, Thursday, Kora Temple, Lewiston, and Friday, the Opera House, 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.

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

• “Market Overview,” 1 to 4 p.m., and “Marketing and Branding Workshop,” 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, University of Maine at Machias, Science Room 102, Route 1. Also Wednesday, same times, Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road, Union.

•”Product Quality and Handling,” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Southern Maine Community College, Jewett Auditorium, 5 Fort Road, South Portland. Call 967-4555 or email [email protected] 


“Respect and Authority,” a CLIMB (Christian Leaders In Maine Business) talk by guest speaker and financial executive Mike Stoddard, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave., Portland. Suggested donation $10.

“Is Your Business Bankable?” 5 to 6 p.m., KeyBank, 400 Forest Ave., Portland. Educational workshop on small-business management, growth and financing with guest speaker John Entwhistle. To register, go to

“TechMaine Agile User Group: Agile Adoption Patterns,” with Bruce Winegarden,” 6 to 8 p.m., Vertafore, 510 Congress St., second floor, Portland. A discussion on agile software development. No charge; open to the public. For details or to register, go to

“Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease,” 12:15 to 2:15 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Free educational presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association for family and caregivers of individuals with any form of dementia. Contact: 885-9600.

Maine Successful Thinkers Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Scarborough Downs. Business author Jim Bellacera will speak. For more details, go to

Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute business meeting, 5 p.m., Howard Johnson, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Guest speaker Steve Levesque. To register, write to [email protected] or go to


“Conflict Resolution: Beyond the Rock and the Hard Place,” 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Atrium, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. Business breakfast with guest speaker Laura Thibodeau, president of Springborn Staffing, Inc. in Portland. Cost: $16 for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members at the door and $20 for all others. Contact is 873-3315 or go to

Open House and Business After Hours event, 5:30 p.m., Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, West Kennebunk. Admission $5 for Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber members and $10 for all others. To register or for more details, call 985-3244, ext. 123, or go to www.animalwelfare

“TechMaine Information Security User Group: Assessing Security of Cloud Services: Key Considerations — with Ande Smith,” 6 to 8 p.m., Tilson Technology Management, 245 Commercial St., second floor, Portland. A discussion on assessing the security of cloud-based services and control frameworks. No charge; open to the public. For details or to register, go to

Raymond Revitalization Committee luncheon meeting, noon, JD’s Firehouse Grille, 1227 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. Admission: $10.

Insurance & Investing Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. Cost: $50. To register, call 221-3601 or visit


Women Standing Together talk with entrepreneur Amy Ireland of Neu Naturals, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Cost: $30. To register, call 774-5513.

Maine Business for Sustainability and Maine Marketing Association Green Tea Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland. Cost is $8 for advertisers and $15 for all others. To register, call 338-8908 or go to

“Are You Ready To Hire?” 6 to 8 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. Portland SCORE workshop outlining key elements for recruiting and hiring new employees. Online registration is $35. For more details, go to or call 772-1147, weekday mornings.


Monthly workshops: “GATEways to Employment,” 9 a.m. to noon, and “Computer Basics For Beginners,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Contact 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151 or go to

“Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization,” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a workshop detailing planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance process of a nonprofit organization. Speaker: Carole Martin, senior executive coach and leadership educator. Cost is $150; breakfast, lunch and materials included. To register call Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002. 


“Self Marketing for Artists: The Smart Fox Wins!,” developing a sustainable marketing plan for artists, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Space is limited. To register, call 882-7511. Cost is $25 for MAG members and $35 for all others (lunch included in fee).

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


National Association of Women in Construction, Maine Chapter 276, board meeting and dinner, 5:30 p.m. June 15, Hattie’s Chowder House, 103 Water St., Hallowell. Barbara VanBurgel will speak. Meal cost $22. Register by Friday by emailing [email protected],

A Cumberland and York Soil and Water Conservation Districts workshop for beginning farmers and private woodlot owners, 6 to 8 p.m. June 21, Buxton Town Office, 185 Portland Road. Registration deadline is Friday. To register or for more details, call 883-0159, ext. 114, or email [email protected]