This Week

Safety Training, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., course designed for roofing and residential contractors to learn about protection from falls, injury prevention and safety equipment. The program is offered by the Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks! program and the schedule is:

Monday at Presque Isle Career Center

Tuesday at Bangor Career Center

Wednesday at Portland Career Center

Thursday at SafetyWorks! Training Institute, Fairfield.

All sessions are free but pre-registration is required. Workers can register online at or call 623-7900 (TTY: 1-800-794-1110).


Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DownEast Pride Alliance public networking forum for the local gay and gay-friendly business community at Walter’s, 2 Portland Square, Portland. 

“Effective Networking,” 6 p.m., an event for women with guest speaker Caroline Feeney, eastern territorial vice president for agency distribution at Prudential Insurance. The program will be held at the Regency Hotel and Spa, 20 Milk St., Portland. The event is free but reservations are required. Contact Ashley Kaplan at 482-4222 ext. 6224 or [email protected]


First-Time Homebuyer seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 20 and 22 at Gardiner High School. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 6 and there is a non-refundable charge of $30 per person or $50 per couple or co-buyer. To register and for more information call 882-7552, ext. 177 or visit