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. Program is offered by the Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks! program and the schedule is:

Today: Bangor Career Center

Wednesday: Portland Career Center

Thursday: SafetyWorks! Training Institute, Fairfield.

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



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

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



First-Time Homebuyer seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 20 and 22, Gardiner Area High School. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 6, and there is a nonrefundable 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