“Music as a Profession” series, 6 p.m., “10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Out-of-Town Gig,” presented by Portland Music Foundation at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Monument Square. The event is free for members. Annual membership is $20 for individuals and $40 for an entire band. Information can be found online at


Online Facilitation, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., program with Sue Nolan, an instructional designer at TD Bank. Presented by the American Society for Training and Development and held at Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Register at The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

Shaping Strategy for the Family Business, 8:30 a.m. to noon, presented by Institute for Family-Owned Business and held at MEMIC, 261 Commercial St., Portland. Register at or call 798-2667. The cost is $99 for members and $175 for others.

“Marketing and Sales: Attract New Customers and Retain Them,” 9 a.m. to noon, at Score Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 per session with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Basics of Starting a Business,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., workshop by Women, Work and Community at CareerCenter, 91 Camden St., Rockland. Sessions continue on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. Call 621-3440 for more information.

“An Evening of Contemporary Maine Art and Food,” 5:30 to 8 p.m., Midcoast Magnet event at Plants Unlimited, Rockport. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Email [email protected] to register or for details.


Business and Employment Expo, noon to 6 p.m., seventh annual event with more than 100 exhibitors, free admission and door prizes. At the SportsZone, 400 North St., Saco.

“Cancer Survivors at Work,” 4 to 5:30 p.m., forum for human resources directors with guest speakers Jessica Palladino and Kelly Nelson at Cancer Care Center, 7 Industrial Ave., Sanford. Call 459-1606 to register or for more information.

Cumberland County Extension Association annual meeting, 6 p.m., at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth. Guest speakers are Herb Adams and Bob Lothrop and the meeting is open to the public. Call 781-6099 or (800) 287-1471 for more information.


“Basics of Importing,” 1 to 5 p.m., seminar covers financial payments, logistics and documentation. Maine International Trade Center offices, 511 Congress St., Portland. The cost is $30 for MITC members and $45 for others. Register at or call 541-7400.

2011 Maine Environmental Legislation Wrap-up, 7:15 to 9 a.m., overview and analysis of recent environmental policies; co-presented by E2Tech and Maine State Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section at The Woodlands, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth. For details or to register, go to

“Communication for the Smart Grid,” 2 p.m., with speakers Syed Ali Jafar, professor at the University of California Irvine and Stephen Bush, a researcher at General Electric Global Research in New York. Barrrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono. The sessions are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, email [email protected]


Natural Resources Council of Maine annual meeting, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with former Sen. George J. Mitchell as the keynote speaker. Recipients of the annual environmental awards will also be announced. Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The meeting is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, visit

“How Maine Breweries Are Using Social Media,” 4:30 to 7 p.m., at Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. Beer tastings and a panel discussion with representatives from local breweries will be featured. Register at or visit for details.