“Business Concept: Research Your Idea, Target Market and Competition,” 6-9 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. Visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


Maine Municipal Association annual convention, Augusta Civic Center. Guest speakers include professor Scott Paine and economist Brian Lee Crowley; also workshops, panel discussions and demonstration showing the new legal fireworks. For details, visit


Eggs & Issues, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Featured speaker: Gov. Paul LePage. Cost is $17 for Portland Regional Chamber members and $27 for non-members. To register or for more information, visit or call 772-2811, ext. 233.

Maine Technology Institute Office Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Target Technology Center, 20 Godfrey Drive, Orono. Assistance with funding for tech-based businesses and entrepreneurs. Call Linda Adams at MTI at 582-4790, ext. 206, for an appointment. More information about MTI is available at:

“Women in Family Business: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. Presented by the Institute for Family Owned Business with guest speaker Jane Hilburt-Davis. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. Visit or call 798-2667 to register.

“Insights Into the Causes and Consequences of Global Fisheries Collapse,” 6 p.m., University of Maine at Machias, Room 102, Science Building. With Malin Pinsky, a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Princeton University. The program is free and open to the public.


Interview Workshop, 9 a.m.- noon, including skills and role playing. Other programs are available. York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Call 324-5460 or visit


Workplace Wellness Leadership Symposium, Oct. 13 and 14, Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel, Bethel. There will be several speakers, wellness professionals, exhibits and prizes. Registration fees vary. For more information, contact Willow Sherwood, Wellness Council of Maine, at 947-0307 or visit

First-Time Homebuyer seminar, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 19, 24 and 26, Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. Registration is required by Monday, 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