CLIMB, Christian Leaders in Maine Business, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Guest speaker: Becky McGilp, women’s advocate at Family Crisis Services.

SCORE workshops: “Quickbooks Fundamentals #2,” 9 to 11 a.m., and “Starting Your Own Business: Everything You Need to Know,” 6 to 9 p.m. Both workshops are held at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The fee is $35 for each workshop with online registration. For more information and reservations, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Taking Your Business to the Next Level,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Presented by the Maine Women’s Network. For details and to register, visit or call 878-7760.


Business Breakfast series, 7:30 to 9 a.m., “Guerrilla Tactics: A Field Guide to What Works Cheap,” with Brenda Garrand, CEO, Garrand marketing firm. The cost is $14 for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members in advance, $16 for members at the door and $20 for general admission. Contact the chamber at 873-3315 or email [email protected] for registration information.

“Heating Old Buildings Just Shouldn’t Be This Expensive: Deep Energy Retrofits,” MEREDA breakfast program, 7:30 a.m., Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn. Register at The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

“Customer Service Makes Great Business Sense,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Bank of Maine, executive boardroom, 190 Water St., Gardiner. Featuring James McConnon Jr. Part of a series of workshops sponsored by Gardiner Main Street and Maine Small Business Development Centers through CEI. The cost for each session is $25. Register at, or for more information call 582-3100. 

“Marketing on a Zero Dollar Budget,” noon to 2:30 p.m., Wishcamper Center, Room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. With Susan Ruhlin and Laurie Johnson from the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development. The cost is $10 per person and is free for USM students with ID and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client companies. Register at [email protected] or call 774-8111 for more information.

“How AEC Firms Are Strategizing to Adjust to the New Normal,” 4 to 6 p.m., Consigli Construction, 15 Franklin St., Portland. Presented by Society for Marketing Professional Services. The cost is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit


“Stepfamily Dynamics and Child Custody Disputes,” 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport. Kids First annual fall conference and professional education program with Leslie Todd, LCSW, ACSW. The cost is $175. Call 761-2709 or visit for details.

“In the Limelight,” annual event of the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council with a focus on green learning and buildings in Maine schools. A luncheon and discussion will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Center, Falmouth, followed by Green School Building Tours beginning at 3 p.m., Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Portland, or at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, Brunswick. The annual meeting and networking social is from 5 to 7 p.m., Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 561 Congress St., Portland. Details available here.

Champions for Children and Giraffe Awards, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. 17th annual event with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live music and children’s art display. For details, call Bonnie Colfer at 623-1868, ext. 201.

Portland Society of Architects Fall Social, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland. Free. Pre-registration is requested here.

Saturday and Sunday

Maine Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center, 100 Dutton St. Featuring local chefs and vendors including growers, bakers, vintners and brewers. There will also be seminars, demonstrations and discussions. Items will be available for purchase. Admission is $5. Visit for details.

Coming Up

Certified public accountants continuing education workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Harold Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. To register, visit or call 800-752-4723 for more information. The fee is $129 and includes refreshment breaks and lunch.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Nov. 17, annual meeting at 3 p.m., followed by reception and dinner from 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. The guest speaker is Ron Cantor, president, Southern Maine Community College, and the cost is $50 per person. Contact Heather Precopio at 798-6512 or email [email protected] to register or for details.