Maine Technology Institute’s Orono Office Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Target Technology Center, 20 Godfrey Drive, Orono. Information available on funding tech-based business ideas. Call Linda Adams at 582-4790, ext. 206, or email [email protected] for an appointment.


Workshops: “Interviewing,” 9 a.m. to noon, and “Computer Basics,” 2 to 4 p.m., York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. To register or for more information, call 324-5460 or 1- 800-343-0151 or visit


Maine Media Women, Members Showcase Part 1, starting at 9:15 a.m., Mobius Center, 319 Main St., Business Route 1, Damariscotta. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For more information, visit or call Carol Jaeger at 563-8377.


“The Origins of America’s Cultural Soft Power and What It Means for the 21st Century,” 1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. A Camden Conference lecture by Roger Dell. Seating is limited, and the cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 236-1034.

Coming up

Maine Wood Products Association annual meeting, Monday, Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center, Hallowell. With Gov. Paul LePage as guest speaker. Details, agenda and registration forms can be found at, or call 338-2883. Seating is limited, and advance registration for the daylong program is strongly encouraged. Nonmembers may attend.

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. with four sessions on Jan. 10, 12, 17 and 19. Offered by Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and held at Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham. Course is accredited by Fannie Mae and the Maine State Housing Authority. Nonrefundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Advance registration is required by Wednesday, and space is limited. Call 882-7552, ext. 177, for details.

“Making Financial Sense of Small and Medium Community Wind Projects: A Workshop to Help You Understand the Economics,” 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Designed for professionals, town and school officials and small businesses. For details, visit To register, go to

“WorkReady 55+,” a six-week program designed to help older job seekers find work, Portland Adult Education, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. Program is free to those over 55. Sessions are from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, and two afternoons a week from Jan. 17 to March 6. Call 775-0432 for an orientation schedule or more information.