“Haiti, the United States and Maine,” noon to 1 p.m., part of the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Global Connections Lunchtime Series, with guest Ambassador Dean Curran. Held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Bring your lunch. Free, donations accepted. For more information, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

“Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season,” 2 to 3 p.m., free webinar with Dr. Gerry Bell, an expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented. Space is limited. Register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/456830896. More information is available at www.preparemybusiness.org or www.sba.gov/disaster.

“Business After Hours,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) networking event at The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland.


Maine Telecommunications Users Group (MTUG), 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 25th annual Telecommunications and Computer Networking Conference with keynote speaker Lance Berberian, chief information officer of IDEXX. There will also be vendor displays and workshops. Held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring St., Portland. The registration is $50 in advance, or $60 at the door, and includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.mtug.org or call Marge Stockford at 619-7133.

“Empowering Economics: How Worker-Owned Cooperatives and Time Banks Re-value Labor and Community,” 2 p.m., with University of Southern Maine sociology professor Ed Collom. Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland. To learn more about Hour Exchange Portland, visit www.HourExchangePortland.org or go to www.localsproutscooperative.com for details about Local Sprouts Cooperative.


Maine Lobster Promotion Council board of directors meeting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Natural Resource Service Center, conference room 106, 6 Beech St., Hallowell. For details email [email protected] or call 541.9310.


Maine Media Women, 9:30 a.m., monthly meeting with guest speaker Brad Perry, photographer and owner of Salt Bay Framers in Damariscotta. Held at Damariscotta River Association Farm, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. The public is welcome. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For details go to www.mainemediawomen.org or call Carol Jaeger at 563-8377.