“Drink ‘N Crit: Sweating the Small Stuff,” 6:30-9:30 p.m., project evaluations with Portland Society of Architects at SPACE Gallery Annex, 538 Congress St., Portland.


“Growing by Streetcar: Why Are Streetcars Coming to 22 Cities in the Next 2 Years?” 7:30-9 a.m., Maine Real Estate & Development Association Breakfast program at Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland.

“Starting Your Own Business: Learn From Folks Who’ve ‘Been There, Done That,’ ” 6-9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information or reservations, go to or call 772-1147 on weekday mornings.

New England Contact Center Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. Sponsored by the New England Contact Center Forum. Registration is $125 at Discounted rates are available for groups of five or more and the contact for groups is [email protected]


“Alcohol Seller Training for On-Premise Licensees,” noon to 5 p.m., state-approved program held at the Ramada, Saco Plaza Conference Center, 352 North St., Saco. Lunch will be offered. The training is free with the donation of a nonperishable food item for the local food pantry. Preregistration is required. Contact Bill Paterson at: [email protected] by Monday.

“Effective Email Marketing for Small Business,” noon to 2:30 p.m., Lunch and Learn program with Emily Brackett of Visible Logic. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wichcamper Center, Portland. The cost is $15, free for USM students with an ID and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client Cos. To register, contact [email protected]

PROPEL’s fourth annual Entreverge Awards Celebration, 5:30 p.m., at Restaurant Grace in Portland. Five winners will be announced from more than 60 nominations. Tickets cost $10 for PROPEL and Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit for more information. To register, visit


“Networking Locally, Connecting Socially – Get Connected,” 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17th annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show with nearly 200 exhibitors. Held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 784-0161.

DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30-7:30 p.m., networking event at Rivalries Sports Bar, 10 Cotton St., Portland. Visit for details.

FamBiz After Hours, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Old Port Specialty Tile Co., 59 Middle St., Portland. Register at

Midcoast Magnet REAL networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Wadsworth Building, Main Street, Rockland. Contact: [email protected] or 236-6545.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce June Business Breakfast, set for today, has been postponed until the fall. Date and time to be announced.


Business Round Table, discussion for active business owners, 8-9:30 a.m. Free. Score offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. To learn more and register go to or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30-9:30 a.m., annual meeting and expanded networking at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Event includes breakfast followed by round-table consultant discussion. Nonmembers and guests are welcome and the cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Registration required in advance at For information call 839-6535 or email [email protected]


Veterans Retraining Assistance Program begins July 1 for Maine unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60. Veterans may go to a Department of Labor CareerCenter, call 623-7981, TTY (800) 794-1110 or visit for more information.

Work opportunities for Social Security disability beneficiaries offered by Maine CareerCenters. Preregistration is encouraged.

Locations and dates are:

1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bangor CareerCenter; contact Mike Johnson at (888) 828-0568.

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Machias CareerCenter; contact Don Rice at (800) 543-0303.

10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Augusta CareerCenter; vontact Tracy Hotham at (800) 760-1573.