Today

“Writing A Business Plan: How to develop and update to satisfy lenders,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For more information or reservations, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday

Alzheimer’s educational conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. For caregivers, family members and people living with dementia. There are several workshops during the day, and author Kathleen J. Rusnak is the keynote speaker. Fees include lunch and are $45 for family members and persons with dementia and $95 for professionals, which includes six contact hours. Some scholarships are available for family caregivers. Visit alz.org/maine or call 772-0115 for more information and to register.

“Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind,” noon to 1:30 p.m., DiMillo’s On the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Book signing luncheon presented by the Maine Heritage Policy Center with UCLA professor Tim Groseclose. Cost is $20 for lunch only and $45 with lunch and Groseclose’s hardcover book. To register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3686307846 or call 321-2550.

Gorham Business Exchange, 5:30 to 7 p.m., annual Welcome Summer! reception, KeyBank, 45 Main St., Gorham. Everyone is welcome.

Coming Up

First-Time Homebuyer seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. on July 9, 11, 16 and 18, Money Management International, South Portland. Preregistration is required. The nonrefundable fee is $30 per person and $50 per couple or co-buyer. Registrations will not be accepted after July 2. To register, visit http://www.ceimaine.org or call Coastal Enterprises, Inc. at 882-5177.