“Writing A Business Plan: Head start to efficient operation, meeting lender requirements,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 

Soil management training series, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., continues weekly through Nov. 20, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and designed for farmers and others interested in soil health. Classes are held at the Nasson Room of the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Cost is $25 per person for the series or $10 per session. Pre-registration is required and can be done at umaine.edu/york/programs/soils/ or by calling 1-800-287-1535 or 324-2814.


Equity Prep, 2 to 4 p.m., a Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development Table Talk Workshop with Don Gooding, MCED executive director, 30 Danforth St., suite 204, Portland. Contact [email protected] or call 774-8111 for details and registration.

“Adventures in Entrepreneurial Leadership,” 6:30 p.m., with David Shaw, managing partner of Black Point Group and founder and retired CEO of Idexx. The event is hosted by the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service and will be held at the Wishcamper Center on the USM Portland campus. Program is free and open to the public.


“Preparing the Next Generation for Transition: Buying, Selling or Holding on to your Family Business … What is your family business strategy?” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marriott Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. Register at www.planningforyourexit.com. Cost is $259 per person, $389 for a company with two attendees. Other rates apply for future members. For details, contact Gina Weathersby at Institute for Family-Owned Business, 798-2667.

Leading Women’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and featuring Sara Burns, president and CEO of Central Maine Power. Held at O’Brien’s Event Center at Best Western Plus, 375 Main St., Waterville. Cost is $20 for members in advance and $25 at the door; general admission is $25. Reservations are encouraged and a luncheon buffet is included. For more information or to register, contact Robyn Loubier at 873–3315 or [email protected]


“The Perils of Virtual Venom: Latest Issues in Social Media and Electronic Discovery,” 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., professional conference presented by Kids First Center with Annette Burns, a lawyer from Phoenix. Held at Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Cost is $175 per person and includes a gourmet lunch. Visit www.kidsfirstcenter.org or call 761-2709 for details.


This week has been designated Residential/Construction Fall Prevention Week and several free workshops are offered to address home and workplace safety.

All classes are from 7 to 9 a.m. and a complimentary continental breakfast is included. The schedule for the rest of the week is:

Tuesday at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer;

Wednesday at the Recreation Department, Houlton;

Thursday at the Fire Department, South Paris;

Friday at Season’s Event and Conference Center, Portland.

Visit SafetyWorksMaine.com or call toll-free at 1-877-723-3345 for information and to register.