Leading Women’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce with Thomas College President Laurie Lachance. O’Brien’s Event Center at Best Western Plus, 375 Main St., Waterville. The cost is $20 for members in advance and $25 at the door. General admission is $25 and the program is open to the public. Reservations are required and a luncheon buffet is included. For more information or to register, contact Robyn Loubier at 873-3315 or go to [email protected].

Open House, 5:30 to 7 p.m., for those interested in becoming a television and video producer. Portland Public Access Center, Community Television Network, 516 Congress St., Portland. Call 775-2900, ext. 202 or visit www.ctn5.org.

“The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis,” 2 to 3 p.m., free Small Business Administration/Agility Recovery webinar with Agility CEO Bob Boyd. A question and answer session follows. Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/258501528.

“Starting Your Own Business,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online registration. For more details and to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Holiday Networking Extravaganza, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Women Out Working and held upstairs at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. Free with donations appreciated to benefit Women, Work, and Community. Call 899-4399 for more information.


“Homeless in Portland: Whose Problem Is It and What Do We Do?” 7 to 9 a.m., Institute for Civic Leadership’s Leadership in Action breakfast with Mark Swann and Suzanne McCormick. Held at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. Tickets are $25 for public admission and $20 for ICL alumni. Register at http://iclleadershipbreakfast12-12-12.eventbrite.com/# or call 773-3254 by Tuesday.

“Baking Security into Rapid Code Development,” 6 to 8 p.m. (ISC)2 Maine Chapter, presentation by Darren Meyer from Safelight Security. Held at Sage Data Security, 2275 Congress St., Portland. Free. To register, visit http://new.evite.com/l/YXJENLXXJ2.


“In the Loop — Geothermal Energy in Maine’s Homes and Businesses,” 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., panel discussion presented by Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). Held at Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Register at http://www.e2tech.org.

Wednesday and Thursday

“MHPC’s Action Agenda for 2013,” Maine Heritage Policy Center program with J. Scott Moody from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sea Dog Brewery, 26 Front St., Bangor, and also noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Amanda at 321-2550 or visit www.mainepolicy.org to register.


CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of services and workshops to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provide computer workstations and offer varied programs throughout the month. All services are free. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com for additional information and to register for workshops.