Improving Your Website with Search Engine Optimization, 2 to 4:30 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


Leading Women’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce with guest Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Tourism. Held at O’Brien’s Event Center at Best Western Plus, 375 Main St., Waterville. The program includes a luncheon buffet and is open to the public. The cost is $20 for members with advance registration, $25 for members and the public at the door. For more information or to register contact the chamber at 207.873.3315 or [email protected]

“Pinterest: How to use it for your business,” noon to 2 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Libya and American Foreign Policy,” 5:30 p.m., with Laurence Pope, a former ambassador to Chad and charge d’affaires in Libya. Presented by World Affairs Council of Maine and held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Room 133, Bedford St., Portland. To register or to learn more, visit www.wacmaine.org or call Amy Holland, at 221-4386.


“Marriage, Marijuana and Maine: The Second Annual Employment Law Review,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Pro Search and Clark Insurance presentation for employers and human resource professionals on the conflict between state and federal law and same-sex marriage and medical marijuana. Held at Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free. To register, email [email protected] or call 523-2254.

“Organizing at the Speed of Love: Securing the rights of those who care for loved ones,” 4:30 p.m., Shepard Lee Lecture with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Held at the Muskie Archives building, Bates College, Lewiston. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Contact Judy Ward, Maine Center for Economic Policy, at 622-7381 or email: [email protected]

Thursday through Sunday

S.O.S.: Send One Suit Weekend Donation Drive, 11th annual event in partnership with dressbarn and Dress for Success to help disadvantaged women obtain professional business attire. Donations of gently used clothing can include suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes which will be accepted at dressbarn, 198 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. Visit www.dressbarn.com for a list of stores and www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more about the program.


Home and Business Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kennebunk High School. More than 70 vendors, informational sessions on topics ranging from gardening to cooking and dozens of door prizes. The food court will offer meals from local restaurants. Admission is $2 per person, with proceeds supporting Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce scholarships and local fuel and food funds. For more information call 967-0857 or go to www.visitthekennebunks.com.


CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide free services and workshops to help with job searches or to upgrade skills. Each of 12 centers provide computer workstations and offer programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.

Central Maine Community College offers several business-related courses, workshops and training. Contact Corporate and Community Services at 755-5280 or 800-891-2002, opt. 7, or visit www.cmcc.edu/training for details.