“Search Engine Optimization: How to Optimize your Website,” noon to 2:30 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with an online reservation. For details or reservations, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Think Spring, 5 to 7 p.m., networking event with Think Local Community Networking. Held at The Local Buzz, 333 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Sign up at www.ThinkLocalCommunityNetworking.org or pay $5 at the door.


Spring Workshop, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Maine Businesses for Sustainability with keynote speaker Karen Fleming along with breakout sessions with leading Maine companies. Held at University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Fees range from $20 for students to $50 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.wearembs.org.

Regulatory Update panel presentation, 9 a.m. to noon, Maine Telecommunications User Group meeting at the Student Commons Room, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. Go to www.mtug.org for details.


Volunteer Reception Center training, 5 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disasters (SMCOAD), a collaboration of agencies and individuals in Cumberland and York Counties. The centers are created to manage the influx of volunteers who want to help after a major disaster. The free training will be held at York County Community College in Wells. Registration can be found online at www.southernmainecoad.org or call Meaghan Arzberger at 985-3359.


Communications Training Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., third annual session open to all first responders including fire, law and EMS personnel and dispatchers throughout Maine and New Hampshire. The free program is offered by Oxford County Regional Communications Center and held at the Lovell Fire Department, 3 Hatch Hill Road, Lovell. Included are a pot roast dinner and door prizes from area businesses. For more information or to register, contact Geff Inman at 743-9554, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

Maine Media Women, 9:15 a.m., meeting with speakers Zeke and Chelsea Callanan of Opticliff ESQ who will discuss “Copyright and Trademark Law: Is Your Work Protected?” Held at American Legion Hall, Star Street, Thomaston. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For more information, visit www.mainemediawomen.org or call Genie Dailey at 549-5518.

Volunteer Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn about volunteer opportunities at the free event sponsored by Altrusa Club of Portland and held at the Elks Club, 1945 Congress St., Portland. For details, call Patricia Maxim at 831-5090 or email at [email protected] fairpoint.net.

Next Week

“Creating Your Future: Career Planning in the New Economy,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, April 8 to April 24, offered by Women, Work and Community and held at University College at Saco, 110 Main St., Saco. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.womenworkandcommunity.org or call 286-1722.

“One Day, Many Solutions,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9, seminar covering labor and employment law for executives and managers, with attorneys from Fisher and Phillips. Held at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. The cost is $165 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Multiple attendees from the same company may attend for $125 per person. For the agenda and to register go to www.laborlawyers.com/2013seminars or call Christine Fisher at 774-6001.

“USDA Rural Development: What’s New,” April 10, Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals breakfast meeting with Robert Cross. Held at Portland Country Club. Registration deadline is Friday. Go to www.mortgagemaine.com for more information.