Job Fair, 9 a.m., at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services office, 91 Camden St., Rockland. The public is invited and scheduled employers are Genesis Health Care, Manpower, UPS, Securitas and Maine Staffing. For more information, call the Rockland CareerCenter at 596-2600.

Indie Biz Awards, 6 to 9 p.m., sixth annual event with live entertainment, silent auction and food. Held at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Tickets are free for Portland Buy Local members and employees; a $5 donation is requested for all others. All ages welcome. For more information, go to www.portlandbuylocal.org.


“Cold Liquid Applied Roofing and Waterproofing,” noon to 2 p.m., seminar explaining the history, usage and design requirements of fluid applied systems. Held at the newly restored U.S. Custom House Hall and Gallery, 312 Fore St. entrance, Portland. Certificates and lunch will be provided. Advanced registration is required and the fee is $20 per person. Register at www.portland landmarks.org or call 358-7064.


Petroleum Market Status and Challenges, 7:15 a.m., panel discussion presented by Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, with the Maine Energy Marketers Association. Several representatives from the oil industry will be on hand. Held at Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., University of Southern Maine, Portland. For more information, visit www.e2tech.org or call 956-1970.

“Learn How to Identify, Recruit And Retain Leaders,” 7:30 a.m. to noon, presented by Institute for Family-Owned Business, with presenter Bruce Blessington. Held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost is $75 for members and $125 for others. Register at www.fambusiness.org or call Gina at 798-2667.

“Smart Dictators Versus Democratization,” 5:30 p.m., World Affairs Council of Maine program, with William J. Dobson, politics and foreign affairs editor at Slate, and Julie Fisher, author of “Importing Democracy.” Held at 1 Payson Smith Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost is $10 or $15. Register at www.wacmaine.org.


“Getting From ‘No Way’ to ‘OK,’ ” 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for professionals working with separating and divorcing parents. A panel includes several legal experts. Held at Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. The fee is $175. Register at www.kidsfirstcenter.org or by calling 761-2709.

National Suit Giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, gently used business attire is offered by Creative Work Systems and Men’s Wearhouse to help needy job seekers dress professionally. The sixth annual event takes place at Portland Career Center, 185 Lancaster St., Portland.

“Marketing 101,” 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., first in a series of workshops offered by Skidompha Business Council, with Kim Traina of Jumpstart Creative. “Human Resources 101” will be held Nov. 1, with Laurie Bouchard and “Business 101,” is on Nov. 8, with Todd Savage. The roundtable discussions are held in the Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Bring your own lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided. The workshops are free to SBC members. The cost is $10 per session for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. To sign up or for more information, call Amy McNaughton or Terry Hapach at 563-1940.

Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Maine Heritage Policy Center’s annual program featuring the Hon. William O’Brien from New Hampshire and Gov. Paul LePage, This year’s Freedom and Opportunity Award Winner,Gordon Colby, will be honored. The event will take place at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, and luncheon tickets are $175. Other sponsor levels are available. Reservations are requested by Monday. Register at www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550.

Resource Fair, 4 to 6 p.m., held in conjunction with Portland’s second Startup Weekend, with representatives from local organizations. The event is free and open to the public and takes place in the atrium of Portland Public Library at Monument Square.

This week

Score workshops:

“Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan: What Should Be Included,” 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. $35. “Preparing the Financials for Your Business Plan: From Startup to Cash Flow Analysis,” 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday,$35.

“Quickbooks Fundamentals for Small Business,” 10 a.m. to noon, Fridays, for four weeks. The cost is $99 for all sessions with online registration.

All programs are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. For details and registration, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Coming up

Environmental Update, starting at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 29, MEREDA breakfast program with attorney Ken Gray from Pierce Atwood LLP and Nick Hodgkins from the Department of Environmental Protection. Held at Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. The fee is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers by Oct. 25 and $10 more after that date. Register at http://www.mereda.org.


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