Portland Society of Architects, starting with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., annual meeting at Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery and Rines Auditorium, Monument Square, Portland. The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. for members, followed by a presentation, “Good Design is Good for Business,” with Michele Reeves. For more information and registration go to www.portlandarchitects.org.

E2Tech Winter Networking, 6 to 8 p.m., at Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland. Advance registration is required. Go to www.e2tech.org to sign up or for details.


“Cashing in on the New Regulations: Real Estate Tax Planning,” 7 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar at Hollywood Casino Hotel, 500 Main St., Bangor. Fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit www.mereda.org for information and registration.

Marketing Automation, 8 to 10 a.m., seminar on using technology to help streamline, automate and measure marketing tasks. Presented by SMPS Northern New England with guest speaker Stephanie Hedlund from Diversified Communications. Held at SMRT Inc., 144 Fore St., Portland. The cost is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For details and registration, go to www.smpsmaine.org/smps/events


Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., annual job fair with more than 50 area employers. University of Southern Maine, Sullivan Gym, Portland campus. Free and open to students, alumni and the public. For more information, visit www.usm.maine.edu/careers/job-fair.

“Personal Branding From the Inside Out and the Outside In,” 11:30 a.m., with Nancy Marshall and Julie Cunningham at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network. The fee is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. The public is welcome. For details and to preregister, contact the Kennebec Valley Chamber at 623-4559 or info@augustamaine.com.


“Computer and Information Security: Protecting Small Business,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., part of Business Breakfast Series with professor Frank Appunn. Held at Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, 180 W. River Road, Waterville. Cost is $17 at the door for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members, $20 for others.

Society of Professional Journalists, noon, business meeting at Sonny’s Restaurant, 83 Exchange St., Portland, or dinner session at 6 p.m. at the Senator Inn in Augusta. New members are welcome.

“Sea State – Our Waterfront: How the Past Informs the Future,” 7 p.m., with Phineas Sprague, owner of Portland Yacht Services. First in a free monthly series covering the Portland waterfront. Held at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are requested. Visit www.gmri.org/seastate or call Christina, 228-1622.


“The Cumberland County Civic Center Renovation Project.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by The Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with Jon DiCentes of Cianbro. The meeting will be held at the University of Southern Maine, room 423, Glickman Library, Portland. Details and registration are at www.pmimaine.org. Nonmembers are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday

Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, with seminars, displays, Artisan Marketplace and more. Held at Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $6, age 65 and older; $5, ages 6 to 16; children under 6, free.

This week

SCORE workshops: “Starting Your Own Business: Explore the full process,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and “Trademarks for your Business: What you need to know,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 each with online registration. For details or to register visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 

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