“You Can’t Get There From Here: Strategies for Surviving the Volatile Energy Markets and Taking Advantage of Sustainability Initiatives,” 2 to 6:30 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. The seminar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested at http://bit.ly/1imh3G1.

“Marketing for Your Business: Develop a Winning Strategy,” 2 to 5 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. Go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Nurses Leading Change Through Innovation,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 13th annual Maine Nursing Summit at the Augusta Civic Center.

“Illuminating Maine’s Energy Crisis: Shedding Light on Maine’s Failed Cap-and-Trade Scheme,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Maine Heritage Policy Center program at Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. The cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Go to www.MainePolicy.org or call 321-2550 for details.


“Google Analytics: Get the Most From Your Traffic Sources,” noon to 1 p.m., mini Lunch Bytes workshop at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $10 with online registration. Visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Strategic Positioning and Risk Assessment,” 4 to 6 p.m., at Maine Small Business Development Center, 501 Forest Ave., Portland. The cost is $20. To register, call 780-4949.


Regional Electric Grid and Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges,” 7:30 to 11 a.m., E2Tech’s annual forum with opening remarks by Gov. Paul LePage and two panel presentations. Held at Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center, Hallowell, The cost is $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers and free for E2Tech student members. For more information or to register, go to: http://e2tech.org.

“A Decade of Change: Responding to Domestic Violence in Northeast Brazil” noon to 1 p.m., part of the Global Connections series with Faye Luppi and Erica Veras. Held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and Partners of the Americas. Bring a lunch. Free to members, $10 suggested donation from nonmembers. For more information, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 780-4337.

MEREDA’s Spring Social, 5 to 7 p.m., at Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant, 72 Commercial St., Portland.


“Death and Taxes 2014,” 6 to 9 p.m., freelancers, entrepreneurs and small-business-people can seek help with their taxes, along with motivational coaching and a party at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. The cost is $30 at the door, which includes the chance to work on taxes and consult with tax professionals. Entry is free for Peloton members. Online registration is available at: http://bit.ly/1i9HmhN. For more information, call 210-6595 or go to http://www.e2tech.org.


“The Evolution of a Successful Business and How Consultants Can Help,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee by Design. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Technology Tsunami: Competitive Advantage or the Cost of Doing Business?” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.

“Communications and Measurement Case Study: Moving Two Hospitals Into One in One Day,” 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Maine Public Relations Council Professional Development program, at MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. A light breakfast will be served and a tour of the new facility will be offered following the program. The cost is $20 for MPRC members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is available at www.meprcouncil.org.


“Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Randall Student Center, University of Maine at Augusta. More than 20 economic development, environmental, labor and civic groups are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public. Childcare is available to those who preregister, and lunch is included. Register at www.mainelocaleconomies.org or call 525-7776.

Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The free event is open to the public and offers several activities for families including live music, demonstrations, balloon artists and face painting. Tours of the renovated facility will be available.

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