“Real Estate Development 101: What You Need to Know,” starting at 7:30 a.m., MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast program at Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn. The fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit www.mereda.org.

QuickBooks Basics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Association of Nonprofits course at Central Maine Community College, Auburn. The fee is $200 for MANP members and $300 for nonmembers. For details and to register go to www.NonprofitMaine.org or call 871-1885


“Creating Your Personal Brand,” 8:30 a.m., with Nancy Marshall of Nancy Marshall Communications. Held at the Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main St., Belgrade Lakes. The event is free and open to the public. To register, contact Meghan Loubier at mloubier@skowhegansavings.com.

Home Construction Loans, 6 p.m., free seminar offered by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution with Consultant Services Inc. and held at the bank’s Operations Center, 50 Industrial Park Road, Saco. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Call Michelle Prejean at 602-7363.



“Snowbirds Take Flight Thanks to Tax Cap on Charitable Giving,” noon to 1:30 p.m. presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center with Philip Harriman, principal of Lebel & Harriman. Held at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for nonmembers, with lunch included. For information and registration, go to www.mainepolicy.org.

“Take A Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids,” 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., E2Tech presentation with several speakers. Held at Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, 34 Bedford St., Portland. For details and registration, go to www.e2tech.org.

Strengthen Facilitation Skills, 4 to 8 p.m., continues May 1, 15 and 29 and June 12. Held at City Hall, 300 Main St., Saco. The $120 fee covers instruction, a resource notebook and light meals. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Call UMaine Extension at 324-2814. For more information, contact Grant at 646-1555, ext. 115, kngrant@maine.edu or visit umaine.edu/ext-community/strengthening-your-facilitation-skills/level-1/.

Thursday and Friday

“Mental Health and Aging: From Synapse to Community,” Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians eighth annual Spring Clinical Conference. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Register at www.mainepsych.org or call Dianna Poulin at 622-7743.



“Crisis Communication 101: Getting the Full Perspective,” 8:30 to 10 a.m., panel discussion presented by Maine Public Relations Council at the auditorium at Tyler Technologies, Yarmouth. The cost is $20 for MPRC members, and $35 for nonmembers. Breakfast will be provided and registration is available at www.meprcouncil.org.

“The Challenges Facing Today’s Public Universities,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Theo Kalikow, president of the University of Southern Maine. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and a round-table discussion, “Branding Your Consultancy Practice.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.

This week

SCORE workshops:

“Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan,” 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, $35


“Hiring and Firing and Other Landmines,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, $10.

“The How-to of Projected Cash Flow Analysis,” 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, $35.

Fees are based on online registration. Workshops are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. To learn more or to register visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Items for Datebook must be submitted in writing before noon Tuesday to be considered for publication the following Sunday and Tuesday. Mail to: Business Editor, Maine Sunday Telegram, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: business@pressherald.com

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