L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Colloquium, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., 10th anniversary celebration, featuring David Kappos, a leader in the intellectual property field and a former undersecretary of commerce. His topic will be “Maine’s Natural Advantages: Keys to Achieving a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem.” University of Southern Maine, Glickman library, seventh floor, Portland campus. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Go to for more information and to register.


“Growth Strategies and Setting Goals,” 4 to 6 pm., at the Maine Small Business Development Center, 501 Forest Ave., Portland. The cost is $20. To register, call the Maine SBDC at 780-4949.

Coming up

Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Conference, April 28 and 29, 21st annual event with several workshops, equipment and service vendors and more. Held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Agenda and registration information are available at or contact John Albertini, MRRA program coordinator, at 942-6772 or [email protected]

Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 5 p.m. April 29, annual meeting, with guest Kerem Durdag, CEO of Biovation LLC in Boothbay. Held at Waters Edge in Edgecomb. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information and for reservations by Monday, email Emily Reinholt at [email protected] or call 882-5152.

First-time home-buyer seminars are being held next month in South Portland and Gardiner and are presented by Coastal Enterprises Inc. There is a nonrefundable fee of $30 per person or $50 per couple. Preregistration is required and space is limited. For details or registration, go to or call 882-5177. 

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