“Celebrate National Small Business Week in Waterville” with daily events scheduled throughout the week. For information about events and registration, go to:

National Small Business Week includes training webinars and online events offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, including a list of events and locations, how to register and view sessions live-streamed, visit


“Affordable Care Act Forum for Maine Nonprofits,” 8:15 to 10:15 a.m., free forum presented by Maine Association of Nonprofits with the Maine Health Access Foundation at Senator Inn and Spa, Augusta. For details and to register, visit or call 871-1885

“Starting Your Own Business: Bring Your Questions,” 2 to 5 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. To learn more or to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Know the Law for Tenants With Disabilities,” 6 to 8 p.m., a fair housing forum for landlords. Held at Auburn Housing Authority, 20 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn.


“The New North,” 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Maine International Trade Day program and annual International Trade and Investment Award presentations at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. For more information and registration, visit

“The Dirt in Maine’s Clean Energy Schemes,” noon to 1:30 p.m., luncheon discussion presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center with the Hon. Chris O’Neil. Held at DiMillo’s On The Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at or call 321-2550.

“Preparing Organizations for Change: Building Internal Leadership Capacity,” 9 a.m. to noon, with presenter Carol Carriuolo. Held at the Iris Network, Portland. Registration is $50 for MANP members and $100 for nonmembers. For details and to register, go to or call 871-1885.

Dinner and auctions, starting at 5 p.m., presented by Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and held at Goldsmith Dining Hall at Bridgton Academy. Open to the public. For more information, go to

Portland Buy Local, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., monthly mixer at Possible Studio, 155 Brackett St., second floor, Portland.


“Irresistible Consulting: Win More Projects From More Clients at Higher Fees,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with David A. Fields, author of “Executive Guide to Consultants.” Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Are You Making a Dent in the Internet?” Cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

“When Public Relations and Public Affairs Intersect” 8 to 10 a.m., panel discussion offered by Maine Public Relations Council and held in Rines Auditorium at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. Cost is $20 for MPRC members and $35 for nonmembers. Breakfast will be provided and registration is available at

“Mature Workers: Changes, Strategies and Opportunities in Today’s Economy!” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free workshop for those over 50. Held at University College at Saco, 110 Main St., Saco. Registration is required. Call Women, Work and Community at 286-1722 to sign up.


Machinist and machine operator training beginning May 19 at Kennebec Valley Community College in partnership with Midstate Berskshire. For information and qualifications, contact the Skowhegan CareerCenter at (800) 760-1572 or the Augusta CareerCenter at (800) 760-1573.

SafetyWorks! the Maine Department of Labor’s training and safety consultation program offers free training classes. For details or to register, call 623-7900 or register at

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