This week

SCORE workshops:

Tuesday: Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan, 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: How to Create Your Digital Marketing Strategy, 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday: Preparing the Financials for Your Business Plan: How to Project Cash Flow Analysis, 6 to 9 p.m.

All sessions are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 per workshop with online registration. For details or to register go to or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“The Convergence of Innovation, Creativity, Learning, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Bill Seretta of The Sustainability Lab. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Managing the Client Relationship.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

“Observations and Practical Advice From the Trenches: Crisis Communication Workshop for Advanced Practitioners,” 8 to 10:45 a.m., presented by the Maine Public Relations Council, with Duncan King, founder and principal of Duncan King Communications LLC in New York. Held at The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The cost is $20 for MPRC members, and $35 for nonmembers. Breakfast will be provided and registration is available at


Lake Monitoring Conference, 8 a.m., Maine’s Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program’s annual conference, with several presenters, displays and demonstrations. Guests include Maine DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho and University of Maine School of Marine Sciences professor Emmanuel Bass. Held at Great Outdoors lake lodge on Pleasant Pond, Turner. Certified lake monitors attend free and the cost for others is $35. Morning refreshments and lunch are included. Preregistration is required by Monday. For details, go to or call 783-7733.

Coming up

“Project Budgets for Grant Proposals: From Planning to Reporting,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23, presented by Maine Association of Nonprofits and Maine Philanthropy Center. Held at Cohen Community Center, Hallowell. The fee is $95 for MANP members and $195 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, go to or call 871-1885.

A Lunch and Learn series is beginning later this month at York County Community College in Wells. The programs will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 23 through Oct. 15. The free series will offer presentations to the business community about the college’s training opportunities, programs and courses. Space is limited, so advance registration is required for each session. Visit or call 216-4344 for the schedule and registration.