Tuesday

IT Training information session, 10:30 a.m. to noon, learn about low-cost computer certifications and degrees in basic-to-advanced computer training being offered by Kennebec Valley Community College and the CareerCenter. The event is open to the public at the CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, Augusta. For more information, call 624-5120 or (800) 760-1573. To learn more about KVCC’s Maine is IT! Initiative, call Alex Clifford at 453-5159 or visit kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Professional-Development/Current-Course-Offerings.

Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., Maine Heritage Policy Center’s annual event featuring Gov. Paul LePage and Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center. DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew will receive the 2014 Freedom and Opportunity Award. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Luncheon tickets are $150 and it costs $250 to attend both the luncheon and reception. Visit www.MainePolicy.org for details.

Munchies + Mingling, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Midcoast Magnet event at Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Free, with wine and light food provided.

Wednesday

“Lean Startup: Move Your Idea Into Action With a Focus Group,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday

“Laws Governing Workplace Rights,” free course offered by the Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards and held at the Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak St., Suite 3, Bangor. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a second from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Employers can learn more and register at www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll. Space is limited, so reservations are required.

“Choosing Success: Empowering Parents to Advocate for Greater Educational Opportunities,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friedman Legacy Day dinner program presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held at Easy Day, 725 Broadway, South Portland. Space is limited and advance registration is required. The cost is $12 per person and there is no charge for children 10 and under. Go to www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550 for details or registration.

This week

“Creating Cooperatives in Our Communities,” Cooperative Fermentation will be at several locations to share information about cooperatives in Maine communities. The workshops will present information about cooperatives including their history, value, structures and finances and will also feature a participatory design session for each community. For more information, visit www.cooperativefermentation.org or call 615-9970. The schedule is: Wednesday 6 p.m., Eastport Bank; Friday 5 p.m., Barrels Community Market, Waterville.

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