Wednesday

Alzheimer’s Educational Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., program and workshops presented by the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association with keynote speaker Dr. Paul Raia. For caregivers, family members, professionals, and people living with dementia in the Bangor area. Held at Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor. Registration is $45 for family members and persons with dementia and $95 for professionals. Lunch is included. Register at act.alz.org/site/Calendar?id=114001&view=Detail

ProXpo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., business and professional networking event with exhibitors. Free admission and parking. Presented by Saco River Valley Kiwanis and held at the Elks Lodge, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco.

Mid Coast Edge, 5 p.m., second annual Wii Bowling Tournament and networking with the young professionals group of Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce at Frontier Café at Fort Andross, Brunswick.

WEX USM Leadership and Creativity Event Series, 7:30 to 9 p.m. featuring Walter Isaacson, author and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and former chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. Held at University of Southern Maine, Abromson Community Education Center, Bedford Street, Portland. Tickets are $35. For details, go to usm.maine.edu/giving/WEXseries

Wednesday and Thursday

“Build Maine,” conference focused on community investment returns, quality of life and economic success with guest speaker Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.” Presented by Congress for the New Urbanism Maine, Maine Municipal Association, Maine Real Estate & Development Association, and GrowSmart Maine and held at Bates Mill No. 1, Lewiston. A free pre-conference outdoor beer garden and networking takes place Wednesday night. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 699-4330.

Thursday

Training open house, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the launch for SkillUp Maine, a program that offers unemployed, underemployed and part-time workers free Microsoft training and customized, professional training programs available for businesses. Held at Southern Maine Community College, McKernan Hospitality Center, 122 McKernan Drive, South Portland. SkillUp Maine is a collaborative effort between the Maine Community College System and New York Wired for Education, an e-training company focused on workforce development. For information, contact Peggy Fleury at [email protected] or call 741-5758.

A training day event will also be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Maine Community College, Kirk Hall, Lewiston. Featured will be the grand opening of CMCC’s new Center for Testing and Assessment, a state-of-the-art computer testing room which offers numerous exams including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, ASE Automotive, Maine Real Estate, and CLEP exams. For more information, go to mccs.me.edu and for information specific to training go to cmcc.edu/ccs/Training or call 755-5280.

Maine Farmland Trust, 5 to 7:30 p.m., annual meeting with tour of the Chewonki Farm at 4:30 p.m. and screening of the film series “Growing Local” at 6:30 p.m. Held at Chewonki, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset. RSVP to [email protected] .

“The Hatchery” Business Training, 6 to 7:30 p.m., free workshop with a focus on larger scale business start-ups. Held at MaineStream Finance, 315 Main St., Rockland. Space is limited. Register in advance at www.mainestreamfinance.org

Friday

“Beyond … Transforming Forest Avenue, Spring Street, Franklin Street, Route 1 in Falmouth, the Yarmouth Planapalooza, the PACTS Bicycle/Pedestrian Design Guide, and State & High: What is the Walkability End Game in the Portland region?” 7:30 to 10 a.m., a conversation with Jeff Speck, author and national expert and author on walkability. Presented by the City of Portland with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System, Congress for New Urbanism Maine, Portland Society for Architecture and Livable Streets Alliance. Held at Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. For details, go to portlandarchitects.org

Other

CareerCenters, the Maine Department of Labor, provide free services and workshops to help with job searches and to upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provides computer workstations and offers several employment-related programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.

SafetyWorks! Training Institute offers free courses throughout the month at locations in Portland, Rockland and Augusta. Employers can learn more and register at www.safetyworksmaine.com. Space is limited so reservations are required.

SCORE workshop information at the Portland office is available at scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. To reach Oxford Hills SCORE, call 743-0499.

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 [email protected]