Innovation Center Open House, 4 to 6 p.m., with refreshments, giveaways and a cash bar. University of Maine, Foster Center for Student Innovation, 123 Long Road, Orono.


“Personal Branding from the Inside Out and the Outside In,” 11:30 a.m., Maine Women’s Network luncheon with Nancy Marshall, CEO of Nancy Marshall Communications, at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn. The cost is $17 for Women’s Network members and $21 for non-members. Registration is open until Dec. 9 at mainewomensnetwork.com/event-1786497.


“Small Business Success Stories,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., panel discussion with Shane Savage, Fred Olsen and Heidi Neal. Held at Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. The cost is $15 for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members and $20 at the door for nonmembers and the general public. Breakfast is included with a reservation. To register, go to midmainechamber.com or call 873-3315.

“Age-Friendly Communities: Adapting to Maine’s Changing Population,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., MEREDA breakfast program with Lori Parham and Peter Morelli from AARP and Mark Eves, Speaker of the Maine House. Held at the Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland. The cost is $55 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Register at mereda.org or call 874-0801 for details.


“Navigating Change in New England Agriculture,” The New England Farmers Union fifth annual convention with several national, regional and local speakers. Topics include family farmers, federal farm policy initiatives, and opportunities in sustainable and organic farming. Held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. For more information, visit newenglandfarmersunion.org.


River Conference, starting at 8 a.m., 19th annual conference focused on the Androscoggin River and its watershed. Held at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn campus in Lewiston. Register at androscogginwatershed.org or by calling 754-8158 or 783-9186. The cost is $40 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. There is a reduced fee for students.

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