“Hydropower: A Dam Good Forum,” 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., presented by E2Tech with several speakers who will discuss the potential for expansion, regulations and challenges for the industry. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. The cost is $15 for member; $30 for nonmembers, free for students. Go to for details and registration.

“Integrated Project Delivery,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast presentation at the DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for others. Go to to register or for more information.

“Meth Lab Recognition and Clean Up,” 4:30 to 7 p.m., Southern Maine Claims Association dinner presentation at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for others. Go to to register or for more information.

“Marketing: How to Communicate Your Value,” 6 to 8 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The workshop is free with online registration. To learn more and to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


Pecha Kucha Midcoast, 6:30 p.m., with a variety of presenters. At Blue Goose Center, 1184 Atlantic Highway, Northport. Tickets are $5 at the door.


The Topsham Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed Thursday and Friday while the office moves to its new location at 125B Main St. It will reopen Monday at its new location. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 10:30 a.m. March 16 with state and local officials.

Job Fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the York County CareerCenter; from 4 to 6 p.m. March 2 at the Lewiston CareerCenter; and noon to 3 p.m. March 4 at the Greater Portland CareerCenter. Learn more at

Coming up

“Pay or Play,” 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 3, free seminar for employers to learn about provisions of the Affordable Care Act as well as state and federal regulations for employee leave. Held at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. To register, contact Sandy Trottier at Clark Insurance [email protected] or call 523-2254.

Luncheon with Gov. Paul R. LePage, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. March 4, presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. Tickets are $45 for MHPC members and $55 for nonmembers. For information and registration, contact Heather Noyes at [email protected] or call 321-2550.

Launch or Grow Small Business Success Conference, daylong program March 6, third annual event with keynote presentation, workshops, vendor fair and networking. There will also be a “Shark Tank” segment with selected participants pitching business ideas to a panel of experts. Held at Southern Maine Community College, South Portland campus. The cost is $95 for individuals and $25 for SMCC students, employees and alumni. For more information, including an agenda, visit

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