“Peers & Beers,” 3 p.m., Maine Technology Users Group presents a studio webinar focused on the IT workforce and held at the Maine Health Headquarters, 110 Free St., Portland or join online at The program is followed by a social gathering 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Binga’s Stadium Restaurant and Bar, 77 Free St. For details and to preregister for one free drink ticket, visit


Cleantech Open, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., an accelerator and pitch-contest for energy and environmental startups that provides mentoring, training, and access to investors and capital. Don Gooding, executive director of Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, will be one of the speakers. Held at Think Tank Coworking, 533 Congress St., Portland. Visit for details. The event is free and space is limited.

Coming up

Solar panels and heat pumps, 7 p.m. March 18, informational and sign-up session for group discounts with a local energy company. Sponsored by Protect South Portland and held at South Portland High School cafetorium. Anyone may participate, not just residents and small businesses of South Portland. Call Cathy Chapman at 767-1118 or visit for details.

“Employment Law on the Go: Practical Advice Designed to Reduce Risk,” 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 19, second in a series of seminars for small businesses presented by Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Held at the Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Final program is May 7. Cost is $20 per session. Call 783-2249 or visit for details and to sign up.

Camp Susan Curtis Leadership Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. March 20, annual event with dinner, awards and entertainment. Held at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Tickets start at $150. Go to for registration and more information.


SCORE offers workshops in Portland and Norway. For details and to register for Portland workshops, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. For information on programs at Oxford Hills SCORE, go to or call 743-0499.

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