Crafting a Passionate plus Effective Short-Term Fundraising Strategy, 9 a.m. to noon, workshop to learn how to raise money and conduct a funding campaign. Presented by Maine Association of Nonprofits and held at York Art Association and Gallery, 394 York St., York. The cost is $50 for members and $100 for non-members.


Lift360 ‘Leadership in Action,’ 7 to 9 a.m., Maine Community Foundation breakfast series program with its new president and chief executive officer, Steven Rowe, and outgoing leader Meredith Jones. Held at the Portland Club, State Street, Portland. Tickets are $25 and $20 for alumni and are available at For details, contact Carol at [email protected] or call 699-4545. The next breakfast will be held Dec. 15.

Community Leadership Awards and Reception, 5 to 8 p.m., 161st annual awards presented by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and held at the State Theatre, Portland. Those being honored are: Larry Wold, President of TD Bank in Maine; David Flanagan for his work as President of the University of Southern Maine; Don Gooding of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Jess Knox of Olympico Strategies/Startup Portland; and CEO Chris Claudio, on behalf of Winxnet. Event details and registration information is available at or call Chandra Leister at 772-2811.


Job Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Work Career Development and Job Expo, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus.

Coming up

E2Tech Expo, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 1, annual summit highlighting Maine’s energy, environmental and cleantech businesses with products, services, innovative technologies and workshops with expert speakers. Held at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. The cost is $75 for members, $125 for non-members, $25 for public officials and $20 for students with ID. Visit for more information or to register.

Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose and Julianne Rose will participate in the Brunswick Downtown Association Speaker Series at The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. The program begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1, and the public is welcome to attend. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by Monday. For more information, visit or call 729-4439.

“Why it Matters: How do we grow Portland without wrecking the place?” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3, followed by a reception. Presented by Portland Society for Architecture and held at Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Events include national and local speakers, a candidates forum and break-out sessions. Free and open to the public.


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.

“Employment Law for Employers” is being offered by the Maine Department of Labor during September and November. The classes are free and will be held at several locations throughout the state. Courses are taught by staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the Bureau of Labor Standards. To register, call the Maine Department of Labor at 623-7900 or visit Space is limited and reservations are required.

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