“Community Solutions to a Changing Climate,” 9 a.m., GrowSmart Maine annual meeting. Held at the Pepperell Center, Biddeford. Train tickets can be purchased for $5 each way at AmtrakDowneaster.com or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Reference promotion code v488 when making the required reservation. Valid Oct. 20 only. Visit growsmartmaine.org to register or learn more. Registration closes Friday.

Equity Prep, 2 to 4 p.m., for selling shares of a company, with Don Gooding, executive director of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development. Held at MCED Offices, 30 Danforth St., Suite 216, Portland. To register or for more information, visit mced.biz or call 774-8111.


Maine Technology Users Group, 11 a.m. to noon, free online webinar and audio conference with Maine Public Advocate Tim Schneider about high-speed Internet access for communities. Visit mtug.org to register or call 370-5327 to preregister for the phone conference only.

Coming up

Fall Networking Social, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22, MEREDA’s annual event at Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Commercial St., Portland. The members-only annual meeting will begin at 4:45 p.m. Registration after Oct. 15 is $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Visit mereda.org for details.

Financial Planning seminar for professionals, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23, presented by The Financial Planning Association of Northern New England. An optional ethics session will be take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Held at York Harbor Inn, York Harbor. For more information, visit fpanorthernne.org and click on the Chapter Meetings tab or call 603-228-1231.

“The Third Atomic Bombing of Japan: Hiroshima, Fukushima, and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation,” with Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania, as part of the UNE Global Humanities’ lecture series, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, on the University of New England’s Portland campus. For more information, visit une.edu/cgh.

Port Industry seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, presented by International Association of Maritime and Port Executives and designed for those who have served in the military and Merchant Marine who may be interested in a public port management and terminal operations employment. Capt. Jeffrey Monroe will lead the seminar. Participants should provide resumes. Space is limited and the cost is $25, but no one will be turned away because of financial need. Preference will be given to those not currently employed. Applications are available from John Gleason, IAMPE registrar at [email protected] or by calling 239-2726. The seminar will be held at the International Marine Terminal conference room, 460 Commercial St., Portland.


SCORE offers workshops in Portland and Norway. For details and to register for Portland workshops, visit scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

For information on programs at Oxford Hills SCORE, go to oxfordhills.score.org or call 743-0499.

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