“Reimagining Opportunities for our Aging State,” 7 to 9 a.m., a Lift360 Leadership in Action breakfast program being held at Holiday Inn, 88 Spring St., Portland. The program will focus on the economics of Maine’s aging population and workforce. For tickets and more information, go to Lift360.org or call 699-4490

Natural Resource Priorities, 9 to 11:45 a.m., to be determined by the USDA Local Work Group for Cumberland and York counties. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 306 US Route 1, Scarborough. The local working groups make recommendations on several topics to the District Conservationist of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Contact Wayne Munroe 883-0159, Ext. 101 with any questions or if accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities.

“Any Fin Is Possible: Scaling Up Maine’s Aquaculture Industry,” 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., E2tech Forum and holiday reception at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. The cost for just the forum is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. The cost to attend the forum and for networking is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers, or attend the networking only for $15. Visit e2tech.org to learn more and to register.


“How Conservatives Will Win in 2016,” noon to 1:30 p.m., luncheon presentation by Maine Heritage Policy Center at Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for others. Registration ends Dec. 15. Go to mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550 to learn more and to register.

Dec. 18

“Surviving in a Market That Has Become Increasingly Competitive and At Times Cannibalistic” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Joe Ricchio of Downeast Magazine. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes networking, breakfast and round-table discussion, “The Power of Participation.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.


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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