SOUTH PORTLAND – Mainely Girls will host a conference, “Unlocking the Clubhouse: Bridging the Gender Gap for Girls and Women in Computing,” on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Sable Oakes Marriott.

Social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher, authors of “Unlocking The Clubhouse: Women in Computing,” will address educators and administrators, middle school through graduate school.

Registration information is available at www.mainelygirls.org/unlocking.html or by calling 230-0170.

Homecoming

ORONO – Activities are planned for the University of Maine’s annual Homecoming Weekend, scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3, 4 and 5, sponsored and organized by the University for Maine Alumni Association.

Special events are scheduled for the reunion classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993. A full schedule is online at www.mainealumni.com.

Health careers

PORTLAND – Healthcare Review, a health care trade publication, has organized a symposium for Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. It is a career and educational event designed to bring nurses, allied health care professionals and health care students together with recruiters from all over the area.

Admission is free for health care students. They can attend workshops with the health care professionals, be eligible for prizes, talk with recruiters, leave their resume and be eligible for tuition reimbursement checks.

Preregistration begins at 7 a.m., workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. The exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Youth ministry

PORTLAND – Workshops on ministry to young Catholic adults will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in St. Patrick’s Church, Portland, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Newman Center at Orono.

The Rev. John Cusick, director for the Young Adult Ministry office for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will conduct the workshops. All priests have been invited to attend and bring from their parishes young adults in their 20s and 30s. For more information, people can call 725-2624.

Care awards

SOUTH PORTLAND – Volunteers will be honored at the fourth annual “6 Who Care Awards” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Marriott Hotel.

Gregory Bove of Standish will receive the Mary Rines Thompson Award, a volunteer recognition award of the United Way of Greater Portland. The Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center will receive the Agency of Distinction Award.

Others being honored are Patty Carton of Brunswick, Lena Grenier of Ocean Park, Toby LeConte of Boothbay, Bruce Morrison of Portland, Dudley Rockwell of Cushing and Sylvia Searle of Saco.

Wolves programs

FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon will host two programs with live wolves from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center.

Featuring two live gray wolves, the program will teach about wolves through facts, stories, myths and folklore. Presenter Kent Webber of Montana will cover wolf behavior, habitat and restoration efforts.

The program is $10 for adults and $5 for a child 6 years and older for Maine Audubon members, or $12 for adults and $6 for a child for nonmembers.

For reservations, people can call (207) 781-2330.


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