Wednesday

FOR WOMEN: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a free roundtable for women business owners. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, C201, North Charleston. Register at www.score285.org.

ONE-YEAR MBA Session: The College of Charleston School of Business holds an informational session about its one-year Masters in Business Administration program. Noon. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St. Scheduled speaker is Alan Shao, dean. Register at mckeeverp@cofc.edu.

A CASE AGAINST College: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6 p.m. Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Isaac Morehouse, founder and CEO of Praxis. Topic: Why college isn't always the best option for graduating high school seniors. Free. Go to www.bastiatsociety.org for details.

Thursday

RETIRED EDUCATORS: Charleston County Retired Educators' Association meets. 11 a.m. Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave., North Charleston.

Real Estate INVESTORS: The Charleston Real Estate Investors Association meets. 5:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Free. Scheduled speaker is investor and trainer Larry Goings. Call 371-0078 or go to www.charlestonreia.com for details.

THINK DIFFERENTLY: College of Charleston School of Business holds the "Think Differently Forum." 6-8 p.m. Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 3 College Way. Scheduled speaker is Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED bags. Free. Open to the public. Email tlweil@g.cofc.edu for details.

April 7

ESTATE WORKSHOP: Charleston County holds a workshop about routine estate administration and the probate process. 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Historic Courthouse, Grand Courtroom, 84 Broad St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Probate Judge Irvin G. Condon. Free. Register requested at 958-5030.

April 8

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion on workforce development. 7:30-9 a.m. Summerville Adult Learning Center, 1325-A Boone Hill Road. Scheduled speakers are: Sean Alford, assistant superintendent for Dorchester School District 2; Jamie Wood, workforce development director with Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments; and Rebecca Battle-Bryant, assistant executive director of workforce and economic development at the S.C. Department of Education and Workforce. Free for members; $25 for others. Registration required. Call 873-2931.

CLEAN ENERGY: The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance holds a roundtable. Noon. Warren Lasch Conservation Center, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, director of business development at the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility, and Brian O'Hara, president of the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition. $15. Go to www.scceba.biz for details.

HARBOR DEEPENING UPDATE: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce developers council meets. 7:30-9 a.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Lisa Metheney of the Army Corps of Engineers, Topic: the Charleston Harbor deepening feasibility study. $15 for members; $30 for others.

TEDXCHARLESTON: TEDxCharleston is held. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., Charleston. Go to www.tedxcharleston.org for details.

MENTORS SOUGHT: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a volunteer recruitment meeting, 7-8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. Learn about volunteer opportunities to provide confidential mentoring to start-up businesses.

April 9

North Charleston GROWTH: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds a "Business in Your Backyard" forum in North Charleston. 7:30-9 a.m. Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina, 2150 Eagle Drive, Building 100. Scheduled speakers include North Charleston elected officials, who will discuss how population growth and industry play a role in development. , $15 for members in advance; $25 for others. Go to www.charlestonchamber.net for details.