Today

EMPOWER HOUR: Entrepreneur Empower Hour holds its inaugural forum. 5-6 p.m. Charleston Digital Corridor's Flagship, 475-A East Bay St., Charleston. Schedule speaker is Ellis Grossman, owner of Black Bean Co. $25. Go to http://tinyurl.com/l7nj9yc to register.

Thursday

Accounting & Finance: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an accounting and finance workshop for small businesses. 6-8:30 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register at www.score285.org.

April 21

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter holds an open house, 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, 3rd floor.

April 23

Administrative Professionals Conference: Trident Technical College's Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development holds its 20th annual conference for administrative professionals, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Building 92 on the main campus. Scheduled speakers include: Amy Brennan of the Center for Women; Kim Clifton of HALOS; and Karen Chandler, co-founder of Charleston Jazz Initiative and associate professor of arts management at the College of Charleston. $119-$149. Go to www.tridenttech.edu/ce_25981.htm for details.

May 5

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.

May 7

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

PROPERTY RIGHTS: The Bastiat Society of Chaleston meets for a panel diiscusion, "The Land is My Land? A Discussion on Property Rights in South Carolina. 6-7 p.m. Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Dana Beach, founder and executive director of the Coastal Conservation League; Ashley Landess, president of the S.C. Policy Council; and developer Vince Graham of The I'On Group.

May 14

RETIREMENT FORUM: The Charleston chapters of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors hold a retirement forum. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Embassy Suites Hotel in North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Tom Hegna, former senior executive officer of New York Life. $35 for members; $65 for others. Call 725-1475 for details.