Build Your Own Computer: Class hosted by Leisure Learning Unlimited. 6:30-9 p.m., or Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2990 Richmond, sixth floor. Cost: $57. Information: www.llu.com or 713-529-4414.
Bio/Medical Technology Club of Houston: Monthly breakfast meeting. 7-8:30 a.m., Rotary House International, 1600 Holcombe. Speaker: Dr. Kenneth M. Brady, Baylor College of Medicine. Topic: Unique calculation of intracranial pressure for better patient outcomes. Cost: $25-$40. Registration: www.bmtchouston.org. Information: Deborah Mansfield, 713-201-4378.
AIIM Content Management Boot Camp 2012: Free all-day workshop on business use of mobile, social, cloud and big data. Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel, 6 Greenway Plaza East. Information: 301-587-8202. Online: www.aiim.org/events/seminars/schedule/Houston-TX-2012.
The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce: Lunch meeting. 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 W. Alabama. Speaker: Oyvind Eriksen, executive chairman of Aker Solutions and president and CEO of Aker. Topic: Building alliances to extend the reach and develop the resources in our industry. Cost: $60. Information: 281-682-4327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Writing II: Class hosted by Leisure Learning Unlimited. May 1 and May 8, 6:45-10 p.m., 2990 Richmond, sixth floor. Learn the fine points of describing your project, produce an executive summary, cover letter and letter of intent. Cost: $86. Information: www.llu.com or 713-529-4414
CREW Houston: Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane. Speaker: Former Houston City Councilman Louis Macey. Topic: The transformation of east downtown. Cost: $40-$65. Registration: www.crewhouston.org/content/monthly-luncheon-05.
The After Hours Network: Meeting. 6-8 p.m., Little Napoli Italian Cuisine, 6445 Westheimer. Speaker: Cathy Stucker, a success coach. Topic: eBooks and passive income. Cost: $15. Information: www.afterhoursnetwork.com.
Financial Reporting Symposium: Hosted by the Houston CPA Society. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama. Moderator: Katherine Schipper, Thomas Keller professor of business at Duke University and former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Cost: $250-$325. Information: 713-622-7733.
National Association of Professional Organizers: Houston Chapter meeting. 6-8:30 p.m., Maggianos Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd. Program: Installation of 2012-2013 NAPO Houston board and trip to Ikea. Cost: $35. Registration: www.napohouston.com.
Energy Prospectus Group: Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Speaker: Kim Bradford, CEO of Osage Exploration and Development. Cost: Free for members; $30 for non-members. Registration: www.energyprospectus.com or 281-435-8874.
Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association: Meeting. 7-8:30 p.m., Houston Baptist University Moody campus library. Program: Music therapy. Speaker: Pam Poole. Cost: Free to members, $5 non-members. Information: 281-243-8401, ext. 6441, or www.houstonlpcassociation.org.
The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce: First Friday networking luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Elmer L. Beckendorf Conference Center at Lone Star College-Tomball, 30555 Tomball Parkway. Program: “Interesting Times,” a documentary focusing on the results of the Kinder Houston Area Survey. Cost: $15-$17. Information: 281-351-7222. Online: www.TomballChamber.org.
Sustainable Living Fest: Noon-6 p.m., Market Square Park, 301 Milam. Hosted by Houston Green Scene, KWIRX Creative, City of Houston, Downtown District and Georgia’s Market. Information: www.sustainablelivingfest.com.
2012 Real Estate and Economic Outlook: Symposium hosted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy’s Institute for Regional Forecasting. May 8, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana. Speaker: Ted