Friday, March 4, Adobe Illustrator CS: Features and Techniques. Seminar on the features and capabilities of the popular desktop illustration program.
9 a.m. to noon, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 500, Alexandria. Sponsor: EEI Communications. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Shereen Kandil, 703-683-0683, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.eeicommunications.com/training.
Tuesday, March 8, Developing New Applications for Linux. Technical briefing for software development professionals who want insight into the latest open software technologies.
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., IBM Facility, 12902 Federal Systems Park Dr., Fairfax. Sponsor: IBM. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Cas Purdy, 512-286-3208, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/techbriefings.
Tuesday, March 8, Insider Knowledge on How to Buy a Franchise. Seminar on such topics as the advantages and disadvantages of franchises, success rates and expectations, and first steps for becoming a franchisee.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.
6:30 to 9 p.m., TeraTech, 405 E. Gude Dr., Suite 207, Rockville. Sponsor: TeraTech. No charge. Contact: Michael Smith, 301-424-3903, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.mdcfug.org.
Tuesday, March 8, EBay 101: Don't Throw It Away. Sell It on eBay. Seminar on how to create and position an auction that receives the highest bids, how to use advanced search methods, how to profile competing bidders and how to win the auction every time.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., First Class Lifelong Learning Center, 1726 20th St. NW. Sponsor: First Class Lifelong Learning Center. Cost: $29 for members; $39 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Contact: 202-797-5102, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.takeaclass.org.