Architecture and engineering
DiCicco, Gulman & Co. is hosting the seventh annual A&E Summit, which brings together architectural engineers
to discuss the challenges and decision-making practices of their business. Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Langham, 250 Franklin St., Boston. $25.
Charity in the a.m.
The Women’s Network Breakfast,
hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber
of Commerce, will feature Gail McGovern, president and chief executive of the American Red Cross. Friday, 7:45 to 9 a.m., InterContinental Hotel, Abigail Adams Ballroom, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston. $55 to $100.
Jump-start a culinary business
Hope & Main, a culinary business incubator in Rhode Island, will hold an informational session about its nonprofit startup incubator program. Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren, R.I. Free.
Fund-raising and investing
The Capital Network is holding a lunch workshop session to teach entrepreneurs about the effects of proposed financing and how to approach difficult negotiating points when raising money. Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston. $30.
First-time home buyers
Community Teamwork, an organization that helps low-income people become self-sustainable, is holding a class to teach first-time home buyers how to approach the process. Graduates will be eligible to apply for Mass Housing low-interest mortgage loans. Saturday,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northern Bank & Trust, 600 Main St., Reading. $60.