The latest rates will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported that a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.10 percent from 4.14 percent interest.
Excel at Excel
Master the fundamentals of Microsoft spreadsheet software Excel at an event hosted by General Assembly. Attendees are expected to be somewhat familiar with the software. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $250. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Mingle with leaders in the business sector at an annual meeting hosted by trade group Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey (above) will give a keynote speech. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston. Tickets range from $200 to $300. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Get together with other female entrepreneurs at a gathering hosted by the nonprofit Women Accelerators. The event is a chance to mingle and form connections in a laid-back atmosphere. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., The Automatic, 50 Hampshire St., Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Hiring the legal way
Learn what is and isn’t legal when hiring at an event hosted by the Newton Needham Regional Chamber. Employment lawyers will cover interviewing and recent changes to the law that have a bearing on hiring. Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m., William James College, room 404, One Wells Ave., Newton. Tickets range from $10 to $20. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.