Plan ahead! Here are events taking place during the week of May 24:

MONDAY

LI SPEED NETWORKING | Melville
Meet potential business contacts, exchange ideas, give advice and brainstorm, 5:30-8 p.m., Brandywine Senior Living, 70 Pinelawn Rd., must reserve, $25-$35, 516-908-9638.
 
TUESDAY

WIN A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT | Dix Hills
Discussion on how to procure government contracts, 7 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, hhhlibrary.org, 631-421-4530.
 
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS | Farmingdale
“Impact of Video on Marketing,” networking event, speaker and dinner, presented by the Professional Speaker’s Bureau, open to all business people and professionals, 6-8 p.m., Meisner Gallery, 115 Schmitt Blvd., register, $30 in advance, $35 at the door,  516-817-0222.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
NETWORKING AND DINNER
| Wading River
East End Women’s Network presents “E-mail Marketing for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs,” 5:30 p.m., East Wind, 5720 Rte. 25A, $40, reserve online, eewn.org. $40, 516-425- 6267.
 
START-UP AND EXPANSION | Dix Hills
“Everything You Need to Know,” in-depth presentation from a panel of entrepreneurs, 7 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Library, Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, 631-421-4530.
 
LIBA MEETS | Port Jefferson Station
Long Island Business Advantage network meeting and breakfast, group designed to help professional and business people build their businesses, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy (Route 347), free, register, 631-834-9671.
 
INVENTORS MEET | Farmingdale
New York Society of Professional Inventors meet, topic is “Case Studies in Bringing Inventions to Market,” 8-10 p.m., held in Technology Center, Lupton Hall room T101, Farmingdale State College, Route 110, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $10, nyspi.50webs.com, 516-798-1490.
 
SHAKERS AND STIRRERS | Farmingdale
Presented by Networking for Professionals. Make business connections and mingle with professionals, cash bar with drink specials and appetizers available. Guests who register online in advance receive a list of confirmed attendees the next day, 6-8 p.m. Black Forest Brew Haus, 2015 New Hwy., $15 in advance; $20 at the door (cash only), 212-227-6556.
 
THURSDAY

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS | Hempstead
Job fair, meet with companies and hospitals currently looking to fill job openings, bring
resume, dress professionally, 1-4 p.m., Hempstead Library, 115 Nichols Court,  
free, 516-481-6990.

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