February 27

Power of Attorney seminar, discussing what is a PoA, their responsibilities and things to consider when appointing one. Vivid Room, 209 King Street. 2-4pm. Free. For information and bookings call free of charge 1800 449 102.

February 27

Gen Collective. New Year at NewSpace! Speaker: Professor Eileen Doyle. 7.15am-8.30am. NewSpace, Hunter Street, Newcastle. RSVP Details: Enquiries to info@gencollective.com.au.

March 2

Hunter Business Women’s Network monthly dinner. Speaker: Liz Burcham, Newcastle City Council’s Cultural Director. Newcastle Art Gallery, Laman Street, Newcastle. $50 for members, $60 for guests. 5.45pm to 8pm. See hbwn.com.au for details. 

March 5

Lake Macquarie Coffee Morning. A group of locals and business people that come together for conversation, good coffee and gossip. Every Monday unless it’s a public holiday. Open to all, just turn up. Twitter hashtag: #lakemaccoffee. 7.45am to 9am, Pegs Cafe, Dudley Road, Whitebridge. 

March 6

Newcastle Business Club monthly meeting. Topic: Cyber security – how prepared is your business to defend a cyber attack. Speaker: Darren Hopkins, partner of McGrathNicol Forensic within the Technology Advisory team. 12pm-1.30pm, Harbourview Function Centre. Cost: $50 per member, $65 guest of member, $80 non-member. Bookings via newcastlebusinessclub.com.au. Supported by the NSW Cyber Security Network.