The Foster Center for Student Innovation will host a Big Gig Networking Event from 5:30–7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Verve restaurant in downtown Orono. The event offers a chance to network and learn about projects going on in the community. Student business owners from the Foster Center will be in attendance including John and Christine Carney of Through Thick and Thin and Roosevelt Boone from Strong Mind, Strong Body Inc. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. RSVP online. For more information or to request disability accommodations, call the Foster Center, 207.581.1454.