Upcoming business events: Week of March 31

March 31, 2014 

Workshops and classes

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions will offer the following courses at 164 Opportunity Way, unless otherwise noted. For additional information or to request a brochure, call (859) 246-6666 or view the catalog online at Bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.

Plumbing: 2013 KY Plumbing Code Update & Worksite Safety, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 12.

Electrical: 2011 Code Update & Electrical Safety, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 14 and 16.

Passport to Retirement, 6-8 p.m. April 14 and 16.

Take Stock in the Market, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 15 (Cooper Campus).

Foundations of Investing, 9-10 a.m. April 26.

Focus on Bonds, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 29 (Cooper Campus).

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following free classes for minority and women-owned businesses in the Government Center at 200 East Main Street, Training Room B109. Register online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE. For more information, call Marilyn Clark at mclark@lexingtonky.gov. or call (859) 258-3323.

How to do Business with LFUCG, UK Facilities Management, FCPS, LexTran, 4-6 p.m. March 31.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following training events at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.

Workshops:

Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. April 1.

Computer Mystery, 1:30 p.m. April 2.

Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. April 5.

Windows 8.1, 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. April 8.

Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. April 10.

Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. April 10.

Tech Night, 7 p.m. April 14 at Lexington Traffic Control Center. Rreservations required, (859) 373-1000.

Classes:

Advanced & Independent Digital Imaging (Paint Shop Pro), begins 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 8, $60.

Beginning Digital Imaging (Paint Shop Pro), begins 10 a.m. April 9, $60.

Creative Graphics with PrintMaster, begins 10 a.m. April 14, $60.

Beginning Apple iPad, begins 10 a.m. April 14, $60.

Windows 8.1, begins 1 p.m. April 14, $30.

Beyond Basics (PC), begins 1:30 p.m. April 16, $60.

Computer Basics (PC), begins 10 a.m. April 17, $60.

File Management, begins 1 p.m. April 17, $60.

Word Processing (MS Word), begins 1:30 p.m. April 18, $60.

Intermediate Apple iPad, begins 10 a.m. April 16, $60.

Special Seminar: Making a Photo Book, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12, $30.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. April 7 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

Events/Other

The Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will honor Megan Smith, founder/publisher/editor of Cake&Whiskey magazine, as the 2014 Winners' Circle Award recipient at a luncheon at Lexington's Marriott Griffin Gate. The luncheon will be 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17. For more info, go to Lexnawbo.org.

The American Heart Association is looking for companies in Central Kentucky for recognition as Fit-Friendly Worksites. Employers that go above and beyond to invest in the health of their employees are encouraged to apply for the recognition by April 1. Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized for carrying out wellness activities such as a company walking program and routes, gym access, or making sure healthy foods and beverages are in company meetings and vending machines. Go to Ffc.heart.org to learn more and to complete the online application.

The Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will present Philanthropy in the Commonwealth: A Force for Good from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at The Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville. The conference is designed for fund raising professionals, grant writers, nonprofit executives and board members. It will feature sessions on donor-centered gift planning, annual fund operations, and career development for advancement professionals. Registration options are available for the full-day conference or for breakfast or lunch keynote sessions only. All sessions will be held at The Parklands in the Gheens Foundation Lodge, 1421 Beckley Creek Parkway, and the PNC Achievement Center, 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway.

Earlybird registration (before March 31): $100 for AFP members; $125 for non-members.

Regular registration (April 1-May 8): $125 for AFP members; $150 for non-members.

Late registration (May 9 or later): $150 for AFP members; $175 for non-members.

Breakfast or lunch keynote session only: $35 for either session.

Questions may be emailed to Connie Saner at connie.saner@gmail.com.

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: David Boggs with the Lexington Manufacturing Center. Free. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. April 8 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: How to research your target organization before the interview. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

The Bluegrass BA Chapter will meet 6:30-8 p.m. April 16 at the Lexel Building, 1500 Bull Lea Road at the corner of Newtown Pike and Citation Boulevard. Presenter: Ted Hardy, director, digital technology, innovation and integration for Papa John's International. Topic: Responsive web design and the business analyst. Register at Bluegrassiiba.com. Cost: $5 members, $5 students and $10 non-members. For more info, contact bluegrassiiba@gmail.com or go to Bluegrassiiba.com.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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