Classes and workshops
The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center presents the following workshops at Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main St. (unless otherwise noted). Info: (859) 257-7666.
■ Idea or opportunity? Tips on planning to start a business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26. $20.
■ Building and Utilizing Facebook and Twitter for Your Small Business, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., April 29, Sullivan University, $40.
■ Learning to Sell Ice to Eskimos!, 9 a.m.-noon May 5, Sandler Training Office, 2331 Fortune Drive, Suite 165, $20.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society presents the following workshops at 160 Moore Dr., No. 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or visit Ckcs.org.
■ Digital Photography, April 27.
■ Microsoft Word, 1:30 p.m. May 1.
■ Open Source, May 4.
■ Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. May 7.
■ Bluegrass Compensation Association will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 at Link-Belt, 2651 Palumbo Drive. Topic: Trends in rewards, talent management and employee engagement. Meetings include lunch and are free to members, $20 for non-members. Registration: Linda Wright, (859) 232-2035.
■ The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Don Skaggs, Empowered Inventing: What Successful Inventors Do. Free. Info: ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
■ The Bluegrass Retired Teachers' Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 11 at The Hilton Suites, Lexington Green. Speaker: Broadcaster Tom Leach. $18. Reservations due May 4.
■ The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women meets at 6 p.m. May 3 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. Information: BGAIW.org or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.
■ The Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group meets 7-9 p.m. May 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge. Information: (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
■ Women Leading Kentucky will hold its Women's Business & Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the Hilton Downtown. Speakers: Dr. Annie McKee, founder and managing director of the Teleos Leadership Institute; Camille Jayne, CEO of The Jayne Group: Management Consulting; and and Laura Liswood, secretary general and co-founder of the Council on Women World Leaders. Info: Womenleadingky.com.
■ National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. May 12 at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or NMCBN.com.
■ International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. May 19 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway Info: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or altrusalexky.com
■ The Blue Grass Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will present a free event for local office support personnel and their employers at 6 p.m. April 28 at The Pub, 3750 Mall Road. The event, Your Work Style in Color, will help to identify work types and how to overcome common conflicts in the workplace. Info: iaap-bluegrassky.org.
■ Awesome Inc. will host a Five Across pitch by local entrepreneurs to a panel of judges from 5-6:30 p.m. April 27. 348 E. Main St. Info: 5across.eventbrite.com. $10.
■ The Bluegrass Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction will host its fifth annual Ms. Fix-It Fair from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 30 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College's Academic Technical Building at 470 Cooper Drive. The fair will include several 45-minute classes including basic plumbing and electrical repair, creating a tile backsplash and drywall repairs. $15 at the door. Cash or check only. Info: Bgnawic.org or (859) 519-1213.
■ Weichert Realtors — Bluegrass Living will present a series of free real estate seminars for new and seasoned Realtors each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2962 Richmond Road, Suite 220. Register at (859) 543-8253.
■ Diversified Stock Income Plan will be presented by Brandon C. Potter, a Wells Fargo financial adviser at 4 p.m. each Thursday in May at his office located at 333 East Main Street, Suite 120. Info: (859) 243-5052.
■ The Business Innovation & Growth Center at Kentucky Highlands is accepting applications for the BIG Idea Business Boot Camp, an intensive five-month training and coaching program to help entrepreneurs and small business owners commercialize their ideas. The deadline to apply is April 30. Interested applicants can apply online at bigcenter.org/bootcamp-application.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo