Classes & workshops
Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer continuing education training for child care providers, electricians, health care providers, HVAC technicians, and plumbers from March though June. For additional information or to request a brochure, call (859) 246-6666 or view the catalog at Bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.
Courses also will be offered online via Ed2Go, including résumé writing, medical coding, introduction to Dreamweaver CS5, A to Z grant writing, creating Web pages, speed Spanish, assisting aging parents and discovering digital photography. Go to Ed2go.com/bluegrass for a list of courses.
Eastern Kentucky University Community Education will offer a two-night class, MS Excel 2010 Basic, at 6 pm. April 2 and 4, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond. $160. www.ceo.eku.edu/CommunityEducation.
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Midway College's Students in Free Enterprise chapter, in cooperation with the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a workshop for small businesses at 10 a.m. March 28 at Midway College. The Small Business Solution Workshop will cover small-business networking and one-on-one consulting sessions. The workshop is free, but reservations are required for lunch. To register, email SIFE@midway.edu
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops in many computer basic, intermediate and advanced subjects at its Resource Center, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, Lexington. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or at CKCs.org.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. March 22 and 29.
■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. March 22.
■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. March 24.
■ Database, 7 p.m. March 26.
■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. March 27.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. March 29 and April 5.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 3.
■ Dr. Fix-it, 10 a.m. April 7.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers beginner and intermediate classes at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Drive, Lexington. Classes are $60 and have hands-on instruction for a small number of students per class. Information: CKCS.org. Enrollment: (859) 373-1000 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Start dates are listed:
■ Microsoft Excel, 4:30 p.m. April 9.
■ PC Beyond Basics, 1 p.m. April 9.
■ Macintosh Beyond Basics, 10 a.m. April 9.
■ PC Basics, 10 a.m April 12.
■ Photo Principles for Point & Shooters, 1 p.m. April 12.
■ Apple iPad, 10 a.m. April 13.
■ Beginning Digital Imaging, 10 a.m. April 17.
■ Advanced Digital Imaging, Independent Work, 1 p.m. April 17.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.
■ Business Plans, The Small Business GPS, 1-3 p.m. March 20, Alliance Bank, 695 Bullion Boulevard, Winchester.
■ Laptop and Learn Series: Google Plus, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 21, Nicholas County Library, 223 North Broadway, Carlisle.
■ Laptop and Learn Series: Google Plus, 3-5 p.m. March 26, Inter Energy Building Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.
Priority Computer Training Center, 1419 Leestown Road, Lexington, will offer the following business skills and software training to individuals, groups and companies. For more information or to register, call (859) 368-9330 or go to Priority-training.com.
■ Microsoft Excel Certification Level 1 and 2, 5 p.m. March 20 and 22.
■ Writing a Professional Résumé and Interviewing Skills, 5 p.m. March 23.
■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. March 24.
■ Microsoft PowerPoint Certification, Level 1, 5 p.m. April 2; Level 2, 9 a.m. April 7.
■ Advertising for Free on the Internet, 5:30 p.m. April 11.
Jennifer Napier Career Consulting will offer the following classes. Information: Jncc4u.com.
■ Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010, 2-5 p.m. March 21. Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 201 East Main Street. Richmond. $60, $30 for chamber members.
■ Introduction to Microsoft Word, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Broadway Center, 204 North Broadway, Berea. $60; $30 for Berea Chamber of Commerce members.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following classes for women and minority-owned businesses that want to do business with the LFUCG. For more information, contact Marilyn Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 258-3323. Register at Lexingtonky.gov/purchasing/mwbe.
■ How to do Business with the LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. March 19.
■ Certification: Your Passport to Opportunity, 9-11 a.m. March 23.
DOT Compliance seminar will be at 8:30 a.m. March 20 at Doubletree Guest Suites, 2601 Richmond Road, Lexington. $499. (847) 836-6063.
The Bluegrass Local Food Summit will be March 22 to 24 at various locations around Lexington. Information: Sustainlex.org/Bluegrasslocalfoodsummit2012.
The Future of Business: Update and Unify With Unified Communications will be at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at Lexington Movie Tavern, 133 North Locust Hill Drive. Free. (502) 212-4742.
AARP Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing for veterans, volunteers and VA employees will continue through mid-April at the Cooper Drive and Leestown Road VA locations. To make an appointment, email Sherry.email@example.com or call (859) 281-4930.
Weichert Realtors - Bluegrass Living presents a series of free real estate seminars for new and seasoned Realtors each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2962 Richmond Road, Suite 220, Lexington. Register: (859) 543-8253.
NAWBO will meet 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. March 20 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Speaker: Jean R. Hale, chairman, president and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp.$20 members, $24 others. Reservations: Lexnawbo.org. (859) 699-3450.
Lexington Venture Club will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 West High Street. Speaker: Phoebe A. Wood, retired CFO of Brown-Forman, an active angel investor and principal of CompaniesWood. $35 non-member. Reservations: Stacey Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexington Employee Benefits Council will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Topic: long-term care. Speaker: James D. McGary, MassMutual Financial Group. $25 for non-members. To join, contact Kaye Dickston at email@example.com
BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington. Visitors welcome. Information: (859) 351-8268.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive, Lexington. Information: Kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive, Lexington. Information: (859) 951-8442 or Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.
BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington. Lunch included. Information: (859) 509-0187.
Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 East High Street, Lexington. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway. Information: (859) 277-2058.
Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road, Lexington. Information: (859) 223-7884.
Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street, Lexington. Information: (859) 266-6969.
Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway.
Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Members and guests only. $8 for lunch. Information: (859) 389-8100.
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