Classes & workshops
The Center for Rural Development, Your Center of Learning, will offer the following classes at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset. Information: (606) 677-6000.
■ Access 2010 Level 2, April 12-13.
■ Word 2010 Level 1, April 17.
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■ Outlook 2010 Level 1, April 23.
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.
■ Tech Night: tablet computers, 7 p.m. April 9.
■ Windows 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. April 10.
■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. April 12.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. April 12, 19 and 26.
■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. April 19.
■ Investment, 10 a.m. April 21.
■ Database, 7 p.m. April 23.
■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. April 24.
■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. April 26.
■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. April 28.
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.
■ Microsoft Excel, begins 4:30 p.m. April 9.
■ Beyond Basics, PC Windows 7, begins 1 p.m. April 9.
■ Macintosh Beyond Basics, begins 10 a.m. April 9.
■ Computer Basics, Macintosh OS X, begins 1 p.m. April 11.
■ Computer Basics, PC Windows 7, begins 10 a.m April 12.
■ Photo Principles for Point & Shooters, begins 1 p.m. April 12.
■ Apple iPad, begins 10 a.m. April 13.
■ Beginning Digital Imaging, begins 10 a.m. April 17.
■ Advanced Digital Imaging, Independent Work, begins 1 p.m. April 17.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Membership: $40. Information: CKIC.org or (859) 201-1311.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshop. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.
■ FAQs of Starting a Small Business, 6-8 p.m. April 10, People's Exchange Bank, 101 North Main Street, Winchester.
■ Laptop and Learn Series: Facebook, 10 a.m.-noon April 18, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.
■ Business Plans: The Small Business GPS, 6-8 p.m. April 24, People's Exchange Bank, Winchester.
■ Business Structure Selection: The Legal and Financial, 6-8 p.m. April 30, Commerce Lexington.
■ FAQs of Starting a Business, 9-11 a.m. May 1, Central Bank, 43 North Main Street, Winchester.
■ FAQs of Starting a Business, 6-7:30 p.m. May 3, Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles.
Jennifer Napier Career Consulting will offer the following classes. (859) 779-0885. Jncc4u.com.
■ Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007/2010, 9 a.m.-noon April 24 and 25. Broadway Center, 204 North Broadway, Berea. $60, $30 for Berea and Richmond Chamber of Commerce members.
■ Conquering the Basics of Microsoft Excel 2007/2010, 1-4 p.m. April 24 and 25. Broadway Center, 204 North Broadway, Berea. $60, $30 for Berea or Richmond Chamber of Commerce members.
■ Generation Gaps Workshop — How to Benefit from a Multi-Generational Workforce, 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 27. Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 201 East Main Street, Richmond. $36, $18 for Berea and Richmond Chamber of Commerce members.
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.
■ Advertising for Free on the Internet, 5:30 p.m. April 11.
■ Creating Loyal Customers for Life, 5:30 p.m. April 12.
■ Accounting Principles Level 1, 9 a.m. April 14; Level 2, 5:30 p.m. April 24.
■ WordPress — Web Design, 5:30 p.m. April 16, 23, 30.
SCORE presents the workshop series Simple Steps to Starting Your Own Business. The first session, Start-up Basics: Are You an Entrepreneur?, is free and will be presented at the following Lexington Public Library locations: Tates Creek Branch, 6-9 p.m. April 9; Beaumont Branch, 6-9 p.m. April 11; and Central Library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14. The four follow-up sessions will be at the SCORE office, 389 Waller Avenue, Suite 130, on Mondays starting April 16. Cost: $120. Register at Lexington.score.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 231-9902.
The Garrard County Chamber of Commerce and Cliffview Retreat & Convention Center will host its first networking breakfast at 8:30 a.m. April 14 at Cliffview Retreat and Conference Center, 789 Bryant Camp Road, Lancaster. Guest speaker, former UK and NBA star Kenny Walker, will discuss "Basketball Then and Now." Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., and the program will end by 11 a.m. $10 chamber members, $15 others. Reservations or more information: (859) 792-2282. Directions: Home.catholicweb.com/cliffview/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=163296&From=Home or call (859) 792-3333.
Local rural electric cooperatives, including Fleming-Mason RECC and Grayson Rural Electric, will hold a public forum to discuss how to help members save money by saving energy from 6 to 8 p.m. April 9 at Carl D. Perkins Community Center in Morehead. More information: Ekpc.coop/publicforum.
Discounted registration of $400 for Alltech's 28th Annual International Symposium ends April 14. After that, registration fee will be $525. The symposium is May 20-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.
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.
Eastern Kentucky University's Risk Management and Insurance program will host the first EKU Insurance Day April 23 and 24. EKU-I Day will provide updates and information for all sectors of the risk management and insurance industry and will feature a variety of speakers, including a presentation from the state insurance commissioner. Cost: $25-$90. Reservations and payment due by April 13. Call (859) 622-1579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lexington Employee Benefits Council will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Topic: Retirement plan updates. Speaker: Carl Lammers. $25 for non-members. Reservations: Kaye Dickston, 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.
National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Information: BGAIW.org or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.
Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge, Lexington. Information, (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at The Crowne Plaza-Campbell House, 1375 S. Broadway, Lexington. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.
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