Classes & workshops
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 CKCS.org.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. May 31.
■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. June 2.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. June 5.
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.
■ Tips to Getting Better Pictures from Point and Shoot Camera, 1:30 p.m. June 1, $25.
■ DVD Movie Maker, More Tools, 10 am. June 6, $30.
■ Introduction to Apple TV, 1 p.m. June 9, $25.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshop. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.
■ Laptop and Learn: Twitter, 2-4 p.m. May 30, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.
■ QuickBooks for Beginners, 9 a.m.-noon, June 8, Sullivan University, Room 139, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd.
■ Legal Mistakes: Where They Went Wrong!, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 12, Commerce Lexington.
■ Laptop and Learn: Google Plus, 10 a.m.-noon, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Commerce Lexington.
■ Intermediate QuickBooks, 9 a.m.-noon, June 22, Sullivan University, Room 139.
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, 5:30 p.m. June 5.
■ Web Design, 5:30 p.m. June 6, 13, and 20.
■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. June 9.
Early childhood education professional development classes. The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Road, Lexington. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7. $100. 7.5 state-approved training hours. Information and registration: email@example.com.
Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions will offer the following online professional development courses beginning June 20. Go to Ed2go.com/bluegrass for a complete list of courses or call (859) 246-6666.
■ Introduction to MS Excel 2010
■ Accounting Fundamentals
■ Medical Terminology
■ Creating Web Pages
■ Project Management Fundamentals
■ Introduction to QuickBooks 2012
■ Effective Business Writing.
The Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Conference and Awards Banquet. May 31. Marriott Griffin Gate Marriott , 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Featuring five speakers from health care, service and education representing national winners of Baldrige Awards and recognized experts in the field of quality and performance excellence. These are benchmark-type presentations that can be used to improve performance and be more competitive in this challenging business environment. $149; includes all materials, refreshments and buffet lunch. Go to www.kycpe.org to view the program specifics and register.
The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation. Grants may be used for product improvements, business plan development or economic development activities. The maximum grant award per applicant is $175,000. Applications are due July 24. Application materials may be found at Rurdev.usda.gov.
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.
Central Kentucky Inventors Council. 6:30 p.m. June 5. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Speaker: Bob Richards of RICHCO Venture Management. Free. www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Greater Lexington Real Estate Investors Association meets through June. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, go to Lexreia.org or call Karen at (859) 396-1282.
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: Kysunrise toastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
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.
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.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: (859) 277-2058.
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.
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 — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington.
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 Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Members and guests only. $8 for lunch. Information: (859) 389-8100.
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.
National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 South Limestone, Lexington. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
Altrusa International Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at The Crowne Plaza-Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo