Classes & workshops
Retirement Security in an Uncertain Economy will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Campbell House on Harrodsburg Road. Discussion will center on retirement education for those over age 60. Information: Jason Veinot, (859) 231-6622.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will hold the following free classes for women and minority-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government:
■ DBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. Friday.
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■ Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 13.
■ Kentucky Minority and Women Business Certifications, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14.
■ How to do Business with LFUCG, FCPS, UK Facilities Management, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 17.
■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 21.
■ Women Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 26.
■ Small Business Administration Certifications and Programs, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 27.
Classes are held in the basement of the LFUCG Government Center, Room B109, 200 East Main Street. To register, visit Lexingtonky.gov or call Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323.
Priority Computer Training Center classes. 1419 Leestown Road, Lexington. For more information or registration, call (859) 368-9330 or go to Priority-training.com.
■ Microsoft Outlook 2010, 9 a.m. Sept. 8.
■ Microsoft Word 2010, 1 p.m. Sept. 8.
■ Web Design, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24.
■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. Sept. 15.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops in many computer basic, intermediate and advanced subjects at its Resource Center, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.
■ Photo/Coffee/Talk, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 and 13.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 4.
■ Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
■ Tech Night, 7 pm. Sept. 10.
■ Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 7 p.m. Sept. 11.
■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Sept. 13.
The Center for Rural Development and its e-learning and training partner, New Horizons Computer Learning Center are offering business software programs classes from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. the following dates:
■ Excel Level 3, Sept. 11.
■ Effective Communication, Sept. 18.
■ Access Level 1, Sept. 24 and 25.
■ Photoshop Level 1, Sept. 26 and 27.
All classes are taught by leading professional experts on-site at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 (Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. (606) 677-6072.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.
■ From Hired to Fired! top Issues in HR, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
■ Social Media Marketing: New Place, Old Rules, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 17, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane.
■ Get Online with Google, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 19, or 3-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane.
Grant workshops. The Plantory, 560 E. Third St., Lexington.
■ Grant Writing Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon Thursday. Will teach proposal writing basics.
Breakfast will be provided. $55. For more information or to register, please email Laura Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers classes in beginner and intermediate computer subjects at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. To enroll, call 373-1000 or visit Ckcs.org. Each class is $60 per person.
■ Apple iPad, Beginner, 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 17.
■ Apple iPad, Intermediate, 10 am. Mondays, beginning Sept. 17.
■ Beginning Digital Imaging, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 18.
■ Independent/Advanced Digital Imaging, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 18.
■ DVD Movie Maker, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19.
■ PC Windows Computer Basics, 10 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20.
Photo Principles for Point and Shooters, 1 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20.
■ Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20.
■ Macintosh Mountain Lion Basics, 10 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Sept. 22.
Internet Marketing Strategies Seminar for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs will be noon Friday at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Bring lunch. Cost: $25.
Six easy steps to an effective estate plan presented by Brandon Potter, a Wells Fargo financial adviser, will be 9 a.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 333 East Main Street, Suite 120. Reservations: Sharon Martin, (859) 243-5018.
The Women's Business Expo will be today-Tuesday at The Galt House in downtown Louisville. The Expo will feature Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWoman, as the keynote speaker. For more information, visit Wbcky.org or Pamela at (502) 608-5434.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Patent attorney Jim Francis. Free and open to the public. Information: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Stephen Machin-Smith, owner and president of CMIT Solutions of Lexington, a Managed Services IT Co. will present "E-Discovery in the Cloud." Lunch provided. Cost: members, $17; non-members, $20; and first-time attendees, $15. Reservations: Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071 or email@example.com.
Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road. Visitors and prospective members welcome. $8 breakfast. Info: lexingtonsunrise.rotary-clubs.org or (859) 230-6704.
BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle. Visitors welcome. Information: (859) 351-8268.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Dr. Info: Kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive. Info: (859) 951-8442 or Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.
BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rooster's, 124 Marketplace Drive. Lunch included. Info: (859) 948-1999.
Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 East High Street. Info: Sid, (859) 846-4667.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Info: (859) 277-2058.
Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Rd. Info: (859) 223-7884.
Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Info: (859) 229-5633.
Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway.
Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. Members and guests only. $8 for lunch. Info: (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. Info: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
The 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. Info: BGAIW.org or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.
The Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge. Info: (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Hilton Suites Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle. Info: Jo Ellen Lovello, (859) 223-1778. www.altrusalexky.com.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo