Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo is Aug. 4 at Lexington Center

Heather French Henry
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The Military Officers Association will meet at noon July 28 at Equestrian Woods Country Club, 107 Clubhouse Drive. Heather French Henry, an advocate for military veterans since being crowned Miss America in 2000, will speak. Henry, the deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, is the daughter of a disabled Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. To attend, call Pat Jones at 859-271-2606, or email A buffet lunch will be available for $17.

Midway Toastmasters meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays at Midway University in the Anne Hart Raymond Center Building, Room 120. The group works on improving leadership and public speaking skills. Information:

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. July 25 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: How to Land Your Next Job. Information: 859-257-8905 or


Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo will be Aug. 4 at Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street. Keynote speakers are Sheri Riley and Randal D. Pinkett. Find out more at

Workshops and classes

Inventors Network KY will present a crowdfunding class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at 699 Perimeter Drive. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of crowdfunding. To register, go to

Shiftify: The More You Know, The More You Grow, presented by Gen47 and CMI Consulting, will offer classes at 2808 Palumbo Drive. Classes are $79 each or $59 each when you book two or more. For more info, go to

▪ Rejection Redirection, Use the Power of Rejection to Win, 2:30 p.m. July 18 or July 24

▪ Gain Radical Fans: Don’t Just Master Customer Service, Own It, 2:30 p.m. July 19 or 8 a.m. July 25

▪ The Powerful and Purposeful Presenter: Be a Dynamic Public Speaker, 2:30 p.m. July 20 or 8 a.m. July 28

▪ De-stress Express: Reduce Stress in the Workplace, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1 or 8 a.m. Aug. 3

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers these classes at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Information: 859-373-1000 or at

▪ Database, 7 p.m. July 24

▪ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. July 25

▪ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. July 27

▪ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. July 27

▪ Dr Fixit, 10 a.m. Aug. 5

▪ iHelp, 10 a.m. Aug. 5

▪ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Aug. 10

▪ Tech Night (Genealogy), 7 p.m. Aug. 14

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo