The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluegrass Area Development Council, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Rob Voorhees, IDP. Topic: An inventor's QVC success story. Free. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
The Professional Women's Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Mile Clubhouse. Speaker: Jeannie The, associate executive director, Beaumont Centre Family YMCA. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.professionalwomensforum.com.
The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Racquet Club Clubhouse, 3900 Crosby Drive. Information: Pam Jury, (859) 539-9351.
The Project Management Institute, Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort. Topic: Scope management. Speakers: Art Hight and Liz Waggoner. Information: Visit www.pmikybgchap.org.
The Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.
The Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fayette County Extension Building, 1140 Red Mile Place. Information: Sue Alexander, (859) 266-6969.
Retirement Reality Check: It's Closer Than You Think will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Edward Jones office at 185 Pasadena Drive, No. 120. Free. Reservations: Megan Norris: (859) 278-4880.
Life Purpose Coaching Centers International instructors Kelly Thorne and Diane Cunningham will present a four-day training session 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9-12 at Crossroads Christian Church. Information/registration: www.ibloomtrainingcenter.com or call Thorne at (859) 514-3562.
The next Commerce Lexington's Business Link after-hours event will be 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Saint Joseph Office Park, building D, 4th floor. Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members.
Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, No. 107. The workshops begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org. Microsoft Word, Tuesday; Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. Saturday; TECH Night, Sept. 8; Windows XP-Vista, Sept. 9; LexMug, noon, Sept. 10; Mac, Sept. 11.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 pm. Sept. 9 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Membership: $40. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Conservative Retirement Portfolios, an educational workshop for investors with more than $100,000 in CDs or cash at a bank or brokerage, will be held at Helmers Gatterdam, 157 North Broadway, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 1-800-352-1714 or (859) 309-9791.
The Small Business Development Center of the Bluegrass will offer the following workshops at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington Building, first floor conference room. Developing a High Performance Strategy: Competing to Win (a four-day workshop), 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 15, $395. Information: (859) 257-7666.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo