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Kentucky Datebook

Classes

The Central Kentucky Computer Society/SeniorNet will offer the following classes beginning Monday: Beyond Basics, Computer Basics, Beginning Digital Imaging, Greetings, Excel, Internet/Mail, Photoshop Elements and Word. Classes are six two-hour sessions over six weeks. Registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org.

Kentucky Electrical Contractors Association (IEC of the Bluegrass) will present the following six-hour Kentucky- and Ohio-approved electrical continuing education classes at the IEC Training Center, 950 Contract Street: Business and Employment Law, Business Practices and Compliance with OSHA, a Practical Approach, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, $100 members, $125 non-members; 2008 NEC Code Update, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, $50 members, $60 non-members. For more information, call (859) 266-4968 or visit www.keca-iec.org to register.

Equine Abuse Investigation Training will be offered by the Kentucky Horse Council at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex at Morehead State University, Oct. 1-3. The class is part of the KHC horse welfare program and is designed for animal control officers, sheriffs and other Kentucky law enforcement officials involved in investigating and prosecuting equine abuse and neglect. Tuition: $75. Information/registration: (859) 367-0509 or visit www.kentuckyhorse.org.

Meetings

The Lexington Venture Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Crowne Plaza, 1375 South Broadway. Topic: Bluegrass Entrepreneurial Environment Study Results. Reservations: Stacy Lackey at Slackey@commercelexington.com.

The Professional Women's Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Signature Club. Speaker: Patricia Cooksey. Reservations: Prowomensforum@aol.com. or www.professionalwomensforum.com.

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 Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information, Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.

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.

Seminars/other

Will Certification Work for Me? will be 6-8 p.m. today at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Speakers: Eddie Atchley, D. McGinnis Mitchell and Tom Masterson, three successful entrepreneurs who have made certification work for them. Free. Reservations: (859) 226-1621 or slackey@CommerceLexington.com.

Mark A. Telfer, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will present Smart Choices in Retirement at 6 p.m. Thursday at 115 Codell Drive. Reservations: Ann Shaffer, (859) 252-0703.

InnoVision 2018, Bluegrass Tomorrow's comparative analysis of innovation in 22 college regions similar to the Bluegrass, will be 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort. Cost: $25 for BGT members, $35 for non-members. Information: (859) 277-9614 or visit www.bluegrasstomorrow.org.

University of Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative presents its monthly Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the E.S. Good Barn off Cooper Drive at University Drive and Farm Road. Topic: Selecting Fund Accounting Software: An Insider's View. Presenter: Joseph Johnson. Cost: $20 for Nonprofit Network members, $30 for non-members; includes lunch. Registration: (859) 257-2542 or visit www.kynonprofits.org.

Workshops

Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, No. 107. They begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org. Database FoxPro, today; Digital Photography, Tuesday; Unix/Linux, Thursday; Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. Saturday.

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. Wednesday. Free. Reservations: 1-800-352-1714 or (859) 309-9791.

The Small Business Development Center of the Bluegrass will offer this workshop at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington Building, first floor conference room: Fundamentals of Starting a Business, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2, $30. Information: (859) 257-7666.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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