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Kentucky Datebook

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Topic: Steps from the Light Bulb to the Market with Don Skaggs and Mark Miller. Free. Information: www.ckic.org or call (859) 201-1311.

The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Inn Conference Center.

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 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street. Information: Sue Alexander, (859) 266-6969.

Seminars/Other

Edward Jones financial adviser J. Daniel Barham will present a free seminar titled Making Sense of Retirement at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Pasadena Drive, No. 120. Reservations: (859) 278-4880.

The 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, Commerce Lexington and The Lane Report, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lexington Convention Center. Registration: $95, includes breakfast and materials. Information: www.lexingtoncenter.com.

The Bluegrass Compensation Association is offering a three-part, half-day seminar series titled Compensation Boot Camp, designed to help human resource professionals better understand the elements of a pay system design and drive policy decisions at their organizations. The first session is from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. Other sessions are March 11 and April 8. Cost: $120 non-members; $90 members. Information/registration: www.bluegrasscomp.com.

Workshops

Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Microsoft Word, today; Open Source, Wednesday; Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. Saturday; Tech Night, Feb. 9; Windows XP-Vista, Feb. 10; LexMug, Feb. 11; MAC, Feb. 12. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Presented by Don West. Membership: $40. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

Helmers Gatterdam will offer a three-part Innovative Investing workshop for people who want to take control of their finances. Participants can attend a single class or all three classes. The first class, 401(k) Concerns: Answering the tough questions about where you are now and what to do about it, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at A.P. Roots on Romany Road. Cost: $20 per workshop. Information/reservations: (859) 309-9791.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is adding to its catalog of free on-line training courses by offering a variety of workshops in Spanish. The courses offer Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, managers, employees and individuals considering business ownership the opportunity to receive training anytime by simply accessing the KSBDC Web site, www.ksbdc.org.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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