The Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education will offer the following course at 106 Dennis Drive: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls for Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Prevention Professionals, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 6 CE hours, $120. Information/registration: (859) 373-8930 or visit www.centerforprofessionaldevelopmentky.com.
ExecuTrain of Kentucky will offer the following free computer and professional-development training sessions to displaced Kentucky professionals: Microsoft Word Basics, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday; Microsoft Excel Basics, 1-4 p.m. Friday. Each person can register for up to two courses. Information/registration: www.executrainky.com or (502) 429-6444.
The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering an early bird discount for students who enroll in its Certificate in Business Administration Program by Dec. 27. The program will be offered on Thursday nights Feb. 4-April 15. Early bird registration is $750; after Dec. 27, $888. Information/registration: (859) 257-8746.
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Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Merrick Inn, 3380 Tates Creek Road, for Christmas dinner and a gift exchange. Information: (859) 263-2059.
The Lexington Regional Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Signature Club, 3256 Lansdowne Drive. Program: Holiday fashion show and recognition of corporate partners and past presidents. Registration: www.LexNAWBO.org.
The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at DeSha's Restaurant, 101 North Broadway. Topic: Year in review. Information: www.pmibluegrass.org.
BNI-Better Networkers meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Spring Valley Golf Club, lunch included. Information: Jennifer Hendren, (859) 509-0187.
National Marine Corps Business Network, NMCBN, the business network exclusive to Marines, meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Pazzo's on South Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or visit www.NMCBN.com.
American Association of Individual Investors, Louisville Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Standard Country Club, 8208 Brownsboro Road, Louisville. Information: Kathleen, (502) 722-9596.
Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.
Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road. Information: Ken Fister: (859) 223-7884.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.
Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street. Information: Sue Alexander, (859) 266-6969.
Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Tech Night, today; Investments, 10 a.m., Saturday; Digital Photography, Dec. 22. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo