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Classes and workshops

The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer Speed Networking for Entrepreneurs, 8-9:30 a.m. April 27 at the Hilary J. Boone Center, 510 Rose St. Free. Information: (859) 257-7666. www.ksbdc.org.

Workforce Solutions of Bluegrass Community & Technical College will offer the following classes at the Lees town campus, 164 Opportunity Way. Information: (859) 246-6666. www.bluegrasskctcs.edu/workforce.

■ Electrical: Master's Update Training. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17. (Danville campus)

■ GIS: Introduction to Global Positioning Systems. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 24.

■ HVAC: Heat Loads. 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 26, 28.

■ Child Care: Infant/Toddler Classroom Issues. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 7 p.m. at 160 Moore Dr., Suite 107. Information: (859) 373-1000. www.ckcs.org.

■ Tech Night, April 12.

■ Windows 7, XP and Vista, April 13.

■ LexMug, April 14.

■ Access, April 15.

■ Investments, 10 a.m., April 17.

■ Unix/Linux, April 22.

■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. April 24.

Georgetown College and The Lexington School will hold a collaborative workshop for early-childhood education professionals 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 13 at The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Rd. Angela Cox, Shelly Rogers and Heather Stone will be the presenters. $15. Information and registration: (859) 278-0501, Ext. 289, or jsloan@thelexingtonschool.org.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its monthly inventors workshop April 13 at the Bluegrass Development Center, 699 Perimeter Dr. Networking at 6:30 p.m.; workshop at 7. Members only. Membership: $40. Information: (859) 201-1311, info@ckic.org, www.ckic.org.

The Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education and Hazelden will offer a workshop, Co-Occurring Disorders Program: Integrated Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems, on April 14-16 at DoubleTree Guest Suites, 2601 Richmond Rd. $130-$275. Hotel discounts available. Information: (859) 373-8930, www.centerforprofessionaldevelopmentky.com.

The Center for Rural Development and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative will present a Grant Writing 101 workshop at 10 a.m. April 22 at the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center in Hazard. $79. Register by April 19. Information: (606) 677-6000 or www.centertech.com.

How to Use Your Financial Statement to Manage Your Business, presented by Score-Lexington, will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 19 at Awesome Inc., 348 East Main St. $25 by April 16 or $35 at the door. (859) 231-9902.

Meetings

The Lexington Ad Club will present "The Story of the Yellow Shoes" with Will Gay, creative director of Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Kentucky Room. $20 members/students; $35 non-members. Reservations by April 16 to www.lexingtonadclub.com.

Women of Tomorrow ... Today Breakfast Forum will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 15 at Cracker Barrel on Nicholasville Road. $20 members; $25 non-members, includes breakfast. (859) 583-8007, www.capacityinc.org..

Seminars/other

The McIntosh-Ditto Wealth Advisory Group of Hilliard Lyons will present a seminar, Retire Right—Introduction to Retirement and Income Planning, 10-11:30 a.m. April 14. Free. Information: (859) 514-0156.

Fifth Third Bank will hold free first-time homebuyer seminars 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 15, 22, and 29 at the Fifth Third Fortune Drive Banking Center at 900 Beasley St. (859) 293-4700.

Commerce Lexington Inc. will host a Business Link event 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Hilton Suites in Lexington Green. $5 for Commerce Lexington members; $10 for non-members. Information: (859) 226-1615.

Free Shred Day will be 6 a.m. to noon April 14 in the parking lot of Forcht Bank's Southland Drive location. Limit: Three file-size boxes per person.

ARMA Frankfort-Bluegrass will hold a spring seminar 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. April 16 at the Bluegrass Airport Media Room, 4000 Terminal Dr. $65-$90. Information: (859) 564-8300, Ext. 237. Register by April 7.

COMPILED BY HEATHER CHAPMAN AND DOROTHEA WINGO

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