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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 Street. Free. Information: (859) 257-7666 or www.ksbdc.org.

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

■ 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.

■ How to Research Family History, April 20.

■ Unix/Linux, April 22.

■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. April 24.

■ Digital Photography.

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 Street. $25 by April 16 or $35 at the door. (859) 231-9902.

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.

Meetings

The Blue Grass Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will present free networking and educational events on April 20 at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott, Red Mile, and April 27 at Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse, Harrodsburg. Information: Sherry Gowins, (859) 238-5283 or www.iaap-bluegrassky.org.

The Lexington Ad Club will present The Story of the Yellow Shoes with Will Gay, creative director of Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group, from 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.

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet at noon April 22 at DeSha's Restaurant, 101 N. Broadway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Topic: Unleash the Power of the Metrics, presented by Clain Hendrix.

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington. Lunch included. Information: (859) 509-0187.

Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd. Information: (859) 277-2058.

National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30-7 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Dr. Information: www.kysunrisetoastmasters.org.

Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Rd. Information: (859) 223-7884.

Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Information: (859) 266-6969.

Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd.

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 21 and 28. Free. Information: (859) 514-0156.

Altrusa International Inc. will hold a membership open house at 6 p.m. on April 22 at the Crown Plaza at the Campbell House Inn, 1375 S. Broadway. Altrusa meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Crowne Plaza. Information: (859) 224-4981 or www.altrusalexky.com.

Fifth Third Bank will hold free First-Time Homebuyer seminars from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 22 and 29 at the Fifth Third Fortune Drive Banking Center, 900 Beasley Street. Information: (859) 293-4700.

Community Ventures Corporation will host a Federal Contracting seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at its office at 1450 N. Broadway. Free. Registration required. Information: (502) 582-5971, Ext. 266; (502) 992-9496. www.communityventurescorporation.org.

Lexington Business Xchange will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Carrabba's Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. $30-$35, includes lunch, networking and contact list. Open to the public. Information: www.networkky.com.

COMPILED BY HEATHER CHAPMAN

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