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Classes and workshops

The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following free workshops. Call (859) 257-7666 or go to www.ksbdc.org.

■ FAQs of Starting a Small Business. 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 6. Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, 304 S. 4th St., Danville.

■ Using eBay to Start or Expand a Small Business. 5-8 p.m. May 12. Commerce Lexington Building, 330 E. Main St. $20.

■ Buying a Franchise: Is It For You? 5-8 p.m. May 13. Commerce Lexington Building. $20.

■ QuickBooks Basics. 9 a.m.-noon May 18. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Office of Unemployment & Training, 1055 Industry Rd. $40. Advance registration required. Limit 12 participants.

■ Business Idea or Opportunity. 6-8 p.m. May 20. Commerce Lexington Building. Free.

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.

■ Microsoft Word. May 4.

■ Open Source. May 5.

■ Tech Night. May 10.

■ Windows 7, XP and Vista. May 11.

■ LexMug. May 11.

■ Mac. May 12.

SCORE-Lexington will hold a workshop on "Using e-mail and social media to nurture your contacts into customers" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 6 at Awesome Inc., 348 E. Main St. SCORE counselors will be available during and after the workshop. $25 if registered by May 5, or $35 at the door. Call (859) 231-9902 or go to www.score-lexington.org.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West. Membership: $40. Go to www.ckic.org or call (859) 201-1311.

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet on May 4 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Dr. Networking at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 p.m. Speaker: Derek Roscoe with Idealitet. Free. Call (859) 201-1311 or go to www.ckic.org.

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet on May 11 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort. Networking at 11:30 a.m., program from noon-1 p.m. Presenter: Diana Mickelson. $12. Go to www.pmibluegrass.org.

The Lexington Travel Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 11 for dinner and discussion at Jim's Seafood in Frankfort. Topic: traveling in the Mediterranean. Call (859) 277-6900 or (859) 275-1606.

The Bluegrass Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 12 at the Crowne Plaza, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Reservations due May 3.

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

Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Call (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. Call Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506, or go to www.NMCBN.com.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Dr. Go to www.kysunrisetoastmasters.org or call (859) 321-7547.

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

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

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

International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd. Call Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or go to www.altrusalexky.com.

Seminars,other

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd. Featured speakers will talk about leadership principals. Lunch and snacks provided. $69-$99. Call (859) 514-3562, Ext. 701, or go to www.leadlex.com.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College and AARP Kentucky will present the "Work at 50+: A New Age of Possibility and Purpose" conference, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14 at the Student Center on the BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington. Free. Space limited. Register by May 10. Free lunch for first 100 registrants. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (859) 246-6623 or e-mail sheila.simpson@kctcs.edu.

Applications are now available for the 2010-2011 Leadership Lexington Class. Deadline is May 17. Go to www.leadershiplexington.com.

COMPILED BY HEATHER CHAPMAN

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