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Classes and workshops

The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following free workshops. Information: (859) 257-7666 or visit

■ 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. Preregistration 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. (unless otherwise noted) at 160 Moore Dr., Suite 107. Information: (859) 373-1000.

■ Tech Night. May 10.

■ Windows 7, XP and Vista. May 11.

■ LexMug. May 11.

■ Mac. May 12.

■ Investments, 10 a.m. May 15.

■ How to Research Family History, May 18.

■ Access, May 20.

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. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

The Green River Regional Education Cooperative will present back-to-back workshops on advanced grant writing and proposal writing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17 at the Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hwy 27, Somerset. $89, including lunch and workshop materials. Registration deadline is May 12. Information: (606) 677-6000,, or


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. Information:

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. Information: (859) 277-6900 or (859) 275-1606.

The WROCK general meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12 at Golden Corral, 185 E. New Circle Rd. Speaker: Dave Baker of WKYT. $10, including lunch. RSVP by 5 p.m. May 9 to Information:

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

The Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 1 p.m. May 13 at the home of Jo Bonts, 2313 Quirks Run Rd., Danville. Information: (859) 263-2059.

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Rd., 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

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. Information: (859) 321-7547.

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.

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. Information: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or


Bluegrass Community and Technical College and AARP Kentucky will present the "Work at 50+: A New Age of Possibility and Purpose" conference from 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. Information: (859) 246-6623 or

The McIntosh-Ditto Wealth Advisory Group of Hilliard Lyons will present a seminar called "Retire Right—Introduction to Retirement and Income Planning" from 10-11:30 a.m. May 12. Free. Information: (859) 514-0156.

Applications are now available for the 2010-11 Leadership Lexington Class. Deadline is May 17. Information: