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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 www.ksbdc.org.

■ Idea or Opportunity. 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 26. Commerce Lexington Building, 330 E. Main St. Free.

■ Business Start-up Basics. 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 29. Scott County Library, 104 S. Bradford Ln., Georgetown. $20.

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

■ Database FoxPro. July 26.

■ Digital Photography. July 27.

■ Microsoft Word, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2.

■ Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Meetings

Lexington Business Xchange will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at Carrabba's Grill, 1881 Plaudit Pl. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; includes lunch. Registration: www.networkKY.com.

Lexington Venture Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 W. High St. Speaker: Dana Bowers of iPay Technologies. $30; includes lunch. RSVP to slackey@commercelexington.com. www.lexingtonventureclub.com.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet Aug. 3 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Dr. Networking at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7. Speaker: Rae Shepherd, patent and trademark librarian with the Louisville Free Public Library. Free. Information: (859) 201-1311. www.ckic.org.

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 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 Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd. Information: (859) 277-2058.

National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Dr. Information: www.kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (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 — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd.

Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pk. Members and guests only. Free admission. $8 for lunch. No registration required. Information: (859) 389-8100.

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 www.altrusalexky.com.

Seminars/Other

The eighth annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo will be Aug. 4 and 5 at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St. Keynote speaker: Randal Pinkett, Season 4 winner of The Apprentice. Morning speaker: Lauren Lake. (859) 285-1173. www.LexingtonMBE.com.

COMPILED BY heather chapman

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