Kentucky datebook

Classes and workshops

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

■ Buying a Franchise: Is it Right for You? 5-8 p.m. Aug. 30. Scott County Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Free.

■ FAQs of Starting a Small Business. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 31. Commerce Lexington Building, 330 E. Main St. $20.

■ Green Your Business. 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 1. Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike. Free.

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

■ Database FoxPro, Aug. 23.

■ Digital Photography, Aug. 24.

■ Unix/Linux, Aug. 26.

■ Computer Clinic, Aug. 28.

■ Dr. Fix-It, Sept. 4.

Professional Medical Coding Curriculum will begin on Aug. 25 at In-Service Education, 1033 Griffin Gate Dr. The 16-week class will take place on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. Information: (859) 233-3900 or


PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet on Aug. 28 at the DeSha's Restaurant, 101 N. Broadway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon. Topic: The Project Lifecycle vs. The Service Lifecycle: Where's the Intersect? Presenter: Todd Frantz, president of Tandem Solutions. $12. Information:

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 7 p.m. the second Thursday 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 — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd.

Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. 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


The McIntosh-Ditto Wealth Advisory Group of Hilliard Lyons will present a free seminar called "Retire Right: Introduction to Retirement and Income Planning" from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at their office, 325 W. Main St., Suite 200. Registration: (859) 514-0156.

Bluegrass Compensation Association will present "Rules for Smart Compensation Management on the Cusp of Recovery: Managing Through the Recession to Position Your Company for Post-Recession Challenges from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Link-Belt, 2651 Palumbo Dr. Speaker: Brad Hill of Tandehill Human Capital. Free for members, $20 guests. RSVP by Aug. 23. Information: or

Small Business Bounce Back event, featuring a presentation by UK Men's Basketball Coach John Calipari. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike. $35, including a copy of Calipari's book and lunch. Information:, (859) 257-0104.

The Bluegrass Retired Teachers Association will hold a potluck picnic at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Cane Ridge Meeting House Shelter and Museum in Paris. Guest speakers: Pam Litteral, fitness director of the Paris YMCA, and the Rev. James Trader, museum curator. Information and reservations: (859) 245-1817.

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