Kentucky datebook: Aug. 30

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 Street. $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 Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information: (859) 373-1000 or

■ Dr. Fix-It, Sept. 4.

■ Microsoft Word, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 6.

■ LexMug, Sept. 8.

■ Mac, Sept. 9.

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics' Executive Education Center is offering the Fall 2010 Certificate in Business Administration beginning Sept. 9. Classes will be in the Gatton College Building on the UK campus 5:30-8:30 p.m. through Nov. 11 with a certificate presentation reception Nov. 18. Cost: $750. Registration: 1-800-284-6407 or visit

Workforce Solutions of Bluegrass Community & Technical College will offer The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 7-28, at its Leestown Road campus. Registration: (859) 246-6666 or visit


The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Inven. Free. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

Lexington Business Xchange will be Sept. 8 at Carrabbas Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. $30 advance, $35 on site. Includes lunch, networking and attendee list. Register at

Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter dinner meeting, Best Practices in Driving Organizational Change, will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel's Bourbon Room, 1801 Newtown Pike. Presenter: W. Charles Slaven. Information:

Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter Meeting, Frankfort, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Community Room, Frankfort. Topic: Communication Planning for Project Management. Presenter: Michael Galbraith. Information: e-mail

Bluegrass SHRM will meet and hold a professional development session, both featuring nationally known expert Ron Adler. The professional development session will be 8-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Fasig-Tipton Horse Farm, 2400 Newtown Pike. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 for BGSHRM members, $35 for non-members. Registration: The chapter meeting, A CEO's Perspective of HR Metrics, will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, also at Fasig-Tipton. This program has been approved for one strategic recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sanders ville 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 Road. 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 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive. Information: (859) 321-7547.

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

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

Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road.

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

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo