Classes and workshops
The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following classes. For more information, call (859) 257-7666.
■ Build Employee Loyalty Without Giving a Raise, 9-11 a.m. March 8, Forcht Bank, 2404 Sir Barton Way, $20.
■ Web Site Basic, 2-4 p.m. March 15, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, $20.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or CKCS.org.
■ Windows 7, XP and Vista, March 8.
■ LexMug, March 9.
■ Mac, March 10.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program will present the following classes designed to help women and minority-owned firms become part of the procurement process at LFUCG. Classes are free and will be held in Room B109 of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 East Main Street. To register, call Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3320 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Doing Business with the State — Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program, 4-6 p.m. March 7.
■ Women's Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 11.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Host: Don West. Membership: $40. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
The Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group will meet 7-9 p.m. March 8 at Springhill Suites, 863 South Broadway. Speakers: Louisville real estate attorney and investor Harry Borders, and Louisville author Mike Butler. Regular meetings are the first Tuesday of each month 7-9 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge. Information, (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
Financial Executives International will hold its monthly reception and dinner program at 5:45 p.m. March 8 at the University of Kentucky Hilary J. Boone Center. Speaker: Lori Hudson Flanery, deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Registration: Jim Smith, email@example.com.
The Bluegrass Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at Hilton Suites at Lexington Green. Cost $18. Speaker: Rev. C.B. Akins.
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 12:30 p.m. March 10 at the home of Virginia Cheek, 2140 Ft. Harrod Drive, No. 32. Information: Dorothy Gera, (859) 263-2059.
Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter, Frankfort, will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 10 at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street. Topic: Baptist Express Care Walmart Clinics Rollout Project. Information: www.pmibluegrass.org.
Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 24 at DeSha's, 101 North Broadway. Topic: Baptist Express Care Walmart Clinics Rollout Project. Information: www.pmibluegrass.org.
The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women will meet at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Marriott Griffin Gate, Newtown Pike. Go to BGAIW.org or call Linda Shearer at (859) 977-3776.
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.
The Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at the Calvary Baptist Church rec building, 150 East High Street. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.
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 www.NMCBN.com.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-7:30 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 Pike. Members and guests only. Free; $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.
The Professional Ambassadors, a program of Women Leading Kentucky, will present A 2011 Kentucky legislative update with state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr and Rep. Kelly Flood will be 7-8 p.m. March 10 at Transylvania University in the president's room in Forrer Hall on the corner of Fourth Street and Broadway.
Lexington Woman's Club will present Bid for Kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19 at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike. $40 for luncheon and style show. Reservations: Dee Schweikle, (859) 272-3886.
The Bluegrass Alliance for Women's 2011 Legacy Awards Luncheon will be noon-1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. Tickets are $25 each. Download a registration form at www.bluegrassallianceforwomen.com or call Anne Weston, (859) 230-8364.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo