Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

■ The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center presents Learning to Sell Ice to Eskimos!, 9 a.m.-noon May 5, Sandler Training Office, 2331 Fortune Drive, Suite 165, $20. Info: (859) 257-7666.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society presents the following workshops at 160 Moore Dr., Ste. 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or visit

Open Source, May 4.

Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. May 7.

■ The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Membership: $40. Info: or (859) 201-1311.


■ The Bluegrass Retired Teachers' Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 11 at The Hilton Suites, Lexington Green. Speaker: Broadcaster Tom Leach. $18. Reservations due May 4.

Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 1 p.m. May 7 at Jo Bonta's 2313 Quirks Run Road, Danville. Info: Dorothy Gera, (859) 263-2059.

Women Leading Kentucky will hold its Women's Business & Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the Hilton Downtown. Speakers: Dr. Annie McKee, founder and managing director of the Teleos Leadership Institute; Camille Jayne, CEO of The Jayne Group: Management Consulting; and Laura Liswood, secretary general and co-founder of the Council on Women World Leaders. Info:

■ National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. May 12 at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Info: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

■ International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. May 19 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Info: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or


Weichert Realtors - Bluegrass Living will present a series of free real estate seminars for new and seasoned Realtors each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2962 Richmond Road, Suite 220. Register at (859) 543-8253.

Diversified Stock Income Plan will be presented by Brandon C. Potter, a Wells Fargo financial advisor at 4 p.m. each Thursday in May at his office located at 333 East Main Street, Suite 120. Info: (859) 243-5052.

■ The 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards program is seeking nominations from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the region's top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Nominations will be accepted through June 1 with the top three finalists in each of the four EIEA business categories recognized and award recipients announced Sept. 12 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. For more info, or to download a copy of the nomination form, visit and click on the Excellence in Entrepreneurship link. Or call, (606) 677-6000.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo