Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

■ The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center presents Profit Mastery Preview, 6-7 p.m. Thurs., Commerce Lexington. Info: (859) 257-7666.

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

Workforce Solutions of Bluegrass Community & Technical College will offer the following continuing education training at the Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way. HVAC: Codes Update, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon. and Wed. Electrical: Code and Safety Update for Master Electricians, 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 20 and 22. Information: (859) 246-6666 or visit

The Central Kentucky Computer Society presents the following workshops at 160 Moore Dr., Ste. 107. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Windows 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. Tues. Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Thurs. Microsoft DotNet Users (LexNUG), 5:30 p.m. Thurs. Microsoft Access Database, 7 p.m. Thurs. Investments, 10 a.m. Sat. Information: (859) 373-1000 or visit

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program offers the following free classes in the basement of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 East Main Street: How to do Business with LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. Mon.; SBA Certification Programs, 4-6 p.m. June 20; Kentucky MBE and WBE Certification Program, 9-11 a.m. June 24; National Women Business Owners Corp. WBE Certification, 4-6 p.m June 27. For a complete schedule of classes, visit or call (859) 258-3320.

Your Center of Learning will offer Excel 2007 Advanced at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues. at the center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27. The center will also offer How to Develop Presentation Skills from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24. Info: (606) 677-6000.

Author Laura Emberton Owens will share her strategy for effective leadership from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at a free seminar at The Center for Rural Development. Register: Patti Simpson, (606) 677-6110.


■ The Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners presents Removing the Blinders: Valuing Your Vision When the Stakes Are High at 11:30 a.m. June 21 at Sal's Chophouse, Tates Creek Road. $18 members, $22 guests. Register by June 17 at

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: (859) 321-7547.


Affluent Affliction - Shattering the Myths of Domestic Abuse in Affluent Marriages will be Friday at Spindletop Hall Alumni Club. The seminar is for therapists, health professionals, and ministers and is open to the general public. Speakers: Author Lundy Bancroft and researcher Dr. Corrine Williams.

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: (859) 543-8253.

■ The deadline to nominate Southern and Eastern Kentucky's business leaders and entrepreneurs for the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards has been extended until Wednesday. Nominations are being sought in the following categories: business, small business, start-up, and not-for-profit entity. Info:

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