Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset, will offer the following classes in January. Classes will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the second-floor training room. Information: (606) 677-6000.

■ Excel Level 1, Jan. 12.

■ Outlook Level 2, Jan. 18.

■ Excel Level 2, Jan. 26.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops in many computer basic, intermediate and advanced subjects at its Resource Center, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, Lexington. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Jan. 12 and 19.

■ Macintosh, 7 p.m. Jan. 12.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

■ Investment, 10 a.m. Jan. 21.

■ Database, 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers casual classes in various computer topics at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Drive, Lexington. Classes have hands-on instruction for a small number of students. To enroll call(859) -373-1000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Information:

■ Computer Basics begins Jan. 17.

■ DVD Movie Maker begins Jan. 18.

■ DVD Making — Independent Work, begins Jan. 18.

Priority Computer Training Center, 1419 Leestown Road, Lexington, will offer the following business skills and software training to individuals, groups and companies. Information or registration:(859) 368-9330 or

■ Quickbooks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14.

■ WordPress - Web Site Design, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 24, 31.

■ Advertising for Free, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

■ Create Loyal Customers for Life, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

■ Reach Your Target Customers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

■ File Your Taxes Online, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30.


The American Advertising Federation Lexington has issued a call for entries for the 2011-12 AAF Lexington ADDY Awards competition. All entries must be received by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Avenue. Entry fees are $65 for AAF Lexington members, $95 for non-members. Information:

Women Leading Kentucky will begin its Winter Roundtable Series Jan. 17. The theme of this year's series is Couples Making a Difference in the Bluegrass. The first roundtable networking luncheon will feature University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Mary Lynne Capilouto, who will speak about their work and their recent move from the University of Alabama-Birmingham to UK. All roundtables begin at noon at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Networking and registration at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per session, $100 for series. Pre-registration is required. Go to or call Sonia at (859) 422-6395 for more information.

The Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute will be Jan. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Speaker: Doug Hall, CEO and founder of the Eureka! Ranch and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership network. Kentucky manufacturers may apply for a competitive grant that will pay 2⁄3 of a complete growth system, of which the IELI is a part. For more information about this grant, call Rick Johnson at (859) 327-9195. Cost: $1,995. For more information about the institute, go to

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


Frankfort PMI Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort. Doug Burton and Michael Galbraith will speak about integrated business software and project management at noon. Box lunches are available for those who pre-register online.

Evelyn Strange, chair of NAWBO National, will speak to the Lexington NAWBO chapter at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at The Carrick House, 312 North Limestone, Lexington. Cost: $20 members, $24 guests. RSVP to or email

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19 at Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in The Mall at Lexington Green. Gale Reece will talk about the challenges of starting and running a 501(c)3 during a recession. $17 members, $20 non-members, $15 first-time attendees. Reservations required. Roger Hamperian: (859) 425-2071 or

BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington. Information: (859) 351-8268.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive, Lexington. Information: (859) 321-7547.

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington. Lunch included. Information: (859) 509-0187.

Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 East High Street, Lexington. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.

Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: (859) 277-2058.

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

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

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

Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Members and guests only. $8 for lunch. Information: (859) 389-8100.

National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 South Limestone, Lexington. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

Altrusa International, Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at The Crowne Plaza-Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.

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