Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer courses in interpersonal communications, photographing nature with your digital camera, computer skills for the workplace, medical terminology: a word association approach, keys to successful money management and assisting aging parents via its Ed2Go site. Enroll at

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

■ 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 Dr., Suite 107, Lexington. Workshops are for members, but public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Jan. 19.

■ 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.

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 7 p.m. Jan. 26

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. Jan. 28.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society also offers classes at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Dr., Lexington. For information, go to To enroll, call (859) 373-1000 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

■ Computer Basics begins Jan. 17.

■ DVD Movie Maker, begins Jan. 18.

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

Eastern Kentucky University's Division of Continuing Education and Outreach will offer more than 120 community education courses through June, including many new offerings. The lineup also includes classes in Corbin and a wide range of instructor-facilitated online courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (

Pre-registration is urged for all classes. To register, for more information or to obtain a brochure, call (859) 622-1228 or 1-877-358-6742, or go to|education to see the entire catalog and/or enroll.

The UK Gatton College Executive Education Center will offer a Society for Human Resource Management Learning System Course designed for individuals who want to achieve certification as a professional in human resources (PHR) or a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). The 13-week course will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 7 in Room 248 of the Gatton building, Lexington. For more information, go to or call Debbie Reed, (859) 257-8780.

The Lexington School presents The Mary Beers Professional Development Series of workshops for early childhood education professionals. Sensory Processing Disorder Issues in Preschoolers: Traits, Tips and Tools will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington. Trainer: Ariane Mongeau. $15. Reservations: Jaci Sloan, (859) 278-0501, Ext. 289 or email

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

■ 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.


Nationally known lawyer Sarah Weddington, who argued the winning side of the landmark Roe vs. Wade case before the Supreme Court, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Carrick Theater at Transylvania University, Lexington. Free.

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 recent move to UK. All roundtables begin at noon at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington. Networking and registration at 11:30 a.m. $35 per session, $100 for series. Pre- registration required: or Sonia, (859) 422-6395.

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

The Paris Main Street Program, in partnership with Kentucky Bank and Maysville Community and T echnical College, announces the Small Business Best Practices seminar from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at Oasis Productions, 610 Main St., Paris. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Cost: $10; includes continental breakfast. The seminar will feature a collection of business topics that include writing small-business plans, business lending, wealth management, more. Registration: Elisha Bowman, (859) 707-4696 or


Lexington NAWBO chapter. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 17. The Carrick House, 312 N. Limestone, Lexington. $20 members, $24 guests. RSVP to or email

National Association of Women in Construction. Jan. 19. 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30, meeting at 6. Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, 1800 Newtown Pk., Lexington. Reservations:

American Association of University Women Bluegrass Central Branch. 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Woodford County Public Library, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles. Speaker: Linda Harvey, volunteer director of Juvenile Restorative Justice. Information: Nancy Dicken, (859) 879-0955, or Ramona Griffin, (502) 695-2899.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19. Brontë Bistro, Joseph-Beth in The Mall at Lexington Green. Speaker: Gale Reece on the challenges of starting and running a 501(c)3 in a recession. Reservations required. Roger Hamperian: (859) 425-2071 or

Lexington Employee Benefits Council Luncheon Meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26. Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington. Speaker: Ken Troske with a 2012 economic update. $25 non-members. To join, contact Kaye Dickston at

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

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

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

Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club. Noon Thursdays. Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 E. High St, Lexington. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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