Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer the following courses via its Ed2Go site: 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. Enroll online anytime at

The Center for Rural Development, Your Center of Learning, will offer Excel, Level 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the second floor training room at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset. Information: (606) 677-6000.

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

■ Database, 7 p.m. today.

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

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. Jan. 28.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Feb. 4.

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 per class. For information see To enroll call (859) 373-1000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

■ Macintosh OS X Lion Basics begins Jan. 30.

■ PC Beyond Basics begins Jan. 30.

■ Microsoft Excel begins Jan. 30.

Eastern Kentucky University's Division of Continuing Education and Outreach will offer more than 120 community education courses from January through June, including many new offerings. Thirteen new classes are on tap, including: Fundamentals of Crimping Techniques, Building a Business on eBay, Improvisational Comedy for (almost) Everyone, Understanding the Check Engine Light, Advanced Dog Obedience, Wire Wrapped Jewelry, and more.

The lineup also includes basket-weaving classes in Corbin as well as a wide range of instructor-facilitated on-line courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (

Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet over a period of several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are held in the Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive where public parking spaces are plentiful. Other Richmond classes are held elsewhere on campus or in the community.

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

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 or a Senior Professional in Human Resources. The 13-week SHRM Certification Course will be 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Feb. 7 in Room 248 of the Gatton College of Business and Economics building. For more information, visit or call Debbie Reed at (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 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Road. Trainer: Ariane Mongeau. Cost: $15. Reservations: Jaci Sloan, (859) 278-0501, ext. 289 or email

Priority Computer Training Center, located at 1419 Leestown Road, will offer the following business skills and software training to individuals, groups and companies. For more information, or to register, call (859) 368-9330 or visit

■ WordPress - Website Design, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31.

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

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

■ Advertising for Free, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

■ Create Loyal Customers for Life, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9.


The Paris Main Street Program, in partnership with Kentucky Bank and Maysville Community and Technical College is pleased to announce the Small Business Best Practices seminar from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 30 at Oasis Productions, 610 Main Street, Paris. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Cost: $10, and includes a continental breakfast.

The seminar will feature a collection of business topics that include small business plan writing, business lending and wealth management, small business online and standard marketing, accounting and financial upkeep management, small business location research and more. To pre-register, call Elisha Bowman at (859) 707-4696 or email at

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association will host its annual legislative event Jan. 30-31 during the General Assembly's legislative session. The event begins Jan. 31 at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Clubhouse and includes membership committee meetings, informative sessions, networking and a visit to the KTIA office. On Jan. 31, there will be an open-house luncheon. Register through Jan. 26 at Cost: $60.

The Lexington Leadership Foundation will sponsor two workshops for novice grant seekers at The Plantory, located at 560 East Third Street.

■ Grant Seeking: A Guide to Finding Funding, 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 7.

■ Grant Writing: Crafting a Winning Proposal, 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 15.

The presenter is Laura Connell, development director for the Lexington Rescue Mission.

The cost of each workshop is $55, or you may register for both workshops for $95. Breakfast is provided. A laptop is needed for the workshop and can be rented for an additional $15. Space is limited to the first 20 people to submit their registration fee to the Lexington Leadership Foundation, P.O. Box 4654, Lexington, KY 40544.

Lexington Business Xchange will be Feb. 8 at Carrabbas Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. Includes lunch, networking and attendee list. Cost: $30 in advance, $35 on site. Register at

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. Register: (859) 543-8253.


Lexington Employee Benefits Council Luncheon Meeting will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26. Speaker: Dr. Ken Troske. Topic: 2012 Economic Update. Cost for the luncheon and speaker is $25 for non-members. Sals, 3373 Tates Creek Road. To join, contact Kaye Dickston at

Project Management Institute Bluegrass Chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Jan. 26 at DeSha's, 101 North Broadway. Topic: Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team Behavior. Cost: $17 members, $22 guests, $10 students. Discounts available for those that preregister online at

The 2012 Lexington NAWBO Chocolate Affaire will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Don Jacobs BMW, 2689 Nicholasville Road. Free for members, $10 for advance guests, $15 at the door. Reservations at by Feb. 9.

BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle. Visitors welcome. 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 Dr. 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. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.

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

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 South Broadway.

Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. 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 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. Information: or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.

The Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge. Information, (859) 492-7627 or

Altrusa International, Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of each month at The Crowne Plaza-Cambell House, 1375 S. Broadway. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo