Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

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

The Center for Rural Development, Your Center of Learning, will offer the following classes in the second floor training room at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset. Information: (606) 677-6000.

■ Excel 2010 Level 3, Feb. 3.

■ Word 2010 Level 1, Feb. 10.

■ PowerPoint 2010 Level 1, Feb. 15.

■ Access 2010 Level 1, Feb. 22-23.

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

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

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Feb. 4.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 7.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

■ Tech Night, How to Set Up a Network, 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

■ Windows 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. Feb. 14.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers casual classes in various computer topics at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Drive. 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, PC Beyond Basics and Microsoft Excel begins Jan. 30.

■ Beginning Digital Imaging and Advanced Digital Imaging, Independent Work begins Jan. 31.

■ Computer Basics and Photo Principles for Point and Shooters begins Feb. 2.

■ Apple iPad begins Feb. 3.

■ Pages for Macintosh begins Feb. 4.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer these classes for women- and minority-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government. For more information, contact Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323 or register online at

■ DBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 3.

■ How To Do Business with the LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 23.

■ Certification: Your Passport to Opportunity, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30 and 9-11 a.m. Feb. 24.

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 several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are in the Perkins Building, located on Kit Carson Drive, where public parking is 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.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops. Call (859) 257-7666 to register.

■ Laptop and Learn Series: Facebook, 3-5 p.m. today, Inter Energy Building Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.

■ FAQs of Starting a Business, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31, Commerce Lexington conference room, 330 East Main Street.

■ Identify and Reach Your Target Market, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 8, Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce, 508 North Main Street, Nicholasville.

■ Business Plans - The Small Business GPS, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9, Commerce Lexington conference room.

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 or 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

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

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

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

■ How to Reach Your Target Customers, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. Feb. 18.

■ Microsoft Excel, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 23.

■ WordPress - Web Design, Feb. 27.


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. today 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 e-mail at

The next Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable Networking Luncheon will be Feb. 15 and will feature Ben and Rebecca Self, Sixth Street Brewery & Seedleaf. The roundtable begins at noon and ends at 1:30 p.m. at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Networking and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $35. Preregistration required. Information: Sonia, (859) 422-6395.

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 for $95. Breakfast is provided. A laptop is needed 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.


The Lexington Venture Club Entrepreneurial Celebration will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Buster's Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester Street. Cost: $35. Reservations to

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: David Boggs, president of the Lexington Manufacturing Center and Opportunity for Work and Learning. Free. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

The Lexington Travel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hunter Presbyterian Church. Speakers Grieg and Mary Ann Olsen will show slides of Peru. Information: (859) 277-6900.

The Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Keeneland Race Course, Lafayette Room. Becky Ryder, director of Keeneland Library, will speak about the preservation of the Dailey Racing Form and give a tour of the library. Lunch provided. Cost: members $17, non-members $20, first-time attendees $15. Reservations required to Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071.

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. Information: (859) 321-7547.

Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive. Information: (859) 951-8442 or

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 third Thursday of each month at The Crowne Plaza-Campbell House, 1375 S. Broadway. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.

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