Classes & workshops
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, Somerset. Information: (606) 677-6000.
■ 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 ckcs.org.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 7.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Feb. 9, 16 and 23.
■ 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.
■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Feb. 16.
■ Investment, 10 am. Feb. 18.
■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Feb. 23.
■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. Feb. 25.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Membership: $40. Information: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311
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 at Lexingtonky.gov/purchasing.
■ How To Do Business with the LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 23.
■ Certification: Your Passport to Opportunity, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 24.
A Microsoft Word 2010 class will be offered from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 8 and 15 at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. $60; $30 for chamber members. Register at Jncc4u.com.
Eastern Kentucky University's Division of Continuing Education and Outreach will offer more than 120 community education courses 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 and Wire Wrapped Jewelry.
The lineup also includes basket-weaving classes in Corbin and a wide range of instructor-facilitated online courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (www.ed2go.com/eku).
Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet for several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are 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 1-877-358-6742, or go to Ceo.eku.edu/communityeducation 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.
■ 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, 330 East Main Street.
■ Laptop and Learn Series: Twitter, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Nicholas County Library, 223 North Broadway, Carlisle.
■ Idea or Opportunity?, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23, Commerce Lexington conference room.
■ Laptop and Learn Series: Twitter, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 27, Inter Energy Building Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.
Priority Computer Training Center, 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 go to Priority-training.com.
■ 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 next Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable Networking Luncheon will Feb. 15 and will feature Ben and Rebecca Self of 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, 560 East Third Street. The presenter is Laura Connell, development director for Lexington Rescue Mission. The cost workshop is $55 for each workshop or $95 for both. Breakfast is provided. A laptop is needed and may can be rented for an additional $15. Space is limited to the 20 people to submit registration fees to Lexington Leadership Foundation, P.O. Box 4654, Lexington, Ky. 40544.
■ 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.
Lexington Business Xchange will be Feb. 8 at Carrabbas Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. Includes lunch, networking and attendee list. $30 in advance, $35 on site. Register at Strategicbusinessnetwork.com.
The 10th annual conference for grandparents and relatives raising children will be March 15 at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Grandparents, caregivers, relatives and professionals are invited to attend. The conference includes 13 workshops, lunch, exhibits, and free legal consultations for relative caregivers. Joseph Crumbley, national kinship expert, is the keynote and featured speaker. The cost is $5 for grandparents/relatives and $50 for professionals. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is March 1. For questions or more information, call (859) 257-5582.
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 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: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
The Lexington Travel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hunter Presbyterian Church. Grieg and Mary Ann Olsen will show slides of Peru. Information: (859) 277-6900.
Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Lafayette Room at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington. Becky Ryder, director of the Keeneland Library, will speak about the preservation of the Daily Racing Form and give a tour of the library. Lunch provided. $17 members, $15 first-time attendees, $20 others. Reservations required to Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071.
2012 Lexington NAWBO Chocolate Affaire will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Don Jacobs BMW, 2689 Nicholasville Road, Lexington. Free for members, $10 for advance guests, $15 at the door. Reservations at Lexnawbo.org by Feb. 9.
BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington. 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 Drive in Lexington. Information: Kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive, Lexington. Information: (859) 951-8442 or Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.
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 S. Limestone, Lexington. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
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, Lexington. Information: BGAIW.org or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.
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, Lexington. Information, (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
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, Lexington. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.
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