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Classes & workshops

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 CKCS.org.

■ Database, 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

■ Digital Photography, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. At Murphy's Camera, 1100 Winchester Road.

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. March 1 and 8.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. March 3.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m., March 6.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. March 8.

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. March 8 and 15.

■ Tech Night, Internet Password Security, 7 p.m. March 12.

■ Windows XP, Vista and 7, 7 p.m. March 13.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. March 15.

■ Investments, 10 a.m. March 17.

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, go to CKCS.org. To enroll, call (859) 373-1000 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

■ DVD Movie Maker, independent work begins March 7.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.

■ Laptop and Learn Series: Twitter, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 27, Inter Energy Building Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.

■ Laptop and Learn Series: Twitter, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 29, Elkhorn Crossing School, 2001 Frankfort Road, Georgetown.

■ Direct Mail Marketing for Small Business, 1-3 p.m. March 5, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, Lexington.

■ FAQs of Starting a Business, 1-3 pm. March 6, Alliance Bank, 695 Bullion Boulevard, Winchester.

■ Payroll 101, 2-4 p.m. March 14, Commerce Lexington.

■ Basic Record Keeping and Accounting, 3:30-6 p.m. March 15, Commerce Lexington.

Priority Computer Training Center, 1419 Leestown Road, Lexington, 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.

■ Computer 101, 9 a.m. March 3.

■ Microsoft Word, noon, March 3.

■ WordPress - Web Design, 5:30 p.m. March 5, 12, and 19.

■ Microsoft Access, 9 a.m March 10.

■ Microsoft PowerPoint, 9 a.m. March 17.

■ Microsoft Excel, noon, March 17.

Events

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center will host a community meeting to discuss how to do business with the Lyric and other updates at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street, Lexington. Info: (859) 280-2201.

The South Central Kentucky Business Expo will be noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Cave City Convention Center. Bill Samuels Jr., chairman emeritus of Maker's Mark, will be the featured speaker. For more information, go to Facebook.com/sckbe.

Minority and women-owned businesses that perform skilled trades may participate in a vendor fair from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 29 sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Businesses in the following trades are invited to meet with the LFUCG Division of Facilities Management and other divisions: HVAC, electrical, paving, suppliers, plumbing, drywall, painting, concrete, general construction, industrial supplies and tools, safety equipment, and custodial services and supplies. The vendor fair will be at the Fire Training Center, 1375 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington. A special presentation about opportunities and upcoming projects will begin at 12:30 p.m. Vendors should register in advance at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE. For more information, call (859) 258-3320 or email Marilyn Clark at mclark@lexingtonky.gov.

Blue Grass Community Foundation and The Center for Rural Development will outline a trio of tools for non-profits — the GoodGiving.net Web site, Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative and the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit — from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp., 362 Old Whitley Road, London. Attendance is free and open to staff and board members of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Bell, Clay, Knox, Magoffin, or Whitley counties. Register by Feb. 28 at Crdev.us/ardpiregister.

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 and relatives, and $50 for professionals. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is March 1. For questions or more information, call (859) 257-5582.

The National Association of Women in construction will present the 6th Annual Ms. Fix-It Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 3 at Spencerian College, 1575 Winchester Road, Lexington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fair will feature several 45-minute classes that include basic plumbing and electrical repair, tile, drywall repairs, home weatherization, and gardening. Admission is $15 cash or check at the door. For more information, go to Bgnawic.org or call (859) 536-9139.

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.

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Topic: Young Inventors Night with Bill Cloyd and Newton's Attic. Free. Information: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7 to 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 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive, 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 South 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.

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, 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 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo

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