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Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer continuing education training for child care providers, electricians, health care providers, HVAC technicians, and plumbers from March though June. For additional information or to request a brochure, call (859) 246-6666 or view the catalog at

Courses also will be offered online via Ed2Go, including résumé writing, medical coding, introduction to Dreamweaver CS5, A to Z grant writing, creating Web pages, speed Spanish, assisting aging parents and discovering digital photography. Go to for a list of courses.

Eastern Kentucky University Community Education will offer a two-night class, MS Excel 2010 Basic, at 6 pm. April 2 and 4, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond. $160.

Midway College's Students in Free Enterprise chapter, in cooperation with the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a workshop for small businesses at 10 a.m. March 28 at Midway College. The Small Business Solution Workshop will cover small-business networking and one-on-one consulting sessions. The workshop is free, but reservations are required for lunch. To register, email

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 at

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

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. March 15, 22 and 29.

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

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. March 15.

■ Investments, 10 a.m. March 17.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. March 22.

■ Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. March 24.

■ Database, 7 p.m. March 26.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. March 27.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Hosted by Don West. Membership: $40. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

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

■ Payroll 101, 2-4 p.m. March 14, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.

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

■ Business Plans, The Small Business GPS, 1-3 p.m. March 20, Alliance Bank, 695 Bullion Boulevard, Winchester.

■ Laptop and Learn Series: Google Plus, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 21, Nicholas County Library, 223 North Broadway, Carlisle.

■ Laptop and Learn Series: Google Plus, 3-5 p.m. March 26, Inter Energy Building Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.

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

■ Microsoft Word Certification Level 1, 5:30 p.m. March 13; Level 2, 9 a.m. March 17.

■ Advertising for Free on the Internet, 5:30 p.m. March 14.

■ Microsoft Excel Certification Level 1 and 2, 5 p.m. March 20, 22.

■ Writing a Professional Résumé and Interviewing Skills, 5 p.m. March 23.

■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. March 24.

Jennifer Napier Career Consulting will offer the following classes in March. For more information, go to

■ Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010, 2-5 p.m. March 14 and 21. Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 201 East Main Street. Richmond. $60, $30 for chamber members.

■ Introduction to Microsoft Word, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Broadway Center, 204 North Broadway, Berea. $60; $30 for Berea Chamber of Commerce members.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following classes for women and minority-owned businesses that want to do business with the LFUCG. For more information, contact Marilyn Clark at or call (859) 258-3323. Register at

■ How to do Business with the LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. March 19.

■ Certification: Your Passport to Opportunity, 9-11 a.m. March 23.


A Special Needs Sensory Conference will be at 7 am. March 16 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway. $70-$160. 1-877-775-8968.

DOT Compliance seminar will be at 8:30 a.m. March 20 at Doubletree Guest Suites, 2601 Richmond Road, Lexington. $499. (847) 836-6063.

The Bluegrass Local Food Summit will be March 22-24 at various locations around Lexington. Information:

The Future of Business: Update and Unify With Unified Communications will be at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at Lexington Movie Tavern, 133 North Locust Hill Drive. Free. (502) 212-4742.

AARP Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing for veterans, volunteers and VA employees will continue through mid-April at the Cooper Drive and Leestown Road VA locations. To make an appointment, email or call (859) 281-4930.

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.


NAWBO will meet 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. March 20 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Speaker: Jean R. Hale, chairman, president and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp.$20 members, $24 others. Reservations: (859) 699-3450.

Lexington Employee Benefits Council will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Topic: long-term care. Speaker: James D. McGary, Mass Mutual Financial Group. $25 for non-members. To join, contact Kaye Dickston at

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: (859) 321-7547.

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

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 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 Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway. 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 Est Short Street, Lexington. Information: (859) 266-6969.

Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington, 1375 South Broadway.

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.

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: 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. 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 Hotel Lexington, 1375 S. Broadway. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.

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