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Kentucky Datebook business calendar: May 7

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.

■ Windows 7, Vista, and XP, 7 p.m. May 8.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. May 10.

■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. May 10, 17 and 24.

■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. May 14.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. May 17.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. May 22.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. May 24.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers beginner and intermediate classes at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Drive, Lexington. Classes are $60 and have hands-on instruction for a small number of students per class. Information: CKCS.org. Enrollment: (859) 373-1000 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

■ Tips to Getting Better Pictures From Your Point-and-Shoot Camera, 10 a.m. May 12, $25.

■ Introduction to the iPad, 7 p.m. May 21, $25.

■ Introduction to PowerPoint 2010, 1:30 p.m. May 24, $25.

Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West. Membership: $40. Info: CKIC.org or (859) 201-1311.

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

■ Business Plans: The Small Business GPS, 9-11 am. May 15, Central Bank, 43 North Main Street, Winchester.

■ Business Form Selection: The Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 17, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.

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.

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

■ Creating Loyal Customers for Life, 5:30 p.m. May 10.

■ Web Design, 5:30 p.m. May 9, 16, 23.

■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. May 12.

■ Microsoft Word Level 1, 5:30 p.m. May 14.

■ Microsoft Access, 9 a.m. May 19.

■ Microsoft Word Level 2, 5:30 p.m. May 21.

Events

A Window Into Wellness — The View from Experts & Peers will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at Fasig- Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. The Bluegrass Society for Human Resource Management has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the elements of successful wellness programs and the value of insurance provider professionals. Wellness vendors will be on hand to present their offerings. $35-$45. Lunch must be pre-registered. Information: Bgshrm.org.

A Madison County Job Fair will be 2 to 7 p.m. May 10 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 233 Battlefield Memorial Highway, Richmond. The first two hours are reserved for transitioning military personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and their dependents. At 4 p.m., doors will open to all job seekers. The event is free. Attendees should be prepared for interviews, dress appropriately and bring a current résumé. Veterans should bring proof of military service. Iinformation: A.J. Jones, (859) 779-3128 or Ajjones@ky.gov.

The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation. Grants may be used for product improvements, business plan development or economic development activities. The maximum grant award per applicant is $175,000. Applications are due July 24. Application materials may be found at Rurdev.usda.gov.

Applications for the 2012-13 Class of Leadership Lexington are available through May 16 at Leadershiplexington.com. The 11-month program is for residents and individuals who work in the Lexington area and are employed by firms that are active members of Commerce Lexington, unless the employer is a charitable organization. Non-employed community volunteers also may apply. Information: Amy Carrington, program director, (859) 226-1610 or acarrington@CommerceLexington.com.

Small Business Best Practices Seminar Series: Effective Marketing Strategies will be 8 to 10 a.m. May 17 at Oasis Productions, 610 Main Street, Paris. Topics: current marketing trends, creating a marketing plan, building your client base, online marketing and social media trends, the importance of customer service and more. Speakers: Tom Leach, the voice of the Kentucky Wildcats; Nick Landers, eLink of Meridian Chiles; Miranda Reynolds, Edward Jones Investments; and Brenda Bragonier, Kentucky Bank. $10; includes breakfast, registration, and take-home materials. Registration: Elisha Bowman, (859) 707-4696 or ebowman@parisky.com.

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

Lexington Employee Benefits Council will meet 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at Sal's, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. Benefits Bullseye. Speakers: Sherry Brackney, 401(k) participant fee disclosures, and Mikio Thomas, IRS, 401(k) compliance check questionnaire project results. $25 for non- members. Reservations: Kaye Dickston, kdick@lexclin.com.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Jeff Propps, Software Information Systems, will present "Secure Backup to the Cloud." Lunch is provided. $17 for members, $20 non-members, $15 first time attendees $15. Reservations required: Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071 or rhamperi@lexingtonky.gov.

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. Information: Kysunrise toastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.

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

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.

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 Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge, Lexington. Information, (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo

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