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. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or at ckcs.org.
■ Photo Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. May 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.
■ Database, 7 p.m. May 24.
■ Dr. Fixit, 7 p.m. June 2.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers beginner and intermediate classes in various computer topics at its Resource Center at 160 Moore Drive, Lexington. Classes cost $60 and have hands-on instruction for a small number of students per class. For information see Ckcs.org. To enroll call 859-373-1000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
■ Introduction to the iPad, 7 p.m. May 21, $25.
■ Introduction to PowerPoint 2010, 1:30 p.m. May 24, $25.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.
■ Business Plans: The Small Business GPS, 9-11 am. Tuesday, Central Bank, Winchester.
■ Business Form Selection: The Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.
■ Funding Your Small Business, 6-7:30 p.m. May 24, Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles.
■ Laptop and Learn: Twitter, 2-4 p.m. May 30, Commerce Lexington.
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 priority-training.com.
■ Microsoft Word Level 1, 5:30 p.m. today.
■ How to Reach Your Target Audience, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
■ Writing a Professional Résumé and Interviewing Skills, 2 p.m. Friday.
■ Microsoft Access, 9 a.m. Saturday.
■ Microsoft Word Level 2, 5:30 p.m. May 21.
■ Quickbooks Pro, 5:30 p.m. May 22 and 24.
The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation. Grants can 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 can be found at Rurdev.usda.gov.
Applications for the 2012-13 Class of Leadership Lexington are available through Wednesday at Leadershiplexington.com. This 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 may also apply. For more information, call Amy Carrington, program director, at (859) 226-1610 or acarrington@CommerceLexington.com.
Small Business Best Practices Seminar Series: Effective Marketing Strategies will be 8-10 a.m. Thursday 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.
The cost of the seminar is $10 and includes breakfast, registration, and take-home materials. To register call Elisha Bowman at (859) 707-4696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lexington Employee Benefits Council Meeting will be 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Sals, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Benefits Bullseye. Speakers: Sherry Brackney, DOS, 401(k) Participant Fee Disclosures and Mikio Thomas, IRS, 401(k) Compliance Check Questionnaire Project Results. Cost for the luncheon and speakers is $25 for non-members. Reservations: Kaye Dickston, email@example.com.
Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Jeff Propps, Software Information Systems, will present "Secure Backup to the Cloud." Lunch is provided. Cost for members is $17, non-members $20, and first time attendees $15. Reservations required by contacting Roger Hamperian at (859) 425-2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 off Alumni Dr. Information: Kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (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 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. 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 www.NMCBN.com.
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: 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. 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. Information: Patricia Wilson, (859) 245-8358.
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