Classes & workshops
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will hold the following free classes for women and minority-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government. Classes are in the basement of the Government Center, 200 East Main Street, Room B109. To register, go to Lexingtonky.gov or call Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323.
■ Certification: Your Passport to Opportunity, 9-11 a.m. Aug 24.
■ DBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 31.
Priority Computer Training Center, 1419 Leestown Road, will offer the following classes. Information/registration: (859) 368-9330 or go to Priority-training.com.
■ Website Design, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
■ iPad Basics, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. Aug. 25.
■ Creating Loyal Customers, 3 p.m. Aug. 25.
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.
■ Photo/Coffee/Talk, 9 a.m. Aug 23 and 30.
■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Aug. 23.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 4.
The Center for Rural Development and its e-learning and training partner, New Horizons Computer Learning Center are offering business software programs classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes are taught by leading professional experts at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. (606) 677-6072.
■ Excel Level 2, Aug. 24.
■ Excel Level 3, Sept. 11.
■ Effective Communication, Sept. 18.
■ Access Level 1, Sept. 24 and 25.
■ Photoshop Level 1, Sept. 26 and 27.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, Lexington, unless noted otherwise. Registration: (859) 257-7667.
■ Business Form Selection: Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
■ From Hired to Fired! Top Issues in HR, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
■ Get Online with Google, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
■ Get Online with Google, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown.
Grant workshops. The Plantory, 560 East Third Street, Lexington. Breakfast will be provided. $55, $95 for both. For more information or to register, e-mail Laura Connell at email@example.com.
■ Grant Seeking Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 23. A laptop with wireless capability is required.
■ Grant Writing Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 30. Proposal-writing basics.
The Executive Education Center in the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics will launch the Institute for Business Management & Leadership Excellence this fall. Beginning Aug. 29 with Series 1: Professional Business Management, the institute will offer an 11-session evening program meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekly. Series 2 will be offered during the spring semester, March 21 to May 30. Participants who complete the program will receive 30 hours of continuing education credit for each series. A discount is available to those who sign up for Series 1 and 2 at the same time. Information and registration: Gatton.uky.edu/institute or 1-800-284-6407.
Women Leading Kentucky's first Fall Roundtable event will be noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug 23 at the Thomas D. Clark History Center in Frankfort. Speaker: Theresa Bridgewaters, CEO of The Mardrian Group, a commercial construction management and general construction firm. $130 for four Roundtables, $100 for series of three Lexington Roundtables or $35 per Roundtable. Registration: womenleadingky.com
The Women's Business Expo will be Aug. 27 and28 at The Galt House in downtown Louisville. It will feature Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWoman, as the keynote speaker. Information: Wbcky.org or Pamela, (502) 608-5434.
■ Kenneth Troske, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics, will provide an overview of the local and state economy and employment outlook from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. $20 members, $24 guests. Reservations: Lexnawbo.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan Woman's Club Alumni Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at Merrick Inn, 1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington. RSVP to Melanie, (859) 381-1947.
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 Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington. Prospective members welcome. $8 breakfast. Info: lexingtonsunrise.rotary-clubs.org or (859) 230-6704.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: (859) 277-2058.
BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rooster's, 124 Marketplace Drive, Lexington. Info: (859) 948-1999.
Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive, Lexington. Info: (859) 951-8442 or Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.
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.
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.
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. Info: 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. Info: (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
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 Hilton Suites Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle. Info: Jo Ellen Lovello, (859) 223-1778. www.altrusalexky.com.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo