Kentucky Datebook: Sept. 17

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:

■ How to do Business with LFUCG, FCPS, UK Facilities Management, 4-6 p.m. today.

■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Friday.

■ Women Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 26.

■ Small Business Administration Certifications and Programs, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 27.

Classes are held in the basement of the LFUCG Government Center, Room B109, 200 East Main Street. To register, visit or call Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323.

Top IRA Planning Mistakes, a free workshop, will be at noon and 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at 109 Springdale Drive, Nicholasville. The workshop will be presented by Griffin Johnson, financial adviser, Edward Jones Investments, and Ryan Hale, MFS Fund Distributors. Reservations to Megan McGee, (859) 223-4471 by Thursday.

Priority Computer Training Center classes. 1419 Leestown Road, Lexington. For more information or registration, call (859) 368-9330 or go to

■ Web Design, 5:30 p.m. today and Sept. 24.

■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. Sept. 29.

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. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Thursday.

■ Database, 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Sept. 25.

■ Unix / Linux, 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

■ Photo/Coffee Talk, 9 a.m. Sept. 27.

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.-4:30 p.m. the following dates:

■ Effective Communication, Tuesday.

■ Access Level 1, Sept. 24 and 25.

■ Photoshop Level 1, Sept. 26 and 27.

All classes are taught by leading professional experts on-site at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 (Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. (606) 677-6072.

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

■ Social Media Marketing: New Place, Old Rules, 3-5 p.m. today, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane.

■ Get Online with Google, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, or 3-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane.

■ Legal Mistakes, What Went Wrong? 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, 330 East Main Street.


The next Women Leading Kentucky Fall Roundtable will be Thursday at Sal's Chophouse in the Lansdowne Shoppes. Speaker: Cheryl Norton, Kentucky American Water. Cost for the series of three Lexington roundtables is $100 or $35 per roundtable. Registration:


The Lexington Employee Benefits Council Luncheon will be 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Malone's Banquet Room above Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road. Cost is $30 for guests. Speaker: D.J. Wasson from the Kentucky Insurance Cabinet. Topic: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. CE certificates awarded for attendance. Reservations to

The Lexington Venture Club will meet 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Game development companies FrogDice, Gun, Pheeva and SuperSoul will be featured. Reservations to

The American Association of University Women Bluegrass Central Branch will hold a meet and greet from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday on the porch at Addie's Restaurant at the Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street, Versailles. The program will include information about the AAUW Bluegrass Central Branch's 2012-13 programs addressing issues affecting the lives of women and girls. The Bluegrass Central Branch serves members in the Bluegrass ADD, including Fayette, Woodford, Madison, Boyle, Franklin, Anderson and Jessamine counties. For more information, contact Ramona Griffin, (502) 695-2899 or Sharon Marcum, (859) 272-7792.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Stephen Machin-Smith, owner and president of CMIT Solutions of Lexington, a Managed Services IT Co. will present "E-Discovery in the Cloud." Lunch provided. Cost: members, $17; non-members, $20; and first-time attendees, $15. Reservations: Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071 or

Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road. $8 breakfast. Info: or (859) 230-6704.

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. Info: (859) 321-7547.

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

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rooster's, 124 Marketplace Drive. Lunch included. Info: (859) 948-1999.

Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 East High Street. Info: Sid, (859) 846-4667.

Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Info: (859) 277-2058.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo