Kentucky Datebook: Sept. 24

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:

■ 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.

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. Sept. 24.

■ Quickbooks Pro, 9 a.m. Sept. 29.

■ WordPress Web Design, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22.

■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. Oct. 13.

■ Microsoft Word and Outlook, 9 a.m. Oct. 20.

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

■ 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, Oct. 4 and 11.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

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:

■ Access Level 1, Sept. 25.

■ Photoshop Level 1, Sept. 26 and 27.

All classes, taught by leading professional experts, are 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 at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Call (859) 257-7667 to register.

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

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

The Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer PC Windows Beyond Basics at 1 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 1 at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. To enroll, call 373-1000 or visit $60.


Television and radio host Tavis Smiley will be the featured speaker at The Poverty Forum on Sept. 28 in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Convention Center. Tickets are $50 and include a reception from 6-6:30 p.m. The event will conclude at 9 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

Leadership Lexington Foundation will have its annual Leadership Awards Dinner and Celebration at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 West High Street. Cost: $35. Reservations: (859) 277-3087 or email by Oct. 15.


The Lexington PMI Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at DeSha's, 101 North Broadway. Topic: The Magic Pill: A surprising secret to getting more done. Speaker: Liz Haeberlin. Cost: $15-$22. One PDU of training, applicable to PMI education credits for certification, for this presentation. Register online at

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Rich Boling of Techshot. Free and open to the public. Info: (859) 201-1311.

Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road. Visitors and prospective members welcome. $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 Drive. 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 Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Info: (859) 277-2058.

The Suburban Woman's Club meets the first Wednesday of each month. Info: Dianne Gerstel, (859) 223-4743.

Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Rd. Info: (859) 223-7884.

Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Info: (859) 229-5633.

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. Info: (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. Info: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

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. Info: 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. Info: (859) 492-7627 or

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.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo