Upcoming business events: Week of May 27

Classes & workshops

Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops and classes at 160 Moore Drive, No. 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or visit

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. May 30.

■ Database, 7 p.m. May 27.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. May 28.

■ Dr Fixit, 10 a.m. June 1.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 4.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. June 5.

■ All About Layers (Digital Imaging), 10 a.m. May 29 and June 1, $25 per class. Call for enrollment.

The Center for Rural Development's Your Center of Learning training program includes a new series of professional, instructor-led classes, including full-day and first-time-ever lunch-and-learn sessions as well as evening and Saturday programming.

The following classes will be at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. For a description of classes or to register, contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000 or email

The cost of the day session training classes is $99 per class. Seminars and lunch-and-learn training classes are $49 per class.

■ Leadership: Meaning Management and Exercise in Influence, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28.

■ Gourmet Cooking on a Budget, 6-7:30 p.m. May 30.

■ Computer Training Part 1: Understanding the Personal PC, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m May 30.

■ Night Photography, 5-8 p.m. May 31. Requirements: Point and shoot or DSLR camera.

■ Terrorism and WMD in the Workplace-On Demand/Web-based course for first responders (Free)

■ Extremely Essential Camera Skills 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center Workshops:

■ Intermediate QuickBooks. 9 a.m.-noon May 31. Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd., Room 139. $25

■ Small Town Merchant Program. 9-11 a.m. June 24. Commission Chambers at City Hall, 32 Wall St., Winchester. Free.

To register call (859) 257-7666 or register on-line at


The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative is sponsoring three free training seminars in Somerset, Ashland and Hazard for attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, and other professional advisers to learn more about charitable giving in Kentucky.

Seminars will be June 6 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, June 12 at the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, 855 Central Avenue (Citizens National Bank Building), Ashland, and June 13 at the Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. at each location.

The seminars will be led by Allison Peck Lankford, vice president and general counsel at Blue Grass Community Foundation.

For more information on the Somerset charitable giving seminar, register online at, contact The Center for Rural Development at (606) 677-6000, or email

For the Ashland seminar, contact the Foundation for the Tri-State Community at (606) 324-3888 or email

For the Hazard session, visit, contact the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky at (606) 439-1357, or email

A free lunch will be served at the Somerset and Ashland seminars. There will be a charge for lunch at the Hazard session.


The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. May 28 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Plan to Succeed. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

The Military Officers Association of America's quarterly meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. May 30 at Thompson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. A light lunch is available for $5, followed by a guided tour of the facility. MOAA members, military officers (active, retired, former), their families and guests are welcome to attend and should contact Pat Jones, (859) 271-2606, or email

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. June 4. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Speaker: Twyman Clements, Kentucky Space. Free and open to the public.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers-Lexington Chapter, Tour of American Greetings. 6 p.m. June 5, with optional dinner after the tour. 2601 Lebanon Rd., Danville. Please bring proper safety attire, such as safety glasses with side shields, and steel-toed shoes. All members and non-members must pre-register by noon June 3. Please call or email reservations. (859)243-8271,