Upcoming business events: Week of Aug. 5

Classes and workshops

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


■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center offers the following workshops. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register on-line at

■ Get Online With Google, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, $20.

■ Frequently Asked Questions of Starting a Small Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, $20.

■ Small Town Merchant Program, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 19, 134 South Second Street, Danville, free.

■ Direct Mail Marketing, 2-4 pm. Aug. 21, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, $20.

■ Quickbooks For Beginners, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 30, Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 139, $49.99.

■ Intermediate Quickbooks, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 20, Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 139, $49.99.

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College Executive Education Center again is offering a Society for Human Resource Management Learning System Course designed for individuals who want to achieve a certification as a professional in human resources or a senior professional in human resources.

The SHRM Certification Course will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13-Nov. 12 at the Hilary J. Boone Center, Rose Street, Lexington.

Program fees are $995 for SHRM chapter members and $1,045 for non-members, which includes materials, free parking and snacks.

For information on courses offered visit or call Debbie Reed, (859) 257-8780.


Kentucky American Water 4th annual open house, WaterFest. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Kentucky American Water, 2300 Richmond Road, Lexington. Waterfest, a fun-family event, will include educational exhibits, covering topics such as water supply engineering, infrastructure renewal, environmental stewardship and demonstrations along with a variety of fun children's activities and refreshments.

Free and open to the public. For information:

The Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing. 8 a.m. Aug. 9, Hilary J. Boone Center at UK. The event is organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky.

The forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process and systems (including supply-chain) levels.

Cost is $145, includes attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, parking and lunch. A limited number of seats sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing are available for UK students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis.

UK attendees may register online at External (non-UK) registration is available at

For information:, or contact Heather-Michele Adkins, or (859) 323-3247.

The 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference will be Sept. 12-15 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz. Highlights of this year's family-friendly conference include sessions and workshops on solar energy, archeology, quilting and raptor education. A number of off-site sessions around Lake Barkley and the Land Between The Lakes include canoe trips, hikes, an archeological tour and a chance to spin fiber at the Homeplace in LBL. There also will be horseback riding, archery and trapshooting available at the park for participants and family members. The full conference program, along with registration information, can be found at Early bird registration ends Aug. 16.

IRS Workshop: Stay Exempt will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights. Learn what's required to maintain your organization's tax-exempt status. Led by experienced IRS Exempt Organizations specialists, the workshops are designed for staff or volunteers of small or medium-sized tax-exempt organizations who are responsible for tax compliance or professionals (including advisers) seeking a refresher. Topics include Form 990 series filing requirements, unrelated business income, charitable gaming, employment issues and record keeping tips. CPE, CLE credits available. Cost: $40 for Kentucky Nonprofit Network members, $50 for non-members. Register online at


The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Social media expert Ben Hibben. Free. Info: or (859) 201-1311.

The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Maximizing LinkedIn's Potential. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit

Women Republicans of Central Kentucky will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14 at Crowne Plaza/Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Paddock Room. Speaker: John Roach, constitutional scholar and civil rights lawyer will talk about "Have You Lost Your Right To Privacy?" A Q & A will follow. For information, visit RSVP to Cost: $20 for guests.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo