Kentucky Datebook for the week of May 30


The Inventors Council of Central Kentucky will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 7 on the second floor of the new Eastside Library Branch, 3000 Blake James Drive. Featured speaker: Jonathan Berry with Savage Demand. Free. Info: or 859-201-1311.

Workshops and classes

Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions office will offer the following courses at its Newtown Campus, 500 Newtown Pike. For more info, call 859-246-6666 or view the catalog online at

▪ Computer Basics for the Absolute Beginner, 12:30-4:30 p.m. June 11, $65

▪ Electrical: 2014 Code Review and Arc-Fault/Ground-Fault Devices & Field Safety for All Trades, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 11, $50

▪ HVAC: Boiler Operations and Controls & Field Safety for All Trades, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11, $100

▪ Plumbing: Kentucky Plumbing Codes Updates 2016 & Field Safety for All Trades, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11, $100

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: 859-373-1000 or at

▪ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. June 2 and 9.

▪ Tech Chat, 1:30 p.m. June 2.

▪ Dr. Fixit & iHelp, 10 a.m. June 4.

The 2016 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference, scheduled for June 2-4 at the Carnegie Center, Kentucky author Wendell Berry (World Lost, Jayber Crow, Country of Marriage and Hannah Coulter, among others) is open for registration. The conference welcomes both beginning and advanced writers and features craft workshops in nonfiction, fiction and young adult; and business workshops on how to get published. The conference offers participants a chance to meet face-to-face with literary agents, Noah Ballard and Sharon Pelletier, who will lead workshops and meet one-on-one with conference attendees (extra fee of $25 required). Register at

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo