Monday: Drug-free Workplace; workshop on minimizing substance abuse and maintaining a drug-free workplace; 10 a.m. to noon, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; seminar is free, but registration required; for information call 737-1790.
Monday: Computer Class for Beginners; other two classes May 13 and 20; 6-8 p.m.; $95 fee covers all three classes; GrayKnight Computing, 1516 Monte Sano Ave.; contact Donny Gray to register, 364-4729.
Tuesday: Free investing program for widowed, divorced and single women, by Michael S. Keck of Edward Jones Investments; interactive broadcast presented via private satellite network at 6 p.m., 246 Davis Road, Suite B; refreshments served and seating limited; reservations required; contact Sherri, 860-1307.
Tuesday: Business After Hours, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7 p.m., The River Club; contact Roni at 279-2323.
Wednesday: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Management; Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute; 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; free admission; call 737-1414 to register.
Wednesday: Lump Sum Distributions & IRA Rollovers, by Greg Dechau of Edward Jones Investments; examines the advantages and disadvantages for those changing jobs or considering early retirement; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; reservations required by Monday; 736-6252.
Thursday: Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations; The National Center for Economic Development, Business and Technology Inc.; 9 a.m. to noon, Augusta-Richmond County Small Business Incubator; $89; to register call 792-1427.
Thursday: Are You Prepared for the Ideal Retirement?: Chuck Smith of Edward Jones; with guest speaker Aubrey Rhodes of Rhodes, Enoch, Taylor, P.C. and Patrick Foley of Van Kampen; 6:30 p.m, North Augusta Country Club; for reservations call 279-6065.
May 13-17: Microsoft SQL Server; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information call Computer Land/Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
May 14, 16, 21: Small Business Success School: Starting Your Own Business, May 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Smart Marketing, May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Writing a Business Plan, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $35 for one class or $90 for all three; for more information call 737-1790.
May 14: American Funds Group seminar, featuring Dean Rydquist speaking on What's Right With America?, Realistic Expectations and What Makes the American Funds Different?, and Tracy Taylor of Rhodes, Enoch & Taylor, P.C., addressing Estate Planning; 6:30 p.m., Cadwalladers Cafe; dinner served; reservations required; contact Sherri, 860-1307.
May 17: Changing Jobs or Retiring? - Protecting Your Assets; Charles Jenkins Jr., financial adviser with Morgan Stanley; 6 p.m., Bobby's Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville, S.C.; reservations required, call 821-4016.
May 20: On the Web in an Hour; South Carolina's Small Business Development Center; 6-8 p.m., Moore School of Business at USC; seminar is free but $29.95 to create Web page; registration deadline is May 17; for information call (803) 777-5118.
May 22: QuickBooks Pro 2002; Serotta Maddocks Evans and Co., CPA's; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 701 Greene St., Suite 200; seminar by Sonia Gowen; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Dawn M. Hatfield at 722-5337 for information.
May 23: Retirement Planning Strategies seminar with Greg Dechau of Edward Jones Investments; attorney Aubrey Rhodes of Rhodes, Enoch & Taylor, P.C., and Bob Kubicki of Sun America, guest speakers; 6:30 p.m.; reservations required by May 21; 736-6252.
May 30: Employment-Related Seminar, covering hiring/firing of workers, conducting workplace investigations and understanding workers compensation laws; The Greater Augusta Employer Committee, Augusta Area Society of Human Resource Management and The Georgia Department of Labor; guest speaker attorney Marty N. Martenson; 8:30 a.m. to noon, 601 Greene St., second floor; registration begins at 8 a.m.; $55 per person, $45 in advance; for information contact Charles Scavullo Jr., 737-9177.
June 10-14: A+ Certification Course by CompTIA; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information call Computer Land/Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
June 17-Aug. 8: MCSA - Microsoft's newest certification; Monday through Thursday evenings, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; for information call Computer Land/Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.
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