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What's Coming Up At Our Club This Week !

Note: Hands-On classes listed in blue text
Green text are classes suggested for beginners

GENERAL MEETING ~ FEBRUARY 27
No Admission / Open to the Public
Social Hour 6-7pm / Meeting Begins 7pm

Guest Speaker

Matt Curtis, Branch Mgr

REGIONS BANK

TOPIC: Security & ID Theft

Jan 23 – Monday

5:00: EXPO 2017 - No Classes today

Jan 24 – Tuesday

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

10 am: Using Your Android Phone HnH Just Drop-In
There is a lot to know about the Android Phone if you are new to them - or thinking of getting one. It's much more than just a phone. There's a GPS built in to guide you where you are going, get your email, set up an appointment calendar with reminders, browse the internet, and so much more. We can help you learn your way around this wonderful device.
Instructor: Ross Schnarrenberger

Jan 25 – Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer (3 Of 4) Cut, Copy & Paste Just Drop-In
In this session, you will learn how to copy and paste, which will enable you to copy anything you find on the internet and then save it in a file on your computer. Did you find a good recipe or maybe a joke that you would like to save. You will also learn how to make a new folder. Week 4 of Getting Started scheduled for Feb 1.
Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Download Free Music And Books Just Drop In
Learn how to download free music and books to your computer and enjoy it on different forms of media.  Learn how to create CDs, put music or books onto your iPads, Android Tablets, MP3 players and other devices.  If you have basic knowledge of your computer, this is a class you won't want to miss.
Instructor: Ron Dakin

7 pm: Linux, The FREE Alternative to Windows Just Drop In
Linux, an alternative to Windows for an operating system.  This Linux system has most all of the features of Windows, but with less problems.  Attend this lecture and learn all about the features and benefits
.Instructor: Bob Liebl

7 pm: Get the cob webs out of your computer…! Just Drop-In
Feeling helpless when your computer is sluggish?  Do you feel even worse when you learn that you must have someone else come in and fix it for you…often at considerable cost?  There's good news!  You can fix most of these problems yourself.  Learn how in this class.  We call it “getting the cob webs out”.  You'll learn there's software available, most of which is free, to clear out those cob webs.  You'll learn that after the first time, applying this software, most issues with poor performance, improve significantly. Do it yourself, with confidence. It's easier than you may think. 

You only need to learn 4 things in this class:
1. Understand what's happening in your PC and why.
2. Where to find free or inexpensive software online to address it.
3. How to apply the software - successfully and safely.
4. How to maintain your computer to keep it running at top performance.   

Instructor: Dave Fetter.

Jan 26 – Thursday

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (4 of 8) Just Drop In
Apple's answer to Internet Explorer. Learn your way around the Safari web browser. Create bookmarks, and favorites. Working with tabs. Email links.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

10 am: Using Yahoo Mail Just Drop-In
Yahoo mail will cover the basics of setting up a yahoo account, sending and receiving emails, including attachments.. It will also teach you how to read individual messages, filter email, empty spam and trash, how to mark a message as spam, how to create lists and how to manage most of your other email accounts through yahoo.
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Bob Liebl
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10, Just Drop-In (4 of 8)
The new Settings menu is actually an extension of the Control Panel. We will take a look at it today. If time permits we will make a brief comparison between Settings and the original Control Panel.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

Jan 27 – Friday  

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon

Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

1 pm: Using The Android Tablet HnH - Drop-In Session 4 of 4
Do you have an Android (Google) tablet? Join us for this Half and Half class. Get to know the capabilities of your tablet, and be pleasantly surprised what it can do for you.
Using the Gallery for your photos, playing music, and connecting to your PC - wired and wirelessly. You can transfer photos and videos between your tablet and your PC.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Jan 30 – Monday

1 pm: Computerized Sewing Workshop Just Drop-In
The Computerized Sewing Workshop is comprised of people who share their love of sewing and embroidery.  Each month a different technique or project is demonstrated by one of the members.  After the demo, all are encouraged to participate in a “Show and Tell” session to display and explain their latest creations.  Won't you join us?
Just drop in if you have an interest.
Moderator: Norma Winner

Jan 31 - Tuesday

10 am: Setting up Skype Just Drop-in
See how video chatting with Skype works and let us help you to get set up.
Instructor: Dave Lemon

1 pm: Gadget Workshop Just Drop-In
This workshop deals with all the modern gadgets being sold today. iPads, SmartPhones, digital cameras just to name a few. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring one of their gadgets they may need help with. Between all that are present we hope to be able to share ideas and solve problems that will benefit everybody attending. Join us with your favorite gadget!
Facilitator: Pat Turek

Feb 1 – Wednesday

9:30 am: Garden Committee meets at the Garden

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer,(4 of 4)
File & Folder Management & Maintenance For Your Computer, Just Drop-In
We will continue with new folders and explore file and folder management. This will help you organize your files and folders so that you can back up everything to a flash drive, CD, DVD, or external hard drive. Finally we will explore Computer Maintenance: how to make sure your computer keeps running smoothly.
Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (1 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

7 pm: Linux Workshop Just Drop-In
The Linux workshop is a working session for users to bring their questions and experiences to the group.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers with them for use in the workshop. We are working with different subjects each week and expect to cover areas such as installation and administration, file systems, setting up servers (print, file, web, etc.), using WINE and virtual machines, and other topics that the group is interested in. Just drop in if you have an interest.
Facilitator: Bob Liebl

Feb 2 – Thursday

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (5 of 8) Just Drop In
Set up one or more email addresses in the Mail app. How do contact lists get onto your iPad? Create or edit email listings. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (1 of 4)
Instructor: Bob Liebl
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10 Just Drop-In (5 of 8)
Today, we take a look at Microsoft's new web browser Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is still in Windows 10, but will not be a permanent fixture. Eventually, it will be removed and Edge will completely take its place.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

Feb 3 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

Feb 6 – Monday

10 am: OPEN HOUSE / NEWCOMERS' ORIENTATION / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1 pm: Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop Just Drop-In
Just drop in if you have an interest. Each month a technique, a special tool, or a plug-in, for Photoshop Elements will be demonstrated. Those attending can then work on their own images at home and show their results at the next month's meeting. Attendees should bring a flash drive for images and templates and lots of questions and answers. This is not a basic Elements class.
Facilitator: Mich Morin

Feb 7 – Tuesday

10 am: Basic Windows 10 (1 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

10 am: Download Free Music & Books Just Drop In
Learn how to download free music and books to your computer and enjoy it on different forms of media.  Learn how to create CDs, put music or books onto your iPads, Android Tablets, MP3 players and other devices.  If you have basic knowledge of your computer, this is a class you won't want to miss.
Instructor: Ron Dakin

1 pm: Learning About Your Kindle Fire
This class will help you get started using your Kindle Fire. Bring your Kindle to class and play along.
We will cover having an email account, so you can use your Amazon account to download items you want to purchase. We will spend time finding our way around the Kindle; and practice adding apps and customizing settings. Questions and input are encouraged. We all learn more this way.
Instructor: Pat Turek

Feb 8 – Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer (1 Of 4)
Learn The Parts Of The Computer Just Drop-In

If you recently received a PC, perhaps as a gift, and are intimidated by it or were told, “Now we can e-mail each other”, but don't know where to start, this class might be for you. This class is designed for the person who has never used a computer before. Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (2 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: PC Maintenance and Security
PCs are complicated machines and they need weekly and monthly clean ups to keep them running at full speed. The available Windows maintenance tools, and security settings for Internet Explorer and e-mail will be discussed and demonstrated. Firewalls, antivirus and antispyware software will be discussed; they are important components of a package of tools that help keep a computer healthy and running well.  
Instructor: Gray Alexander   

Feb 9 – Thursday

Introduction to the iPad (6 of 8) Just Drop In
Your iPad lets you take photos and save them online. Setup and use iCloud an online file storage service. It is commonly used to uploading, saving and sharing photos.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

There is no Basic Windows 10 Hands On class today.

1 pm: Using Windows 10 Just Drop-In (6 of 8)
Today, we look at using email in Windows 10. The email app can bring all your email accounts together in one place. We will also look at setting up your contact list known as the People app.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

Feb 10 - Friday

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

Feb 13 - Monday

1 pm: The Food Workshop Just Drop-In
The where, what, when and how of food. We'll Introduce & view various food websites and use these websites for development of your personal food or recipes files. Develop proper food file order (indexing, classifying, etc,) Coupon selection contributions & distributions so all members can use and become interested in building a once- a - month workshop. Coupons could also include restaurants, sport bars, etc. Lots of workshop discussion involving foods, prices, cooking. Our Goals: Development of a HCC recipe cookbook by members participating with the recipes, editing, placing graphics and indexing for this type of book. Building the book over a long period of time. Maybe a series of books of different food recipes, or maybe a yearly edition or bi-yearly edition. Facilitator: Kearney Sheirich

1 pm: Genealogy Workshop Just Drop-In
In the Genealogy Workshop, we usually start with everyone telling of their current genealogy research.  We all contribute suggestions that could be used to further our research in a particular area; then one subject is covered that day with web sites that cover that particular subject shown on the computer.  Again it is an open class with everybody contributing & hopefully learning something new. Just drop in if you have an interest.
Facilitator: Bunny Ryczek

1 pm: Introduction To Facebook Just Drop-in
The Facebook Class will cover everything from signing up for a Facebook account and logging in, how to post memes, messages, and pictures. It will also cover advanced settings and how to recognize scams on Facebook. Please bring a laptop if you have one. Tablets & Smart phones do not have all the features that are covered in the class.
Instructor: Charlene Scime

Feb 14 – Tuesday

9:30 am: Board of Directors Meeting

10 am: Basic Windows 10 (2 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Get To Know Your iPhone Just Drop-In
Get started learning your way around the apps on your new I-Phone. You can phone, text and email from your phone. This is just a few of the apps on the Apple I-Phone. Be sure to bring along you Apple ID and password. Also charge you phone before the class. Instructor: Pat Turek

Feb 15 - Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer (2 of 4) Just Drop-In
Using The Control Panel

This session expands on the basics for new computer users. This week, we will explore the Control Panel and learn how to set up your computer to accommodate your wants and needs Is the type too small and hard to read? Is your mouse too sensitive? We will learn how to fix those problems and others.
Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (3 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Google Chrome Web Browser
Chrome's browser is streamlined, clean and simple.  It is designed to keep you more secure with built in malware and phishing protection.  You can customize it to make it your own. It can be used with or without the sign in with your Gmail account, but signing in gives you more features.
Instructor: Charlene Scime

Feb 16 – Thursday

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (7 of 8) Just Drop In
Let's look at some of the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad as well as others available from the app store.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (2 of 4)
Instructor: Bob Liebl
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10 Just Drop-In (7 of 8)
Today, we will look at several features that come with your Windows 10. Cortana, Task View, and, we will talk about Windows Hello (only available on computers designed for it). Maintenance of your computer will also be covered.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

Feb 17 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

Feb 20 – Monday

10 am: Finance Workshop Just Drop In This workshop meets once a month to discuss topics in finance of interest to attendees.  Possible topics: Taxes, Credit, Investing, Gambling, Real Estate, Budgets, Stocks & Bonds, Options, Annuities, insurance, debt management, spread sheets and other topics of interest.
Facilitator:   Larry Lisle

10 am: Brain Games Just Drop In
What can you do to help your brain stay sharp?  Brain Games, of course! Games and puzzles that are intellectually challenging give your brain a workout.  In order to benefit your mind, puzzles must always be challenging and engaging.  In this lecture you will learn how to find and play games on the internet.
Instructor: Charlene Scime

1 pm: Computerized Sewing Workshop Just Drop-In
The Computerized Sewing Workshop is comprised of people who share their love of sewing and embroidery.  Each month a different technique or project is demonstrated by one of the members.  After the demo, all are encouraged to participate in a “Show and Tell” session to display and explain their latest creations.  Won't you join us?
Just drop in if you have an interest.
Moderator: Norma Winner

Feb 21 – Tuesday

10 am: Basic Windows 10 (3 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

10 am: Android Phone Basics HnH Just Drop-In
There is a lot to know about the Android Phone if you are new to them - or thinking of getting one. It's much more than just a phone. There's a GPS built in to guide you where you are going, get your email, set up an appointment calendar with reminders, browse the internet, and so much more. We can help you learn your way around this wonderful device.
Instructor: Ross Schnarrenberger

10 am: Chinese Brush Painting Just Drop In
Come, enjoy a relaxing class of watercolor painting such as bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum and orchid. Every painting you created is your own masterpiece, one of a kind.
If you have the watercolor, Chinese brush, and other tools, bring them with you.  If you do not have, come anyway.  We can provide the materials for you.
Instructor: Rebecca Walker

1 pm: Searching the Internet Just Drop in
“The Top Ten Web Search Tricks Everyone Should Know” Using internet search engines and how to get the most out of them. Instructor: Charlene Scime

1 pm: Family Tree Maker Just Drop In
Interested in Genealogy? Come in and learn how to use Family Tree Maker/Root Magic software to research and document your family history. Bring your laptop and our group will assist you in getting started or overcome obstacles.
Instructor: Merle Wagner

Feb 22 – Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer (3 Of 4) Cut, Copy & Paste Just Drop-In
In this session, you will learn how to copy and paste, which will enable you to copy anything you find on the internet and then save it in a file on your computer. Did you find a good recipe or maybe a joke that you would like to save. You will also learn how to make a new folder.
Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Backup & Restore a Hard Drive Image Using Macrium Reflect Free Drop In
We've all heard of backing up our computers. You can now download a free program to make an image of your computer's hard drive as it exists today, when everything is working well. If sometime in the future you are experiencing severe problems, you will have the option of restoring your computer to how it was when you made the hard drive image. Not just the operating system, but everything, operating system, programs, and files and folders you have created and saved.

During this lecture you will learn how to backup and restore an image of your hard drive using Macrium Reflect Free. Subjects covered are: Download and install free imaging software. Make a bootable rescue disk that enables the restoration of an image backup. Backup an image of a hard drive to an external hard drive. Use a rescue disk to restore a drive image.
Instructor: Gray Alexander

7 pm: Linux, The FREE Alternative to Windows Just Drop In
Linux, an alternative to Windows for an operating system.  This Linux system has most all of the features of Windows, but with less problems.  Attend this lecture and learn all about the features and benefits.
Instructor: Bob Liebl

7 pm: Get the cob webs out of your computer…! Just Drop-In
Feeling helpless when your computer is sluggish?  Do you feel even worse when you learn that you must have someone else come in and fix it for you…often at considerable cost?  There's good news!  You can fix most of these problems yourself.  Learn how in this class.  We call it “getting the cob webs out”.  You'll learn there's software available, most of which is free, to clear out those cob webs.  You'll learn that after the first time, applying this software, most issues with poor performance, improve significantly. Do it yourself, with confidence. It's easier than you may think. 

You only need to learn 4 things in this class:
1. Understand what's happening in your PC and why.
2. Where to find free or inexpensive software online to address it.
3. How to apply the software - successfully and safely. 
4. How to maintain your computer to keep it running at top performance.   
Instructor: Dave Fetter.

Feb 23 – Thursday

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (8 of 8) Just Drop In
Previously presented as a separate lecture. We have all heard of iTunes and associate it strictly with purchasing music and videos. However, the iTunes app has some other features that every iPad user should be aware of – even if you never purchase anything from the iTunes store.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (3 of 4)
Instructor: Bob Liebl
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10 Just Drop-In (8 of 8)
This week we will look at OneDrive - Microsoft's free online file storage service. Use it to store or share documents and pictures. Once you have a Microsoft email account, you also have a OneDrive account.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

Feb 24 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

Feb 27 – Monday

General Meeting Tonight – Open to the Public
6 – 7 pm: Social Hour, Computer and Gadget Help
7 pm: Dept. Reports & Guest Speaker

Feb 28 – Tuesday

10 am: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

10 am: Chinese Brush Painting Just Drop In
Come, enjoy a relaxing class of watercolor painting such as bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum and orchid. Every painting you created is your own masterpiece, one of a kind.
If you have the watercolor, Chinese brush, and other tools, bring them with you.  If you do not have, come anyway.  We can provide the materials for you.
Instructor: Rebecca Walker

1 pm: Gadget Workshop Just Drop-In
This workshop deals with all the modern gadgets being sold today. iPads, SmartPhones, digital cameras just to name a few. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring one of their gadgets they may need help with. Between all that are present we hope to be able to share ideas and solve problems that will benefit everybody attending. Join us with your favorite gadget!
Facilitator: Pat Turek

 


 

 

 

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