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Guests at our May Newcomer Orientation / Open House

Some of the volunteers for our May newcomers / open house event (below)

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WINDOWS 10 HO CLASSES FOR JUNE ARE NOW FULL
FILL OUT AN INTEREST FORM FOR JULY CLASSES

REMEMBER WINDOWS 10 FREE UPGRADE EXPIRES JULY 28
This FREE upgrade is for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers only!

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

10 am: How to have a Free Website with weebly.com Just Drop In
No need to learn complicated software or purchase hosting and publishing files with ftp. The instructor will show you how to create a good looking site right online at weebly.com. It is easy and simple to produce a feature rich site.
Instructor: Brigitte Haag

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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

10 am: Cloud Computing
What is it? If you have a Gmail account you are already cloud computing. There is so much to discover and so much free stuff out there to use, get informed and understand!
Instructor Brigitte Haag

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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: Using the Windows 10 Photo App HnH Just Drop-in
Getting used to Windows 10 Apps?? Let us show you the features of the new Photo App.
Instructor: Brigitte Haag

Thursday, May 26, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH - What are those buttons and the Home Screen (1 of 8)
Learn what the buttons around the perimeter of your iPad are. Next, we'll look at how your Home Screen is set up and how you can customize it. Find out what apps came with your iPad.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

10 am: Basic Photoshop Elements (4 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

1 pm: Using Windows 10, HnH Just Drop-In (8 of 8)
Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of their popular operating system. It is currently available as a free upgrade for Window 7 and 8.1 computers. This free upgrade period will end July 28, 2016, after which time the operating system will have to be purchased even for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.

This week we will look at OneDrive. Microsoft's free online file storage service. If you have a Microsoft email account, you also have a OneDrive account. Also, today, we will touch on any questions you have about Windows 10.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Advanced Photoshop Elements (4 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. 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, The Photo Gallery, Playing Music & Transferring Files Back & Forth to Your PC, HnH Just Drop-In (4 of 4)
Do you have an Android (Google) tablet? Join for this Half and Half class, get to know the capabilities of your tablet and be pleasantly surprised what it all can do for you.
The Gallery for your photos, playing music, and connecting to your PC wired, and wirelessly. You can transfer photos, videos between your tablet and your PC. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Monday, May 30, 2016 Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

9:30 am: Garden Committee Meeting, Meets at the Garden

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer, (4 Of 4)
File & Folder Management, And Maintenace 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 smoothl
y.
Instructor: Norma Winner

7 pm: Open Office "Calc” Just drop-in
Microsoft calls it “MS Excel”.  Open office calls it “Calc”.  The difference is that Calc is a FREE download that does nearly everything Excel does.  Calc just does it a little differently than Excel to avoid the proprietary copyrights Microsoft has registered to discourage competition from using its “intellectual property”.  So, let's explore, together, a free method to use spreadsheets to create our projects, with a program written and managed by EX-Microsoft design employees.
Instructor: Dave Fetter

Thursday, June 2, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH – Customize Settings (2 of 8) Just Drop In
A variety of settings are available to get your iPad running and looking the way you want it. We will look at some of the more important and widely used settings.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

1 pm: GOOGLE PHOTOS HnH Just Drop in
As of May 1, 2016 Picasa officially no longer exists. Google Photos is its replacement. It's been around for a while now and has become extremely popular among those who rely on taking pictures with their mobile devices. Photos is used in collaboration with Google Drive, the online file storage service. Some basic photo editing tools are available to improve your pictures. Web albums and collages can also be created. There is no program to download for your computer outside of the app for Google Drive. There is an app for Google Photos available from your mobile device (phone or tablet) app store however. Your Picasa web albums are only going to be available in an archive for you to access, but you will not be able to edit them or create new ones without using Google Photos. A Gmail email account is required to use Google Drive and Google Photos.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

Friday, June 3, 2016

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. 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.)

Monday, June 6, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

10 am: NEW Introduction to Social Media Just Drop in
This class will cover Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are uses for each one of these depending on your purpose or intent for being on Social media. This class will cover the basics of what these media are and each attendee will be able to decide which social media outlet(s) will be best for their intended use.
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH – More Customizing Settings (3 of 8)
We continue looking at the variety of settings available to get your iPad running and looking the way you want it. We will look at some of the more important and widely used settings.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

1 pm: USING WINDOWS 10, HnH Just Drop-in (1 of 8)
Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of their popular operating system. It is currently available as a free upgrade for Window 7 and 8.1 computers. This free upgrade period will end July 28, 2016, after which time the operating system will have to be purchased even for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.
Today we will look at the Desktop and Start Menu of Windows 10. Yes the Start Menu is back - but different from what we remember.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

Friday, June 10, 2016

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. 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.)

Monday, June 13, 2016  

10 am: Finance Workshop 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:   Jack Houseworth

10 am: PC Maintenance and Security Just Drop-In
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 

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: Ron Conkle

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

10 am: Get Started with your computer, (2 of 4) Using The Control Panel, Just Drop-In
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: Cloud Computing with Google Just Drop In
What is it? If you have a Gmail account, you are already cloud computing. There is so much to discover and so much free stuff out there to use. Get informed and understand!
Instructor Brigitte Haag

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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH - Safari Web Browser (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: Basic Windows 10 (3 of 4)
Instructor: Brigitte Haag
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: USING WINDOWS 10, HnH, Just Drop-In (2 of 8)
Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of their popular operating system. It is currently available as a free upgrade for Window 7 and 8.1 computers. This free upgrade period will end July 28, 2016, after which time the operating system will have to be purchased even for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.
Today we will look at File Explorer (new name for Windows Explorer). What is Quck Access? Working with files and folders. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. 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.)

Monday, June 20, 2016

10 am: 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.  You will be taught how to create CDs, put music or books onto your I Pads, 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: 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

6 pm: GENERAL MEETING / OPEN TO ALL / FREE ADMISSION
Refreshments and social starts at 6:00pm. Also starting at 6pm, we will have a table where you can get answers to your computer questions and a table where you can explore gadgets like tablets, readers, smart phones, touch screens, etc. The meeting starts at 7:00pm. After our Club news, the joke of the month and the Tech Tip, we will feature an outside speaker.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

10 am: Hallmark Greeting Cards & More Just Drop-In
Create your very own personal greeting cards using Hallmark software.  Add your personal sentiments and even include your own photos.  Create personalized envelopes, making it special to the person receiving the card.  Want to email the card?  No problem.  Select and personalize the card, email the card using your own email software and even include music provided by Hallmark.  Many other features included in the software,  including the ability to make personalized calendars, including photos and special wishes, business cards, personalized stationary and much more.
Instructor:  Ron Dakin

1 pm: Kindle Fire Just Drop-In
This class will help you get started on 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. We will practice adding apps and customizing settings. Questions and input are encouraged. We all learn more this way.
Facilitator: Pat Turek

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH - Email and Contacts (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

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

1 pm: USING WINDOWS 10, HnH, Just Drop-In (3 of 8)
Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of their popular operating system. It is currently available as a free upgrade for Window 7 and 8.1 computers. This free upgrade period will end July 28, 2016, after which time the operating system will have to be purchased even for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.
Working with files and folders. How to create folders and organize what you alrady have on your computer. How to save new documents and organize them. How to use a Flash Drive.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

10 am: Help for our Members Just Drop In
Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. 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.)

Monday, June 27, 2016

10 am: Make a Backup Image of your Hard Drive Using Macrium Reflect Free
We've all heard about 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. And, that is 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

1 pm: Family Tree Maker & Genealogy, Just Drop In
Genealogy is the story of our families. Discover your family history at Ancestry.com
Record your findings with Family Tree Maker Share your family history in print and on line.
Instructor: Ron Conkle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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