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General Meeting

Monday ~ June 25

(No General Meeting in July)

Social Hour 6 - 7 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Hands-On classes listed in blue text

 

June 18 – Monday

10:00 – MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING (Members Invited)

1:00 – NEW Windows 10 Photo App & Your Phone Pics
Want to use the Windows 10 Photo App to improve your pictures from your cell phone? Find out how to get them to your computer, and what improvement features are available.
Instructor: Gray Alexander

1:00 - Computerized Sewing Workshop
This 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

June 19 – Tuesday

1:00 - Genealogy Workshop
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

1:00 – NEW Pinterest & Pandora
Pinterest is a location for you to save and share subjects you like. You see a photo of something of interest and you can save it to your folder. You will create and account and then pick a few subjects you think will be of interest. 

Pandora is a radio station that you create and save for future use. It is free with advertising and available for a small monthly fee without the advertising. Pick a few stations and then shuffle. 

Both of these services will work on all devices that you use your same account and password.

Instructor: Pat Turek

June 20 – Wednesday

10:00 - Get Started With Your Computer – Drop In (3 Of 4)
Cut, Copy & Paste
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

1:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (3of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

1:00 – No Mac Classes until September

June 21 – Thursday

10:00 - Using Your iPad (2 of 8)
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

1:00 - Using Windows 10 (2 of 8)
Today we will look at File Explorer (new name for Windows Explorer). What is Quick Access? Working with files and folders.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

7:00 - Beginning Computer Programming - Drop In
Want to learn how to make your computer do things, such as design your own games?  Want to be able to write a program to keep inventory in your house? Well if these kind of things interest you, then you might want to consider Introduction to Computer Programming. We will learn the preliminary steps to writing a program such as Pseudocode (writing down in English what you want your program to do), as well as flow charting with a free tool called Raptor (flow charting tests the logic of your programing). Finally I will introduce you to Visual Basic and teach you how to program with it. 

This is not hard and anyone who knows how to work with Windows 10 can do it.
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr

June 22 – Friday

10:00 – Drop In Help – Members Only (10 – noon)
Help with Windows operating system, MS Office programs, email, tablets & phones (Android, Apple, or Windows)
Special help today: CHROMEBOOKS
(NO MAC HELP UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
( No PC problems – make an appointment for Saturday morning with our techies.)

June 25 – Monday

7:00 – GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Social Hour & Computer/Gadget Help 6 – 7pm - Meeting begins at 7)

June 26 – Tuesday

10:00 – Chinese Brush Painting
Come, enjoy a relaxing class of watercolor painting such as bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum and orchid. Every painting you create is your own masterpiece, one of a kind... If you have watercolors, 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

1:00 – Using Gmail & the Google Calendar
Gmail is provided free from Google along with other free products. The purpose of this lecture is to explain how to use your Gmail and Gmail calendar on your smart phone or tablets.

First, create a Gmail account. Hopefully you have already created an account with Google for Gmail. This will help speed up all that needs to be covered.

Second , customize Gmail.

  • You can tell Gmail to collect your other emails, so that it can all be seen together.

Third , the calendar in Google.

  • Setting up an appointment
  • Repeating the appointment
  • Inviting attendees to your appointment

Finally , set your devices up to view Gmail and your calendar.

  • Go to settings in your device
  • Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendar in iPhone. Similar in Android devices.

Instructor: Pat Turek

June 27 – Wednesday  

10:00 - Get Started With Your Computer - Drop In (4 Of 4)
File & Folder Management, And Maintenance For Your Computer
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

(Note: There will be no Getting Started classes in July)

1:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (4of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

7:00 - Get the cob webs out of your computer…!  
Computer beginning to act sluggish?  There's good news!  You can fix most of those problems yourself.  Bring your laptop and follow along.  Learn how to “…get the cob webs out”.  The class is aimed to help people at all comfort levels, managing their computers.  You'll receive an email after the lecture that will include step by step instructions on how to do exactly the same as demonstrated in the lecture, using free software. Direct links (“Links” will be explained in the lecture) will also be included to save you the trouble of going through the “Google Gauntlet” to find what you want. I'm including my phone number and email address in the email I send, to contact me, anytime, if you have questions or get stuck.  We can also set up a 1 on 1 session together and work on your computer together.
Instructor: Dave Fetter

June 28 – Thursday

10:00 – Using Your iPad (3 of 8)
Continue looking at the variety of settings. We will look at some of the more important and widely used settings.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1:00 – Using Windows 10 (3 of 8)
Working with files and folders. Create folders and organize what you already have on your computer. How to save new documents and organize them. Using a Flash Drive. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

7:00 – Robotics
For this class, I will bring in some kits that we can work with to give you (the members) an idea of what a robot is and what we can do with it. I do not want to give anyone the impression that we can have Robots act as butlers or anything, but please keep in mind that at this point in time, robots are nothing more than an interesting hobby and are basically expensive toys. I would like this to be a workshop where we work together and learn from each other. If there is an interest and a need, there will be future classes each month, where (if needed) we will learn electronics, schematics (the electronics version of blueprints) and how to build programmable robots that can actually do something interesting, like maybe fighting bots or something that can take your dog out in the rain to go potty so you don't have to get wet), but keep in mind that this is still nothing more than a hobby and the technology for the average hobbyist is to learn and try to do something interesting, but these are still not much more than (somewhat expensive) toys (but the prices are coming down). We will start off with the kits and if there is an interest we will evolve into more complex tasks. I do not know everything and all skill levels are welcome; and we will help you learn anything you are interested in doing. All are welcome, even if you have never built anything electronic before, we will teach you from something simple the first night and slowly advance as the class level is ready and the interest is there.
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr

June 29 – Friday

10:00 – Drop In Help – Members Only (10 – noon)
Help with Windows operating system, MS Office programs, email, tablets & phones (Android, Apple, or Windows)
Special help today: CHROMEBOOKS
(NO MAC HELP UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
( No PC problems – make an appointment for Saturday morning with our techies.)

1:00 – Android Tablets & Phones Workshop
(Android Phones have been added to this workshop while our regular Android Phone instructor takes the summer off).
Trying to figure out how to do something on your Android Tablet? Here's your chance to find out. The Android tablet workshop is a place for all Android tablet users to get together and figure out / learn how to do things on your tablet. Everyone in attendance is encouraged to contribute their problems and ‘how to' knowledge, rather than sit through a preplanned lecture.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

1:00 – Sell Ebooks on Amazon & How It Works
This class will teach you how to format an ebook (using MS Word), give you ideas on cover design and explain why you should use an editor. It will also cover setting up an author's account and explain selling books on Amazon and other tools for your book time permitting.
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr. 

July 2 – Monday

10:00 – NO OPEN HOUSE THIS MONTH

10:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (1of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

1:00 - Photoshop Elements Workshop
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. All experience levels welcome.
Facilitator: Mich Morin

1:00 - Family Tree Maker & Roots Magic
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

July 3 – Tuesday

10:00 - Facebook – The Basics
Want to get on Facebook but don't know how to go about it? Learn how to set up an account. This class will also go into the basics of using Facebook.
Instructor: Merle Wagner

July 4 – Wednesday – NO CLASSES – INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 5 – Thursday

10:00 - Using Your iPad (4of8)
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

10:00 – Photoshop Elements Basics (1of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Mich Morin

1:00 - Using Windows 10 (4 of 8)
The new Settings menu is actually an extension of the Control Panel – for now. As time goes by, you will notice more items removed from the old Control Panel and added to settings. Other items will exist in both for a while, then change locations to the new Settings screen. Microsoft is slowly looking to do away with the old Control Panel.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

July 6 – Friday

10:00 - DROP IN HELP – MEMBERS ONLY
Help with Windows operating systems, MS Office programs and email.
Help with tablets and phones – Android, Apple and Windows
SPECIAL HELP: CHROMEBOOKS
(first come – first served) Session runs from 10am – Noon
NO PC PROBLEMS – make appointment for Saturday morning

July 9 - Monday

10:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (2of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

1:00 - The Food Workshop Drop-In
The where, what, when and how of food. We always provide a handout which includes new food websites, old food websites, food prep tips, restaurant coupons and kitchen tools. We discuss Information about local stores and BOGO's, what are the best and worst foods for you, my own favorite recipes, the HCC Recipe Book and individual workshop discussion.
Facilitator: Kearney Sheirich

July 10 – Tuesday

9:30 – NO Board of Directors meeting

10:00 – Social Committee Meeting – Open to Members

1:00 – NEW! Windows 7 Workshop
This operating system has been around for a long time and is still being supported by Microsoft. Most users no longer need the basics, but perhaps there is a feature you never used and now need, but can't figure out how it works. Or you may be stumbling through another problem you could use help with. Here is an opportunity for Windows 7 users to get together and work out their problems, or review how to do something you haven't used in a long while.
Facilitator: Sal Rotella, Jr.

July 11 – Wednesday

10:00 – NO Getting Started With Your Computer this month

7:00 – Linux Workshop
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.
Facilitator: Bob Liebl

July 12 – Thursday

10:00 - Using Your iPad (4of8)
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

10:00 – Photoshop Elements Basics (2of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Mich Morin

1:00 - Using Windows 10 (4 of 8)
The new Settings menu is actually an extension of the Control Panel – for now. As time goes by, you will notice more items removed from the old Control Panel and added to settings. Other items will exist in both for a while, then change locations to the new Settings screen. Microsoft is slowly looking to do away with the old Control Panel.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

July 13 – Friday

10:00 - DROP IN HELP – MEMBERS ONLY
Help with Windows operating systems, MS Office programs and email.
Help with tablets and phones – Android, Apple and Windows
SPECIAL HELP: CHROMEBOOKS
(first come – first served) Session runs from 10am – Noon
NO PC PROBLEMS – make appointment for Saturday morning

July 16 – Monday

10:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (3of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

July 17 – Tuesday

10:00 – Chinese Brush Painting
Come, enjoy a relaxing class of watercolor painting such as bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum and orchid. Every painting you create is your own masterpiece, one of a kind... If you have watercolors, 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

1:00pm – Genealogy Workshop
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

July 18 – Wednesday

10:00 – No Getting Started With Your Computer This Month

July 19 – Thursday

10:00 – Using Your iPad ( 6of8 )
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

10:00 – Photoshop Elements Basics (3of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Mich Morin

1:00 – Using Windows 10
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

7:00 - Beginning Computer Programming - Drop In
Want to learn how to make your computer do things, such as design your own games?  Want to be able to write a program to keep inventory in your house? Well if these kind of things interest you, then you might want to consider Introduction to Computer Programming. We will learn the preliminary steps to writing a program such as Pseudocode (writing down in English what you want your program to do), as well as flow charting with a free tool called Raptor (flow charting tests the logic of your programing). Finally I will introduce you to Visual Basic and teach you how to program with it. This is not hard and anyone who knows how to work with Windows 10 can do it
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr

July 20 – Friday

10:00 - DROP IN HELP – MEMBERS ONLY
Help with Windows operating systems, MS Office programs and email.
Help with tablets and phones – Android, Apple and Windows
SPECIAL HELP: CHROMEBOOKS
(first come – first served) Session runs from 10am – Noon
NO PC PROBLEMS – make appointment for Saturday morning

July 23 – Monday

10:00 – Windows 10 Hands On (4of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Gray Alexander

10:00 – NO Membership Input Committee meeting this month

1:00 – NO Computerized Sewing Workshop this month

7:00 – NO General Meeting this month

July 24 – Tuesday

10:00 – Facebook – After the Basics
Step by step instructions to pare down your newsfeed by getting rid of unwanted advertising and posts.  Learn how to make Facebook your own by using the settings menu, newsfeed preferences and notifications area.  You can change your name and know the difference between "unfriend" and "unfollow".  This class is for anyone who already uses Facebook.
Instructor: Merle Wagner

July 25 - Wednesday

10:00 – NO Getting Started With Your Computer this month

7:00 - Get the Cobwebs Out of Your Computer
You can fix most sluggish performance issues in your laptop or PC yourself - for FREE!   And it's easier than you might think. Learn how in this class. We call it “getting the cob webs out”. You'll learn there's software available, most of which are FREE, to clear out those cobwebs. You'll learn that after the first time, applying these software, most issues with poor performance, improve significantly. Do it yourself, with confidence.
Instructor: Dave Fetter

7:00 - Linux, The FREE Alternative to Windows
Linux is a FREE 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

July 25 – Thursday

10:00 – Using Your iPad (7of8)
Let's look at some of the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad as well as others available from the app store. Newly expanded capabilities of iCloud Drive include listing your online file storage folders for easier access. Use the MS Office apps to open those files.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

10:00 – Photoshop Elements Basics (4of4)
Preregistration Required – Call club at 352-684-7171
Instructor: Mich Morin

1:00 – Using Windows 10 (7of8)
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

7:00 - Robotics
I will bring in some kits that we can work with to give you (the members) an idea of what a robot is and what we can do with it. I do not want to give anyone the impression that we can have Robots act as butlers or anything, but please keep in mind that at this point in time, robots are nothing more than an interesting hobby and are basically expensive toys. I would like this to be a workshop where we work together and learn from each other. In future classes, we will learn electronics, schematics (the electronics version of blueprints) and how to build programmable robots that can actually do something interesting, like maybe fighting bots or something that can take your dog out in the rain to go potty so you don't have to get wet), but keep in mind that this is still nothing more than a hobby and the technology for the average hobbyist is to learn and try to do something interesting, but these are still not much more than (somewhat expensive) toys (but the prices are coming down). We will start off with the kits and if there is an interest we will evolve into more complex tasks. I do not know everything and all skill levels are welcome; and we will help you learn anything you are interested in doing. All are welcome, even if you have never built anything electronic before, we will teach you from something simple the first night and slowly advance as the class level is ready and the interest is there. Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr

July 27 – Friday

10:00 - DROP IN HELP – MEMBERS ONLY
Help with Windows operating systems, MS Office programs and email.
Help with tablets and phones – Android, Apple and Windows
SPECIAL HELP: CHROMEBOOKS
(first come – first served) Session runs from 10am – Noon
NO PC PROBLEMS – make appointment for Saturday morning

1:00 – Android Tablet and Phones Workshop
Because our regular Android Phone instructor is taking the summer off, Ron has offered to let Android Phone users come to the Android tablet workshop.

Trying to figure out how to do something on your Android Tablet? Here's your chance to find out. The Android tablet workshop is a place for all Android tablet users to get together and figure out / learn how to do things on your tablet. Everyone in attendance is encouraged to contribute their problems and ‘how to' knowledge, rather than sit through a preplanned lecture.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

July 30 & 31 – Monday and Tuesday

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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