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Note: Hands-On classes listed in blue text
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Monday, May 2, 2016

10 am: OPEN HOUSE / NEWCOMER'S 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

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: Sal Rotella Jr.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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

10 am: Kindle Fire Just Drop-In
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, practice adding apps, and customizing settings. Questions and input are encouraged. We all learn more this way.
Facilitator: Pat Turek

1 pm: Power Point for Fun (OpenOffice Impress can be used as well)
PowerPoint shows do not have to be boring text with bullets. Use images and clipart, animations and sound. Feature your best photos in stunning slide shows. PowerPoint or Open Office Impress should be installed on your laptop so you get most out of the 2nd hour.
Instructor: Brigitte Haag

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer (1 of 4) 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 (1 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: 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 

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 time we meet, 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

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, May 5, 2016

10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH - All About Apps (7 of 8)
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

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

10 am: Xara- Fun with Colors and Shapes (1 of 4) CANCELLED
Instructor: Brigitte Haag
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10 HnH, Just Drop-In (5 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 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

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

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

Friday, May 6, 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 - Basics & Screens You'll See, HnH Just Drop-In (1 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.
This week will be the basics, getting around on your device.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Monday, May 9, 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: LibreOffice (1 of 2)
Instructor: Sal Rotella
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

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, May 10, 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

1 pm: Get To Know Your I-Phone
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

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

Wednesday, May 11, 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: Basic Windows 10 (2 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Photo Gallery HnH Just Drop-In
Did you know your Windows comes with a program named Photo Gallery?? It's the easiest way to fix photos, tag photos and search for photos or people in your photos.
Instructor: Brigitte Haag

7pm: MS Word CANCELLED

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 10 am: Intro To Ipad HnH - iTunes – More Than Music (8 of 8)
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

10 am: Basic Photoshop Elements (2 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin Hands-On
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

10 am: Xara- Fun with Colors and Shapes (2 of 4) CANCELLED
Instructor: Brigitte Haag
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 10, HnH, Just Drop-In (6 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 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

1 pm: Advanced Photoshop Elements (2 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin Hands-On
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

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

Friday, May 13, 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, Widgets, Wallpaper, Contacts & Email, HnH Just Drop-In (2 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.
We will look at some settings, Contacts and Email.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Monday, May 16, 2016

10 am: LibreOffice (2 of 2)
Instructor: Sal Rotella
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

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

6PM - GENERAL MEETING / FREE ADMISSION / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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, May 17, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10 am: Android Phone Basics HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own phone)

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, 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 about this wonderful device.
Instructor: Ross Schnarrenberger

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

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

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 fewer 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 all 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, May 19, 2016

10 am: 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

10 am: Basic Photoshop Elements (3 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

10 am: Xara- Fun with Colors and Shapes (3 of 4) CANCELLED
Instructor: Brigitte Haag
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: USING WINDOWS 10, HnH, Just Drop-In (7 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 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

1 pm: Advanced Photoshop Elements (3 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Drop In: Hands-On $5 per session No Pre-Registration Required

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

Friday, May 20, 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 HnH - The Playstore, Using the Internet & The Camera Just Drop-In (3 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.
Exploring the Calendar, Camera, visiting the PlayStore and browsing the internet.
Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

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

10 am: Xara- Fun with Colors and Shapes (4 of 4) CANCELLED
Instructor: Brigitte Haag
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

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

Classes resume June 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Hill, Florida

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