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(NOTE) Blue text denotes our Hands-On Classes 

Green Text denotes our Classes suggest for our very beginners

HnH Classes, You watch, listen and learn the first hour, then you do it on your own device durring the second hour.

PLEASE NOTE:  Our April FREE class, Open to the Public, will be "How to have a free website in one hour."
It will be held on Friday, April 24th at 10am. Early advertising has the wrong date.

What's Coming Up This Week At Our Club:

Monday, April 20, 2015

10 am: Music Workshop Instructor: Larry Lisle
We will be discussing people in the class and their experiences thru out life involving music. Whether they played, sang, were song writers, support staff or just enjoyed listening, we'd like them to share their stories. I'd also like to bring in local musicians (working or retired) to hear their stories or possibly hear and see a short demonstration of their talents. With 800 plus members in our club, many have musical talents that they might share with us. Music, of course, is the universal language, and I feel the possibilities are endless. I'm certain also that the people in the class will share ideas also as to the direction we might go with the workshop.  Discovering new web sites that play music of all types will certainly be a primary goal. A small session among our own members might even be possible. At any rate it will certainly be a fun learning experience for us all.

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

7 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 10 am: Gadget Workshop Just Drop-In
This workshop will deal with all the modern gadgets being sold today. I-Pads, SmartPhones, Digital cameras just to name a few. Everyone attending is encouraged to being one of their gadgets you may need help with. Between all that are present we hope to be able to share ideas and explanations that will benefit everybody attending. Join us with your favorite gadget ! Facilitator: Pat Turek

10 am: Basic Windows 8.1 (3 of 4) Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 7, The Windows Explorer Windows, HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own laptop)
The Windows 7 Window, also called the Windows Explorer Window. Our new Windows 7 has a new look to all these similar windows, with many areas and features. Learn all about these features, how they can help you, and how to turn the features off it that is your preference. Ron Purkhiser

1 pm: iPad, (3 of 4) Instructor: Joann Frucchione, Hands-On, Registration Required
Call club 684-7171

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10 am: Get Started with your Computer - Hands On - Instructor: Norma Winner
(4 of 4) Registration Required. Call 684-7171

1 pm: Maintenance and Security for your PC 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: Xara, (2 of 4) Instructor: Brigitte Haag 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: Picasa, Import, Organize, Improve your Photos - Just Drop In
Do you have a camera full of pictures? In this class you will see how they can be loaded into your PC, how Google's free Picasa will organize your images, and what amazing tools the latest version of the program offers to improve your images. Instructor: Fred Wise

Thursday, April 23, 2015

10 am: Google Chrome, Google Search, Google Maps & You Tube Just Drop-In
We are going to take a better look at four popular Google services. The Google Chrome web browser, the long time popular and number one search engine Google Search, and the excellent map service Google Maps. Also, we will look into the Google owned video service YouTube. Whether you want entertainment, education, promote a business, or upload your personal videos, YouTube allows you to do it all. While not a necessity, the best way to get the most out of all Google features is to sign in with your Gmail email account. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

1 pm: What's New in Windows 8.1, The Microsoft Store & Using Apps, Just Drop-In
In this four week series, we will take a look at changes that have taken place in the Windows operating system with the latest upgrade to Windows 8. This is not a class for the beginning computer user. If you came to this lecture series before you may want to revisit to get the latest changes. If you still want a Start Menu, find out where you can get one. A collection of topics and a question answer period (if time permits). Instructor: Joann Frucchione.

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

10 am: Using the Android tablet, The Playstore, Using the Internet & The Camera, HnH Just Drop-In
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

10 am: FREE Class of the Month!
Just Drop-In. Open to all, no admission charge.
How to have a FREE website in one hour ! Instructor: Brigitte Haag

1 pm: Introduction to Computer with Windows 8.1, "Selecting" & Anti-Virus & Malware Protection (HnH) Just Drop-In
This will be for the very beginners, learn to use your computer with the new Windows 8. Today we look at "selecting" and "copy and pasting" again. Then we'll discuss protecting your computer from the various threats you are exposed to when browsing the internet and even using your email. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Monday, April 27, 2015

1 pm: Internet Inspired Crafts Workshop Just Drop-In
Never before in mankind have we had access to so much information, so easily. In this
workshop we browse the net and then pick a craft project that can be tackled in the second hour. In This month we learn how to carve food. Facilitator: Brigitte Haag

1 pm: Genealogy Searches & Tips with Family Tree Maker Just Drop-In
Learn about the on-line genealogy resources of Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Geni, Family Search and others. Use Family Tree Maker to record what you find, to document your sources and to prepare and print a report or chart. Share your research with friends and family. Instructor: Ron Conkle

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10 am: Google, Gmail, Questions & Answers, Just Drop-In
This special class is to answer your questions about Google or Gmail. Please have a Gmail account and password when you arrive. We can discuss email, customizing Google, the calendar, etc. There's a lot to cover, let's have fun learning. Instructor: Pat Turek

10 am: Basic Windows 8.1 (4 of 4) Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 7, The FREE Stuff, HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own laptop)
All the FREE stuff that comes with your Windows 7. Wordpad, an impressive calculator, Character map, Sticky Notes, the Snipping tool, Import your photos using Windows, and the newest Windows Media Player. Ron Purkhiser

1 pm: iPad, (4 of 4) Instructor: Joann Frucchione, Hands-On, Registration Required
Call club 684-7171

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

10 am: Get Started with your computer, 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: 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: Xara, (3 of 4) Instructor: Brigitte Haag Hands-On, Registration Required
Call club 684-7171

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

1 pm: Avoid Viruses and Malware, Just Drop-In
There are so many pitfalls to be aware of now days when using email or browsing the internet. During this class we hope to show you many of these, how to avoid them, and cleaning up the mess they sometimes leave. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

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

7 pm: Movie Night, Free Admission:
Join for watching Downtown Abby from the beginning, Season 1, Episode 4. Bring you own refreshments / Popcorn and be social. No charge but Membership is required.  Brigitte Haag, the projectionist !

 

 

 

 

Hernando Computer Club, Inc.
8375 Spring Hill Drive, Grace Presbyterian Church, Education Building B

Spring Hill, Florida

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