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

Guest Speaker

Hernando County Extension Agent

Bill Lester

TOPIC: Urban Horticulture

(Hard to remove plants and insects.)

 

Mar 27 – Monday

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

Mar 28 – Tuesday

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

1pm: Family Tree Maker
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

7 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr.
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

Mar 29 – Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer, (4 Of 4)
File & Folder Management, And 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 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Mich Morin
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

Mar 30 – 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

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

Mar 31 – Friday

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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.)

.Apr 3 – 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

Apr 4 – Tuesday

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

10 am: Free Goodies You Get With Your Gmail Account Drop In
With your free Gmail account you not only get an email account from Google; you also get access to a wide selection of freebies. This class will give you a tour of video chatting, calendar, free website creation, maps, the very useful Google Drive and much more.
Instructor Brigitte Haag

1 pm: Gmail & the Gmail (Google) Calendar Just drop in
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, it is necessary to 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 , I will cover some of the ways to customize Gmail.
•  You can tell Gmail to collect your other emails, so that it can all be seen together.

Third , I will show the calendar in Google.
•  Setting up an appointment
•  Repeating the appointment
•  Inviting attendees to your appointment

Finally , I will show how to set your devices up to view Gmail and your calendar.
•  Go to settings in your device

Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars in Iphone. Similar in android devices
Instructor: Pat Turek

Apr 5 – Wednesday

9:30 am: Garden Committee meets at the Garden

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

Apr 6 – 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

Apr 7 – 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.)

Apr 10 – Monday

10 am: LibreOffice Workshop Just Drop In
A FREE alternative to MS Office, LibreOffice is made up of programs that are a great replacement for Word, Excel and Powerpoint. They save documents in the MS Office file formats so they are easily opened in those programs. This workshop is for users of LibreOffice to get together and learn how to use the features of the programs or work out problems in using them. Facilitator: Sal Rotella, Jr.

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

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

Apr 11 – Tuesday

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

9:00 am: Board of Directors Meeting

1 pm: Get To Know Your I-Phone 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

Apr 12 – 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

10 am: MS Word & Excel Workshop Just Drop In
Have a question regarding Word or Excel? Many users no longer need to sit through a basics lecture but have individual questions about features, or problems to work through. Get together with other Word & Excel users to get your answers. Bring your laptop, fully charged. You must be running MS Office on your computer.
Facilitator: Ron Conkle

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

1 pm: NEW Mac Computer Workshop Just Drop In
HCC now has an opportunity for Mac users to get together to discuss mac computers, help each other with using them and the software designed for them. Mac users who are not HCC members will be allowed to attend once as a guest ($2 fee), but after that must join the club to continue attending.
Facilitator: Ken Krueger

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

Apr 13 – Thursday

10 am: 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

10 am: Free Software Workshop Just Drop In
It isn't always necessary to spend a bundle on software. Whether you need something for productivity, or for fun or entertainment, you can often find something that will get the job done. How to set it up, and how to use it are usually the stumbling blocks however, because free stuff doesn't always come with a how to manual. This workshop will be a chance to learn about some free software, and, possibly introduce something you have been using to others.
Instructor: Sal Rotella,Jr

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 (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

Apr 14 – 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.)

Apr 17 – 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

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

Apr 18 – Tuesday

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

1 pm: Free Website with weebly.com HnH 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. Bring your laptop.
Instructor: Ron Dakin

Apr 19 - 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 (3 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   

Apr 20 – 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

10 am: Introduction To Facebook 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.

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 (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

April 21 - 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.)

April 24 – Monday

GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6 – 7 pm: Social Hour, Computer and Gadget Help
7 pm: Dept. Reports & Guest Speaker

Apr 25 – Tuesday

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

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

1 pm: Learning About Your Kindle Fire 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; and practice adding apps and customizing settings. Questions and input are encouraged. We all learn more this way.
Instructor: Pat Turek

Apr 26 – Wednesday

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 smoothly.
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 & Books 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.

Apr 27 – 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 (4 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

April 28 – Friday

10 am: 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.)

 

 

 

 

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

Spring Hill, Florida

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