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(NOTE) Blue text denotes our Hands-On Classes 

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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:

Tuesday, March 31, 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: Make a Backup Image of your Hard Drive Using Macrium Reflect Free
We've all heard of 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. 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: Using Windows 7, The Desktop, HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own laptop)
We’ll cover all aspects of the Windows 7 desktop, including Gadgets, Personalizing, even using your own pictures for your desktop. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

1 pm: Power Point for Fun HnH Just Drop-In
PowerPoint Shows don’t need 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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

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

1 pm: Picasa Photo Projects, Just Drop-In
Picasa is a free, easy to use photo processing program you can download from Google. It has many of the features you might find in some of the more expensive photo processing software programs. The class consists of downloading your photos from your camera to your computer, editing your photos , printing, emailing, creating folders of your favorite photos, creating collages, just to name a few features this program has to offer. Instructor: Ron Dakin.

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

7 pm: Photography Workshop Just Drop-In
This discussion group covers camera operation, picture taking techniques, photo improvements, e-mailing photos, and anything else related to photography. Share some of your photos with other members. Drop in if you have an interest. Facilitator: Fred Wise

Thursday, April 2, 2015

 10 am: Intro To Ipad, HnH - Camera & ICloud, Just Drop-In
Your iPad lets you take photos and save them online. Set and use iCloud, one of Apples online file storage features. iCloud is commonly used to uploading, saving and sharing photos. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

1pm: What's New in Windows 8.1, The Start Screen, 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. Intro to the Start screen, and it’s latest revisions. Instructor: Joann Frucchione.

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

10 am: Using the Android tablet, The Photo Gallery, Music & Connecting to a PC, 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. 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

1 pm: Introduction to Computer with Windows 8.1, The File Explorer & the Camera (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 "File Explorer", a wonderful easy to find place where you can see and work with all the data you've added to your computer. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

Monday, April 6, 2015

10 am: Newcomer Orientation/Open House: Open to all. L earn all about the club. Bring a friend if interested. Rrefreshments served .

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

10 am: 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

10 am: Basic Windows 8.1 (1 of 4) Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Using Windows 7, The Desktop & Taskbar HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own laptop)

We’ll cover all aspects of the Windows 7 desktop and taskbr, including Gadgets, Personalizing, even using your own pictures for your desktop. We’ll take a close look at the taskbar, and all of it’s features you will see with Windows 7. New features include, Aero Peek, the Full Screen preview, Jump Lists and much more. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

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

 Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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

1 pm: 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: Xara, (1 of 4) Instructor: Brigitte Haag Hands-On, Registration Required
Call club 684-7171

7 pm: Basic Microsoft Excel Just Drop-In
Get started learning how to create a spreadsheet using Excel 2007 & 2010 (The Ribbon). First we will create a household budget and then an inventory. You will learn how to create formulas to your best advantage. It is best if you are familiar with copy and paste. Your imagination and creativity will lead to many future spreadsheet projects. Instructor: Dave Fetter

7 pm: How to Use a Digital Camera
This is one of the most popular classes at the club. So many people now use digital cameras. You will be introduced to the basic operation of a digital camera and what the various features can do. Instructor: Fred Wise

Thursday, April 9, 2015

10 am: Intro To Ipad, HnH - All About Apps, Just Drop-In
In addition to the Apps that come preinstalled on your iPad, there is an App store where you can get many more apps. Many are free. Many websites have specialized apps for iPads. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

10 am: Basic Photoshop Elements (2 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 Charms Panel, 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. We will go through PC Settings. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

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

 7 pm: Advanced Excel Just Drop-In
YOU choose the area we will work on. (For experienced users only, please)
Excel is a very powerful program with multiple applications and uses. In this class we will only focus on those tasks you want to learn or get better at for your work or for your home use. Some suggestions are: Using column filters, Sorting large and small databases. Creating sub-totals, Pull data from one spreadsheet into another line by line quickly and easily using Vertical lookup. Create Mailing lists in Excel and write multiple personalized letters and envelopes in combination with MS Word, Tracking projects, Charts and graphs and much more. Most of these would take up an entire class by themselves. So, at the beginning of class we decide what the majority wants to cover. If your subject isn’t selected, I’ll take your contact information and give you information on when and where we can cover your subject area. I’ll also give you places on line to learn on your own or we can set up a time for a 1 on 1 tutoring at the club at a later date. Instructor: Dave Fetter

Friday, April 10, 2015

10 am: Using the Android tablet, The Basics & Screens You'll See, 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. This week will be the basics, getting around on your device. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

10 am: Facebook Basics, HnH, Just drop in.
Are you brand new to Facebook ? Let instructor Linda Aliff show you around the program to help you get started using it. Please bring your laptop or tablet to follow along. You must have started the signing up process for Facebook and be sure you bring your Facebook sign in information and password and your email password.  Instructor: Linda Aliff

1 pm: Introduction to Computer with Windows 8.1, Using Email & Getting Photos to Your PC, Just Drop-In. (HnH)
This will be for the very beginners, learn to use your computer with the new Windows 8.  Today we look at Emailing with your Windows 8. There is an email program built in, but you might enjoy using a different one. We will look at these and how to use them. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser

1 pm: Facebook Workshop HnH Just Drop-In
Bring all your questions about FB because you will get them answered. New to Facebook, you will get advice on setting up your security the best way possible, bring your laptop, tablet, ipad so you can make necessary changes, learn Facebook navigation tricks and more. Not suggested for the very beginning computer user. Facilitator: Linda Aliff

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Hill, Florida

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