Workshop Calendar

LSCOCC 2019 Fall & Winter Schedule of Events

The Lsco Computer Club is back in business with a few scheduling changes

Help sessions and the lab are still available at the regular times..   If you want one on one help for a specific problem or something you’d like to learn, please email computerclub@lethseniors.com  giving a date and time and what you’d like help with.   The more detail you can give the more likely it will be that you get some beneficial help.


September 2019  Schedule Changes

 Lab access hours remain the same, 1 - 4:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays.   Workshop hours will change.  

NOTE:   Unless otherwise stated Workshop events will run from 2 - 4 pm

This time may be pre-empted for other events.

These are low key sharing events geared for seniors and beginners, we are here to help, not speak "High Geek" (but we will translate J).

Members are more than welcome to come at 1 and pick brains and share.   

Wednesday  4         - Sharing & help session

Monday     9              - Updating computers and Deep Freeze. The test case PC 6 showed some

'interesting' things when updating from a 2 year old version of windows 10 to the most current version

Updating all computers to use Deep Freeze 8.57 in both windows 10 and 7, should make future Windows updates less problematic.  

Wednesday  11        - Ripping CD's, CD-G, and DVD to a portable computer file. 

Learn how to copy  Music, Karaoke, and Movie disks to a USB thumb drive or a computer hard drive to make them more portable.   Presenter: Eric Marshall

Monday          16         - Sharing & help session

Wednesday   18         - Sharing & help session

Monday          23       - Sharing & help session

 Wednesday  25   -   Recovering information from a dead computer.   

A computer, desktop or laptop can stop working because of a hardware failure.  The files on the hard drive may be perfectly good and easily recovered.  Presenter: Sjoerd Schaafsma

Monday 30               - Planning, Sharing & help session

October

Wednesday  2         - Sharing & help session

Monday         7          - Updates, Sharing & help session

Wednesday  9          - Repairing a CDG Player.   Like a computer CD player, but specifically designed for Karaoke machines.   We'll be opening the case and replacing non working parts with working ones (we hope) Presenters:   the Tech crew

Monday         14        - Thanksgiving  LSCO Closed

Wednesday  16       - Sharing & help session

Monday         21        - Sharing & help session

Wednesday  23       - Techie Gadgets: toys & tools for fun, practicality and pleasure.   Bring your favorite tech gadget, come away with some Christmas gift ideas.

Monday         28        - Planning, Sharing & help session

Wednesday  30       - Sharing & help session

November

Monday         4          - Updates, Sharing & help session          

Wednesday  6          - Using the Ribbon in Microsoft Office & other apps

Monday         11        - Remembrance Day LSCO Closed

Wednesday  13        - Sharing & help session

Monday         18        - Sharing & help session

Wednesday  20        - Air BNB & other Home Away type programs - benefits, cautionary tails, software

Monday         25        - Planning, Sharing & Help session

Wednesday  27        - Sharing & help session

 

December

Monday         2          - Updates, Sharing & help session

Wednesday  4          - Google Apps: Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, & more.   How to access, how to use, advantages & disadvantages

Monday         9          - Sharing & help session

Wednesday  11        - Sharing & help session

Monday         16        - Sharing & help session

Wednesday  18        - Creating an eMail list:   for those last minute email notices and beyond.   Creating a list in: Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Outlook, Gmail, Windows Live Mail, and Apple Mail. We'll need some presenters for Outlook, Windows Mail & Live Mail, and Apple mail.   Anyone?

Monday         23        - Planning, Sharing & Help session

The club will not be running any events from Dec. 23 till January 7.

 January 2020

Stay tuned for details on 2020 Workshops

Tethering and Hotspots, Command Line and Macros

Unless otherwise stated, Computer Club workshops/presentations run from 2 - 4 pm, and are posted on the club website at:

https://sites.google.com/site/oldfolkscomputers/workshop-calendar    (Yup, you're in the right place :-)  )

We have the lab from 1- 4:30  so there's no rush to get out.

Suggestions for other workshops are welcomed.   Check the bulletin boards in the main lobby and beside the computer lab for last minute changes.

Other suggestions and upcoming presentations:

Scanning photos and slides to digital format,

Creating a Free website on Google to share information.  (similar to the club website),

Creating a macro in Windows, Using Skype,  Google apps, the Google Store,

Registering with the Alberta Health site, Booking hotels and Air B&B type sites online,

Creating Mail lists/groups in various email programs, Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live

Most of these sessions are applicable to both Windows and Macs although some of the specifics differ.

Suggestions for other workshops are welcomed.   Check the bulletin boards in main lobby and beside the computer lab for last minute changes

  • Proposed workshops include:
  • Scanning Photos and Slides, 
  • Facebook
  • and more sharing sessions on favorite websites & or programs

Help Sessions:

If you want one on one help for a specific problem or something you’d like to learn, please email computerclub@lethseniors.com  giving a date and time and what you’d like help with.   The more detail you can give the more likely it will be that you get some beneficial help.  

We’ll try to hook you up with someone who will be able to help you in the lab.    This service is available to Computer Club members only.

Our members have different levels of expertise and areas of knowledge.   Complicated problems may be better solved by going to a qualified computer technician.

 

Remember the earlier your notice and the more detail you can provide the more likely you are to get help.   Any open dates and times can be used for one on one help or a workshop as long as the session is pre-arranged.

 

Email computerclub@lethseniors.com to be added to the email list or to ask for help from the computer club.

More stuff

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The computer Lab is available to computer club members 1 - 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.  Unless pre-empted for other classes.  

If the lab is closed ask for the key at the reception desk.

Wireless access is available at:   LSCOComputerLab_guest

Please lock up when you leave and make a note of any problems on the sheet at the front of the lab.

Thank you for keeping the lab running smoothly

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Workshop Fees:  free to members of the computer club, $5.00 non members.  Please pay at the administration desk.  

Pre registration is not required.

 

Workshops are held upstairs in the computer lab.    Time:  2 - 4 pm  

Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.

The computer lab has wifi as well as wired internet access.  You’re welcome to bring your own laptops or portable devices.  Sorry, but workshop facilitators can’t be expected to deal with setting up your internet access or dealing other personal device problems during a workshop.    This is best done on non workshop days.

 

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Email: computerclub@lethseniors.com

Sjoerd Schaafsma
LSCOCC Chair & Techie Guy
Don't Trip over the Byte Bucket

Suggestions for other workshops are welcome.

Email: computerclub@lethseniors.com


 

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