Computer Club

Upcoming Events

    • 10/14/2021
    • 04/28/2022
    • 28 sessions
    • Lecture Room and Online Zoom Event

    Facilitated by Brad Brooks

    Session participants learn about current Apple news and events as well as ask questions about their own Apple products.

    • 10/15/2021
    • 04/29/2022
    • 26 sessions
    • Online Zoom Event

    Facilitated by Marsha Gary

    Topic: Investment Information Group

    The Investment Information Group meet on Friday afternoons for approximately 2 hours to exchange ideas and opinions on managing money and wealth. While many members have their own retirement portfolios professionally managed, we still dabble in investing or use the information garnered to share with our financial advisors and vice versa.   Our main focus is on stocks but discussions include reviewing economic data, looking at charts from various websites and discussing how this information might affect our own financial goals.   Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and experiences and discuss favorite stocks/investments.  Come join us


    • 10/20/2021
    • 04/27/2022
    • 28 sessions
    • Lecture Room

    Join this in-person session to get answers to all your Windows 10 questions.

    Facilitated by Lee Laughner and Dick Kasper

    • 10/20/2021
    • 04/27/2022
    • 28 sessions
    • Agave Room

    Lee Laughner will help answer your questions regarding Microsoft Office in an informal Q & A session.

    • 11/03/2021
    • 04/27/2022
    • 24 sessions
    • Pecan Room

    The Linux Special Interest Group (SIG) is a self-help group for folks interested in an alternative, open-source operating system with many free programs.  Because many newbies were Windows users, we use mainly Linux Mint because it can be set up similarly to Windows 7 or Windows 10, making their transition easier.  There are free applications of office suites, photo manipulation programs, most browsers, and such, so there are really no software costs associated with using Linux.  Lastly, it is quite secure by design, and no anti-malware software is needed.  New users will want to learn a bit about how to keep it secure, but that is primarily done with the initial set up, which we will help you with.  Linux will run fine on older computers, down to 2 gigabytes of RAM (memory) and 100 gigabytes of storage.

    Feel free to come and see if a new operating system appeals to you.

    Facilitated by John Sonderegger

    • 12/03/2021
    • 04/29/2022
    • 20 sessions
    • Agave Room (Pecan Room for the month of February)

    Description: Individual instruction for LibreOffice.

    Help provided and questions answered for Writer and Calc modules of LibreOffice.

    Note:  This session meets in the Agave Room.  There is an exception for the month of February where it will be located in the Pecan Room.

    Instructor: Terry Flanagan

    More Information:  https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/ 

    • 02/01/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room or via Zoom

    The Green Valley Recreation’s Computer Club’s Investment Information Group invites all GVR members to a presentation on suggestions for monitoring and growing your wealth and the benefits of attending the Investment Information Group meetings.  Topics will include tips for choosing and working with a financial planner, putting together a financial plan and how to grow and monitor your nest egg.  We will also introduce you to the subjects, resources and materials used by the Investment Information Group at our weekly meetings.

    Facilitated by Marsha Gary, Gordon Craig, and Andy Barnes

    Location: Anza Room located in the Santa Rita GVR Center (second floor above the Computer Club).  

    The General Meetings are open to all GVR members.

    A Zoom link is also provided for Computer Club Members. Please login and access under the Members Only tab.  

    • 02/03/2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Mac Room

    This SIG will begin by watching tutorial videos regarding iPhone functions. It will then be followed by working together to answer questions regarding your iPhone.

    Topics for this session:  How to make FaceTime calls, How to use Apple Notes, and How to use Apple Reminder.

    Facilitated by Kathy Arnold

    • 02/03/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lecture Room

    These classes are held in person in the Lecture Room and via Zoom.  (Members: please login for Zoom link.)  

    These classes are intended for those who are new or fairly new to Mac computers and who want to learn more about how to use them.  The classes include an overview of the topics as well as an introduction to some less than obvious features.  The classes do not cover iPads or iPhones.  

    Instructor:  Arthur Dixon

    • 02/04/2022
    • 02/25/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Agave Room
    • 12
    Register

     Graphic Design Using Microsoft PowerPoint® Class

    Fridays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

    GVR Computer Club Agave Room

    Instructor: James Ertel – Graphic Design Artist

    This is a four (4) session, INTERMEDIATE, progressive hands-on class to learn how-to-do graphic design using the ubiquitous Microsoft PowerPoint® graphics program. Registration is required.  Please register in the left-hand column. Space is limited to 10. 

    Note: Friday, March 4 has also been reserved for any who need more time to finish their projects.

             Don’t do “really bad PowerPointÒ”! — Express your artistic self with graphic design using PowerPoint! Learn how to execute graphic design projects and break-free from the templates of boring design. Learn shapes, colors/styles, insert pictures, sounds & videos to create your own slide shows. PowerPoint® is NOT only for presentations. It can be used for brochures, flyers, forms, and print & digital advertisements to promote & support your organization.

             Additionally, it can be used to create unique invitations, flyers, notices, greeting cards, share family & vacations on social media, hobbies, clubs, HOAs, …as well as presentations!

             Each week you will apply the previous week’s skills and add additional features & techniques: image manipulation–pictures–sound–video. By the end of the class you will have created your own slide show with animations, transitions, music, photos and videos. Release your creative self

             Each class is 2 hours long — Bring a USB memory device to save your designs so you can add to them each week..

             Familiarly with MS/Word® or MS Excel® is helpful but not necessary. Knowledge of basic computer usage required.

    Student comment“I have enjoyed your professional teaching on PowerPoint as it has been a long time since I have utilized my limited graphic skills.”       

    • 02/08/2022
    • 02/22/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Mac Room

    Join this in-person hands-on session to learn about Affinity Photo (photo manipulation program). 3 consecutive sessions meeting on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22.

    Facilitated by Brad Brooks


    • 02/10/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lecture Room

    These classes are held in person in the Lecture Room and via Zoom.  (Members: please login for Zoom link.)  

    These classes are intended for those who are new or fairly new to Mac computers and who want to learn more about how to use them.  The classes include an overview of the topics as well as an introduction to some less than obvious features.  The classes do not cover iPads or iPhones.  Lessons based on macOS 12 Monterey. 

    Instructor:  Arthur Dixon

    • 02/11/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lecture Room

    Discuss Quicken uses, techniques, tips, suggestions for Quicken use to improve personal financial management, Q & A.  Feel free to bring your own computer. We will use only notional data and will not work with any actual personal financial data.  

    Facilitated by Eric Noyes

    • 02/14/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lecture Room at the Club

    Join us to discuss your Android phone/tablet questions and mysteries.  Together we will seek the answers and help each other.

    Facilitated by Eric Noyes

    • 02/17/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lecture Room

    These classes are held in person in the Lecture Room and via Zoom.  (Members: please login for Zoom link.)  

    These classes are intended for those who are new or fairly new to Mac computers and who want to learn more about how to use them.  The classes include an overview of the topics as well as an introduction to some less than obvious features.  The classes do not cover iPads or iPhones.  Lessons based on macOS 12 Monterey.

    Instructor:  Arthur Dixon

    • 02/17/2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Mac Room

    This SIG will begin with watching a tutorial videos regarding iPhone functions. It will then be followed by working together to answer questions regarding your iPhone.

    Topics for this session: Learning how to swipe, how to text, and how to use Control Center.

    Facilitated by Kathy Arnold


    • 03/01/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room

    Guest speaker, Dr. Ron Brown, will be providing a live Zoom presentation to talk about the health/medical capabilities of the Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit watches.

    • 03/03/2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Mac Room

    This SIG will begin with watching a tutorial videos regarding iPhone functions. It will then be followed by working together to answer questions regarding your iPhone.

    Topics for this session: How to surf the web, how to use the camera, how to email.

    Facilitated by Kathy Arnold

    • 03/14/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lecture Room at the Club

    Join us to discuss your Android phone/tablet questions and mysteries.  Together we will seek the answers and help each other.

    Facilitated by Eric Noyes

    • 04/05/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room


    • 04/07/2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Mac Room

    This SIG will begin with watching a tutorial video regarding an iPhone function. It will then be followed by working together to answer questions regarding your iPhone.

    • 04/18/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lecture Room at the Club

    Join us to discuss your Android phone/tablet questions and mysteries.  Together we will seek the answers and help each other.

    Facilitated by Eric Noyes

    • 04/21/2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Mac Room

    This SIG will begin with watching a tutorial video regarding an iPhone function. It will then be followed by working together to answer questions regarding your iPhone.

    • 11/24/2022
    • 11/25/2022


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