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/ 

    • 12/07/2021
    • 12/21/2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Mac Room

    Brad Brooks facilitates these three hands-on sessions on Pages. Please join Brad for all three sessions.

    • 12/07/2021
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room

    Gene Komaromi will present a lively event detailing the benefits of owning an Android phone.

    • 12/09/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lecture Room or via Zoom

    Mac 101 Class with Arthur Dixon

    Covering macOS 11 Big Sur, Thursdays, 10:30 - noon via ZOOM and in person at the Computer Club Lecture Room. 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. All classes are on Thursday mornings following the general Apple User Group meetings and run from 10:30 until about noon both via Zoom and in person at the Computer Club.

    Instructor: Arthur Dixon

    Location: Lecture Room and Zoom


    • 12/13/2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lecture Room

    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

    • 12/17/2021
    • 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

    • 01/04/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room

    James Ertel will provide an informative event regarding current technology and how to take it outdoors. 

    • 01/10/2022
    • 01/24/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Agave Room
    • 4
    Register

    This is a 3 session course:
    Monday, Jan. 10, 17 & 24
    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM 
    Agave Room

    **REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Limit 6 students**

    Prerequisite:
    1. Fundamental keyboard and mouse skills
    2. Basic computer functions such as COPY & PASTE
    3. Able to save files in a desired location, find and retrieve saved files.

    LibreOffice is a free open source software package that includes the common office suite functions. For the most part the files are interchangeable with Microsoft Office. It works on Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems.

    LibreOffice Syllabus

    I. Day 1 - Introduction

    A. Club website
      1. overview
      2. Ninite – install LibreOffice
      3. class documents – LibreOffice reference materials
    B. LibreOffice defaults and options
    C. Writer
      1. display, menu & toolbars
      2. basic formatting

    II. Day 2 - Writer
    A. envelopes
    B. labels
    C. business cards
    D. tables
    E. greeting cards
    F. export to PDF

    III. Day 3 - Calc
    A. basic operations
    B. tables
    C. formatting
    D. printing
    E. general Q & A

    Instructors: Terry Flanagan, Mike Kearns

    • 01/11/2022
    • 01/25/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Mac Room

    Join this in-person hands-on session to learn about Apple Photos (3 consecutive sessions meeting on 1/11, 1/18, 1/25). Facilitator: Brad Brooks

    • 01/14/2022
    • 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

    • 01/17/2022
    • 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

    • 02/01/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Anza Room

    Marsha Gary will speak on the benefits of joining the weekly Investment Information Group.

    • 02/04/2022
    • 02/25/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Agave Room
    • 14
    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


    • 02/11/2022
    • 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

    • 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.

    • 03/11/2022
    • 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

    • 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


    • 04/08/2022
    • 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

    • 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

    • 11/24/2022
    • 11/25/2022


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Green Valley, AZ 85614

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