Function Catalog

Title Description Sessions
Android Devices SIG

Q & A session for Android devices This class is to answer questions on Android based devices made by various companies including Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola and Google. This is not necessarily a hands on training class. Attendees should bring their devices charged and functional. It would be useful for the coordinator to prepare ahead of time if attendees would send in their questions ahead of time by clicking here (https://goo.gl/forms/5YmVxRDIwv77sX7J3 ).

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Android Phones - Introduction
This is an introductory class to familiarize the students with Android based phones using Samsung Galaxy (S4) as a sample. Even though we will use Galaxy the knowledge gained will be applicable to all other Android phones made by companies such as HTC, LG, Motorola, Google with very minor variations. Please bring your Android phone with you if you have one.
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Apple Mobile Calendar App
Account configuration, making and using multiple calendars, creating events including repeating events and the use of alerts. Sharing Calendars and subscribing to public calendars will be covered.
Prerequisites: Introduction to iPad or familiarity IOS operating system.
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Apple Mobile Contacts App
Account configuration, using groups to organize contacts, integration with the Mail app, the phone, the Message app and Facetime.
Prerequisites: Introduction to iPad or familiarity with IOS operating system
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Apple Mobile Mail App
How to use the Mail app to send and receive mail from multiple email accounts on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. Topics will include basic account setup, creating and using mailboxes, attachments, and signatures. We will also cover sending attachments including pictures by email. Avoiding Spam and phishing schemes will be explained.
Prerequisites: Introduction to iPad or familiarity with IOS operating system.
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Apple Mobile Safari Browser
Using the Safari browser iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch including using multiple tabs, creating, organizing and using bookmarks, downloading, and setting preferences.
Prerequisites: Introduction to iPad or familiarity with IOS operating system
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Apple User Group

The Apple Products Special Interest Group (SIG) is an ongoing investigation of all products Apple. It will include presentations, discussions and demonstrations of iPads, iPods, iPhones, AppleTVs and of course Macintosh computers and related peripherals. As new Apple products are introduced they will be included. Topics for discussion:

  • your Apple device
  • your experiences
  • your problems
  • your accomplishments


Others will add their bit, and you will all come away with something more than when you entered the room.

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Basic Internet Security
Basic internet security topics: Firewalls(routers),Virus protection, Spyware, and Cookies will be explained and discussed. We will also discuss "Smart" Phones and protection for them. Password creation and Password Managers and Identity Theft will be discussed. Computer use is not required as this is a lecture/discussion class with a comprehensive handout.
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Board Meeting

Computer Club Board meeting.

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Buying a computer
In order to make an informed decision when you are buying a computer, there are a few terms that you need to be aware of so that the sales folks don't try to "snow' you. Are you unaware of the meaning of the basic terms now circulating around the world? Do terms like gigabytes, hard disks, volatile memory, main board, Ethernet card, cable modem, etc. make you wonder which country you are in? Then, join us in helping you become aware of meaning of these terms and many others that you hear. Learn the basic terms in this class.
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Classroom Closed
The classroom is reserved and not available for general use.
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Computer Auction
This is the yearly auction of Computer Club equipment. It is not a class but rather serves as a place holder on the calendar. You may sign up for this event so that you receive a reminder e-mail the day before the auction.
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Computer Center and Classroom Closed by SCA

Due to SCA plumbing construction, the classroom and computer center are closed.

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Computer Talk
Open discussion on any computer topic.
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Ebay - Buying and Selling
This is a beginners class on how to buy and sell on Ebay, the world’s largest online auction. Learn how to set up a sale, and how to purchase merchandise. Learn about “My Ebay”, “Positive & Negative Feedback”, the fees Ebay charges, and much more.
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Excel 2013 Advanced
Students in this class will learn to build upon beginning techniques and develop knowledge of more advanced subjects including: • Complex sort and filter • Enhanced charting • Autofill functionality • Mathematical, Logical, Lookup and Text formulas • Data Validation and Conditional Formating This is a two hour course and the instructor will be available after class to answer individual questions. Prerequisites: •Member in good standing of the Sun City Anthem Computer Club •Intermediate Excel or working knowledge of spreadsheet creation.
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Excel 2013 Intermediate
Continuation of Beginning Excel Course includes: - Sort and Filter - Fill - Naming Cells - Adding and Maintaining Comments - Printing - Charting
This is a hands on exercise using a tutorial workbook. Students are encouraged to bring thumb drives in order to bring copies of the workbook and examples with them.
Prerequisite: - Excel Beginning or instructors permissiion
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Excel introduction for beginners
This is an introduction to spreadsheets and their uses with the absolute beginner in mind. This class is taught using the latest version of Microsoft Excel. You do not need this class for Intermediate or Advanced Excel classes. Students in this class will learn the basics of creating and formatting a basic spreadsheet.
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Facebook
It is called "Social Networking", and is currently a very popular part of the Internet. Reconnect with family, old friends, classmates, coworkers and more on Facebook.
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General Meeting

Computer Club General meeting open to all Sun City Anthem residents.

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House Call Meeting
This meeting is for current house call technicians only. Topics can include new or updated policies and procedures, discussion of current problems and their fixes, etc.
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Instructor Training
This class is for current Computer Club instructors only. It will cover new operating procedures.
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Introduction to iphone/ iPad
If you are new to the iPhone/iPad or planning on getting one, this class will show you how to setup your device including the critical iCloud settings. You will learn how to set preferences and navigate the system. Arranging and grouping your apps will be covered and how to find and install apps from the Apple App Store.
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Introduction to Numbers for Mac
Learn how to create spreadsheets in Numbers from templates or from scratch. Creating formulas, formatting cells and using functions will be covered. Several simple common use examples will be covered.
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iTunes Introduction
Introduction to iTunes for Mac and Windows, a way to manage your multi-media content and your Apple mobile devices. Learn to create playlists, burn audio CDs, put photos, movies and music on your Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod. We will also introduce access to the world of podcasts and iTunes University.
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Kindle Readers - Introduction
Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer version of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. They also have a simpler version which is just an e-reader. In this class we will cover the basics of how to use Kindle Fire and Kindle e-reader as a reader plus introduce the other functionalities available on each. We will also look at the basics of accessing the Henderson Public Library system and download books from there. Please bring your Kindle Fire / Kindle e-reader to the class if you have one.
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Living with Windows 10
How you used Windows XP, or Vista or Windows 7 continues to change in Windows 10 every 6 months. And the Tools are moving. Attend Living with Windows 10 to brush up on What, Where and How to Use Windows 10 to manage Webmail, save content, search for answers. Do nor be shy, bring questions or solutions you have discovered.
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Mac for Beginners
Mac for Beginners - Making the Connections. If you are new to the Mac or planning on getting a Mac, this class will show you how to connect your printer, scanner, camera, additional monitor and any other USB devices you plan to use and get the whole show working. You will learn how to set preferences and navigate the file system. Setting up and using the Launcher and Dock will also be covered.
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Macintosh Calendar App
Macintosh Calendar App Account configuration, making and using multiple calendars, creating events including repeating events and the use of alerts. Sharing Calendars and subscribing to public calendars will be covered. Prerequisites: Mac for Beginners or familiarity with Mac operating system.
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Macintosh Contacts App
Macintosh Contacts App Account configuration, using groups to organize contacts, integration with the Mail app, and import and export options will be covered. Moving contacts between servers will be covered. printing including labels will also be covered. Prerequisites: Mac for Beginners or familiarity with Mac operating system.
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Macintosh Mail App
Macintosh Mail App – How to use the Mail app to send and receive mail from multiple email accounts.
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Macintosh Safari Browser
Macintosh Safari Browser Using the Safari browser including using multiple windows or tabs, creating, organizing and using bookmarks, downloading and using plug-ins and extensions, removing unwanted malware, and setting preferences. Prerequisites: Mac for Beginners or familiarity with Mac operating system.
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Medicare Part D
ALL CONSULTS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! See the article on the front page for details on setting up an appointment. You cannot make an appointment by enrolling here. The "class full" status means nothing as this simply reserves the room.

Announcing a free service to Sun City Anthem residents who have not yet chosen or might wish to change their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
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Monitor Training - Refresher
Refresher course for current Monitors.
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New Member Orientation
This orientation session was designed to familiarize new Computer Club members with the Club's activities. Topics covered are:
  • Communications
    • Monthly newsletter
    • Periodic e-mail messages
    • Club web site
    • Member meetings
    • Board meetings
    • Computer Talk
  • Education
    • Formal classroom instruction
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Computer Talk
    • In-home one-on-one tutoring
  • Help with your computer
    • In-home assistance from other members
    • In-home tutorials on selected subj
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Pages - for Mac Part 1
This class will cover the basics of creating a new document either from a template or from scratch. It will cover the basic formatting options and document layout.
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Pages - for Mac Part 2
This class will get into the insertion of text and graphic elements and the options for integration into the document flow. The concept of flowing text between distinct portions of the document will be presented in detail. A basic understanding of the operation of Pages is prerequisite for this class
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Photography User Group
Are you interested in photography? Do you like taking pictures? Do you want to improve your photography skills? Do you want to learn about photo editing? Whatever your skill level or interests in photography are, you are welcome to join our group. Meetings consist of a mixture of educational presentations, discussions, photo reviews, and more.
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Photos for Mac Part 1
An introduction to Photos including how to connect you camera or memory card and how to organize your photos. How to create albums of selected photos and smart albums using several different search criteria. If time permits an introduction to location tagging and facial recognition will be included.
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Photos for Mac Part 2
This second part of the Photos class is a presentation on the editing capabilities built into Photos. We will cover correcting the lighting by changing the exposure, shadow brightness and highlight brightness. We will also cover color correction and show how to correct flaws in pictures including restoring old photos scanned into Photos
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Photos for Mac Part 3
The third part of the Photos class will show the creation of “Projects” including Books, Calendars, Greeting Cards and Slide Shows. We will also cover the procedures for putting the resulting slide show onto Apple mobile devices in the form of a Home Movie.
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Photoshop Elements
Do you have a digital camera? Learn how to organize and edit your pictures. This hands-on class for both Mac and Windows users gives a basic introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements. After taking this introductory class to this powerful photo-editing program, we recommend continuing with the Photoshop Elements SIG, where different tools, projects, and techniques are highlighted each month.
Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using either the Windows or Mac operating system.
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Photoshop Elements SIG
Enhance your skills in working with your digital photos. Every month different topics are covered that build upon the skills learned in the basic Photoshop Elements class. Some SIG topics have included enhancing photographs by adjusting coloring and lighting, removing imperfections and unwanted objects, clearing haze, doing Photomerge® group shots. Some are simple fixes and others make use of the power of adjustment layers. Topics are repeated periodically, depending upon interest.
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Plustek Slide Scanner

This is a demonstration class on using the Club's Plustek scanner with the SilverFast software to make high quality scans of 35 mm slides and negatives. SilverFast enables one to make a number of image enhancements during the actual scanning process.
Techniques for successful scanning, editing and organization of image files will also be covered.
Prerequisites: Some experience using a photo editing program such as Photoshop Elements

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Premiere Elements Part 1

We will introduce Adobe Premiere Elements (a video editing program) by doing several projects involving animated slideshows. For the first we will make use of the slideshow templates in Photoshop Elements. The remaining slideshows will be done using Premiere Elements and some of its features.


Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using either the Windows or Mac operating system and have a basic understanding of Photoshop Elements.

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Premiere Elements Part 2

This class gives a good hands-on introduction to Premiere Elements. The interface and a number of the program's features will be investigated in detail. We will also create and edit a couple videos.


Prerequisites: Enrollees should have taken Premier Elements Part 1. Some experience with photo editing and with shooting videos is also helpful.

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Premiere Elements Part 3

This class gives further hands-on instruction in using Premiere Elements to further enhance your skills in creating digital videos. The topics covered build upon the skills learned in the basic Premiere Elements Part 1 and Premiere Elements Part 2 classes. The topics vary but may include further video making/editing, creating titles and credits, using themes, and working in conjunction with Photoshop Elements.


Prerequisites: Enrollees should have taken both the Premier Elements Part 1 and Premiere Elements Part 2 classes. Some experience with photo editing and with shooting videos is also helpful.

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Premiere Elements SIG

Video Editing Special Interest Group.

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Tune up and maintain your PC
For users of the Windows Operating system it is essential to properly tune up and maintain your system. In this class we will provide you with a recommended step-by-step procedure, which will improve the performance of your computer.
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TurboTax
Tax preparation using TurboTax The most popular program is TurboTax. This class is intended to familiarize you with the program and free you from the expense of a professional tax preparation person or firm.
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Windows 10 Overview
This is a high level overview of Windows 10, which is aimed at the experienced Windows 7 and 8 user. The class will cover the new features in this release.
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Windows 10 Part 1
This is the first part of the four part Windows 10 series. Each section is an independent unit. The classes do not have to be taken in any particular order. Review the topics for each part and enroll in those that you believe will expand your knowledge of Windows.
Topics covered in Part 1 will be Mouse and Keyboard, Desktop, Taskbar, Start Menu, Notifications Pane and Actions Center, Tablet Mode.
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Windows 10 Part 2
This is the second part of the four part Windows 10 series. Each section is an independent unit. The classes do not have to be taken in any particular order. Review the topics for each part and enroll in those that you believe will expand your knowledge of Windows.
This class will focus on File Explorer, Windows utility for organizing and accessing your documents, documents, photos, music, etc.
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Windows 10 Part 3
This is the third part of the four part Windows 10 series. Each section is an independent unit. The classes do not have to be taken in any particular order. Review the topics for each part and enroll in those that you believe will expand your knowledge of Windows.
Topics covered in Part 3 will be Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Cortana, Mail, People and Calendars, and Working with Notifications.
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Windows 10 Part 4
This is the fourth part of the four part Windows 10 series. Each section is an independent unit. The classes do not have to be taken in any particular order. Review the topics for each part and enroll in those that you believe will expand your knowledge of Windows.
Topics covered in Part 4 will be Windows Maintenance, Anti-Virus and Malware, Recovery Drive, Windows File History, Windows Backup, and Other Third Party Backup Programs.
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