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Senior Notes

January 15, 2010

Thursday computer classes offered

Beginning in January, the Susi Q will offer a variety of computer classes Thursdays. Learn how to use and download music on an iPod or MP3 player, how to organize digital photos, or use the free Google software Picasa to edit, organize and send photos by e-mail. Each class is $10. For times and detailed information, call (949) 497-2441.

Floral design classes begin today

Debby Neville, floral design instructor, will teach simple and creative techniques in all styles of flower arranging from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays beginning today at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Each week the class will create beautiful arrangements to take home.

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Each class costs $45. Reservations must be made by the Wednesday prior to each class.

To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Utilities Commission officer to speak

A California Public Utilities Commission Outreach Officer will provide consumer information and education from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Susi Q.

Topics will include: how to take charge of your utility bills; slamming and cramming (with regards to telemarketer’s tactics); how to avoid telemarketers; household goods movers (how to avoid being ripped off); and information pertaining to the new “Smart Electric Meters,” which every Southern California Edison customer will soon receive.

To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Braille Institute support group

A representative from the Braille Institute offers a support group from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Susi Q for those who are experiencing difficulty with daily living activities due to sight loss. Anyone suffering from any degree of vision loss is invited.

Upcoming topics include: kitchen confidence (January and February — easy cooking and dining with ease); getting around town (March — traveling safely in your neighborhood); and staying connected (April and May — reading, writing, and communicating). For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or stop by the front desk.

AARP driver safety course set

The Susi Q Senior Center is offering a two-day AARP driver safety course. This is a refresher course to learn safe driving strategies and defensive driving techniques. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums (consult your insurance company for further details). Participants must attend both days.

The course will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29 at the center, 380 Third St. The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Refresher bridge course is Mondays

This eight-week refresher bridge course is designed for players who want to brush up on their skills. Each session will start with a short lesson on basic bidding techniques and responses. Followed by supervised play, discussion of hands and scoring. This class is taught by ACBL Certified Bridge Instructor Ann Cressman, silver life master.

The course is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 8 and costs $95, paid in advance.


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