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Senior Notes

August 19, 2010

Emeritus College offers computer classes

Irvine Valley Emeritus will offer two new computer classes beginning Tuesday at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Introduction to Personal Computers

Introduction to Personal Computers is designed for the complete beginner and includes a description of a typical personal computer system, including hardware components and software programs, an interactive discussion of various personal uses for a computer; explanations and demonstrations of word processing and electronic spreadsheet features; instructions for choosing desktop backgrounds and screensavers; and a discussion of computer file storage and retrieval. The instructor will offer optional projects, such as how to use the computer to write a letter and balance a checkbook. Students will be given plenty of class time to work on these projects. Those who do not yet know the keyboard will be given the opportunity to learn and practice touch typing. The class will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 14. Cost is $26.

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Introduction to the Internet and e-mail

Introduction to the Internet and e-mail will teach the commonly used terms; the hardware and software needed for connection; programs (called "search engines") available to help you find what you are looking for; various search techniques; commonly used website components such as links and navigation tools, copying information from the Internet for personal use; printing from the Internet; bookmarking favorite websites; shopping online; security; and using an electronic mail program (set up an e-mail account, and sending and retrieving e-mail messages) and sending attachments (letters and photos). The class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Aug. 24 through Dec. 14. Cost is $26.

Contact the Susi Q at (949) 497-2441 for more information or contact IVC directly at (949) 451-5382Computer lab meets weekly

Computer assistance workshop

Basic Computer Assistance taught by Marianna Spoelder will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in August at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

The course will provide basic computer assistance for individuals who just need a few questions answered or want to learn how to use a PC with a Microsoft XP Operating System and be introduced to the basics of word processing, email, digital photo (including Picasa software and downloading to a flashdrive), and the Internet/Google. Cost is $10 per session or $20 for three sessions.

Getty Villa excursion

Join the Susi Q on an excursion to the Getty Villa in Los Angeles for a Sept. 23 presentation of "Elektra," the Greek tragedy by Sophocles starring Olympia Dukakis. A chartered Silverstate Coach bus will leave at approximately 4:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. showing of "Elektra". Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Price includes bus fare and entry ticket. An informational packet is available at the Susi Q. Space is limited. For a reservation, call (949) 497-2441

Sally's Fund offers transport

Laguna Beach seniors may obtain a ride to the Susi Q Senior Center for lunch or activities by calling Sally's Fund at (949) 715-1866. Those seeking rides should call ahead of time to make sure they can be accommodated. For all other services, such as transportation to doctor appointments, physical therapy, grocery shopping, and errands, call (949) 499-4100.

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