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Hunterdon County Senior Center Computer Lab

SENIOR CENTER
Route 31 County Complex
4 Gauntt Place - Building #1
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900
908-788-1359
scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us
 
County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey
Directions to the Hunterdon County Senior Center
April - 2014

COMPUTER ACTIVITIES
FOR SENIORS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

 

Our computer lab is beautiful, spacious and well-appointed. If you are not registered for an activity this month, you may want to drop into Open Lab on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 or just stop in for a tour of the facility.

Below is a list of the latest offerings by the Hunterdon County Senior Center. Space is limited & registration is required where indicated. If you’d like to register please email Scott Crabtree, Computer Lab Coordinator

If you provide us with your email address, we'll be happy to update you with new activities as they are scheduled.

Computer Activities at the Senior Center are open to all Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over. Check out our new Activities Catalog.

 

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

OPEN LAB (UNASSISTED)

The Computer Lab is available to all Hunterdon County residents age 60
and over who are able to use a computer independently to practice class lessons, browse the Web, write a letter or access web-based email.

Open Lab sessions are a great way to improve your computer skills because practice makes perfect!  Open Lab time is scheduled between class sessions Monday through Friday.  Available times change month to month.

Please check the current Computer Activity Calendar for more information or call 908-788-1359.

MONDAYS:

HELP DESK Q&A (ASSISTED)
Mondays & Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 PM

For computer and technology related questions and answers that don't fit neatly into a class lesson, Help Desk sessions are here to help.  Stop by the Senior Center Computer Lab any Monday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm.  Computer Lab Volunteers are on duty to help guide you through various computer tasks. 

Please note – Help Desk cannot repair damaged equipment or clean virus infected computers.  Eligible consumers of the Senior Center may bring their laptop and tablet computers to the Help Desk and use the Computer Lab's public wireless access. 

Please call (908) 788-1359 or ask Senior Center staff for details.   

TUESDAYS:

COMPUTER BASICS* (FOUR SESSION CLASS)
Tuesdays, April 22nd – May 13th / 1:00 – 2:30 PM

This is your lesson if you're just getting started with computers.  Emphasis placed on using computer mouse, keyboard and terminology.  Learn how to navigate Windows and get an overview of programs, folders and file management.  An introduction to web browsing and internet safety will also be provided.  Don't put it off another moment! 

*Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Suggested fee is $10 per person. Please call (908) 788-1359 to sign-up.

WEDNESDAYS:

UBUNTU OPERATING SYSTEM* (SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, April 23rd / 2:00 – 3:30 PM

According to Microsoft "support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support". They suggest buying a new computer. Ubuntu is a “Parallel Universe”. It does not run Windows applications, but it runs applications that are similar to Windows programs. It does not run Photoshop or Internet Explorer but it has applications that are similar like Shotwell and Firefox. It can run on most old and new computers.  It's free, it's fast, and it's immune to viruses. You can install Ubuntu yourself. Find out more!

*Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Suggested fee is $5 per person. Please call (908) 788-1359 to sign-up.

INTRO TO EBAY AND PAYPAL FOR BUYERS* (SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, April 30TH / 2:00 – 3:30 PM

EBAY says that it's the "World's Online Marketplace".  It works like this. A seller (like you or me) lists an item on eBay, most anything from antiques to cars, books to sporting goods. The buyer chooses to bid for the item (auction type) or sometimes to directly purchase the item right away at a fixed price. The first buyer willing to pay the seller's price gets the item. PAYPAL is a division that acts independently. When you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient doesn't see your credit card or bank account information. Your money remains private and known only to PayPal. Purchase Protection is an extra feature that covers eligible transactions for up to the full purchase price plus original shipping charges. Find out more!

*Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Suggested fee is $5 per person. Please call (908) 788-1359 to sign-up.

THURSDAYS:

BACK TO BASICS* (FOUR SESSION CLASS)
Thursdays, April 24th – May 15th / 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Back to Basics builds upon the skills you learned in a Computer Basics lesson.  This lesson also serves as a good “brush-up” class for those returning to personal computers.  If you’ve got the hang of the computer mouse and keyboard, but need more help with file management, Windows navigation, word processing basics and web browsing, this is your class!

*Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Suggested fee is $10 per person. Please call (908) 788-1359 to sign-up.

FRIDAYS:

HELP DESK Q&A (ASSISTED)
Mondays & Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 PM

For computer and technology related questions and answers that don't fit neatly into a class lesson, Help Desk sessions are here to help.  Stop by the Senior Center Computer Lab any Monday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm.  Computer Lab Volunteers are on duty to help guide you through various computer tasks. 

Please note – Help Desk cannot repair damaged equipment or clean virus infected computers.  Eligible consumers of the Senior Center may bring their laptop and tablet computers to the Help Desk and use the Computer Lab's public wireless access. 

Please call (908) 788-1359 or ask Senior Center staff for details.   

COMPUTER SOCIAL*
Friday, April 25th / 12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Social is a monthly gathering of computer users who participate in
the Computer Activities program at the Senior Center.  We welcome and
encourage the attendance of new members.  We begin the meeting with a Computer Lab status report and then we open the floor for a question and answer session about all things computer and technology.  We occasionally demonstrate new computer gadgets and software or talk about technology making headline news. 

Feel free to bring a bag lunch and we'll provide the coffee, tea and sweets.  We'll wrap up the Social with a prize raffle! 

*If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by calling Scott at 908-788-1359.

Download:
APRIL 2014
Calendar


NOTES:

Registration is required for activities where indicated (most activities are limited to 6 students)

For Information and
to Register for Activities:

Please email
Scott Crabtree,
Computer Lab Coordinator
or call
(908) 788-1359

REMINDERS


COMPUTER SOCIAL
Friday, April 25th

THE SENIOR CENTER AND ALL COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON
Friday, April 18th
for
Good Friday

 

ROTATING ACTIVITIES
  • Computer Basics
  • File Management
  • CD/DVD Basics
  • Digital Photography
  • Internet
  • Email
  • Power point
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • Internet Security
  • PC Buyer’s Guide
  • Computer Maintenance


 

 





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