Friday, July 3, 2015

Facebook workshop, Friday 17 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When:  Friday 17 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Hamish Girvan is our presenter. Hamish has had 20 years in the telecommunications industry, both in New Zealand and the USA.

He will demonstrate building a Facebook page from scratch and post photos. He will show what happens with comments and 'likes' and demonstrate privacy settings.

Numbers are limited so register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Downloading and Installing Programs Workshop, Thursday 9 July, 10.00 am to 11.45 am

When: Thursday 9 July, 10.00 am to 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2.

What: Download and install programs safely; how to uninstall; what are "Apps"?; how to deal with them and more!  The pitfalls and how to, hopefully, avoid them.

Register with David Boyes, davyambrose@gmail.com.

The investment is $5.00 please, at the door.  Correct money will be  welcomed!

Writing and Publishing Group July Meeting, Monday 13 July, 10.00 am to 12 noon (please note day and date change from calendar)

When: Monday 13 July, 10.00 am to 12 noon (please note day and date change from calendar)

Where: Anvil House,  Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street

What: Telling Your Story – Some fresh ideas to help bring your writing alive.
Karen Nimmo is our guest presenter and is a clinical psychologist with a strong writing background.

She is the author of two books: My Bum Looks Brilliant In This (Random House, 2009) and Fish Pie is Worse Than Cancer (self-published, 2015).

Karen will talk briefly about publishing a book, and then offer practical tips and tricks you can use in your own work. This is an interactive workshop to help with your family story or other project – whether you are just starting out or mid stream.  Karen will cover how to structure your work, organise your thoughts and get words on the page!

Bring your pad and pen, have some fun, and go home inspired.

Duration 2 hours with tea/coffee break at half time.

This workshop is free to all members. Numbers are limited so please register early with john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz to avoid disappointment.

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 8 July, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 8 July, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions and comments.  Michael Munro will facilitate. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Workshop - Toys for Boys and Gadgets for Girls, Monday 6 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Monday 6 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: The session is a pot pourri of  technology developments and some  software and hardware thoughts. Those attending are invited to contribute with a demonstration of their new toys and gadgets.

The session covers
  • How to get a good deal on computers and their related technology 
  • Tips and tricks
  • Emerging toys and gadgets 
  • Review of ‘necessary’ basic (free) software 
  • Some ‘quirky’ but useful software 
  • New Google features 
  • Cloud storage 
  • Remote access tools
The investment for the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. Correct change please.

Numbers are limited. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Clean your PC Workshop, Friday 3 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Friday 3 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: Alan Royal will go through the process of cleaning up, cleaning out and speeding up that slow PC.

He will introduce you to some tips, Windows built in applications and some freeware to help the process.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please bring the correct change.

Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Numbers will be limited.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Workshop – Smart Phones, Tuesday 7 July 10.00 am – 12.00 Noon

When: Tuesday 7 July, 10.00 am – 12.00 Noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Learn what is a smart phone and its typical features.

Catch up with the more common types of smart phone and how to operate them

Hear about the inbuilt functions and how to use them such as Wi-Fi connectivity, security, emergency calls, texting, ring choices, calendar, using the camera function, etc.

Get some information about the must have and more common apps. Learn about widgets, creating folders and how to download to a smart phone

David Meehan, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will lead the workshop

Please register with Colin Archer at ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz as places are limited. First come, first served!

Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Thursday 2 July commencing at 10.00 am

SeniorNet Wellington
Visitors’ Session
   Thursday 2 July, Level 1, Anvil House, 
138 to 140 Wakefield Street

Come at 10.00 am for tea or coffee and see what you can learn with us

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We share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun. Annual subscriptions and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest

For more information and to register please contact either John Nimmo, Phone 4768771 email  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz or Colin Archer, Phone 478 6559 email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz and
check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something here for you

Faststone Image Viewer Workshop, Tuesday 30 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm (note that this workshop replaces the advertised Facebook workshop)

When: Tuesday 30 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Faststone Image Viewer is  for more than just for viewing images.  The programme
  • has an innovative and easy to use screen. 
  • has a significant number of image editing functions. 
  • is not a replacement for Photoshop but.....it is a good way to view images and perform basic editing and correction tasks. 
  • is the programme of choice for Seniornet image viewing and editing. 
  • has no Adware or Spyware and is free for Home Users.
You will be taken through the interface tools with examples of how it can be used.

Full notes will be provided.

Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Apple Mac Special Learning Group, Monday 22 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When:  Monday 22 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House Level !, Room 2

What:   A demonstration of the new Photos App which replaces i Photo in the Yosemite OS.   This is an opportunity to see the basic functions of this app which has more editing functions than iPhoto.

Free to all members.