Monday, July 27, 2009

July 2009 Updated Manuals List

The latest 2009 manuals list can be downloaded here.

Term 3 2009 Timetable

The Term 3 Timetable can be viewed here.

ITunes Workshop, Tuesday 4 August 10 am to 12 noon

When: Tuesday 4 August 10 am to 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2
What: An opportunity to learn about the basic features of the Itunes program and how you can use it to enjoy your music on your PC.

We'll look at using ITunes Help, loading music from a CD, making a playlist for your stereo player or Ipod, discuss models of Ipods and show you how you can play your Ipod music on your car radio. There'll be time for questions and discussion.

Cost: $5 per head payable on the day.  Please bring your Ipod and its manual and register with John Nimmo,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Introduction to Texting Workshop, Tuesday 28 July 2009 10 am –12 pm

When: Tuesday 28 July 2009, 10 am –12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Welcome to the world of text messaging – the convenient, cheap and easy way of keeping in touch with friends and family using your mobile phone. This workshop is designed as in introduction to text messaging.

Before enrolling please make sure that your mobile phone is suitable for text messages.

Cost: $5 payable at the door.

Tutors: John Nimmo and Derek Oldershaw

To Register: Email Derek Oldershaw at


    * When registering please advise Derek of the make and model number of your mobile phone.
    * Models of Samsung and Nokia  preferred
    * When attending the workshop remember to bring your phone (and its number) and phone instruction book.

Friday, July 17, 2009

How to install and use Skype, Tuesday 21 July 10.00 am to 12 pm

When: Tuesday 21 July 10.00 am to 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.

We will demonstrate how to download the software, install it and get the program up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register promptly with Keith Kenderdine at as numbers are limited.

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 22 July 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

When:  Wednesday 22nd. July 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

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

What:  As usual, you are invited to bring along any questions you would like answered and we will try and resolve them for you. (Someone attending will quite likely to have experienced the same problem and be able to provide an answer!)

For those who appeared to be having trouble understanding this procedure at the last meeting,.John Cook intends to demonstrate how to make a successful Screenprint,

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Trade Me Workshop, Tuesday 14 July 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 14 July 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This will be the 6th of these popular workshops. Notes will be emailed to attendees.
If you came to one of the earlier workshops it would be worth while to "up-date," as Trade Me have made changes and announced on June 25 a "new look" coming.

We will peruse a preview of the "new look."

Bryan has run out of items to sell, but we will "register" a volunteer who wants to sell an item. Please let Bryan know when registering. He will phone you re the details you need to bring with you.

The coverage and exploring of the Trade Me site will be "live."

Please register by emailing Bryan Carver ( and include your telephone number.

The cost will be $5 payable at the door. Please have the correct change.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Workshop on Easy Cursor Changing, Thursday 16 July 2009 at 10.00 am - 12 00 pm

When: Thursday 16 July 2009 at 10.00 am - 12 00 pm

Where : Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 (note)

What: It will teach you how to turn the usual “arrow” cursor, used in an email, into an animated object, e.g. a banana or a flower. It is a single 2 hour lesson, restricted to those who have completed the Email and Internet course, but does not require any advanced knowledge beyond normal word processing skills.

Places are limited so early registration is recommended. Notes will be provided.

Please advise John Cook ( if you would like to participate in the initial session.

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