Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ITunes and Music Workshop, Tuesday 1 December 2009 10 am to 12 noon

When: Tuesday 1 December 2009 10 am to 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Here's 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 to your computer from CDs, making a playlist for your stereo player or Ipod, discuss models of Ipods, show you how you can play music from your IPod on your car radio.

There'll be time for questions and discussion.

Please bring your Ipod and its manual and register with John Nimmo, john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz.  

Cost $5 per head payable on the day. Correct change please. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 2 December 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 2 December 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

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

What: Bring your questions and George Braithwaite and the group will try and provide answers.

George will make a special mention of spreadsheet issues.

This is the last Q&A SIG for 2009. Thank you for your support.

Friday, November 20, 2009

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Saturday 5 December 2009 Throughout Te Papa 10.30am–4.30pm

Saturday 5 December 2009, Throughout Te Papa 10.30am–4.30pm. Free entry.

An events-packed day for people of all abilities to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Explore Te Papa through touch, sound, and detailed descriptions in a sensory tour of the Museum.

10.30am–12 noon & 3pm–4.30pm: 90-minute tour
Designed especially for people with visual and mobility impairments, this 90-minute tour is sure to educate and enthral. Meet at the Information Desk on Level 2 five minutes before tour commences.

12 noon–12.10pm: Talk by Jan Hinde
Jan Hinde, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa, will talk about accessible organisations and provide examples of arts organisations in New Zealand leading the way in providing access to the arts for everyone.

12.10pm–1pm: Love Lifted Me
Watch and sing along to Love Lifted Me, a musical about overcoming fears and extending boundaries. This is a one-off show by performers from Ace House.

1pm–1:10pm: The Learning Connexion Jaqueline Benndorf and Ann Eves from The Learning Connexion (TLC) will talk about their work and the unique access that TLC offers to deaf and hearing impaired students. This presentation will be translated into New Zealand Sign Language.

1:10pm–2:10pm: Art activities
Join in art activities run by tutors from Vincents Art Workshop. Watch a DVD about the work Vincents does to help people with disabilities integrate into the community, and visit the information table to view examples of art works made by people participating in Vincents art programmes. http://www.vincents.co.nz/about.html

2:10-2:20pm: Wendi Wicks and Robyn Hunt Disabled people experience high levels of abuse and violence, which is often unacknowledged. The Disability Clothesline project breaks the silence about this violence and abuse, and enables victims to give creative expression to their experiences when they use tee shirts as their canvases. Take a look at the Disability Clothesline website. www.disabilityclothesline.org.nz

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Digicam SIG, Wednesday 18 November 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 18 November 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: We will have question time first. If your query relates to your camera operation bring along camera and manual.

Bryan Carver will cruise through the highlights of "Faststone" an image enhancing program on which Seniornet run a Tutorial.

Alan Royal will demonstrate storing your images on the web using Picasa web albums.
A brief discussion on taking pictures over the holiday period.
Bring along the odd photo to share especially if you feel there was a problem OR if you just want to show a particulaly nice picture that made your day.

This will be the last meeting untill February 2010.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google Maps And Google Earth Workshop, Tuesday 24 November 2009 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

When:  Tuesday 24 November 2009 10.00 am -12.00 noon

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

What:  Come along and learn, with Tony Doogue, how to take advantage of and enjoy these two free packages, accessible through Google,. As they inter-relate it’s simplest to look at them together. They can be useful or fun, depending on your interests, for travelling by land, sea or air or simply exploring the world in which we live or the planetary system of which the world forms part.
If you’ve got something you particularly want to know about these programmes, or are having difficulties with them why not come along and see if there is an answer.
Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz at the same time mentioning anything you would like covered if its possible.
All of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through Google once you know where to look.  If you want to start looking in advance of the Workshop, go to the SeniorNet web site, http://seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com, and look under Workshop Notes and the title of this workshop.
Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Computer Owners Group (COG) SIG, Wednesday 11 November 10 am - 11.45 am

When: COG SIG Wednesday 11 November  10 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Trevor King and the team will answer your questions

The meeting will include an exposition on upgrading to Windows 7, the new Microsoft operating system.

Writing and Publishing SIG, Wednesday 11 November 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 11 November
Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,,, 138-140 Wakefield St.

What: This meeting is the opportunity to share your own writing experience with the Group e.g. what you're writing about; progress on your current project; any difficulties or problems you've encountered, and how you solved them and to ask questions and seek answers from the Group.

To introduce the discussion, John Nimmo will outline a few tips and ideas he has used to add interesting stories to enhance bare genealogical information about his Scottish and Irish great grandparents - stories about what they did 'Back Home', how they lived,  their personalities, their problems, a little bit of history -all leading to why they came out to Otago in the 1860s.

UPDATE Term 4 Timetable, weeks 5-8 2009

The updated timetable for Term 4 2009 - weeks 5-8 is located here.