Computer classes offered

Penticton Senior Computer Club taking registrations at Winnipeg Street Leisure Centre

In the past 15 years, hundreds of seniors have learned how to better use their computer through programs offered by the Penticton Senior Computer Club.

The sign-up for fall memberships and classes will be held on Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Leisure Centre’s main hall located at 439 Winnipeg St.

Vern continues to teach Mac beginners and Barry will teach Mac intermediates. Even though Mac computers are easy to learn, there is always some little hitch along the way when using your computer, which Vern and Barry will be able to help you figure out a solution to your problem.

The club continues to bring new programs such as Digital Image Pro with Bill, or Basic Power Point with Glenn, and Photo Shop Elements 5 with Ron.

Deanna and Karen’s Digital Camera classes continue to be very popular. The early bird may be lucky to get into this class

Printmaster is a lot of fun with Pat. Learn how to make your own greeting cards and where to find that appropriate verse to complement your card.

Evelyn will guide you through Windows Live Mail and the Internet. No matter how much you know about these programs, there is always something to be learned.

Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 Beginners is a challenging program for new members using these programs, but Rossanne will teach the ins and outs.

Anne will take you one step further by showing you the inner workings of your computer. Also, Anne will introduce you to Excel (spreadsheets) so one can keep track of your stocks and bonds.

Windows 7 Beginners taught by Evelyne will teach you how to use the short cut keys, the function keys, jump lists, snapping Windows and using the snipping tool. Also, Microsoft has available free programs which you can download.

Saturday morning lectures with Rob are always popular and the subjects vary from month to month.

Doug’s class on Wednesday afternoon continues with Creating and Maintaining a Website.

Genealogy is a fascinating class where one learns to search their family roots. Barb is a whiz at this and will guide you every step of the way.

Lastly, we must not forget our techs, Mike, Horst, Doug, Ron and Joan, who have come to the rescue of so many members over the years. The Big Five have helped many who come in saying, “Help, my computer has gone wrong.”

Memberships and sign-up for classes continues every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the annex.

Evelyne Turner, volunteer


Penticton Senior Computer Club