Yikes, April already. I’m sure you’ll be glad I waited a day to post this, to assure there was no risk of confusing you with April Fools jokes… And don’t stop praying for snow just yet, we still need a late spring storm or two to beef up the snowpack! On to the class news!
Class list for April 2013:
Sat., April 13th, from 10 a.m. to noon: Social Networking; Ridgway Town Hall
Wed., April 24th from 5-7 p.m.: FREE Mac OS X Overview; Ridgway Library
Sat., April 27th, from 10 a.m. to noon: Intermediate iPad/iPhone; Ridgway Town Hall
The details:
 On Saturday, April 13th, from 10 a.m. to noon, I will be revisiting the topic of Social Networking. In this class I will cover Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc., etc. The emphasis will be on figuring out how to navigate these wild & wacky social fads, especially as the way these services work is constantly being updated and changed! At the same time, you’ll learn how to maintain the levels of privacy we all prefer. If there’s interest, I will also cover the ways in which these tools can be put to use in marketing a business. Cost for this class is $20, and it’s held at the Ridgway Town Hall. No sign-up is necessary, drop-ins are welcome!      
 On Saturday, April 27th, from 10 a.m. to noon, I will be offering another new class, one that’s been requested a lot in the last year: an Intermediate iPad/iPhone program. In this class I will take you to the next level with your iOS device: Apps, Books (audio and e-books), Movies, Music, etc. etc. In general, how to use your device to do the really cutting-edge stuff! Cost for this class is also $20, and it’s held at the Ridgway Town Hall. As above, no sign-up is necessary, drop-ins are welcome!
 As you’re hopefully all aware by now, the Ridgway Library has given me the go-ahead to switch up my regular FREE Library classes, which take place on the last Wednesday of every month.
Since January, I’ve been alternating monthly between the Mac OS X Overview and an iPad/iPhone Overview! This month, it’s the FREE Mac OS X Overview on Wednesday, April 24th from 5-7 p.m. The Mac overview classes are always held in the computer lab at the Ridgway Library, while the iPad/iPhone ones are held in their small meeting room. There are only eight seats available, so you have to sign up, and the Library has asked that I handle the sign ups, so give me a call at 970-417-8434 (or drop me an email) if you’d like to attend. (Be aware that first-timers take priority over anyone who has taken the class before, but there are often openings for repeaters).
For the iPad/iPhone Overview, you’ll need to bring your own device. For the Mac Overview, there are six Macs in the computer lab, so only two of the eight attendees need their own laptops. This class is beginner-oriented, but we cover some different things every month; repeat attendees are encouraged (when there’s room)!
Take care everyone, and have a great month!!
As always, let me know if there’s something else you’d like me to consider covering in the Saturday sessions.