Happy December everyone, and a hearty ho ho ho! I have some exciting news this month: I’m now offering classes in Montrose, at the new Proximity Space Coworking facility near the corner of Main & Townsend downtown. My plan is to offer one class in Ridgway and one in Montrose every month in 2016, on top of the regular free class at the Ridgway Library. The Library was so booked up this month that I couldn’t do anything there, but come join me for the first class in Montrose if you can!

On to the class details…

Class list for December 2015:

• Thurs., December 17th, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Proximity Space in Montrose (201 S. Main St.): “Photos for Mac”; an in-depth exploration of Apple’s new replacement for iPhoto.
• Wed., December 30th, from 5-7 pm: FREE Mac OS X Overview; Ridgway Library.

Please do let me know if you plan to attend either of these classes; if I get enough commitments ahead of time, I don’t have to send out a nagging reminder!

 First off (and note the unusual time slot) on Thursday, December 17th, from 3:00-5:00 pm, I’m covering Apple’s new Photos program for Yosemite & El Capitan. A lot of folks are getting more than a little discombobulated by the switch to Photos, but it’s actually quite a powerful upgrade from iPhoto. As a “version 1” app, it also has some missing features and odd functionality. If you’re running Yosemite or El Cap on your Mac, you’ll want to take this class to learn all the ins & outs of the new program! Please, do let me know if you plan to attend. Cost, as usual, is $20.
 Then, between Christmas & New Years, I will be doing my regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month class at the Ridgway Library on Wednesday, December 30th from 5-7 pm. This month, it’s the FREE Mac OS X Overview. This class is held in the Library’s computer lab. Space is limited, 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 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)!
Have a splendid holiday everyone, surrounded by the ones you love!