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      • Downloading and Installing Programs Workshop, Thursday 9 July, 10.00 am to 11.45 am
        • 1 Jul 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 9 July, 10.00 am to 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2. What: Download and install programs safely; how to uninstall; what are "Apps"?; how to deal with them and more!  The pitfalls and how to, hopefully, avoid them. Register with David Boyes, davyambrose@gmail.com. The investment is $5.00 please, at the door.  Correct money will be  welcomed!

      • Writing and Publishing Group July Meeting, Monday 13 July, 10.00 am to 12 noon (please note day and date change from calendar)
        • 30 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 13 July, 10.00 am to 12 noon (please note day and date change from calendar) Where: Anvil House,  Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street What: Telling Your Story – Some fresh ideas to help bring your writing alive. Karen Nimmo is our guest presenter and is a clinical psychologist with a strong writing background. She is the author of two books: My Bum Looks Brilliant In This (Random House, 2009) and Fish Pie is Worse Than Cancer (self-published, 2015). Karen will talk briefly about publishing a book, and then offer practical tips and tricks you can use in your own work. This is an interactive workshop to help with your family story or other project – whether you are just starting out or mid stream.  Karen will cover how to structure your work, organise your thoughts and get words on the page! Bring your pad and pen, have some fun, and go home inspired. Duration 2 hours with tea/coffee break at half time. This workshop is free to all members. Numbers are limited so please register early with john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz to avoid disappointment.

      • Workshop - Toys for Boys and Gadgets for Girls, Monday 6 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 29 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 6 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: The session is a pot pourri of  technology developments and some  software and hardware thoughts. Those attending are invited to contribute with a demonstration of their new toys and gadgets. The session covers How to get a good deal on computers and their related technology Tips and tricksEmerging toys and gadgets Review of ‘necessary’ basic (free) software Some ‘quirky’ but useful software New Google features Cloud storage Remote access toolsThe investment for the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. Correct change please. Numbers are limited. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

      • Clean your PC Workshop, Friday 3 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 29 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 3 July, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: Alan Royal will go through the process of cleaning up, cleaning out and speeding up that slow PC. He will introduce you to some tips, Windows built in applications and some freeware to help the process. The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please bring the correct change. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Numbers will be limited.

      • Workshop – Smart Phones, Tuesday 7 July 10.00 am – 12.00 Noon
        • 26 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 7 July, 10.00 am – 12.00 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Learn what is a smart phone and its typical features. Catch up with the more common types of smart phone and how to operate them Hear about the inbuilt functions and how to use them such as Wi-Fi connectivity, security, emergency calls, texting, ring choices, calendar, using the camera function, etc. Get some information about the must have and more common apps. Learn about widgets, creating folders and how to download to a smart phone David Meehan, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will lead the workshop Please register with Colin Archer at ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz as places are limited. First come, first served! Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Thursday 2 July commencing at 10.00 am
        • 24 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • SeniorNet WellingtonVisitors’ Session                         Thursday 2 July, Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street                          Come at 10.00 am for tea or coffee and see what you can learn with us We, share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun.Annual subscriptions and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest For more information and to register please contact either John Nimmo, Phone 4768771 email  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz or Colin Archer, Phone 478 6559 email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz and check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something here for you

      • Faststone Image Viewer Workshop, Tuesday 30 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm (note that this workshop replaces the advertised Facebook workshop)
        • 24 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 30 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Faststone Image Viewer is  for more than just for viewing images.  The programme has an innovative and easy to use screen. has a significant number of image editing functions. is not a replacement for Photoshop but.....it is a good way to view images and perform basic editing and correction tasks. is the programme of choice for Seniornet image viewing and editing. has no Adware or Spyware and is free for Home Users.You will be taken through the interface tools with examples of how it can be used. Full notes will be provided. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

      • Apple Mac Special Learning Group, Monday 22 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 15 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Monday 22 June, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House Level !, Room 2 What:   A demonstration of the new Photos App which replaces i Photo in the Yosemite OS.   This is an opportunity to see the basic functions of this app which has more editing functions than iPhoto. Free to all members.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 23 June 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 13 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 23 June 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Q & A format. Facilitator: George Barna Are you having problems with your Android device, or just interested in learning more about it? If so, you are welcome to come along & ask questions. Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. Even if you don’t have any questions yourself, still please come along as you may have the answer to someone else’s question. If there is time, we may be able to give you individual help with your Android device. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • Question &Answers Meeting, (Q&A), Thursday 25 June 2015, 10.00 am - 11.45 am
        • 13 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 25 June 2015,  10.00 am - 11.45 am.     Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share with everyone welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members so don’t be shy come along and also meet up with other members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary, all could lead to an answer.  The only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked. This is also an opportunity to share with other SeniorNet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Some activity at the last meeting included : A video was shown of an Ambulance Drone in action.  Wow the mind boggles!A website, alternativeto.net was mentioned as being a site for members to visit.An interesting discussion about Printers, with many tips and recommendations given including the purchasing of a  machine suitable to ones needs. A very interesting site Lynda.com for educational tutorials etc. was demonstrated and discussed.  Other questions asked were also dealt with by some of the more experienced members who were in attendance. Lionel looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

      • Free Scamming Awareness Workshop: Protect yourself, protect your family
        • 11 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • Where: Kilbirnie Community Centre, 56 Bay Road, Kilbirnie When: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm, Thursday 25 June 2015 What: Age Concern will be leading a presentation on "a senior's guide to scams": Scamming via the phone and online (emails, international dating websites). Find out how to surf the net safely, receive emails safely and protect yourself from scams. Keiran O'Meara, Manager of Kiwibank, Kilbirnie, will provide some local 'real-life' examples that she's dealt with. Other Topics Covered: Identifying tell-tale red flags.What are the top five reported scams?What to do if you think you've been scammed.All welcome (older people and/or their families). Please register by phoning Beryl or Rowena on 3877867.

      • Workshop - e-Books and e-Readers, Friday 19 June, 10.00 am to 12 Noon
        • 10 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 19 June, 10.00 am to 12 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2. What: Considering buying or having a problem? Readers that are currently available, how to download e-Books both free and paid for. The problem with formats. If you already have an e-Book reader or tablet, please bring it along so that others can see and compare. The fee for the workshop is $5, payable at the workshop and correct money will be appreciated. Numbers are limited, so register early with David Boyes at davyambrose@gmail.com

      • Age Concern Wellington’s Staying Safe Driving Course for Seniors - Friday 26 June, Friday 17 July and Friday 31 July
        • 10 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 26 June, Friday 17 July and Friday 31 July.  All three courses start at 9.45 a.m. and finish around 12.15 p.m. Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138 – 140 Wakefield Street What: This is an NZTA approved, classroom based, refresher workshop, for senior road users. Previous attendees have found these workshops enjoyable and extremely helpful. There is a charge of $10 payable on the day which includes morning tea or coffee, scones, and NZTA hand-outs.  Places are limited. To register, please contact Ann Dalziel, Age Concern Wellington, telephone 499 6646 or email communitysup@acwellington.org.nz

      • Twenty Third Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated – Wednesday, 17 June 2015 commencing at 10 am
        • 4 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • AGM papers have been sent to members. Notice has been given to members that the Twenty Third Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated will be held in the Amora 1 Room, Ground Floor, Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 commencing at 10 am. A copy of the full agenda and supporting papers were included with the Notice given. The full content can also be downloaded from this website. (See “AGM 2015” on the front page of this website). Members have been asked to advise their attendance by emailing wellingtonseniornet@gmail.com, or by phoning the SeniorNet Office 473 1510 (10 am-12 noon, or leaving a message if the office is unattended). Register on or before 10 June 2015 and attend the AGM to be in a draw for a 1TB external hard drive.

      • Supervised Practice Sessions
        • 3 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • SeniorNet Classrooms 11 & 12 are open every Monday during term (except on public holidays), between 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm, for members to use the SeniorNet machines for practice and revision. Tutors will be available to help anyone who may have attended a lesson or workshop and feel they need  a little more help. We encourage you to bring your own machines if possible.   Please remember that some programmes may need a password to open, so bring your passwords. The cost is $5. Although no appointments are necessary, it would be appreciated if you could contact Ngaire Jackson  at ngairej@gmail.com or phone 3892629 in advance, so as to ensure individual attention.

      • Wellington Central Library – Two events - Central Library Tours for members – 25 June or 3 July - Meet Robin Robilliard – author “Hard Country”
        • 3 Jun 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • A - Tour of the Library When: Thursday, 25 June, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm or Friday, 3 July, 10.30 am – 12 Noon   Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington What: An opportunity for SeniorNet members to take a guided tour of the Central Library to learn of the diversity of resources and information. Surprise yourself! Understand what’s available on each floor. The tour will include:- Get a quick overview what is available at the Library Observe the catalogue area and see how it worksOn the first floor see what’s available, maybe try the computers and access online resourcesOn the second floor check out past papers, ancestry, etcAsk questions at any time.  Book early! Each tour is limited to 10 people. Please register with Colin Archer ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz,  Phone 478 6559. Advice of detailed arrangements will be sent to registrants prior to the tour. The Library tour is free to members. B – Hard Country – a biography - meet author Robin Robilliard  Where & When: Kilbirnie Library – 18 June, 6.30 pmWellington Central Library – 19 June, 6.00 pmJohnsonville Library – 20 June, 11.30 am What: Hear the story of an amazing woman and her family’s,  who achieved the impossible on a Golden Bay Farm and ask her questions about her biography. For more information about the author, her book and the event, together with a link to the Radio NZ interview, go to www.wcl.govt.nz/hardcountry or the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1393057187691304/

      • Workshop: iPad Beyond Basics - Friday 5 June, 2015, 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 27 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When : Friday 5 June, 2015 10.00 am - 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: iTune Apps­­ There are over 1.4 million apps available in the AppStore.  Apps are now routinely used daily on the go by users who have access to iPhones and iPads for work, leisure, social networking and entertainment.  The real challenge for the mobile device user is to fight through the thicket of apps to pick the appropriate ones without being overwhelmed by the avalanche.  Come and hear Peter Chik share his extensive use of some useful but easy to use apps to : • Create group emails• Create slide shows and videos with music and transitions.• Create photo collages • OCR snippets of a newspaper clipping with multilingual translation.• Scan and convert a document or photo to PDF• Annotate, reorganise and sign a PDF document• Create a spreadsheet, a Word document and publish an electronic book.• Easily create a quick PowerPoint presentation • Organise a searchable photo database• Create a mind map for a project with embedded PDF and office documents. • Direct capture business card details into your contacts database. • Wireless transfer photos from one mobile device to another. Etc Because of time constraint about twenty apps will be demonstrated. Details of apps shown will be made available to all attendees at the conclusion of the workshop.  To assist in maximising value for our iPad attendees, please email Peter Moon with particulars of any topic of interest that you would like the lecture to include. The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please As the workshop is limited to 20 individuals, please register ASAP with Peter Moon. peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz.

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