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Free Summer Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library

Schedule for Free Computer Classes During July & August 2019

At the Pittsboro Community Library

Improve your computer skills at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. To see a description of each class. including topics covered and prerequisites (if any) for attending, click on the class name below.

JULY & AUGUST 2019:

Drop-in Computer Assistance:  July 10, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM [Registration is not required.]

Microsoft Word Basics, Part 1:  July 24, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2:  July 31, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM  [class document]

Online Privacy & Security:  August 6, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Drop-in Computer Assistance:  August 14, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM [Registration is not required.]

NOTE that the Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (July 10 and JAugust 14) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org.

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College [MAP].

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the library’s events calendar. Sign up to receive automatic email notifications when a new class is added. (Be sure to select Library Adult Events.)

Free Summer Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library 2019-06-28T14:30:19-04:00

FearringtonEdge Programming Updates

Our Recent June 04th Program

As part of its effort to facilitate neighbor-to-neighbor technical information sharing, FearringtonEdge presented a Generators & Batteries program session on June 04. The session was designed for residents to speak to other residents who have installed backup power solutions. Over 30 Fearrington neighbors joined the conversation about cost, installation experiences, and maintenance of various emergency power devices ranging from whole house generators to a lightbulb that stays lit when the power goes out, Participants shared their plans for dealing with almost inevitable power outages during summer storms.

Our Next Program on Wednesday, August 07th

FearringtonEdge continues its focus on how technology can enrich our lives with an August 07th evening presentation by Durham County document preservation specialists about preserving, digitizing and online sharing of fragile but valued documents, photos, and books. (Please note that the flyer distributed at the backup power session referred to an incorrect date.) Residents who have items they would like to have evaluated for proper preservation should email fearringtonlink@gmail.com. Time restraints may limit the number of items specialists can review.

Our Other Future 2019 Programs (More Detailed Information Forthcoming)

  • Tuesday, September 03rd, a program in association with the Fearrington Homeowners Association, will be presented by the Chatham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Tuesday, October 01st, a session led by Tom Foss* on staying safe on the Internet (just in time for online Christmas shopping)
  • Tuesday, December 03rd, a program by Tom Foss* about home network security

*Tom Foss is an experienced OLLI professor and Fearrington resident.

If you would like to share your technology successes with our community or have ideas for future programs, email us at FearringtonEdge@gmail.com.

FearringtonEdge is sponsored by Fearrington Cares.

FearringtonEdge Programming Updates 2019-06-06T22:34:56-04:00

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors

Event Also Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Each year North Carolina recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Increasing awareness of one of the most vulnerable populations is now more important than ever. The Adult Services Division of Chatham County Social Services Services, Cooperative Extension and the Council on Aging and NC Cooperative Extension jointly host a free event on the dangers of scams to bring awareness of elder abuse to you and your loved ones.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 30, 9:30 AM to Noon at the Council on Aging;-Western Senior Center at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City. [MAP]

The program will include such topics scams and fraudulent schemes through the internet, sweepstakes, lotteries, home repairs, phone and telemarketing scams, reverse mortgages and Medicare fraud. Presenters include Hugh Harris with NC Department of Justice, Stephanie Bias with NC Department of Insurance, and the Chatham County Council on Aging.

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors 2019-05-06T13:26:04-04:00

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library

Schedule for Free Computer Classes During May & June 2019

At the Pittsboro Community Library

Improve your computer skills at Chatham Community Library! The library is offering a series of free computer classes in May and June. You can find a description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name below.

Drop-in Computer AssistanceMay 8, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 1May 14, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 2: May 21, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NEW!  Google Apps:  June 4, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Drop-in Computer Assistance  June 12, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 1: June 19, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2June 26, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NOTE that the Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (May 8 and June 12) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org.

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College [MAP].

3) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org.

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library 2019-04-24T20:14:07-04:00

Follow-Up Report on “Cutting the Cord” Program

A Follow-Up Report on a Very Popular Program

FearringtonEdge & Fearrington Cares Presented “Cutting the Cord” on April 9, 2019

Repeated by Popular Demand on April 24, 2019!

FearringtonEdge and Fearrington Cares presented a “Cutting the Cord” program on April 9th for an audience of 94 residents. Focusing on streaming services and internet and equipment requirements, Fearrington resident Mark Asman (with the collaboration of Tom Foss) explained options to conventional cable. While no one service exactly mirrors Spectrum or DISH packages, most offer access to major networks. Mark reviewed options for taking advantage of free trial versions of various streaming services and websites that compare channel availability and DVR services.


You can
 use this link
to view and/or download and print a PDF file version of the slides used during this presentation.

Send Email comments and suggestions about this presentation, or other topics you would like us cover, to Fearringtonedge@gmail.com.
Follow-Up Report on “Cutting the Cord” Program 2019-05-01T22:01:22-04:00

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset

discussion has occurred here on TriplePundit, as our writers and guest commentators have been reminding readers about how this generation of workers generally seeks work-life balance, a job with purpose and a working environment in which they are assured their employers are giving back.


Comment by Lee Anne McClymont, Fellow, Southeast, USA at Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship & Leader of the Fearrington Elder Innovators pictured in slide #3 on the top of our homepage: “Elder Innovators are advancing the “design with, not for,” movement in the Triangle region of North Carolina. At the same time, we see where our elders are learning ways to onboard the start-up’s spaces in our region. Universities matter to us, too! NC State University School of Design, ID Program is keeping us on our feet as agile and adaptive learners and contributors. We are coalescing around design, but building a community of contributors and learners, unlike anything I have seen before, anywhere. Stay tuned.”

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset 2019-03-08T00:23:48-04:00
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