Computer Club – Free computer presentation for all residents

Dennis M Korger, president

“LibreOffice: The Free Alternative to Microsoft Office” is the topic for the opening presentation of our fall educational program. This free presentation on Monday, Sept. 16, at 1:00 p.m. in the MountainView Clubhouse West Ballroom and is open to all SaddleBrooke residents and their guests. LibreOffice is a free suite of programs that is similar to Microsoft Office, especially older versions of the program. It will readily exchange documents with Microsoft Office and run on current versions of Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Our speaker will be Richard Spitzer, a retired computer teacher and current instructor for the Computer Club.

Our next free presentation will be “Digital Estate Planning” by Leigh Beaty on Monday, Oct. 21, at 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget all of the information you store online in your estate plan!

Also open to all residents is our early morning tech discussion group to discuss more advanced tech topics. The group meets at 7:30 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Mesquite Grill (breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m.). See the website for details.

Fall classes for our members begin Sept. 17. We have 42 classes currently listed. Despite increasing the class size and adding a second class, the Cord Cutting class is full for this semester, but it will be offered next semester. All other classes currently have seats available.

Our class calendar has periodic adjustments, corrections, or late additions throughout the semester, so be sure to check the website calendar for up-to-date information. Read the class descriptions carefully, because although many classes are complete in one 90-minute period, some last a full morning or afternoon, or even continue on subsequent days.

New scheduled classes include Ring Home Security, Digital Estate Planning, How Search Engines Really Work, Google Tools, Cutting the TV Cord, and Meet the Chromebook.

Most of the perennial favorites are updated and returning: Office 365, Windows 10, Cyber Security, and more. The popular one-on-one Tech Help sessions on alternate Mondays will also be returning.

For the very latest information about our classes and other activities, be sure to visit our website at Here you will find full class descriptions, our up-to-the minute schedule, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ). You can also join the SaddleBrooke Computer Club, register for classes, or participate in our members only eLearn classes. New members pay $55 per person or $80 per couple. Established members pay a $35 annual fee to enroll in a subsequent year. Members can enroll in any open class for the remainder of the year.