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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, June 7th, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Win10 Creators Update

Highlights of What’s New in the
1703 ‘Creator’ Update to Windows 10
Steven Wertime


Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in subjects addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And – there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to lead planner Steven Wertime at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.

OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, June 17th, 1 PM

3rd Saturday

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tallwood, TA1
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

June 17th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/871105861 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 871 105 861

Photo Processing

Photography as a Retirement Hobby
Presented by Dan Feighery, PATACS

Dan will show and talk about the various pictures he has taken over the past few years with a digital single lens reflex camera. He will discuss why it is sometimes useful to take the camera off “Auto” mode while you do the thinking about what will be in the picture space. Photos will range from scenic and nature images through sports actions shots to abstract images (without an immediately recognizable subject). Included will be local places to find interesting subjects, activities with local photo clubs, travel photography and an overview of a free downloadable image editing program called Faststone.

  Dan Feighery is a retired Air Force officer, an avid photographer who has taken numerous photographs for the OLLIE E-News, and other activities; established the OLLI Photography club, is a member of several local photo clubs, and teaches  OLLI photography courses.


Learn in 30: Nomorobo
Fighting Robo Calls
Presented by Judy Taylour

Are you tired of getting a gazillion robo calls? The phone rings, you answer, and there is no one there. “Hello, I’m Rachel from Card Holder Services….” “Can you hear me?” “Your car warranty is about to expire.” “This is your grandson, I’m in jail…” Pay what you owe the IRS or you are going to jail. This session will cover the “National Do Not Call Act” as well as how to stop robo calls with Nomorobo that helps stop those annoying calls as well as telemarketers.

Judy is a 29-year member of the Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club where she serves as President, Editor, and Webmaster. She is co-facilitator for the Southern California Regional User Group Summit (SCRUGS), a group of computer clubs who have gotten together quarterly for about 20 years to share ideas and presenter information, solve problems, etc. She has taught adult education computer classes for 21 years through her local high school district and is a member of the Pierce College Computer Applications and Office Technologies Advisory Committee that meets annually to suggest courses for the next school year. Judy is a firm believer in life-long learning.

  Judy holds various positions in the Association of Personal Computer User Groups.

Diagnostic Troubleshooting

PC Clinic in the Annex

Get hands-on help with your computer problems from PATACS experts. Bring in your computer, and we'll help you lose the 'blues' - system slowdowns, unwanted programs, virus and malware. We can help install new RAM, optical drives, hard disks, and software.
Be sure to read the Clinic Rules - see link below.

Clinic Rules

Computer Mechanic

Contact director2 (at) patacs.org
to arrange a presentation !!

Future Meeting Topics:

July 15th - Ray Parker: Windows 10 - Gripes, Tips Secrets, Resources

August 19th - Virtual Technology Conference With Party

September 16th - TBA

October 21st - Fairfax County On-Line Library Services

November 18th - John Acton:3D Printing - What's It All About?

December 9th - TBA

January 20th - TBA

February 17th - Jay Castillo: Preserving Digital Assets

March 17th - Lorrin Garson: Powerpoint for Technical Presentations

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday, June 28th, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Technology & PC Help Desk: Extended Q&A

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       
Computer Mechanic

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