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By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 24, 2003

Registration for March computer classes at the Elfers Senior Center, 4136 Barker Drive, will be from moon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and March 4. Classes include Computer I and II, Digital Camera and the Internet. For information, call (727) 847-1290.

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The Pasco Suncoast User Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. For information, call (727) 862-6932 or (727) 847-5991.

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Outgoing president Roy Griffith will present a digital camera demonstration at the Thursday's meeting of the West Pasco Macintosh User Group. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Hills Civic Center, 9509 Palm Ave., Port Richey. For information, call (727) 849-5227 or visit

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Gunnar Rivas will give a series of computer classes in English and Spanish at the Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580. Classes include Windows Me and Updates, Saturday; Windows XP, March 8; the Internet, March 22; Word processing, March 29; Excel and financial programs, April 12; and new software, April 19. Classes in English will be at 10 a.m., in Spanish at 2 p.m. For information, call the library at (727) 669-1290.

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The Suncoast Linux Users Group will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. For information, check

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Online registration is under way for the Tampa Bay Computer Society's Random Acts of Kindness Computer Repair Clinic. The clinic starts at 10 a.m. March 8 at 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. Volunteers will diagnose problems with IBM-compatible computers and repair most of them on the spot. The clinic is free, but registration is required at Call (727) 443-4433 for information.

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Norm Goldman, editor of, will conduct two workshops at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, on book reviewing and the Internet. The first starts at 9:30 a.m. March 8, and the second is at 1 p.m. March 12. For information, call the library at (727) 893-1133.

- Computer clubs and other organizations are welcome to submit items for the Postings column. Events should be free or have only nominal charges (such as to cover the cost of a meal) and must be open to the public. The deadline for submissions is today for next week's Personal Tech section. Items can be sent to .

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