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Area computer user groups

Bay Area Mac Users Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for beginners, 7:30 p.m. for regular meeting, Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Send e-mail to BAMgroup@aol.com, or call (727) 796-2929.

Central Pasco County Computer Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway.

Citrus Macintosh Users Group meets the fourth Friday of each month at 6 p.m., Crystal Oaks Clubhouse, State Road 44, east of Crystal River. Send e-mail to alpetry@atlantic.net for information.

Crystal River Users Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m., Beverly Hills Civic Association Recreation Building, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Send e-mail to dickb@digitalusa.net for information.

Elfers Computer Helper Organization (ECHO) meets the second Friday of each month at 3 p.m., Elfers Senior Center, 4136 Barker Drive. For information, send e-mail to jomay@aol.com.

Greater Tampa Bay PC User Group meets the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College, 10414 Columbus Dr., Tampa, Building 605, Room BTEC 103. Send e-mail to usergroup@gtbpcug.org or visit the club's website at http://gtbpcug.org or call Al Miller at 813-685-6622.

Hernando Computer Club meets first and third Mondays, with classes second and fourth Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., Shriners Hall, Montour Street, Spring Hill. Call (352) 592-0070 or check www.hcc.org. Hernando Macintosh Computer Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Club. For information, send e-mail to pbrewer1@tampabay.rr.com.

Internet Business Association International monthly luncheon meeting ($20 members, $25 non-members and $35 walk-ins), Rusty Pelican restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. Check www.ibaii.org or call (813) 963-1251.

Palm Harbor Library Computer Users Group meets the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Send e-mail to doc@synergypublishing.com or call (727) 784-3332.

Pasco Area Computer Users Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bradford United Church of Christ, 7900 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills. Call (352) 588-3243 or send e-mail to wwayles@gte.net.

Suncoast Computer Users Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the community room, Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. For information, call (727) 343-2668 or send e-mail to dicklee1@juno.com.

Suncoast Linux Users Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., Science Room D03, Thomas Jefferson High School, 4401 W Cypress Street, Tampa. It also meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. For information, check www.suncoastlug.org/meetings.html.

Suncoast 99ers Computer User Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Salvation Army meeting room, 3800 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Send e-mail to cwilcox1@tampabay.rr.com.

Suncoast Webgrrls meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., Kforce.com Training Center, W Cypress Street, Tampa. For information, call (813) 760-7744 or check www.webgrrls.com/suncoast.

Tampa Bay Citrix User Group meets quarterly. Visit http://www.vmgtech.com/Tampa_Bay_Citrix_Users_Group.htm for more information.

Tampa Bay Computer Society meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m., Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Haines Bayshore Road. For information, call (727) 443-4433.

Tampa PC Users Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. A Windows discussion group starts at 6 p.m., with the regular meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. For information, check www.tpcug.org or call (813) 879-3602.

West Pasco Mac Users Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Embassy Hills Civic Center, 9509 Palm Ave., Port Richey. For information, send e-mail to wespasmug@aol.com or check www.wespasmac.homestead.com.

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