Computers & You

Computers & You

Computers, Camera's & The Internet!

Join us to learn how to get the most out of the technology you use every day in our stress free and fun classes! Check out the different topics we currently cover below.

Drop-In Digital Photography - Troubleshooting 

Richard Mende is a retired professor who has had a passionate interest in photography for over 40 years. He worked for SNAPd Sudbury for 4 years, and he currently works for Talent North. In 2015 he published Mornings in Bell Park, a book of Sudbury photographs.

Once a month he will be available to help you with whatever problems you may be having in the world of digital photography - using your camera, transferring pictures to your computer, file management, editing your pictures, whatever.

Please bring your digital camera and whatever connecting hardware came with it. Bring your manual if you have one and bring your laptop if you have one.  

April 24, 2019
9:00 am

Get the most out of Facebook 

Facebook is everywhere and many people use this free social networking service. However there are ways to control who sees your information and who can share it. Peter Marshall will show you how to access all of the settings available in Facebook so that you can be comfortable using it. In addition, we will show you how to access the Facebook page for The ParkSide Centre which is found at and our website at Finally, we will show you how to have our monthly newsletter delivered to you electronically. This is a one-day, 2 hour class led by ParkSide member Peter Marshall. 

April 4, 2019
May 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10.00 members         $15.00 non-members

Computers for Absolute Beginners 

In this one-day class, Pete Marshall will cover the basics of your computer. We will discuss how to work with the desktop, downloading, toolbars and how to connect to the internet. This is for people who either are new to computers, or those who have some basic skills in one or two areas and wish to expand their understanding of their computer. Bring your laptops, mouse and charging cables with you. Windows 7, or Windows 10 computers are fine, but this session is not for iPads or other Tablets. 

April 11, 2019
May 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members         $50.00 non-members
Led by Parkside Centre member Pete Marshall


Tablets come in various brands. All Apple brand tablets (and smart phones) use a specific operating system called iOS.  All other brands of tablet (and smart phone) are excluded from iOS and use instead an operating system called Android (from Google); however, manufacturers can and do make minor changes to the user interface.

Peter Marshall will be back to teach you how to download apps, communicating with others via text, email, etc. or managing photos and other files. 

Android Tablets (Samsung, Nexus, Acer, Lenovo)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members         $50.00 non-members

Apple iPad (Mini and Air included)
Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members         $50.00 non-members

Windows 10    

Windows 10 is the latest offering from Microsoft and it has been received more favourably than its predecessors Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. There are many new features with this operating system that can make your experience more enjoyable. Participants are required to bring their own laptops. If you don’t already have a mouse, please consider buying one. This is a one day, three hour session. 

May 30, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members         $50.00 non-members
Led by Parkside Centre member Peter Marshall

Improving Your Security While Using Windows 10

There are a number of features in Windows 10 that will keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and more. There are also a number of features in Windows 10 that will track your computer usage. These are intended to improve your computing experience. However, many people are not comfortable with this. Peter Marshall will teach you how to set up your computer so that you are getting the most enjoyable experience possible. 

June 6, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members         $50.00 non-members

Computer Lab Drop-In

Members are encouraged to use the computer lab to surf the Internet, check e-mail, type up that special project or just practice your skills. Computers are also available in the lounge.