What we're about

The Brookdale Computer User Group [BCUG] is people excited (or wanting to learn) about using computers, smart phones, tablets and other devices, and includes everyone from new users to experts who meet in various workshops to promote usage, understanding and enjoyment of these devices. We offer presentations of hardware and software as well as lively discussions among members. Everyone is welcome to attend a BCUG meeting. Our monthly workshops cover topics like Access&VBA, Graphics, Internet, Linux, Macintosh&iOS, Excel&Spreadsheets, PC Roundtable (for any questions or problems), Windows & Hardware, and Word Processing. See https://bcug.com.

Upcoming events (4+)

AppleWaves (Formerly MacWaves) Apple SIG of The Brookdale Computer Users Group

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AppleWaves, formally known as MacWaves, is the the Apple Special Interest Group of the Brookdale Computer Users Group. We've changed our name to reflect the fact that we don't just focus on the Macintosh computer, but on iPads, iPhones, AppleWatch, and their many peripherals as well. Our goal is to help you keep your knowledge up to date on Apple products and the the Apps you use. We want to get all your Apple devices trouble free, working in sync, so that they help make your life easier and keep you better organized.
We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month via Zoom, for an hour or so at 10am as a Round Table with myself as host. We will try and answer your questions and have informal presentations on topics of interest, the latest news from Apple, and how to keep your devices secure. We’ll learn how to get the most out of your Apps like Notes, Calendar, Reminders, Shortcuts, Health and discover all the jewels hidden away in the Accessibility Settings.

If you join our sponsoring organization, the Brookdale Computer User Group [BCUG], or if you email Bob Shindel [[masked]] – we can send you an invitation to the next Zoom meeting.

There is no cost to attend any MacWaves meeting, but we hope you will consider joining BCUG; information about joining is available at www.bcug.com.
There is no cost to attend any MacWaves meeting, but we hope you will consider joining BCUG; information about joining is available at www.bcug.com.

MS Access-VBA Workshop

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BCUG's Access-VBA Workshop meets the second Tuesday each month, 7 PM on line using Zoom software.
If you have a database problem, bring it to the meeting. We'll try to help.

BCUG Linux User Group meeting: Talk and learn about Linux!

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The Linux User Group, a workshop of the Brookdale Computer User Group, meets one a month [except in July and August], usually in the evening of the second Wednesday, to discuss anything and everything about the Linux kernel, operating systems based on the Linux kernel or UNIX kernels, and about free and open source software.
Usually, co-leader Bill Chriss will demonstrate a Linux distro that has caught his eye. Other members can and often give their own presentations. And a question from a member present can inspire long and informative discussions.
While there are not other topics scheduled for this meeting, you never know what will happen at a LUG meeting, and you can bring up any problems you may have with Linux for some very expert advice.
We welcome all: experienced Linux users, those just getting started, and those are interested but have never knowingly used a Linux-based operating system [attn: Android device and Chromebook users].
We hope you’ll join us.
Lee Maxwell, co-leader
BCUG Linux User Group

EXCEL COMPUTER WORKSHOPS OF BCUG (Brookdale Computer Users Group)

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We remain committed to sharing and exploring our collective knowledge of Excel and other spreadsheets. To that end, the Workshops will continue to meet virtually using Zoom Meeting, https://zoom.us, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays of the month, 2:00 - 4 pm, by member invitation only.

These meetings will hopefully give us all a chance to take a deep breath and divert some of our fears by focusing away from this virulent virus.

Excel Workshops are sponsored by the Brookdale Computer Users Group (BCUG): http://www.bcug.com. BCUG is a group of 150 knowledgeable and friendly computer enthusiasts using PCs, Macs, Linux, and mobile devices. The club has other computer workshops on Access VBA, Word, Graphics, QuickBooks, Linux, Windows, and Macs. The club has been in existence for 40+ years.

Recent Topics
• Removing Hidden Spaces, Unprintable Characters
• ASAP Utilities
• Flash Fill
• New functions in Excel: XMATCH, XLOOKUP
• Creating a Pivot Table from two separate but related tables

If you are interested in finding out more about the club and Excel or any of workshops, feel free to contact us:

We shall survive ... this too will pass.

Be well and stay well.

Fred Kagel, Excel Workshop Leader

Past events (832)

BCUG Monthly General Meeting

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