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AVTV: Asbury TV stations 975(HighDef) and 976 carry educational programs which are announced in their monthly and weekly schedules. Joon Kim, 301-987-6266.

CYBER ASBURY: This is an umbrella organization over the Computer Club, Apple Corps, Photography Group, and Heritage Lab, enabling them to work together toward common goals. News about activities appears on AVTV. A monthly newsletter distributed via email, offers news of events and articles about new technical developments. For further information, call Norman Wolf x-4842 or email

COMPUTER CLUB: This group oversees computers in the Smithey Center in Rosborough, the Carpenter Facility on the ground floor of Diamond, and the Steele Heritage Lab in the Administration Building. The facilities rely on donations to cover expenses. The club offers courses in the Smithey Center for users of Microsoft Windows. The Carpenter Facility is available by request for one-on-one courses. Technical support is available in the Smithey Center each Thursday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All AMV residents are welcome to participate in these activities.

APPLE CORPS: This group assists users of Apple devices (Macs, iPads, or iPhones) through classes, workshops, and shared experiences. Classes are held at the Apple Place Lab in Rosborough. Gary Bennett, 301-944-4614, is available at the Smithey Center in Rosborough on Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm. On Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 12:00 noon, Jim Utterback, Apple Corps staff “tutor” is on hand in the Apple Place, where he volunteers to help residents resolve issues with their Apple devices. Another “tutor”, Cecile Pease of Trott, volunteers to help people with their iPhone - she can be reached at ext. 6468. Although there is no charge for these services, there is a box on the wall of the Apple Place for donations to Apple Corps.  

LIFE ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP: This group gathers for two or more sessions to discuss a current non-fiction book picked by the group. The meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, September through June, in the Community Room of Wallace, 1:30-3:00 p.m. One member of the group volunteers to lead the discussion for each meeting so the leadership changes from session to session. There is no membership fee, but a contact roster is kept for announcements and to expedite purchasing the next book. For further information, call Alice Wong, x-5135, or Gail Flanagan, x-6737.

NORDIC FRIENDS: Nordic Friends welcome all residents, regardless of heritage, to learn about Nordic ancestry and the histories and cultures of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Estonia. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month (except July, August, and December) at 10:30 a.m. in the Hefner Arts and Crafts Room. For more information, call Rhoda MacKenzie, phone 5676 or email .

OPEN STUDIO FOR ARTISTS: For all who wish to draw or paint, the Hefner Arts and Crafts Room is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Ruth Lotz (Diamond 413, phone 5819) is the coordinator. There is no fee and the welcome extends indefinitely.