GVR Camera Club Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 10/02/2017
    • 04/30/2018
    • 29 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group.  Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.
    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown below
    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 10/04/2017
    • 05/02/2018
    • 30 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or earlier) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in. You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 10/05/2017
    • 05/03/2018
    • 26 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays 

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us! You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 10/06/2017
    • 11/09/2018
    • 56 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us! You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 10/10/2017
    • 10/02/2018
    • 51 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Tuesdays @ 9:30AM

    Please bring up to 5 photos that you have either worked on and feel are ready for printing or display OR that you want specific help with.  The purpose of our discussions is to help members become more knowledgeable about  the taking and post processing of their photos.  Please try to bring the Exif data available for your photos (if possible).  Our discussions are  "Creative Criticism" sessions so we can learn from each other how to make all of our photos "BETTER"!!   With more members returning every day, we wish to make this a productive group, so our members can grow in the field of photography! 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/02/2017
    • 04/26/2018
    • 24 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays @ 9:30AM Beginning 11/2/2017

    Explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. View the 2017-2018 class topics calendar  

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/06/2017
    • 04/30/2018
    • 24 sessions
    • Kino Room or Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 9:30AM Beginning 11/6/2017

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more.  NEW! View the 2017-2018 SIG Topics Calendar

    You must be a member in good standing of GVR and the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this SIG.


    • 01/10/2018
    • 03/14/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Photography Class 2018 (Wednesday PM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Story Telling Through Photography
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation

    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2018-2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/11/2018
    • 03/15/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Photography Class 2018 (Thursday AM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation


    Scheduling Changes
    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2018-2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/13/2018
    • 03/17/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
    Register
    Photography Class 2018 (Saturday AM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation


    Scheduling Changes
    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2018-2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/06/2018
    • 02/27/2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 22
    Register

    iMovie: the new version that runs on Mac OS-X Yosemite and above 

    iMovie is the free video editing application that comes with all Macintosh computers. These classes are for the first time iMovie user as well as those who have upgraded Operating Systems or have a new Mac, as the new iMovie interface and way of working have changed. There is also a Mobile Version of iMovie for the iPhone and iPad.

    Class 1: We will cover the basic interface of iMovie and show various ways to import video into the Events, show how clips are organized and how to start a project. We will select clips for the project and use transitions and titles. Music enhances a project, so we will add background music. As a final touch we will cover making a quick, short and fun Movie Trailer using preset themes.

    Class 2: We will work with ways to edit and stabilize video clips. Then we will add still photos into the project. Did you know you could actually record video using the computer camera? This is called “Live Action” and can be used in your video. We will work more with audio; adding music in a different way, detaching audio from a clip to use in another location, adding sound effects and recording voice-overs. In the end we will cover ways to finalize and share videos.

    Class 3: For those who have iPhone and/or iPad running iOS 9.3 or later, you can download iMovie from the App Store, so you can create movies and Movie Trailers on the go. We will look at working with both of these in this class. These versions aren’t as powerful as the Mac version, but still fun to use.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace is a retired school teacher and a long term Macintosh user. She has taught a number of iPhoto and iMovie classes and is currently up on their latest versions.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/27/2018
    • 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2
    Register

    Odysea Aquarium (Scottsdale)

    BusTrip, Cost $65

    This is a great experience seeing the living sea in a one-of-a-kind adventure, that you will have to experience to believe. This is an engineering marvel that may leave you speechless.....ocean art, sharks of the deep, bizarre species, etc. There is an escalator to view the floor of the ocean. 

    You will be traveling via a motor coach with lavatory, so there will not be the stress of driving, purchase of gas, etc., just leave the driving to someone else.

    You will need to wear comfortable shoes and if necessary, a wheelchair can be obtained with a deposit. Of course, you can go at your own pace and there are areas to rest along the way.

    There is an area to purchase lunch or snacks.

    Click HERE for a map of the complex.

    Website for further information: www.odyseaaquarium.com/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 AM to board the bus. We will return about 4:30 PM. The cost is $65 which includes the cost of the bus and admission into the Aquarium and gratuities. (Note: does not include the Butterfly Wonderland.)

    Carl Sparfeld and Linda Gregory will be our leaders. For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net or Linda at 520-625-5121.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 13, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/27/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    AZ-Sonora Desert Museum Guided Tour and Raptor Free Flight

    Trip Cost $24 - Last Day to Register is 2/13/18

    This is a private tour just for our members. This 60 minute guided tour, starting at 12:30, will include the Mountain Woodland (mountain lion, black bear, deer, Mexican grey wolf) along with the Desert Dogs, Vulture Culture plus native plant interpretation along the way. At 2:00 we will watch the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration. We need a minimum of 10 members for this trip, since we received a price lower for the guided tour than even the senior discount. 

    Link to a related website: 

    https://www.desertmuseum.org

    https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/food.php     Food--Ocotillo Cafe, Phoebe's Coffee Bar, which also has sandwiches and the Cottonwood for snacks and ice cream

    https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/shopping.php   Two gift shops--the Mountain House and the Ironwood

    Meet at the Camera Club at 10:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 11:00 PM. Carol Gautsch will be our leader.  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Last day to register is 2/13/18. No refunds after 2/13/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/01/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/28/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Various GVR Venues
    Register

    You Can Be A Sports Photographer!

    Photographers are needed for the Southern Arizona Senior Games! This is your chance to have fun taking sports photographs. Your photos will be combined into a show for the participants at their Awards Dinner and you might even see your shots on the GVR digital screens throughout the social centers.

    Sign up NOW!  The Games start Wednesday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 28th.

    Pick the event you are interested in photographing, register on Wild Apricot, and go get some great photos!

    If you want to photograph an event that spans several days, you only need to photograph on one of the days. Pick the one that suits your schedule best.

    Be sure to take photos of the volunteers as well as the event participants.  Then promptly copy your photos (up to 20 photos maximum per event) to a CD and mark the date and event that you covered along with your name, phone and email. (So our slide show creator can contact you if there are questions.) Drop them in the specially marked box on the monitor's desk at the Camera Club.  Ask the monitor to give you a blank CD from our supply if you would like a replacement.  

    Click HERE for the Official Senior Games information.

    Thanks for participating and have fun!

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to participate in this activity.

    • 03/01/2018
    • 03/08/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    Build your own Personal Website the “Easy Way”

    Do you have trips, events, photos you would like to share but haven’t found the right way yet? Or do you belong to a club or organization that would like a website? Join this class and learn how to design your Personal Website using the free Weebly, drag-and-drop, and web-based site builder. PC or Mac, makes no difference. Example: www.PitzerAdventures.com

    Class One will cover the basics from setting up an account, choosing a domain name, pre-planning your content, and organizing the information and pictures you want to include. Then we will go over choosing and editing a theme template, setting up pages, the elements you can put on pages (including titles, text, slide shows, photo galleries, and many more). Finally when you are ready, learn how to Publish your site so others can view it on their web browser.

    Class Two will cover how to include files and documents and how each will look on a mobile device. We will create a Blog to which you can post more current news. It can include text, photos and slide shows. Then we will cover more detailed information about adding descriptions and key words to your pages to make them more searchable. There will also be question and trouble shooting time.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace has designed websites since 2001 and maintains her personal sites as well as those for several organizations. When asked to do a quick, yet elegant website for a group she chose the free Weebly website builder, and would like to share her knowledge of it with Camera Club members.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/02/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 4
    Register

    Colossal Cave Tour - Trip Cost $13
    Last day to register is 2/23/18.

    At 11:00 AM the 60 minute guided tour of Colossal Cave in Vail AZ begins. After the tour we will have lunch at the outdoor fresh cafe. Following lunch we are welcome to drive down to the ranch and photograph old stone buildings, flowers, birds and the landscape. You are free to leave after the tour if you are not interested in lunch. 

    Out of 385 reviews on trip advisor, Colossal Cave was rated 4 out of 5 stars. From the reviews: There are 360 stairs, but it is broken up and doable even if you are not in great shape. Definitely bring a water bottle and a flashlight. For clear pictures inside the cave, a tripod may be needed.

    While it might be a challenge to take pictures in the cave itself, the Posta Quemada Ranch and Stables afford some great opportunities. The ranch is located at the site of the historic Mountain Springs Hotel and Stage Station. There is a butterfly garden in addition to the historic ranch. 

    The $13 cost does not include the price of lunch. There is no charge for visiting the ranch.

    Links to a related website: 

    http://colossalcave.com (tour with staff)

    http://colossalcave.com/the-ranch/ (tour on your own)

    http://colossalcave.com/cafe/ (Terrace Cafe menu)

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30 AM. Carol Gautsch will be our leader.  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Last day to register is 2/23/18.  No refunds after 2/23/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/05/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18
    Register

    Working with Live Models in Western Town

    Trip Cost $35

    We have rented the man made western town of Gammon's Gulch and will have characters from the Tombstone area come in western dress and hopefully, a Steampunk person or more. You can work up close with these models.

    Gammon's Gulch has been created over the post 40 years with authentic buildings brought from other areas and assembled into a town by Jay and Joanne Gammon. Some of the buildings were constructed especially for a specific movie. It is a museum as well, having a lot of items and collections, for example, old radios. 

    Located in Pomerene, a few miles from Benson AZ, it has been used for several movie locations, documentaries and music videos. 

    You will need to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and pack a lunch, since we are not close to any stores. In fact, when Jay started the town, electricity was not available at the property. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, with departure at 8:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 19, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/09/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake

    Trip Cost $6 - Last Day to Register is 3/02/18

    This trip involves a 60 minute pontoon tour of Patagonia Lake with an experienced tour guide to discuss history and point out wildlife, birds and special landmarks. We will have two pontoons limited to 9 people per pontoon. They are currently replacing both motors. If you visit the website, it states that the pontoons are currently not operating. They will be up and running before our March tour.

    Following the tour, arrangements have been made to have lunch at the Wagon Wheel Saloon in Patagonia before returning to Green Valley. Payment for lunch will be on your own. The prices look very reasonable. 

    Link to a related website: 

    https://azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake/on-the-water/boating

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, depart at 8:30 AM. There is a $15 entrance fee to the state park per vehicle. I encourage you to carpool and collectively pay for the entrance fee and reimburse driver for gas. 

    Carol Gautsch will be our leader.  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Registration closes on 3/02/18. No refunds after 3/02/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/13/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    ASARCO Mine Tour

    Tour an Open-Pit Copper Mine and the Process of Making Copper - Trip price $11

    The first stop on your tour is the Open-Pit Viewpoint on the south rim of the Mission Mine. The viewpoint is securely fenced for your safety, and it has four binocular telescopes to provide a close-up view of the trucks and shovels working in the mine. Each year the mine has the capacity to process about 260,000 tons of copper concentrates which yields 132,700,000 pounds of copper and 1,234,000 ounces of silver. Copper ore is ground into a powder so the copper minerals can be separated by the froth flotation process. One of the AMDC staff members will explain what happens at the mill and answer your questions.

    Register by March 6, 2018, no refunds after that date.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15AM for carpooling, and depart at 8:30AM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions call Carol at 520-347-4917 home, or 406-850-2742 cell, bratcat08@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/14/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 8
    Register

    White Stallion Ranch

    Trip Cost $26

    Visit one of Arizona's best dude ranches! Arrive at the White Stallion ranch about 10:30. Members may wander around from 10:30 to 11:30 taking pictures. Horses and stables, a petting zoo, an historic ranch house, western landscape and more is available to photograph.

    At 11:30 horse drawn hay wagons start loading for the lunch cook out in the desert (spectacular scenery), returning back to the ranch about 1:30, or you can walk back to the ranch.  Lunch includes grilled meat choices and accompanying sides, drink and dessert. We will be eating with other guests of the ranch.

    At 1:30 explore the ranch on your own, or check with the office for things to do. You are free to return home, if you are not staying for the rodeo.

    A Rodeo show will be presented at 4:00 for the guests of the ranch by the employees. It ends about 5:30. A chance to get some action shots.

    For more information about this historic ranch click Here.

    To view a short video about the ranch, click Here.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30AM. Mort Spencer will be our leader.  For questions call Mort at 520-777-6768.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after 3/6/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/15/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    The Camera Club will be closed in the afternoon for the Monthly Meeting.
    • 03/15/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 187
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    Le Craven--March Speaker Series

    Le Craven has enjoyed taking photos since childhood when her parents taught her to shoot using a hand–me-down camera. As a kid with eye problems, seeing something or shooting something up close was a way of overcoming. As an adult, business and family interests took a precedence over photography until Le decided to get an MBA degree in 2003. With the opportunity to study in France for six months, Le purchased her first digital camera to record her travels between class. As she posted her adventures online her professional photography career was quietly begun.

    Le’s images of France combined with photos of “home” – the western United States – were the heart of her first website and art shows. While her current focus is on Southern Arizona, she recently revisited Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Lake Tahoe, camera in hand.

    Le’s photography focuses on the soft side of the desert, favorite places like Paris, and the “other ” west. She has been a juried artist at Desert Artisan’s Gallery since early 2010.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.
    • 03/18/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 6
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    Valley of the Moon Park Tour

    Trip Cost $6 - Last Day to Register is 3/2/18

    This is listed on a number of “must visit” sites in Tucson because of its uniqueness. “The idea for Valley of the Moon came after George Phar Ledger went to visit a terminally ill 14-year-old girl, the daughter of the local clergyman, who was dying of tuberculosis. George decided that the girl needed something to spark her imagination so outside her bedroom window he created a miniature cement mountain scene, complete with a lake made from a washtub and a waterfall. The "lake" held fish and water plants and there was a little path leading to a ladder up the side of the "mountain." The waterfall was made by filling a reservoir at the top of the mountain, which would run back down into the lake. “In 1975 Valley the Moon was listed on the Arizona Historic Places Register. Valley of the Moon was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. On George's 97th birthday, then-Mayor Lew Murphy presented him with the Tucson Outstanding Citizen Award for the creation of Valley of the Moon and his devotion to the free entertainment of Tucson's children… In 2015 Valley of the Moon was declared a Tucson Historic Landmark by the Mayor and Council.” 

    Link to a related website: 

    http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/mission.html http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/history.html

    Meet at the Camera Club at 12:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 1:00 PM. Carol Gautsch will be our leader.  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Registration closes on 3/02/18. No refunds after 3/08/18.

    Valley of the Moon requires a minimum of 5 participants.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/20/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 12
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    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    March Travelogue

    Please email Holly at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club. Happy Trails, Happy Travels!

    Holly Chorba, Travelogue Coordinator
    520-‐665-9771
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 03/21/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    The Camera Club will be closed in the afternoon for the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
    • 03/27/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 29
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    St Anthony's Greek Monastery

    A beautiful study of architecture, having gardens and 6 different church structures. All this was completed by the monks since starting in 1995. The monastery is dedicated to St Anthony the Great, the father of Monasticism and the renowned 3rd century anchorite.  It is located in Florence AZ. There is no charge to visit the monastery.

    You are welcome to go inside the chapels and take photographs, but NOT of the monks or the people that are visiting and spending time there.

    There is a dress code: Men--long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women--long skirts, long-sleeved blouses, and scarves to cover the head. (No skirts with slits, tight fitting clothes, hats, low cut or sheer blouses or small scarves.) They can loan you some clothing, if you do not come properly dressed. 

    Since it is a holy place, they ask that you respect this, so do not go into the monk's living quarters, guest houses or the dinning room. Put cell phones on mute and smoking is not allowed on the grounds. Obey the signs that say--do not go beyond this area. 

    Bathrooms are located on the backside of the bookstore. 

    We will leave the monastery about 1:15 to drive into Florence for lunch at Mt Athos, a Greek restaurant, where we have reservations at 1:30.  Lunch is at your own expense. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 AM, and depart at 8:00 AM (100 mile drive ahead of us) and return in the late afternoon.

    Carl Sparfeld will be our leader. Contact him at 215-872-1325 or csparfeld@cox.net. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Carl know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/30/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Social Center 1111 GVR Dr. Green Valley AZ 85622
    • 177
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    Annual Camera Club Potluck Fiesta

    Note: To register a guest, select 1 guest at the bottom of the registration form.

    Arrive @ 5:30pm – Dinner @ 6:00pm

    No Early Arrivals (except for workers)

     

    Last day to register is Monday, March 26, 2018!

    The potluck is open to all Camera Club members. Each member may bring one guest.

    Those attending are asked to bring a dish for 8 - 10 persons for each 2 attendees. Follow the chart below on what dish to bring. If your last name starts with:

    • A to J: Dessert

    • K to P: Hot Dish

    • Q to Z: Salad

    *Please note: NO plug-in pots will be allowed*

    Do not bring serving utensils. If bringing a dish that needs to be cut or divided, please cut at home. It is too time consuming to do this at the potluck. And the longer it takes us to get everything ready, the longer you will have to wait in the lobby. Thank You!

    We realize it is both Good Friday and Passover. In response, the Camera Club will be providing mac and cheese, and chicken, instead of ham this year. You are invited (if you wish) to prepare your dish to be appropriate for one of these observances.

    Disposable plates, forks, spoons & glasses will be provided. BYOB if you want something other than Water, Coffee or Tea.

    LOTS of Volunteers also needed (currently have only 10). Contact Marilyn Luehrmann ML59@sbcglobal.net to volunteer for this event.

    Please remember to call or email Marilyn if you need to cancel.
    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club or a guest of a member.


    • 04/04/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 35
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    Oasis Sanctuary (Exotic Bird Rescue) Cascabel AZ

    $10 donation is requested.

    The Oasis Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit aviary welfare organization. Established in 1997, the Oasis Sanctuary is a unique avian rescue and life-care facility, dedicated to providing permanent care, shelter and rehabilitation for companion parrots for which other re-homing options do not exist. In particular we are a refuge for exotic birds such as parrots, cockatoos, macaws and other Psittacine birds. 

    Camera Club members will be given a 2 hour tour by the Executive Director. There are 7 enclosures where the birds are not caged, so we will have some great photo opportunities.

    Special note from Oasis: Make sure you have gas and good tires including a good spare before you set out. The Oasis is in a very remote, rural location. We are easy to find, however. The Oasis Sanctuary is located approximately 25 miles north of Benson, AZ.

    Note: Cell phones stop working shortly outside Pomerene. Call the Sanctuary at 520-212-4737 when you get off the freeway to let us know where you are and so we will know approximately when to expect you. Leave the time of your call, if we are momentarily away from the phone. The freeway exit is approximately 40 minutes from the Sanctuary.

    For more information on the oasis: https://the-oasis.org/

    For more information on the Hoseshoe cafe: https://places.singleplatform.com/horseshoe-cafe-5/menu?ref+google. Check out the More Menu for the complete listing. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45 AM, and depart at 10 AM. We will have lunch at the Horseshoe Cafe in Benson from 11-12. The tour is 1-3.

    Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions, contact Carol at 520-347-4917 home; 406-850-2742 cell; bratcat08@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 04/06/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake

    Trip Cost $6 - Last Day to Register is 3/16/18

    This trip involves a 60 minute pontoon tour of Patagonia Lake with an experienced tour guide to discuss history and point out wildlife, birds and special landmarks. We will have two pontoons limited to 9 people per pontoon.

    Following the tour, arrangements have been made to have lunch at the Wagon Wheel Saloon in Patagonia before returning to Green Valley. Payment for lunch will be on your own. The prices look very reasonable. 

    Link to a related website: 

    https://azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake/on-the-water/boating

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, depart at 8:30 AM. There is a $15 entrance fee to the state park per vehicle. I encourage you to carpool and collectively pay for the entrance fee and reimburse driver for gas. 

    Bob Schaffer has graciously offered to go on this trip as leader. Carol Gautsch will have
    everything all set to go and help with carpooling, etc..  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Registration closes on 3/16/18. No refunds after 3/16/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 04/13/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Kartchner Caverns State Park Photographer's Tour

    Cost $110 - Last day to register is March 12th. After 3 months of negotiating with Kartchner Caverns tour personnel, we are excited to offer a 2 hour photographer's tour of the Rotunda and Throne Rooms just for our members at a discounted price. You will be allowed to take photographs with or without a tripod. Living Caverns are extremely rare and being allowed to take pictures is even rarer. Our group will have a private tour with Park Rangers after the park has closed.

    In addition to AZ State Parks being named best State Parks in the US, Kartchner has won several first place awards from USA Today. Kartchner is so unique and phenomenal that its discovery was not announced for 4 years. Protecting this living environment is the highest priority; therefore, no cameras are allowed during other tours of the Caverns. Kartchner Caverns offers a special opportunity four times a year for a very limited number of people to photograph areas of the Caverns ($125.00 per person.)

    There are some specific rules:
    1. Nothing in the caverns may be touched to prevent destroying living organisms.
    2. All attendees must sign an agreement upon arriving at the Park that individuals will not sell any pictures and that the AZ State Parks can have access to all pictures taken. A sample of this agreement can be viewed HERE.

    Refunds for this event will not be issued based on failure to sign this agreement upon arrival at Kartchner Caverns.

    3. You provide your own camera equipment including tripods.

    For more information on the park, click HERE.

    Partipicants will arrive at the GVR Camera Club in Santa Rita Springs at 2:45PM, and the trip will depart at 3:00PM. Plans are to return by 7:45PM.

    Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions, contact Carol at: H 520-347- 4917 C 406-850- 2742 bratcat08@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after March 12, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    Photo by Mike Lewis (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    • 04/19/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    The Camera Club will be closed in the afternoon for the Monthly Meeting.
    • 04/19/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 193
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    Paul McCreary - April Speaker Series

    Edward Sheriff Curtis led an amazing life, leaving behind a wondrous legacy of work. He photographed and chronicled 80 different native American tribe west of the Mississippi in the early 1900s. He assembled 20 books of his work with various tribes. His completed work was called the North American Indian. He was somewhat assisted by President Theodore Roosevelt and JP Morgan, among others.

    Curtis’ obsession and mission left behind a great legacy, but ruined him physically, emotionally and economically. He died a broken man. The story is a tragic one, but left behind works that will live far into the future.

    The presentation will feature his photographs and touch on his life experiences.

    Paul McCreary grew up on an Illinois farm and got an undergraduate degree in art education. He taught art, emotionally impaired students, adults, and was a special education coordinator/TC in Michigan for 29 years, retiring in 1995.

    He developed an interest in photography while in Michigan, and continued that as he retired to Indiana and moved to Colorado in 2001 with his wife where they owned and operated a B&B. He moved to Arizona part-time in 2006 and full time in 2014.
    He teaches a variety of classes in Green Valley, including painting, and continues with photography and filmmaking. Through his interest in photography, he became aware of Edward Sheriff Curtis.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

Past events

02/22/2018 iPhone Photography
02/21/2018 Walking Tour of Fourth Avenue
02/20/2018 February Travelogue
02/19/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/15/2018 Guy Atchley - February Speaker Series
02/15/2018 Closed for Monthly Meeting
02/13/2018 Rancho de la Osa
02/10/2018 Santa Rita Springs GVR Open House
02/09/2018 Border Patrol Tour -- Nogales
02/07/2018 White Stallion Ranch
02/06/2018 HF Coors
02/05/2018 February Showtime
02/01/2018 Photos For Mac
01/31/2018 American Indian Arts Exposition
01/29/2018 Monitor Refresher Training
01/26/2018 Yume Japanese Garden--Tucson
01/25/2018 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/24/2018 Paul Bond Boot Factory
01/23/2018 Monitor Refresher Training
01/23/2018 iPhone Photography
01/18/2018 William Lesch, Photographer, January Speaker Series
01/18/2018 Closed for Monthly Meeting
01/16/2018 January Travelogue
01/16/2018 San Xavier Mission Tour
01/09/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
01/08/2018 January Showtime
01/08/2018 Photoshop Elements
01/08/2018 Beginning Pro Show Gold
12/24/2017 Closed for Holiday
12/16/2017 Old Tucson Studios (movie set)
12/14/2017 John Scott - December Speaker Series
12/14/2017 Closed for Monthly Meeting
12/13/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/12/2017 HF Coors
12/07/2017 Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio
12/06/2017 Beginning Pro Show Gold
12/04/2017 December Showtime
11/23/2017 Closed for Holiday
11/14/2017 November Travelogue
11/14/2017 Turn Your Photos into Greeting and Note Cards
11/11/2017 Butterflies of Tohono Chul
11/07/2017 Turn Your Photos into Greeting and Note Cards
11/04/2017 Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House
11/02/2017 Photoshop Elements
10/21/2017 Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historical Park
10/19/2017 Linda Gregory - Safari Serengeti, October Speaker Series
10/14/2017 Anza Day at Historic Canoa Ranch
10/09/2017 Club Board Meeting
09/23/2017 Tucson Botanical Gardens
08/07/2017 Canceled - Pixel Math Class
06/19/2017 Club Closed for Cleaning
04/20/2017 Ted Fleming Photography, April Meeting Speaker
04/20/2017 Closed for Monthly Meeting
03/29/2017 Scanning Class
03/28/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
03/23/2017 Into Africa: An Encore Linda Gregory Speaker
03/23/2017 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
03/22/2017 Scanning Class
03/21/2017 March Travelogue
03/17/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
03/17/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
03/16/2017 Gammon's Gulch
03/15/2017 Annual Camera Club Potluck Fiesta
03/15/2017 Scanning Class
03/14/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
03/10/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
03/10/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
03/08/2017 Scanning Class
03/06/2017 Web Design by Weebly
03/03/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
03/03/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
03/02/2017 Tohono Chul Park
03/01/2017 Scanning Class
03/01/2017 Club Closed From 11AM to 2PM for Special Event
03/01/2017 Southern Arizona Senior Games Photographers Needed
02/28/2017 iMovie for the Mac
02/24/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
02/24/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
02/23/2017 Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson, Wildlife Photographers - February Meeting Speaker
02/23/2017 Closed for Monthly Meeting
02/22/2017 Scanning Class
02/22/2017 White Stallion Ranch
02/21/2017 February Travelogue
02/21/2017 iPhone Photography
02/20/2017 Photos For The Mac
02/20/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/19/2017 Canon Printer Workshop
02/17/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
02/17/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
02/15/2017 Scanning Class
02/15/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
02/11/2017 Santa Rita Springs GVR Open House
02/10/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
02/10/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
02/08/2017 Scanning Class
02/06/2017 February Showtime
02/03/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
02/03/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
02/01/2017 Scanning Class
01/27/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
01/27/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
01/26/2017 iPhone Photography
01/25/2017 iPhone Photography
01/25/2017 Scanning Class
01/24/2017 January Travelogue
01/24/2017 iPhone Photography
01/24/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/20/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)
01/20/2017 Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)
01/19/2017 Don DuDeVoire, Flower Photography , January Meeting Speaker
01/19/2017 Closed for Monthly Meeting
01/18/2017 Scanning Class
01/16/2017 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
01/16/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
01/14/2017 Ten Week Photography Course (Saturdays)
01/12/2017 Ten Week Photography Course (Thursdays)
01/12/2017 Paul Bond Boot Factory
01/11/2017 Ten Week Photography Course (Wednesdays)
01/11/2017 Scanning Class
01/09/2017 Club Board Meeting
01/09/2017 Beginning Pro Show Gold
01/04/2017 Scanning Class
01/02/2017 January Showtime
12/24/2016 Closed for Holiday
12/19/2016 Club Board Meeting
12/15/2016 Kathleen Reeder, Wildlife Photographer - December Meeting Speaker
12/15/2016 Closed for Monthly Meeting
12/13/2016 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/09/2016 Photoshop Elements Kindergarten Class
12/05/2016 December Showtime
12/04/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Sunday)
12/03/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Saturday)
12/01/2016 San Xavier Mission Tour
11/23/2016 Closed for Holiday
11/13/2016 Canon Printer Demonstration
11/12/2016 Locomotive Saturdays at The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
11/08/2016 November Travelogue
11/03/2016 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
11/02/2016 Tumacacori Dia de los Muertos (All Soul's Day)
10/20/2016 Byron J. Myers, Professional Graphic Artist - October Meeting Speaker
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