The MUG Event Calendar for February 25: SmileOnMyMac, Frank Petrie, Final Cut Pro Group Meetings and Widely Diverse Topics

MUG Event Calendar 2008February is almost in the books, but before it goes, there are some interesting things happening at Mac User Groups this week.

Jean MacDonald of SmileOnMyMac will visit a Florida group, Frank Petrie will show off podcasting to a group in New Jersey (God help them), and three different Final Cut Pro User Groups will offer a variety of outstanding speakers, highlighted by a visit to the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group by members of the inaugural class from the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation, a school that trains wounded Marines for careers in media.

The remainder of the week’s topics vary widely, from Microsoft Office 2008 to itunes, the Googleverse to Leopard, web design to Quicken and much, much more.

Your group’s next meeitng should be here, shouldn’t it? Well then, do something about it! Email the details to The MUG Center and we’ll tell the world.

The week’s complete list includes:

Monday 25-Feb MacMeetings – Intermediate Video creation
North Coast Macintosh Users Group (Ohio) – "Web Design the Studioth!nk way"
Wellington Macintosh Society (New Zealand) – Annual AGM and useful bits of software for your Mac
Tuesday 26-Feb State Line Macintosh Users Group – Wireless Security and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Part III
Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia – Using iWork in your business
Lincoln Hills Macintosh Users Group – Leopard: Apple’s Newest Cat
Des Moines Macintosh Users Group – TBA
Okanagan Mac Meetup Group (Canada) – TBA
Wednesday 27-Feb Gold Coast Mac – Jean MacDonald of SmileOnMyMac
Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group – Ricardo Silva, developer of Sugarfx; Several Marines from the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation in San Diego will show clips of their work and talk about what they’ve learned in the 10 week film and media production school which trains wounded Marines for a career in media, filmmaking, sound design, editing, graphics and photojournalism.
Woodward Macintosh Users Group – University of Rhode Island instructor, Keith Brown. We will screen his short film “Tough All Over” and discuss filmmaking from start to finish.
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group – Lillian E. Benson, A.C.E.; Kevin Shea provides a primer on Customizing Your Interface; Midwest Media Group’s David Sallak on FCP in the TV Newsroom: an overview of the workflow between Final Cut Pro, Gallery SIENNA and Xsan
Villages Macintosh Users Group – Quicken
South Bay Area Macintosh Users Group – Address Book and Mail
Macintosh Users Group of Southern New Jersey – Introduction to podcasting! by Frank Petrie
Macintosh Users East (Canada) – ‘Delicious Library’ and ‘iPhoto Refresher’
ApplePickers – Experience Microsoft Office 2008
Oceanside Macintosh Users Group – OMUG Program Part II — A Follow-Up on "NASA’s EarthKAM Imaging Program" and How to Share "Google Earth" with Family and Friends. An Apple User’s "Eco- Friendly Guide" to Using Google’s "Earth/Mapping Applications"
Thursday 28-Feb Washington Apple Pi – Create Movie In 90 Minutes
Thumb Macintosh Users Group – iTunes Music and Movies
Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group – Rockin’ in the “G” World? What’s It Really Like in the Googleverse?
SF Cutters – Steve Martin Founder, President of Ripple Training, Brian Gary and Mark Spencer of Ripple Training and Blu-Ray Disc authoring with Encore Demo
Central Victorian Macintosh Users Group (Australia) – Changes to Leopard Mail templates
West Pasco Macintosh User Group – Apple backup software, “Time Machine”, and a review of the book “Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard” by Joe Kissell
Shreveport Macintosh User Group – TBA
Center City Philadelphia Macintosh Users Group – Annual Planning Meeting
Friday 29-Feb Deadline: AKVIS User Group Offer
Deadline: Fastforward Software User Group Offer
Deadline: Hog Bay Software User Group Offer
Deadline: Inclinepro User Group Offer
Saturday 1-Mar AUSOM (Australia) – Online Predators – Protecting the young with Anthony Caruana, Australian MacWorld contributor
Pensacola Panhandle Macintosh Users Group – TBA
MacMavericks – Podcasting
Sunday 2-Mar

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