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“Andy presents a clear summary of each technical subject and cogently handles specific questions”

“Great laughing with my 9 year old grand daughter in Florida on Face time, giggle, giggle !!
My penpal in Ireland told me my house
in Vienna was small on  Google Earth

“Mr. Livingston is a good instructor, has patience and always answers all the questions in a
clear way, pleasant personality”


“Good Feedback throughout the course,
Andy helped put things in perspective”


"I found the course to be stimulating & Andy’s gracious & encouraging manner helped me to keep moving forward. Thank you for a great learning experience” – Joan K., Alexandria, VA.

“Andy is a great instructor who gives us baby boomers practical advice” – Ann M., Reston, VA

“The course was very valuable, the handbook material, the presentations/demonstrations and individual pointers were quite valuable” -  Carol, Reston, VA

"I very much enjoyed the class; it's exactly what I was looking for.  Looking forward to next Friday. Thanks for the links."
- Tonia, Arlington, VA


"Hi Andy, Just want to thank you for being an excellent teacher and having the patience of a saint to work with us. I am so happy, I went home after class and finally was able to create hyperlinks from my outlook files, which will help me tremendously in sending large files to my clients.  Thanks again and I hope to take more classes with you in the future." - Pat, Loudoun, VA

"Your class was a big help in helping me make sense of all this. Sincerely and with thanks"
 - Marilyn T.


"I wanted to write and thank you for the informative course you conducted. I learned so much, and realize I have a lot more to learn. Your hand-out will be very helpful in the future, and I'm rereading it to get the information fresh in my mind. Thanks so much for introducing me to so much new technology."- Jackie, Mclean, VA

Your newsletters are very interesting and helpful -- thank you! As I continue to find my way with my new Galaxy Note 3, I am enjoying the process a lot. One of your finest bits of advice was "you are on your own a lot with this -- use your ingenuity -- use the Internet -- you can find a lot of the answers yourself" or words to that effect. Very true! I'm amazed at how much info I've been able to tease out using that approach

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Donating a PC in Stafford, VA

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LAD Communications & Technology 
Winter 2019 Class Schedule


See below for details on classes that will help you in your everyday life, saving you $$ and helping you to connect better with your family, friends and community!


New class! Computer Security & Privacy - Keeping your info protected!


New class! - Technology Boot camp, Brush up on those tech skills!


New class! - Have an Android phone/tablet and want to know more on how to operate it? Take learn Android Operating System for smartphones/tablets


New class! - Want to know about all the new payment systems out there, register for "Online payment systems"


Downsizing? Have a lot of old stuff laying around you want to get rid of? Sign up for  a class on "How to Buy/Sell Ebay"

Getting sick of paying Verizon/Comcast hundreds of dollars per month?  Want to decrease your telecom/cable costs ? Register for this class, "Decrease your telecom Costs"

Don't know what updates to download?  Want to know how to maintain your computer? Register for the "Computer maintenance" course.


Keep active, Keep learning ! Keep your mind sharp, things are always a changing!

Technology Boot Camp  January 7th - 28th, Monday's
10 AM-12 PM - Dulles South  Community Center
24950 Riding Center Dr, South Riding, VA 
Course Description:
Want to brush up on your tech skills, do some freelance work, have some mommy tech time with your girlfriends and learn a marketable skill? Learn HTML, Javascript and web design at your own pace and get back into the swing of things! Register: https://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=2448


Computer Maintenance  - Jan 10-17th, Thursday
10 AM-12pm - Vienna Community Center
Course Description:
 Students will learn how to keep their computers running smoothly by learning to use system tools, utility programs, firewalls, and virus protection. They will also learn how to handle a computer crash, decipher error messages, delete files and unwanted programs and keep their computers updated automatically. In addition, computer hardware maintenance will be discussed, along with proper surge protection and wireless network protection. Register:
703-255-6360 or  https://connect001.rectrac.com/wbwsc/vavienna_1.wsc/wb1000.html   


Decrease Telecom Costs  Jan 11th, Friday
10 AM-12 PM - Arlington County/Syphax Bldg.
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description: 
Want to explore ways to decrease your landline, wireless and cable bills? In this highly informative class, find out about new technologies like Roku, Chromecast & Hulu. Find out how to get free HDTV and go wireless to help save you money. Communicate via FaceTime & Google Voice or Ooma to replace your landline phone. Register: (703) 228-7200 or https://goo.gl/1M44FK


Computer Maintenance  - Jan 16-23rd, Wednesday
10 AM-12pm - Alexandria - Lee Center - 1108 Jefferson St
Course Description: 
Students will learn how to keep their computers running smoothly by learning to use system tools, utility programs, firewalls, and virus protection. They will also learn how to handle a computer crash, decipher error messages, delete files and unwanted programs and keep their computers updated automatically. In addition, computer hardware maintenance will be discussed, along with proper surge protection and wireless network protection. Register: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html


Google MUCH more than Search -
Jan 18th , Friday, 10 AM-12 PM
Arlington County/Syphax Bldg.
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description:
In this highly interactive class, learn and do better all things that are Google such as Gmail, search tips, organize photos w/ Google photos, creating google docs, creating a personalized/shared calendar, make free phone calls w/ Google voice, learn about Google docs, download books, apps, music & more from the Google play store, utilize google keep to take notes, google translate to over 50 languages and much more. Register: (703) 228-7200 or https://goo.gl/1M44FK


Decrease Telecom Costs  Jan 24th, Thursday
11 AM-1PM - Vienna Community Center
Course Description: 
Want to explore ways to decrease your landline, wireless and cable bills? In this highly informative class, find out about new technologies like Roku, Chromecast & Hulu. Find out how to get free HDTV and go wireless to help save you money. Communicate via FaceTime & Google Voice or Ooma to replace your landline phone. Register: (703) 228-7200 or  https://connect001.rectrac.com/wbwsc/vavienna_1.wsc/wb1000.html   


Google MUCH more than Search -
January 30th , Wednesday, 10 AM-12 PM
City of Alexandria - Lee Center-1108 Jefferson St
Course Description: 
In this highly interactive class, learn and do better all things that are Google such as Gmail, search tips, organize photos w/ Google photos, creating google docs, creating a personalized/shared calendar, make free phone calls w/ Google voice, print anything/anywhere with cloud print, download books, apps, music & more from the Google play store, utilize google keep to take notes, google translate to over 50 languages and much more. Register:​https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html


Today's Technology (Level 1, 2 sessions)
Feb 1 - 8th, Friday, 10 am-12pm  
Arlington County/Syphax Bldg.
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description:
 Confused about all the technology that society is using? Want to stay connected and learn to utilize the latest in computers, tablets & wireless devices? Want to explore the world and not leave your home? This informative, 4-week course will delve into cell/smart phones/prepaid, social media (Facebook, Linked In, twitter, Pinterest, etc..). Learn about I-Tunes, Ipads & useful apps to make your life easier & more productive. Learn what a blog is, what wi-fi & Bluetooth are &  Snapchat to connect with your family, friends & community.  Register: (703) 228-7200 or
https://goo.gl/1M44FK


Decrease Telecom Costs  Feb 6th, Wednesday
11 AM-1PM -
City of Alexandria -

Lee Center-1108 Jefferson St
Course Description: 
Want to explore ways to decrease your landline, wireless and cable bills? In this highly informative class, find out about new technologies like Roku, Chromecast & Hulu. Find out how to get free HDTV and go wireless to help save you money. Communicate via FaceTime & Google Voice or Ooma to replace your landline phone. Register:https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html  


Buy/Sell Ebay - Feb 7-14th, Thursday
10-12 pm  - Vienna Community Center
Course Description:
 Have a lot of "stuff" in your garage/basement collecting dust ?
In this "How to sell on Ebay" course you will learn how to  list items for sale, tend the auction, finalize the sale w/ Paypal. You also learn all the tips and tricks to maximize your online auction experience, all part of this fun eBay class.  Prerequisite: Have an item in mind that you would like to sell when you come to class. Learn how to use eBay effectively today. Register: 
(703) 255-6360 or https://connect001.rectrac.com/wbwsc/vavienna_1.wsc/wb1000.html 


Online Payment Systems-
Feb 7-14th - Thursday - 10-12:30 pm
Reston Community Center
Course Description:
Learn about Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin and Apple pay and how they can safely and securely can streamline your purchases in the future !
See how this interactive course will securely manage your day to day purchases at retail and online.  Register: 703-476-4500 or http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/


Computer Security/Privacy - Feb 13th - Wednesday
10-12 pm - City of Alexandria - Lee Center -
1108 Jefferson St - Course Description: 
This informative course will delve into many of the privacy/security issues that exist in today’s electronic world. Computer cookies, extensions, plug-ins, VPN’s, data protection, browsing incognito, Google/Facebook privacy issues and torrent sites will all be explored in this interactive class. Register: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html


Learn Android Operating System for smartphones/tablets
Feb 14th, Thursday 10-12:30 pm
Reston Community Center
Course Description:
 Bring your Android device, tablet or phone and learn about Google's Android operating system
You will learn about settings, home screen customization, icons, notifications, security tips, maintaining your device and best tips for taking photo’s. Register: 703-476-4500 or http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/


Facebook training and security
Feb 15th, Friday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Arlington County/Syphax Bldg.
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description:
 This highly interactive class description will teach you all you need to know about Facebook.
From security and privacy settings to protecting your information to posting and tagging. In addition, we will explore Facebook messenger, marketplace,offers, live and fundraiser.
Register: (703) 228-7200 or https://goo.gl/1M44FK


Buy/Sell Ebay - Feb 20-27th, Wednesday
1-12 PM - City of Alexandria - Lee Center
1108 Jefferson St
Course Description:
Have a lot of "stuff" in your garage/basement collecting dust ?
In this "How to sell on Ebay" course you will learn how to  list items for sale, tend the auction, finalize the sale w/ Paypal. You also learn all the tips and tricks to maximize your online auction experience, all part of this fun eBay class.  Prerequisite: Have an item in mind that you would like to sell when you come to class. Learn how to use eBay effectively today. Register:  
https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html 


Today's Technology (Level 1, 4 sessions)
Feb 28th-March 24th, 10 am-12pm. Thursday's
Vienna Community Center
Course Description: 
Confused about all the technology that society is using? Want to stay connected and learn to utilize the latest in computers, tablets & wireless devices? Want to explore the world and not leave your home? This informative, 4-week course will delve into cell/smart phones/prepaid, social media (Facebook, Linked In, twitter, Pinterest, etc..). Learn about I-Tunes, Ipads & useful apps to make your life easier & more productive. Learn what a blog is, what wi-fi & Bluetooth are &  Snapchat to connect with your family, friends & community. Register: 703-255-6360 or  https://connect001.rectrac.com/wbwsc/vavienna_1.wsc/wb1000.html 


Computer Maintenance  - March 1-8th, Friday

10-12 pm - Arlington County/Syphax Bldg.
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description:
 Students will learn how to keep their computers running smoothly by learning to use system tools, utility programs, firewalls, and virus protection. They will also learn how to handle a computer crash, decipher error messages, delete files and unwanted programs and keep their computers updated automatically. In addition, computer hardware maintenance will be discussed, along with proper surge protection and wireless network protection. Register:  (703) 228-7200 or https://goo.gl/1M44FK

Learn Android Operating System for smartphones/tablets
March 6th, Wednesday - 10-12 pm
City of Alexandria - Lee Center - 1108 Jefferson St
Course Description:
 Bring your Android device, tablet or phone and learn about Google's Android operating system
You will learn about settings, home screen customization, icons, notifications, security tips, maintaining your device and best tips for taking photo’s. Register: 703-476-4500 or http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/


Buy/Sell Ebay - March 15-22nd -  Friday's
10 AM-12pm - Arlington County/Syphax Bldg. 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Course Description: 
Have a lot of "stuff" in your garage/basement collecting dust ?
In this "How to sell on Ebay" course you will learn how to  list items for sale, tend the auction, finalize the sale w/ Paypal. You also learn all the tips and tricks to maximize your online auction experience, all part of this fun eBay class.  Prerequisite: Have an item in mind that you would like to sell when you come to class. Learn how to use eBay effectively today. Register: (703) 228-7200 or https://goo.gl/1M44FK


Decrease Telecom Costs  April 4th, Thursday
10-12 PM - Vienna Community Center
Course Description: 
Want to explore ways to decrease your landline, wireless and cable bills? In this highly informative class, find out about new technologies like Roku, Chromecast & Hulu. Find out how to get free HDTV and go wireless to help save you money. Communicate via FaceTime & Google Voice or Ooma to replace your landline phone. Register: (703) 228-7200 or  https://connect001.rectrac.com/wbwsc/vavienna_1.wsc/wb1000.html