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Internet Tour of Interesting Sites
for Senior Citizens Set for Nov. 3

RELEASED: Oct. 27, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — A First Fridays presentation on Nov. 3 titled "The Internet Revisited" will offer a tour of interesting, useful and even "nosy" sites of interest to senior citizens.

A free continental breakfast will precede the presentation. Doors open for breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Lounge at Christ Church Cathedral (corner of Lake and Farwell Streets in downtown Eau Claire).

The presenters, Jeri Weiser and Judy Hull, have both worked for the Computing Assistance and Training unit of Learning and Technology Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for more than five years. CA&T provides one-on-one assistance and general and customized workshops for anyone in the university community needing help with technology. During their presentations, they will make suggestions about effective search methods for locating sites of interest on a variety of topics and how to evaluate the accuracy of online information.

Sites to be reviewed at the First Fridays presentation include the Wisconsin Circuit Court, state and U.S. senators and representatives, Center for Disease Control, WebMD, Medline, National Park Service, weather, driving directions, urban legends on snopes.com, and Caring Bridge.

First Fridays occurs on the first Friday of each month October through May, with the exception of January, at no cost to the senior community. Persons whose "season passes" have been stamped each month will be eligible for a grand prize drawing at the May presentation.

First Fridays began three years ago when the Activities and Programs Office at UW-Eau Claire and Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Eau Claire teamed up to present a new monthly program for senior citizens. The program is funded in part by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Community Outreach Program for the Arts. First Fridays is coordinated by Beverly Soll and Jennifer Brockpahler of the UW-Eau Claire Activities and Programs office, and is hosted by Scott and Heather Kirby of Christ Church Cathedral.

The mission of First Fridays is to provide no-cost entertainment and educational experiences for senior citizens of the extended Chippewa Valley community through shared community and university sponsorship.

For more information about First Fridays or to be placed on a mailing list, call 715-836-2787 [ARTS].

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JS/JB

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