August kicks into high gear on this week’s “The MUG Event Calendar.” Ben Kerosky of Apple will show off iPhoto to a group in Alaska, while Boinx Software will be showing off their latest at an Illinois group.

Speaking of iPhoto, a California group will be discussing how to use it with your vacation photos, a New Zealand group will focus on social networking, a Virginia group will focus on backups, and a Colorado group will be talking about online communication with iChat and Skype.

“The MUG Event Calendar” can be found at The MUG Center (, an online resource for Mac User Groups.MUGs are good places for making new friends in the Mac community, imProving your computing skills, finding solutions to technical Problems, and perhaps locating a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to Apple’s MUG page (