October is a busy month on “The MUG Event Calendar” — and none will be busier than the one coming up.

Jennifer Bell of Prosoft Engineering will be in Illinois to their products, while both LaCie and Ian Schray of GadgetTrak will stop at an Oregon group. Kurt Schmucker of Microsoft will travel to Texas to talk about the latest version of Microsoft Office, and a group in Australia will look back — but no too far back at Apple’s September Event.

A host of home-grown topics are on this week’s agenda, including Aperture, QuickBooks Pro, Photoshop Elements 9 and Premier Elements 9, Firefox add-ons, iTunes 10, Filemaker Go, AudoDesk on the iPad and iPhone, Klix, on-demand book publishing and more.

“The MUG Event Calendar” can be found at “The MUG Center” (http://www.mugcenter.com),, 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 (http://www.apple.com/usergroups/).