The busiest week of the month on “The MUG Event Calendar” -features a wide variety of presenters and topics.

Andy Ihnatko of “The Chicago Sun-Times” and “MacNotables” will be the featured speaker at a Pennsylvania group, while Dave Hamilton of “The Mac Observer” and “Mac Geek Gab” will present remotely to a Nevada group. Kurt Schmucker of Microsoft will make two MUG appearances this week to show off the new Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, one in Oregon, the other in Illinois.

Another Nevada group will host a virtual presentation by MacVideoTraining and Canon will present their products at a Texas group. Other topics on this week’s agenda include several presentations on the new iLife ‘11 and its component applications, the Mac as a home theater machine, Time Machine, Mail, iTunes, Story Board Pro, family tree software, web browsers, video files and much more.

“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 (