Busy holiday schedules take their toll on this week’s “MUG Event Calendar,” but there are still meetings you should know about.

Paul Kent, general manager of Macworld will visit a California group to discuss the year’s biggest Apple event, and an Ohio group will celebrate 25 years in the business of being a Mac User Group. Another California group will discuss the new Apple products, and other groups will get together to enjoy Mac talk and holiday cheer.

“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/).