August is in full swing on this week’s “MUG Event Calendar.”

Mac author and expert, Ted Landau, will present to at one California grow, “New York Times” tech columnist David Pogue will address another, and digital artist Peter Krohn will discuss “Paper and Ink vs. Pixels” at yet another. “Mac Power User” David Sparks will cover “The Joy of Text” at an Oregon MUG, while a Michigan group will celebrate 25 years of operation. Other topics up this week include OS X 10.7 Lion, iMovie, 1Password, i”hoot ’11 and 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 (