“The MUG Event Calendar” slows down this week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

Author and Mac expert Joe Kissell will be making a virtual visit to an Ohio group to talk about iCloud, while a Michigan group will be helping its members plan the holidays with a software tool. Other topics on this week’s schedule include Mac 101, iPhoto, Alfred, Safari under Lion 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/).