“The MUG Event Calendar” comes back to life for the first week of 2012 after taking something of a holiday last week.

Quite a few groups are skipping their January meeting dates, opting to start the New Year in February. Even so, there are a number of interesting meetings on tap.

iCloud is on the agenda in California and Wisconsin, Thunderbolt will be discussed in Connecticut, and a Kansas group will welcome new Macintosh users. Other topics up for discussion include OS X Lion, cleaning up your Mac, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, new iDevice set-up and printers.

“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/).