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Senior Notes

Sign up for free tax preparation help

The Susi Q Senior Center is offering free tax preparation to the community beginning this week. IRS-trained volunteers will be available to give basic tax help to those with middle to low incomes who file simple tax returns, with special attention given to seniors 60 and older.

AARP’s tax-aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 form and the more standard of the schedules, including Schedules A and B. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. All returns will be filed electronically with no charge to the taxpayer.

Tax assistance is offered at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays from Wednesday through April 15. Call (949) 497-2441 to schedule an appointment.


‘Open Office’ computer course set

Open Office is a suite of programs that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and drawing program. Open Office is made available through the generosity of many programmers that see the need for high quality software that will operate on PCs and Macs and Linux computers and are free to the user. This course, taught by Lee Rhodes, will consist of four 1½-hour classes. Classes are 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, March 1, 3 and 15 at the Susi Q, 380 Third St. Cost is $20 for all for classes. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Floral design classes on Fridays

Debby Neville, floral design instructor, will teach simple and creative techniques in all styles of flower arranging on Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Susi Q.


Each week class members will create a beautiful arrangement to take home.

Each class costs $45, which includes all material fees. Reservations must be made by the Wednesday prior to each Friday class. To register, call (949) 497-2441.