Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

June 24, 2013

Androids, apples invade Fair Park

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — When you hear the word android, do you think science fiction? Most of us think Star Wars or Star Trek, which were the first to have coined what they called androids, which means basically robots and machines in the image of man. Today, some of them have androids in their pockets.

Then there are the smart phones, which makes some folks feel stupid, until you learn how to use them. iPhones, iPads, Androids and tablets are here and seem to have quickly invaded — technology many cannot live without in today’s fast pace world. A lot of people are scrambling to buy and learn these new confounded gadgets, which can connect you to the world in so many ways.

If you have an Apple iPhone, iPad or Android phone, pad or tablet, Fair Park will be having classes on these communication devices to help you better understand how to use them. You will be required to bring yours to class with you. Computer Tech Scott Bruton of Computer Ministries will be leading you in this adventure, where you may not have gone before.

Bruton is a member of the First Baptist Church at Fairfield Glade, where he serves as a member of the church's IT team. His volunteer duties include setting up and maintaining all the churches computers, social media, website, as well as backup for the sound and audio teams. Bruton is the founder of Computer Ministries, a community outreach program providing free computer support and education to the members of his church and the community.

The classes will be available on a first sign up bases and will be held Monday through Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call and ask for Tina at 484-7416.

The Fair Park van will be heading to Bell Buckle Country Store if you would like to go on a little trip on Thursday, July 11. Also there is a trip to Falcon Crest in McMinnville June 23. So get on board and sign up before the bus is full.

Many of the seniors in Cumberland County love Fair Park Senior Center and you will, too. The center is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some extra activities at night. The center is across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as online versions of the center’s monthly newsletter, “Newsline.” Call them at 484-7416.