Alpine Communications Offering Free Workshops

Free Technology, Entertainment, and Communications workshops will be offered to Alpine Communications Internet customers this spring, according to Chris Hopp, Alpine General Manager.  Seven workshops are scheduled, with topics related to learning how to create websites using Google Sites, learning about social media such as Facebook and Pinterest, basics for new computer users, and Alpine apps. Workshops will be held at the Alpine Communications Business Office, 923 Humphrey Street, Elkader.

Google Sites – Learn to create websites for home, hobby or business from scratch or from a template.

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2013 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Facebook for Businesses – Learn how to promote your business, organization, or event using Facebook.

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Get Appy – Receive one-on-one assistance with setting up Alpine’s mobile apps on your tablet or smartphone including Google Apps, SmartHub, Manage MyTVs, and Watch TV Everywhere apps. Pre-register for 20-minute individual sessions.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Pinterest for Beginners – Learn about the pin-board style sharing network.

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Basic Computer Skills – Learn the basics of how to use a computer and the Internet.

  • Thursday, June, 12, 2014, 2013 1:30- 2:30 p.m.

The workshops are sponsored by Alpine Communications and will be given by a variety of local experts.  “We have been offering classes for over 15 years and each year we add new topics.  The “Get Appy” class is a new hands-on workshop and we expect this to be extremely popular and fill up quickly,” stated Hopp.  “We encourage early registration.”

All sessions are free to Alpine Internet customers and cost $20 per session for non-Alpine Internet subscribers.  Those wishing to sign up should register online at or call Alpine Communications at 245-4000.