Apple User Group

Apple CIDER Macintosh User Group

The Apple Computer Information and Data Exchange of Rochester, is one of the oldest and largest Apple User Group. Our main purpose is educational; we demonstrate, inform, and instruct in the use of Apple computing technology. Since 1978, Apple CIDER has had a dedicated staff of volunteers who maintain the organization and help run meetings. Whether you’ve been using a Mac for years or just bought your first MacBook or iPhone, or iPad just last week, come and expand the horizons of your Apple world. Meetings are held September to June on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Special meetings are held at different locations during the summer.  Click here to subscribe to our calendar.

Upcoming Virtual Meeting: 
Wednesday October 11th  @ 7:00 PM

Join us via the CIDER Lounge Link, or YouTube Channel Link.

We will be using MasterMind Lounge, a local company for hosting video conferences. The Chrome Browser works best for access.  No additional software is required.

Saturday Virtual SIG: Saturday, October 14th @ 3:00 PM

E-mail if you plan on attending, to get a link to the virtual meeting.

Virtual Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 18th @ 7:30 PM

Join us via the CIDER Lounge 

Upcoming Meetings:

November 8th @ 7:00 PM

  • TBD
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Rochester-Charles Brian Leonard Peterson a native of Northern California who made Rochester, NY his home to be closer to his children, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Charlie, also called Brian, was born in Eureka, CA on June 29, 1940. Charlie was a retiree from the City of Rochester where he worked as a Building Inspector in the Code Enforcement department. As a photographer and collage-assemblage artist, he took inspiration from the Beatnik cultures of the 60s and 70s. Charlie is survived by his three children; Samuel Brian Peterson (Anna), Matthew William Peterson, Mary Jae Peterson, grandchildren; Latasha Eileen Pheto-Howard (Gaone), Justin Peterson, Katrina Peterson, and Patrick Peterson, ex-wives; Mary Sojourner (mother of his children) and Judy Peterson. He also leaves behind his beloved cats, Henry and Mabel. He is predeceased by his parents Charles Lester Peterson and Kaye née Albert. A public Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, 6/27/2022, from 4-7 PM at the Backroom Lounge of the Record Archive. Contributions may be made to: White Lotus Buddhist Center Free Tibet! Artisan Works George Eastman House

Source: Obituary of Charles Brian Leonard Peterson | Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC