AARP is offering classes in Peoria to help central Illinois residents use smartphones and tablets more effectively. The courses can help members and their guests take better photos and use their devices to keep in touch with family and friends or search for jobs online.

Advanced iPhone and iPad is Thursday, May 17, 5-7 p.m., and Digital Photography and Your iPhone will be Thursday, June 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The classes are free, but registration is required.

For details and to register, go to aarp.cvent.com/peoriaadvancedtech or aarp.cvent.com/peoriaphotographclass.