When I make lunch for my mom I'll put a note on the front door to not forget to take her lunch. She used to miss the note since she left in the dark, so then I started putting the note over the handle or the deadbolt!
Sure! Any sewing machine center will work with you whether or not you have experience! If you do buy a machine in a sewing machine store, it will usually come with some lessons on how to use it and a year of servicing too!
The reviews on that one do seem pretty good! I was under the impression that Singer doesn't make very good machines anymore, but people do seem happy with that one. Personally, I am a fan of Janome machines and find them really user friendly, but everyone has different preferences. Is there a store in your area where you can go in and try out a few different machines and brands? I think that's really important to find out what you like and don't like in a machine. You don't have to buy in store, you can always take your research and buy online or off of Craig's List or something, but I do recommend trying it out in person if at all possible before buying.