Again this is confusing. All code starts from main, and yes of course you can create and initiate objects such as Timers from within main. Again, please correct or clarify.
Problem is that the program starts up from a static class (main), so I can't pass anything (keyword "this" doesn't work from a static class). I also can't start a timer or anything else non-static, so I have to separate out my main code into another class called "program." In that I can run timers and whatever else I want as it's constructor is non-static. I think that's where the majority of my code will be, if only I can figure out how to access the GUI again.