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Annual Enrollment through Dec. 10
Annual Enrollment through Dec. 10, 2008.
Materials are being sent to your mail station and are also available on the benefits Web site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/index.html
Annual enrollment carrier meetings Dec. 9
Representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and CIGNA will be available to answer questions and assist with Annual Enrollment at meetings this month and next. View the meeting schedule here (pdf).
"Atom Smashers" DVD discount
137 Films is selling copies of their documentary "The Atom Smashers" at a discounted price of $14.99 (+ $5 shipping) for Fermilab staff. This is the extended version of the film, which is longer than the version that aired on PBS. To activate the discount, select "DVD: Private/Home Use: (Fermilab Staff Discount)" from the menu below the picture of the DVD on the item selection screen. To order
NALWO - Winter Holiday Tea, Dec. 5
NALWO, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory women's organization, invites lab women (guests, visitors, users and employees) to a "Winter Holiday Tea" hosted by Barbara Oddone at her home (Site #29) from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., no RSVP required.
Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! For more information on NALWO visit the Web site http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo.
Fermilab Film - "My Left Foot" Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.
Fermilab Film Society will present a showing of "My Left Foot" on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an Academy Award winning performance as Christy Brown, a man thought to be mentally challenged by his Irish family. This true story of his growing up in poverty and overcoming the severe physical disability of only being able to control his left foot is a wonderful example of courage in the face of tremendous odds. For more information e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/Film/films_0809/film_society.shtml.
Carols for Dancing - A Renaissance Christmas at Fermilab, Dec. 6
With a vigorous Renaissance dance band and two dancers, the Renaissonics present a night of festive music and dance, old style. Don't miss this energetic performance on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.
Carols for Dancing focuses on the intimate connection between familiar holiday music and Medieval and Renaissance dance. For tickets call the Arts Series Box Office (630)840-ARTS or x2787. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
English Country Dancing, Dec. 7
English Country Dancing will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at Kuhn Village Barn. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band and some special holiday selections. Dancing will begin at 1 p.m. with more advanced dances, and general dancing will be held after 2 p.m. There will be a potluck supper following the dancing, at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. Call (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NALWO - A Russian Style New Year
This is a traditional Russian Style New Year celebration for children, Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kuhn Barn.
The event will begin with a non-professional children’s performance, in the Russian language, based on the Russian folk tale “Twelve Months”, English translation will be provided. “Grandfather Frost” will visit the children following the performance, and traditional Russian songs will be sung by all. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, following the activities.
Please note that this is a ticketed event. Adult admission is free, but children admission is $10. The fee covers the cost of a gift, pizza, and juice, for your child. To make your reservation call Madina Sukhanova at (630)846-6501 by Dec. 9 or e-mail Madina.Sukhanova@gmail.com.
FileMaker Pro 8.0 - Dec. 10
Learn the more advanced features of FileMaker Pro and techniques of integrated database system design. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4640
NALWO - Christkindlmarket Chicago, Dec. 13
NALWO, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory women's organization, invites you to join us as we visit Daley Plaza, in downtown Chicago, for this charming German American holiday festival.
A chartered school bus will leave from the Lederman Education Center at 10 a.m., and will return at approximately 4 p.m.
Tour costs $3/person, and kids under age 2 are free.
For more information, and to make your reservation call Margie Nagaitsev at (630)232-7308 or e-mail email@example.com.
Barn Dance Dec. 14
Fermilab barn dance Sunday, Dec. 14 in the Kuhn Village Barn at 6:30 p.m. with music by Sam Strong and calling by Tony Scarimbolo. For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/
Fermilab Blood Drive Dec. 16, 17
Mark your calendars. Heartland Blood Centers will be here for the Fermilab Blood Drive on Dec. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Appointments can be scheduled on the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. More information can be found here (pdf).
The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program deadline Dec. 17
The deadline to apply for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Winter 2009 quarter is Dec. 17th. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the Web site http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html
Barn Dance Dec. 21
Barn Dance Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Just Us Chickens and calling by Dan Saathoff.
For more information visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/
SciTech winter camps, Dec. 22-23 and 29-30
SciTech offers two 2-day winter camps for kids ages 6-14: Dec. 22-23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Dec. 29-30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents can drop off their children anytime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and pick them up between 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. SciTech staff will supervise all campers at all times. Cost: first child: $90 per camp, additional children: $80 per camp, members: $75 per child. For more information call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, ext. 228. For registration, call Joyce Stallworth at (630)859-3434, ext. 214. For more information visit http://www.scitechmuseum.org/
Find carpool partners with PACE
PACE offers a free program to look for carpool partners. Register at http://www.pacerideshare.com and enter the start point of your daily commute. Then choose Fermilab from the list of employers and select Fermilab again for the street address. To find carpool partners for the West Chicago and Route 59 Metra train stations, enter the address of the train station as the start of your commute. You can look up the train station addresses here:http://www.fnal.gov/faw/vanpool/pace.html For groups of five or more, PACE offers vanpool programs: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/vanpool/
Python Programming - Jan. 6 - 8
Learn the basics of Python programming and become proficient enough to apply the language for day to day tasks. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647
Intermediate / Advanced Python Programming - Jan. 27 - 29
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691
Are you in the SPIRES HEPNames database?
Are you in SPIRES HEPNames, the world-wide directory of HEP and astrophysics researchers maintained by the Fermilab Library?
To search the database go to "http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/hepnames/ to add someone go to http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/hepnames/additions.shtml
Fidelity Representative at Fermilab Dec. 3
Fidelity's Representative, Jim Stair, will visit Fermilab on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 to conduct individual counseling sessions. You may make your appointment by calling Fidelity at 1-800-642-7131 or visit http://fidelity.com/atwork/reservations
Education Office Holiday Sale, Dec. 3 & 4
The Education Office will host its annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall, outside One West on Dec. 3 and 4. Come get your Fermilab t-shirts, science toys, and stocking stuffers! The sale will take place both days from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact Andrea Varry, x8258, for more information.
International Folk Dancing, Dec. 4
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, Dec. 4, at Kuhn Village Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching and children's dances earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. Call (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.