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The Combined FermiLab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM’s) is looking for a few bowlers or complete teams to participate in a fun evening of entertainment and friendship. This is a sanctioned mixed league with both Fermilab & NICOR employees + friends. Bowling starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/Week includes bowling and prize funds. Place: Bowling Green Sports Center, 30W150 Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago (Rt. 38 One Mile West of Rt. 59), 30-week season runs 9/9/09 – 3/31/10. For more information or to sign up contact Al Legan, x4074, email@example.com or Rich Neswold, x3454 firstname.lastname@example.org
English country dancing, with potluck - August 16
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday, August 16, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1:00 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be a potluck picnic to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through September on the 3rd Sunday of the month, and then revert to the 1st Sunday of the month. To get on an email reminder list contact email@example.com or call 630-584-0825 or for more information http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.
Thai Village Restaurant Discount
Corner of Wilson and Route 31, Batavia. The restaurant has long been known for its delicious authentic Thai Food. They would like to offer Fermilab employees this special $7 Lunch Set Menu (tax included) with 3 orders minimum. Available for dine-in, carry out or delivery. Show your Fermilab ID for discount. To see a menu http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/ThaiVillageLunch.pdf.
The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program Aug. 17 deadline
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Fall 2009 quarter is Aug. 17. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html
Argentine Tango through September 9
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., August 19, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at firstname.lastname@example.org Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru September 9 at Ramsey Auditorium. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf
Fermilab Blood Drive August 25 and 26
Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive Aug. 25, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Aug. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Donors will receive a Travel Blanket. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The June blood drive collected 106 units of blood thanks to all the wonderful people who were able to participate. Heartland Blood Center and the recipients thank you all so much. (Appts preferred, walk-ins welcome)
What's New in NI LabVIEW 2009? offered Aug. 27
National Instruments will be at the Training Center Aug. 27 discussing the latest with LabVIEW. For more information or to enroll in this session, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0059&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
URA Visiting Scholars Program now accepting applications
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of September 18, 2009 for the submission of applications for the second round of 2009 awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of October.
These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA’s 87 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Learn more: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html
Bristol Renaissance Faire Discount Tickets
Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry, and turkey legs, titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574. Visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person. Click on Premium Partners 2009 and enter code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/.
Six Flags Great America discount tickets
Any Day Tickets are $34 (Savings of $22.64). Better Than An “Everyone Pays Kids Price” Ticket! Season Pass is $72.09 each.
Sales tax already included in prices. Tickets are available at the Recreation Office, WH15W. For more information call x5427 or see website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html.
Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Program
You can purchase discounted tickets for Raging Waves Waterpark with the added convenience of printing your admission tickets from your computer and presenting them at the entrance turnstiles bypassing ticket booth lines. You may purchase tickets by visiting our Raging Waves Waterpark Online Discount Ticket Store in one or both of the following ways, #1: Clicking on the following online store web link: https://tickets.ragingwaves.com/affiliate.asp?ID=D897A797-90D1-4E69-B784-5E2FDAA84A14 #2: Go to our online store, https://tickets.ragingwaves.com and enter this personalized Store Name: Fermilab
Mosaico Hispanico - Celebrating Hispanic Music and Dance - September 19
Presented in conjunction with the Fermilab Diversity Council, join us as we celebrate the music and dance of Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The evening begins with the Las Guitarras de Espana, featuring music and dance of Spain, primarily Flamenco. The colorful Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago then takes the stage, with 22 dancers and multiple costume changes. The evening closes with Puerto Rican singer Mannix Martinez & Su Orquesta, featuring a nine-piece band. Tickets are $22/$11 for 18 & under. For tickets call 630/840.ARTS. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture.
Sign up for fall Science Adventures classes
Parents of children in grades K-10 can now sign up their children for the Education Office's fall Science Adventures classes. Visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv for class listings and a downloadable registration form.
Muscle Toning Class - August 4 - September 28
Muscle Toning Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The next class is August 4 - September 28, fee is $77. Registration and payment can be made in the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15W. For more info call x5427.
Yoga Class - August 11 - September 29
This class is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Yoga is held on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. The next class is August 11 - September 29. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration fee of $85 can be made in the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15West. For more info call x5427.
Office 2007 New Features class offered in September
This September, the Office for Professional and Organziation Development is offering New Features classes in Outlook 2007, Access 2007, Word 207, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. For information or to enroll please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html
Buttered Rum performs on Fermilab Arts Series Oct. 24
Pre-Concert Talk by the band on their alternative fuel touring van at 7 p.m. "Think of HBR as alternative bluegrass, or a pop-inspired-folk band, where a show might include the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, or a set that seems straight out of the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?" – SEATTLE TIMES. In the short time since Hot Buttered Rum debuted its music, dubbed as a "High Altitude Acoustic Experience," the band has been praised by fans, peers and national media alike, recognizing Hot Buttered Rum for their "stunning instrumental & vocal virtuosity." Tickets- $25/$13 for 18 and under. For more information please see
Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre - Great Family Fun on Fermilab Arts Series - November 7
“Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. blends classic vaudeville shtick with wondrous new inventions to surprise, engage, amuse and beguile us.” - nytheatre.com. Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. Seen on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, on Broadway at the New Victory Theater and on stage and television in Chile, Japan, Ireland and Brazil (just to mention a few).
Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.
Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October and November
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.
The Night Before Christmas Carol - Holiday fun at Fermilab Arts Series - December 5
"David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!" - Cedric Charles Dickens, Great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by Elliot Engel. It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. Join Charles Dickens in his study as he composes his winter morality tale, and glimpse into the life of the real Dickens explaining his inspirations.
Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.
Accelerated C++ Short Course begins August 6
On August 6, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. This Course is an extended professional development experience emphasizing computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the required textbooks are available for check-out from the Fermilab Library. Participants receive TRAIN credit upon successful completion of the eight-session course. Course registration is now open, please see http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/AcceleratedCpp.html
Newcomers Brown Bag Lunch - August 12
On Aug. 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Blackhole, there will be a brown bag lunch for newcomers (anyone who has been here for less than 2 years), to help them transition to life at Fermilab. The 1-hour event includes a short presentation, Q&A time about either the presented topic or any other problem, and time to socialize. “Old-timers” (anyone who has been here 2 years of more) also are welcome to offer advice from their experiences. This month's presentation is by the Office of Communication, on "Communicating at Fermilab" - A How-To Guide, which will discuss the Fermilab website among other topics.
American Cancer Society Open House Today - August 12
Please join the Wellness Committee in welcoming the American Cancer Society on Wednesday, August 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Atrium to learn more about cancer prevention and wellness, early detection screening recommendations, services and programs for cancer patients and their families, and volunteer opportunities and special events in the Fox Valley area. Hosted by the Recreation Department, an office of Workforce Development and Resource Section. For more information call x2548.
Health after 50 seminar - August 12
Health After 50, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room One West in Wilson Hall. Speaker Sean Rardin, DO - Family Practice Physician, Provena Medical Group. Learn more about common medical conditions that effect us after age 50 and ways to maintain health at this age. Sponsored by Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group. Dr. Sean Michael Rardin is a family practice physician focused on individualized patient education, prevention and overall wellness.
The bike racks near Wilson Hall are not intended for long term storage. Several bicycles on these racks have not moved in months. Kindly relocate these unused bicycles to free up space on the racks.
Wilson Hall closed Saturday, Aug. 15
Wilson Hall will be closed on Saturday, August 15, due to a shutdown-related power outage. The power feeding Wilson Hall will be shut off between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The cafeteria will also be closed. Wilson Hall will reopen about 6:00 p.m., after power is restored.
Pool memberships available in the Recreation Department
The Recreation Department will be selling pool memberships from now until August. You may purchase membership at the Recreation Office in Wilson Hall 15 West from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Single membership $80, family membership (2-4 members) $180 with additional family members $10 each. Children 2 and under are free. Children's swim lesson information will also be available. Forms are available in the Recreation Office, or on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/pool.html.