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Traffic Safety Contest
Thank you to all who participated in the "Do you see them?" contest that was presented by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS). 34 people found all 12 kids who were hiding in the Atrium. The lucky winners of our random drawing are: Luke Thompson, Linda Sue Smith, Meghon Czamanske, Maria Diaz and Jason Mansour. Thanks to Chuck Morrison, Al Dyer, Dave Peterson and the other members of TSS for helping with the contest. We hope everyone had fun! Please continue to watch for children as school starts and throughout the year.

Goldwasser 90th birthday
Former Fermilab Deputy Director Ned Goldwasser celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year. If you'd like to sign a (belated) card for him, please see Jackie Coleman, WH2E, by September 1. For more information on Ned please visit http://history.fnal.gov/goldwasser.html.

Bowlers Wanted
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, legan@fnal.gov or Rich Neswold, x3454 neswold@fnal.gov

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.

Try Tai Chi at Open House for Free - August 24
Try Tai Chi for free at open house held Monday, August 24, User's Center Music Room from 12:15-1:00 .pm. and/or 4:45-5:30 p.m. Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise for those who want to improve balance, range of motion, flexibility, increase energy, lower blood pressure, improve core strength and have mind-body harmony at the same time. It is highly beneficial for those with arthritis, diabetes, joint pain, weight issues, stress or post physical therapy. Level of exertion is controlled by each individual and can be done seated. For more info call the Recreation Dept. x2548.

Vacation policy changes for exempt employees - Sept. 1
Beginning in September 2009, the reporting period associated with vacation time taken will change for exempt (monthly) employees to synchronize reporting and accounting dates in the electronic Fermilab Time and Labor system. This change does not affect the amount of vacation exempt employees accrue. For details, please read the letter http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/VacationPolicyChangeforExempts-Sept2009.pdf that was sent to all exempt employees and the updated vacation policy. Please contact Payroll at x3046 or at askpayroll@fnal.gov

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 noyes@fnal.gov 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)

Lunch & Learn About Skeletal Conditions - August 26
Join Dr. Greg Markley of Delnor Hospital in a lunch and learn to discuss various skeletal conditions; i.e. shoulder & neck pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, etc. Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 5427.

NALWO Noon Piano Concert in Ramsey Auditorium - August 27
NALWO - Invites you to a noon piano concert featuring: Sandor Feher, Thursday, August 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Ramsey Auditorium. Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major; from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:Sonata in B major; KV 333 Bela Bartok with Drums and Pipes; from the “Out of Doors” Suite, Frederich Chopin: Waltz in E flat major; Op. 18, Frederich Chopin: Etude in C major; Op. 10, no.1. No reservation or ticket is needed. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. (NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.)

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.

English Country Dancing, September 20
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday Sept. 20, 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. The group often holds a potluck supper to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will revert to the 1st Sunday of the month after September. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

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 - through 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 http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

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.

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

American Cancer Society Announces Winners of Drawing
Thank you to all who attended the American Cancer Society Open House. They have contacted us with the names drawn for their generous giveaways. Congratulations to Lucy Ontiveros, winner of the Weber Grill, and Al Dhimar, winner of the Best Buy Gift Card. This event was hosted by the Recreation Department/Wellness Committee an office of Workforce Development and Resources Section.

Giving a Presentation? Need Practice? Feedback? Fermilab Toastmasters Club is for you - August 20
The mission of the Fermilab Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which club members can develop oral communication and leadership skills, which will in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. The next Toastmasters Meeting will be held in 1 North Meeting Room, Thursday, Aug. 20, beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m.

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