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On-Site Prescription Eyewear Technican Date of Absence - Nov. 4
Please be advised that the contracted on-site safety eyewear technician will not be available, Wednesday, November 4. Please make note when scheduling appointments. For more information please see http://www-esh.fnal.gov/eyewear/index.htm.

Discount Movie Tickets Available
Stop by the Recreation Dept. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to purchase discounted AMC and Goodrich Quality Theater Tickets, $7.00 each, Cash/Check/Visa/MC, Wilson Hall 15 West. For more information call x5427.

Chicago Bulls Discount Tickets
Take advantage of this exclusive offer for Fermilab employees. Game dates: Tuesday, November 3 and Saturday, November 7, watch for future dates. Click on the attached link https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=bulls&o=3779579&g=6712 to purchase tickets online, use special offer code - Bulls. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Chicago Blackhawks Discount Tickets
Discount tickets are available to Fermilab employees for select Blackhawk games. Click on the attached link https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=blackhawks&o=3375006&g=168 to purchase tickets, use special offer code - FNAL. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

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.

Director's Award nominations accepted until Oct. 26
The Education Office is accepting nominees for the 2009 Director's Award until Oct. 26. The $1,000 award is given each year to one volunteer whose contributions are exceptional, even among the many outstanding volunteer supporters of Fermilab's K–12 education programs. The award is made possible by an anonymous donor to Fermilab Friends for Science Education. Please submit nominations to Gayle Millman at millman@fnal.gov or MS 226. To learn more about the award and download a nomination form, visit http://ed.fnal.gov/award.

Badminton League open house Wednesday - Oct. 28
Are you interested in playing badminton at Fermilab? The Recreation Department is starting a new Badminton League. For more information come to the Badminton League Open House on Wednesday, October 28th, Noon - 1pm, at the Recreation Facility Gym to learn more about it. League Coordinator: Aaron Cho, achou@fnal.gov or call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

"Taking Care of Yourself as Caregiver" - Oct. 28
Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1:00 p.m., Room One West, Speaker: Ginny Stack, Fermilab EAP. Who are the Sandwich Generation? They are the nearly 10 billion boomers that are now raising kids, teenagers or young adults while providing financial support for an aging parent. Learn how to care for yourself while "sandwiched" between generations. Presentation followed by open discussion. Ginny Stack, MS, LCPC provides on-site Employee Assistance Program services to Fermilab. She is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has private practices in Naperville and Downers Grove.

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking - Oct. 29
Overcome your fear of public speaking. Do you have butterflies in your stomach when it comes to public speaking? In Toastmasters you will learn how to successfully formulate, express,and sale yourself and get rid of nervousness you feel when called upon to speak. Advance your career, improve communication with your fellow employees or staff, improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. Our next meeting will be Oct 29 in 1 East. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the meeting. For information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters/ or contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov.

Facilitating Meetings That Work class offered Nov. 4
This course promises fast-paced coverage of the secrets of facilitating meetings that truly produce results. The agenda includes: understanding group dynamics, leveraging diverse learning styles in your group, handling heightened emotions and conflict, creative problem solving techniques, overcoming disruptive/uncooperative behaviors and master meeting-mover techniques. To enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre - at Fermilab Arts Series - Nov. 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.

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks class offered Nov. 11
Learn many ways to “work smarter, not harder” using common PowerPoint features. Learn invaluable timesaving techniques. Plenty of practice time and Question and Answer time is implemented within this class. Learn the most productive ways to use PowerPoint. If you need a good review with lots of additional tips, this class is delivered with you in mind. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0064&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Access 2007: Intermediate class offered Nov. 18
Topics covered in the Access 2207: Intermediate class include: Controlling Data Entry, Joining Tables, Creating Flexible Queries, Improving Your Forms, Customizing Reports and Sharing Data Across Applications. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0063&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

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.

HTML Intro: Intro to Web Publishing class offered Dec. 1
Learn how to: Format and lay out text in HTML; Insert and position graphics; Add color; Link to other pages and sites; and Design tables. To enroll or for more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000066&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

"The Night Before Christmas Carol" at Fermilab Arts Series - Dec. 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.

Fermilab hosts Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators - Oct. 19-21
Register now for the Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators, which will take place at Fermilab Oct. 19-21. Workshop attendees will discuss the challenges for building a high-intensity proton accelerator, focusing specifically on superconducting linear accelerators and their potential applications for such areas as discovery science and nuclear energy. The workshop will help enable the design of the proposed Project X, muon collider and other future accelerators that may use superconducting radiofrequency technology. To register please visit http://conferences.fnal.gov/App-Proton-Accelerator/index.html.

Interpersonal Communication Skills class being offered Oct. 21
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000517&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered Oct. 28 and Nov. 11
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. To enroll, or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4659.

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every week on Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Children's Halloween Party, Oct 23
NALWO Children's Playgroup invites all Fermilab families to the Halloween party. It will take place at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct 23, at Kuhn Barn inside the Fermilab Village. Crafts, games, trick or treat, costume parade and more... potluck dinner, please bring a dish to share, RSVP by Friday, Oct 16. Contact Lucia at x3592 or email NALWO_Playgroup_officers@fnal.gov or llysakova@gmail.com. For more information please visit http://fcdfweb.fnal.gov/~lysak/Documents/poster.pdf.

Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up – Oct. 20
Science journalist KC Cole, former reporter for the LA Times and author of a book http://www.kccole.net/ about Frank Oppenheimer, will give a 45-minute lunch time presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in One West. Her talk, “The Uncle of the Atom Bomb: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up,” will recount the touching and sometimes tortuous dialogues between Oppenheimer, Fermilab's founder Robert Wilson and other physicists as they struggled to find a way to survive the nuclear age—dialogues filled with insights more relevant today than ever.

Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 1 through Oct. 23
2010 Annual Enrollment will be October 1 through October 23. You can make changes to your medical or dental plan or enroll in the healthcare or dependent care FSA for the 2010 plan year. The Benefits Office and Insurance Carriers will host Enrollment Resource Sessions to answer questions and provide materials. Announcement Letters will be sent to employee mail stations. Enrollment forms, Resource Sessions information and detailed plan information is available on the Benefits web-site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/2009openenrollment.html or from the Benefits Office Wilson Hall 15th floor.

Discounted Fright Fest Tickets
Fermilab Fright Fest Days: October 23, 24, 25. Discounted Tickets are $28 each (tax included) and can be purchased in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall 15W, Cash/Check/Mastercard/Visa. For more information call x5427

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.

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