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International folk dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn beginning Nov. 5
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. Folk dancing is cancelled on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov . For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ .

Free Webinar on the Roth IRA Conversions in 2010, Nov. 18
Attend ACU's free Webinar on November 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the new rules and benefits of converting from a Traditional to a Roth IRA. Learn who will qualify, the advantages of converting in 2010, if you should convert and much more. Register today by visiting http://www.argonnecu.org/home/misc/sem_info.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in Nov. 18, 19 and 20
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.

Become the speaker and leader you want to be - Nov. 19
In Toastmaster club, you'll learn to relax, plan and present a terrific speech - whether you have 10 days to prepare or just 10 seconds. You'll learn to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment with people who are there for the same reasons you are- to become a better communicator and leader. Our next meeting will be on Nov 19 in the 7th floor Race Track at 12:00 to 1:00. You are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information, please contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov.

Register for your TurkeyDate!
The goal of TurkeyDate is to ensure that everyone at Fermilab has a place to go and a meal to share on Thanksgiving Day. To make this a success, we need hosts and guests: Hosts may be anyone who has a home and a meal to share (employee, contractor or user). Guests may be anyone who – for any reason – lacks a local Thanksgiving celebration (employee, contractor or user). Go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/users/turkeydate/ complete the online questionnaires and share in a fun new tradition this Thanksgiving! Matches will be distributed between Nov. 18 and 24. Questions? Contact Kenichi Yoshida at yoshidak@fnal.gov.

Lederman Science Center holiday hours
Thanksgiving: CLOSED November 26 & 27, OPEN Saturday, November 28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christmas & New Years: CLOSED December 21-26 and December 31 - January 1, 2010, OPEN December 28-30 and January 2, 2010. Check the Education Office website for more information on closures www.ed.fnal.gov or call x8258.

Consider car or van pool this winter
PACE, a division of the Regional Transportation Authority, operates a free rideshare service that helps match car and van pool participants. To find people who live in your neighborhood and drive or take the train to Fermilab, sign up for the free rideshare service. Once you log in, you can select Fermilab as your destination in the list of employers. For more information, check out this Web site: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/vanpool/ for more information.

"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.

Wilson Hall Stocking Stuffer Holiday Sale - Dec. 9-10
It's that time of the year again! The Education Office is hosting its annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall December 9 & 10, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM. We will be outside One West. Come get your Fermilab apparel and science toys! Cash, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted. Call Andrea at x8259 for more information.

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar beginning Feb. 11
The Professional Development Office has scheduled the winter session of "Fermilab Management Practices" beginning in February. To enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html

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 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.

Argentine Tango at Fermilab Nov. 4 through Dec. 9
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wed., Nov 4, 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. Class schedule Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2 and 9 in Ramsey Auditorium. No Class Nov. 25. Class set, $75.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class - 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf .

Fermilab's NALWO History of Wool Brown Bag Lunch - Nov. 10
NALWO - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: “The History of Wool” presented by Natasha Lehrer, Tuesday, November 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beside the fireplace at the Users’ Center. Bring your lunch, and join us for this informal gathering as we hear from Natasha Lehrer, founder of Esther’s Place, a fiber arts studio, located in Big Rock, Illinois. As Natasha describes, “By the time Illinois found itself in a war between the states, spinning wheels and looms were being replaced by machines and factories, industrializing these revered arts so common and known to the nation’s people.” Join us as Natasha offers us a glimpse of the past, while giving us a close up look at the community for fiber artists, educators and fiber producers that is alive and well at Esther’s Place today. Please let me know if you plan to attend mnagaitsev@hotmail.com

Access 2007: Intermediate class offered Nov. 18
Topics covered in the Access 2007: 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.

Veterans Day celebration in Kuhn Barn - Nov. 11
Fermilab's veterans will host an event in honor of Veterans Day from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Kuhn Barn. All veterans are welcome. East Aurora High School's naval ROTC will present the colors. WWII veteran Ray Waver, a B24 Radio Gunner with the 367th Heavy Bombardment Group, European Theater, will speak about his experiences and his fellow veterans. A veteran will also read President Obama's Veterans' Day proclamation. Tickets for lunch are available at the door for $8. For more information please contact Greg Gilbert at x6835.

Women in Science and Technology lunch - Nov. 11
The Women in Science and Technology group will have their November lunch at Chez Leon on Wednesday, November 11, at 12:15pm. All women in science and technology working at Fermilab are invited to attend and to join the mailing list at women_scientists@fnal.gov. If you would like to attend the lunch or be added to the mailing list, please contact Jennifer Pursley at jpursley@fnal.gov.

Newcomers Brown Bag Lunch - Things to Do at or near Fermilab this winter - Nov. 11
Don't let the weather get you down! Come to the Newcomers Brown Bag Lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, and learn about the fun, low-cost activities and events going on at or near Fermilab this winter! Everyone - employees, users, contractors, and family members - are welcome! Bring your Lunch (from home, from the cafeteria, or however else you secure your food) to the Comitium (Wilson Hall, 2nd floor, SE corner) from noon to 1:30 pm, and enjoy your meal with good company and interesting conversation. This month's meeting is sponsored by the Recreation Office and NALWO.

Become the speaker and leader you want to be - Nov. 12
In Toastmaster club, you'll learn to relax, plan and present a terrific speech - whether you have 10 days to prepare or just 10 seconds. You'll learn to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment with people who are there for the same reasons you are- to become a better communicator and leader. Our next meeting will be on Nov 12 in the 15th floor Aquarium at 12:00 to 1:00. You are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information, Please contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov.

Travelers must complete profile for TSA
Effective immediately, the Fermilab Travel Office requires all Fermilab travelers, travel arrangers and users to complete a travel profile that includes your name, birth date, home address, emergency contact details, business e-mail, business phone number and Fermilab ID number. The TSA requires airlines to collect additional passenger data for their flights. To comply with the requirements and to minimize delays at security check points, the Fermilab Travel Office will transmit information collected from you to the airlines. Instructions for how to create your profile are in this PDF file.

PeopleSoft and Employee Self Service temporarily unavailable Nov. 12
The PeopleSoft system, which provides Employee Self Service, will be unavailable Thursday, Nov. 12, starting 3:00 p.m., as it undergoes an upgrade. The system will be available again at the open of business on Friday, Nov. 13, at 6:00 a.m.

Coed Indoor Volleyball Starting November
League begins in November. For more information contact Sergey Los at los@fnal.gov or the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

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