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Atrium events - book through Office of Communication
Due to the overwhelming and often overlapping events in the Wilson Hall atrium, a new scheduling system has been implemented. A new conference room, DIR WH Atrium, has been added to the list of available spaces. You can view the space on Directorate Conference Rooms http://www-dir.fnal.gov/meetingmaker/DirConfRoomsEvents.htm for planning purposes, but only Barb Kronkow, x6633, in the Office of Communication can book events in this space. Facilities Request Forms will still be required.

Martial Arts Classes beginning Jan. 4
The next session of martial classes start on Monday, January 4. They are held at the Recreation Facility in the Village, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will learn how to kick, punch, and all the things you expect from a martial art and you will get something else: self confidence, grace, balance and power, and camaraderie. Assure your spot by signing up now. For more information contact Bruce Worthel at x8663 or by email at worthel@fnal.gov.

Muscle Toning Classes Begin Jan. 5
Get a head start in getting fit and have fun doing it by joining the Muscle Toning Class. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes, Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 5 February 25, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Facility. Fee: $77. For more information contact the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

Free Tai Chi For Health Open House - Jan. 14
Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise that improves balance, range of motion, flexibility, core strength, energy level, and lowers blood pressure. It emphasizes core work and posture to help ease lower back pain and relieve tension in shoulders. Highly beneficial for anyone, including those with Arthritis, Diabetes, Joint Pain, Weight Issues, stress or post Physical Therapy. Level of exertion controlled by each individual and can also be done seated. Try it for free Thursday, January 14, 4:45 p.m to 5:30 p.m. at Users Center Music Room. For more info call x5427. Paid class begins January 21. For more information please visithttp://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2010 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 50 cents per mile, effective January 01, 2010. For more information please visit http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=9646&contentType=GSA_BASIC

Fermilab Natural Areas Newsletter
Fermilab Natural Areas (FNA) will distribute an electronic newsletter beginning in January 2010. The inaugural edition will contain wrap-ups of important events from 2009 that took place in the natural areas on the site. There is also information about FNA, including how you can get involved, and links to natural area experts and the FNA Website and Blog. If you would like to be included on the mailing list, submit your name and email to fermilabnaturalareas@gmail.com.

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

Barn Dance Jan. 10
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Dr. Hojka's Medicine Show and calling by Meg Dedolph. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. For more information and directions please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Yoga class begins Jan. 12
Restore and repair the body with relaxation poses and proper breathing and gain the benefits of de-stressing, lowering blood pressure, and improved circulation. Learn the use of Physical Poses or Asanas, Breathing Techniques or Pranayama, and Meditation, to bring the body in perfect health and for more subtle spiritual elements of the mind to emerge freely. Date: Tuesdays, January 12 March 2. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Wilson Hall Auditorium. Fee: $85. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

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Elder Care: Where do I begin? Interactive seminar
Wednesday, January 20, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Room One West, speaker Ginny Stack, MS, LCPC. Final seminar in a 3-part series on Elder Care. Following up on "The Sandwich Generation: Caring for the Caregiver," presented during Fall 2009, we're now focused on evaluating whether your aging parents/loved ones are in need of assistance,and if so, how you can step in this is a interactive session. For information contact Kathy Johnson at kjohnson@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Family Open House Feb. 21
Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, and to register or sign up for tours, please visit http://ed.fnal.gov/ffse_new/openhouse/

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Python Programming class offered Feb. 24-26
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

FRA Scholarship 2010
The application period is now open for the 2010 FRA Scholarship for children of regular, full-time employees at Fermilab. View http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/FRA_scholarship.html for more details and application materials. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2010.

East gate to begin closing 1-5 a.m. beginning Jan 5
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Fermilab will start closing the east gate at night from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Personnel called in during those hours to work on emergency repairs will be provided access. All other employees and users who wish to enter the site between 1 and 5 a.m. will need to use the main entrance on Pine Street. As the laboratory gains experience with emergency repair access during the night, Fermilab management will modify the procedures as necessary. For more information about the new gate, please read the articles published in Fermilab Today on Sept. 24 and Sept. 29.

International folk dancing meets Jan 7
International Folk Dancing will resume Jan. 7, 2010. The group meets Thursdays 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. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov for more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Overcome your fear of public speaking - Jan. 7
Overcome your fear of public speaking. Do you have butterflies in your stomach when it comes to public speaking? Teach them how to fly in formation. In Toastmasters you will learn how to successfully formulate, express, and sell your ideas and yourself and get rid of nervousness you feel when called upon to speak. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 7 in the 15th floor Aquarium. You are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information please contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov for more information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters/

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