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The Recipe Exchange Potluck Lunch
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization “The Recipe Exchange” Potluck Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16, in Chez Leon’s dining room in the Users' Center. Join lab women (guests, visitors, users, and employees) for a potluck lunch by bringing a dish to share, and also share your recipe. (We hope to create a cookbook from the recipes that you submit, which you will be able to take home with you that day. If you need help with translating or typing your recipe, please let Mady know when you make your reservation. If you can submit your recipe in advance of the event, it would be helpful.) To make your reservation and submit your recipe contact: mady.newfield@gmail.com, or phone 630-584-0825 by April 14. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification.(NALWO welcomes all people associated with the Laboratory, and their families, to this event.)

AutoCAD Intermediate classed offered June 22 -24
Familiarize yourself with the intermediate concepts and techniques of drawing with AutoCAD. More information or to enroll.

AutoCAD Intermediate classed offered June 22 -24
Familiarize yourself with the intermediate concepts and techniques of drawing with AutoCAD. More information or to enroll.

AutoCad Fundamentals class offered June 6 - 8
Familiarize yourself with the fundamental concepts and techniques of 2D drawing with AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009. For more information or to enroll please.

FORE! The 2010 golf season is about to hit you
The Fermilab Golf League consists of individual leagues, playing on local courses on different nights of the week. There are about 100 golfers in the league. We’d like a few more. We play weekly at the following local courses; Arrowhead Golf Course, Bliss Creek Golf Course and the Fox Valley Golf Course. Membership is open to all Fermilab employees (both present and past), their families and contractors doing business with the lab. If you don’t feel that you can commit to playing every week, all of the leagues offer positions for substitutes that play in an as needed basis. Contact Mike Matulik, x4091, matulik@fnal.gov.

Ask HR - 15th floor comes to CDF Thursday
Do you have questions or need information about employee records, the laboratory's compensation system, visas, the Users' Office procedures or the Arts & Lecture Series? Staff from the Human Resources Department will be available to answer questions and provide general information from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or later) on Thursday, March 25, in the Assembly Building W. Corridor. Please stop in.

SciTech summer camps start June 14
From June 14 to July 30, SciTech Hands-on Museum in downtown Aurora will offer 24 one-week camps for children, including the popular camps "Totally ballistic!!" and "Kitchen Chemistry" as well as the new "Wild Weather Wonders" camp. Camp schedule and descriptions are at http://www.scitechmuseum.org. Cost per camp: $225. Members receive discount. Before and after care is available for a fee. For more information and to sign up, call Joyce at 630-859-3434, ext. 214. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora.

Butts & Guts class - sign up now
Tired of doing the same basic crunches and sit-ups? This strength training workout will focus on increasing flexibility and strengthening the abdominal area. Participants will learn a variety of exercises designed to increase core strength that will benefit activities of daily living. Suitable for any level of fitness! Three class options: Mondays (3/29-5/17), Noon-12:45 p.m., Recreation Facility, $53; or Thursdays (4/1-5/20), Noon-12:45 p.m., Recreation Facility, $53; or Mondays & Thursdays (3/29-5/20) Noon-12:45 p.m., Recreation Facility, $101. For more info call Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548. Learn more

Blackberry Oaks Monday night golf league
Golfers needed for the Blackberry Oaks Monday Night League. Tee times are on a first come first serve basis. All play is individual and handicaps are determined by USGA Medal Play. For more information call Ron Evans, x4166, Mike Yeoward, x3529, or Gary Davis, x4171. League play starts April 26 and runs through August 23. Learn more: http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/leagues.html

Martial Arts Classes beginning March 29
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. Come and join in for one free class, but come prepared to work. There is no magic pill for this. It requires both mental and physical conditioning. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on March 29. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. I will provide a uniform for students new to martial arts. My maximum class size is 8, so you get a lot of personal attention.

Spring book fair March 24-25
Books Are Fun Book Fair will be held Wednesday, March 24 (10 am – 4 pm) & Thursday, March 25 (8 am – 3 pm). Wilson Hall Atrium (cash, checks and credit cards accepted). Children’s storybooks, educational and early learning titles, cookbooks, gifts & stationery, inspirational, special and general interest, NY Times best sellers, arts & crafts, holiday books and gift items, “TV” items and much more at prices 30 – 60% off retail! See you at the book fair!! For more information contact Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

SciTech Night at the Museum, March 20
The SciTech Night at the Museum will take place on Saturday, March 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. featuring Nobel laureate Leon Lederman and an amazing music and lightning show with sparks traveling 15 feet through the air, presented by the Masters of Lightning. Refreshments, raffle ticket purchase, silent auction, video games and more than 200 hands-on activities and displays will entertain the entire family. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 kids (12 and under), free for kids 3 and under. For more information and to reserve your tickets call Penny at 630-859-3434, x218. http://www.scitechmuseum.org

Watch you mail station for the arrival of your Fermilab Statement of Benefits
Your 2009 Statement of Benefits has been sent to your mail station. Please take this opportunity to review your statement. We would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few moments to complete our survey which can be accessed at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22AC89W9SXS

Employee Discount at Batavia Rosati's
Rosati's of Batavia is now offering Fermilab employees a 20 percent discount on pizzas and 15 percent discount on other kitchen items. Rosati’s of Batavia will deliver to Fermilab. Visit them on the web at http://www.RosatisBatavia.com. For more information visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

Fermilab Summer Day Camp Registration Deadline April 2
Day Camp information and registration applications are now available in the Recreation Office WH15W, User's Office, The Children's Center and on the Recreation website. Children age 7-12 who are dependents of Fermi employees, visitors or contractors are elibigle to attend Day Camp. Camp will consist of 12 one week sessions beginning June 1. All applications and a $25.00 deposit per session, per child must be turned in to Recreation Office by close of business on April 2. Please click on the link for more information about Fermilab's summer camp http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/dependent.html

Harlem Globetrotters Special Ticket Price - April 15
The Harlem Globetrotters 2010 World Tour offers Fermilab employees a special ticket price on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Center. For tickets please visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and use Promotion Code: FNAL. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x5427.

Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Tai Chi Easy for Stress Reduction
This is a FREE weekly wellness class in moving meditation practices for vitality, wellness and stress reduction. We practice gentle movement, breath awareness, self-applied massage, and relaxation practice with guided meditation and visualization to foster higher immune system function, reduce reactivity, and activate internal healing resources. This is not a formal, martial Tai Chi class – but may serve as an introduction to the structured forms. Ongoing Fridays beginning Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m to 12:45 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium. For more info call Seton Handville at x2152 or the Recreation Dept. at x5427

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar began in February
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

International Folk Dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children, teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Argentine Tango through March 31, Student Discount
Our new series of four tango classes started Wednesday, March 3 with Daniel and Ramona. Class dates: March 3, 17, 24 and 31 (no class Mar 10)Level 1: Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.)Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Practice until 10:00 p.m.). Regular/Student pricing for class levels: Attending one Level, 1 or 2 (4 class set): $60/$50; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (4 class set): $85/$80; Individual classes: $18/$15. Pay first day of class. For information, sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Hiring Summer Students for 2010
It's the beginning of a New Year, which means the summer will be approaching us soon. Meaning "Summer Student Hiring Time". The links for summer students to apply for summer positions will be posted on our job opportunities page starting March 1. Employees who want to request for a summer student can find the request form on the WDRS Employment page under the heading of "For Fermilab Employees". If you have any questions please contact Jason Johnson at jasonj@fnal.gov. Please visit at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/summer_employee_request.html

Calling All Softball Players
Come join Fermilab’s summer COED 14 inch softball league, new teams forming now. Games are played in the village on Wednesday or Thursday nights at 5:30. Season starts May 12 and runs through the end of August. This is not your typical park district league, there is no experience required and there is no cost to join the league. The only requirement is to have some fun, get a little exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. For more information, contact hockin@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html

English country dancing - Sunday, March 28
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, March 28, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Requesting Donations for Fermi Maternity Closet
Employee Relations is launching a maternity closet for Fermilab employees/users and spouses/significant others to recycle maternity clothing. We are requesting donations of new or gently used maternity clothes for the spring/summer seasons. You may donate permanently or on a temporary basis (if you may need to use the clothes again). The rollout is expected late March – stay tuned for our grand opening. Contact Heather Sidman at x3326 or hsidman@fnal.gov with questions or to arrange to drop off the clothing at WH15NE.

Excel Programming with VBA class offered March 30 and April 1
The following topics will be covered: Working with Procedures and Functions, Understanding Objects, Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions, Controlling Program Execution, Working with Forms and Controls, Working with the PivotTable Object, Debugging Code and Handling Errors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0075&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar classes beginning in April
The Professional Development Office has scheduled "Fermilab Management Practices" classes beginning in April. To enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html

March 31 Deadline to Enroll Young Adult Dependents
March 31 is the last day to enroll your young adult dependent for health coverage under the special enrollment period. You may add a dependent to your medical and/or dental plan whether or not they are a student effective 1/1/2010, but you must do so by March 31. To find out more about adding a dependent, go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/mailings.html and click on the Ninety - Day Initial Enrollment Period for Young Adult Dependent Coverage mailing, or contact the Benefits office at x3395 or x4362.

NALWO Bus Trip to The Museum of Science and Industry - April 24
NALWO - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization - The Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.” A chartered school bus will be leaving from the Lederman Education Center at 10:00am, and will return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tour costs: $13/adult, $9/child (children ages 3 to 11). Tour cost includes general admission to the museum. We will also be reserving seats (for an additional charge) for an upcoming showing of “Hubble” in the Omnimax Theater, which you may sign up for when you make your trip reservation. Note: There is a cafeteria at the museum; however, if you would like to bring your lunch, a lunchroom has been reserved for our group to dine in. For more information about the museum please visit http://www.msichicago.org. Paid reservations for this trip are required, and will be accepted through April 9. For more information, and to make your reservation contact Selitha Raja at selithar@hotmail.com or (630)305-7769. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the Laboratory, and their families, to this event.

Intermediate /Advanced Python Programming offered May 19-21
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming including: Complex data revisited, GUI programs, Regular expressions, Threads, Modules (basics, packages, & advanced topics), Object Oriented programming (OO basics, creating classes, & advanced topics), Network programming, Connecting to databases and Extending to Python with C. To enroll or for more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000551&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Barn Dance Party March 21
The Fermilab Folk Club will host a special barn dance party Sunday, March 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. with music by the Volo Bogtrotters and calling by Dot Kent. There is no admission charge for this dance. We encourage everyone to come have a good time and everyone is welcome. More information and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/people/party.html

Robert Oppenheimer play at Waubonsee in Sugar Grove - March 20
Noted humanities scholar and author Clay Jenkinson will portray physicist and "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, in the Auditorium of Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Tickets for the performance are $39 and can be purchased at http://www.waubonseetickets.com. All tickets are subject to a transaction fee. For more information please visit http://www.waubonsee.edu/news_topic_summary.php?NewsID=1873.

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