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Thursday Phillips Park Golf League
The Thursday night Phillips Park golf league has openings for a few more players. If you are interested in playing in a fun league on Thursday nights contact Steve Baginski at x3721 or baginski@fnal.gov or visit http://home.fnal.gov/~baginski/leagues/phillipspark.html

Celebrate National Humor Month
National Humor Month is designed to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health and wellness, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one's life. Enjoy a Joke a Day on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html

Weight Watchers Open House April 21
Did you know that Weight Watcher’s offers a very convenient, on-site meeting right here at Fermilab? Come join us in “The Aquarium” 15th floor on Wednesdays, weigh-ins start at 11:45, meeting is from 12:15-12:45. Learn about the Momentum Program, control hunger, beat temptation, stop dieting, start Living. Club net weight loss: 212 pounds. Come join in the success! New session starts 4/28 $180 for 15 weeks. Can pay all at once or in three parts ($60 checks cashed 4/28, 5/28 and 6/28). Register at the meeting on 4/21. For info call the Recreation Dept. at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html

Barn Dance April 18
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, April 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Transient Bovine and calling by Walter Hojka. Everyone is welcome, admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Heartland Blood Center needs blood types A-, B+, B- as reserves are very low
Seeking participants for the Fermilab blood drive April 19 or 20. Please sign up online or by calling Diana x3771 or Margie X5680 for assistance. Appointments for whole blood donations are flexible in the event your schedule changes. Appointments for double red cell donations should be timely and a call to Diana x3771 to cancel an appointment if unable to keep it would be appreciated.

Fermilab blood drive April 19-20
Donors needed for the blood drive April 19 and 20. Fermilab will host a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive April 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. 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.htmlhttp://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html. The February drive collected 64 units of blood. Many thanks to all donors who share the precious gift of life.

Ask HR - 15th floor comes to Site 38 Conference Room on Tuesday, April 20
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 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (or later)on Tuesday, April 20, in the Site 38 Conference Room . Please stop in.

National Lab Day 2010
National Lab Day is a nationwide movement to support science, technology, engineering and math education in our schools by connecting teachers with working professionals. This connection will bring more hands-on, inquiry-based lab experiences to students. Fermilab's celebration of National Lab Day will take place the week of May 3-7. Join Fermilab in supporting National Lab Day by volunteering for opportunities in our community. Visit your child's classroom, conduct a teacher-requested classroom presentation or assist with a Family Science Adventure. For more information please visit <http://www.fnal.gov/pub/NLD/

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.

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

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

Country House Discount for Fermi Employees/
Country House Restaurant, located at Kirk & Fabyan Parkway in Geneva, is offering Fermilab employees 20% off food Sundays through Thursdays after 4:30pm for the month of April. Show Fermi ID. Not valid with any other offer. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548.. For more information visit

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

Argentine Tango thru April 28 - Student Discount Available
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, April 7 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: April 7,14,21,28. Level 1: Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Adv.: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.(Practice - 10:00 p.m.) Pricing for class levels: Regular/Student Attending single 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

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

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar classes begin 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

Behavioral Interviewing class offered April 28
Learn how to hire new employees who have a high probability of success by using behavior-based interviewing techniques. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000053&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

ANSYS Mechanical Application classes offered in May
Learn how to effectively use ANSYS Mechanical to build a mechanical simulation model, analyze it and interpret the results. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5698

Interaction Management class offered May 5, 12, & 19
Learn the essential skills and discussion guidelines for effective employee coaching through practice and feedback. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000505&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Performance Review class offered May 26
Learn the elements of an effective performance review; Learn how to prepare for an interactive performance review discussion; Practice communication skills that encourage two-way communication; Practice the steps of conducting a performance review discussion; Practice handling difficult situations. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3711

Fermilab Functions class offered June 2, 8, & 10
Fermilab Functions is a series of presentations from subject matter experts throughout the Lab. They provide an overview of their functions, roles and responsibilities, and will identify your complimentary role and responsibilities as a supervisor. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3733

Sam's Club Offer for Fermi Employees join through April 12
Fermilab employees can join Sam's Club now thru April 12 and get a Sam's Club Gift Card worth up to $25! One Day Passes are also available to Fermilab employees through April 12. For more information contact Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548 or via email at jkoester@fnal.gov

Cross-Step Waltz Workshop, Sunday April 11, Kuhn Village Barn
Fermilab's dance groups are sponsoring a workshop on Cross-Step Waltz - an accessible vintage waltz style with a graceful, swooping feel and lots of variations - Sunday, April 11, at Kuhn Village Barn. The workshop will be taught by Jeanette and Mike Watts, longtime dance instructors from Dayton, Ohio (who taught here in 2008). Beginning session from noon to 2 p.m., intermediate from 2 to 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 per session or $8 for the whole afternoon. No need to come with a partner. Info: (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Ask HR - 15th floor comes to DayCare on Monday, April 12
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 along with the Benefits Office will be available to answer questions and provide general information from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 (or later) on Monday, April 12, at the DayCare. Please stop in.

Undergraduate Summer Interns
This summer the SIST program is sponsoring 13 talented undergraduate students majoring in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. If you are interested in supervising a SIST intern please contact any member of the SIST committee and we'll work to select the best intern for your project. Interns are fully funded through the SIST program and are here for 12 weeks starting May 19. For more information please visit http://sist.fnal.gov

Toastmaster at Fermilab April 15
Come and join us in the 7th Floor Racetrack at 12:00 p.m. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence 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. For more information, please contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Ask HR - 15th floor comes to D0 Assembly Building Conference Room on Wednesday, April 14
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 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.(or later) on Wednesday, April 14, in the D0 Assembly Building Conf. Room . Please stop in.

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.

Free Staff Appreciation Massage April 13 and 16
Free staff appreciation 10-minute massages on Tuesday, April 13 and Friday, April 16 at Wilson Hall Ground Floor EOC between 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Call Jeanne at x2548 to sign up. Hosted by the Recreation Department/Wellness Committee in conjunction with Brinka Family Chiropractic of Batavia. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html

The Recipe Exchange Potluck Lunch - April 16
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,(if you can submit your recipe in advance of the event, it would be helpful, 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. 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.)

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