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English country dancing Sunday, May 2
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, May 2, 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. Newcomers are always welcome. The group will meet a second time in May, on May 16, and then switch to a summer schedule, meeting June 20, July 25 and Aug. 15. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact email@example.com or 630-584-0825.
Tennis Anyone May 3
Outdoor Singles Tennis League begins May 3 at the Village Tennis Courts. For more information contact John Yoh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548.
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
Outdoor Soccer League begins May 4
Outdoor Soccer League will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., beginning May 4 through September at the Village Soccer Field. All levels are welcome. League is open to all adult Fermilab employees, retirees, visitors, interns and contractors. Soccer League Representative is Dr. O'Sheg Oshinowo. Interested players should send an email to Fermi_soccer@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/leagues.html
Next Yoga Session begins May 4
Yoga will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 4 - June 29 in the Auditorium of Wilson Hall. Fee is $85/person. This class is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. You will learn a variety of physical and resting poses along with various breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga/exercise mat. For more information contact Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548. You may also visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html
ACU presents "Retirement Planning for Women" May 4
This informative seminar will focus on retirement planning and particular issues women face such as what unique investment challenges do women have, how should you be investing to reach your goals and are you prepared for the future? Join ACU and speaker Jennifer Johnson from Financial Network Investment Corp., who will help answer those questions and much more. This free seminar will be held on May 4, at noon in One West Wilson Hall. Space is limited. Learn more and reserve your seat online, R.S.V.P. by calling (815) 267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch. You may also visit http://www.argonnecu.org/home/misc/sem_info_fermi
IMAP users: Configure your e-mail client by May 5
By Wednesday, May 5, those who use IMAP e-mail may need to alter the configuration of their e-mail clients in order to make certain communication is secure. Instructions for altering multiple e-mail client systems are available at http://computing.fnal.gov/xms/Services/Getting_Services/Email/How_To_Configure_Secure_Access_to_Email.
Muscle Toning by Bod Squad begins May 6
Muscle Toning classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 6 - June 29 at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room. Fee is $77/person. Get a head start in getting fit and have fun doing it. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548. You may also visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html
National Day of Prayer observance May 6
An observance of the 59th annual National Day of Prayer will be held from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, in the Wilson Hall "Darkside" conference room which is in the northwest corner of the 6th floor. We will read the Presidential Proclamation and have volunteers pray for our nation and laboratory for no more than 5 minutes each. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2010.html or email email@example.com. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League.
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/
NALWO Children's Playgroup International Party May 14
NALWO Children's Playgroup upcoming "International Party", will be held on Friday, May 14, at Fermilab's Kuhn Barn, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Please plan to come and enjoy: Presentation of different countries' backgrounds, culture, nature, history and much more, International food samples, Dance demonstrations and teaching by the Fermilab International Folk Dancers, Activities for kids. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. If you are interested in making a presentation of your country, please contact Lucia at x3592 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NALWO Spring Tea May 20
NALWO - FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION - Please come to NALWO’s spring tea, hosted by Barbara Oddone
at her home, Site #29, just inside the Wilson Street gate. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. You may come in at the Wilson Street entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just beyond the gate. Thursday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! For additional information contact Susan Kayser at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org the housing office at (630)840-3777 or email@example.com
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 8 - 10
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Leo Kottke May 8
Acoustic guitar legend Leo Kottke appears as part of the Fermilab Arts Series on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium. “My music is maybe hard to categorize,” Kottke allows. “It doesn’t fit conveniently into the bins at record stores. That works for me, though... I don’t rise and fall with trends. Most listeners seem to have room for this stuff. It’s been great that way.” With more than 10 solo albums to his credit, Over the years, Kottke has worked in the studio and shared stages with everyone from Lyle Lovett, John Fahey, T-Bone Burnett and Rickie Lee Jones, to Paco de Lucia. For more information please visit
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues June 26
Is it blues, is it classical? Walking the line between Beethoven and B.B. King and armed with the creative genius and instrumental prowess that have defined his career for nearly four decades, blues harmonica player, and part of the Siegel/Schwall Band, Corky has pioneered an original, genre-busting Chamber blues - a fresh, innovative sound capturing the sparkling qualities of classical music merged with the emotional melodic style of blues, all within an intimate chamber setting. Under Corky's lead, The West End String Quartet and percussionist Frank Donaldson complete the Chamber Blues Band. For more information please visit
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 email@example.com or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html
Toastmaster to meet in the cafeteria May 4
Join us for 1-hour of breakfast fun on May 4 at 7:30 am. We will be at the Atrium tables next to the cafeteria hosting our regular Toastmaster meeting. This is about self-growth, learning to plan and relax, learning how to present an idea: rehearsed or in just 10 seconds. We learn how to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence in a wide range of situations. Contact Ben at email@example.com or visit http://www.toastmasters.org
Ask HR in Wilson Hall atrium - April 28
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 12:00 noon to 1:30(or later) on Wednesday, April 28, in the Atrium. Please stop by.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf