Fermilab Today Sept. 6, 2010 - Sept. 10, 2010

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DSD at User's Center on Sept. 10
The Drug Sniffing Dogs will be having a live practice at the User's Center, Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

Fox Valley Robotics info meetings September 17 & 18
For those who missed the LegoDogs 5th-8th grade Sept. 10 informational meeting there will be another one for students and parents on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Rotolo Middle School's Multipurpose Room. The Coyotes 9th-12th grade informational meeting will be on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the same location. Robotics encourages STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). More information is available at http://www.foxvalleyrobotics.com. Any questions contact Dave Dykstra (630)840-3227 or dwd@fnal.gov or Coach Karabowicz at (630)618-0637.

ReadyTalk Tutorial Sept. 10
eadyTalk is replacing MeetingPlace as the ECS phone conferencing system on Sept. 30. A ReadyTalk tutorial will be held Sept. 10 in WH7X from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Stop by to learn about the new audio/web collaboration service.

Silk and Thistle Scottish dancing resumes at the Barn Tuesdays from Sept. 7
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will move back to Kuhn Village Barn beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, and will continue there every Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov More information at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

Toastmaster Sept. 16
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Sept. 16 at Noon. 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 and 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 visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

Fermilab International Folk Dancing resumes at the Barn Thursdays from Sept. 9
Fermilab International Folk Dancing will move back to Kuhn Village Barn beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, and will continue there every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m., except for Sept. 23, when they will meet in Ramsey Auditorim. 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 630-840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov More information at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Reduced parking behind Ramsey Auditorium -- Sept. 7-17
The row of parking spaces adjacent to Wilson Hall's Ramsey Auditorium will be closed from Sept. 7-17 for concrete curb replacement.

Yoga session begins today
Registration is now open for the International Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization, which will take place at Virginia Tech on Sept. 27-29. More information, including a tentative agenda, is available online. http://www.phys.vt.edu/~kimballton/gem-star/workshop/index.shtml

Heartland blood drive total was 90 lifesaving units of blood!
Thanks so much to all the caring and sharing individuals that made the Fermi blood drive so successful. If this walk-in only drive created a problem or solved one please let Diana know via email at topalski@fnal.gov. This will help plan the next drive scheduled for December 20-21, 2010. Need help signing up for your 4 Seasons gifts that are now sent to your home? Log onto http://www.membersforlife.org/heartland/login.php?cookies=1. Your donor ID# is needed. Don't have a card? Call Barb Steinwart at 630-301-6159 or email Diana. All donations in 2010 count. DRC's count as two donations.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays through September 29
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, September 8, with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Classes are held each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium, Class dates: September. 8, 15, 22, 29. Level 1: Fundamentals: 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.) For information, http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf to sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov

Junior Prairie Rangers - Saturday, Sept. 18
Join Fermilab's new club and become a Junior Prairie Ranger. Learn about the prairie community and participate as a prairie steward in activities throughout the year. All members earn a hat, button and certificate. Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For students in grades 4-6. $40 per student. Contact Andrea at x8259 or avarry@fnal.gov or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv.

Chicago Blackhawks Pre-Season Discount Tickets
A limited number of pre-season tickets have just become available to Fermilab employees. Go to the attached website, enter the special offer code of fermilab, and then log in or create an account. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email confirmation to print your tickets. If you have any questions or if you're looking to purchase a group of 15 or more tickets, please contact TR Johnson at (312)455-7095 or tjohnson@chicagoblackhawks.com or visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN &t=blackhawks&o=3375006&g=203.

Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization
Registration is now open for the International Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization, which will take place at Virginia Tech on Sept. 27-29. More information, including a tentative agenda, is available online. http://www.phys.vt.edu/~kimballton/gem-star/workshop/index.shtml

Regal Movie Theater discount tickets available
The Recreation Department now has Regal Movie Theater Discount Tickets available. Regal Theaters recently purchased the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville. Other Regal locations include Bolingbrook Stadium 12, Lake Zurich 12 and Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16. We have $8 unrestricted tickets and $7 restricted use tickets available. IMAX and 3D are subject to a surcharge at the theater.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents A Croc Odyssey: Speedy Gallopers with a Taste for Dinosaur
The Lecture Series kicks off with a talk by Paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno, University of Chicago. Follow the expeditions that discovered a menagerie of new extinct crocs. Meet colossal SuperCroc, fearsome BoarCroc, agile DogCroc and bizarre DuckCroc, as Sereno paints a vivid picture of these extinct African castaways and tangles with their living descendants to unravel the evolutionary story. Sereno’s latest discovery is a site dating back to a time before the pyramids some 10,000 years ago, these people inhabited a “Green Sahara” that was home to 6-foot long perch,crocs and hippos. For more information please visit http://www.www.fnal.gov/culture.

Gizmo Guys - Fermilab Arts Series - Sept. 25
“master jugglers with ebullient energy and exquisite skill…Human virtuosity with a touch of lunacy.” – The New York Times Gizmo Guys are a comedy juggling act. But they are much more. Their act includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. Touring worldwide since 1987, the Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2500 live performances, for millions more on television. In addition to touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, the Gizmo Guys have toured across the globe.

Family Science Time - Saturday, Sept. 25
This special family science adventure is for children in grades 1-7 and their parents. You don't need to be an expert to help your children explore their world through science! Engaging hands-on stations, projects, puzzles, demonstrations and more will keep you exploring many science subjects. Take home resources, projects and a science toy. This event takes place September 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., $10 for one adult & child; $4 for each additional person. Contact Andrea at x8259 or avarry@fnal.gov, or visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv.

Timesheets due TODAY by 10:00 a.m.
Timecards must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. today and approved by noon.

Bristol Renaissance Faire discount
Fermilab employees may purchase adult tickets for $12 each (regularly $18.95) and children's tickets for $7.50 (regularly $9.50). The Bristol Renaissance Fair is open Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day through September 6. It's located off I-94 at the IL/WI border and open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x2548 or to purchase discount tickets use the Premium Partner Code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/tickets/premiumpartner.asp

Online Service Desk ticket system down 6-8 a.m. Wednesday
The system that Fermilab network or computer users use to open Service Desk tickets will be inaccessible between 6-8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The console will be down to apply operating system and database patches. Please contact the Service Desk at x2345 during the downtime if you have any questions or concerns.

Looking for league bowlers
The Combined FermiLab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM’s) is looking for a few bowlers (or complete teams). This is a sanctioned mixed league with both Fermilab & NICOR employees + friends. Bowling starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/week includes bowling and prize funds. Place: Bowling Green Sports Center, 30W150 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, IL (On Rt. 38 one mile west of Rt. 59). Phone: (630) 231-2400. The 30-week season starts on Sept. 8 and ends on March 30, 2011. For more information or to sign up as teams or individuals contact Linda Purcell-Taylor, X2502, lpurcell@fnal.gov or Rich Neswold, x3454, neswold@fnal.gov.

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