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Free Step Aerobics Class in March
Free monthly 30-minute workouts now offered at lunchtime and after hours. Held at Recreation Facility Exercise Room (gym membership NOT required). March features Beginning Step Aerobics on Wednesday, March 18, 12:15-12:45 p.m. and Thursday, March 26, 4:45-5:15 p.m. For more information, call Jeanne Koester at x2548, or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/openhouse.pdf

Discount Tickets to "1964"...Beatles Tribute - June 6
Special corporate discount, one day only, Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Rosemont Theatre. To order your tickets http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Beatles.pdf

Discount Tickets to Dora the Explorer Live - March 26-29
Special corporate discount to this exciting musical for the whole family at The Chicago Theatre offered March 26-29. To order your tickets http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Dora.pdf

Blackberry Oaks Golf League
This Monday evening league will be an individual medal play competition. Each golfer will be competing against the field every week based on handicap. A $20 entrance fee is charged and this money will be returned via contest recognition. For more information contact Ron Evans at x4166 or http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/BlackberryOaksGolfLeague.pdf

Sustainable Energy Club
The Fermilab Sustainable Energy Club creates the opportunity for interested employees to learn, share information and collaborate on projects related to sustainable energy. The scope of these projects may include residential, transportation, educational, regional and other, only limited by our creativity. For more info contact Brian Chase, x3040 chase@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/SustainableEnergyClub0209Newsletter.pdf

Goodrich Quality Theater and AMC Theater Tickets
Discounted movie theater tickets are available for purchase in the Recreation Office, WH15W. Ticket price is $7.00 each. Please complete the Recreation Order Form at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html

Muscle Toning Classes
The next set of Muscle Toning Classes are March 3 - March 26, $36.00 for 4 weeks, March 31 - Apr. 30, $45.00 for 5 weeks. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W, or on the Recreation Website. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

Kyuki Do Classes - March 30
The next set of Kyuki Do classes are Feb. 16 - March 25, $50.00 March 30 - May 6, $50.00. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W or on the Recreation website, http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

Harlem Globetrotter Employee Discount
Don’t miss the 2009 World Tour of the Harlem Globetrotters. Save $7 per ticket at the United Center on Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. See the flyer to order your tickets. For more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/HarlemGlobetrotters.pdf

WDRS Researches Transit Benefit Program
WDRS is researching a transit benefit program that encourages the use of public transportation by providing employees with tax-free benefits to assist with their commuting. Please consider taking the Transit Survey to assist us with our research. For more information please visit http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB228RYGUL5XJ

Coed Softball Season Begins May 13
Men and women from any level of play are welcome to participate. If you don't have a team, we'll find you one. Games are Wednesday or Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Fermilab Softball Field. Captains Meeting is Apr. 15 in the cafeteria at noon. For more information or to join a team, contact Dave Hockin at hockin@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/Softball.html

Barn Dance March 15
Barn Dance Sunday March 15 at 2 p.m. in the Village Barn with traditional Midwest fiddling by Lynn "Chirps" Smith and Friends and calling by Dot Kent. 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 visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/people/chirps.html

Altium Designer Lunch and Learn Seminar - March 17
Learn the new features of Altium Designer Winter 09 and become a more productive user. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4882

Argentine Tango Classes - March 18
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., March 18, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at noyes@fnal.gov. Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Clases run each Wed. thru Apr. 11 - Class set, $60.00 per person - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Excel 2007 Pivot Tables class offered March 18
Learn how to use Pivot Tables to summarize and analyze large amounts of data. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0040&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Bulgarian Dance Workshop, March 19
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present a (second) workshop on Bulgarian dance, this one with Nina Kavardjikova, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. Nina is returning to Fermilab for the first time since her workshop here in 1995. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. Please contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or x8194. For information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

URA visiting Scholars applications due March 20
Universities Research Association, Inc. has announced a deadline of Friday, March 20, for the submission of applications for the first round of 2009 awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. The URA awards support visits by researchers, faculty, postdocs or students from the 87 URA-member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Read more about the program here or view the program poster.

NALWO - Adler Planetarium Trip - March 21
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Sat., March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A chartered school bus will be leaving from the Lederman Education Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tour costs: $10/adult & $8/children (children ages 3 to 14) Pre-paid reservations are required by March 7. Tour cost includes general admission to the planetarium, and to their latest show “Cosmic Collisions” in their all-digital projection Definiti® Space Theater. Lunch is on your own, you may bring a "brown bag".

NALWO "Meet the Teacher" English Class - March 23
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization “Meet the Teacher” English Class with Coffee & Donuts Monday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the NALWO English language classes that are offered on a regular basis at the User’s Center (Mon. and Fri. mornings from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.), but haven’t had a chance to do so, please consider attending the class on Mon., March 23, which will give you an opportunity to meet one of the volunteer instructors. On Mon., March 23, at 10:00 a.m. Betty Fernandez will present the class with a unit on health, and will introduce the vocabulary and terminology that one needs for a doctor’s visit. At 11:00 a.m. the class will break for coffee and donuts, and an informal discussion about future classes. Classes are free, and you may begin at any time. Children are welcome, but no babysitting is provided; children either read or do quiet activities, while classes are in progress. For more information, contact the Housing Office at x3777, or Margie Nagaitsev mnagaitsev@hotmail.com or (630)232-7308. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the Laboratory, and their families.

Child Care program offered - March 24
Exciting Explorations!, a child care program for children ages 7-12, will be offered March 30- Apr. 4 depending on interest. A summer camp counselor will lead the program. Two snacks and beverages are provided. Please send a sack lunch. Program cost is $25.00 a day and payment is due upon reservation. Reservations are due March 24. To register or for more information , contact Mary or Patti at the Children's Center, x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov

Dandia/ Garba Dance evening on March 28th
The Indian Association at Fermilab- "Drishti" invites you for Dandia/Garba dance in celebration of the "Holi" Festival on March 28, from 4-6:30 p.m at the Fermilab Village Barn. The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Dandia sticks will be provided for the dance and there will be free lessons for new comers. Tickets:$5/person, e-mail RSVP by: March 16 at Fermilab.Drishti@gmail.

Publisher 2007: Intro class offered April 1
Learn how about this easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers, and other items for print, email, and the Web. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0036&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Conflict Management & Negotiation Skills class offered Apr.1
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0031&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

English Country Dancing, Apr. 5
English Country Dancing will take place on Sunday, Apr. 5, at Kuhn Village Barn. A session for advanced dancers starts at 1 p.m. Dancing for all levels begins at 2 p.m. A potluck supper will follow (if there is interest) at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. For more information and to get on the email reminder list, please contact folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or x8194. For more information, please visit http://home.fnal.gov/~djensen/Eng_Dan.htm

Outlook 2007 New Features class offered April 8
Learn the new features of Outlook 2007 and become comfortable with the interface, mail messages and contact management. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4785

SciTech Summer Camps
Between July 6 and August 14, the SciTech Hands-On Museum offers various week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14. Information on the camps is available online at http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochureschedule09.html, or call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228.

Barn Dance March 8
Barn Dance Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Barn with music by the Roarsharks. Slightly dangerous, mostly harmless and always grooving, the Roarsharks are a superb contra band. Meg Dedolph, Walter Hojka, Peter Martin and Jonathan Whitall take the stage with their fiddles, piano, hammered dulcimer, flute, banjo and drums. Caller Paul Watkins manages the mayhem. 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 visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/people/roarsharks.html

Arianna String Quartet Performs in Gallery Chamber Series - Sunday, March 8
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet hasestablished itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Formed in 1992, they garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the 1994 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions. They were also Laureates in the 1999 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has performed at Tanglewood, Spoleto, and on NPR's "Performance Today." They are faculty and Artists in Residence at Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

On-Site Housing - Summer 2009 - Deadline - March 9
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the Summer of 2009. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 9, 2009. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Phillips Park Golf League
Golf Season is coming soon, the Fermilab Thursday Night Golf League has opening for individuals up to a team. If interested contact Steve Baginski X3721, baginski@fnal.gov or visit http://home.fnal.gov/~baginski/leagues/phillipspark.html

Heartland Blood Drive Disney Vacation Winners
Thank you for supporting the Heartland Blood Centers by donating during the Feb 17 & 18th blood drive. It was a wonderful turnout and 94 units of blood were collected. Many area patients and their families will benefit from your generosity. The Disney trip winners were: Thomas Carlsen - donated at Trinity Lutheran in Roselle (11th donation) Judson Guest - donated at the Winfield Center (64th donation) Steven Alberts - donated at the Plainfield center (88th donation) Robert Menard - donated at Nissan Forklift in Marengo (2nd donation)

New electronic org chart
An electronic Fermilab org chart accessible from on-site computers is now available online. You can access the org chart by going to the Fermilab at Work web page, http://www.fnal.gov/faw/fermilab_at_work.html and clicking on the tab for "Administration" on the left side of the page. Then choose "Detailed Organization Chart." You can also access the org chart directly from the following link using an on-site computer: https://www-bss2.fnal.gov/orgpluscharts/fermilabcharts.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Don Flynn, x2650.

Fermilab Barnstromers Delta Dart Night - March 11
The Fermilab Barnstormers Radio Control Model Club will host their annual Delta Dart Night at the Kuhn Barn on Wednesday night March 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Delta Dart is a small rubber band powered airplane constructed of balsa wood and tissue paper. You can build one of these airplanes in about 45 minutes and fly it that evening in the Kuhn barn for fun and prizes. No experience is necessary. Barnstormers club members will be on hand to guide you through every step of the construction and will also give some tips for making the plane fly. Guaranteed fun for all. For more information call Jim Zagel x4076, or Andreas Jansson x2824 or visit the website at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/barnclub/Dart_2009.html

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Solas - March 14
Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of its first CD, the Boston Herald trumpeted the quartet as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America and the Irish Echo ranked Solas among the "most exciting bands anywhere in the world". Since then, the praise has only grown louder. The Philadelphia Inquirer said they make "mind-blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world's best". The New York Times praised their "unbridled vitality". For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

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