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Spring book fair
The Recreation Department is hosting a book fair in the Wilson Hall Atrium, Wed., Apr. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thu., Apr. 2, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, personal check, M/C, Visa, American Express and Discover cards will be accepted.

Fermilab club & league fair
Are you looking for a new lunchtime or after-hours activity? Check out the club & league fair in the Wilson Hall Atrium on Wed., Apr. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will something for everyone. All clubs and leagues interested in participating should contact the Recreation Dept. at x5427 to reserve your space by Apr. 15.

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

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

Argentine Tango classes
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. Classes 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

Got golf? Join the Fermilab Golf League
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.

Kyuki Do classes - March 30
The next set of Kyuki Do classes are 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

New Financial Planning & Investment Services at ACU
Argonne Credit Union is offering investment services through a new alliance with Financial Network Investment Corporation. Financial Advisor, Bill O’Malley of Financial Network, will be available at ACU’s Fermilab branch on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. - noon to provide face-to-face investment and planning advice. Visit http://iownacu.com to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Financial Network Investment Corporation, Member SIPC. Financial Network is not an affiliate of Argonne Credit Union. Investments are not ASI insured. Not a deposit. No Credit Union guarantee. May lose value. Not insured by any federal government agency.

Muscle toning classes - March 31
The next set of muscle toning classes are 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

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 Sun., 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

COMSOL Multiphysiscs workshop at Fermilab - Apr. 6
On Apr. 6, a COMSOL multiphysics modeling workshop will be arranged by COMSOL Inc. at Fermilab. This free of charge event is an introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics modeling including a quick tour of the software, a live demo, and a hands-on tutorial. Anyone interested in simulating engineering phenomena based on PDE-s, such as structural mechanics, heat transfer, electromagnetics, fluid flows, etc., can attend. No preliminary experience with the software is required. Seating is limited, so registration in advance is advised. For more information, please visit http://www.comsol.com/events/cmmw/6867/

Outlook 2007 new features class offered Apr. 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

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

Changes to Participating Pharmacies Blue Cross Pharmacy Program
Target Pharmacy will continue to be part of the 30-day retail program but will not participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield 90-day retail pharmacy program. Additional information can be found on the benefits website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/benefits_bulletins.html. Please contact the Benefits Office if you have any questions regarding this change.

Artist within - employee art show 09
Artist within - Fermilab employee art show, intent application due before Apr. 20. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/App09.pdf copies also available in the Art Gallery. Exhibition dates May 15 - Jul. 6. If you have any questions please contact Georgia at georgia@fnal.gov.

MathWorks Seminar - Apr. 21
Learn about MatLab - MATLAB(r) Introduction: Accessing data from Excel and other sources Analyzing and Visualizing data Reporting and Publishing results Building and deploying GUI-based applications. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0051&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

Word 2007: Styles and Templates class offered Apr. 23
Learn timesaving benefits of using templates and the type of templates that may be best to use at your office. Understand the importance of using and managing styles. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0045&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X

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 Wed. or Thu. 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

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

SciTech summer camps
Between Jul. 6 and Aug. 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.

NALWO "Meet the Teacher" English class - March 23
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization “Meet the Teacher” English class with Coffee & Donuts Mon., 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

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 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

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