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Best of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series - May 9
A whole new line up of amazing artists, but the same excitement and variety of dance styles returns to Ramsey Auditorium as we bring you The Best of Dance Chicago. The tour’s last visit to Fermilab brought 11 exciting and dynamic companies, and this presentation promises to be just as breathtaking! Join us as a huge list of talent takes the stage, including Michael Levine and Vivian Chen of the Joffrey Ballet, Mexican Dance Ensemble, HipHop ConnXions Elite, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Salsa with Brandon and Serena, tap with Jus'LisTeN, Robot Mafia and others. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Concerned about H1N1? Ask a question
Information about H1N1 inluenza is now available through Fermilab's Inluenza Q&A Web page. A flu questions form also allows employees and users to submit questions related to the H1N1 influenza.

Vanpool/Transit lunch and learn - May 13
Stop wasting gas and money. Start riding in a vanpool. For more information regarding Pace Vanpools join us on Wed., May 13, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall, One West. For more info contact the Recreation Dept. at x2548 or http://www.pacebus.com/sub/vanpool/employer_resources.asp.

Argentine Tango classes through May 13
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Apr. 15, 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 May 13. No Class April 29. Class set, $60.00 per person or $18.00 per class - 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

Rapid Hardware Prototyping and Industrial Control Application development seminar offered May 13
A two hour lecture on Rapid Hardware Prototyping and Industrial Control Application development with LabVIEW FPGA, Compact RIO, and FlexRIO by National Instruments explores National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and National Instruments off-the-shelf prototyping and deployment-ready systems. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4959

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 April 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

French, Greek, and other ethnic dances in John Parrish workshop, May 14
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present John Parrish, who will offer a workshop on French, Greek, and other dances from his eclectic knowledge at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. John is one of the Chicago area's foremost resources on many kinds of ethnic dance. He will teach dances for all levels and newcomers are welcome. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. For more information please call (630)584-0825 or x8194, or folkdance@fnal.gov. Please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/. Directions to Kuhn Village Barn are at http://www.fnal.go.

Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting - May 14
Become the speaker and leader you want to be! People who communicate effectively get ahead in life. Wouldn’t you like to develop this priceless skill? Now you can. Toastmasters will show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will learn valuable leadership skills in a supportive non-intimidating environment. Are you ready to achieve your full potential? For more information join us as the demonstration meeting on Thur., May 14 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall Comitium, 2nd Floor East. Feel free to bring your lunch and learn more about Toastmasters. For more information please visit http://www.toastmasters.org/.

May is motorcycle safety awareness month - send us your photos - Meeting May 19
Celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - send us digital images of you with your motorcycle and attend a Motorcycle Awareness Seminar. Images will be used in a pre-seminar slide show. Deadline for submission 4:00 p.m. May 15. Send images to Chuck Morrison at cmorrison@fnal.gov. Seminar Speaker: Nancy Glover, Open Roads Chapter of ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education). May 19, 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m., One West. Bring your lunch and have some fun while learning Motorcycle Awareness. Everyone is welcome. Seminar sponsored by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee.

Angels & Demons Lecture Night: The Science Revealed - May 21
Join us for "The Power of Antimatter," a lecture by Dr. Marcela Carena being presented as part of a nationwide series of lectures designed to explain the science that is intrinsic to the plot of "Angels & Demons." The new Sony film starring Tom Hanks set at CERN, is based on the bestselling book by Dan Brown. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - May 22
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Summer 2009 quarter is May 22. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

NALWO - Brown Bag Lunch - Chinese Pottery - May 26
NALWO invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: Chinese Ceramics from 4800 BC to 1368 AD presented by Pat Read, Tue., May 26 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall - 1 North. Bring your lunch, and join us for this informal gathering as we view and discuss slides from a study group of the Art Institute Associates. No reservation is needed. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at sukayser@fnal.gov or Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.

Are you Fit to a T? May 27 event
That's right, T-score. If you had to think twice about what a T-score is, and no, it's not a golf-term; chances are you're not alone. It's all about your bones. If you want to shop til you drop, golf til your legs ache and line dance til you're 84 - - knowing that your bones won't let you down - here's what you need to know. Join the Recreation Department on Wednesday, May 27, from noon-1 p.m. in Curia II on the 2nd floor of Wilson Hall for a "Fit to a T" bone health and osteoporosis education program. Program is open to men and women of all ages. For more info call x2548.

Nanotechnology Lecture: Crafting of Self-Assembling Materials for Medicine & Energy - Fermilab Arts Series
Function in the biological world emerges from self-assembly of macromolecules and small molecules across scales. This lecture will describe the design of molecules for self-assembly into nanostructures that can function as bioactive materials to signal cells in regeneration, or hybrid materials to optimize charge and energy transfer. The implications for this type of research are endless, and the research done at the Stupp Laboratory has already noted advances in regenerative improvement from spinal cord injuries, from damage to the heart, and in rebuilding blood vessel growth. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

Science adventures for children
Register your children for the Education Office's Science Adventures program. Classes are available this summer for children in grades K-10. Check out the Science Adventures website http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadvfor a full listing and description of classes and a registration form.

Discounted Rates at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Discounted rates. Come enjoy a Wisconsin retreat at the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva starting at $109 per night. Lake Geneva is one of Wisconsin's premier golf and ski destinations. With Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and an activity for everyone, Grand Geneva provides just the right mix of high-tech convenience and comfort. All guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, LCD televisions and furnished outdoor patios or balconies. Prices: Sunday - Thursday: $109/night - Saturday & Sunday: $139/night For more information please visit www.grandgeneva.com/fermilab

Summer co-ed volleyball league begins June 1
Men & women of any experience level are welcome to participate. Games are held on Monday's or Tuesday's at 5:30 at the village sand courts behind the pool. To form a team, please submit a roster by May 27. For more information, please contact Jenny Thorson at jthorson@fnal.gov or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/volleyball.html You can also stop by the Summer Volleyball booth at the Club & League fair on Apr. 29 to get more information or to turn in a roster

Registration for Users' meeting is open
Registration for the annual Fermilab Users' Meeting on June 3-4, 2009 is now open. Attendees should register via URL: http://indico.fnal.gov/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py/display?confId=2444. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/fermilab_users_org/users_mtg/2009/

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class - June 3 and 10
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. To enroll or for further information, 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

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

Susan Werner - Singer/Songwriter Performs on Arts Series
Hailed as "The most innovative songwriter working today" by the Chicago Tribune, Susan Werner has cultivateda reputation as a clever, daring songwriter with a killer live show. She boldly endeavors to weave old with new to created altogether new genres of music, and regularly keeps the audiences guessing and laughing at the same time. Susan's last album, "The Gospel Truth," blended faith and doubt, was described as "agnostic gospel." It was named 2007 Top Folk Album of the Year by NPR/Folk Alley and she was named Best Contemporary Folk Artist at the 2008 Int'lFolk Alliance conference. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture

SciTech summer camps
Between July 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.

Recreation department announces Club & League Fair drawing winners
The following employees won prizes from the drawing at the Club & League Fair. Etta Johnson won two Six Flags/Great America tickets; Erik Bainbridge won two Six Flags/Great America tickets; Margaret Miller won an AMC movie pass and t-Shirt; Colleen Yoshikawa won a jar candle and t-Shirt; Millie Hennessy won a Dejavu glass with candy and a t-shirt; and Albert Dyer won a Fermilab tote bag and t-shirt. Congratulations to all. Stop by the Recreation Department, WH15W, to pick up your prize.

Word 2007: New Features class offered May 5
Explore the new features of Word 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0043&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000Xl

Excel 2007: New Features class May 7
Explore the new features of Excel 2007. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4788

National Day of Prayer observance May 7
An observance of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Wilson Hall 7th floor crossover center conference room. We will read the Presidential Proclamation and have volunteers pray for our nation and laboratory for no more than five minutes each. For more information see http://www-org.fnal.gov/bell/ndop2009.html. Organized by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League.

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