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Scrapbooking Open House
You'll have fun learning how to create handmade cards at this Scrapbooking Open House held at the User's Center Piano Room on Monday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come any time during these hours. Cost is $5 for supplies. RSVP the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or kphelan@fnal.gov by 4 p.m., June 4.

Winners of the Asian/Pacific quiz contest
Congratulations to the final winner of the contest Matt Crawford, runner up Joseph Syu, and third place Robert Riley! The 4th week's winners are Liliana Hernandez Moreno, Roger Hernandez, Robert Riley, Matt Crawford, Joseph Syu, Jiajie Ling, and Enrique Camacho Perez. Thank you all for participating!

Pool Memberships are available in the Recreation Department
The Recreation Department will be selling pool memberships from now until August. You may purchase membership at the Recreation Office in Wilson Hall 15 West from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Single membership $80, family membership (2-4 members) $180 with additional family members $10 each. Children 2 and under are free. Children's swim lesson information will also be available. Forms are available in the Recreation Office, or on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/pool.html.

Finance Section Has the Largest Turnout at Employee Health & Fitness Day
The Finance Section had 47% of their department turnout for Fermilab's Employee Health & Fitness Day Walk. Congratulations! Finance Section employees that participated will receive a Free 30-Day Membership to the Recreation Facility. ES&H was on their heals with 46%, WDRS followed with 29%, Accelerator Division 17%, Technical Division 11%, Directorate 10%, PPD 8%, Computing Division 7%, CMS Center 7%, Business Services 6%, Accelerator Physics Center 2%, and FESS 1%. Thank you for participating in this year's walk. Hope to see you out there again next year.

New URA Email Address
We have recently changed the domain name of the URA email address, as follows, from: address@ura.nw.dc.us to: address@ura-hq.org/. For awhile the old address will run in parallel with the new, so that no emails sent from the previous address get lost.

Argentine Tango Classes through June 24
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wed., May 20, 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 June 24 in Ramsey Auditorium. No Class June 3. Class set, $75.00 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

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

Accelerated C++ Short Course: registration open - June 8
On June 8, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. The Short Course is an extended professional development experience that emphasizes computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the required textbooks will be available for check-out from the Fermilab Library. Participants receive TRAIN credit upon successful completion of the eight-session course. Walter Brown, who participates on Fermilab's behalf in the international C++ standardization effort, is the course instructor. He is a member of the Co. For more information please visit http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/AcceleratedCpp.html

International folk dancing - cancelled June 4, resumes at Auditorium June 11
International Folk Dancing will meet for the summer on the stage of Ramsey Auditorium. The group meets weekly through the summer in the Auditorium, beginning Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no dancing on Thursday, June 4. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Python Training June 17-19
James Lee will teach Python training at Fermilab on June 17-19. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

Toastmasters meeting June 18
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Come to the next Toastmasters meeting on Thursday, June 18, 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West. 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. Come visit our Toastmasters club and see what we can do for you. For more info call the Recreation Dept. x2548.

NALWO "A Summer Evening Potluck Picnic"
NALWO - Invites you to gather for…A Summer Evening Potluck Dinner, Friday, June 19 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kuhn Barn Picnic Area (In case of rain, we will be inside). Please plan to bring a side dish to pass, and if the weather is nice, we will have the grill available, if you would like to prepare something on the grill, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. To make your reservation contact: Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com or (630)232-7308.

English Country Dancing, June 21
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday June 21, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The group often holds a potluck picnic to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the summer on the 3rd Sunday of the month. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english

Donors needed for Fermilab Blood Drive June 23 & 24. Give a pint - Get a quart of Oberweis Ice Cream
Fermilab will host a blood drive on June 23 & 24 in support of the Heartland Blood Centers located in the NE training room on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. June 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment on the ES&H home page at http://www-esh.fnal.gov or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. If you have type O blood or type B blood please consider a DRC donation as it helps many more people than a whole blood donation can. It adds about 15 minutes to the donation process and 2 parking spaces reserved for donors both days.

Microsoft Office 2007 help at the Library
Need some help using Microsoft Office 2007? The Fermilab Library has a variety of new books on how to use applications of Microsoft Office 2007 available for check-out. See the books on the New Books display shelf in the Library, or view the Library's New Books online display at http://library.fnal.gov for more information.

Environmental Safety and Health Fair - June 29
Come to the Environment Safety & Health Fair and have some fun. You will gain awareness of summer safety hazards and safety concerns. Get to know your Senior Safety Officer (SSO) and other safety personnel from all our divisions and sections. Topics that will be covered include: Motorcycle & Bicycle safety, hazardous weather, flu, travel, West Nile and many others. There will be raffles and give-aways to make your summer safe for you and your family.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.

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

Discount for SciTech Summer Camps - July 6
The SciTech Hands-On Museum offers week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 that will help make them love science and knock their socks off. Satisfaction guaranteed or you’ll receive a full refund. Camps start July 6. Fermilab employees can sign up their kids for the discounted price of $199 each. Use the code FERMI2009 after clicking on http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochurehome09.html, call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228 for more information.

Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming July 22-24
James Lee will teach Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming training at Fermilab on July 22-24. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691

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.

Scottish Country Dancing moves to Ramsey Auditorium, beginning June 2
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will move to Ramsey Auditorium for the summer beginning Tuesday, June 2. The group meets weekly starting at 7:30 p.m. and is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

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/

Intermittent Hours for Users Office - June 3 - 4
On June 3 and 4, the Users Office will be staffed only intermittently, to enable our personnel to assist with the Users Annual Conference. We appreciate your understanding

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