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Chicago Bulls Discount Tickets
STake advantage of this exclusive offer for Fermilab employees. Game dates: Tuesday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 7th. Watch for future dates. Purchase online. Special offer code: Bulls. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548. For more information please visit Ticketmaster.com.

Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up – Oct. 20
Science journalist KC Cole, former reporter for the LA Times and author of a book about Frank Oppenheimer, will give a 45-minute lunch time presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in One West. Her talk, “The Uncle of the Atom Bomb: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up,” will recount the touching and sometimes tortuous dialogues between Oppenheimer, Fermilab's founder Robert Wilson and other physicists as they struggled to find a way to survive the nuclear age—dialogues filled with insights more relevant today than ever.

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every week on Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 1 through Oct. 23
2010 Annual Enrollment will be October 1 through October 23. You can make changes to your medical or dental plan or enroll in the healthcare or dependent care FSA for the 2010 plan year. The Benefits Office and Insurance Carriers will host Enrollment Resource Sessions to answer questions and provide materials. Announcement Letters will be sent to employee mail stations. Enrollment forms, Resource Sessions information and detailed plan information is available on the Benefits web-site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/2009openenrollment.html or from the Benefits Office Wilson Hall 15th floor.

On-Site Prescription Eyewear Technican Date of Absence - Nov. 4
Please be advised that the contracted on-site safety eyewear technician will not be available, Wednesday, November 4. Please make note when scheduling appointments. For more information please see http://www-esh.fnal.gov/eyewear/index.htm.

Discount Movie Tickets Available
Stop by the Recreation Dept. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to purchase discounted AMC and Goodrich Quality Theater Tickets, $7.00 each, Cash/Check/Visa/MC, Wilson Hall 15 West. For more information call x5427.

Discounted Fright Fest Tickets
Fermilab Fright Fest Days: October 23, 24, 25. Discounted Tickets are $28 each (tax included) and can be purchased in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall 15W, Cash/Check/Mastercard/Visa. For more information call x5427

Chicago Bulls Discount Tickets
Take advantage of this exclusive offer for Fermilab employees. Game dates: Tuesday, November 3 and Saturday, November 7, watch for future dates. Click on the attached link https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=bulls&o=3779579&g=6712 to purchase tickets online, use special offer code - Bulls. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Chicago Blackhawks Discount Tickets
Discount tickets are available to Fermilab employees for select Blackhawk games. Click on the attached link https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=blackhawks&o=3375006&g=168 to purchase tickets, use special offer code - FNAL. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Thai Village restaurant discount
Corner of Wilson and Route 31, Batavia. The restaurant has long been known for its delicious authentic Thai Food. They would like to offer Fermilab employees this special $7 lunch set menu (tax included) with 3 orders minimum. Available for dine-in, carry out or delivery. Show your Fermilab ID for discount. To see a menu http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/ThaiVillageLunch.pdf.

Fermilab hosts Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators - Oct. 19-21
Register now for the Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators, which will take place at Fermilab Oct. 19-21. Workshop attendees will discuss the challenges for building a high-intensity proton accelerator, focusing specifically on superconducting linear accelerators and their potential applications for such areas as discovery science and nuclear energy. The workshop will help enable the design of the proposed Project X, muon collider and other future accelerators that may use superconducting radiofrequency technology. To register please visit http://conferences.fnal.gov/App-Proton-Accelerator/index.html.

Interpersonal Communication Skills class being offered Oct. 21
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000517&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Children's Halloween Party, Oct 23
NALWO Children's Playgroup invites all Fermilab families to the Halloween party. It will take place at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct 23, at Kuhn Barn inside the Fermilab Village. Crafts, games, trick or treat, costume parade and more... potluck dinner, please bring a dish to share, RSVP by Friday, Oct 16. Contact Lucia at x3592 or email NALWO_Playgroup_officers@fnal.gov or llysakova@gmail.com. For more information please visit http://fcdfweb.fnal.gov/~lysak/Documents/poster.pdf.

Buttered Rum performs on Fermilab Arts Series Oct. 24
Pre-Concert Talk by the band on their alternative fuel touring van at 7 p.m. "Think of HBR as alternative bluegrass, or a pop-inspired-folk band, where a show might include the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, or a set that seems straight out of the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?" – SEATTLE TIMES. In the short time since Hot Buttered Rum debuted its music, dubbed as a "High Altitude Acoustic Experience," the band has been praised by fans, peers and national media alike, recognizing Hot Buttered Rum for their "stunning instrumental & vocal virtuosity." Tickets- $25/$13 for 18 and under. For more information please see http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Director's Award nominations accepted until Oct. 26
The Education Office is accepting nominees for the 2009 Director's Award until Oct. 26. The $1,000 award is given each year to one volunteer whose contributions are exceptional, even among the many outstanding volunteer supporters of Fermilab's K–12 education programs. The award is made possible by an anonymous donor to Fermilab Friends for Science Education. Please submit nominations to Gayle Millman at millman@fnal.gov or MS 226. To learn more about the award and download a nomination form, visit http://ed.fnal.gov/award.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered Oct. 28 and Nov. 11
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 more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4659.

Facilitating Meetings That Work class offered Nov. 4
This course promises fast-paced coverage of the secrets of facilitating meetings that truly produce results. The agenda includes: understanding group dynamics, leveraging diverse learning styles in your group, handling heightened emotions and conflict, creative problem solving techniques, overcoming disruptive/uncooperative behaviors and master meeting-mover techniques. To enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre - at Fermilab Arts Series - Nov. 7
“Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. blends classic vaudeville shtick with wondrous new inventions to surprise, engage, amuse and beguile us.” - nytheatre.com. Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. Seen on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, on Broadway at the New Victory Theater and on stage and television in Chile, Japan, Ireland and Brazil (just to mention a few). Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October and November
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.

"The Night Before Christmas Carol" at Fermilab Arts Series - Dec. 5
"David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!" - Cedric Charles Dickens, Great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by Elliot Engel. It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. Join Charles Dickens in his study as he composes his winter morality tale, and glimpse into the life of the real Dickens explaining his inspirations. Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

Barn Dance Oct. 11
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Common Taters and calling by Walter Hojka. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Scrapbooking Club Open House - Oct. 12
Join the Scrapbooking Club on Monday, October 12, in the Aquarium of Wilson Hall, 15 West. This is an open house from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come when it's convenient to you, but try to allow an hour to create your projects, $5.00 fee at the door. Reserve your place with the Recreation Dept. at x5427 by October 8.

Access 2007: Intro class being offered Oct. 20
Learn to design,create and modify new databases and their various objects. To enroll or for further informaiton, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0047&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_vermi_id=00000X.

NALWO Seminar - An Introduction to Neurofeedback Oct. 14
NALWO - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization invites you to a seminar featuring: An Introduction to Neurofeedback, presented by Anna Tur, Neurofeedback Therapist, BCIA-EEG, Wednesday, October 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, 2nd floor, Comitium Room. Anna Tur has worked as a neurologist in "The Hospital for Addictions" in Moscow, Russia, prior to moving to the United States in 1997. She is currently working as a Neurofeedback Therapist at "The Life Worth Living" located in Naperville, Illinois, as well as at "The Community Neurologic Center", in Geneva, Illinois. Anna's assessment and treatment are based on her previous clinical experience, and incorporates EEG Analysis and Neurofeedback. No reservation is needed. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at sukayser@fnal.gov or Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the laboratory, but you will need photo identification. NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.

Dealing With Difficult People Lunch & Learn Oct. 14
Bring your lunch and learn about Dealing with Difficult People on Wednesday, October 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, Curia II. Presenter: Ginny Stack, Employee Assistance Program. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Claim Your Bikes Outside Wilson Hall
Wilson Hall Building Manager John Kent requests all bicyclists to claim their bikes that are located in the Wilson Hall East and West bike racks. Tags will be placed on all bikes in those areas Wednesday, October 7. Bicyclist must remove the tag and bring them to the ComCenter office which is located on the Ground Floor Wilson Hall. Bikes that are not claimed by Thursday, October 15 will be removed and processed as abandoned. Contact John Kent at x4753 with any questions.

Weight Watchers at Work Coming Soon
Are you interested in a Weight Watchers at Work Program? The Recreation Department would like to offer a free informational meeting. If interested please call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 for more information.

International folk dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. 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 x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

Mentors wanted for Diversity Office's FermiLINK program
To help employees and users reach their full professional potential, Fermilab’s Diversity Office has launched FermiLINK, a mentoring program. The program is now accepting members. Fill out the form http://www.fnal.gov/pub/diversity/fermilink/mentor-form.html on the FermiLINK Web page http://www.fnal.gov/pub/diversity/fermilink/index.html to become a member. Learn more about the program at one of two Q&A sessions: Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.- noon in One North or Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3-4 p.m. in One West.

Fermilab Toastmaster can help you find your voice - Oct. 15
Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking. Do you have butterflies in your stomach when it comes to public speaking? Teach them how to fly in formation. In Toastmasters you will learn how to successfully formulate, express, and sell your ideas and yourself and get rid of nervousness you feel when called upon to speak. Advance your career, improve communication with your fellow employees or staff, improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the meeting in 15 floor Aquarium. For information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters/.

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