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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.

Coed Indoor Volleyball Starting November
Captain's Meeting Tuesday, October 27 at noon in Wilson Hall Cafeteria. League begins in November. For more information contact Sergey Los at los@fnal.gov or the Recreation Dept. at 2548.

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.

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 GSA Halloween Party - Oct. 30
The Fermilab Graduate Student Alliance is hosting its annual Halloween Party from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 30 at the Kuhn Village barn. Costumes are encouraged, as we are also having a costume contest. Performing will be the band Drug Sniffing Dogs. We will provide food, candy and beverages.

Fermi Martial Arts Classes beginning Nov. 2
A new session of Kyuki-Do classes begins next week. Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art based on taekwondo. You will learn how to kick, punch, judo throws, falls, and self defense. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at the Recreation Facility in the Village. A session is normally six weeks, but this session will have a one week break. The cost for this five week session is $45. A uniform will be supplied for students who have never taken a martial arts class before. Only eight students can participate at a time, so register early. For more information, call x8663.

Fermilab Cafeteria Closed Saturday, October 31
The Fermilab Cafeteria will be closed this Saturday, October 31, in order to conduct maintenance on the food services equipment.

English country dancing, Nov. 1, with live music
English country dancing will hold a Halloween-themed afternoon of dancing to live music by Old Fezziwig's Band, this Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Kuhn Village Barn. Advanced dancing is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and a potluck supper will follow. All are welcome, as are costumes and Halloween treats. For more information, call (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

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.

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks class offered Nov. 11
Learn many ways to “work smarter, not harder” using common PowerPoint features. Learn invaluable timesaving techniques. Plenty of practice time and Question and Answer time is implemented within this class. Learn the most productive ways to use PowerPoint. If you need a good review with lots of additional tips, this class is delivered with you in mind. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0064&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Access 2007: Intermediate class offered Nov. 18
Topics covered in the Access 2207: Intermediate class include: Controlling Data Entry, Joining Tables, Creating Flexible Queries, Improving Your Forms, Customizing Reports and Sharing Data Across Applications. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0063&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

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.

HTML Intro: Intro to Web Publishing class offered Dec. 1
Learn how to: Format and lay out text in HTML; Insert and position graphics; Add color; Link to other pages and sites; and Design tables. To enroll or for more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000066&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

"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.

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.

Badminton League open house Wednesday - Oct. 28
Are you interested in playing badminton at Fermilab? The Recreation Department is starting a new Badminton League. For more information come to the Badminton League Open House on Wednesday, October 28th, Noon - 1pm, at the Recreation Facility Gym to learn more about it. League Coordinator: Aaron Cho, achou@fnal.gov or call the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Health Risk Assessments-Learn more about your potential health risks
Our healthcare carriers are providing Fermilab employees an opportunity to take a confidential health risk assessment. The assessment is a health survey that provides feedback on the likelihood that you will develop common medical problems or injuries in the future. Employees completing a Health Risk Assessment by November 15 will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes which include an iPod Shuffle or iPod Nano. Information and directions on how to complete your assessment is available at: http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/hra.html.

"Taking Care of Yourself as Caregiver" - Oct. 28
Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1:00 p.m., Room One West, Speaker: Ginny Stack, Fermilab EAP. Who are the Sandwich Generation? They are the nearly 10 billion boomers that are now raising kids, teenagers or young adults while providing financial support for an aging parent. Learn how to care for yourself while "sandwiched" between generations. Presentation followed by open discussion. Ginny Stack, MS, LCPC provides on-site Employee Assistance Program services to Fermilab. She is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has private practices in Naperville and Downers Grove.

Health Screenings Available
Gain understanding of your health risks by participating in the On-site Health and Wellness Screening. Take the first step to better health and get screened. Many people who are at risk for serious illness are not aware of it. This includes: Nearly 29 percent of adults who have high blood pressure; more than 51 percent of adults who have high cholesterol; and more than 5 million of the estimated 18.2 million Americans who have diabetes. Additional information available on the Benefits web site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/health_screenings.html.

Health and Wellness Fair - October 29
This year’s Health and Wellness Fair features health screenings, retirement counseling sessions and a variety of healthcare providers. You won’t want to miss the Children’s Center video presentation. The Fair will be held in the Wilson Hall Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fidelity Representative available Thursday, October 29
Schedule a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace savings plan benefits. Explore your plan benefits in more depth, tap into Fidelity’s experience and expertise, make decisions that help you meet your goals. Event: Confidential Consultations, Date: Thursday, October 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Aquarium 15th Floor – Wilson Hall. To schedule an appointment for a confidential one-on-one consultation call 1-800-642-7131, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Central time, or visit http://www.fidelity.com for more information please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/fidelity_consultations.pdf.

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking - Oct. 29
Overcome your fear of public speaking. Do you have butterflies in your stomach when it comes to public speaking? In Toastmasters you will learn how to successfully formulate, express,and sale 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. Our next meeting will be Oct 29 in 1 East. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the meeting. For information please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters/ or contact Ben at bgalan1@fnal.gov.

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