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Travelers must complete profile for TSA
Effective immediately, the Fermilab Travel Office requires all Fermilab travelers, travel arrangers and users to complete a travel profile that includes your name, birth date, home address, emergency contact details, business e-mail, business phone number and Fermilab ID number. The TSA requires airlines to collect additional passenger data for their flights. To comply with the requirements and to minimize delays at security check points, the Fermilab Travel Office will transmit information collected from you to the airlines. Instructions for how to create your profile are in this PDF file.

Argentine Tango at Fermilab Nov. 4 through Dec. 9
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wed., Nov 4, 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. Class schedule Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2 and 9 in Ramsey Auditorium. No Class Nov. 25. Class set, $75.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class - 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf .

International folk dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn beginning Nov. 5
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thursday from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 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. Folk dancing is cancelled on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov . For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ .

Fermilab's NALWO History of Wool Brown Bag Lunch - Nov. 10
NALWO - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring: “The History of Wool” presented by Natasha Lehrer, Tuesday, November 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beside the fireplace at the Users’ Center. Bring your lunch, and join us for this informal gathering as we hear from Natasha Lehrer, founder of Esther’s Place, a fiber arts studio, located in Big Rock, Illinois. As Natasha describes, “By the time Illinois found itself in a war between the states, spinning wheels and looms were being replaced by machines and factories, industrializing these revered arts so common and known to the nation’s people.” Join us as Natasha offers us a glimpse of the past, while giving us a close up look at the community for fiber artists, educators and fiber producers that is alive and well at Esther’s Place today. Please let me know if you plan to attend mnagaitsev@hotmail.com

Women in Science and Technology lunch - Nov. 11
The Women in Science and Technology group will have their November lunch at Chez Leon on Wednesday, November 11, at 12:15pm. All women in science and technology working at Fermilab are invited to attend and to join the mailing list at women_scientists@fnal.gov. If you would like to attend the lunch or be added to the mailing list, please contact Jennifer Pursley at jpursley@fnal.gov.

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.

Free Webinar on the Roth IRA Conversions in 2010, Nov. 18
Attend ACU's free Webinar on November 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the new rules and benefits of converting from a Traditional to a Roth IRA. Learn who will qualify, the advantages of converting in 2010, if you should convert and much more. Register today by visiting www.iownacu.com.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in Nov. 18, 19 and 20
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.

Consider car or van pool this winter
PACE, a division of the Regional Transportation Authority, operates a free rideshare service that helps match car and van pool participants. To find people who live in your neighborhood and drive or take the train to Fermilab, sign up for the free rideshare service. Once you log in, you can select Fermilab as your destination in the list of employers. For more information, check out this Web site: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/vanpool/ for more information.

"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.

Fermilab Management Practices Seminar beginning Feb. 11
The Professional Development Office has scheduled the winter session of "Fermilab Management Practices" beginning in February. To enroll, please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Badminton Open House - Nov. 4
Are you interested in playing badminton? The Recreation Dept. is forming a new Badminton League starting in November. For more information come to the Open House on Wednesday, November 4, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Facility Gym, 16B Pottawatomie. Contact Aaron Chou or the Recreation Department at x2548.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer opportunity meeting – Nov. 6
The Diversity Council will host a brown bag lunch at noon Friday in One West to organize an outreach opportunity to pack and send food to those in need. The outreach opportunity will take place on Dec. 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Aurora. View our flyer for more information.

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.

Barn Dance Nov. 8
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Jennifer Jeffries & Roger Diggle and calling by Tony Scarimbolo. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. For more info and directions please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

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.

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