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International folk dancing, Thursday evenings at Kuhn Village Barn
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/ .

Entertainment Books Available Online
The 2010 Entertainment Book is now available online for $20. Incredible new discounts to local restaurants, shopping, travel and more. Please visit http://www.fundraising.entertainment.com/esale2.cfm?CI=338935&SI=683342&LI=1. For more info call the Recreation Dept. at x5427.

Register for your TurkeyDate!
The goal of TurkeyDate is to ensure that everyone at Fermilab has a place to go and a meal to share on Thanksgiving Day. To make this a success, we need hosts and guests: Hosts may be anyone who has a home and a meal to share (employee, contractor or user). Guests may be anyone who – for any reason – lacks a local Thanksgiving celebration (employee, contractor or user). Go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/users/turkeydate/ complete the online questionnaires and share in a fun new tradition this Thanksgiving! Matches will be distributed between Nov. 18 and 24. Questions? Contact Kenichi Yoshida at yoshidak@fnal.gov.

Yoga Class Promo - Dec. 1 - 22
Have you been thinking about trying a Yoga class? Try this 4-week promotional class on Tuesdays, December 1 - 22, Wilson Hall Auditorium, 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 p.m. $30/person. For more information contact the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or see http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html.

Weight Watchers at Work Program - Dec. 2
Free informational meeting on December 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall 15W Aquarium. Learn more about this 8 week program of Weight Watchers onsite meetings beginning December 9 - February 10 (no meetings December 23 or 30). If interested, sign up and pre-pay at the December 2nd meeting with 2 easy payments of $48.00. For more information call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/wellness.html.

Prescription Eyewear Technician – Location Change Starting Nov. 25
Please be advised that the contracted on-site eyewear technician will be moving to a new location beginning Wednesday, November 25. This service will now be located on the Ground Floor in the ES&H Training Room next to the East side entrance - directly across from duplicating. This is also the area where the blood drive is located. Please contact the ES&H Section at x5811 if you have any questions.

Lederman Science Center holiday hours
Thanksgiving: CLOSED November 26 & 27, OPEN Saturday, November 28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christmas & New Years: CLOSED December 21-26 and December 31 - January 1, 2010, OPEN December 28-30 and January 2, 2010. Check the Education Office website for more information on closures http://ed.fnal.gov or call x8258.

NALWO Winter Tea - Dec. 1
NALWO - FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION - Please come to NALWO’s WINTER HOLIDAY TEA hosted by Barbara Oddone, to be held at her home, Site #29, just inside the Wilson Street gate. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. You may come in at Wilson Street entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just beyond the gate. Tuesday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! For additional information contact Susan Kayser at sukayser@fnal.gov or Margie Nagaitsev mnagaitsev@hotmail.com

Caring from afar: Navigating the rocky road - Dec. 2
Long-Distance Care giving seminar. Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Room One West. Speaker: Karen Kolb. Are you concerned about or providing care for someone who lives at a distance? You may be a long-distance caregiver. To assist in meeting the needs of the growing population of long-distance caregivers, this interactive session will discuss the prevelance of this issue and frequently encountered needs. Discussion will include suggestions for support, gaps in services, national resources, strategies to support caregivers and their loved ones.

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.

English Country Dancing, December 6
English country dancing will meet on Sunday, December 6, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1:00 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the winter on the first Sunday of the month, and there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band on Sunday, January 3, 2010. To get on an email reminder list contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825. For more information please see http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english

Wilson Hall Stocking Stuffer Holiday Sale - Dec. 9-10
It's that time of the year again! The Education Office is hosting its annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall December 9 & 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We will be outside One West. Come get your Fermilab apparel and science toys! Cash, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted. Call Andrea at x8259 for more information.

Free Introductory Martial Arts Classes - Dec. 14 and 16
On December 14 and 16, the Kyuki-do Martial Arts class will be free to all who wish to try and are willing to sign waivers. You will be taught basic warm up exercises, stretches, and basic kicks, punches, and movement. You will also learn some basic self defense. There will be demos of more advanced technique. Why learn a martial art? One answer is that it’s a great aerobic exercise that over a period of time teaches you a skill. Another answer would be that along with the exercise you learn self-discipline, control, balance, movement, self-confidence, respect, and comradery.

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.

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 .

The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program Deadline - Nov. 24
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Winter 2010 quarter is Nov. 24. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

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