Fermilab Today Aug. 30, 2010 - Sept. 3, 2010

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Submit timecards today
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, we ask that employees and supervisors submit and approve timecards for this week as early as possible. The deadline for submitting and approving timecards has been pushed back to Tuesday, Sept. 7. But if possible, please submit and/or approve timecards today, Sept. 3. Timecards must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and approved by noon.

Reduced parking behind Ramsey Auditorium -- Sept. 7-17
The row of parking spaces adjacent to Wilson Hall's Ramsey Auditorium will be closed from Sept. 7-17 for concrete curb replacement.

Pine Street closures scheduled this week
Inbound Pine Street will close to all traffic Sept. 1, starting at 10 a.m., due to culvert repairs. The street will remain closed until completion of the repairs, scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 2. Both inbound and outbound Pine Street will be closed overnight between Sept. 1 and 2. Outbound Pine Street will close for similar culvert repairs at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. Pine Street will reopen late on Friday, weather permitting, upon completion of the project.

Heartland blood drive total was 90 lifesaving units of blood!
Thanks so much to all the caring and sharing individuals that made the Fermi blood drive so successful. If this walk-in only drive created a problem or solved one please let Diana know via email at topalski@fnal.gov. This will help plan the next drive scheduled for December 20-21, 2010. Need help signing up for your 4 Seasons gifts that are now sent to your home? Log onto http://www.membersforlife.org/heartland/login.php?cookies=1. Your donor ID# is needed. Don't have a card? Call Barb Steinwart at 630-301-6159 or email Diana. All donations in 2010 count. DRC's count as two donations.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays through September 29
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, September 8, with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Classes are held each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium, Class dates: September. 8, 15, 22, 29. Level 1: Fundamentals: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Adv: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Practice - 10:00 p.m.) For information, http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf to sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov

Junior Prairie Rangers - Saturday, Sept. 18
Join Fermilab's new club and become a Junior Prairie Ranger. Learn about the prairie community and participate as a prairie steward in activities throughout the year. All members earn a hat, button and certificate. Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For students in grades 4-6. $40 per student. Contact Andrea at x8259 or avarry@fnal.gov or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv.

Chicago Blackhawks Pre-Season Discount Tickets
A limited number of pre-season tickets have just become available to Fermilab employees. Go to the attached website, enter the special offer code of fermilab, and then log in or create an account. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email confirmation to print your tickets. If you have any questions or if you're looking to purchase a group of 15 or more tickets, please contact TR Johnson at (312)455-7095 or tjohnson@chicagoblackhawks.com or visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=blackhawks&o=3375006&g=203.

Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization
Registration is now open for the International Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization, which will take place at Virginia Tech on Sept. 27-29. More information, including a tentative agenda, is available online. http://www.phys.vt.edu/~kimballton/gem-star/workshop/index.shtml

Sign up for fall Science Adventures
The fall Science Adventures classes have been posted to the Education Office's website. Classes are available for children in grades K-8 and take place on Saturdays. Visit our website for a schedule and downloadable registration form. For more information call Andrea at x8259 or email avarry@fnal.gov.

Looking for league bowlers
The Combined FermiLab & Nicor Wednesday Night bowling league (FERMTHERM’s) is looking for a few bowlers (or complete teams). This is a sanctioned mixed league with both Fermilab & NICOR employees + friends. Bowling starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/week includes bowling and prize funds. Place: Bowling Green Sports Center, 30W150 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, IL (On Rt. 38 one mile west of Rt. 59). Phone: (630) 231-2400. The 30-week season starts on Sept. 8 and ends on March 30, 2011. For more information or to sign up as teams or individuals contact Linda Purcell-Taylor, X2502, lpurcell@fnal.gov or Rich Neswold, x3454, neswold@fnal.gov.

Bristol Renaissance Faire discount
Fermilab employees may purchase adult tickets for $12 each (regularly $18.95) and children's tickets for $7.50 (regularly $9.50). The Bristol Renaissance Fair is open Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day through September 6. It's located off I-94 at the IL/WI border and open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information contact the Recreation Department at x2548 or to purchase discount tickets use the Premium Partner Code BRX723 at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/tickets/premiumpartner.asp

Regal Movie Theater discount tickets available
The Recreation Department now has Regal Movie Theater Discount Tickets available. Regal Theaters recently purchased the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville. Other Regal locations include Bolingbrook Stadium 12, Lake Zurich 12 and Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16. We have $8 unrestricted tickets and $7 restricted use tickets available. IMAX and 3D are subject to a surcharge at the theater.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents A Croc Odyssey: Speedy Gallopers with a Taste for Dinosaur
The Lecture Series kicks off with a talk by Paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno, University of Chicago. Follow the expeditions that discovered a menagerie of new extinct crocs. Meet colossal SuperCroc, fearsome BoarCroc, agile DogCroc and bizarre DuckCroc, as Sereno paints a vivid picture of these extinct African castaways and tangles with their living descendants to unravel the evolutionary story. Sereno’s latest discovery is a site dating back to a time before the pyramids some 10,000 years ago, these people inhabited a “Green Sahara” that was home to 6-foot long perch,crocs and hippos. For more information please visit http://www.www.fnal.gov/culture.

Gizmo Guys - Fermilab Arts Series - Sept. 25
“master jugglers with ebullient energy and exquisite skill…Human virtuosity with a touch of lunacy.” – The New York Times Gizmo Guys are a comedy juggling act. But they are much more. Their act includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. Touring worldwide since 1987, the Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2500 live performances, for millions more on television. In addition to touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, the Gizmo Guys have toured across the globe.

Family Science Time - Saturday, Sept. 25
This special family science adventure is for children in grades 1-7 and their parents. You don't need to be an expert to help your children explore their world through science! Engaging hands-on stations, projects, puzzles, demonstrations and more will keep you exploring many science subjects. Take home resources, projects and a science toy. This event takes place September 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., $10 for one adult & child; $4 for each additional person. Contact Andrea at x8259 or avarry@fnal.gov, or visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv.

Scottish country dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through Aug. 31
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will hold the last two summer meetings in Ramsey Auditorium on Tuesdays, Aug 24 and 31, and then return to Kuhn Village Barn after Labor Day, beginning Sept. 7. Dancing starts each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email at folkdance@fnal.gov

Fermilab Blood Drive Aug. 30 and 31 (Walk in only)
Heartland Blood Centers will gladly take donations in the Wilson Hall ground floor NE Training Room Aug. 30 9-2 p.m. and 31 8-1 p.m. This drive will be walk-in only for whole blood donations. Your generous donation can save 3 lives. Please give if you are able. Contact Diana at x3771 if you are interested in a Double Red Cell (DRC) donation. All donors will receive an Oberweis gift card. All Premiums will now be redeemed online and you must be a 4 seasons club member. Info & membership available at http://www.heartlandbc.org/promo_4seasons_FAQ.html and also at the drive.

Fermilab Procard System – New link starting Monday, Aug. 30
On Monday, August 30, Procard users will have a new link to log into the Fermilab Procard System. If you have a bookmark for this application, please change it to point to this new link: https://bsscs01.fnal.gov:8300/forms_procard/frmservlet. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Service Desk for assistance by calling x2345 or by opening a Service Desk ticket at https://ar-mt1.fnal.gov/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys/.

Card stamping club and scrapbooking club survey
Are you interested in joining a Fermilab Card Stamping or Scrapbooking Club? Please go to the Recreation website and fill out the survey to share your interests. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html For more information contact Jeanne Koester in the Recreation Department at x2548. Survey deadline extended to 8/30/10.

Toastmasters - Sept. 2
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Sept. 2 at noon. In Toastmasters, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea to whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence and in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment, with people who are there for the same reasons. www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

Bod Squad Muscle Toning begins Sept. 2
Get a head start in getting fit and have fun doing it. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 2 - Oct. 28, (with 1 day off) from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Facility Exercise Room. $77/person. For more information call Jeanne at x2548. Register in the Recreation Dept., Wilson Hall, 15 West. Learn more: http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html

International Folk Dancing in Ramsey Auditorium through Sept. 2
International Folk Dancing will hold the last summer meetings in Ramsey Auditorium, Thursdays, Aug. 19, 26 and Sept. 2 before returning to Kuhn Village Barn for the fall season, beginning Sept. 9. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and newcomers are always welcome. More info at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email at folkdance@fnal.gov

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