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DASTOW - June 20
Fermilab's Daughters and Sons to Work day will take place on Wednesday, June 20. Fermilab's DASTOW program returns with traditional favorite activities including Mr. Freeze's cryogenics show, a trip to see the bison, the FUNdamentals of Physics show and a demonstration of skills and safety at the Fermilab Fire Department. For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOW events, visit the DASTOW website at http://www.fnal.gov/faw/dastow/.

Six Flags Great America Discounts
Six Flags Great America Fermi Days: 7/14, 7/15, 8/4 or 8/5 at http://www.sixflags.com Choose a park, enter promo code (FERMI) in upper right hand corner. Cost: $29.50 (age 3 and older/no processing fee). Tickets are print and go from your computer. Purchase Any Day Tickets at http://www.sixflags.com/partnerlogin User Name: fermilabGM, Password: SixFlags6 (case sensitive. Cost: $37.00 (age 3 and older/$5.00 processing fee per order, not per ticket). For more information call Jeanne at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

English country dancing this Sunday, May 6
English country dancing will meet this Sunday, May 6, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon will feature delightful recorded music. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. This dance series will move to the 3rd Sunday of the month for the summer, beginning June 17. Newcomers are always welcome. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or (630)584-0825.

Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair
Bring your family and explore the outside world. Activities for all ages: sweep for insects, compare yourself to a bison, net for pond critters, go on a nature scavenger hunt, and see how raptors see. The fair is free and is located at the Lederman Science Center. For more information, go to http://ed.fnal.gov/events/outdoor-fair/ or call (630)840-8258.

DreamWeaver CS5: Intro class offered June 19-20
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: establish database connectivity - work with recordsets - create interactive page elements - administer database records - create a user authentication system - administer websites. Please note: This class will be taught at DCG Learning Center located at 1551 Bond Street, Suite 109 Naperville, Illinois 60563. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7059.

Intermediate / Advanced Python Programming class offered June 20-22
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming Course Content including: Complex data revisited - GUI programs - Regular expressions - Threads *Modules (basics, packages, & advanced topics) - Object Oriented programming (OO basics, creating classes, & advanced topics) - Network programming - Connecting to databases - Extending to Python with CComplex data revisited. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691.

Mac users: Software update procedures changed
Due to the recent Trojan viruses and malware that have affected the Mac OSX environment, we will now deploy all required Mac software updates as they become available. This change affects everyone with centrally managed, Fermilab-owned Mac computers. See more information in the Service Desk newsbox http://servicedesk.fnal.gov.

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The Next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on May 14. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5-6pm at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in martial arts before. My class size is limited to ten students.

Zumba Fitness
The Zumba program is an effective, exhilarating, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness party that has taken the fitness industry by storm. It achieves the perfect balance of a progressive core workout, full-body cardio and strength training, and a stress-relieving, energy-producing fitness experience. Wednesdays, May 9 - June 27, 12-12:45, Fitness Center Exercise Room, fee is $45. Fridays, May 11 - June 29, 12-12:45pm, Fitness Center Exercise Room, fee is $45. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Introduction to LabVIEW class offered May 15
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. To enroll or for more information, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694.

2012 CTEQ-Fermilab School: Final Week for Applications
This is the final announcement of the 2012 CTEQ-Fermilab School on QCD and Electroweak Phenomenology, to be held in Lima Peru. The primary goal of this year's CTEQ school will be to provide a focused introduction to perturbative quantum chromodynamics and electroweak physics with applications to LHC and Intensity Frontier experiments. The school is ideally suited for advanced graduate students and young postdocs. For further information, including application procedures, please refer to the School website at http://www.phys.psu.edu/~cteq/schools/summer12/.

Employee Offer at Pockets
The offer is for a choice of a FREE 6 oz. frozen yogurt, or small soft drink with the purchase of any full sized Pocket, Salad or Calzone. This promotion will apply to dine in, pick up and delivery orders, 7 days a week and run through June 30. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Valid at Pockets, 2933 N. Kirk Road, Aurora only, please show Fermi ID. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Outlook 2010: Calendar/Contacts/Tasks Intro classes May 8 & 18
Schedule an individual and a recurring appointment and an event. Edit, delete, and restore an appointment. Print the calendar in two different views. Schedule a meeting and reserve meeting resources, reply to a meeting request, propose a new meeting time, update a meeting, track meeting responses and attendee status, and cancel a meeting. Add and edit a contact, sort and find contacts. Create tasks and notes. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6818 .

International party - May 4
All Fermilab employees, users and their families are invited to the international party at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Kuhn Barn. Please bring posters, books, traditional clothes, food, crafts or anything that will tell us about your culture. Come at 5 p.m. to set up. We will provide cups, plates, bowls, drinks and snacks. Please contact nalwo_playgroup_officers@fnal.gov for more information.

Sexual Harassment Training for FNAL Managers and Supervisors course offered May 15
There will be a discussion of sexual harassment discrimination, examples of sexual harassment behavior and Fermilab's policy on sexual harassment. For more details visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=702.

Mathematica seminars offered May 9
Mathematica will be at the training center on May 9 offering two seminars. Please visit the webpages for more information on each of the seminars. Mathematica for Engineering and Physics at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7039. Mathematica for Modeling and Data Analysis at http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7040.

Bulgarian dance workshop Apr. 26 and review May 3 at Kuhn
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to welcome back Jaap Leegwater, a world-known teacher and researcher of Bulgarian dance, for a workshop on Thursday, Apr. 26, at Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are welcome, and all ages are invited, though most of the material will be aimed at teens and adults. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Jaap will return to review his dances on Thursday, May 3. Don't miss this chance to learn from a delightful and engaging teacher! For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.

2012 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2012 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 55.5 cents per mile, effective Apr. 17, 2012

James Sewell Ballet - Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series
Hailed by Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times as “a polished gem of a chamber dance troupe,” this exquisite chamber-sized contemporary ballet company brings a dynamic choreographic vision as well as a sense of humor to the stage. Truly the "un-stuffiest" ballet you'll ever see! With music that ranges from Chopin and Stravinsky to Lady GaGa and the Bad Plus, JAMES SEWELL BALLET creates works that engages audiences of all ages. The founders envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet.

GiftTree.com Offers Mother's Day Discount
Mother's Day values expressly for Fermilab employees. Save $10 when you spend $50 or more. Valid on most gifts. Enter promo code MDAY12 during online checkout at http://www.gifttree.com, expires 5/18/12. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

NALWO - Spring Tea on Thursday, May 10
NALWO invites you to attend our Spring Tea hosted by Barbara Oddone to be held in her home from 11 AM to 1 PM at Site #29, by the Wilson Street Gate. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country to share. If you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! You may enter at the Wilson Street Entrance (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just before the gate. For additional information send email to nalwo@nal.gov or call Annamaria Feher at (630)926-4989.

Dragon II Restaurant Offers Employee Discount
Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared Asian dishes at any time or a tasty variety available in a buffet during luncheon hours and all afternoon on Sundays. Fermilab employees are entitled to a 15% discount on all items with Fermi ID. Located at 125 Roosevelt Road (Rt. 38), West Chicago. Take Rt. 59 to Joliet Street. Cross Rt. 38 and its on your left. Hours are 11am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 11a9m-11pm Friday and Saturday and noon-10pm on Sundays. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Changarro restaurant offers 15% discount to employees
Changarro Restaurant located at 1400 S. Neltnor (Rt. 59 & 38) is now offering a discount to Fermilab employees. Show Fermi I.D. for 15% off the cost of food only. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm, 5 - 9 pm and Sundays 12 - 8pm. Closed Mondays. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov.

Chicago Fire Soccer Apr. 15 and May 12
Special offer for Fermilab employees to Chicago Fire Soccer games on Apr. 15 and May 12. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jkoester@fnal.gov. For more information please visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=chicagofire&o=2496711&g=1090 .

Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates from FESS here http://fess.fnal.gov/atrium_construction.html.

Indoor soccer
Indoor Soccer: 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays in the gymnasium. For more information contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at oshinowo@fnal.gov.