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Fermilab Heartland Blood Drive December 10 & 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m
Fermilab will host a walk-in only Heartland Blood Drive on December 10 & 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the WH ground floor training room. Anyone interested in giving a DRC donation should contact Diana at x3771 for an appointment. Our October drive collected 84 lifesaving units of blood. Please don’t forget to redeem your gifts online at https://www.membersforlife.org/heartland. Your donation can save 3 lives. Happy Holidays to all!

Employee Discount at Journey Cycle and BMX
Journey Cycle and BMX, located in Aurora at Kirk and Butterfield Road, will be celebrating the season by offering 15% off the purchase of a new bike and/or 10% off any service or accessory when customers bring in a used bike for donation. Bicycles will be cleaned and tuned up and donated to a local organization including Hesed House and DuPage PADS. The program is running through December 20, 2012. Journey Cycle and BMX is a full service shop new to the Kane County area, providing a variety of cycles for men, women, children and avid BMX riders. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

AFS Passwords To Be Discontinued Beginning December 11
Soon, users of AFS passwords will have one fewer password to remember. Passwords used to log in to AFS (not Kerberos credentials, which grant access to AFS as well as other services) will be discontinued beginning December 11 to be complete by December 13. If you access AFS via UNIX, Linux or Mac (using your MIT Kerberos credentials) or via Windows (using NetID Manager), this change will have no impact on you. If you use an AFS password to access AFS, you will need to take one of the actions in the "What Do You Need To Do?" section of this article from the Service Desk at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010730.

Playgroup Holiday Party
All Fermilab families are welcome to join us for games, crafts and a visit from Santa in the Kuhn Barn on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share. To register by December 6, visit our website at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/nalwo/playgroup.html

Wilson Hall super science stocking stuffer sale - Dec. 4-5
The Education Office will be hosting their annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall next to 1 West on December 4 & 5, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Come get Fermilab apparel and science toys! Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. For more information call or email Andrea at x8259 or avarry@fnal.gov.

Fermilab's Holiday Celebration on Dec. 13
Thursday, December 13, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Atrium Celebrate with your Fermilab colleagues and coworkers. Join in on the fun and bring your family -- we will provide pizza, salad and soft drinks. Enjoy the festive holiday entertainment in the Atrium: The Fermilab Singers will perform in fine style, Fermilab Daycare children will sing songs and Luciano Ristori will amaze us with his magical talents. If you would like to share a favorite family cookie or dessert, please bring it on a disposable plate or tray. Questions? Email debseb@fnal.gov.

Holiday stress relief massages - Dec. 20
Don't let the holidays stress you out. Free massages on Thursday, December 20th, WH1W Small Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov to reserve your massage. Compliments of Brinka Health and Wellness Center.

No International Folk Dancing on Thanksgiving, but dancing every Thursday through December
International Folk Dancing will not meet this Thursday on Thanksgiving (11/22), but will meet every Thursday in December, as usual at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. On Dec. 27, a special dance party is planned to welcome visitors who are back in town for the holidays. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

NALWO Holiday Tea
Please come to NALWO's WINTER HOLIDAY TEA,Tuesday, December 4, 11 am until 1 pm. Hosted by Barbara Oddone. To be held at her home, Site #29, just outside the Wilson Street gate. You may come to the entrance at Wilson Street (from Kirk Road) and turn right at the driveway just before the guardhouse. Please bring a favorite dessert or appetizer from your country, but if you cannot bring a treat, please come anyway! For additional information contact nalwo@fnal.gov or Rose Moore at (630)208-9309.

C2ST screening of A Beautiful Mind - Dec. 6
On Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., the University of Chicago and the Chicago Council for Science and Technology will screen "A Beautiful Mind", the first screening of the new Science on the Screen series.

Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

Advance tix recommended: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/events/a%20beautiful%20mind/2012-12-6_18.00/the%20screening%20room,%20logan%20center?back=2&area=d6077c67-f0c7-4f0c-8950-313b754a473f&type=ga

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Nobel laureate and UChicago economist Roger Myerson and UChicago psychiatrist Michael Marcangelo, MD.

Visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/content/science-screen for more info.

Environment, Safety & Health Fair - November 29, 15th floor
Come to the Environment, Safety & Health Fair on the 15th floor from 11:30-1:00 and have some fun. Topics include: Winter Sports Safety, Traffic Safety, Heating Hazards, Holiday Safety and many others. There will be raffles and giveaways to make your winter safe for you and your family.

Indoor Soccer
6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Professional development courses

Ruby course offered Jan 22 - 24. Learn the fundamentals of the Ruby programming language. For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7339 .

Writing for Results: Email and More class offered Nov. 29. Learn the strategies and objective benchmarks you need to improve every email or memo you write. You'll also learn how to address any weaknesses in your writing and how to build on your strengths over time. For more information or to enroll, please visit: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

Fermilab employee discounts

Fermilab discount for the play "QED" - a day in the life of Richard Feynman
Tickets are regularly $25 but by following the link below, Fermilab employees can purchase $20 tickets. Tickets are $18 if there is a group of 10 or more http://fermilab.eventbrite.com password: fermilab. The show runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Here are some links to recent reviews: Chicago Sun-Times = "Highly Recommended" - Hedy Weiss http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/15947636-421/qed-a-tour-de-force-for-rob-riley.html. New City = "Recommended" - Johnny Oleksinski http://newcitystage.com/2012/10/29/review-qedtheatre4humanity/ .

Country House Employee Discount
A discount of 20% will be given on the food portion of any check paid by a Fermilab employee. You must present a current valid Fermilab ID to receive discount. Promotion is available for lunch or dinner every day of the week, even on carry outs. Discount may not be used for alcohol and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or offer. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

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