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English country dancing Sunday, January 6, 2013
English country dancing will meet Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 until 5 p.m. There will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. Newcomers are always welcome. We will be going over dances for our upcoming New Year's Ball weekend, Jan. 19-20. Dancing will continue the first Sunday of each month through next May. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or go to http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/

Martial Arts Classes
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on January 7th. 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 - 6 PM 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.

Barn Dance Dec. 16
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Kolleen, Tony, & Lynn and calling by Dan Saathoff. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Director search mini-town hall meeting for students and postdocs - Dec. 12
All Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association officers and members are invited to attend a briefing and question-and-answer session with the search committee on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 9 to 9:30 a.m., in One West. More information on the Fermilab Director Search Committee is available on the Director Search website: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/directorsearch/index.html.

Physics for Everyone lecture on Wed., Dec. 12
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, IARC Project Manager/ILC Program Director Bob Kephart will give a talk on the Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC), a new facility currently under construction at Fermilab. The talk will include time for questions and answers. "Physics for Everyone" is a non-technical lecture series about Fermilab science and culture. Information on upcoming lectures and video of previous lectures is available on the series website at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/everyone/index.html. This lecture series is organized by the Diversity Council Subcommittee for Non-Scientific and Non-Technical Employees.

Give the gift that everyone can use!
This holiday avoid the crowds this year. Purchase a Visa® Gift Card at any Abri Credit Union branch. You can use it anywhere Visa® debit cards are accepted and they are replaceable if lost or stolen. Holiday designs are available and you choose the amount you want to give, anywhere from $10 up to $500. Stop by today to get the perfect gift. For more information visit: http://www.abricu.com/home/accounts/prepaid/gift.

School's Out Day Camp
School's Out Day Camp to be held December 26, 27, 28, January 2, 3, 4: childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per camper/per day. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, December 19. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 campers register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email daycare@fnal.govday to register.

Service Desk staffing hours have been extended
The Service Desk has extended its staffing hours to better serve its customers. The new hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Revised Procedures for Researchers document available online
A revised version of PFX, the document describing procedures for researchers at Fermilab, is now available at http://www.fnal.gov/directorate/PFX/PFX.pdf. The new version of the document addresses the changes that have occurred since May 2011, the date of the previous version. Researchers and service providers are invited to send suggestions and corrections to PFX@fnal.gov in order to ensure it stays useful and up-to-date.

Learn how to reduce clearance through customs from hours to minutes - Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West -- and streamed live
If you travel overseas, plan to attend a presentation by Fermilab International Services (in collaboration with the Users Executive Committee) on Global Entry, a program that allows for expedited clearance through immigration and customs on return to the U.S. During live streaming of the presentation at http://www-visualmedia.fnal.gov/live.htm, questions will be accepted via email at visaoffice@fnal.gov. After, the recording of the presentation slides will be available at visas.fnal.gov. You need not attend the presentation to participate in the Application Interview Event at Fermilab on February 28. Email visas.fnal.gov to request to be scheduled for an interview.

Sign Up for An Honest Approach to Weight Management
Kronos Weight Management is a free 12-week course for sustainable weight loss. No gimmicks, no drugs, no weigh-ins, no pre-packaged foods to buy. Kronos Weight Management helps you end the cycle of losing weight and gaining it back with a plan you can live with. In a convenient workplace meetings led by Kronos Health Educators, you’ll receive healthy doses of education, support and common sense. Our honest lifestyle approach leads to realistic and sustainable results - on average, participants lose up to 2 pounds a week and keep it off! Thursdays, 12 - 1pm, 01/10/2013 - 03/28/2013. Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II. Pre-register by December 21 at https://www.registerformyevent.com/Fermi_LMP.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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