Fermilab Today December 31, 2012 - January 04, 2013

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International Folk Dancing Thursday evenings in Kuhn Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. Save the date of Saturday, March 2, for the group's special 25th Anniversary party! More info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

Building Bionics Lecture - January 18 - Fermilab Lecture Series
Amazing developments are being made each day in the possibilities for those with limb loss. Dr. Kuiken has been renowned for his research in developing a surgical technique called Targeted Muscle Reinnervation(TMR). With TMR it is possible to take the residual nerves in an amputated limb and transfer them to spare muscle and skin in or near the limb. The nerves grow into this muscle, and then the surface EMG over this muscle can be used as an additional control signal. To date, this surgery has been successful in fifty patients. Here the latest when Dr. Todd Kuiken of Northwestern Univ. speaks at Ramsey Auditorium on Jan. 18 at 8 pm Tickets $7 by calling 840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture

Gallery Chamber Series - Metropolis Quartet - Jan. 20 @ 2:30
Gallery Chamber Series takes place in the intimate 2nd floor art gallery with Sunday afternoon concerts, followed by a reception with the performers. Our first artists of the 2013 season are the Metropolis Quartet. Metropolis performs the major oboe quartet (oboe, violin, viola, cello) repertoire, written by composers such as Mozart, J.C. Bach and Benjamin Britten. They also seek out lesser-known works by composers, and take familiar melodies and perform their own arrangements. Each performance is a mix of wonderful compositions, memorable melodies and fun conversation between the musicians and audience. Tickets $17/$42 for all 3 concerts of seriesby calling 840.ARTS - www.fnal.gov/culture

Fermilab Arts Series - Tomas Kubinek - Jan. 26 @ 7 p.m.
"Absolutely expert and consistently charming!" - The New York Times Billed as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, the one and only Dr. Professor Tomas Kubinek is also a comic genius, a virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-around charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, Mr. Kubinek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals of culture. Tickets $22/$11 for ages 18 and under - 840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture - Note Family Friendly 7 p.m. start time

Employee Discounts on AAA Membership
New discount for Fermilab employees! Save on AAA Membership, Auto and Home Insurance. AAA members $AVE at thousands of local and national hotels, restaurants and retailers. Membership discounts are effective now in IL, IN and WI…insurance discounts will be effective 2/1/13 in IL. To join AAA or get an insurance quote in Il (Code EP021), please contact Mike Weseen at 630-587-7700 x212 / mdweseen@aaachicago.com. WI employees, please contact Matt Staley at 847-258-0237 / mpstaley@aaachicago.com. Already a member of AAA, contact the agent for the state where you reside and ask him to apply the Fermilab group discount at your renewal! You may also contact AAA Customer Service at 1-888-203-2606.

Zumba Offered Tuesdays and Fridays
Zumba will be offer two classes in January. Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26 from 12-12:45pm in the Fitness Center. Fee is $50. Zumba will also be offered on Fridays, January 11 - March 1 from 12-12:45pm in the Fitness Center. Fee is $50. For registration information go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html or contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548

Yoga Begins January 8
The next session of Yoga will be held on Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26 from noon - 1pm in the Auditorium. This class is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience. Fee is $90. For registration information go to http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html or contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548

Butts & Guts Offered Mondays and Wednesday
Butts and Guts will offer two classes starting in January. Mondays, January 7 - February 25 (no class 1/21) from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center. Fee is $52. Wednesdays, January 9 - February 27 from 12-12:45pm at the Fitness Center. Fee is $58. Gym membership is NOT required. For more info or to register http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html or contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548

Indoor Soccer
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.

Timecard Instructions for Non Exempt employees working on half holidays
For all Non Exempt employees that work on the half holidays Dec. 24 or Dec 31: You must enter the work rule HALF HOLIDAY in the Transfer column when reporting hours worked on the half holiday. This is necessary whether you work the normal 4 hours or if you work more than 4 hours. If you will be off the entire day as half holiday and half vacation or float holiday then you do not need to use the work rule transfer of Half Holiday.

January 2013 timecards and Float Holiday
As in previous years, the 2013 Float Holiday will not be available for use on your January 2013 timecards. You will be able to select and use it beginning Feb. 1, 2013. If you plan on using your 2013 float holiday in January 2013 please e-mail the Payroll Manager at lsmith@fnal.gov before you complete your timecard.

English country dancing Sunday, January 6, 2013
English country dancing will meet Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Kuhn 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 $60. 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.