Today at Berkeley Lab

Ukulele Club Hosts Polynesian Songs Workshop

Learn how to pronounce and sing Hawaiian and Tahitian song lyrics using an easy-to-learn emphasis on phonetics. The free workshop starts at noon on Friday, May. 6, in Building 2-100B and will run for four weeks every Friday. For more information, contact lbl-uke-club@lbl.gov.

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Last Wellness Tips Class on May 3

The class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Wellness tips plus head-to-toe and eye exercises will be shared with participants. This is the last class led by Tennessee Gock, president of the PASSport to Wellness Club, as she is retiring. E-mail tgock@lbl.gov for more information.

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Earth Month Walk Rescheduled for April 26; A Few Spots Left

Due to rain on April 22, the Lab Environmental Walk has been rescheduled for April 26 at noon. Get some exercise, meet some new people, and learn about the Lab’s unique flora, fauna, geology, and hydrology. More details are in the Earth Month calendar. Only a few spots are left, so register asap. If there is sufficient interest, a future walk may be scheduled.

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Retirees Working at the Lab Invited to Join Ex-Ls Group

As members, retirees and their spouses will receive invitations to the group’s quarterly luncheons with featured speakers (the next scheduled for May 19), a quarterly newsletter, and opportunities to network. To sign up, send e-mail to EXLS@berkeley.edu. Go here for more information.

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Lab Postdoc Association Launches Logo Competition

All employees are invited to submit designs in .jpg, .pdf, or .png format, less than less than 5MB in size. The design should incorporate either “Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association” or its acronym “BLPA.” Send submission to Sinead Griffin by 5 p.m. on May 3. Go here for more on the group.

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Administrative Professionals Day BBQ Rescheduled to April 29

The Lab’s administrative professionals are invited to stop by the Guest House patio between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some food, beverage and appreciation. Go here to RSVP.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on April 21

Spring break and holiday schedules can impact donor availability and the blood supply. Do your part by donating on Thursday, April 21, when The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (enter Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Nominations Now Open for Lab Employee Recognition Program

Administered by Human Resources in conjunction with the Directorate, the awards recognize teams and individuals for significant accomplishments advancing the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Any Lab employee may submit a nomination. Honorees will be acknowledged at a special ceremony and reception. Go here for nomination forms and eligibility criteria. Submissions are due by May 6.

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New Postdoc Association Announces Inaugural Board Members

In addition to co-chairs, secretary, and treasurer, posts include historian, public relations, outreach, sports & activities, and national postdoc association liaison. More>

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Wood’ Theme Contest Selected

First place went to John Christensen (EESA), second to Doug Lockhart (Facilities), third to Joost Daniels (ATAP), and fourth to both Randy Roig (EHS) and Doug Lockhart. Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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