Today at Berkeley Lab

Employee Discount for Jan. 31 Berkeley Symphony Concert

Special rates are available for the Berkeley Symphony upcoming concert “Britten and Bernstein” on Thursday Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab employees can purchase $20 tickets (front and rear orchestra) using code LABGRAD20 and $10 tickets (rear balcony) using code LABGRAD10. Purchase here or call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

Happy Holidays From the Lab’s Photo Club

Contributing photographers are Michael Wehner, Monique Fix, Tina Declerck, John Christensen, Stephanie Daglia, Spencer Klein, Karen Lingua, Janie Page, and Arkadeep Kumar. Go here to view their images and for more on the Photo Club.

Employee Activity Association Budget Applications Due Dec. 14

Budget applications for FY19 are due this Friday for any existing or new Employee Activities Association clubs. The application packet should be sent as a PDF to [email protected] by Dec. 14. Those who have already submitted an application should forward it to [email protected]. Budgets must include only allowable items. Go here to see what is allowable.

Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Funny/Humorous/Fun’ Contest

Doug Lockhart (retired) won first place, while Stephen Czarnecki and Lockhart tied for second place, John O’Brien and Tom Ruegg tied for third place, and John Christensen won fourth place. Go here to see the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 13

The craft fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, desserts, candies, local honey, soap, hand-sewn bags, photography, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, succulents, and seasonal decorations. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Go here for a list of items for sale.

Learn About India at Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

After exploring France and Poland, the Postdoc Association’s cultural lunch series will this time travel to India, guided by Venkitesh Ayyar of NERSC. Learn more about this country at noon today in Perseverance Hall. Bring your lunch. More>

Join ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ Challenge

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with loved ones, but it doesn’t have to include weight gain. According to the Health Services, it’s possible to enjoy all the celebrations of the season while continuing to focus on your health. Consider joining the Lab’s “Maintain Don’t Gain” Challenge, an informal six-week program designed to help you stay focused on healthy eating and activities during the holiday season. Sign up here.

Postdoc Association Hosts International Thanksgiving Potluck

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association invites employees and their families to join an international Thanksgiving potluck party on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., at 2030 Addison St., Suite 640B, in downtown Berkeley. Attendees are encouraged to bring their signature national dish. Go here to RSVP.

Jerry Nazareta Wins Lab Golf Club Championship

Jerry Nazareta of UC Berkeley was crowned “Golfer of the Year,” besting runner-up Jin-Young Jung (Engineering Division) at the Lab Golf Club’s final tournament on Nov. 10. The Golf Club holds tournaments each month, from March through November. For information on joining the club, contact Patty Giuntoli.

Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Forgotten Objects’ Contest

John Christensen (EESA) won first place, with Haris Mahic (ALS) in second, John O’Brien (EESA) and Arkadeep Kumar (ETA) tied for third, and Janie Page (ETA) in fourth. Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.