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What You’re Looking For… • NIH R&W Fitness & Wellness Program……………..…………………………….…….pages 3 - 4 o FREE Fitness for You Schedule…….…………………………...………….……...page 3 o Health Screenings (Mobile Mammography), Yoga Month...………………page 4 • Institute Relay, New R&W Merchandise, Work@Life Event, Gift Show………page 5 • NIH Sailing Club, Notary Services, Business Cards…………………………………..page 6 • R&W Community Market ……………………………..………………………………….…..pages 7 - 9 o Farmers Market Corner, Recipe ……………………………………………………page 7 o 2019 Market Food Truck Schedule .………………………………………………page 8 o Farmers Market Vendors ……………………………………………………………..page 9 • NIH Vanpool………………………………………………………………………..………………page 10 • Bethesda Row Arts Festival, NYC Trip, Fall Research Festival, CFC…………..page 11 • Chevy Chase Acura R&W VIP Program………………………………………………….pages 12 - 13 • Discounted Tickets………………………………………………………………………………..pages 15 - 17 o Costco, Luray Caverns, Baltimore Aquarium……………….…………………page 15 o National Discounts (Movie Tickets, Car Rentals, Hotels).………………..page 16 o Discount Tickets in MD, VA, DC.…… ………………………………………….page 17 • Calendar……………………………………………………………………………………………….page 18


Date

Day

Time

Location

Program

Trainer

8/2

Friday

12:15pm - 1pm

RKL II Rm. 9112-9116

Interval Training

Lisa

8/5

Monday

4pm – 4:45pm

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

“Ask the Trainer”

Michael

8/6

Tuesday

11:15am – 12pm

RKL II Rm. 9112/9116

Zumba Toning

Michelle

8/6

Tuesday

12:15pm – 1pm

The Loft (T-39)

Zumba

Eloise

8/7

Wednesday

12pm – 12:45pm

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

BANG “Power Dance”

Eloise

8/7

Wednesday

1pm – 2pm

RKL II Rm. 9112/9116

Foundations of Yoga

Prema

8/8

Thursday

12:15pm – 1pm

The Loft (T-39)

Total Body Transformation

Maria

8/9

Friday

12:15pm – 1pm

The Loft (T-39)

Tabata

Ashley

8/12

Monday

12:15pm – 1pm

The Loft (T-39)

Cardio Sculpt

Alex

8/13

Tuesday

5:30pm – 6:30pm

The Loft (T-39)

Power Yoga

Aleksandra

8/15

Thursday

12pm – 12:45pm

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

BANG “Power Dance”

Linda

8/19

Monday

12pm – 12:45pm

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

Total Body Transformation

Katya

8/19

Monday

4pm – 4:45pm

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

“Ask the Trainer”

Michael

8/20

Tuesday

11:15am – 12pm

RKL II Rm. 9112/9116

“Ask the Trainer”

Shannon

8/21

Wednesday

5:45pm – 6:30pm

The Loft (T-39)

Indoor Cycling

Jeff

8/22

Thursday

11am – 11:45am

Bldg. 31 Rm. B4-C18

Yoga for YOU

Shannon

8/22

Thursday

12:15pm – 1pm

RKL II Rm. 9112/9116

WO! (Weights Only)

Charissa

8/23

Friday

6am – 7am

The Loft (T-39)

Function Fitness Training

Eddie


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2019 Mobile Mammography Screening

The George Washington Breast Cancer Center will make two more visits to NIH for our 2019 Mammography Screening. All NIH employees, their families, contractors, visiting scientists and others associated with NIH are eligible to participate. The screening dates are as follows: Thursday, August 29th – Building 10, Lot H Thursday, November 7th – Building 10, Lot H The van will be on-site from 9:30am - 3:30pm taking prescheduled appointments. Reservations can be made no more than 1-month prior of screening date. Reservations for the August screening are now open and the November screening can be made beginning October 7th. There is a minimum requirement of 15 participants for the screenings to take place and a maximum of 25 per date. Each screening is conducted by a female technologist, and a board-certified radiologist specializing in mammography will interpret the images. Appointments should take approximately 20 minutes. Most insurance companies will cover the cost (approx. $350) of the screening. To see if your insurance is accepted or to make an appointment, call 202-741-3252. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The GW Mammovan staff will call you back and schedule your appointment. Please have your insurance card and doctor’s information available when calling to make an appointment. Who is Eligible? Any woman IS eligible if she meets the following: • She is age 40 or older • She is not pregnant or breast-feeding • She does not have breast implants • She does not have any prior history of breast problems (patients who need a 6 months follow up must get a Diagnostic mammogram not Screening) • She is not having symptoms such as a lump in either breast or unusual breast pain • She has a referring physician or doctor of record (Ex. Medical Doctor, OBGYN doctor) • She has not had a mammogram within the last 12 months Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this screening should contact the R&W at 301-496-8746 and/or the Federal Relay 1-800-877-8339 or email David Browne. Requests should be made at least 10 days in advance of the appointment. For more information about mammography, breast cancer, or other types of cancer call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER or see www.nci.nih.gov. Al-Anon Provides Help for Those Involved with Substance Abuse - Al-Anon, an organization for family members of people with alcohol abuse, now welcomes family members of individuals with narcotic abuse problems to attend weekly group meetings. Al-Anon holds two weekly group meetings; Mondays and Thursdays at noon in Bldg. 31, Rm. 1B50.

September is National Yoga Month September 24th is NIH Yoga Day

Join us all September long for a variety of Yoga Month related activities including NIH Yoga Day on Tuesday, September 24th on the FAES Terrace of Bldg. 10 from 11am – 2pm. Share, deepen, and celebrate the dimensions of yoga, culminating in a celebration of National Yoga Month. Join us for FREE Yoga classes in a variety of formats. Look for more details to come in the September R&W Newsletter and on the R&W and NIH R&W Fitness ListServs.

No Group Fitness Classes August 26th – September 2nd Bldg. 31 Fitness Center Closed August 31st


Time to Start Training! The Institute Relay Is September 18th!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Go! It’s time for the 36th NIH Institute Challenge Relay and we’re taking it back to Bldg. 1. Can your team defeat the defending champs “Work Time’s Over”? The rules are the same…the Relay consists of teams of five runners each whom run a ½ mile loop around Bldg.1. All Institutes, Centers, Divisions, and Contractors are invited to enter as many teams as they wish. Each team must have men and women runners with at least two runners of the same sex (you can have a team of two females-three males or three females-two males). The race will be held on Wednesday, September 18th in front of Bldg. 1, beginning at 11:30am. It’s time to start gathering your team together so you can pick your team name and of course, start training. Put on your thinking caps and think creatively about your team name. Examples from last year include: There Is No Eye In Team, Running Out of Space, Designer Genes, ChloRide Like the Wind, Do You Even Formulate Bro?, Water You Running From?, Between a Walk and a Hard Pace and Ain’t Running No Clinical Trial. Take the next few weeks to gather for jogs around Bldg. 1 or visit the fitness centers in Bldg. 31for a run on the treadmill or elliptical machine. The relay is a great reason to set a new fitness goal while preparing for a fun event. However, the most important part of the race is to have fun and enjoy the company of your fellow NIHers. Remember, contractor teams are welcome as well as more than one team per Institute. Get your sneakers ready for some action. It’s going to be fun! Register your team of 5 for $25. We ask that each group leader also provide the name and contact info for one volunteer. Don’t forget to visit with event exhibitors as well. To volunteer or for more info contact David Browne at 301-594-2411.

Collective Goods Gift Show Returns This Fall

Collective Goods, formerly Books Are Fun, will be returning to the Bldg. 31A Lobby September 4th – 6th. Shop from a variety of books, toys, electronics, gadgets, kitchenware, stationary and more. It’s a one-stop shopping bonanza. A portion of sales comes back to R&W to allow us to continue offering great programs to the NIH community. Dates at Bldg. 10 are being finalized.

New Arrivals at R&W Stores

This month look for Science humor t-shirts, NEW NIH branded t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, lanyards and more coming in August. Stop by the R&W store at Bldg. 31 some NIH swag. These items make great gifts for summer interns to remember their time at NIH and make for great gifts from interns to their family and friends when they return home.

WorkLife@NIH Information Fair October 22nd – Bldg. 10 South Lobby

Join us in celebrating National Work and Family Month in October. SAVE THE DATE for the WorkLife@NIH Information Fair (in conjunction with the NIH Community Market) on Tuesday, October 22nd, in Bldg. 10, South Lobby, from 11am - 1pm to learn first-hand about NIH Work-Life programs, visit information tables and demonstrations, and access NIH and community resources. Keep an eye out for flyers and a global email advertising a calendar of Work and Family Month activities scheduled throughout October to assist you at every stage of your life and career at NIH. For more information, feel free to contact the NIH Child and Family Programs manager at Tonya Lee or 301-827-3250.

Are You Looking to Save Some Money?

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) was founded in 1936 and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States according to the 2016 A.M. Best market share report, published May 2017. It provides auto insurance coverage for over 15 million policy holders. NIH R&W Members could save even more on auto insurance with a special discount from GEICO. Go to the special GEICO R&W discount page to see how much more you could save today!


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Every month, and a variety of weeks and days each month, has its own designated food awareness. Every month the R&W highlights these dates and includes recipes and highlights which Community Market vendor you can purchase ingredients from.

National Food & Health Days • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Raspberry Cream Pie and IPA Day (August 1) Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2) Watermelon and Mustard Day (August 3) Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (August 4) Oyster Day (August 5) Root Beer Float Day (August 6) Raspberries and Cream Day (August 7) Frozen Custard and Zucchini Day (August 8) Rice Pudding Day (August 9) S’mores Day (August 10) Panini and Raspberry Tart Day (August 11) Julienne Fries Day (August 12) Filet Mignon and Prosecco Day (August 13) Creamsicle Day (August 14) Lemon Meringue Pie Day (August 15) Bratwurst and Rum Day (August 16) Vanilla Custard Day (August 17) Ice Cream Pie Day (August 18) Potato and Hot & Spicy Food Day (August 19) Bacon Lovers & Chocolate Pecan Pie Day (Aug. 20) Sweet Tea Day (August 21) Pecan Torte and Eat a Peach Day (August 22) Cuban Sandwich and Sponge Cake Day (August 23) Waffle and Peach Pie Day (August 24) Banana Split and Whiskey Sour Day (August 25) Cherry Popsicle Day (August 26) Pots de Crème Day (August 27) Cherry Turnover Day (August 28) Chop Suey Day (August 29) Toasted Marshmallow Day (August 30) Trail Mix Day (August 31)

A full list of National Food Days can be found here.–

National Food & Health Months • • • •

National Catfish Month National Panini Month National Peach Month National Sandwich Month

Eat Healthier, Be Healthier Try New Recipes Every Month

Look for a variety of new recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks every month in the Fitness Section of our website. Commit to get fit by eating healthier and working out.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups peach preserves or jam • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing • 2 tablespoons soy sauce • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic • 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper • 8 frenched chicken breasts • 4 ripe peaches, cut in half and pitted DIRECTIONS • Combine the peach preserves, olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, garlic and jalapeno in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Reserve ½ cup. •

Preheat the grill. Brush the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken skin-side down and cook until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking for 5 to 6 minutes. Brush both sides with the peach glaze and continue cooking until done, an additional 4 to 5 minutes.

Place the peach halves cut side down on the grill and grill for 2 minutes. Turn over, brush with the reserved 1/2 cup of peach glaze and grill until the peaches are soft, 3 to 4 more minutes.


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The R&W Community Market South Lawn of Bldg. 10

The R&W Community Market is back outdoors! Join us Tuesdays from 10am – 2pm on the South Lawn of Bldg. 10. Participating vendors are as follows: *NEW VENDOR* Dodo Farms - A One Acre Certified Naturally Grown produce farm based in Montgomery County MD. Featuring a wide variety of in-season fresh and delicious produce. The Caramel Kettle: Handcrafted popcorn and sweet treats. Specializing in kettle corn, specialty flavored popcorn, and seasonal treats for special occasions, gifts and every day. Eat Ojas: Freshly made energy bars and bites. Real ingredients, taste, and flavor! Products are vegan, soy free, preservatives free, chemical free, dairy free, and contain no artificial flavors, preservatives, chemicals or protein powders.

Community Market Food Trucks

Food trucks will be part of the R&W Community Market every Tuesday thru October 29th. This year you can expect to find the following trucks at our market. Balkanik Taste: Tasty Balkan cuisine from Bulgaria, Serbia and the rest of the Balkans. Big Cheese Truck/Java Cruiser: Purveyors of fine grilled cheeses, with nearly 20 different flavors throughout the year. CapMac: Is indulgence without regret from mac and cheese and gourmet pastas to fresh vegetables. Carnivore BBQ: Serving the best BBQ in the nation’s capital. Chix ‘n Stix: Specializes in crisp, fresh, deliciously fried chicken wings and tenders, to all beef quarter pound hot dogs, and specially seasoned “Flavor Fries.”

Tag Team Kitchen: A wide variety of fully baked pizza crusts in small and large sizes made with seasonal, locally grown produce, or our gluten and grain-free options. Pizza kits of sauce and a shredded cheese blend also available.

The Crab Cab: Bringing fresh, tasty seafood.

RavenHook Bakehouse: Highest quality artisan breads, from Cheddar Jalapeno to Rustic Italian, all-natural sweets (cookies, scones, and pound cakes) and specialty items for different occasions. From grain forward breads and seasonal sweets to special jams there is something for all.

Firehouse Subs: A variety of hot specialty subs

Cupcakes Lounge: Delicious cupcakes, pound cakes, granola and other baked goods. Products contain as much local eggs and fruits as possible. Gluten-free available. The Chocolatiers Palette: Delicious gourmet fudge and Belgian chocolate. Fudge is preservative, gluten, corn syrup and artificial flavor free. Chocolate Moonshine: A variety of fudge and over 40 flavors of Artisan Chocolate Bars, each hand painted with French Cocoa Butter. Create their own personalized 10-piece or 20piece gift box assortment. Low sugar, gluten-free, made with Belgian and French chocolates with natural and organic ingredients, including fresh fruits and roasted nuts. Randalia Bee Hives: Local raw and cream honey, pollen, hand crafted beeswax candles, bar soap, infused botanical liquid soap, beeswax body salves body lotions, lip balms, tints, salt scrubs and natural deodorants from the Eastern Shore. Phil’s Dills: A variety of flavors including wasabi, fire garlic, sweet and spicy, Old Bay and black pepper, and kosher dills. District Spice: Blends are made in DC, and contain no salt, no anti-caking agents, and no preservatives. All Things Olive: Real, fresh extra virgin olive oil. Shop from a variety of extra virgin olive oils, barrel-aged wine vinegars from Napa Valley and 18-year old balsamic vinegars from Italy. Apple Valley: Apple butter, sauces, jams and seasonal produce. PINKAVA Coffee Company: A variety of flavors available in whole bean and ground. Try a sample. Miscellaneous: Look for jewelry and craft vendors, NIH protocols, corporate sponsors and more.

El Pollo Submarine: Serving Salvadoran comfort with a twist. Many menu items are vegan or gluten-free.

GoGanics: A colorful menu with organic ingredients that are affordable and healthy. Different cooking options for customers looking to reduce calorie intake is offered. Greek on the Street: Serving authentic Greek cuisine. Holy Crepes: Serving sweet and savory flavored crepes that will melt in your mouth. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood: Baltimore’s premier and historic restaurant and crab house offers their great tasting seafood from their truck. PhoWheels: Offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, where comforting favorite dishes blend seamlessly with bold new flavors that will entice your palate. Swizzler Hot Dogs: Grass-fed beef hot dogs with a twist. Taco Bar: Offering tacos, quesadillas, and burrito bowls. Ben & Jerry’s: Enjoy scoops of ice cream, waffle cones, ice cream bars, and root beer floats. Captain Cookie and the Milkman: DC sweetest superheroes are a mobile bakery and dairy bar serving fresh-baked cookies, local creamery milk and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. IceGreen Snowballs: An icy classic with a unique Southern snowball charm. Choose from over 30 tasty flavors. Quinn’s Ice: Specializes in lactose-free soft serve, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, Belgian waffle sundaes and more. Tamo Smoothies: Delicious combinations of layered and blended fruit smoothies.

Have feedback on the food trucks? Email your thoughts to David Browne.


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Vanpooling Is Economical and Environmentally Friendly

Eric Sofranko has openings in his vanpool. The vanpool departs the Jefferson, MD Park-n-Ride/Firehouse at 5:30am and arrives at Campus/Bldg. 31 by 6:30am. The van departs Campus/Bldg. 31 at 4:15pm and arrives in Jefferson at 5:15pm. If you are interested in this Jefferson-to-Campus vanpool, contact Eric at 240-627-3585. Kathy Manigo-Lewis has openings in her vanpool. The van is scheduled Monday - Friday, 9-hour days, with AWS. It departs the Route 17 Commuter lot in Fredericksburg, VA, at 4:40am and arrives at Campus by 5:40am. The van departs campus at 3:45pm and arrives at Route 17 Commuter lot in Fredericksburg, VA by 5:15pm. Those interested contact Kathy at 301-451-1205. Tripp Wray has openings in his vanpool. The van departs Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Airy at 5:45am and arrives at Campus by 7am. The van departs campus at 4:30pm (flexible) and arrives at Trinity United Methodist Church around 6pm. Those interested should contact Tripp at 301-496-9539. Richard Buckland has openings in his vanpool. The van departs the Sharpsburg Pike Park-n-Ride, by the outlet mall at 4:30am and arrives at Campus by 5:30am. The van departs campus at 4:15pm and arrives at Sharpsburg Park-n-Ride at 6pm. If interested should contact Richard at 304-582-3113. Stacy Coleman has openings in her vanpool. The van departs from the Oxon Hill Park-n-Ride at 6:30am and arrives at Campus and Bldg. 10 by 7:10am. The van departs campus at 4:05pm and arrives in Oxon Hill Park-n-Ride at 5pm. Those interested should contact in Stacy at 301-435-4693. There are three openings in the vanpool from Ellicott City. The van leaves at 6am from Long Gate Park-and-Ride in Ellicott City and leaves at 3.30pm from Bldg. 10. South Entrance parking lot. Please contact Mukesh Garg 443-803-1234. Are You Having Trouble Controlling Your Drinking? Closed (only open to people who have trouble controlling their drinking) Alcoholics Anonymous meetings occur at noon for one hour on Monday & Friday at NIH in Bldg. 31 Rm. B4BN09 (near the NIH Fitness Center). The meetings are free and confidential. For more info call the EAP at 301-496-3164.

Homebuyer Education and Counseling is a Great Step for Aspiring Homeowners

The desire for homeownership in America remains high. In a 2017 NeighborWorks America survey, 93 percent of respondents said homeownership is important, very important or the most important. Homeownership is important to our economy, our families and our communities and a key vehicle for wealth accumulation. Census data cited in the 2017 National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) State of Housing in Black America report says that 69 percent of an American house-hold’s net worth is attributable to the net equity in their home. Becoming a homeowner is an exciting journey, and preparation is a key to success. Home-buyer education and counseling agencies are important resources to help aspiring homeowners prepare for and navigate the homebuying process to be-come sustainable homeowners. Through education and understanding of what to expect, homebuyers can get in a home and be successful homeowners over their lifetime. Homebuyer counseling offers one-on-one sessions with a HUD-approved counselor who tailors interactions to the prospective homebuyer’s situation and homeownership needs. Counseling helps prospective homebuyers gain confidence and information needed to take the next step toward buying a home with activities that include budgeting, identifying credit challenges and guidance to improve their credit score, debt reduction strategies and helping to determine afford-ability based on income and debt. Counseling also helps to dispel common myths about obtaining a mortgage loan, like “a 20 percent down payment is required to own a home.” That is not true and holds many homebuyers back from making the step forward and actually applying for a mortgage. Homebuyer education focuses on the basic concepts of homeownership but is not specific to a transaction. Also provided by a HUD-approved agency, topics covered in these classes include the homebuying process, how to maintain a home and the importance of good credit. Homebuyer education classes can be helpful for aspiring homeowners who have been approved for a loan but need information on better understanding the process to achieve and sustain homeownership. At Wells Fargo we believe in the value homebuyer education and counseling can bring to those seeking homeownership. It’s a significant component of our $60 billion lending commitment to increase African-American homeownership by 2027. In the commitment we pledged to dedicate $15 million to support initiatives for homebuyer education and counseling for African-American families. In our first year, we have provided more than $1.8 million toward this goal in the first year. Wells Fargo also collaborates with a number of agencies to bring homebuyer education and counseling into communities across the country. Here in Washington, D.C., Wells Fargo has been a sponsor of the DC Housing Expo hosted by DC Housing and Community Development and the Greater Washington Urban League for the past eight years. Homebuyer education is a requirement of the NeighborhoodLIFT program, a national collaboration between Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America that also provides down payment assistance grants. It’s important to us at Wells Fargo that our customers are successful homeowners. And we believe that homebuyer education and counseling should be components of the homeowner-ship journey, especially for first-time homebuyers.


22nd Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival Shopping, Music, Food and More!

“Taste of” Luncheon at Fall NIH Research Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 6pm and Sunday, October 13th from 10am – 5pm for a wonderful fall weekend where the Bethesda Row is turned into a lively fine art gallery featuring museum quality work of 190 juried artists from around the country. For sale will be the finest in: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. Widely recognized as the best fine arts festival in the area, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival has been recognized as one of the top 25 fine art shows in the United States, and the event will benefit the NIH Charities. Festival activities will include an Art Sale benefitting the Charities, artist demonstration tent, children’s art activities, live acoustic stage performances, street performers, and high-quality outdoor food vendors. This outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row, located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues and Elm Street, east of Arlington Road. Ample parking is available in the area's County and private garages. Visit the festival website for more info.

The Technical Sales Association (TSA) will host the 2019 Fall NIH Research Festival Tent show in Lot 10H outside of Bldg. 10 South on Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th. A large group of exhibitors will display stateof-the-art equipment supplies and services by leading regional and national biomedical research suppliers. Join the R&W for the “Taste of” portion of the event on Thursday, September 12th from 11:30am – 2pm. Participating restaurants are being finalized and will be announced in the September R&W Newsletter. On Friday, September 13th three to be determined food trucks will be serving lunch from 11am – 2pm.

R&W Club Frederick Presents: A New York City Holiday Day Trip December 6, 2019

CFC Kickoff – October 16th

Whether you spend the day sight-seeing, shopping, enjoying the holiday lights or taking in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show, your day is sure to be memorable! The day begins BRIGHT and EARLY departing from Mt. View Middle School at 7am sharp and returning around 11pm. Mt View Middle is located at 12101 Woodford Drive Marriottsville, MD (Howard County) conveniently located just off Route 70E. Member Only Pricing: • Spend the day on your own - just $70 Transportation only • For an additional $80 enjoy the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Morning snack, juice and movies included, as well as, suggested list of things to do, games, maps and expert advice about what to do while in New York. Limited number of tickets available only through August 30. ALL SALES FINAL! Cash, Credit Card or Checks payable to: R&W Club Frederick due at time of sign-up. Contact Susie Culler at 301-846-1093.

R&W Notary Services to Assist NIH Employees

Need a notary? The R&W has a list of NIH employees who are notaries and can assist you with getting documents notarized. If you are notary you’d like to offer your services, free of charge, contact David Browne with your contact information and a copy of your notary certificate. Become a notary public.

Order Your Business Cards Thru R&W

The R&W offers business cards produced by AAA Color Card Company, who has provided quality business cards for government and military employees since 1976. Order online and have them mailed directly to you. Prices start at $38.

Fall R&W Local Business Vendor Fair

The R&W is bringing back the Local Business Vendor Fair on Wednesday, October 30th from 10am – 1:30pm in the South Lobby of Bldg. 10. Learn about special offers a variety of businesses including hotels, apartments, insurance, mobile phone and more. More info will be available in the September R&W Newsletter. The National Eye Institute (NEI) is leading the 2019 NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The NIH CFC Kickoff will be held on Wed., October 16th from 11am - 1pm in front of Bldg. 1. Join NIH Leadership and special guests in support of the CFC and Show Some Love to your favorite CFC charity. There will be music, charities you can support, and great food for sale from some of the top DC-area food trucks. The CFC is one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising drives in the world and NIH is excited to kick off its 2019 season of giving. This event will take place rain or shine under a tent. More information will be available in the September R&W Newsletter.


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Purchase Your R&W Membership Today

If you haven’t already, make sure to join the R&W, for only $9! Memberships are good for 365 days. R&W Members can purchase tickets, join R&W clubs, join Costco as a new member, get discounts in R&W stores and more. Join at the Bldg. 31 R&W store or preferably online. After adding a membership to your cart, click on the Cart icon in the menu bar, proceed to checkout, and once you’ve entered the appropriate information on the next screen click Proceed to PayPal to make payment. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a membership, they will handle the payment transaction with your credit card.

Join Costco and Start Saving Today

Join Costco through the R&W for $55 and receive 3 free items plus over $55 in coupons. This offer is for new Costco members only and exclusive to R&W members. Sign into your account and visit the Member Discounts section to take advantage of this offer.

Discount Coupon for Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is the most popular cavern in Eastern America with guided tours along well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. R&W Members receive $6 off up to six adult admission tickets to Luray Caverns. Visit the R&W’s Member Discounts.

Discount Tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore Available Online Thru R&W

The R&W provides its members the ability to purchase tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Discounted admission tickets are available to R&W Members thru the R&W website. Save up to $8.

Discount on Gifts and Gift Baskets from Our Gift Biz

Our Gift Biz, located in Rockville, MD, is pleased to offer NIH employees, family and friends a discount of 5% off every day on all orders, gifts and baskets (not including tax and shipping). Gift baskets can be customized to suit your needs. Use code “NIH 2019” to receive the discount. View their selection online and call their gift gurus at 240-406-8701 to help you place your order.


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Attraction Discounts Across the US

R&W members can purchase tickets to a variety of parks, shows and more all over the country thru TicketsAtWork.com. Once you register to be an R&W member or have logged into your account, click on Member Discounts and then click on the TicketsAtWork ad. Upon registering for TicketsAtWork you will have access to a variety of different entertainment options.

Purchase discount tickets to a variety of Cirque Du Soleil shows nationwide. Prefer a Broadway play? We’ve got you covered! If you’re heading to Vegas take in a different show for every night of the week. Discounts vary by show!

Before purchasing tickets or offers thru TicketsAtWork.com make sure to completely read the instructions for how the tickets work and if they are name specific.

Attraction Discounts Across the US iFLY creates true free fall conditions using a vertical wind

See the biggest blockbusters at a discounted price. Movie Tickets are available to a variety of theaters across the country.

tunnel which generates 1600 horse power creating a wall-towall cushion of air on which you safely float. There’s no parachute, no airplane jumping and nothing attaching you to Earth! It’s the most incredible adrenaline rush! Discounts available nationwide including Baltimore, Loudon (VA) and Montgomery (MD). Save 10% - 25%!

See summer’s hottest movies like Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Hobbs & Shaw and more. Save up to 55%!

Did you know that you can purchase tickets to most Sporting Events thru TicketsAtWork? Catch the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Redskins in Dallas, attend a WWE PPV, Manchester United in the English Premiere League and more! Discounts vary!

Witness epic battles of steel and steed while feasting on a meal fit for a king at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Live jousting, sword fights and six knights who chivalrously vie to become King’s Champion. See Medieval Times across the US including Hanover (MD). Save over 35%!

Great Wolf Lodge, the largest family of indoor water park

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Catch the hottest musical and comedic acts as they tour locally or across the country. Tickets are available to concerts and performances worldwide, even if they’re sold out. Discounts vary!

Rental Car discounts providers such as Enterprise, Hertz,

Dollar and National. Save up to 25%!

resorts, defies the weather outside with an experience that has young and old soaking in the fun! Built for families and designed for maximum fun with everything under one roof. Reserve your stay around the US including Poconos (PA) and Williamsburg (VA). Discounts vary!

Reserve a hotel stay at over 225,000 hotels around the world. Get advanced booking savings, last-minute deals and be on the lookout for the Best Rate Guarantee symbol! Save up to 60%!


Maryland Parks and Attractions

Virginia Parks and Attractions

Six Flags America is the Nation's Capital of Thrills featuring

At Water Country USAÂŽ, Virginia's largest water park, visitors can splash and slide the summer away. The park offers fun for the entire family with a retro surf theme, resort-style amenities and more than 25 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions. Save up to 40%!

more than 100 exciting rides, games, shows and attractions including Hurricane Harbor waterpark, free with park admission. Get two parks for the price of one! Save over 40%!

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third oldest zoo in the

US and is internationally known for its contributions in conservation and research. Over 1,500 animals are represented in the Zoo’s varied natural habitat exhibits. Save over 40%!

Virginia Parks and Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. For every person who wants to understand this country, this is your place. Ticket offers and discounts vary. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Washington DC Attractions

At Busch Gardens Williamsburg you can visit England, France, New France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland all in one day. Save up to 40%!

The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the world providing a global perspective on the vital role intelligence has played in world history and continues to play today. Step into the shoes of a spy and receive an undercover mission and test your skills thru state-of-the-art interactives and immersive RFID technology. Save over 20%!

From live shows and thrill rides to Soak City and Planet Snoopy, Kings Dominion is a perfect family destination. Park discounts vary!

At Madame Tussauds Washington DC can you meet all 45 U.S. presidents, the world's most fascinating celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures, and sports icons. Save up to 35%!

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

features over 30 slides and attractions guaranteed to make you grin! Located 2 miles south of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with FREE parking, sunscreen and inner tubes! Save up to 25%!

Looking for Discounts to Parks and Attractions Across the US? Check out the July 2019 R&W Newsletter.

The Newseum has 7 levels of interactive exhibits, 15 exhibition galleries and documentary theaters and the best view of the U.S. Capitol. Save up to 25%!


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Official Publication of the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association. Providing information on Events at NIH, Member Discounts, Fitness Offering...

August 2019 NIH R&W Digital Newsletter  

Official Publication of the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association. Providing information on Events at NIH, Member Discounts, Fitness Offering...

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