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New R&W Services at the NIH

The Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, is pleased to announce new and returning services to our employees, patients and visitors in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W).
Employee Stores:
The Building 31 R&W employee store has relocated to Room 31/1W08 (first floor, main corridor near the cafeteria). The store is offering NIH logo items, gifts, cards and other items. The other employee store locations in Building 10/B1, Building 10/CRC and Rockledge 2 will remain the same, but all will have expanded store hours of 8:00am – 3:45pm every day.
NIH Beauty & Barber Shop:
The Building 10 Beauty and Barber Shop re-opened its doors on January 12 after an extensive renovation and refreshing. Our two master barbers are now joined by a female stylist, allowing the shop to broaden the scope of services provided. The NIH community, primarily patients, but also staff, can walk-in to the facility from 8:30am – 4:30pm or call 301-496-3019 to schedule an appointment. Also visit (R&W site is temporarily down. R&W Phone Number: 301-496-6061) for additional information including pricing and specials.  
Winter Farmer’s Market:
The NIH Farmer’s Market has found a new home for the winter in the Building 10, South Lobby. The Winter Farmer’s Market will be open every Tuesday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Visit (R&W site is temporarily down. R&W Phone Number: 301-496-6061) for more details and list of participating vendors.  
Flower Service at the Clinical Center:
The R&W has partnered with a local florist to bring flowers to the R&W Employee Store in the lobby of the Building 10/Clinical Research Center. Flowers and arrangements are now available for purchase every day, and orders for bouquets and arrangements can be submitted for same day delivery. Please see store attendant for more details.
Fitness Centers:
Get 'Fit the Right Way' with the R&W NIH Fitness Program. The NIH R&W Fitness Centers (Building 31, T-39 and Rockledge 2) will continue to help you in your effort to become a healthier you with energizing programs and classes. The Fitness Centers provide members with the latest strength training and cardio equipment along with Personal Training, various group exercise classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Crossfit Daily Medicine, Group Indoor Cycling, and many more. In 2015, take advantage of new programs including 'New Year New You' Fitness Demos, Mind Body Classes, Personal Training Workshops, and wellness outreach programs. 
Information about all the new R&W programs can be found on the website: (R&W site is temporarily down. R&W Phone Number: 301-496-6061). Take a minute to visit the site and let the R&W bring a little more fun to your everyday life at NIH. For more information you may contact the R&W directly at 301-496-6061, or the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services on 301-402-8180. 

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