CFC Charity Fair
Walter Reed Bethesda will host a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity Fair on Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the lobby of Building 19 (America Building). Various charitable organizations under the CFC umbrella will be on hand to provide information about the resources they have to offer. Keyworkers will be available to answer any questions about CFC, the largest, annual workplace giving fundraiser, currently underway through Dec. 15. For more information, call Army Capt. Michael Baker at 301-956-5434.
Federal Benefits Open Season
The 2012 Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. During the open season, federal employees may change their healthcare plans. The Office of Personnel Management has issued several Benefits Administration Letters (BALs) in anticipation of the 2012 open season. BALs can be found at www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/bals/bal12.asp. All employees are encouraged to review their current enrollment for premium changes since an increase in premiums is not a quality of life event to change enrollment outside of open season. Premium rates are available at www.opm.gov/insure/health/rates/index.asp, www.o pm.gov/insure/dental/rates/index.asp, and www.o pm.gov/insure/vision/rates/index.asp. For more information, call the Civilian Human Resources Center at 301-319-8387.
Diwali Hindu Festival
The Pastoral Care Department will host a program to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, on Nov. 16 in the chapel in Building 8, first floor, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, email Chaplain (Capt.) Pratima Dharm at Pratima.dh armhealth.mil.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays (except for the first Monday of the month), Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 12:50 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Building 8, Rm. 2230 (Chaplain’s Conference Room). For more information, call 301-503-1210.