NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY
Who belongs to NALWO? -
All women (or spouses)
associated with Fermilab (and their families). Visitors and
newcomers are especially encouraged to join NALWO activities. Fermilab women are
welcome to bring guests from outside the Lab community to NALWO activities.
What does NALWO do?
The organization sponsors:
Conversation classes are meeting Wednesdays mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to
11:00 a.m., in the Music Room at the Users Center.
Meetings are free, there is no need to sign-up and you may begin any time!
You can reach the English class teachers with questions by emailing NALWO_ENGLISH_TEACHERS@fnal.gov
If you wish to subscribe to the English class email list (which provides
useful information about class schedule changes), go to this
NALWO sponsors a cooperative playgroup for families with pre-school aged
children that meets weekly at the Users
Center. While there are
currently not enough families for regular meetings of the group, there are
still holiday parties open to everyone. You may also subscribe to a listserve
which will provide updated information on local activities. For more information please visit the NALWO Playgroup page .
NALWO holds special programs such
as cooking demonstrations, crafts workshops, lectures, informal music
programs. Although occasionally presented by outside guests, most of these
programs are prepared and presented by NALWO members. We encourage you to
present your special talents. You do the planning and preparation; we help
with the invitations, publicity, and room reservations. Send us your ideas for new activities to email@example.com.
We are always happy to hear from you.
Village Book and Munch Club – 7 Sauk Circle, Fermilab Village or Site 29,
monthly March – May, ( 3/16, 4/13, 5/11) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - to participate contact Irma
Almirall-Padamsee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creation’s Birthday – a
play by Hasan Padamsee about Edwin Hubble and his battle with Albert
Einstein, to be presented March 26 – April 19, 2015, at the Athenaeium
Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. Discounted tickets available for
Playgroup 2015 Fermilab Village Easter Egg Hunt – Wednesday, April 8, 5 p.m., Users’
Center Music Room. All Fermilab families welcome, but please RSVP by April 1
to Michaela Zalesakova at email@example.com
Half Century Coursera.org Course at Irma Almirall-Padamsee’s house in
Fermilab Village – Tuesday mornings dates to be determined REGISTRATION
EXTENDED – contact Irma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, and English Country Dancing
NALWO sponsors three recreational dance groups open to everyone from
Fermilab and the surrounding communities. International Folk Dance is every
Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Scottish Country Dancing is
every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., and English Country
Dancing is held once a month on a Sunday afternoon. The dance groups meet in
the Village Barn on the east side of the Fermilab site from September to May
and the weekday groups move to Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall, Fermilab's
High-rise, during the summer. In all groups, the dances are taught, and you
don't need to come with a partner. Children are welcome, but no babysitting
is provided; children either dance or do quiet activities. For more
information, contact email@example.com
or Mady Newfield at (630) 584-0825.
NALWO sponsors day trips to places of interest in Chicago and the surrounding area such as museums,
ethnic neighborhoods, architectural walks, and natural parks.
NALWO occasionally hosts potluck dinners the Village. They are open to
anyone from the Lab and their guests. Each person or family brings a dish of
food to share.
The Toy Library is in the music room of the User's Center. Toys may be
borrowed from this room for use at home on a short-term basis. For further
information contact Cheryl Bentham at (630) 840-3777.
Information about Maternity
The maternity closet, created by the
Fermilab Mothers at Work Program, is now located in the Fermilab Children’s
Center. Those interested in using or donating clothes should make an
appointment with Jennifer Lopez at x3762.
For questions and information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact individual board
members: Board Member . If you would like to be
added to the NALWO NEWS email list to receive information on upcoming events,
please go to this link
to subscribe, or send a request to email@example.com
Demonstrations and Cookbooks
Newest addition from the March
9, 2015 Puerto Rican cooking demonstration by Irma Almirall-Padamsee: the
updated and corrected recipe book, with color photos and local grocery stores for ingredients. View
or download the PDF (239 Kb) here.
Just added November 2014: the
recipe book from the NALWO 2008 presentation Thanksgiving Across America
– which provides members’ favorite recipes for Thanksgiving, including how to
cook a turkey! View or download the PDF here.
The NALWO Cookbook : For the 2011 Spring Tea, we created a
cookbook as a gift for the former lab director’s wife, Barbara Oddone. This
book is a retrospective of what we chose as some of the best recipes from the
last 25 years of NALWO cooking demonstrations. If you’d like a digital copy
you can download it here.
The recipe booklet from the January 24, 2013, Armenian Cooking Demonstration is available here.
The recipe booklet from the November 17, 2011,
Cooking Demonstration: Cooking of the American South is available here.
For the current calendar, please go to the Labwide Calendar
Reimbursement form for event
Please download by clicking on the link here and submit to the NALWO
Golden Book: Starting Fermilab" by Dr. Robert R. Wilson,
Founding Director of Fermilab: "My wife, Jane, was enormously important
to the Lab both socially and in initiating the lectures program. I felt, too,
that my colleagues were blessed in the great wives who accompanied them to
the Lab. Many had jobs in the Lab, but all contributed importantly to the
social ambience. Indeed, NALWO was formed by them so they could be more effective
in their endeavors."
"Songs of Too
Much Experience" Poems by Jane S. Wilson
Jane Wilson Photo
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