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.
Learning How to Learn”
Coursera.org Course at Irma Padamsee’s house in
Fermilab Village Monday mornings (and one Thursday
morning) Jan 12 – Feb. 2. To participate contact Irma as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Half Century Coursera.org Course at Irma Padamsee’s
house in Fermilab Village – Tuesday mornings in
January and February – REGISTRATION EXTENDED – contact Irma
Fermilab Village Book and Munch Club – 7 Sauk Circle,
Fermilab Village, monthly February – May, (2/16,
3/16, 4/13, 5/11) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. -
to participate contact Irma
Puerto Rican Cooking Demonstration –
Chez Leon, Monday, March 9, time to be determined. Stay tuned for more
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
Cooking Demonstrations and Cookbooks
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
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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