Fermilab’s Community Organization
Who belongs to NALWO? -
All members of the Fermilab community, but in particular employees spouses and their families. Visitors and newcomers are especially encouraged to join NALWO activities. Fermilab community members are welcome to bring guests from outside the Lab community to NALWO activities.
What does NALWO do?
The organization sponsors:
Conversation classes meet Wednesdays mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00
a.m., in the Lounge at the Users Center from September through May.. Meetings
are free and you may begin any time. Please contact the teachers at
NALWO sponsors a cooperative playgroup for families with children that meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Users Center. The group holds holiday parties open to everyone, typically at Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, etc. You may 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to hear from you.
Lecture/Social on Bees – Wednesday, September 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Curia II, 2nd floor Wilson Hall
Evening Social – Wednesday, October 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Users Center Music Room
Thanksgiving cooking demonstration – Monday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chez Leon
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 International and Scottish groups move to Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall, Fermilab's High-rise, during the summer. English Country Dancing continues in Kuhn Barn year round. 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
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.
Book and Munch Club and Courses
NALWO has organized social gatherings, during the months of November through April, to discuss books of interest and to view online courses (e.g. courser.com). Look at this site for further information as plans develop, and if you have book or topic suggestions please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Michaela Zalesakova at 630-699-3030 or email@example.com.
Information about Maternity Closet
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 . 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
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.
Nalwo Calendar 2014
For the current calendar, please go to the Labwide Calendar
Reimbursement form for event
From "The 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."
Last modified Sept. 3, 2015 by Mady Newfield