About WOW

Women of the World (WOW) is a group of international women, including Americans, who gather once a month in Orono around an ethnic lunch, to share their cultural heritages. 

WOW is a great place to meet women from around the world and the perfect opportunity to learn about other cultures and taste food from around the world!

WOW members include women from all continents, and of all ages. This includes American women! Young children are welcome to come with their mothers. Membership is open to ALL women in this area of Maine.

There is no membership fee to join WOW but to help defray meal presentation expenses and facility rental, there is a fee for attending the monthly lunch:

  • children under 6, no cost to attend with their mothers
  • children 6-10, $2.00
  • all others, $5.00
  • When other activities are organized, attendees may be asked to contribute a small amount to help cover any costs.

A presentation usually follows the meal, and various artifacts, books and maps are usually on display.

WOW meets on the second Monday of the month from September to May, at noon, at the Church of Universal Fellowship at 82 Main Street, Orono. Reservation is not required unless otherwise noted.

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WOW Calendar 2019-20

September 9, 2019 – Viva Vegan!

October 14, 2019 – Will you be my neighbor?

November 11, 2019 – Northern Italy

December 9, 2019 – Korean Winter

WOW mussels

January 13, 2020 – Soups, Stews, and Bread…. oh my!

February 10, 2020 – Oodles of Noodles

March 9, 2020 – Maine Bicentennial

April 13, 2020 – TBA

May 11, 2020 – TBA


WOW members prepared a lunch for the sculptors at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, July 25, 2012

Contact Us

For more information about WOW, please call Mireille Le Gal at 581-3423, or email, mlegal@maine.edu.

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