The Wednesday Morning Group (WMG) is a weekly meeting of professional women, men and parents who gather in a spirit of mutual support, camaraderie, and intellectual curiosity to hear and interact with stimulating guest speakers and each other.
Who We Are
The Wednesday Morning Group is
a unique lecture series meeting weekly during the
Montgomery County school year. Originally founded
nearly 50 years ago by members of the Cedar Lane
Unitarian Church to provide a discussion group for mothers, the group is now its own organization, open
to all, and consisting of both men and women of a
wide range of ages and interests. Members are
parents of young children who have left the work
force to raise their children full or part-time,
empty-nesters, and grandparents alike. The lectures cover an array of topics including
current events, literature, art, education,
child-rearing and social issues. Past speakers have
included national and local news personalities,
authors, politicians, scientists and policymakers.
About the Lectures
The calendar averages nearly 40 lectures per year divided into two terms. The lecture program for each term is determined by a committee (open to all members) chaired by two or three members. WMG offers book signings for most of the authors who speak to the group. The Wednesday Morning Group meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am with a "Coffee Talk" lasting half an hour. Lectures begin at 10:00 am and end at 11:00 am sharp.
The Wednesday Morning Group (WMG) meets every Wednesday that Montgomery County Schools are in session. We do not meet during holiday breaks or the summer. We do not meet when school is canceled or delayed.
Guest fees are $5 per lecture per guest for a maximum of two lectures. Parents, spouses and adult children of WMG may attend for free up to twice per year.
Guests with children MUST check with The
Wednesday Morning Group BEFORE their visit to ensure
that there is space in the babysitting co-op.
The co-op fee for visiting children is $5 per child.
Space for visiting children in the childcare co-op
varies each term. Please contact
Morning Group co-op with
the number and ages of your child(ren) if you plan
to visit to ensure availability of space. The childcare registration form may be found here.
9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Please take a moment
to review the
Wednesday Morning Group's
Registration for the
2016-2017 speaker series
is currently closed.
We do have a few membership slots available for those requiring on-site
If you would like to join and need child care or would like to be placed on our wait list, print and complete BOTH pages of the Registration / Rules & Regulations form. Mail the completed pages to the address at the bottom of the first page.