Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
July 2019
Main Street's e-newsletter brings project updates, events, community 
resources and more to your inbox the first Friday of every month. 
Thank you for being a part of the Main Street community!

Member Spotlight 
Lisa and Jessica

Jessica and Lisa
Lisa enjoys many different roles in her life but she is most proud of her role as a special needs parent and coach to her daughter Jessica. Learn more here

Membership Renewal Time 
Thanks to all of our wonderful members for creating a strong community well before the doors of the Main Street building open! Members who joined before November 1, 2018, are now asked to renew. 
Main Street MembersMembership entitles you to receive regular project updates, participate in social and educational member events and to be an important part of creating Main Street - the first affordable and inclusive residential development and community center in the DC area! Upcoming Main Street events include a pool party, improv class, financial literacy workshop, yoga class, community service project - and more. Don't miss out - renew today! 
Financial aid is available. Visit our Membership webpage for full details about membership options and benefits. 

We need your support for ... 
Sept. 28 Flapjack & Friends Community Builder and Fundraiser
Flapjacks & Friends
Main Street's Flapjacks & Friends will be a free, festive street party on Saturday, September 28, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in Rockville Town Square. We'll build community and enjoy delicious flapjacks and live entertainment.
Our main purpose is to bring together and grow our inclusive community - people of all ages, stages and abilities. This is also our big fundraiser for the year; funds received from donations and sponsorships will support our operational budget for 2019-2020.
Here are ways to support this amazing event and to help Main Street thrive: 
We hope you will help us make Flapjacks & Friends a huge success! 
Questions? Visit the Flapjacks & Friends webpage or email us info@mainstreetconnect.org

Members Enjoy Nationals Game 

Main Street Members at Nationals GameJune 23 was a beautiful day to spend at Nationals Park with Main Street friends! Fifty Main Street members enjoyed lunch at Wiseguy Pizza followed by the Nationals game. Many thanks to the Nationals for sharing 50 free tickets with us and to member Chris Rigaux for coordinating this event!
More photos from the game and from other Main Street events are available in our Past Events Gallery.

Upcoming Member Events  
July 12 Meet Up at Rockville's
Friday Night Live Outdoor Concert
Friday, July 12, 6 - 9 pm
Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Ln, Rockville, MD
Friday Night LiveMeet up with fellow Main Street members at
concert in Rockville Town Square. Music begins at 6 pm with 
Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 playing country music. Meet in the middle of the square in front of the registration tent. Food and drink are available from vendor stands and restaurants or bring your own picnic. If the concert is postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather, meet at Bar Louie, just behind the stage in the square. No need to RSVP – just come! 
July 31 Meet Up for Dinner and
VisArts' CREATE on the Square
Wednesday, July 31, 6 - 8 pm
Lebanese Taverna Cafe, 115 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD
and Rockville Town Square
Crab Shell Painting
Meet up at Rockville Town Square for dinner at Lebanese Taverna Cafe at 6 pm followed by CREATE on the Square, a free art activity hosted by VisArts that starts at 7 pm. The evening's project will involve crab shell painting. Dinner is a pay-your-own-way event and the art activity is free. MORE INFO AND RSVP HERE
August 13 Pool Party & Potluck
Main Street Pool PartyTuesday, August 13
6 - 8:30 pm
Copeland Home
6200 Poindexter Ln Rockville, MD
Relax and beat the heat with Main Street friends!  Bring some food to share and a towel. MORE INFO AND RSVP HERE
August 31 Outdoor Movie: Incredibles 2
Incredibles 2Saturday, August 31
7:45 - 10:15 
Strathmore Bel Pre
Pool, 13920 Bethpage Lane, Aspen Hill, MD
Main Street member John Bogasky is again welcoming Main Street members as guests for a showing of an outdoor movie at Strathmore Bel Pre Pool. MORE INFO AND RSVP HERE
Looking Ahead to Fall
Main Street will offer two classes this fall: 
  • Yoga & Mindfulness with INA Wellness
  • Performance & Improv with ArtStream
Stay tuned for more details! 
Visit our Events webpage for information about all upcoming Main Street events. 

Construction Update 
Future Home of Poppy Boy's Kitchen
The Main Street building will have a beautiful teaching kitchen that will be named after Steve Friedlander (aka Poppy Boy)Steve Friedlander, the late father of Main Street Founder Jillian Copeland. The good folks of Miller & Long, working side by side with the good folks from Triangle Construction, are currently pouring concrete for Poppy Boy’s Kitchen. And Main Street's incredible designers, Lauren Sachs and Elyse Linowes, are designing a gorgeous plaque to honor Stevie - our beloved friend, father, husband, son and of course our Poppy Boy. Heartfelt thanks to all of those who have generously supported the dream of Main Street in loving memory of Stevie.  
Future Home of Poppy Boy's Kitchen

Follow the construction of the Main Street building in the Construction Gallery on the Main Street website.

Professional Member Spotlight 
House Calls
Life’s transitions are never simple and rarely easy, especially when it comes to handling major life changes for a loved one with special needs. House Calls is a private company that can help individuals and families navigate the minefield of paperwork, benefits and subsidies.
House Calls was founded 15 years ago by Beth Albaneze, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, clinical psychologist and psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. Mrs. Albaneze has more than four decades of experience in the field, and she leads a team of professionals from varied backgrounds who have specialized expertise in a wide range of areas.
Beth Albaneze of House Calls
The team provides clients with the guidance, emotional support and resources necessary to walk through times of adjustment and transition. House Calls offers its services to clients of all ages — from teens to seniors — and families who need assistance with caring for a loved one. Services that may be of particular interest to the Main Street community include advocacy, assessing the needs of clients who require special accommodations at school and/or work, transitioning out of the school system, coordinating with schools, work, doctors and hospital staff, mental health care coordination, and arranging referrals to lawyers, doctors and agencies that know about subsidies that are often overlooked.
House Calls provides services to clients all over Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. The company firmly believes that clients are most receptive to therapy and other kinds of help when they are comfortable. So House Calls meets clients where they want, whether that’s in their home, a coffee shop or even a park. 
Learn more about House Calls at CallingOnBeth.net or contact (301)346-6732 or callingonbeth@gmail.com.
House Calls logo
House Calls is a Main Street professional member. Click here for details about professional membership and its benefits.

Community News and Events 
New Ride On Flex Transit Service 
Ride On Flex Bus ServiceThe Montgomery County Department of Transportation is offering a new, on demand transit service in defined Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton zones. Ride On Flex has no fixed stops or fixed schedules – it comes when you book a ride during regular service hours. The cost is no more than $2 per ride. Learn more here
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation 
Peace Day
Saturday, July 13, 1 - 8 pm
King Farm Village Green & Botanero & Fontina Grille 
Mattie J.T. Stepanek FoundationRockville, MD
Peace Day is an annual celebration that honors the legacy of late teen, poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek. For people of all ages and abilities, this inspirational event includes a street fair, music, moon bounce, happy hour and dance party. Main Street will have a table so please stop by and say hello! Learn more here.  
Kensington Fit Fest
Spirit Club FoundationSunday, July 28, 1- 4 pm
Spirit Club 
10417 Metropolitan Avenue
Kensington, MD 
Hosted by Spirit Club Foundation, this event will include free food and drinks, fitness, yoga and zumba classes, sports stations, face painting and more. Learn more here.

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