Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
December 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!
In December, We Celebrate!
We Celebrate Inclusivity
Main Street Community
We Celebrate Community
Main Street Community
We Celebrate Progress
Construction progress from January to December 2019
In the spirit of the season, we encourage you to build community by spreading kindness:  
  • Drop off holiday treats at your local fire or police station
  • Visit with a neighbor who lives far away from family
  • Write a note to let someone know you're thinking of them
  • Buy extra items at the grocery store and donate to Manna or Nourish Now
  • Donate a $20 Target or Giant gift card to the Rockville Holiday Drive in City Hall
Send us pictures so we can share your community kindness in our January e-news! 

Membership Survey -  
We need your input to structure the membership program that will launch with the opening of the Main Street building. Located at 50 Monroe Place in downtown Rockville, the ground floor of the building will be a beautiful community center with fitness spaces, a teaching kitchen, a classroom, several lounging areas and a multimedia room. To foster a sense of belonging and engagement, dynamic social and educational programming will be offered for people of all abilities seven days a week throughout the year. The center will be open to residents of Main Street and to a limited number of non-residents who join us early as members.
We are seeking feedback from adults with and without disabilities, their family members and professionals who may want to be members as soon as the building opens. Please click on the appropriate link below and take a few minutes to complete a survey. Let us know how our membership program can best meet YOUR needs. Thank you!

Main Street Apartments! 
Hercules Living, the management company that will lease and operate Main Street, has officially launched their Main Street Apartments website!
For all Main Street apartment information including the application process, important deadlines, registering for updates and frequently asked questions, please visit: 
If you have any questions regarding living at Main Street that have not been answered on the faq page, be sure to submit your inquiry here:  

November Member Events 
Strathmore Mansion Concert 
Molly Joyce OutingMolly Joyce at Strathmore
On Nov. 14, Main Street members gathered at Strathmore Mansion to enjoy an inspiring concert by Molly Joyce. Joyce was injured in a car accident and has used her disability as a creative force. 
Gratitude Breakfast for Volunteers and Professional Members
2019 Gratitude Breakfast
Almost 60 Main Street professional members and volunteers gathered at Woodmont Country Club on the morning of Nov. 22 for a celebration of gratitude. Dara Feldman of Virtues Matter, touched all with her passionate presentation. For more about Dara and Virtues Matter, visit https://www.virtuesmatter.com/.
Yoga Class Wrap Up Fall 2019 Yoga Participants
The fall 2019 session of Yoga and Mindfulness classes has come to a successful end. Participants this session were treated to a new Sound Bath experience!
See more event photos here.

Job Opening at Main Street  
Main Street will be expanding our staff over the next several months. If interested in joining our team, click here for updated job postings.

Upcoming Events  
Financial Literacy Workshop Presented by Kennedy Krieger Institute
Sunday, Dec. 8Financial Literacy
2 - 4 pm
Silver Spring Library
Join us for a workshop with two separate components: one for adults with disabilities and another for parents or care providers. All are welcome! MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Cards, Cookies & Cheer
Thursday, Dec. 12Holiday Cheer
4 - 6 pm
The Copeland Home 6200 Poindexter Lane Rockville
Gather with Main Street friends to enjoy cookies and cheer, while helping to prepare a holiday mailingMORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
The Curious Incident of the Dog in
Night-TimeCurious Incident at Round House
Saturday, Dec. 14
7 pm
Round House Theatre Bethesda, MD
A small number of free tickets still remain for Main Street members! MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Coffee, Conversation & Roommate ConnectionsCoffee and Conversation
Saturday, Jan. 11
10:15 am - 12 noon
The Huizinga Home 120 Quincy St
Chevy Chase, MD
Main Street members are invited for a casual morning of coffee and good company! MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Lunch with Kennedy Krieger Institute and Main Street: A New Source of Talented EmployeesNetworking with KKI and Main Street
Thursday, Jan. 16
12 noon - 1 pm
Rockville Library
Local retailers and businesses are invited to lunch with KKI and Main Street while being introduced to a new source of talented employees - our members! All are welcome! MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Winter 2020 Yoga and Mindfulness Class
Yoga & Mindfulness Class8-Week Session 
Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 15, 22
Sundays, 1:30-2:15 pm
Beth El Congregation 8125 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville
Registration is now open for our popular Sunday afternoon yoga classes!  MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Sunflower Bakery New Training Center Open HouseSunflower Bakery Open House
Sunday, Jan. 26
3:00 - 4:30 pm
5951 Halpine Road Rockville
Dig in to dough, learn baking basics and take home treats - while being introduced to Sunflower's training opportunities in pastry arts, barista/customer service and more!  MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
CPR Training PartyCPR Party
Tuesday, Feb. 4
6 - 8 pm
Bender JCC, Rockville
February is American Heart Month. Join us to learn heart saving CPR skills in a hands-on session. Water safety education will also be covered. MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE

Visit our Events webpage for information about all upcoming Main Street events. 

Community News and Events  
Parent Seminar: Special Needs Trusts and Maryland ABLE Accounts
Tuesday, December 10 (7-9 pm)
7505 Democracy Blvd.; Bethesda
A free seminar presented by Micah Bonaviri (Attorney at Stein Sperling) and John Shatto (Disability Benefits Counselor at The Arc of Montgomery County). Everyone is welcome.
RSVP: SabrinaDavid@Outlook.com or by text at 202-290-4339.
Social Fitness Club at Fitness for Health
11140 Rockville Pike; Rockville 
Fitness for Health is offering a facilitated social support group which integrates life skills and fitness. It is designed to provide adults with the opportunity to socialize and problem solve while moving their bodies and having fun. Sessions starting in February. More info here

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