Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
January 2020
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!
A Community of Kindness 
The Main Street membership committed to acts of kindness over the holiday season. Here are a few that we're happy to share with you! 
Acts of Kindness
Main Street members delivered cookies to post office workers and local first responders, brought gifts to neighbors and packaged and delivered food to people in need on the streets in DC. Thanks to these Main Street members for sharing kindness over the holidays - and here's to more kindness in the new year!

Main Street Member Spotlight 
Dara Feldman
Jillian and Dara
When I think of idealism brought to life with love, joy, creativity, purpose,
commitment and unity, I think of Main Street! My connection to Main Street is through my lifelong friendship and sisterhood with Main Street Founder, Jillian Copeland. I have known and loved her since she was 5 days old! Her big sister, Stacey, was my lifelong best friend. I also had the honor of working with Jillian when we were both instructional technology specialists for MCPS.
Virtues Matter
Currently, as CEO (Chief Enthusiast Officer) of Virtues Matter, I have the joy of working with my husband, Dave. We launched Virtues Matter in January of 2019 to create positive change by uplifting humanity and igniting virtues in individuals, families, workplaces and communities. It was a true joy and honor to be the speaker at Main Street's Gratitude Breakfast in November of 2019 and to celebrate the many people who have been so generous with their time, money, hearts and hands to bring Main Street to life! My commitment is to continue to connect more deeply with the Main Street community. I look forward to more opportunities to empower Main Street members and friends to know their own inherent nobility and to live lives of joy, meaning, purpose and inclusivity!
To help you tap into your own idealism and get clarity for your vision of inclusivity in 2020, I encourage you to check out the new, free "Virtues Cards App" which will launch sometime in January. We invite you to join us on a continued journey of transformation. virtuesmatter.com 
Visit the Main Street website for more stories from our members.

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!
Questions? Please e-mail us at info@mainstreetconnect.org. 

Main Street Apartments! 

Rendering of Main Street buildingHercules 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:  

December Member Events 
Financial Literacy WorkshopFinancial Literacy Group
On Dec. 8, Main Street hosted a financial literacy workshop for 20+ participants in collaboration with Kennedy Krieger Institute and Ivymount. The positive feedback could encourage an ongoing series shortly!
Cards, Cookies and Cheer!Cookies and Cheer
More than 50 Main Street members gathered at the Copeland home on Dec. 12 to prepare a mailing, decorate holiday treats for first responders and celebrate the holiday season. Special thanks to member David Godoy for providing festive holiday tunes to set the mood and entertain all!
Round House Theatre Performance
The Curious Incident
A friendly group of 22 Main Street members attended a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Dec. 14 at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. The performance was amazing and enjoyed thoroughly by all. Many thanks to Round House for providing free tickets for our members! 
Main Street is especially grateful to have been designated as the recipient of Round House's 2019 holiday-giving drive! Be sure to read more about Round House Theatre and their commitment to inclusivity below!
See more event photos here.

Main Street Member Events 
Join Us! 
Coffee, Conversation & Roommate Connections
Coffee 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
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 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda
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
Lunch and Glenstone Museum Visit
Sunday, Feb. 9Glenstone Museum
12:30/2:30 Group #1 1:00/3:00 Group #2
Potomac Pizza
9812 Falls Road
Glenstone Museum 12100 Glen Road
Meet for lunch at Potomac Pizza, then join one of two groups to explore the contemporary Glenstone Museum. Limited, but free museum admission; lunch is pay-your-own-way. MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Wizards Basketball Game
Friday, Feb. 21Wizards Logo
5:15 pm early entrance for 7 pm game
Capital One Arena
Join Main Street members to cheer on our Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers! Our group be able to sit courtside for the pre-game practice. Tickets for the game are $25 each (400 level). Each ticketholder gets a free T-shirt!. MORE INFO AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Visit our Events webpage for information about all upcoming Main Street events. 
Main Street Collaborations 
Lunch with Kennedy Krieger Institute and Main Street: A New Source of Talented EmployeesNetworking with KKI
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

Main Street Professional Member Event 
Tommy McFLY and Kelly Collis Workshop
Brand Optimization
Tommy McFly and Kelly CollisMonday, March 30
12 - 1:30 pm
Round House Theatre
4545 East West Hwy
All professional Main Street members are invited to join us for a  workshop focused on brand optimization presented by DC's own Tommy McFLY and Kelly Collis. Tommy and Kelly will talk social media, podcasting and how capturing people's attention is a tremendously valuable skill in 2020 and beyond. A light lunch will be served. MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE

Professional Member Spotlight  
Round House Theatre   
Round House Bethesda
Round House Theatre is one of the leading professional theatres in the DC metro area, producing a season of new plays, modern classics and musicals each year at their theatre in Bethesda. They seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, evoke emotions and demand conversation. Round House's mission is to be a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning and participation in theatre through year-round class offerings for toddlers through senior adults.
In fulfilling that mission, Round House Theatre stands strongly for improving equity and inclusion for their entire community by highlighting voices that have been historically misrepresented and under-resourced in the arts; ensuring that their work is accessible to patrons of all ages, cultural backgrounds, economic groups and abilities; and partnering with other community-driven organizations to promote common goals and create enriched, shared experiences beyond the stage.
Round House LogoCornerstone programs include FREE PLAY, which provides teenagers and college students with free Round House tickets, and ON THE HOUSE, a new community ticket access program that provides complimentary group tickets to nonprofit organizations. Round House's education programs serve more than 5,000 students each year at their Education Center in Silver Spring and in schools throughout Montgomery County.
Visit the Round House website to learn more about their current season and class offerings.  
Round House is a professional member of Main Street. Visit our Membership webpage to learn more about the benefits of professional membership.

Community News and Events  
Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults with Disabilities
2nd Wednesday of each month: January 8 through June 10
10:00 - 11:30 am
JSSA Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville
Cost: $10/per monthly session
Pre-registration required by calling Lori Kolle at 301-610-8374
PCR's Studio 3F
Friday, January 24 (7 - 9:30 pm)
Wisconsin Place Community Center
5311 Friendship Blvd, Chevy Chase
A once-a-month Friday night social club for PCR members and friends. Come dance, shoot hoops, do art, play board games and hang with friends. Free to register, $20 at door. Register by e-mailing Seth Duncan at seth@pcr-inc.org.
ArtStream Maryland Winter Cabaret
Monday, January 27 (7:30 - 8:30 pm)
AMP by Strathmore
11810 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda
The Cabaret Company performs short acts including music, dancing, comedy and original scenesMore information here

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