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Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
May 2018
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!

May 16 Friendraising & Fundraising Luncheon - New Larger Venue! 
May 16 Luncheon
DATE:  Wednesday, May 16, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
NEW LOCATION:  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel &
Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD
COST:  $75 ($60 for Main Street members)
With over 480 registrants and more than 80 sponsors, we have moved Main Street's EXTRAORDINARY luncheon to a larger venue - the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spread the Main Street movement and to help make Main Street a reality!  Please invite friends and colleagues and/or become a luncheon sponsor
Register by May 9!  

Thanks to Our Luncheon Sponsors! 
We are immensely grateful to our generous luncheon sponsors: 
Make a Difference
Albrittain Realty Group
Leder Family Philanthropic Fund
Full of Heart
Nancy and Marc Duber
John Kim
Juggernaut Management
NY Life Foundation
Joy and Ron Paul Family Foundation
Rachel and Tom Sullivan
STS International
Connecting Friends
Skip and Lynn Anderson
Clare Albrittain Smith
Dreyfuss Management
Eagle Bank
Evolv Technology
Phyllis and Sam Feder
Sandy and Herb Greenwald
Bruce and Julie Hunter
Julie and Peter Kobylarek
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Familly Foundation, Inc.
Sherri Rossoff and Benjamin Chevat
Silver Freedman Taff &Tiernan LLP
Neal and Jennifer Simon
VWG Wealth Management
Building Community
Heidi and Jon Brod
Karen Brown Beveridge
John and Shelly Bogasky
Bubes Family Foundation
CapX Solutions
Conway Family Foundation
Randi-Lynn Cohen
Fitness for Health
Robert and Roxanne Fleming
Fred and Bridgit Fried
Debbie and Gary Friedlander
Garchik Family Foundation
Richard Harris
King Automotive (King Lincoln, VW, Kia)
King Chiropractic
Todd Kingsley
Mears Marina
Chip and Sherrie Mitchell
Karen and Doug Monsein
MTFA Architecture
Potomac Lice Lady
Precision Fitness
Ryan Riel
Susan Rothstein Catering
Eva and Mark Scheer
Slapfish (Jon Friedlander)
Robert and Judith Snyder - CIG I Gift Fund
The Strelitz Family
Tribalco, LLC
Matt Ward
Carol Wheeler
Amy Winston
Jennifer and Jonathan Weinberg
ABE Networks
Dr. Robin Allen
Carol Bindeman
Beth Bobb
Amy Brody
Built Environment Engineers
Michele Burke
RobBee Fredricks
Betsy Grossman
Grow Confident, LLC
Karen Levenson
Monica Levinson
Maia Magder Comprehensive Communication Services, LLC
Blair Raber
Carol Shannon
Washington Center For Women's and Children's Wellness
In Kind
abc write/design
Bowen Films 
Edge Flowers
Melissa Hausfeld
Leaf & Stem Naturals, LLC
Model B
MBK Photography
Alissa Neil P.R.
Potomac Pizza
Margo Sadow
An updated list of sponsors is also available on our website 

Main Street Membership Renewal 
Main Street Member Events
We are so grateful for our Main Street members who are creating a strong and inclusive community long before the doors of the Main Street building open! In June, we will be asking individual/family members who joined before November 1, 2017, to renew their membership. Membership options are: 
  • Individual:  $50
  • Family:  $100
  • Young Adult (under 30):  $25
Membership entitles you to receive regular project updates, participate in a range of fun and meaningful member events and to be a part of the groundbreaking Main Street movement! 
See our website to learn more or to renew your membership today.  

Main Street Member Events 

Book SigningBook Signing:
Autism Uncensored
Thanks to those who joined us on April 15 to learn about Whitney Ellenby's new book, Autism Uncensored - and thanks to Whitney for sharing her powerful story and a free book with all attendees! If you missed it, Whitney will have a table at the Main Street luncheon
Picnic and Hike
Sunday, May 6
12 - 2 PM
Cabin John Regional Park
Picnic Shelter J, Bethesda, MD

Pack a lunch and join us for some outdoor fun. Bottles of water and dessert will be provided. The hike is optional. RSVP here

Big Train BaseballBig Train Baseball Game
Monday, June 25 
Picnic at 6 PM / Game at 7 PM
Povich Field
10600 Westlake Dr
Bethesda, MD

Main Street will be a featured "nonprofit of the night" at the June 25 Big Train Baseball Game (summer collegiate baseball). Join us for a picnic at 6 PM and the game at 7 PM. This event is free of charge for Main Street members, but you MUST register to attend. Register here
Visit the Main Street events web page for information about all upcoming events. 

Events Hosted by Main Street Professional Members 
Ivymount Spring Lecture Series
How and Why to Talk to Your Child about their Autism
Tuesday, May 8, 7 - 9 PM 
Learn about the importance of talking with your child or loved one about their differences and diagnosis and about resources to guide your initial discussion (especially if your child is older), possible responses and ongoing support focusing on strengths. Register here
The Impact of Autism on Success in a Traditional Classroom
Thursday, May 24, 7 - 9 PM
Learn about the complex impact that autism has on learning in a traditional classroom environment. Participants will understand some of the challenges of navigating the complexities of standard curricula, despite strong basic cognition. In addition, the speakers will provide solutions to make classrooms and homes more “neurodiverse friendly” and to support areas of challenge for autistic learners. Register here
Both presentations will be held at Ivymount,11614 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD. Questions? Email

Moving Screening on Anxiety
at Fusion Academy Rockville 
“Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”
Thursday, May 10, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Fusion Academy Rockville
275 N Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD
Angst is 55-minute documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects and what we can do about it. The film features interviews with kids and young adults impacted by anxiety and what they have learned, plus tips from anxiety experts. Discussion by Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein from The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change to follow the film. Free and open to the community! Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Questions? Email

Fusion Academy
Main Street is pleased to highlight information about our professional members. Visit our website to learn about professional membership

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