Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
June 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!

Member Spotlight: 
Meet the Bogaskys
The Bogaskys
The Bogaskys haven't missed a Main Street member event to date! 
Click here to learn about their family's journey and what drew them to the Main Street community. 

Main Street Membership Renewal 
May 2018 Picnic
Thank you to all of our members for creating a strong community long before the doors of the Main Street building open. Individual and family members who joined before November 1, 2017, are now asked to renew your 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 creating Main Street - the first of its kind - affordable and inclusive living and community programming for all!
See our website to learn more or to renew your membership today.  

A Truly Extraordinary Luncheon 

May 16 Luncheon
With over 600 attendees, Main Street's May 16 luncheon was an amazing event filled with energy, connection and inspiration!  Thanks so much to our co-chairs - Arlene Friedlander, Julie Kobylarek and Rachel Sullivan - our table hosts, the public officials who joined us and to all who attended, invited friends, volunteered and/or donated. We are so grateful to all of you!
Luncheon Sponsors
Special appreciation to our 100+ generous luncheon sponsors. We could not do this without you!   
Our Honoree
Laurie ReyesAt the luncheon, we were thrilled to give the first Main Street Community Trailblazer Award to Montgomery County Police Officer Laurie Reyes. Officer Reyes created Project Lifesaver, an outreach program dedicated to educating law enforcement and community members on the dynamics of interacting with those who have Autism/IDD, while also providing resources to people with disabilities and their families. 
See our website for photos from this wonderful event!  
Let's Keep It Going!
Please help us build on the momentum from the luncheon: 
Ike Leggett and Arlene Friedlander
Renew your Main Street membership (individual and family members who joined before November 1, 2017, are asked to renew in June 2018)
Volunteer for Main Street
Donate to Main Street
Tell a friend about Main Street!  
Every contribution strengthens our community and takes us a step closer to making Main Street a reality. Thank you! 

Watch the New Main Street Video 
At our May 16 luncheon, we showcased our new 6-minute video that explains the what and why of Main Street. Please watch and share with others! 
Main Street video

New Main Street Website 
Many thanks to Ben Huizinga and Model B for creating Main Street's fabulous new website. Have a look!  

Upcoming Main Street Events 
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 for Main Street members, 
but you MUST register to attend. Register here. 

Meet Up in Rockville Town Square
Friday, July 27, 6 - 9 PM
Rockville Town Square, 200 Middle Lane, Rockville, MD

Join us for a Main Rockville Meet UpStreet meet up at “Friday Night Live” in Rockville Town Square. Bring your dancing shoes, your folding chairs and your Main Street apparel for a summertime concert. Music begins at 6 PM with the Amanda Lynne Band playing classic rock and blues. Main Street will have a focal point in the middle of the Square in front of the registration tent. Food and drink are available from vendor stands and neighborhood restaurants or you can bring your own picnic. Join us and experience one of Rockville’s great social opportunities just blocks from the Main Street site. No need to RSVP - just come! 
Save the dates for these other upcoming Main Street events:
Coffee with the Founders of Main Street
Friday, September 14, 9 - 10:30 AM
Copeland Home, 6200 Poindexter Lane, Rockville, MD
Professional Learning and Networking Event
Friday, October 12, 8:30 - 10 AM
Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
Film Screening of Intelligent Lives by Dan Habib
Thursday, November 8, 6:15 - 9 PM
Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD
Visit the Main Street events web page for information about all upcoming events. 

Main Street in the News 
Main Street was recently featured in two articles in Maryland Matters:
See our website for the latest news about Main Street.

Community Programs and Events 
Parent Resources Exchange Night
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 - 9 PM
Arc Montgomery County, 11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD
Share tips with other families about how you have supported your adult child, bring questions for others to answer or just come to absorb it all and meet new people! Jointly sponsored by MCTransitions and Transition Times. Register here
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Young Adults
(Ages 18-25)
Tuesdays June 12 - July 31, 6:30-8:00 PM 
Julie Baron and Associates is offering an intensive 8-session mindfulness and stress reduction group that will provide participants with skills to feel calmer and to become more effective at making progress toward academic, personal and professional goals. Mindfulness is an evidence-based method for reducing anxiety, stress, exhaustion and for improving happiness, life satisfaction and efficiency. Summer is a great time to practice these skills! For more information, contact Julie Baron at 301-339-8670 or julie@juliebaronandassociates.com
ArtStream June 2018ArtStream June Performances
ArtStream, an inclusive theater company and a professional member of Main Street, has a variety of performances in June. See the ArtStream website for details and ticket info.  

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