Best Practices Roundtable

Main Street Connect is excited to partner with The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and Taoti Creative, alongside our Professional Members, for a roundtable conversation about best practices and common hurdles in inclusion, accessibility and Universal Design. Let’s learn from each other through open and honest conversations about our own organizations’ strengths and weaknesses. You have the option to join … Read More

A White Historian Explores Race Riots

As part of its celebration of Black History month, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church is honored to host Dr. Susan Strasser’s fifth illustrated talk on American racial history on Wednesday, February 23, at 7 p.m. as the church at the corner of Tulip and Marple Avenues. Dr. Strasser brings a unique and provocative perspective to her work. “History is not a … Read More

Tour of National Park Seminary

Come and take a guided tour of the historic National Park Seminary on Thanksgiving weekend. Once a private women’s school, then Walter Reed’s rehabilitation center, and now a unique residential community, it includes a Japanese pagoda, Swiss chalet, and Dutch windmill. Tour lasts 2 hours, mostly outside. We follow current Montgomery County COVID guidelines for the tour. Reservations are recommended. … Read More

Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian

This special workshop from Docs In Progress will give participants the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your smartphones when it comes to video. Today’s smartphones carry with them excellent lenses and high resolution video. You’ll learn how to make the most of them just by knowing the devices better. We’ll also look at apps and … Read More

Documentary Fundraising

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00 – 8:30 pm | $75 Making a documentary film is exciting, but raising money to make that film is all but exciting. It’s very hard work. The good news is that there is a potential audience for every film and there is also potential money for every film, but you must take on the challenge … Read More

Writing Documentary Proposals and Treatments

Your written proposal is possibly your first – maybe your only – shot at impressing a commissioning editor or funder. It’s important to write a proposal that will capture their attention. But, you say: “I am a filmmaker, not a writer, and my idea speaks for itself.” A commissioner’s/funder’s response? If you can’t write a comprehensive proposal why should I … Read More

Tour of National Park Seminary

Take a guided walking tour of the enchanting historic National Park Seminary, once a private women’s school, then Walter Reed’s rehabilitation center, and now a unique residential community. Tour starts at 2747 Linden Lane, Silver Spring at 1 pm and lasts 2 hours. Reservations are recommended. Go to to reserve your space.

County Sets Schedule, Changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The county has set its schedule of closings and other changes due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 21. All county government offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts. The Department of Recreation’s administrative offices, senior centers and community centers will be closed. However, aquatic facilities and programs … Read More