Open Thread Monday: October 31st Edition

These open threads provide a chance for us to chat with our neighbors. Ask questions, share news, or whatever you want. As long as it’s central to Frederick County and civil, anything goes.

Have at it in the comments!


9 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: October 31st Edition

  1. Cocktails for a Cause will host its first event on November 10, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Olives in downtown Frederick! Your $15 entry fee pays for your first drink and a donation to our event beneficiary, Heartly House.

    Register and pay online at

    The mission of Cocktails for a Cause Maryland is to assist the fundraising efforts of area non-profits by (1) promoting awareness of the organizations that serve women and children and (2) hosting social events to procure monetary and product contributions for the partnering organizations.

    We believe that supporting local non-profit organizations through charitable giving enhances the overall quality of life for our entire community. We strive to provide quality marketing and fundraising assistance to our partnering non-profit organizations through fun, social events.

    It’s fun to give!


    Save the date for the
    Saint Thomas More Academy Holiday (and Everything Else) Rummage Sale
    November 5th from 8AM-1PM.
    This sale is going to be MASSIVE.
    (Item donations from community and school-wide.) (So much stuff it has taken us days just to sort!)
    Lots of Quality Items at CHEAP YARD SALE PRICES!

    Here are a few of the types of things we have for sale-
    Amazing Assortment of Quality Christmas and Holiday Items including- Christmas Stockings, Tree Skirts, Nativities, Vintage Ceramic Trees, Christmas China Sets, Holiday Cookie Jars, Nutcrackers, Hand-blown Ornaments, Holiday Linens, Massive amounts of Ornaments, Holiday Books, Wreaths, Trees, Garlands, Giftable/NIB Gift Items, Ice Skates, Sleds, Winter Coats, Holiday Themed Clothes, Vintage/ Antique Hummels, Lenox, Spode, Waterford, Fitz and Floyd, Wedgewood, Flow Ware, Pfaltzgraff, Disney Store, Mikasa, Reed & Barton, Jim Shore, Hanna Anderson, Boyds Bears, Willow Tree, Antiques, Furniture, Office Supplies, Office Furniture, Art, Craft Supplies, Hundreds of Books, Collectables, Housewares, Kids Stuff, Baby Gear, Home Improvement, Bikes, Sports Equipment, Electronics, Gently Used Clothes, and Much, Much More! Too Much to List!

    Sale is indoors so come RAIN, SHINE or SNOW. Come and Join us for the fun!

    All proceeds go directly to the School.

    We are also having a charity bake sale at the same time just in time for the Holidays!

    Bring your truck because this is the one you have been waiting for!
    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Sale address is-
    Saint Thomas More Academy
    3989 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
    (301) 874-9014

    (School is conveniently located in lovely Buckeystown, MD just 5 min. from Frederick, MD, 30 Min. from Germantown, MD, 25 Min from Leesburg, VA, 5 Min from Point of Rocks, MD… Worth the drive!)

    We are still accepting donations. Please contact the school if you would like to donate and help out a local school. -thank you


  3. In the spirit of posting events, November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Hospice of Frederick County is partnering with local businesses who will donate a portion of their proceeds to hospice. “I Heart Hospice of Frederick County Week” is November 7 -12. More details are on the hospice website

    While we hope to raise money from the week, another important goal is to raise awareness of Hospice of Frederick County’s mission, so members of the community and their loved ones can face life limiting illnesses with the dignity and support our hospice provides. We need your help to spread the word about this special week, so please share the flyer on the hospice website with your friends and family! And look for us on Facebook too.


  4. I don’t know if this is news to anyone but me, but, I’ve been noticing that the Regal Cinemas down at Westview Promenade now have a theater showing movies in IMAX 3D.


    • I would be cautious before going to see an IMAX movie at a local theater before doing some research. In the past few years movie theaters such as AMC and Regal have been promoting that they have IMAX theaters, which is slightly misleading. When people think IMAX they think of those GIGANTIC screens but in a lot of cases now they are promoting theaters as being IMAX when they are only slightly larger than an average theater screen. Which would be fine but then they charge you $5 more per ticket to get a fake IMAX experience. I havent been to the Frederick Westview Regal IMAX yet, but I’m guessing that’s probably the case since a large IMAX screen would occupy a lot of space. I just looked it up on Fandango and the price for a ticket to Puss in Boots 3D in that Westeview IMAX theater is $17.50! If you have a couple of kids that is an expensive trip to the movies.


      • Yeah, the IMAX screen out at the AMC at Columbia Mall is the same — a bigger than usual screen, but, not one of those multi-story dome like ones you get at science centers and museums. I’ve been to both and for the right flick, I still find the smaller IMAX screens to be a good time…but, it is definitely good to know what you’re getting into…


      • Personally, I can’t do it. 3D makes me sea sick. I am absolutely slavishly devoted to all things Lord of the Rings. I know that Peter Jackson is filming The Hobbit movies in 3D ( But if he decided to release them only in 3D I would not go. I cannot. It nauseates me. And I know that I am not alone in that.


      • Yeah it happens to me too. My vision isn’t perfectly stereo so I don’t really “see” 3D images I just see a slightly rounded blurry picture that makes me sick.


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