Category Archives: Summer 2008

BestBuy Giving Kids Gift Cards for A’s

BestBuy in Frederick is handing out gift cards for good grades. $5 for 1 A, $10 for 2 A’s, $15 for 3 A’s and $25 for 4 A’s. I took my daughter yesterday and she received a $25 gift card, which she was able to use immediately to buy two new summer videos. (K-12)

Thanks, Debra!

NOTE: O’s count as A’s. Report cards must have been issued by schools in Frederick County (public or private). Offer expires July 1. ~Tracey


Three-Month YMCA Summer Memberships are Back!

Summer memberships are valid for any three-month period between May 1 and September 30, 2008.

Heath & Wellness Membership
$175 / Family: $255

Youth Membership
Ages 5-17—$70

If the health benefits don’t convince you, consider the following:

  • My family signed up last summer, and when we decided to continue our membership after the summer, the Y waived the customary $100 initiation fee. I’ve spoken with several people who said this fee was also waived for them in previous years.
  • If you’ve already enrolled your kids in YMCA summer camp at the non-member rate, sign up for a summer membership before camp starts, and have your fees adjusted.
  • Free babysitting (and a rec room for older kids, complete with pool table & air hockey).
  • Free wireless internet in the lobby.

To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to register by June 30.

For details, call: (301) 663-5131.


Regal Cinemas Free Kids’ Movies–Summer 2008 Schedule


Regal Cinemas Summer 2008 MoviesWhen school’s out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It’s a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it’s FREE!

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.

Westview Stadium 16
5243 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 620-1700

Valley Mall Stadium 16
17301 Valley Mall Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 582-1000

Germantown Stadium 14
20000 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 916-4435 Continue reading Regal Cinemas Free Kids’ Movies–Summer 2008 Schedule


Holiday Cinemas Kiddie Shows–Summer 2008 Schedule

Where: MDL Holiday Cinemas (100 Baughman’s Lane).
When: Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 through the summer.
Cost: $1 admission (cash only); Kids’ Paks ($3.75) include candy, drink, and popcorn.

6/17-18 Alvin & The Chipmunks (PG)
6/24-25 Wallace & Gromit (G)
7/1-2 Madagascar (PG)
7/8-9 Bee Movie (PG)
7/15-16 The Wild Thornberry Movie (PG)
7/22-23 Sharktale (PG)
7/29-30 The Rugrats Movie (G)
8/5-6 Flushed Away (PG)
8/12-13 Shrek The Third (PG)
8/19-20 Happy Feet (PG)

Large groups of 40 or more must call for reservations–(240) 674-6257 or (301) 662-9392.