It’ll be pretty funny at the Grapevine on Saturday night

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 9, 2014

Something funny is afoot at The Grapevine — Saturday, Oct. 11 is comedy night with Comedy Zone regular emcee Eik Eikenberry opening at 9 p.m.
Headlining the show is Clint Nohr. Using his young appearance to his advantage, Nohr establishes a rapport with the audience by being charming and adorable, combining sharp writing with a likable approach to a mixed bag of observational humor coming from a warped and twisted, yet somehow always relatable point of view.
Nohr took third place in the Carnival Cruise Comedy Challenge and passed to the call-back round of NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2 in Tampa, all in his first year of comedy. Since 2003, Nohr has been a guest on “Bob and Tom” and seen on SPEED Channel. He has participated in the Boston Comedy Festival and Laugh Your Asheville Off.
Comedy Night at Cartucci’s Grapevine is from 9 to 10:30 p.m. with an $8 cover. 209 S. Main St., 6704-870-2574,
Friday Oct. 10 from 5-9 p.m. is OctoberTour Night Out in downtown Salisbury with the traditional horse and carriage rides, free trolley rides and classic car show on South Main Street.
There will also be live music by local band Life Size and a special performance by Siva A Manu Polynesian Dance School, at the Gateway Park. And don’t miss the Selfie Expo, sponsored by the Parks and Recreations, on display on East Fisther Street.
Gold Hill — The Salisbury Swing Band will appear at the Morgan Ridge Vineyards, 486 John Morgan Road, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. The band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, and features vocalist Laura Millspaugh.
For more information call Salisbury Swing Band at 704-209-4157 or Morgan Ridge Vineyards at 704-639-0911.
Gold Hill — The Vintage Photographers Guild of North Carolina will be exhibiting works at the E. H. Montgomery General Store in the Village of Gold Hill on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. The exhibition will be staged by the group, whose members shoot and develop photos with processes that date to the 1800s. The group has, on numerous occasions, done photo shoots in and around the historic Gold Hill village, Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and other areas of Gold Hill. Photos from these photo shoots will be on display throughout the two-day event.
The guild was formed in 1990 to promote fine art black and white photography and includes 20-plus members using a wide range of equipment from the old style box view cameras with the drape over the head to modern digital cameras. The group accepts new members with interest in learning and sharing the black and white photography art.
Interested photographers should call Martin Lafferty at 704-932-5753.
Exhibit hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A reception will be held on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Montgomery Store, giving visitors a chance to meet the photographers and ask questions about the art of black and white photography and about the guild.
For more information on the exhibit call Vivian Hopkins at 704-267-9439 or More on the exhibit can be found on the Historic Gold Hill Facebook Event Page and website
Join the haunted trolley cast of characters during Halloween Funfest on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3 until 6 p.m. It is a paid gig with costumes provided. Several roles are available for males and females. A Trolley docent is needed as well, also paid. For details, contact Downtown Salisbury Inc. at with “haunted trolley” in the subject line.
The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch presents “Willful Murder?” The Sinking of the Lusitania by Diana Preston speaking on the events surrounding the sinking of a Cunard Line passenger ship that became one of the most pivotal and universally condemned acts of World War I. It is also close to the 100 year anniversary of the May 7, 1915 sinking.
The dinner and talk is Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Salisbury, cost $32 each. For information and to RSVP, contact Gerry Wood, 704-216-2660 or
Mocksville — Charlie Brown and all his pals appear in the Broadway musical “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” starting Oct. 10 at the Broadway’s Best Theatre. Justin Bulla returns in the role of Charlie Brown along with other Broadway’s Best veterans, Natalie Michaels as Sally and Zachary Eley-Durbin as Snoopy. New to the theatre are Becky Koza as Lucy, Kevin Periman as Linus and Nick Zayas as Schroeder.
The production is a special fundraising production with reduced seating to provide room for banquet tables and a meal with each performance. The ticket price will include a buffet meal created by California Fresh Catering, reservations are required. Adult tickets are $40, seniors $36 and students $32 but that includes the meal, dessert and beverages. Group discounts are available. The meal will begin one hour before each show. Performance dates are Oct. 10 through 26.
Get tickets at or 336-575-4446. Broadway’s Best Theatre Company is located at 103 Beechtree Place, near the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, Exit #174, in Davie County.
China Grove — China Grove Roller Mill will be open each Sunday in October and November from 2 until 4 p.m. Tours of the mill are available with interesting displays from the life in Rowan County in the early 1900s. The Roller Mill is located at 308 N Main St. It is operated by the Historical Society of South Rowan.
Aspiring photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us for one or all of the Fall photo walks planned for October:
• RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Start out at the library and stroll downtown and end up on Bank Street to visit local artist Clyde and wander around the property and find hidden treasures to capture on camera.
• East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Start out at the library and stroll by the old Rockwell Casket Company, check out the feed supply store, and capture a few pumpkins at Variety Produce Market.
• South Rowan Regional Library, 620 Kimball Road, China Grove on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Start out at the library and head across the street to catch a golden sunset over the Lake Corriher Wilderness Area.
Bring your own camera (even if it’s on your phone) and wear comfortable clothing. Inclement weather will cancel the photowalk. Spaces are limited. Register at or 704-216-7841.
• 3 p.m.: Free family movie in the Planetarium. Welcome to Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. His world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Rated PG.
• 5 p.m.: Fright Light Laser Show + Live Sky, $2 each
Prepare yourself for an intense and exciting experience of laser light. This Halloween-themed show entertains with images set to popular music by artists such as Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Charlie Daniels Band, Oingo Boingo, Alice Cooper and others. ** Parental Guidance Suggested: Some songs may contain lyrics and images that may be perceived as inappropriate for sensitive audience members.
• 6:30 p.m.: Fright Light Laser Show + Live Sky, $2 each (see above)
• Directions: The front entrance for Horizons Unlimited is located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Programs will begin at the back entrance to the building and the front door will be locked. Park and enter at the rear of the building, which is accessible from Lilly Ave. Twitter, Facebook, or visit our website for up-to-date information
Lee Street theatre presents a Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production of “Becky’s New Car” by Steven Dietz. Claudia Galup, artistic director of St. Thomas Players, directs.
Auditions are Dec. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Rehearsals begin in early January and performance dates are Feb. 19-22 and 26-28.
Available roles include:
Becky Foster, around 50, an ordinary woman
Joe Foster, around 50, Becky’s husband, a roofer
Chris Foster, 26, their son, a psychology student
Walter Flood, 60s, a very wealthy businessman, widowed
Kenni Flood, 23, Walter’s daughter
Steve, around 50, Becky’s co-worker, widowed
Ginger, 50s, a neighbor of Walter’s, single, attractive
Copies of the script are available for checkout. Email to make arrangements.
With questions email Jennifer Hubbard, managing director of St. Thomas Players, at
The Food for Thought Oktoberfest Block Party is on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lee Street Theatre and adjoining Rail Walk. Local craft beers and German-inspired foods will be featured. Butch’s Brisket will be providing bratwurst and brisket. New Sarum Brewing Company in Salisbury and Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem will offer seasonal beers. Wine will also be served. Kerr Street will be blocked off and the festivities will extend along parts of The Rail Walk. Live entertainment will be provided by Life Size. Tickets are $35 each and include food, drinks and entertainment.
Purchase tickets via the Food for Thought website at or by sending a check to the Food for Thought office: 131 W. Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144. RSVP by Oct. 13.
Funds raised at this event will be used to support weekend meals for hungry school children in Rowan County. With almost one in three children in Rowan County living with uncertain access to nutritious food, your support will help ensure more children will be coming to school on Monday mornings ready to learn.