I can’t believe its October already! It’s pouring outside, but by Friday the sun will be shining bringing with it warmer weather in time for Sunday’s Orange Ball event at Sevillano Links and this weekend’s pheasant hunt at Clearcreek Sportsclub. Rain or shine, there’s plenty of entertainment at Rolling Hills Casino this week, including Comedy night with Bruce Baum and Jimmy Shubert on Friday and live music with the band “All Fired Up” on Saturday.
When I think of autumn, I think of comfort foods, pumpkins, and Gingerbread Houses. The annual Gingerbread House project completed in November/December is a “must see” at Rolling Hills. Each year, our Food and Beverage team constructs a wonderland extravaganza with a magnificent gingerbread house as the centerpiece. The gingerbread houses are at least 3 feet tall. One year, the project featured an elaborate castle with moat and bridge, another year it was a beautiful mansion. The theme is different every year. We don’t have a theme yet for this year’s gingerbread house, and we need your help.
Gingerbread House Theme Contest: We need a theme for this year’s Gingerbread House to help our team get started on the design. Submit your theme idea on our Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com. The person with the winning theme idea will receive dinner for two each week in December. In addition, we will donate $500 to the charity of the winner’s choice.
I don’t know about you, but I get a little hungrier with cooler weather. I’ve been in the mood for steak and seafood lately, so I’m pretty excited about this month’s featured dinner in Timbers Steakhouse: A mouth-watering four-ounce petite filet mignon with six deep fried or skewered shrimp for only $18. Timbers is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. For reservations, call (530) 528-3506.
After a good dinner, I like to laugh. There will be plenty of laughter at this Friday’s Comedy Night featuring Jimmy Shubert and Bruce Baum. With his large mustache and long hair, Baum looks like David Crosby, but he will swear he is not. He can sing, however, and has several songs on YouTube with his band the Nogginblasts. He co-authored the Letters From a Nut series of books, written under the pseudonym Ted L. Nancy. He even appeared on the Simpsons as an animated version of himself, and is the creater of the comedy web-desitination “ theOuterNet.com. Perhaps you saw one of Bruce’s numerous appearances on Hollywood Squares, Full House, Growing Pains, Comedy Central, HBO and / or Showtime — Or perhaps not. Some of us have better things to do than sit around and watch TV all day: Such as coming to Rolling Hills and seeing Bruce Baum perform live.
Jimmy Shubert also has an impressive resume as an actor and comedian, both in film and on television His hour-long stand-up comedy special was named a top ten comedy DVD for 2010 by Punchline Magazine, and is available on itunes. You may have seen him in his recurring role on “King of Queens” for five years and several appearances on “Entourage”. He has released three comedy albums, “Animal Instincts” “Pandemonium” & “Alive & kickin.”
The Comedy Club doors open Friday, October 8 at 7:30pm; the show starts at 8:30pm. Reserved table seats are $15; general admission tickets are only $10. Get your tickets early, as they often sell out for Comedy Club nights. You can get tickets at the Casino coat check, online at www.ticketforce.com, or by phone at (877) 840-0457.
Come back on Saturday and get “All Fired Up” for dancing. Meet your friends in Carlinos for a night of live classic rock from 9pm to 1am. Admission is free.