Just for Laughs

The Idiot Box, one of Greensboro’s favorite and most enduring comedy clubs, is returning to downtown Greensboro. Owner Jennie Stencel says she’s excited about her new location at 503 N. Greene St. (next to Beer Thirty) because it offers plenty of parking and will enable her and husband Steve Lesser to make it a full-time business. Stand-up, improvisational and sketch comedy will be offered four to six nights a week, and comedy classes, workshops and corporate training will occur during the day. Stay tuned for the grand re-opening, and look for the full schedule of laughs at IdiotBoxers.com.

Chris Just Agency Expands

Chris Just is making it easier to put Triad residents “in good hands.” Chris, who already owns two well-established Allstate agencies in Greensboro and Clemmons, recently acquired the Kernersville and King agencies and is pleased to announce that former owner Eric Tang has agreed to stay on as financial specialist, adding his expertise in life insurance, long-term care and retirement planning. With 12 licensed agents in four Allstate offices, Chris offers a wide range of financial services in addition to insurance for homes and autos. Find out more at Allstate.com/chrisjust.

An Early Victorian Christmas

The historic Blandwood Mansion will host its Early Victorian Christmas beginning Nov. 8. The house will be decked out like it would have been for the holidays in the mid-19th century. Once home to North Carolina Gov. Charles Motley Morehead, the Italianate-style dwelling has portions that date back to 1795. According to Blandwood’s website, the house will be hung with “local and period greenery, as if prepared for a grand Christmas Ball. During this period, holiday festivities evolved and changed as modest ‘backwoods’ practices began to embrace national and international traditions.” The Christmas decor will be up through Dec. 30. Blandwood is located at 447 W. Washington St. in downtown Greensboro. Tours are conducted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tours cost $8 for adults and are free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 336.272.5003