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The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest's amazing collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia, is celebrating last summer's truly dazzling remodeling. The museum is open daily in Mount Airy, N.C. For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

The following information is from "The eBullet": Official E-mail Newsletter of "The Andy Griffith Show" Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

 

* Apr. 19: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 1:00-3:00 p.m. She will have autographed 8 x 10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

Roland White

* Apr. 20: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

* Apr. 24-27: Margaret Kerry is a guest for the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo.

* May 4: 32nd Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic (founded by Denver Pyle) in Paris, Tex.  The event helps raise funds for Denver Pyle's Children's Charities, which remains very active in the Paris community. For info, visit the event's page on Facebook.

* May 4: Betty Lynn is featured on "Those Were the Days," an Old Time Radio show hosted by Ken Alexander and Steve Darnall on Chicago's WDCB (90.9 FM and 90.7 FM), from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.  (You can also listen online worldwide at www.wdcb.org.)

The special broadcast includes three OTR shows with performances by Betty, as well as an extensive pre-recorded interview with Betty.  If you aren't able to listen to the live broadcast, the show will also be archived online in the "Those Were the Days Nostalgia Digest" from May 8 to May 22.

* May 9-12: Karen Knotts brings "Tied Up in Knotts" to the Heritage Music Hall at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., for four shows. For show times, tickets, and more info, visit www.musicaltheaterheritage.com.

* May 17: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 1:00-3:00 p.m. She will have 8 x 10 photos available for autographing ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* May 17: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS--Three members of Mayberry royalty (l-r): George Lindsey Jr., Maggie Peterson Mancuso, and Ronnie Schell.

* May 17-19: Sixth Annual Mayberry in the Midwest festival in Danville, Ind. Guests confirmed so far include Maggie Peterson Mancuso (Charlene Darling), Ronnie Schell (Duke Slater and two Mayberry roles), Margaret Kerry (two roles), Dixie Griffith (Andy's daughter), George Lindsey Jr., and the award-winning bluegrass band, The Grascals, who will perform a free concert on Sat. night.

A full troupe of Mayberry tribute artists will also be on hand. Other highlights include the Meet & Greet Dinner, a parade, and the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals. For more info, visit www.mayberryinthemidwest.com.

GOING TO BAT FOR MAYBERRY--Approach the cave slowly...SLOWLY!

* May 25: Maggie Peterson joins Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band for an edition of Bluegrass Underground billed as "Mayberry Memories: Andy Griffith Show Celebration," at The Caverns in Pelham, Tenn. David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning will also be on patrol and performing. Showtime is 2:00 p.m. (Cave opens at 1:00.) Reserved tickets are priced $40 and up, with various package options. For info visit www.thecaverns.com.

* June 12: Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band perform at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, Ind.

* June 15: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower kicks off his summer lecture series about TAGS with a discussion of the "Fun Girls" episode ("Hello, doll!"), starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. Admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* June 15: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo by Hobart Jones.

* June 21: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 1:00-3:00 p.m. She will have 8 x 10 photos available for autographing ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 13 and 14: The Roland White Band performs at the 9th Annual Bluegrass on the Green in Frankfort, Ill.

* July 19: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 1:00-3:00 p.m. She will have 8 x 10 photos available for autographing ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 19 and 21: 7th Annual Mayberry Meet-Up in Mount Airy, N.C.  Here's the link to more info on the event's Facebook page, and here's a link (also on the Facebook page) to the online registration form. The event coincides nicely (and not by accident) with Betty Lynn's meet-and-greet at the Andy Griffith Museum on Friday (see above) and Neal Brower's lecture at the Museum on Saturday (see below).

Some of the Goober Gang at the Mayberry Motor Inn gazebo during last year's Mayberry Meet-Up.

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* July 20: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower's second summer lecture about TAGS finds him talking about "The Education of Ernest T. Bass," starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. Admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 27: Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band perform at Hazzard Fest at Rogersville City Park in Rogersville, Tenn. For info, visit www.hazzardfest.com.

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GOOD EGG--You may not get a face on your egg like Malcolm drew for Opie, but you'll feel like a Mayberry egghead with all the great stuff you learn at Neal's lecture!

* Aug. 10: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower wraps up his summer lecture series about TAGS with a discussion of the "Andy's English Valet" episode, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. Admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under).

Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Sept. 19: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at a luncheon show from 1:30 to 3:30 at Wright's Chicken Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, R.I. The cost is $69 for the all-inclusive round-trip motorcoach that is part of part of a group tour, or $45 for just the luncheon and show (drive yourself). For more info visit www.travelgrouptrips.com.

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* Sept. 23-29: 30th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C. Tickets are already available for many of the week's events, including for concerts by Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band. LeRoy "Mack" McNees & Friends, and a presentation of "A Deputy's Daughter" by Karen Knotts.

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PACES IN THE CROWD--A scene from the 2018 Mayberry Days Parade.
Photo by Kenny Hooker.

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Tickets are also available for The Emmett Golf Tournament (and the dinner and entertainment featuring comedian Henry Cho), concerts by Collin Raye, The Grascals, The VW Boys, The Embers, Envision, and Legacy Motown Revue, as well comedy performances by John Floyd (The Mouth of Mayberry) and James Gregory ("The Funniest Man in America"). Tickets are also available for Professor Brower's Lecture/TAGSRWC Meeting and Colonel Tim's Talent Time.

Other guest stars and much more are TBA.  For advance tickets (order early and get those extra-good seats!), visit www.mayberrydays.com. And of course, much of Mayberry Days, including assorted contests and performances and the parade, don't require a ticket.

* Oct. 12: Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band bring their Mayberry Moments show to Marion, Va., as part of the "Song of the Mountains" TV show.

Ronnie Schell

Dixie Griffith
(aka tribute artist for Fun Girl Skippy)

* Nov. 2-7: Cruise to Mayberry 14 sets sail with Ronnie Schell (two episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" and also Duke Slater on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C") and Dixie Griffith (daughter of Andy) and a boatload of Mayberry tribute artists aboard Carnival's Sunshine from Charleston to Nassau and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. For good measure, Elvis impersonator Wayne Euliss and bluegrass band Cane Mill Road will also entertain.

For more info, e-mail cruise organizer Sharon Euliss of All About Cruises at PWESJE@aol.com or call her at (336) 538-4926.

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