Mayberry Event Calendar

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"Whoo-eee! You're right, Floyd. There is a lot goin' on in Mayberry this year!"

"Whoo-eee! You're right, Floyd. There is a lot goin' on in Mayberry this year!"

 

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The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest's amazing collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia, 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).

* Feb. 12: The Roland White Band performs at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. at 9 p.m.  More info at www.stationinn.com.

LeRoyMack2* Feb. 14: LeRoy "Mack" McNees (one of Mayberry's musical Country Boys in two episodes) and his new gospel bluegrass group, Gloryland, play at La Crescenta Baptist Church in La Crescenta, Calif. at 6:00 p.m.

DeanWebbMissourBR* Feb. 16: Everybody back on the boat. Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride float into Springfield, Mo., for the Springfield Boat Show.

* Feb. 16-21: Ronnie Schell performs at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Betty Lynn with two generations or fans (and a napper) at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

Betty Lynn with two generations or fans (and a napper) at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

* Feb. 19: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 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.

* Feb. 20: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform a free concert 7 p.m. at First Christian Church in Kimberling City, Mo.

extrasecurity2* Feb. 22-27: David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning entertains on the Mountain Music Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Sea.  For more info, visit www.mountainmusiccruise.com.

* Feb. 23: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Film Festival in Sedona, Ariz. More info at www.sedonafilmfestival.org.

* Feb. 27: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride navigate to the St. Louis Boat Show in St. Louis, Mo.

FilmFestLogo* Mar. 3-5: 19th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival in Florence, Ala.  For more info, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com.

* Mar. 11: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform at the LiUNA Event Center in South St. Louis, Mo.

* Mar. 11-13: Karen Knotts does three performances of "Tied Up in Knotts" (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Black Box Center for the Arts in Boca Raton, Fla.  Tickets are $25-$35.  For more info, visit www.bocablackbox.com.

* Mar. 12: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform at the Falls Event Center in Columbia, Ill.

* Mar. 12: The Roland White Band performs at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. at 9 p.m.  More info at www.stationinn.com.

* Mar. 12 and 13: Maggie Peterson and Rodney Dillard are joined by David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning in a presentation of Mayberry Moments at the Cumming Playhouse in Cumming, Ga. Show times are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets and more info, call (770)  205-4220.

* Mar. 31: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform at the Pregnancy Lifeline event in Kimberling City, Mo.

* Apr. 3 and 4: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at 8 p.m. both nights at Barleen's Arizona Opry in Apache Junction, Ariz.  Details TBA.  For more info, visit www.azopry.com.

* Apr. 22: Karen Knotts brings "Tied Up in Knotts" to Lyman, Wyo.  Show time is 8 p.m. Further details TBA.

* Apr. 23: The Roland White Band performs at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. at 9 p.m.  More info at www.stationinn.com.

* Apr. 25 and 26: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at 8 p.m. both days at Barleen's Arizona Opry in Apache Junction, Ariz.  Details TBA.  For more info, visit www.azopry.com.

Karen Knotts makes wave in the parade at Mayberry Comes to Westminster.

Karen Knotts makes wave in the parade at Mayberry Comes to Westminster.

* May 6 and 7: 6th Annual Mayberry Comes Westminster (S.C.) festival. Karen Knotts is the special guest.  She'll be performing two shows of her new one-woman act "Knott Knotts, Who's There: Getting to Know the Man Behind Barney Fife." She'll also be the grand marshal for two parades on Saturday.  Other performers include bluegrass gospel group Trinity River Band.  David Browning and a troupe of Mayberry tribute artists will also be performing throughout the weekend.

In conjunction with the festival, the 3rd Annual Crime Stoppers Mayberry Open Golf Tourney at noon on Thursday the 5th at Oconee Country Club. For info about how to register your team and/or become a hole sponsor, contact Jimmy Watt, Information Officer with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, at (864) 638-419 or e-mail him at jwatt@oconeelaw.com.

There will also be a "Salute to Elvis" dinner show starring Wayne Euliss on Wednesday the 4th and Mayberry Bible Study on Thursday. A cruise-in, pageants, contests, crafts, and assorted vendors are also part of the popular festival.  For more info, visit www.mayberrywestminster.com.

COME FISH COME--Tippi (Mrs. Denver) Pyle with a couple of contestants ready to hook some bass.

COME FISH COME--Tippi (Mrs. Denver) Pyle with a couple of earnest contestants ready to hook some bass.

* May 7: 29th Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic (founded by Denver Pyle) in Paris, Tex.  For more info, visit: www.unclejessefishing.com.

* May 14: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Kimberling City Mall in Kimberling City, Mo.

* May 21 and 22: Mayberry in the Midwest festival in Danville, Ind.  Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling) is the first announced guest star. More details TBA. For updates, visit the Mayberry in the Midwest page on Facebook.

* June 2-4: Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band perform at the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom, Ind.  Details TBA. For more info, visit www.johnhartfordmemfest.com.

* June 11: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Kimberling City Mall in Kimberling City, Mo.

BigHouseGomeBarn* June 11: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on "The Big House" episode of TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission ($6).  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* June 17: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa.  Show time is 7 p.m. For info, call (641) 472-2000 or visit www.fairfieldacc.com.

* June 18: Karen Knotts brings "Tied Up in Knotts" to Madison, Wis. Details TBA.

* June 26-July 3: Ronnie Schell performs at Harvey's Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe.

* July 9: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Kimberling City Mall in Kimberling City, Mo.

MomsDiner* July 9: Neal Brower presents a lecture on the "Andy's Rich Girlfriend" episode of TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission ($6).  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

DonKnottsStatue* July 21: Don Knotts statue dedication in Morgantown, W.V.  Details TBA.

"They're doin' it!"

"They're doin' it!"

* Aug 13: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower presents a lecture on the "Goober and the Art of Love" episode of TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission ($6).  Visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Aug. 20: Mayberry Night in Troy, N.C. , starring Maggie Peterson, the VW Boys and most of the Mayberry tribute artists in a fundraiser show for the local DARE program.  Details TBA.

A special occasion to celebrate indeed!

A special occasion to celebrate indeed!

* Aug. 20 and 21: Hal J. Smith (aka Otis Campbell) 100th Birthday Celebration in Massena, N.Y.  Hal was born in Petoskey, Mich., on Aug. 24, 1916, but called Massena home for many years. Details of the celebration are TBA.  Follow updates on plans at the event's Facebook page, or contact organizer John Michaud III by phone at (315) 769-2102 or by e-mail at massenaguy2003@yahoo.com.

YOU BET--Bette and Betty in June Bride.

YOU BET--Bette and Betty in June Bride.

 

 

 

* Aug. 26-31: As part of the celebration of Betty Lynn's 90th Birthday (Aug. 29), the historic Earle Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C., will screen June Bride, the 1948 film starring Betty in the title role. Also starring Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery.  And look for Debbie Reynolds and Mayberry's Amzie Strickland (Miss Rosemary) and Tom Tully (Walt Simpson) in smaller roles.

MFMlogo* Sept. 19-22: Memories From Mayberry: Timeless Truths from America's Hometown is a Bible study event drawing on the biblical truths and life applications found in "The Andy Griffith Show." Hosted by the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, GA (90 miles NE of Atlanta). Early Bird price (until Mar. 15) is $300 per person (based on double occupancy). After that, the price is $325 per person.

The all-inclusive price includes three nights of on-campus lodging, eight meals, Bible study sessions based on favorite TAGS episodes, dynamic preaching, worship, and special guest star LeRoy McNees ("Mayberry on Record" and "Quiet Sam") in concert. To register, call (706) 886-3133 or visit www.mytoccoa.com/mayberry.

* Sept. 21-25: 27th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C. Stars confirmed so far include Mount Airy's own Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), the Rodney Dillard Band, and Karen Knotts (daughter of Don Knotts), who will present two one-woman shows this year: her popular "Tied Up in Knotts" and her brand new one, "A Deputy's Daughter." Dorothy Best will also present "Remember Me with Laughter: A Tribute to James Best."

Mayberry Days parade 2015. Photo by Hobart Jones.

Mayberry Days parade 2015. Photo by Hobart Jones.

 

Other performances include the comedy of James Gregory ("the funniest man in America"), The VW Boys, Michael Hoover's Elvis, The Embers (featuring Craig Woolard), The Tams, and the Malpass Brothers. Tickets are also available for The Emmett Golf Tournament, the Golf Banquet & Entertainment, Professor Brower's Lecture/TAGSRWC Meeting, and Colonel Tim's Talent Time.

More details and stars TBA. Much of the festival is free, but tickets for many of the activities/performances listed above that have a paid admission are now available online at www.mayberrydays.org.

Jackie Joseph spreading good cheer on the 2013 Mayberry cruise. Photo by Jan Newsome.

SEA'S THE MOMENT--Jackie Joseph, shadowed by Allan "Floyd" Newsome, spreading good cheer on the 2013 Mayberry cruise. Photo by Jan Newsome.

* Oct. 29 -Nov. 3: Cruise to Mayberry 11 with special guest star Jackie Joseph (aka to Ernest T. Bass's Sweet Romeena)! Join the fun (including Halloween) in the western Caribbean aboard Carnival's Paradise cruise ship as it departs Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman (a favorite of Asa's and Mr. Meldrim's) and Cozumel (a fave of Daphne and Skippy and Mavis Neff).

A bunch of popular Mayberry tribute artists (and also an Elvis) will join Jackie in providing entertainment and hosting contests, along with all the hearty eatin' and usual cruise highlights.  For more info, visit www.allaboutcruisesnc.net or call 1-800-832-7993.

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