Mayberry Event Calendar

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Saaay, have I got some great ideas for things to do in Mayberry !

Saaay, have I got some great ideas for things to do in Mayberry !

Floyd’s Barbershop
Bulletin Board & Event Calendar

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).

LA Deli* Now-Apr. 27: L.A. Deli, the latest play by TAGS writer Sam Bobrick, is being performed at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood, Calif. Previews are on March 21 at 8 p.m. and March 22 at 3 p.m. Regular performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. For more info or tickets, visit www.plays411.com or call (323) 960-7738.

KarenKnottsHeadShot* Apr. 14- 18: Karen Knotts lassos Louisiana with her “Tied Up in Knotts” tour.  She’ll be performing in Terrebonne, Ascension, Livingston, and Tangipahoa.  For more info, e-mail mcleboeuf@mytpl.org.

Betty Lynn with happy fans at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

Betty Lynn with happy fans at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

* Apr. 18: Mayberry Double-Header at the Andy Griffith Museum. Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10).

TheEducationofETBThen, at 3 p.m., Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “The Education of Ernest T. Bass” episode of TAGS, in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission to Neal’s lecture is included with an Andy Griffith Museum armband ($3 or $5) or is $5 without one. For further info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.  It’s a Good Friday to be in Mount Airy!

* Apr. 18: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning entertains at the 16th Annual Gibson Country Dinner &  Auction Fundraiser at the Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse. For more info, visit www.carlperkinscenter.org.

BOY OF THE HOOD--Dean Webb (on mandolin) and Missouri Boatride

BOY OF THE HOOD–Dean Webb (on mandolin) and Missouri Boatride

* Apr. 19: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Winter Bluegrass Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ozark Room at the Kimberling City Shopping Mall in Kimberling City, Mo. (Call Hillbilly Bowl/RT’s Restaurant for Snow or Ice cancellations: 417-739-4425.)

* Apr. 24 and 25: Eagles’ Wings fundraiser event in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The golf tourney is on Thurs., and the dinner, silent auction, and entertainment are on Fri. night at the Bryant Conference Center.  David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning, Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis” Junkin are among the entertainers with Mayberry connections. More guests and details TBA.  For now, just mark your calendar for this annual event that supports Eagles’ Wings efforts to assist adults with disabilities.  More info at www.eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org.

Morgan Brittany

Morgan Brittany

* Apr. 25-27: Maggie Peterson and Morgan Brittany (Opie’s girlfriend Mary Alice Carter) are special guests for the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo. Morgan is moderating a panel on TV Legends  at 11:15 a.m. on Apr. 25 at Marshfield Christian Church.  Maggie and Morgan (possibly joined by other TAGS stars) will participate in a Memories of Mayberry forum moderated by TAGSRWC’s Paul Mulik at 10:30 a.m. on Apr. 26 at Marshfield Assembly of God.  Both of those sessions are free. More details TBA.  For info, visit www.cherryblossomfest.com.

BestCover* Apr. 26: James Best brings his “Best in Hollywood” show to the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, S.C.  For more info, call the box office at 803-276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.

* Apr. 29: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning  entertains at Mayberry Night Banquet at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn.  For info, visit www.bellevue.org.

KarenKnottsGuitarwestminister_rodney_dillard_2011* May 2 and 3: 4th Annual Mayberry Comes to Westminster Festival in Westminster, S.C.  Guests include Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, Karen Knotts and her one-woman “Knotts, Knotts, Who’s There?” show (for two performances), several Mayberry tribute artists, “A Salute to Elvis” with Wayne Euliss, trivia,  and Miss Mayberry pageant.  More details TBA. For updates, visit: www.westminstersc.com/mayberry. Tickets available at www.jneg.org. Also, Rodney Dillard and wife Beverly perform songs of praise during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Westminster Baptist Church on Sunday, May 4.

* May 3: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Winter Bluegrass Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ozark Room at the Kimberling City Shopping Mall in Kimberling City, Mo. (Call Hillbilly Bowl/RT’s Restaurant for Snow or Ice cancellations: 417-739-4425.)

* May 7: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning entertains at Senior TRIAD Day in Richmond, Va.

RodneyGuitar* May 10: Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band perform at Cherokee Park in Morristown, Tenn., from 6 to 8 p.m.

RafeHollisterSings* May 10: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Rafe Hollister Sings” 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 armband ($3 or $5) or is $5 without one.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* May 10: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning is ready to write tickets at the 5th Annual Antique Car Show at the Heritage Center in Morristown, Tenn.

* May 16: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

RodneyMaggieColor* May 17 and 18: Mayberry in the Midwest in Danville, Ind.  Stars confirmed so far include Maggie Peterson, Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, and a full slate of Mayberry tribute artists.  Events include a pancake breakfast, concerts, contests, Opie’s Soap Box Derby, and the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals. (If you have a Mayberry Squad replica that you want to enter in the MSCN, contact Kenneth Junkin at 205-364-7727.)

Many more details TBA, but for now, just mark your calendar. For inquiries (such as renting vendor booth space) and updates, go to www.visitdowntowndanville.com. And follow the event on Facebook HERE.

The host hotel is the La Quinta Inn & Suites (317-279-2650) in Plainfield, which is 15 to 20 minutes away, depending on traffic. If you can’t get a room at the LaQuinta, there are also some hotels (Fairfield Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn) in Avon, which is also five to 10 minutes closer.  And a couple of other hotels in Plainfield are a Hampton Inn and a Best Western.

* May 20-25: Ronnie Schell performs at the Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For more info, visit www.harrahslasvegas.com.

Missouri Boatride (featuring Dean Webb, far left)

Missouri Boatride (featuring Dean Webb, far left)

* May 24 and 25: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform at the Bluegrass and Bar-B-Q Festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

* May 25: Capping a four-decade tradition, Jim Nabors is scheduled to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the Indy 500 for the final time. (Shazam.)

* May 31: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride kick off their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at the Kimberling City Shopping Mall in Kimberling City, Mo.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their ’41 Chevy flatbed truck. From 7 to 9 p.m. roughly every third Sat. into Sept.  Bring your lawn chairs and whatnot.

* May 31: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning floats into St. Paul, Va., for the Clinch River Days Festival.

RutaLee* June 12-14: Ruta Lee appears at the Memphis Film Festival at the Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Miss.  For more info, visit www.memphisfilmfestival.com.

BarneyandTLPhfftt* June 14: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt” 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 armband ($3 or $5) or is $5 without one.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

BettyLynnHeadShot* June 20: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* June 21: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at Kimberling City Shopping Mall.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their ’41  truck. From 7 to 9 p.m. roughly every third Sat. into Sept.  Bring your lawn chairs.

* June 28: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning shines bright at the Star City Motor Madness Car Show in Roanoke, Va.  For more info, visit www.starcitymotormadness.com.

* July 3-5: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform at the Starvey Creek Bluegrass Festival in Conway, Mo.

BacktoNature* July 12: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Back to Nature” 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 armband ($3 or $5) or is $5 without one.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 12: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at Kimberling City Shopping Mall.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their  ’41 flatbed truck. From 7 to 9 p.m., more or less every third Sat. through Sept.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  Or find on old tree stump.

* July 18: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

schell3* July 23-27: Ronnie Schell performs at the Improv at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe (Nev.).  For info visit www.harveystahoe.com.

* Aug. 2: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at Kimberling City Shopping Mall.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their  ’41 Chevy truck. From 7 to 9 p.m., more or less every third Sat. through Sept.  Bring your lawn chairs, but no overnight camping.

Songfesters* Aug. 9: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “The Songfesters” 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 armband ($3 or $5) or is $5 without one.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Aug. 13:  Karen Knotts unleashes her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts” show on Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside Chautauqua in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, on the banks of Lake Erie.  Show time is 8:15 p.m. For info, find a web-footed red-crested lake loon to follow, or visit www.lakesideohio.com.

* Aug. 15: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

CharleneDarling* Aug. 22 and 23: Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson are joined by several of the Mayberry tribute artists (including David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning, Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis” Junkin, Phil “Ernest T.” Fox,  and Jeff “Howard” Branch) for a Cruise-In in Oakboro, N.C., on Friday, and then a concert benefiting the Montgomery County DARE program on Saturday at the James H. Garner Center in Troy, N.C. Tickets for the Saturday show are $20 for reserved seats and $15 for general admission.  Tickets for children 6 years-12 years old are $10. For more info, call Jeff Branch at (704) 985-6987, e-mail jbranch205@windstream.net, or visit www.bluegrassintroy.com/.

* Aug. 23: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride continue their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at Kimberling City Shopping Mall.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their  flatbed truck. From 7 to 9 p.m.

* Sept. 13: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride close out their free Kimberling City Summer Bluegrass Concert Series outside of the Hillbilly Bowl at Kimberling City Shopping Mall.  In true Darlings style, they’ll be performing on the back of their  ’41 Chevy flatbed truck. From 7 to 9 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs or whatever you like to sit on while listening to music under the stars.

* Sept. 19: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-1:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Sept. 21-24: Life Lessons From Mayberry: It’s All There in Black and White in Ridgecrest, N.C. (outside Asheville) is a Bible study event drawing on the biblical truths and life applications found in “The Andy Griffith Show.” The event is $295 per person (based on double occupancy), which includes three nights of on-campus lodging, eight meals, Bible study sessions based on favorite TAGS episodes, dynamic preaching, worship, an orchestra concert of TAGS tunes, and a lunch with favorite Mayberry tribute artists. To register, call Ridgecrest Conference Center at (800) 588-7222 or visit www.lifeway.com/mayberry.com.

Rodney Dillard

Rodney Dillard

* Sept. 25-28: 25th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C.   As always, numerous “Andy Griffith Show” stars will be on hand. Stars already confirmed are hometown favorite Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) and Darling Boy Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, who will perform a matinee show on Friday.  James Best also presents his popular “Best in Hollywood Show” on Friday afternoon, and Karen Knotts returns with her fun, wonderful “Tied Up in Knotts” show, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Other festival favorites include David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning and the merry Mayberry band of tribute artists, the VW Boys and their “Salute to Mayberry,” and Michael Hoover’s Elvis.

James Gregory

James Gregory

Also, there will be a hilarious comedy show on Friday night by the amazing James Gregory, “the Funniest Man in America.” Also, the Embers warm the night with their music on Thursday, while the legendary Tams bring their soulful coastal music to the amphitheater on Friday evening. And much more TBA! There will be something for everybody at this special 25th Mayberry Days. Visit www.surryarts.org for more info.

* Oct. 3: 54th Anniversary of the premiere of “The Andy Griffith Show” on CBS.NewHousekeeperPorch3

* Oct. 3: Dean Webb and Missouri Boatride perform for the The Old Brush Arbor, at Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring, Mo.

* Oct. 5: Karen Knotts brings her “Tied Up in Knotts” show to the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, Calif., at 2 p.m. For tickets and info, call 209-338-5071 or visit www.galloarts.org.

LeroyMackFlag* Oct. 19: LeRoy “Mack” McNees and wife Jan share their faith and bluegrass gospel music during the 11 a.m. worship service at the New Horizons Baptist Church in Oxford, N.C.

RonHowardGuilford* Oct. 23: “An Evening with Ron Howard” as part of the Bryan Series, hosted by Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. In a moderated conversation, Ron Howard will offer the Bryan Series reflections on his 50 years in the motion picture and television industry. He will discuss his journey from his role as Opie to his achievements as one of the most accomplished filmmakers of our time. Expect him to talk about the creative process and the significance of his films including Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and others. The presentation starts at 7:30 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Current Bryan Series subscribers have an exclusive renewal period through May 21, when new Series subscriptions (for a total of five lectures) begin.  Sales of single event tickets to Ron’s lecture (and the others) start Aug. 15.  Ticket prices haven’t been announced yet.  For more info, visit www.guilford.edu/bryan-series.

CarnvialVictory* Nov. 1-6: Cruise to Mayberry 9 stars LeRoy “Mack” McNees, George Lindsey, Jr. , and a passel of Mayberry tribute artists for music, sights, sun, fun, and games…and hearty eatin’ aboard Carnival’s Victory cruise ship, departing Miami for Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman.  There are several important deadlines coming up for making reservations. For more info, contact Sharon at All About Cruises (336) 538-4926 or by e-mail at pwesje@aol.com or visit the website at www.allaboutcruisesnc.net.

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