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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.

OH, IT'S HOT--"Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."

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

* July 20-22: The 6th Annual Mayberry Meet-Up takes place in Mount Airy, N.C., sponsored by TAGSRWC's "Two Chairs, No Waiting" Podcast and hosted by Allan "Floyd" Newsome. Home base for the event is the Mayberry Motor Inn.

This year's event is timed to coincide with both Betty Lynn's meet-and-greet at the Andy Griffith Museum on July 20 and Neal Brower's lecture at the Museum on July 21. For more info, visit the Mayberry Meet-Up Facebook page.

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* July 21: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower presents a lecture on the classic "Opie the Birdman" episode of TAGS, 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). For more info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 28: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

* Aug. 11: Mayberry Night in Troy, N.C., starring Maggie Peterson, Dixie Griffith (daughter of Andy), the VW Boys, and many of the Mayberry tribute artists. Showtime at the James Garner Center is 7 p.m. Reserved seating is $20, General Admission tickets are $15 and admission for kids ages 6-12 is $10. For advance tickets or info, contact organizer Jeff Branch at (910) 572-1313 or (704) 985-6987, or visit the website at www.blugrassintroy.com.

ARE YA OR AIN'T YA?--Gonna learn, that is. You'll definitely get your nickel's worth at this month's lecture by Neal Brower!

* Aug. 11: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower wraps up his trilogy of summer lectures with a session on the "Opie and the Bully" episode of TAGS, 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 the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

TIME TO SMILE--Betty Lynn and friends with grins!
Photo by Hobart Jones.

* Aug. 17: 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.

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

* Sept. 21: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Beat the rush to visit with her the next week at Mayberry Days!) She will have autographed 8 x 10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Sept. 22: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

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ON THE CASE--Keith Thibodeaux (Johnny Paul Jason, second from right) and Dennis Rush (Howie, far right) both will be attending their first Mayberry Days! (And it will be the first Mayberry celebration of any kind for Dennis.) Salve the date!

* Sept. 27-30: 29th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C. Actually, a few festival events start as early as Monday the 24th. Stars from "The Andy Griffith Show" confirmed so far include Betty Lynn, Keith Thibodeaux (his Mayberry Days debut!), Dennis Rush (Opie's pal Howie in his Mayberry Days debut!), Rodney Dillard, Maggie Peterson Mancuso, Clint Howard, Ronnie Schell, Margaret Kerry, and LeRoy McNees.

Rodney Dillard

Karen Knotts will also present her show "A Deputy's Daughter." Bettina Linke, wife of late TAGS associate producer Richard O. Linke; Laura Hagen, wife of late TAGS music director Earle Hagen; and Stark Howell (son of actor Hoke Howell, aka Dud Wash) also will be attending. Much more TBA soon.

BUDDIES TO THE CORPS--Ronnie Schell and Jim Nabors in "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."

Tickets are available for several performances and activities, including The Doug Dillard Tribute Concert featuring Rodney Dillard and his band, Ronnie Schell's Salute to Jim Nabors, and "Bluegrass Mayberry Style" by LeRoy McNees and Friends.

Also performing are the VW Boys with their "Salute to Mayberry," the Motown Legacy Revue, Michael Hoover's "Memories of Elvis," the Mayberry Days debut of country star Collin Raye (four platinum albums and four #1 singles), the legendary Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives (another Mayberry Days debut), James Gregory ("the funniest man in America"), and the Malpass Brothers.

There's still more: Colonel Tim's Talent Time, Neal Brower's Lecture/TAGSRWC Annual Meeting, and the Mayberry Days Golf Tournament and its separate Banquet & Entertainment.

Or make it a whole week of fun in Mount Airy with shows earlier in the week, Sept. 24-26, including comedian John Floyd (Mon.) and beach music by both Band of Oz (Tues.) and The Embers featuring Craig Woolard (Wed.).

2017 Mayberry Days Parade.
Photo by Hobart Jones.

And those are just the ticketed events. There's much more that doesn't require tickets, including the Mayberry Days Parade, Mrs. Wiley's Tea Party, trivia, apple-peeling, checkers, horseshoes, pie-eating, pork chop sandwich-eating and Mayberry Idle Talent contests, music, and vendors, including barbecue from the Mayberry Days Barbecue Cook-Off.

And that's not to mention meet-and-greet sessions with the Mayberry stars, the Andy Griffith Museum, Mayberry-related movies at the Earle Theatre, Mayberry Days Silent Auction, and all of the everyday sights and attractions of Mount Airy.

In other words, it's not at all too early to start making plans to attend. For complete info, visit www.mayberrydays.org.

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* Oct. 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.

* Oct. 26: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

* Nov. 5-10: Mayberry Cruise 13Dixie Griffith (daughter of Andy) will be the guest for the cruise to the Western Caribbean from Tampa to Cozumel and back aboard Carnival's Paradise. For more info, visit www.allaboutcruisesnc.net or call (336) 538-4926.

* Nov. 16: 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.

* Nov. 23: Roland White and his band perform at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

* Dec. 1: Roland White and his band host the annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at 9 p.m. at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn.

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* Dec. 21: 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.

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