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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.

Lots of fun Mayberry events have got the attention of Floyd and Andy and Barney and the Boys.

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

 

* Apr. 26-28: Margaret Kerry is among the special guests for the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo. For more info, visit www.cherryblossomfest.com.

* Apr. 27: Roland White and his band perform at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn., at 9 p.m. Tickets at the door.

* Apr. 29: Rodney Dillard and crew bring their Mayberry Values presentation of testimonies and music to Mulkeytown Christian Church in Mulkeytown, Ill., at 2 p.m.

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

* May 5: 31st Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic (founded by Denver Pyle) in Paris, Tex.  For info, visit: www.unclejessefishing.com.

* May 18: 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). Info at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* May 18-20: Fifth Annual Mayberry in the Midwest festival (also featuring the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals) in Danville, Ind. Special guest stars this year are Maggie Peterson Mancuso (Mayberry's Charlene Darling), Ronnie Schell (two episodes of TAGS and Duke Slater on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."), Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey), Dixie Griffith (daughter of Andy Griffith), and George Lindsey Jr. Lots of Mayberry tribute artists will be on hand as well. Look for updates here and either on the event's website or at Mayberry in the Midwest on Facebook.

* May 19: Roland White and his band perform at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn., at 9 p.m. Tickets at the door.

* May 20: Rodney Dillard and wife Beverly are joined by the Walker Brothers for "An Afternoon in Mayberry" from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Florida Opry, located at 605 N. Collins St., Plant City, Fla. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 (cash only) at the door. For more info, visit www.ehhsoc.org/the-florida-opry.

* June 15: Betty Lynn greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. with autographed 8 x 10 photos available ($10). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

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

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* June 16: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower kicks off his summer lecture series about TAGS with a talk about the "Back to Nature" episode (including Golden Arms, Wild Pheasant Birds, and Lake Loons!), 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 12: Karen Knotts brings her "Tied Up in Knotts" show to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, Calif.  Show time is 7:30 p.m. For info, visit themuck.org/upcoming.

* July 20: 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 more info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* 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.

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.

SPECIAL DELIVERY--Betty Lynn creates a memorable moment for a delighted fan at a previous meet-and-greet event at the Andy Griffith Museum. 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.

* 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.

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* 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, Rodney Dillard, Ronnie Schell, and LeRoy McNees. Karen Knotts will also present her show "A Deputy's Daughter." Much more TBA soon.

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

Tickets are already 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.

* 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.

* 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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