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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).

* Apr. 26-29: Maggie Peterson and Margaret Kerry are stars with Mayberry connections who are guests for the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield.  For more info, visit the festival website at www.cherryblossomfest.com.

*Apr. 29: David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning performs at the 19th Annual Gibson County Dinner & Auction fundraiser at the Carl Perkins Center in Humboldt, Tenn.  For info, visit www.carlperkinscenter.org.

DARLING PAIR--Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson sharing a good time. Photo by Kenny Hooker.

* May 6: Maggie Peterson and Rodney Dillard and his Dillards band are joined by David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning for a presentation of their popular Mayberry Moments show in Duluth, Ga. For info, visit www.eddieowenpresents.com.

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

* May 6: 30th Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic (founded by Denver Pyle) in Paris, Tex.  For more info, visit: www.unclejessefishing.com.

* May 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.

Ronnie Schell and Maggie Peterson

* May 19-21: Mayberry in the Midwest in Danville, Ind.  Mayberry stars Maggie Peterson and Ronnie Schell are joined by many of the Mayberry tribute artists and Dixie Griffith (Andy's daughter) for a weekend of family entertainment that also includes a parade, the Mayberry Derby, the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals, and streets full of vendors. For updates, follow the 2017 festival's Facebook page.

* May 20: Missouri Boatride (featuring Dean Webb on mandolin) performs a free concert as part of the Arts in the Park program at the Visitors Center at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (Republic, Mo.) at 7 p.m.

fredgoss* June 10: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower presents a lecture on the "Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee" 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.

* June 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.

* June 19: A public screening of The Real Mayberry, at 7:30 at Silverspot, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C.  A Q&A session with director Bill Hayes will follow. The 2016 documentary examines how Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy is adapting to changing economic and cultural circumstances while also maintaining its small-t0wn values and charm. For advance tickets, visit the Silverspot website.

* June 29-30: Roland White and his band perform at the Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival in Conway, Mo.

convictsatlargephone* July 8: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower presents a lecture on the "Convicts-at- Large" 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.

* July 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.

GAZEBO GROUP--A previous Mayberry Meet-Up enjoying TAGS viewing in the Gazebo at the Mayberry Motor Inn in Mount Airy.

* July 21-22: Coinciding with the weekend of Betty Lynn's July meet-and-greet at the Andy Griffith Museum, the Mayberry Meet-Up will be held in Mount Airy, N.C., this weekend.

This informal gathering is being coordinated by Allan "Floyd" Newsome as a chance for fans to gather and enjoy Mount Airy during a quieter time of year than with the wall-to-wall activities  and crowds of Mayberry Days (also not to be missed!) in September.

There's usually a loose schedule of planned activities that folks can pick and choose from. It's mostly just a chance to hang out and relax in Mount Airy with fellow visitors and local friends.  Click this link for the Mayberry Motor Inn website for room reservation info.  The motel and its gazebo serve as the home base for weekend. Details TBA soon.

* Aug. 5: 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. 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 Jeff Branch at jbranch205@gmail.com or (704) 985-6987.

prisoneroflove* Aug. 12: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower presents a lecture on the "Prisoner 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. 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). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Sept. 15: 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. 20-24: 28th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C.  Mayberry stars already confirmed include Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Rodney Dillard (and the current Dillards band), Ronnie Schell (two episodes and also Duke Slater on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey),  and Karen Knotts.

EVERYBODY BACK ON THE TRUCK--Rodney Dillard and wife Beverly keep on truckin' down Main Street during the 2016 Mayberry Days parade. Photo by Hobart Jones.

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Also booked to perform are the VW Boys, Michael Hoover and his "Memories of Elvis" show, the Malpass Brothers, Balsam Range, The Tams, The Lisemby Family, and James Gregory ("the funniest man in America"). Neal Brower will also be presenting his popular Professor Brower's Lecture.

Many more details TBA.  For more info, visit www.mayberrydays.org. Tickets are already available for several performances and activities.

* Sept. 23: Missouri Boatride (with Dean Webb on mandolin) performs at the Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival in Carl Junction, Mo. (just a few miles northwest of Joplin).

* Oct. 19: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at 7 p.m. at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley, Ariz.  For more info, visit www.gaslightmusichall.com.

* Oct. 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 info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Oct. 22: Karen Knotts gives the keynote speech "Don Knotts Rides Again" at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in Wilcox, Ariz.  For info, visit www.thewildbunchfilmfestival.com.

MargaretKerry* Oct. 24-29: Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey) is the special guest star for Cruise to Mayberry 12. This year's cruise is for five days aboard Carnival's Ecstasy, departing Charleston, S.C., and traveling to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas.

Margaret will be joined by the usual cruise company of Mayberry tribute artists and musical entertainers. For more info, visit www.allaboutcruisesnc.net or call 1-800-832-7993.

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