Floyd’s Barbershop 

Bulletin Board
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Event Calendar

There may be no listings for Falcon Keeper on Floyd’s bulletin board at the moment, but there are plenty of other interesting items.

The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest’s monumental collection of Andy Griffith artifacts, is operating on its full, normal schedule. For their own safety and the safety of those around them as the pandemic continues, guests are encouraged to wear masks when indoors and near others.

For complete updates on operating hours, safety procedures, or other info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

The following information is from The eBullet”: Official Email Newsletter of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC)..

* May 29: Keith Thibodeaux performs with David and the Giants at Restoration Apostolic Church, 110 Mooresgrove Rd., Winterville, Ga. Music and ministry begin at Noon.

* June 3: The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard perform at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, held at the Lawrence County Recreational Center in Springville, Ind. (That’s about 12 miles southwest of Bloomington.)  Their performance is at 6 p.m. Rodney will also tell stories about lifelong pal John Hartford during a workshop session at 1 p.m. For more info, visit www.hartfordfest.com.

* June 5: Keith Thibodeaux performs with David and the Giants at Love & Truth Church, located at 1201 Marion Street, Carterville, Ill. Music and ministry begin at 6 p.m.

* June 11: Keith Thibodeaux performs with David and the Giants at The Bridge Church, 706 W. 6th St., Russellville, Ark. The night of music and praise begins at 6 p.m.

* June 18: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower kicks off his summer lecture series about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  All three monthly, hour-long lectures this summer will be about an episode featuring Opie. You’ll have to wait patiently to find out which ones, but, in the meantime, we advise against  throwing a tantrum or holding your breath. (Oh, O.K. We give in. This first lecture is about the episode “Andy and Opie, Housekeepers.”) 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.

* June 24 and 25: Keith Thibodeaux performs with David and the Giants at the June Jame for Jesus at Cross Camp Cowboy Church, located at 799 West Grand Ave (Hwy 77) in Rainbow City, Ala. The concert time both days is 7:30 p.m.

* June 25: Screening of 2021’s Mayberry Man movie at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as a fundraiser for Eagles’ Wings of Tuscaloosa, an organization that supports adults with special needs. The screening will include door prizes and a Q&A session with some of the cast and crew. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the theater box office on the day of the screening..*

MAYBERRY MEETUP–Y’all come!
Photo by Jan Newsome.

* July 15 and 16: 10th Annual Mayberry Meetup, sponsored by TAGSRWC’s “Two Chairs, No Waiting” podcast, gathers in Mount Airy, N.C.  For more info, visit this link: 10th Annual Mayberry Meetup. Note: Neal Brower‘s monthly summer lecture will be on Saturday (see the next listing). There’s also a Mayberry Bible Study on Sunday, the 17th..

 

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!

* July 16:  Coinciding with the Mayberry Meetup, Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower gives his second “Summer of Opie” lecture about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. The hour-long lecture will be about the episode “Opie and the Bully.” 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.

* Aug. 5-7: Jamie Farr (Sylvio in “The Gypsies”) is among the stars participating in the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tenn. For more info, visit: www.fanboyexpo.com.

 

FINE TIME–If you don’t have a lawn chair, a bench will do.

* Aug. 12: Mayberry is the theme of this week’s Fridays on Prouty Concert Series at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a bluegrass concert by local favorite Berachah Valley, a stage show with Mayberry tribute artists, and a screening of 2021’s Mayberry Man movie (at about 8:30 p.m.) It’s all free, but bring your own lawn chair. For more info, visit www.troyhayner.org.

* Aug. 20: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower gives his final “Summer of Opie” lecture about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. The hour-long lecture will feature discuss an all-time classic episode, “Mr. McBeevee.” 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.

 

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Rodney Dillard
Photo by Hobart Jones

Ronnie Schell

* Sept. 19-25: 33rd Annual Mayberry Days® festival in Mount Airy, N.C. Tickets are already available HERE for many portions of the festival, including Thursday’s The Emmett Golf Tournament, which includes Mayberry Days® Dinner & Entertainment starring country music star T. Graham Brown (who also has a full concert on Friday) that may also be purchased separately; “Andy, Don, and Jim: My Memories of Three Mayberry Legends” presented by Ronnie Schell; Doug Dillard Tribute Concert by The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard; and “Tied Up in Knotts–A Book Talk” by Karen Knotts.

“GOT TIME TO BREATHE, GOT TIME FOR MUSIC”–Tim White and Troublesome Hollow.

Other ticketed highlights during Mayberry Days® include “Memories of Elvis” by Michael Hoover; “A Tribute to Mayberry” by Tim White and Troublesome Hollow; concerts by The Embers, Band of Oz, and Legacy Motown; three comedy shows by John Floyd (“The Mouth of Mayberry”); Professor Brower’s Lecture (saluting the life and career of Betty Lynn) with Neal Brower (immediately followed by TAGSRWC’s Annual Meeting); multiple screenings of Murder in Coweta County (including Q&A with producer Dick Atkins) and Chris Hudson‘s The Mayberry Effect documentary; and Saturday’s grand finale, “Colonel Tim’s Talent Time.”

More stars and more ticketed portions of the weekend are TBA.  And as always, the vast majority of Mayberry Days® is free, including Saturday’s parade, the Mayberry Days® Trivia Contest (aka the World Championship of Mayberry Trivia), bunches of other Mayberry-inspired contests, and the Mayor’s Proclamation ceremony. For more info, visit www.mayberrydays.com.

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* Sept. 24: The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard headline the Uncle Pen Fest at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground (south of Indianapolis, between Morgantown and Nashville, Ind.). For more info visit: www.billmonroemusicpark.com. (Note: The group’s performance here is the day after their Friday concert at Mayberry Days®.)

 

* Oct. 22: Karen Knotts brings her “Tied Up in Knotts!” show to the Brownfield Community Center in Dawson, Penn. Showtime is 8 p.m.

* Oct. 23: Karen Knotts heads a couple of hours down the road and across the state line to the Church-McKee Arts Center in Keyser, W.V., with her “Tied Up in Knotts!” show. Showtime is 3 p.m. For more info, visit the Church-McKee website.

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SCUBA-DOO–Clint Howard has always been ready to cruise!

* Oct. 23-29: Clint Howard is the special guest for Mayberry Cruise 15, which was postponed with a few tweaks from its original dates in 2020 and just recently again in 2021 because of the pandemic.

This cruise aboard Carnival’s Horizon will depart from Miami and travel to the Caribbean with ports of call in Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Cozumel. Rates (including all taxes) start at $625 per person.

For info, contact Sharon Euliss of All About Cruises at PWESJE@aol.com or call her at (336) 538-4926.
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* Oct. 29: Karen Knotts and comedian/actor/Barney tribute artist Rik Roberts present the world premiere of their family-friendly comedy variety show, “Knotts–So Fast,” at the La Rita Performing Arts Center in Dalhart, Tex.  Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.larita.org.

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