Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

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Barbara Eden and Clint Howard will make guest appearances at the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival, Sept. 24-27 in Andy Griffith’s hometown.

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Barbara Eden’s episode as Ellen Brown the visiting manicurist is among the most memorable and popular of all time.

Barbara Eden will be attending Mayberry Days, September 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) in Mount Airy, NC! Mayberry Days is a festival that celebrates The Andy Griffith Show with activities and events for the whole family!! Barbara appeared on The Andy Griffith Show on the episode “The Manicurist” as Ellen Brown. Unfortunately, she won’t have time for manicures this time around, but she’s really excited to be returning to such a friendly town!

Barbara will be signing autographs both days inside the Andy Griffith Playhouse, and hopes to see all of you there! She will also be taking photos with fans at her autograph table. There is a fee for autographs and posed photos with Ms. Eden. There will also be Barbara Eden merchandise for sale at the table as well.

NOTE #1: BarbaraEden.net Presale for autographs and merchandise is on now and runs through Wednesday, September 23. You do NOT need to purchase an item from the presale to be admitted to Ms. Eden’s line and, of course, can purchase items at the show. The presale is just so you can guarantee you get the items you’d like (as they will be set aside for you) and so you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of cash on you that day as at the event only cash will be accepted. Here is the link to presale: https://barbaraeden.net/19-mayberry-days

NOTE #2: There is no ticket needed to get in Ms. Eden’s autograph line.

NOTE #3: Photos with Ms. Eden are only for sale at the event. There is no presale for them. If all you want is the photo with then it is $25. If you are getting another item, such an autograph, then it would be $20 for the photo + cost of the autograph. You must bring your own camera for the photo to be taken on. A Team Eden member can take the photo of Ms. Eden and you together for you if you don’t have anyone to take the photo. No selfies.

Eden starred in the hugely popular “I Dream of Jeannie” TV comedy which originally aired from 1965-1970. Clint Howard is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.

Both actors are visiting Mount Airy for the first time. Eden played the role of Mayberry’s first manicurist in a well-known episode, while Howard appeared in several episodes as Leon, a cowboy-hat wearing youngster who always had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his pocket.

“Barbara’s episode is among the most memorable and popular of all time. We’ve gotten a bunch of calls from fans,” said festival organizer Tanya Jones of the Surry Arts Council. “Clint is Ron Howard’s brother and was in several episodes, as well as many of his brother’s movies.”

The multi-day festival, which draws tens of thousands from across the U.S., pays tribute to Mount Airy’s role as inspiration for the idyllic town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.

Joining Eden and Howard this year is Bruce Bilson, assistant director of The Andy Griffith Show. Bilson also directed Eden in the movie Chattanooga Choo Choo. He will talk about that movie before a screening at the Earle Theatre, and will also appear at Professor Brower’s lecture about The Andy Griffith Show and share his memories of working with Griffith, Ron, Howard, Don Knotts and all the wonderful people associated with the classic sitcom.

Hometown sweetheart Betty Lynn, who played Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou, will make several appearances, along with Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling); Morgan Brittany (Opie’s girlfriend Mary Alice Carter); Ronnie Schell (two different characters); George Lindsey Jr. (son of George “Goober” Lindsey), and several other actors from the show. Rodney Dillard, one of the Darling Boys, will play a bluegrass concert, and Karen Knotts will perform “Tied Up in Knotts,” a one-person stage show she wrote in tribute to her late father.

Other activities include a golf tournament, Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, trivia contests, a barbecue cook-off, and the Mayberry Days Parade. Fans also enjoy meeting tribute artists like Mayberry Deputy David Browning, and attending the annual meeting of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

“Mayberry Days has grown in popularity every year. We feel it’s because the show is timeless and people are searching for a simpler, more wholesome time,” Jones said.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend include:

  • Betty Lynn
  • Clint Howard
  • Maggie Peterson
  • Rodney Dillard
  • Elizabeth MacRae
  • Ronnie Schell
  • Morgan Brittany
  • Ronnie Dapo
  • Margaret Kerry
  • George Spence
  • Bruce Bilson
  • Karen Knotts
  • George Lindsey, Jr

Mayberry Days on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayberrydaysfestival

Barbara Eden Event on Facebook: Meet Barbara Eden at Mayberry Days!

Mayberry Days is comprised of free and ticketed events spread over four days. For a complete schedule and details, call (336) 786-7998, or go to: www.mayberrydays.com.

What’s Happening this month?

The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6

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Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance!

There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com.


 

The Downtown Summer Music Series starts next week.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Trade will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Summer on Trade will be June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 26 and September 5.

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site http://www.dwsp.org/music


 

Find Your Spring and Summer Festival

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The spring and summer festival season in the Piedmont Triad and Western North Carolina are here. Nearly every weekend between now until September will see a street festival of some kind, somewhere. Most of them are within a day’s drive of Winston-Salem, here in North Carolina, and in Virginia.

There is an informative Web site that is dedicated to the festivals in North Carolina http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC and have a ball plowing through it, finding all the festivals you might want to explore. Follow the other links to festivals just across the border in Virginia. All are worth a quick day trip in this warm season


 

Twelfth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 11 – 14 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), Florida Skin and Bones (FL), Jack on the Bone (OH), Porky Chicks (AR) and The Texas Smokehouse (TX).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

What’s Happening? Fun filled weekend!

Winston-Salem Dash vs Salem Red Sox

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Dash welcome division rival Salem Red Sox in three-game series
BB&T Ballpark Planner – May 15-17.

The Winston-Salem Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, and all fans in attendance will enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad!

Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t580

For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com


29th Annual Carolina Blues Festivalpblues

Join us May 16, 2015 for the 29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly! We’ll have a great lineup including headliner, Shemekia Copeland! Meet us at Barber Park for a great line up of International, Regional, and local blues musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1576989782542397/


 Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015

hoh_flyer-web-bannerMilitary Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.

https://raypublishing.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/military-appreciation-day-saturday-may-16-2015/


Greek Festival May 15,16,17greekfestival2015

A weekend packed with food, fun, and dancing! Too many choices for just one day, so come out for all 3! Activities for children, as well as shopping, church tours, cooking classes, and more!

Greek Orthodox Church
435 Keating Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

http://www.wsgoc.org/greek-festival/


2015 Triad Dog Games – May 16 & 17 at Tanglewood Park

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A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

Non-competitive Activities:

Bands: Each day a live band will play in the concert shell from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blankets/chairs welcome.
Demos: There will be sport-dog demonstrations throughout the weekend including flyball, agility and free-style disc dog.
Kids Zone: a variety of craft activities are available for a nominal suggested donation. We also have the Parties 2Dye4 Bus! Tie-dye our Triad Dog Games’ event tee shirt (fee).
Shop!: Please support our vendors who have donated to The Sergei Foundation to be at our event. Buy baked dog-goodies, hand-made pet tags, other pet-gear and also learn about the other businesses who provide services to the community and who will have giveaways and fun-activities throughout the day.
Walking Trails: No official walk/run is planned, but you are free to enjoy the many trails that Tanglewood Park has to offer. We will have trail maps at our Information tent and you can also access them here.

Competitive Events (Yes, beginners welcome!)
Below are the competitive events. Click on any section to find out more about dates/times and competition registration. Each competition will generally have awards/medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and some product prizes. See individual event pages for prize details.

http://www.triaddoggames.com/


Relay For Life of Greensboro Friday, May 15, 2015

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Event Time: 6:00PM
Location: Western Guilford High School
Contact Us: Kelly Hurley | kelly.hurley@cancer.org | 336-479-3608


 WBFJ Calendar Events

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http://www.wbfj.fm/calendar/


Smokin’ Harley-Davidson’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

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May 16th 2015 9am – 2pm

– Win a 2015 Heritage Softail Classic –
Register at the dealership or listen to Rock 92 to qualify

Stop by Smokin’ beginning at 9am on May 16th and register to be a last minute qualifier

– Vendors – Food – Prizes – Live Music –

Call 336-722-3106 with any questions

http://www.smokinharley.com/blog/2015/may/3/smokin-harleydavidsons-6th-anniversary-celebration.htm


 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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American Children’s Home 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show May 16th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration 8:00 am – Noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40.00. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ and food. Silent Auction from 9:00-1:00 pm features NASCAR memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Activities for kids including pie eating contest, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and Southmont VFD Smokehouse. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards sponsored and provided by O’Reilly Auto Parts presented at 3:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call ACH their “HOME”. American Children’s Home mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

If you are unable to attend the show and would like to make a donation to help the children, mail your check to…American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288.

Email: cburris@ach-nc.org

For more information:

Phone: 336-357-7126

Website: http://www.ach-nc.org

email: cburris@ach-nc.org

Price: Free


Over the Edge

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Alter White was your average high school teacher…until desperation drove him over the edge and made him “Bad.” In this concert, we explore composers who followed a similar path, highlighting pieces that strayed from the mainstream and stirred up public controversy and outrage.

Jinjoo Cho Winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition

Debussy
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Sibelius
Violin Concerto
International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis Winner

Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Telephone
336-335-5456 x224

Price: $41 – $53


 

2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

RiverRunApril 16-26, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC

Held annually each spring, the RiverRun International Film Festival screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties. In 2015, the Festival will present 165 films from 35 countries in 11 days, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world.

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For film lovers in North Carolina the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is hard, if not impossible to beat.

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The eleven-day festival kicks off on Thursday April 16th in Winston-Salem with screenings of the French Surrealist film Reality, and a documentary on urban fashion called Fresh Dressed.

Over the ensuing days 165 films will be shown – that’s 74 features & 91 shorts, from a sampling of 35 countries. There will also be parties, panels,and Free Saturday morning cartoons for the entire family.

RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers stopped by WFDD to talk about this year’s Spotlight on Black American Cinema.

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.

Tickets

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http://riverrunfilm.com/buy-tickets/

All regular Festival screenings are $12 for adults and $10 for students (students must purchase tickets in person and present a valid student ID to receive discounted price).  We also have special matinee prices Monday – Friday before 5:00pm for $6.

Box office information

From April 16-26, tickets for all films and events may be purchased at the main Festival box offices.  We recommend you buy tickets in advance as many screenings will sell out.  However, you may still purchase day-of tickets, if there are any available.  If there is more than one hour before the start time of a screening you can purchase your tickets at either of the main festival box offices but if there is less than one hour before the start time of the screening you must purchase tickets directly at the venue where the screening is taking place.

Pre-Festival Box Office:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945
M-F 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 3:00 – 6:00pm (phone sales only)

April 16 – 26 Box Offices:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945

Saturdays and Sunday, April 18, 19 and 25, the Stevens Center Box Office will be open for phone and walk up sales from 10:00am – 6:00pm.  During the week of April 20-24, Monday through Friday, the Stevens Center Box Office hours will be 11:00am – 6:00pm.  Sunday, April 26, the Box Office will be open 11:00am – 2:00pm.  By 2:00pm on the 26th,  all remaining tickets will have been delivered to each venue for the remaining screenings.

ACE Cinematheque Complex – UNCSA
1533 Main Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

a/perture cinema
311 W. Fourth St.
Patrons must go to RiverRun’s box office located in the lobby of the Chatham Building. Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

SECCA
750 Marguerite Drive
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Online ticket sales

To purchase tickets online, simply navigate to the page for the individual film you wish to attend and click on the “buy tickets” link next to a selected screening.

Official Website – www.riverrunfilm.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/riverrunfilm

 

White Christmas December 10-22.

SORRY SOLD OUT!!! Updated December 11…

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“White Christmas” based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen follows WWII Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis on their post-war song and dance tour, and their eventual hot pursuit of a beautiful singing sisters duo. Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance actor Mary Isom plays the younger sister Judy Hanes. She’s joined by David Joy who plays Captain Bob Wallace. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7 pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8 pm

For ticket information go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875827

News around town October 25th…

Kabobs on Fourth, a new Mediterranean restaurant located at 214 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, will open in late October or early November according to owner, Nazanin Kaussari .  The restaurant is located at 214 West Fourth Street. Kabobs on Fourth will seat 70 diners and will feature counter service, sidewalk dining and an on-site bakery in the front window.  The menu features grilled beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables, ground beef and fish served with rice and salad with a typical price range of $8 to $12. The menu also includes a variety of Vegetarian dishes that are new to Winston Salem’s diners’ taste. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Kabobs on Fourth will operate during the following business hours: Lunch Daily (Monday – Saturday) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Dinner (Monday -Thursday) 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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Xia Asian Bistro open in Liberty Plaza Building – Xia Asian Bistro is open in downtown Winston-Salem at Liberty and Third Street. Xia Lieu, who has 24 years in the restaurant industry,  used to be located on Spruce Street where Wen Hwa is currently. Contemporary chic ambiance with big city, they have 4,000 square feet with cosmopolitan decor with plenty of seating and a large bar,  expanded menu and sushi bar.  Lunch is every day from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking available in the Liberty Plaza Deck. For more information visit http://xiarestaurant.com or call 293-7925.

Sunset Flicks continues36lSunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park premieres on Sundays in October continuing until the 26th. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October features WSNC’s own B.Kin Band, Camel City Grill. October 26th they will thrill you with Hitchcock’s The Birds.S2dio Supplies will provide some artsy fun for all each Sunday.

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks?raypublishing