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.

WBFJ-Your Family Station Events Calendar

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WBFJ Calendar Events

Events Calendar: www.wbfj.fm/calendar

About WBFJ

WBFJ is a listener supported, family friendly Contemporary Christian Radio station serving the Triad area of North Carolina on the follwing frequencies and online atwww.wbfj.fm

89.3 Winston-Salem
103.5 Greensboro
102.7 Archdale/Trinity
101.3 North Wilkesboro
104.9 Pilot Mt.
103.1 Mount Airy
101.3 Salisbury

WBFJ Website: www.wbfj.fm

Gaither Homecoming Tour 2014

Gaither Tour 2014

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Where: Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, NC
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Starts: 6:00PM
Doors Open: 5:00PM

Tickets

On Sale: Now

Ticket Prices: (Additional fees will apply.)

Platinum: $72.00

Artist Circle: $36.00

Reserved: $26.00

Senior (60+): $22.00

Child: (ages 2-12): $22.00

Groups of 15+: $22.00

All group orders of 15+ receive 2 FREE tickets!

Charge-by-Phone: 1-800-745-3000

Ticket Outlets: Greensboro Coliseum Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.

Group Tickets: 336-373-2632

For More Information: Call 336-373-7400.

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

WED OCT 8 IN THE GRANDSTAND AT 7:30PM

FEATURING: COLTON DIXON & JAMIE GRACE

The concert is FREE with Gate Admission to the Fair…
Wed Oct 8 is Lowes Foods Day @ the fair – 5 cans/boxes of Lowes Foods house brand gets free admission. Proceeds go to Crisis Control Ministry.

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For more information go to www.wbfj.fm

House of Blues-affiliated music venue coming to downtown Greensboro

House of Blues-affiliated music venue coming to downtown Greensboro! @LindseyEatoNews ✔ This will be the 3rd House of Blues in the Carolina’s.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greater Greensboro Entertainment Group announced Thursday that a House of Blues affiliated music venue will be coming to downtown Greensboro.

The entertainment venue is planned for 117/119 South Elm Street, where Allure is currently located. Wolf Construction is set to  begin construction on Monday.

The venue is affiliated with House of Blues Entertainment and Live Nation.

The name of the venue has not been officially announced, however it will not be named House of Blues.

House of Blues Entertainment will book acts for the venue.

Rocco Scarfone, president of the Greater Greensboro Entertainment Group, said the new venue that will bring a national presence to downtown Greensboro.

The venue will have two seating configurations: 525 fully reserved seats, or 350 reserved seats plus 500 general admission seats, according to the News & Record.

“We’ll never book a Paul McCartney,” Scarfone said. “We’ll fill a great…

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SHIPWRECK! PIRATES & TREASURE

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SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure brings real shipwreck treasures – and the technology used to recover it – right to the Greensboro Science Center! Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run with hands-on activities including a robotic arm to pick up treasure and a hurricane simulator to challenge the storm. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure recovered from thousands of feet deep.

PIRATES AT SEA

With all this treasure, there must be pirates! Explore pirate lore, legend and facts in this interactive exhibit. Create your own pirate and find out if you have the skills to tie sailor’s knots or identify friends or foes at sea. You will also encounter some of the most infamous pirates that terrorized the seas including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Barbary Corsairs, Privateers and Buccaneers. An18th century cannon from an unidentified shipwreck believed to be a xebec, the Barbary pirates’ vessel of choice, is featured.

ABOUT SHIPWRECK! PIRATES & TREASURE

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure brings real shipwreck treasures and the technology used to recover them right to Greensboro Science Center! Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run with hands-on activities including a robotic arm to pick up treasure and a hurricane simulator to challenge the storm. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure recovered from thousands of feet deep.

EXHIBITION DATES:
May 26 – September 1, 2014

HOURS
Daily, 9am – 5pm
Last ticket will be sold at 4pm and last entry is 4:30pm each day.

TICKET PRICES*
(includes admission to SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, the Greensboro Science Center Museum, Carolina SciQuarium, & Animal Discovery Zoo)

$18.50 Adults (ages 14+)
$17.50 Seniors (ages 65+)
$17.50 Children (ages 3 – 13)
FREE: Children 2 and under
$5.00: Greensboro Science Center Members

*Other admission discounts do not apply. GSC Member rate applicable to Greensboro Science Center members only.

For more information visit their website: http://www.greensboroscience.org/attractions/shipwreck/index.shtml

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Greensboro Science Center | 4301 Lawndale Drive | Greensboro, NC 27455
Phone: 336.288.3769 | Fax: 336.288.2531

 

 

 

 

 

An evening of chocolate-dipped history Historic Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate

An Evening of Chocolate-Dipped History

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Old Salem Visitor Center

This special evening event is a prelude to Saturday’s Chocolate-Dipped History

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Join us for a celebration of all things chocolate and things that go great with chocolate. Featuring a chocolate history demonstration by Mars Chocolate North America showcasing a colonial-style drinking chocolate, American Heritage Chocolate®. Guests will enjoy socializing and tastings from local food and beverage vendors celebrating “all things chocolate.” The event also features live music from local musicians and fun giveaways! Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase historic drinking chocolate to enjoy at home.

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COST: $30 for Friends of Old Salem / $40 for non-members. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert stations, local beers, wine, spirits and live music.

Click here to purchase a ticket to this special event. For more information, please contact Sarah Chandler (336-201-5177, schandler@oldsalem.org).

For more information, please contact info@oldsalem.org or 336-721-7300

WATCH: Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Watch as Roy Ackland and David Weatherly celebrate 25 years of Roy’s Folks.

Visit the Official Website for more info @ www.myfox8.com

Visit here for the original news update. Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Nightlife in Winston-Salem

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Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, N.C., which Livability.com named one of the nation’s best downtowns.

Fall foliage boat tours at Lake Brandt

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Parks and Recreation Department is offering fall foliage pontoon boat tours at Lake Brandt Marina.

The 45-minute boat ride is $5.00 per person, with a four person minimum per tour.

Weekday tours are October 17 and 18 and 23, 24, 25, departing at 5:30 p.m.

Weekend tours are October 19 and 20 and 26 and 27 departing at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Address: 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27455

Phone:(336) 373-3741