Hello everyone! This week I am going to start my column off with something festive and fun, because you would think after writing about so many deaths recently, that I am starting an obituary column. But, not true, we will get to the sad information later. Right now let’s talk about the holiday festivities at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar, which is their final event of the season on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 7 a.m.-12 p.m, where shoppers can browse for gifts with more than 40 bazaar vendors, featuring original artwork, hand-journals, ornaments, jewelry, skin and hair care items, greeting cards and clothing.
Also available will be an assortment of food including: fresh herbs and veggies, fresh berries and many other fruits, all sorts of meats, and seafood. While shopping you can stop, take a seat and have breakfast or brunch,while listening to beautiful music. The market is located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway. I will see you there.
My goodness, my girl Ursula Battle has done it again. She has produced another stage play named “Ursula V. Battle’s Serenity House”, which will hit the stage Dec. 15, 16, and 17 at Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium located at 720 Rutland Avenue in Baltimore. The cast includes local actors, but will feature national recording artist Randy Roberts and internationally renowned gospel trio, Serenity. The show times are, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. For ticket information, call 410-955-8888 or 443-531-4787.
Now, my friends, for the sad part. A dear friend of many in Baltimore, a teacher, professor, writer, journalist, columnist, poet, playwright, a talk show host and activist has passed away. I am talking about the one and only R.B Jones. The author of “The Realside” column for years has been sick for a very long time and many of you didn’t know. R.B. passed away on Nov. 26 and his body is being taken care of by Derrick Jones Funeral Home at 4611 Park Heights Avenue. The funeral arrangements were not complete at press time. I will keep you informed.
Well, my dear friends, I have to go. Don’t forget to contact me for your tickets to the Jazz Expressways Foundation Pre-Christmas breakfast show, which is Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Forest Park Senior Center, located at 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. Phill Butts and his band will perform. I promise you a damn good time with live entertainment and a good breakfast buffet. It is BYOB, with many vendors to start your Christmas shopping. It also will be a lot of fun and dancing.
Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Until the next time, I am musically yours.