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Holiday Festivities at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market

by: Rosa Pryor Special to the AFRO
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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.

Holiday festivities at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar, are Dec. 10 and 17, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. The Baltimore Farmers Market is located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets beneath the Jones Falls Expressway. Shop until you drop and eat until your heart’s delight.

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.

Phill Butts and The Sunset Band will light up the stage with music for the Jazz Expressways Foundation Pre-Christmas Jazz Breakfast on Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. For ticket information, call 410-833-9474. 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.

R. B. Jones, renowned journalist and the author of “The Realside,” a powerful column he wrote for many years for the Baltimore Times, AFRO-American Newspapers, as well as his own publication, the Baltimore Press, passed away on Nov. 26. Derrick Jones Funeral Home on Park Heights Ave., is providing funeral services for Jones, however arrangements were not complete at press time.

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.

Vocalist, Sharon Clark will perform at the Jazzway, 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore, for a holiday show with the Chris Grasso Trio on Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. Clark has been one of the premier vocalists in the Baltimore-Washington area. For more information, call 410-952-4528 or www.jazzway6004.com.

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: rosapryor@aol.com. Until the next time, I am musically yours.

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