Hello everyone! How was your week? I had a very busy week, doing book signings for my new book, which is a good thing. I did a little panel discussion at Reginald Lewis Museum on the subject of "Women in Music" along with my dear friend Camay Murphy and long-time musician, Kendra Holt. Then I was a judge at "Uplifting Minds Entertainment Event" at Security Mall, which was a lot of fun. I thought I was on "American Idol" when the children came up on stage to audition and each judge had to give an opinion on each of the performances. I kept looking around for the cameras, puffing up my hair and looking for my make-up person to freshen up my make-up, but it didn't happen. TERRIBLE SITUATION!
Well enough about me. Let's talk about what is going on in your community this week and what you are going to do or where to go for next week, which is Mother's Day weekend.
Kicking it off this weekend is a "Pre-Mother's Day Old-Fashioned Cabaret" being hosted by Bonnie, Brian, Bunny & Kay 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 2 at the Pikesville Community Hall, 40 Sudbrook Ln., Pikesville, Md. The music is provided by DJ Mike Jones. Remember I did say cabaret, meaning you bring your own drinks and food. I am not sure how that is honoring your mother for Mother's Day, but I guess she can get her groove on before the big day. For more information, call Brian at 443-615-9766.
Arlington-Lewis United Methodist Church and Angel Hands Mobile Phlebotomy Services are hosting their 1st Annual Community Health Fair 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 3. They are located 5268 Reisterstown Rd.,Baltimore. There will be screenings and booths for STDs, blood pressure, BMI calculations, Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Diabetes Association; Chesahna Kindred, M.D. & M.B.A. Dermatologist; Park West Medical Center, and Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, so you see, you are well covered, no matter what you think your health situation may be. Not only you can check out your health problems, but you can have fun while you do it. There will be music by DJs, face paintings for the kids, a lot of useful giveaways, dancing performance for Zumba, Yoga, there will be boot camp and demonstrations. But ladies and gentlemen, the icing on the cake is yours truly "Rambling Rose" will be their doing a book signing with my new book. So bring your cash, credit card, debit card, or check book. For just $25.00 you can get an autographed book from me. I will see you there. If you have any questions, please contact, Angel Hands MPCS at 410-864-8181.
Neptune Yacht Club presents "King Neptune's Cabaret 8 p.m. May 3 at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Rd. Your tickets will include top shelf open bar, chips & pretzels, set-ups and music again provided by DJ Mike Jones. For ticket information, call Arthur Allen at 410-404-1773.
Okay, now check this out! Here is another "Pre-Mother's Day" event. This one is a Prayer Breakfast hosted by Freedom Baptist Missionary Church, 3455 Erdman Ave.,Baltimore where Bishop Calvin Monroe is the organizer; First Lady Carolyn Monroe, advisor; Reverend James A. Johnson, interim pastor; Lady Wanda Johnson, interim director; and Sister Wanda Scott, as chairlady. The event is being held 8:30 am – noon May 3. For ticket information called 443-680-6059.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FYI:
*MULBA & MD Beverage Association is hosting again the "LIQUOR EXPO" 3 – 8 pm May 10. It is a free beer, wine, and liquor tasting show at the Maryland State Fair Grounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, MD. There also will be DJ music, vendors, games of chance, lots of food. Dr. Louise Jones Johnson, president of MULBA is doing it again, but bigger and better. For more information and tickets, call 410-925-4056.
*A Fabulous Forum Feast, they are calling it. The Forum Caters is hosting a "Soul Food Mother's Day Dinner" 3-6 P.M. May 11 at the Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave. Now folks if you like good food, this is the place! Make reservation by calling 410-358-1101 or the quick way is to go to their website: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I won't be able to talk to you next week, so I say now: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I'M MUSICALLY YOURS.