Hello, hello my dear friends, I have been very busy in the past couple of weeks. I believe I attended over six events last week and had book signings at all of them. My fingers are numb, but I enjoyed every moment of it. It truly was a lot of fun.
Looking at the photos this week in my column, I know you can tell one event in particular stands out. That event was the Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Literary Café & Jazz Brunch. Honey Child! This was awesome! The program was well put together and many authors were there displaying their books, including yours truly. The book signing was fantastic. It was well attended, I sold many books, and the food was absolutely the best.
This event was held at a place I believe is a well-kept secret. No longer, I am spreading the word. Girlfriend! I have been to many hotels, motels, rooming houses, and Bed & Breakfast lodging all over the country doing what I do, but I must say, this particular place, called the Victorian Candle Bed & Breakfast, I will put in the top five. It is kind of secluded, yet surrounded in beauty.
Let me tell you a little about this awesome place. First of all it is located in Hollywood, Md. It has beautiful rooms named "The Cozy Corner" and "The Johnson Room," just to name a few. There is the Penthouse Suite with a private entrance as well. It can accommodate your next offsite conference in the M.E. Butler gathering room, which can hold about 85 people. The outdoors is beautiful for weddings and rehearsal dinners, office parties, and couple or group retreats. It is clean and they serve breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner for special occasions. The icing on the cake is that it is owned by an African-American couple, Susan and Jim Dexter. For more information, go to their website: www.victorian-candle.com. Or call for reservation at 301-373-8800.
Now, before I run out of space, there are a few events I want to share with you. One is the "Baltimore, DC, and beyond Old School Reunion," a cabaret style, BYOB and BYOF, produced and hosted by Brian Hall, DOT Entertainment. It will be a hell-la-va affair from 5-9 pm June 1 at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Rd. It will be hosted by Randy Dennis, Court Man, Robert of Jimmy Briscoe's Little Beavers, and Carlos of the "Whatnauts." He is honoring Ms. Maybelle, Fabulous Friends, Tim Watts, Daisy Brown and yours truly, Rosa Pryor. Also, being honored in memory are Will Franklin for the O'Dell's Reunion, Bobby Starr of the Intruders, and Shorty Buise for the Pennsylvania Avenue Reunion. For more information, call 410-929-1360.
Steve "Smokey" Scribner and Last Chance Entertainment will host a fun day 5-9 pm June 1 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. A cabaret with live entertainment, BYOB, BYOF, vendors, dancing, and a lot of fun. For ticket information, call 410-466-2124.
There is so much to do and so many places to go, but there is not enough space to tell you about all of them. I am out of space and out of time, I am sorry I can't tell you more. But, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected].
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I'M MUSICALLY YOURS.