Hello folks! How are you? Honey child, I got some stuff for you this week. But girlfriend, last week was the BOMB! Boo-Boo and I were all over the place selling and autographing my new book. With that said, I want to thank my readers, fans and friends for such a strong support. It seems like you enjoy my book African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland” (Remembering the Yesterday’s 1940-1980) as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I appreciate that.

Since June 20 of this year, we have sold over 3,000 books in Baltimore and across the country. This past week, I was invited to the Baltimore Book Festival in Mt. Vernon, and there I saw many of my fans, who purchased the book. Check out my new website: www.rambling-rose.com.

This week will be fun and interesting, too. There will be a “Tribute to Mahalia Jackson” this coming weekend, Performing are Lavenia Nesmith, vocalist; musicians are: Harry Jackson on bass, Stephen Kay, pianist; Julian Hipkins, narrator and Terron Whitehead, percussionist Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Avenue. This will be a powerful and heart-warming performance of memorable songs of praise. Admission is free. There will be a free-will offering. Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. is the pastor. For more information call 410-523-6880.

Among the events going on this weekend is the “Trinity Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Stars Fall Cabaret” on Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. at the Monumental Elks Lodge #3, located 1528 Madison Avenue. BYOB and BYOF, but free-setups will be provided. For more information, call Michelle Lilly at 443-803-9639 or Robert Williams at 443-676-3541. By the way folks, I am a proud member of this chapter, so you know the party is ON! I will see you there!

There will be a banquet honoring Joan D. Campbell, Most Ancient Grand Matron,and Samuel A. Henry, Most Worthy Grand Joshua, from Prince Hall Masons. The Emmanuel Court No. 4 and Fairmount Court No.8 Heroines of Jericho Prince Hall Affiliation invite you to join them on Oct. 6, 4p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Champagne Room, 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore. For more information, contact Joycelyn Hill Johnson at 410-982-2911 or Mayola Williams at 410-525-2364.

The Enlisted Association Chapter #9 is sponsoring a Bull and Oyster Roast and raffling off a wheelbarrow of cheer at their 39th annual event on Oct. 6, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #22, located 125 York Road in Towson, Md. For tickets and information, call Carlos Hutchins, 443-963-5711, or Ransom Williams Jr. at 443-797-3027. Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and time. Enjoy the rest of your week. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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