Hello everyone! Honey child, I say, enjoy your life, go out and have fun. Life is so duck-pluckin’ short. We have only one life; live it to its fullest, but in a positive way. Mannnnnnn! I am telling you, in just a couple of weeks we lost a renowned singer and entertainer, Baretta Mercer, well known guitarist, Jerry Gordon and club owner “Big Stan” Ferguson, the owner of the Cotton Club on Payson Street. My love and sorrow go out to the families of these individuals.

Now, let me bring you up to date on a few things coming up; the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Press Reception Party and you are invited as my guests to the Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania & North Avenues on Sept. 26.

The “Press Reception Party” is the kick-off for our upcoming 21st Annual Scholarship & Award Banquet Gala, which is Oct. 28. At the Press Reception Party you will meet the little children who won the audition to receive their scholarship at the banquet.

You will also meet and reunite with musicians who will be honored by Rosa Pryor this year. They are Jeff Wilson, Lee E. Jefferies, Harold Adams, Clayton McLendon, Jackie Blake, O’Donel “Butch” Levy and Lamont “Terry” Battle. You will have the opportunity while supporting this organization, to wine, dine and listen to live entertainment provided by two wonderful bands; Robert Shahid Jazz Quartet and Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark Blues Band. The event time is 6-9 p.m.

Coming up are Nadine Rae and The All-Stars Blues Band performing at Proud Mary’s Restaurant, 13000 King Charles Terrace in, Ft. Washington, Md. on Sept. 21, starting at 8 p.m. For more information, call 301-292-5521.

Join WEAA 88.9 FM on Sept. 26 for their Romare Bearden Exhibition and Reception inside the WEAA Studios from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will be an exhibit and sale of Bearden’s affordable artwork. The proceeds benefit WEAA 88.9 FM.

The exhibit curators are Beverly Carter and Lewis Hudnell. WEAA Studios are located inside the Communications Building (Perring Parkway & Hartsdale Road) 3rd floor on the campus of Morgan State University. For more information, call 443-885-3564.

If you like to dance and party, well, the FAB Four is having an “Old Fashion Disco” with the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s music on Sept. 22 at the Willard W. Allen Masonic Temple, 1307 Eutaw Place 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Sounds like my kind of party). For ticket information, call 410-277-4343 or 410-585-6531. Mary A. Robinson is the Most Ancient Matron of Emmanuel Court No. 4.

Or you can hold hands and hand-dance with Shirley Duncan and the Baltimore Hand Dance Association featuring her hand –dance classes every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at 2270 Park Hill Ave. in Baltimore. For more information, call 410-370-8489 or 410-523-0575.

I want to thank Angela Alexander and her group Hand 2 Hand Dance Organization for their contribution to the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your reading pleasure, I have decided to create a “Rambling Rose Gospel Calendar Corner” in my column so you would know where and when you can go and listen to some down home gospel music, religion programs, plays and trip. In conjunction with my media friend WCAO Heaven 600 FM Radio, I am excited to do this for you.


“Ride the Gospel Bus” with “For God We Live Ministries” and the Rev. JT Thornton, pastor to New York City to hear the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir, including service and breakfast, Sept. 23. Call 410-542-2530.

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, 5657 The Alameda, presents John Lamkin and his Sacred Jazz Quintet with John Lamkin II on trumpet, Craig Alston on sax, Todd Simon on piano, Kris Funn on bass, John Lamkin III on drums and Eartha Lamkin on vocals on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.

Cindy Cummings from Love in Action Outreach Ministries is hosting a dinner fundraiser concert from 3-7 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. For more information, call 443-208-7426.

The Faith Baptist Church, 833 North Bond St., is hosting a scholarship fundraiser on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at the church. Enjoy music by Dr. Marco Merrick and the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-979-7005.

Well my dear friends, it is about that time, I am out of space. If you need me, you know what to do, just call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com.