The Children with their parents who were at the 2014 Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Audition

Rosa Pryor and members of the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund were excited to have over 22 children and their parents at the recent audition for this year’s scholarship competition.

Hello my dear friends. I hope your holiday weekend was as nice as mine. The Tony Williams Jazz Festival was the BOMB! It may be September, but we still have a lot of warm, fantastic days coming up and a lot of events that will give you the time of your life.

The Forest Park Senior Center opened in October 1, 1979. Funding was obtained through the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education with the help of local and state officials. Forest Park Senior Center is It is a comprehensive multi-purpose center serving as a major vehicle for reaching out to the community and the older adult population.

. Carlton Douglass’ 65th birthday party was the BOMB! The renowned, popular and flamboyant funeral home director recently celebrated with over 400 of his friends and family in fine style. It was held at the Ivy Family Support Center on Dolfield Avenue.

Under the leadership of a sweet, gentle, kind, educated and passionate leadership of Rev. Daniel C. Worthy, standing on the shoulders of other dedicated executive directors before him, has taken the center to new heights as it meets the challenges of the 21st century. The Forest Park Senior Center has grown from a small church basement to a large three level structure. The Center provides services to over 600 life and associate members. It is through Rev. Daniel C. Worthy’s hard work and unselfish dedication that the Center has become one of the premier senior service facilities in the city of Baltimore. Current activities have expanded to include an “Eating Together Program, three Bridge Clubs; two Pinochle Club; line dancing; ballroom dancing; Sumba classes; health promotions and screening activities; senior aerobics; computer training sessions; Bible Study; a travel club; two martial arts classes; monthly flea markets, bingo. The Center also includes: community outreach programs, games, congregate meals, recreational travel, legal referrals, health education, physical fitness programs, computer labs, general education programs, arts & crafts, social activities and much more. The Center is the home to eleven churches; a podiatrist who provides services four days per week; the Howard Park Civic Association; Coppin State University Alumni Association and recently the home for the Jazz Expressways Foundation to have their bi-monthly Jazz Breakfast. For more information and programs details, call 410-466-2124.

Jazz Expressways Foundation will host their Jazz Breakfast on 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Sept. 13, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave., featuring David Cole & the Main Street Band. It is BYOB, but dinner is included with tickets. For more information, contact Ease at 410-323-7285.

Eartha Lamkin, renowned opera singer, jazz vocalist, musician and educator is being honored by the Baltimore Chapter of Justice, Unity, Generosity, and Service International (“JUGS”) as the 2014 recipient of their Purple & White Trailblazer Community Service Award, 3 to 7 p.m., Sept. 7, at the Frederick Douglass/Isaac Meyers Maritime Museum, 1417 Thames St. in Baltimore. For more information, call Rosemary Howell Atkinson at 410-448-4662.

On my calendar this week we have the “Taste of Jazz @ The Avenue Bakery” featuring The Bobby Rucks Band. This is the last Courtyard Summer Music event of the series that James Hamlin, the owner started a few months ago to bring awareness of rebuilding the new Pennsylvania Avenue Royal Theatre and at the same time giving local musicians another place to showcase their gift in music to the general public at no cost to them. From 4-8 p.m., Sept. 6, you all are invited to 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue and listen to some dynamite music, eat, drink and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere in the courtyard of the Avenue Bakery. I will see you there.

By the way the Carlos Hutchins, Night Club and Entertainment Promoter recently celebrated his birthday at the Identity Ultra Lounge & Restaurant, 8521 Liberty Road in Randallstown, with a Black & White Party. Happy birthday Carlos! Have many, many more.

“Lady M” & Company will present their 4th Annual Grandparent’s Day Celebration 4-8 p.m., Sept. 7, at the American Brewery, 1701 N. Gay Street in Baltimore. The tickets include entertainment, vendors, buffet dining, wine & cheese and an honoring program. For more information, call “Lady M” at 410-522-0680.

Well, my dear friends, it is time for the “fat lady to sing”. I am out of time and space. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.