Hello, hello my dear friends. I don’t know about you, but this is my kind of weather. I know it is a little hot and sticky, but just find a pool and jump or an air conditioned space to cool off. I’ll take this weather any day before I’ll take snow and ice.

There are just so many things to do outdoors including your backyard. Just pull out the grill, if you haven’t already and invite your family and friends over; put the music on and party!

Charles “Rudy” Faison is having his “Annual DipNic Festival” on July 9, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Elks Camp Barrett, located 1001 Chesterfield Road in Crownsville, Md.

My lands of mercy! Honey child! Talking about fun, this event is awesome! You take your own folding tables and chairs, food, grills, tents, swimsuits, coolers, B.Y.O.B, picnic umbrellas, deck of cards, canopy, etc. The organization provides a gigantic swimming pool, ice, 100 picnic tables, barbecue pit, food on sale, charcoal, two pavilions, DJ, and live entertainment provided by the Spindles Show & Dance Band and the Rollex Band featuring Baretta. This is an adult-only event. So that means, get a baby sitter, because children are not allowed. For tickets, call 443-801-1100.

There is another event is coming up that I want you to put on your calendar and that is my Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Oldies Crab Feast on July 16, 2-6 p.m. at Sisters Academy of Baltimore Hall, 144 Second Ave. (off Hammonds Ferry Road). DJ “Sugar Chris” will musically entertain you. For more information or tickets, call Rambling Rose at 410-833-9474 or you can go to our web site: www.rosapryormusic.com and print out a flyer and pay by Pay-Pal.

Joyce J. Scott, the world-renowned bead sculptor and jewelry designer and local singer. has been profiled in a PBS documentary series called “Craft in America.” She’s one of four well-known artists featured in the PBS episode. You can see it on MPT on July 3. You can also go on July 10 to see it free on a big screen and meet Ms. Joyce Scott at the Buyers Market of American Craft, a craft show at the Baltimore Convention Center, 11:30 a.m. The craft show opens after the screening, 1-5 p.m. This is also free. For more information, call 410-889-2933, ext. 218.

The Devine Social Destiny presents the launching of their “Gospel Extravaganza Luncheon” in conjunction with “Habitat for Humanity” to help raise funds to rebuild communities in New Orleans this week-end. The trip to New Orleans runs from June 30-July 5. This is a non-profit Christian networking event. This is their first annual Gospel Extravaganza Luncheon. Headlining this gospel concert is the soulful sounds of Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Larry Goodman & The Devine Shepherds, Kenny Davis & The Melodyaires and Senora Hemphill, formerly with the Afro-American Newspapers, will be the special guest speaker. Call Senora Hemphill, at 301-702-9558 for more information about this organization.

I have to leave you now, my Boo-Boo and I have to start packing for our trip. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or e-mail me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

Reuben Armstrong, Baltimore’s own renowned drummer, is in Future Care Health, 4800 Drive, Room 544 in Baltimore. Call him, send a card or visit.

Rollex Band featuring Baretta will also perform at the DipNic Festival on Saturday, July 9 at the Elks Camp Barrett, 1001 Chesterfield Road in Crownsville, Md. For more information, call 443-801-1100

Pi Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Friends of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum recognized chapter brothers with more than 50 years of service to the fraternity and the community. Some of the brothers present for the presentations were: Dr. Walter Gill (second row, left) Washington Green, George McKinney and Dr. Clarence Mills. Bill Lambert (first row, left), president of the board; Omega man Clarence Burley, former vice president of the board, and William Munby. (Photo by Charles Cephas Jr.)

The Spindles will be performing at the Faisonian Club Annual DipNic Festival, celebrating their Silver Anniversary on Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The event will be held at the beautiful Elks Camp Barrett, 1001 Chesterfield Road, Crownsville, Md. For more information, call Carlos Hutchins at 410-340-2002.