A special hello to all the mothers! This is your weekend. Not just Sunday, but this whole weekend. Enjoy it to the fullest, believe me, you earned it.

Now, to the children who still have their mothers, if you haven’t told your mother that you appreciate her, you love her or gave her something special to put a smile on her face, then I suggest that you stop what you are doing and do it now. Tomorrow is not promised. Unlike me and so many of my readers, who no longer have our mother and have to go to a gravesite to place flowers on her grave is a terrible situation. So, my friends; cherish her, give her flowers while she still can smell them.

Depending on your mother’s taste of pleasure, here are a few places you can take her:

Just Us Social Club presents a Pre-Mother’s Day Celebration featuring Baltimore’s own First Class, on Friday, May 6, 8 p.m. until 12 midnight at 400 E. Lexington St. For more information, call Dana at 443-610-4198.

There is the Historic Frederick Douglass High School Alumni Association benefit concert on Saturday, May 7, 2-5 p.m. in the Mary West Miller Auditorium at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore, featuring Harold Adams, Eric Byrd, Amy Shook, Robert Shahid and Dr. John Lamkin and also the Douglass High School Jazz Band with David Burton, director. For ticket information, call 410-960-8041.

Barbara Nicholson

Take your mother to the ‘70s Soul Jam Concert featuring the Stylistics, Chilites, The Dramatics, New Birth and Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr. on Saturday, May 7 at the Hippodrome Theater.

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Scholarship Fund 2010 recipients, Raven S. McMillon, will be performing with the Baltimore City College Choir for their Annual Knight of Music Gala Concert, which will be Saturday, May 7, 6 p.m. at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. For tickets and information, call 1-877-493-7464. Miss McMillon is an honor roll student at Baltimore City College and a recipient of a National Math Award. Her dream is to perform in Broadway musical.

How about taking your mother to breakfast? The Leading ladies of K.F.C. are presenting a “Mother’s Day Chicken and Waffles Prayer Breakfast” on Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. at 503 Evergreen St., Baltimore. For ticket information, contact Lady V at

Does your mom like to dance? The hand dancing queen, Shirley Duncan invites you to join her at the Lux Lounge, 10 South Calvert St. between Redwood and Baltimore streets every Saturday from 6-10 p.m. to do oldie, hand dancing, line dance and ballroom style. Food is on sale and the dress attire is always after five. For more information, call 410-523-0575.

This is it this week, my friends. I am out of space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or e-mail me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS