Hello everyone, I know you are planning this week for your Thanksgiving holiday next week, but in between shopping for your turkey and trimmings, stop for a moment and relax. I have a few fun things you can do.


A “Pre-Thanksgiving Appreciation, Scorpio and Sagittarius Celebration, and Scholarship Fundraiser” kick-off given by CH Productions is 4–8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Pikesville Community Hall at 40 Sudbrook Ln. It is cabaret style; BYOB/BYOF (meaning bring your own bottle and bring your own food); free set-ups and food will also be on sale if you choose not to bring your own. Each patron is asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items or make a donation for disadvantaged families. For more information and tickets, call 443-691-0226 or 443-801-1100.

Also this weekend, the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. Kappa Chapter is hosting the “Apple for the Teacher Awards & Scholars Recognition Luncheon,” 1–5 p.m. Nov. 19, at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd. For more information, call Agnes Ray at 410-318-6465 or Sandra Ray at 410-655-2197.

Kuumba Ensemble’s Performing Arts Academy presents A Soulful Adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” & A Mime and Praise Dance Concert, 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the New Covenant Worship Center, 700 Wildwood Pkwy. For more information, contact Rosalyn M. Gaines at 443-413-1470.

This is the perfect time for you to pick up fresh foods and unique crafts at the Baltimore Farmers Market. You can pick up everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner. The market only has 10 weeks remaining. Market-goers can shop each Sunday through Dec. 18 from 7 a.m. until sell out. I suggest that while you are shopping for your fresh veggies, meats, breads, fruits and decorations, etc. for Thanksgiving, pick up a few things for the Christmas holidays; it is just around the corner. The market is located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets. It is really a fun place to be too.

The Baltimore Music Festival will be Nov. 19, at Center Stage. Gerald Albright along with Steve Cole will headline this show. They are asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item to the concert. For ticket information, call 443-540-7797.

“Funnday Sundayz Cabaret” given by “Last Chance Entertainment” is 4–8 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral St. The entertainment will include the “Last Chance Entertainment Singers” and Metro-West Temps with their Motown sound. A full down home southern dinner will be served, door prizes, free set-ups and 50/50 raffle.

I believe this organization, “Last Chance Entertainment” is unique and special because Steve “Smokey” Scribner, the founder, says his mission is to serve, promote and entertain mature members of our community such as the Waxter Center with a catered dinner, live shows, line dancing and disco dancing, every third Sunday, which they call “Funnday-Sundayz.” In consideration of seniors, physically challenged, sick-and-shut-ins they do this every Sunday with a different theme. Scribner’s events are for patrons over 40 years of age only. Bravo “Smokey” Bravo!

For more information, call Steve “Smokey” Scribner at 410-532-2274.
Well, my dear friends, it is about that time for the fat lady to sing. I am out of space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email your letters and events to me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS