Celebrations in Baltimore

Doni Glover, Radio Personality and Journalist is celebrating 25 years of his Media Career and is being honored with a “Wine Sip & Roast” , on June 25, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Winthrop House, 4100 N. Charles Street. See him on (Doni Glover Show on My TV Baltimore, Sundays 3:30 a.m.)

Hello my dear friends of “Rambling Rose!” I want to first thank you for continuing on reading my column here in the AFRO for the past 23 years. Believe me I have enjoyed you as much as you have enjoyed me writing about your events, entertainment and accomplishments. I enjoy displaying your pictures so that my reading audience can connect to you personally. Girlfriend, you just don’t know how much fun I have. Thanks again for your invites and your stories. Just keep them coming and keep reading me.

Now this is a celebration I attend and participated in every year and have a damn good time is the Zion Baptist Church Community Day, which is June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family and the community and it is free! They have food and drinks; games and rides; bouncy castles for the children as well as face painting; arts and crafts, raffles and prizes, live musical entertainment on their big stage, children’s story time; and vendors of all kinds including me doing a book signing of my 2 books. It all happens at Zion Baptist Church starting at the 1700 N. Caroline Street. It is about three blocks long. I will see you there.

Zion Baptist Church presents their 20th Annual Community Day on June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline Street. Marshall Prentice is Pastor.

What can I say, Ursula V. Battle’s DisChord in the Choir Pitch Please! stage play is back again by popular demand. It is directed by Dr. Gregory Branch, special guest appearance by Baltimore’s Gospel Group “Serenity” on June 22, 2& 7 p.m.  and June 23 5 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Avenue. For more Information, call 443-531-4787.

The African American Fire Fighters Historical Society 9th Annual Salute Dinner celebrated their 10th Anniversary and the 75th Anniversary of the 555th Parachute Infantry Platoon, “The Triple Nickle on June 2, 6 at the Cylburn Arboretum’s Vallmer Center, 4915 Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore.

Shirley Duncan, “the Hand Dance Queen” is having her “All White Affair” on June 22 from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Promenade Dance Facility, 2605 Lord Baltimore Drive in Windsor Mill, Maryland. So if you enjoy a hold lot of dancing including hand dancing & line dancing and soul food, this is where you should be. Let me tell you this too. It is really an “All White Affair”. She do not play, you can’t wear black & white, red and white or pick and white; white trim in blue, orange or yellow. She means all white from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. The women and men both are held to this request. It is B.Y.O.B., lite buffet and free set-ups. For more information, call 410-523-0575.

Kevin Brown, renowned journalist and business owner and his partner, William Maughlin celebrate 28 years together. They are owners of the Station North Arts Café (SNAC) Gallery, 1816 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, which is a favorite hangout for the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Baltimore folks. Happy anniversary you two.

Look, I would love to stay and chat with you a little longer, but I have to go to take care of my “Boo-Boo.” As you know, “Shorty” had his right knee replaced a few weeks ago so he is now my big baby. He is doing therapy three times a week and now he is walking with his cane and not the walker anymore. But, walking is a little difficult for him, but I am pushing him along. Keep him in your prayers and look out for me and the man with the cane at your event. We got to keep moving.

Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833- 9474 or email me at [email protected] Do not send me pictures and flyers thru face book. I will not get it. If you need to mail something to me, send it to: 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS