Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from me and mine. This weekend is very special. Even though we should give all year long to others who are less fortunate, this weekend is set aside for giving thanks and to give back. I hope you are the one who is giving and remember that whatever problems you have, there is always someone worse off than you. Be blessed, enjoy this wonderful holiday with your family, friends and take time out and give to the homeless.

As you see from the pictures in my column there are a lot of celebrations going on and you are invited to be a part of it all.

One of the celebrations I am tickled about is at the Arena Players where they are celebrating their 60th season on Dec.1 with a dynamic play called Waiting to Be Invited. It is basically about the courage of four African-American women– Miss Louise and three middle-aged co-workers from a local doll manufacturing company–who travel to a Whites only department store in Atlanta in the early 1960’s to have lunch just after the Supreme Court rules segregated eating establishments unconstitutional. Also, I will be there signing copies of my new book, African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Baltimore, a perfect Christmas gift.

On Nov. 30 at the Grand Historic Venue, 225 N. Charles Street, there will be A Trumpet Summit, celebrating the legacy of Baltimore’s Jazz Trumpet Tradition, from 7-11 p.m. The jazz quintet consists of John Lamkin, trumpet; Craig Alston, saxophones; Bob Butta, piano; Eric Wheeler, bass; and John Lamkin III, drums. For ticket information, contact410-205-5414 or email: JazzAtthegrand@gmail.com.

Every third Thursday from 12 noon until 4 p.m., the Forum Caterers hosts Throwback Thursdays a Day Party to come out and enjoy delicious food, fun themes, live DJ, buffet with complimentary wine and sodas. The Forum Caterers is located 4210 Primrose Avenue. For more information, call 410-358-1101. Tell them Rambling Rose told you!

They are on the road again with The Merrymakers to the Atlantic Club Casino on Dec. 2. The package includes three nights’ lodgings at the casino, cash bonus, slot bonus, food credit and roundtrip transportation. The motor coach departs at 12:30 p.m. from Park & Ride on Security Blvd. For more information, call Mabel Turner at 410-383-0964or Paula Tyler at 443-858-0306.

Another celebration coming up as The Joe Cooper Project and the SandjoeProductions, Inc. proudly announces the release of the fifth CD entitled A New Day will host a CD Release Party at the Bambou Club, 229 N. Franklintown Road on Dec. 6, 9 p.m. Food will be catered by Island Quizine. For more information, call 310-362-5110.

Well, my dear friends, it is about that time, I have run out of space, remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Check out my new website:www.rambling-rose.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALL YOURS.