Hello, hello, my dear friends! Happy holidays to you! Between now and New Year’s Eve, I must say a lot is going on. There are a lot of fun and interesting places to go and things to do.

Leading up to the Christmas weekend, we must prepare ourselves by checking out the Baltimore Farmer’s Market to get your last minute fruits, vegetables, desserts, flowers, and decorations. Folks, let me tell you, this place is a Christmas shopper’s heaven. But remember it is only open on Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. until noon beneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga Streets and the last day is Dec. 22.

So, before going to the market, let’s hang out a bit.

The Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street, is hosting a Christmas play on Dec. 13-15 called, Scrooge: The Musical, based on the classic Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. It will feature all of the favorite characters: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the three ghosts and, of course, Scrooge himself, on the meaning of Christmas.

2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival is Dec. 14 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., on the second floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. Here’s an opportunity to meet Christian authors, engage in dialogue about Christian books, and help the lives of the homeless in Baltimore.

Maryland Live! Casino, located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, at Arundel Mills Blvd., is celebrating the season with a special holiday concert at Rams Head Center Stage by Wilson Phillips on Dec. 13. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wilson Phillips was formed in 1986 by sisters Carnie and Wendy Wilson and long-time friend Chynna Phillips.

Edmondson High Class of ‘78’s Holiday Cabaret, featuring the Toys for Tots Campaign, on Dec. 14, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Bleu Room, 5801 Security Blvd. It is BYOB and BYOF, with free set-ups. Bring a new toy for the Toys for Tots Campaign. For more information, call 443-691-3393.

Another show you must not miss to start your holiday off is Travis Winkey’s Holiday Fashion Extravaganza, which will be at the Lexington Market on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. I promise you this event will be fun, entertaining and very festive. No one produces a fashion show like Travis Winkey, Baltimore’s King of Fashion. I will see you there!

Well, my friends, it is about that time. Enjoy your week and stay safe. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474or email me at rosapryor@aol.com.  UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.