Hello my dear friends. My God, how are you enjoying this beautiful weather? I mean, check it out. No snow shovels in Dec., Jan. or Feb., can you believe this? I think it is wonderful.

Rev. Dr. Ruth Travis, a 1963 graduate of Edmondson High School, is celebrating 30 years in the Pastoral Ministry and Preaching for 35 years at a retirement celebration on March 3 at S. John AME Church, 810 N. Carrollton Avenue in Baltimore at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Marlene Edwards at 410-585-5476.

My “Boo-Boo” and I both have been a little sick with the flu and had to cancel some of my book signing last month, but we are back on top of things and ready to rock n’ roll again. So this week I am going to talk about mostly about a cause that is near and dear to my heart and I believe almost every person who reads my columns and relate to this. They can relate because at least one person in your family or someone you know has been or still is dealing with the terrible disease cancer.

I lost my mother, two brothers and a sister to this disease and my oldest son is a survivor of prostate cancer. Now I want you to listen to me carefully. The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (Susie’s Cause), in partnership with Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, will be hosting a festival, which will provide the local community a free day of overall health education, with an emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and prevention in an Outreach Health Festival at Mondawmin Mall on March 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

In addition, the Health Festival will offer healthy lifestyle exhibits, free health screenings,

Sandi Mallory of WEAA (88.9FM) is serving as the emcee for a full lineup of local vocal groups, dance troupes and bands that are scheduled to perform live at the Susie’s Cause Outreach Health Festival, on March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore.

a health care professional on site, fitness demonstrations and children’s activities.  A lineup of local vocal groups, dance troupes and bands will perform and keep you happy while you are getting your body checked out. Our girl, Sandi Mallory from WEAA 88.9 FM, will keep the grove going. This sounds like a lot of fun to me. God bless this organization. I will see you there.

For next weekend, mark your calendar for the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast Show on March 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue with an all you can eat breakfast/brunch open buffet, BYOB with free set-ups, vendors, book signings and live entertainment provided by Greg Hatza’s Band. Honey child, this will be an event you won’t forget. For tickets information, call me.

Greg Hatza ORGANzation, a dynamic local group who just released their CD, will perform live at the Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast Show on March 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. For ticket information, call 410-833-9474.

Now, when you leave the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast, you do not have to leave or move your car; you can stay right there at the Forest Park Senior Center, go to the bathroom to freshen-up for Mrs. Maybelle’s 10th Annual Full Figured Fashion Show on March 11 starting at 4 p.m., right there at the Center. You would truly enjoy her event. It is always entertaining and funny because Mrs. Maybelle, a comedian as well, always MC’s her own show. For ticket information, call 443-226-8895.

Well, my dear friends, I believe I am out of space. Enjoy this beautiful weather that God has given us, be kind to each other and stay safe. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com.

Until the next time, I’m musically yours.