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Rambling Rose: Summer is jumping!

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 7/4/2014, 6 a.m.
The summer is jumping with festivals and such!
The Slagz Band, a fantastic band from Baltimore, will perform at the Faisonian Club famous “DipNic Festival on Sat., July 12, 2014 from noon to 8 p.m.

The summer is jumping with festivals and such!

Hello my dear friends, I am having a ball! This is my time of the year. I love the outdoor events. I’m going to tell you about a few of them, but first, I want to announce something very important to me. My organization, the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Inc. which is a non-profit organization, 501-(c) 3 is in search of children in Maryland ages 5-7 years old who are musically gifted to apply and audition for our scholarships. The application and audition is free. We have about 10 more slots open and there is not much time. The audition is in August. Applications are available on the website: www.rosapryormusic.com and you can print out as many as you need; or you can call Dr. Donna Hollie 410-358-9875 to answer any questions or email her at DTH1800@aol.com.

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The Baltimore Caribbean Festival Carnival is Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore. This year marks the 33rd year Baltimore has celebrated Caribbean heritage with a festival and parade. Dr. Elaine Simon, President. For more information, call 410-362-2957.

Now for the real fun stuff! The electrifying king of the vibes, Roy Ayers is coming to town on Sunday, July 6 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. The shows are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. They will have a cash bar and a light buffet. Tickets are available at the Forest Park Senior Center and Everyone’s Place located 1356 W. North Avenue. For more information, call 410-466-2124 and tell them you heard it from me.

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Lafayette Gilchrist, renowned pianist and Eric Kennedy, drummer and renowned recording artist will perform on stage at the Cultural Center located at 6037 Liberty Road, Suite 6 in Baltimore on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The King David Lodge No. 18 from Prince Hall Masons is having their Blue & Gold Cabaret on Friday, July 11 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Grand Lodge, 1307 Eutaw Place (Lanvale entrance). For more information, call Bro. Curtis Williams at 410-258-1715.

Liberty Road Business Association is alive and jumping on Friday, July 11th and 25th from 6-9 p.m. with live entertainment, vendors, good food and drinks. I am telling you folks it is very nice and it is free. This family-friendly outdoor concert and festival is located in Kings Point Square, 9900 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. They have a beer/wine garden and a stage for the entertainment. No pets are allowed, but bring your folding chairs and cameras.

Registration is open for the 2014 Carl & Barbara Grubs Summer Camps which include the Jazz Arts Academy with Carl Grubbs and the Jazz instrumental Music Program for youth ages 7-16. The camp is from July 7th-16th, Monday through Friday. For more information, call 410-313-4714.

This is very nice too. The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation presents the Courtyard Summer Music Series at the Avenue Bakery featuring live free entertainment on Saturday, July 5 from 4-8 p.m. at 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue. It is free all summer long featuring performances by Baltimore’s most gifted musicians and performers. Light fare and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, go to www.theavenuebakery.com. Or www.royaltchc.com.

Now folks, this is very important. The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund is hosting their 17th annual Oldies but Goodies Crab Feast Fundraiser on Saturday, July 19th from 2-6 p.m. I truly need your support. It will be held at the VFW Post 6506, 8779 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, Maryland. The donation is only $50 and it includes all the crabs you can eat and a full dinner buffet; free beer, cash bar and music by DJ “Sugar Chris.” This is how we raise money for the scholarships. So call me now for your tickets at 410-833-0474.

More fun folks! The Faisonian Club with CH Productions is hosting their 28th Annual splash party, disco and “DipNic Festival on Saturday, July 12th rain or shine from 12 noon until 8 p.m. for adults only. So don’t get to the gate and say, “OOPS!” I forgot to drop my children off to the babysitter.” My friends, this is one of a kind event just for us grown folks. Live entertainment with DJ dance music in between. There are acres and acres of land to pitch your tent and to set up your grill and cooler with all your goodies. Bring a swim suit because the gigantic swimming pool is to die for. The location is Elks Camp Barrett, 1001 Chesterfield Road. Crownsville, Maryland 21401. For more information, call Charles Rudy Faison at 443-801-1100 or Carlos Hutchins at 443-963-5711 or Mildred Battle at 410-448-0033.

My goodness, folks! I am out of space, I have to go, but 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.