RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Mother's Day!
Rosa Pryor | 5/6/2016, 8 a.m.
Hello everyone, it is “Mother’s Day Weekend” and I am going to inform you on a few places you can take that special lady in your life. There will be several choices. Hopefully I will see you at one of them.
My dear friends, it is so important and special when you spend time with your mother. Remember so many of us no longer have ours. It doesn’t matter if she is in a nursing home, rehabilitation, hospital or home care. Take time out for her. Take her flowers, cards from family and friends, take pictures of the family, set up a boom box and play her favorite music, and take balloons to decorate her room. These are just a few suggestions especially for the moms who are sick and shut-in.
The Avenue Bakery (Home of Poppay’s Rolls), located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Baker Street will feature their Courtyard Summer Music Series with a taste of jazz, R&B, soul and blues. Every first Saturday in the month you can enjoy free performances by Baltimore’s most consummate musicians and performers. Food and cocktails are on sale. On Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. John Melton Westley, renowned keyboardist and vocalist will perform with his band. Go and enjoy, bring your friends.
Olive Branch Community Church Elder Board presents “A Mother’s Funday Tea” on Sunday, May 8 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Spencerville Academy, 2502 Spencerville Road (Route 19) in Spencerville, Maryland. There will be light snacks and tea; you will be entertained by Shirli L. Hughes and the Edmond Charles Trio. For ticket information, call 301-421-9709.
No matter what your lifestyle may be, I believe I have something for you and your mother or you and your wife or that special lady in your life.
There is an “Oldie but Goodie Reunion, 50’s- 60’s- 70’s & 80’s Mother’s Day Weekend Treat” on Saturday, May 7 from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena. Included with your tickets are live performances by The Delfonics, Frank Washington, First Class, and Desire; free roses to the first 100 ladies; cabaret style, free set-ups, cash bar, line dancing, hand dancing, free beer, light buffet or bring your own. For ticket information, call 443-799-2238.
The John Lamkin “Sacred” Jazz Quintet will be in concert at St. Mark’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, 620 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. featuring John R. Lamkin II on trumpet and Flugelhorn, Craig Alston on saxophones, Bob Butta on keyboard, Herman Burney on bass, Jesse Moody on drums and Eartha Lamkin on vocals. So check it out.
Next Phaze will host a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch on Sunday, May 8 at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets include an exciting day for the women to enjoy delicious Southern food and drinks, mellow live jazz. For ticket information, call 443-900-9699.
Another Mother’s Day Event hosted by Larry Washington of the Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, May 8 from 5-9 p.m. This is a fundraiser and for only a $10 donation will give you DJ music, buffet, cash bar and prizes to the oldest and youngest mother.
Well, my dear friends enjoy your holiday, hope to see you soon. Please note that it is very important that you send your invites, flyers, pictures, etc. to me by email or regular mail. DO NOT FACEBOOK ME if you want me to write about your event. Also, I do not except invitations to events through Facebook or texts. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at: email@example.com. Or send your information to 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.