Hello, everyone and my dear friends,

 It has been so wonderful sharing this year with you in words and pictures in my columns. However, it has been a very sad year because we lost so many friends, family and loved ones. I know you share this experience with me, but if you are reading me now, then God has blessed us to see another upcoming year. We will keep readers, followers and families who have lost someone in prayers. I too have experiences loss in 2022.

Now, I will share a few things that are coming up for those who wish to party this holiday. Speaking about Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the New Year’s Eve party scene, me, myself, and my Boo-Boo will be staying safe in our home. We will not be attending parties during the holidays. But for many of you who want to party this weekend, then check this out. There is a Kwanzaa celebration that will be held at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, located at 847 N. Howard Street on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. An African marketplace, live performances, food, and a Kwanzaa ceremony will be included. Celebrate ujima, otherwise known as collective work and responsibility. This event is free and open to the public.

Happy birthday to DJ Mike Jones.

That is not all.  The Waxter Center and the Baltimore Health Department are also sponsoring their annual event and celebration of Kwanzaa on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from noon until 3 p.m. A mid-day jazz concert with special guests will be held. Come hear Baltimore’s legend, The Derrick Amin Quartet, along with a lot of storytelling at the Waxter Senior Center, located at 1000 Cathedral St. For more information, contact Grandmother Edna at 443-683-4696.

A Kwanzaa celebration will be underway on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from noon until 3 p.m.  The annual event and celebration will be held at the Waxter Center, located at 1000 Cathedral St. in Baltimore with Grandmother Edna. Celebrate with storytellers, a workshop, and a mid-day jazz concert with special guest Derrick Amin’s quartet. Free lunch and more is included. For more details, call Grandmother Edna at 443-683-4696.
Elaine Simon, president and founder of the Caribbean Carnival Festival and the Caribbean-American Carnival Association of Baltimore is one of the nicest people that I know. My friend is celebrating her birthday on December 31, 2022.

Check out The Soul Centered Band on Friday, December 23, 2022, and the Gerrell & Friends Band on Friday, December 30, 2022. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is at 8 p.m. at Next Phaze Café & Lounge, 112 E. Lexington Street. For more information, call 410-449-3232.

Now, here are a few New Year’s Eve events that you may be interested in. As the year comes to an end, and we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, celebrate the great possibilities of 2023. There is the New Year’s Eve Fun Run that will be held in Fells Point. You can meet vendors outside their shops after your run/walk and will have drinks and snacks available for you to enjoy.

Randy Dennis, Line Dance King, and popular radio personality is presenting a pre-New Year’s Eve Line Dance Party on Friday December 30, 2022, from 6-10 p.m. at the American Legion Post 122, located at 4424 Painters Mill Rd. in Owings. For more information, call 410-655-1114.

The Corinthian Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a New Year’s Eve day party at 7107 Windsor Mill Rd. in the shopping center from 1-5 p.m. The event is free.

I am so sorry folks, but I really must go since I am out of space. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474, or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE HOLIDAY FROM ME AND MY BOO-BOO TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. UNTIL NEXT YEAR, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

Rosa Pryor
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