RAMBLING ROSE: Pennsylvania Avenue Arch Social Club renewed

Hello everyone! Can you believe we had sunshine instead of snow for a few days? Thank God! I want to share with you this week some upcoming events as well as to let you know if you haven’t stopped by the new and renovated historical building of the Arch Social Club, please do. You will be pleasantly surprised if you have been there before. The new entry way is beautiful and very stylish. The ribbon cutting took place a few weeks ago and many of the who’s who of Baltimore were there including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Councilman Pete Welch and of course Del. Melvin Stukes, who is a very strong supporter of the Arch Social. I send congratulations to the fellows at Arch Social and wish them much success.

Queens of the Arch Social Club; Tony Mackey (Vice President), Nichae Anderson (President), Erica Lynn (Secretary), Darlene Sylvia (Treasurer), Maxene Brown (treasurer) and Velme Horten (member).

Queens of the Arch Social Club; Tony Mackey (Vice President), Nichae Anderson (President), Erica Lynn (Secretary), Darlene Sylvia (Treasurer), Maxene Brown (treasurer) and Velme Horten (member).

This weekend is jumping with all kinds of activities. First of all, I want to inform you that the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast fundraiser is Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Normandy Room, 3919 E. Lombard Street not at the Tiffany East Catering Hall as it was originally advertised. We had to change venue but everything else remains the same. The event will be hosted by Carlton & Darlene Douglass, Rev. Henry Turner will give the Sermonette, “Grandma G,” gospel comedian; The United Boyd Gospel Singers, Geraldine Barksdale, gospel vocalist and The Golden Voices of South New Jersey will perform. The breakfast buffet menu is to die for. The donation is only $20.00. You can still get your tickets if you call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com before Saturday or you can go to PayPal on our website: www.rosapryormusic.com. Ticket will not be sold at the door.

Also this March is “Women’s History Month,” and there are special events honoring women all month including, “Women in Jazz” featuring Karen Lovejoy on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library, 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington D.C. Vocalist Karen Lovejoy will be accompanied by pianist Sammy Munquia. Together they will present a musical sketch and conversation highlighting the strides women have made in jazz. For more information, go to www.bemojazz.com.

Fashionistas, artists, and icons are a part of Women’s History Month at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from March 14-22 including gospel jazz musician, Corinthia Cromwell. Sheila Pree Bright begins her interview mural and interview project as Artist-in-Residence. For more information, call 443-263-1800 or visit www.RFLewisMuseum.org.

On Saturday, March 15, from 2-5 p.m. is a “Spring Fling” featuring, Jumpstreet Band will perform at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3121 Walbrook Avenue. The event will include a light fare buffet, sangria, wine, beer and soft drinks. For more information, call Rebecca Johnson at 410-363-2633.

Oh my goodness! I am out of space, so enjoy your weekend and remember, if you need me call 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.