Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from my house to yours!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! This is my last column until the New Year, so I am going to do some catching up and bring you up to date until my column returns on January 2, 2015.

This has been a rough year for many of us for one reason or another, so let’s hope that 2015 will be a better one.

There will be a Christmas Toy Drive sponsored by the Low Riderz Sk8 Club Baltimore Maryland at the Shake and Bake located 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue. Take your new unwrapped toys to the Shake and Bake on December 19 and 20 between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. The last day that toys will be accepted is December 20 at the Ceelow Production Christmas Party. For more information, email:


Tim Watts, Radio Personality and Operations Manager of Radio One, Magic 95.9 FM celebrates 17 years with the station. Congratulations my friend!

Continue to celebrate the holidays at the Caton Castle located at 20 S. Canton Avenue at Hilton Street on Saturday, December 20, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Warren Wolf Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt on trumpet; Warren Wolf on piano; Grant Langford on tenor sax; Blake Meister on bass; and John Lamkin III on drums. On Saturday, December 27 Catron Castle will feature “BeMo Jazz Holiday Jazz Jam” with musicians Alex Brown; Romeir Mendez; John Lamkin; Warren Wolf; and Craig Alston from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. For more information, call 410-566-7086.

Please join “Still Voice Ministries” as they celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. All seniors, 60 years and older and all families living in Baltimore City are invited as their guests at their “First Annual Christmas Holiday Party” with good music, great food, line dancing and a lot of fun on Wednesday, December 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at 4709 Harford Road Baltimore, Maryland 21214. You must call to register at 410-426-3300 to reserve your seat.

One of my favorite holiday spots is the Miracle on 34th Street in Hampden going on now through January 3, 2015. We go every year. During the holidays one long block in the 700 block of West 34th Street in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is visible from the sky in that area. Every house has a different theme. It is beautiful, colorful and very entertaining. There are inflatable snow globes, musical trains and blinking lights adorning homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside their houses. The lights are on every night after dark including all night on Christmas Eve. Check it out and don’t forget to take your camera.

Happy New Year!

MJ Productions is hosting a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Wednesday, December 31 at the Patapsco Arena from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. with open bar and light buffet; champagne toast and party favors, music by DJ TC Flash, DJ Kenny D and DJ Mike Jones. For more information, call 443-525-5016.

“The Challenge to the Top Incentive Program” is hosting their “4th Above the World New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” this New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the World Trade Center, the 21st floor Constellation Grande Ball Room featuring a polished marble dance floor, panoramic views of the Inner Harbor and a first class buffet of Maryland crab cakes, carved prime rib of beef, grilled salmon, with appetizers, veggies, fruits and desserts; top shelf open bar and so much more. For ticket information, call Charles Rudy Faison at 443-801-1110.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, but remember this is the season for giving, not taking. Have a very safe, happy and bless holiday. Thanks for your love, support and dedication to my Rambling Rose Column and The Baltimore Times. We appreciate you.

Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL NEXT YEAR, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.