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Forest Park Senior Center Thrives

Hello my dear friends, how are you enjoying this beautiful weather? I think it is absolutely fantastic! I did not have to bring out the snow shovel this winter. We are truly blessed to live in this part of the United States.

This week, I want to talk about the Forest Park Senior Center located at 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. It has become an extremely popular venue with city residents. Anyone who wants to

have a social or family event in the city whether its wedding, wedding reception, cabaret, birthday party, retirement party, repast, baby shower, bridal shower, crab feast, bull roast, or concert, you can have it at the Forest Park Senior Center.

Opened in October 1979, the center is a comprehensive multi-purpose facility serving as a major vehicle for reaching out to the community and to older adults.

Under the leadership of the Rev. Daniel C. Worthy, who stands on the shoulders of the other executive directors before him, the center has soared to new heights. Through Rev. Worthy’s hard work and unselfish dedication, the center has become one of the premier senior service facilities in the City of Baltimore. Other than a perfect place to rent for events, other activities have expanded on a daily basis such as: an eating together program, three Bridge Clubs; two Pinochle Clubs; instructors for Line dancing, ballroom dancing;Zumba classes; health promotions and screening activities; senior aerobics; computer training sessions bible study; a travel club; bingo; two martial arts classes and much more.

The center is also the home to ten churches and operates a couple commercial kitchens, stages for entertainment, ramp for handicap up and downstairs halls. So, my dear friends, if you notice that all the up-coming events are being held at the Forest Park Center in the next couple of weeks, this is why. Mark your calendar for the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast Show on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center for an all-you-can eat breakfast/ brunch buffet, BYOB with free setups, vendors, book signings and live entertainment provided by Greg Hatza’s Band. Honey child, this will be an event you won’t forget! For tickets information, call me at 410-833-9474.

After the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast, you do not have to leave or move your car; you can stay right at the Forest Park Senior Center for Miss Maybelle’s 10th Annual Full Figured

Fashion Show also on Saturday, March 11 at Forest Park Senior Center starting at 4 p.m. All you have to do is go to the bathroom and freshen-up, right there at the Center. Miss Maybelle’s event is always entertaining and fun because Mrs. Maybelle, comedian always MC’s her own show. For ticket information, call 443-226-8895.

Next weekend also at the Forest Park Senior Center, Sean E. Merryman Promotions & the Baltimore Homeless Union, Inc. present a comedy show and dinner featuring Larry Lancaster and Keith Smith. Mrs. Maybelle will host the event on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-215-8893.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and I have to go and pack. My Boo-Boo and I are leaving for a long overdue vacation. Always remember, if you need me just call me at 410-833-9474 or best to email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.