SCENES FROM A MALL: More than 1,000 people have plunked down $50 to attend Baltimore's first ever Bay-Nanza, a gala splash benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to be held at the Towson Town Center.
Organizers tell us that all stops have been pulled out for the Oct. 15 affair, which kicks off a weeklong series of events for the grand re-opening of the shopping mall. Call 494-8800 if you'd like to attend.
AN EARTHY KINDA GUY: You've heard, of course, that our favorite state Secretary of Agriculture and one of the nicest guys around, Wayne Cawley Jr., is retiring after more than 12 years in Annapolis.
Yes, the dean of the governor's cabinet is going back to the farm -- the farm in Denton that he shares with his wife, Barbara. Friends and colleagues are giving Mr. Cawley a rousing send-off Nov. 7 at Blob's Park in Anne Arundel County. Call (301) 841-5894.
SPEAKING OF SEND-OFFS, John Stevens Ltd. in Fells Point will be the scene of a going-away bash Friday for local artist Mercedes Shriver. Mercedes is leaving for Los
Angeles next week, where she'll sell her paintings and hand-painted scarfs.
TABLE HOPPING: Sitting down? Look for Danny Dickman and son Stuart to re-open the Chesapeake Restaurant in the near future if all goes well . . . Restaurateur Jean Claude Jacquot can be found managing the Cafe des Artiste in Mount Washington. Jean Claude tells us brother Phillipe, who worked with him at Jean Claude's and the Washington Place Grill, is in Aspen. "Sell
ing real estate to the rich and famous," he laughs.
TOWSON STATE's Kimberlee Suerth has been chosen to go to Canada's International Miss Oktoberfest pageant in Kitchener, Canada, from Oct. 10-20. Kim is one of nine women in the United States to be selected for the pageant. Kim is a senior at Towson and will graduate in December.
VETERAN SPORTSCASTER Vince Bagli will be honored on Oct. 27 at the St. Dominic School Gala Reunion-Benefit, which will be held at Martin's Eastwind. If you're a graduate like Bagli or a friend of St. Dominic's and would like to attend, call the school at 426-0797. Proceeds will benefit the St. Dominic School Development Fund.
FINALLY, don't forget that the prestigious Cadillac Columbus Cup International Yacht Races take place this week, and every ** night there's a party at HarborView Marina after the racing. We hear folks like Teddy Turner Jr., Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher and Tom Clancy have been spied at the festivities.
Everybody's invited to schmooze with the sailors, so cruise on down.