Concert Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes performs at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $28; $23 for hall members; $18 for children 10 and younger and seniors 65 and older. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Festival The seventh annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held Oct. 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. The family event features food, live entertainment, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, children's activities and more. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Information: 410-739-6943 or tasteofkentnarrows.org.
AACC gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala Oct. 13 at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsay. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email email@example.com.
Festival The annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. The event features children's activities, arts and crafts, food, and music by Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, Calico Jack, Sour Notes, the Coastal Flats, and Gary Harmon and Andy Garte. At the end of the day, the winner of the $5,000 raffle, sponsored by the museum, will be drawn. Raffle tickets are $5. Festival admission is $6, free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby ball fields with free shuttle service, and handicapped parking will be available at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
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