The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s annual gala, Taste of the Chesapeake, takes place 7–11 p.m. Nov. 15 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The evening will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, with Torrey Brown, former secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, serving as master of ceremonies, and former Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb giving the keynote speech.

In addition, the Frances H. Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award will be presented to Judith Stribling, executive director of the Friends of the Nanticoke River and founder of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance.

Guests will sample local delicacies provided by The Classic Catering People and dance to the smooth sounds of New Legacy Jazz Band.

To order tickets, send a check for $100 apiece to the Alliance’s Baltimore office or call 410-377-6270 to use a credit card. Proceeds benefit the Alliance. The gala is also the venue of the drawing for a 2003 Toyota Prius, an environmentally sensitive hybrid car. Raffle tickets cost $100 apiece; to buy one, call the Alliance or visit and click on the picture of the car.