Kunta Kinte Festival
At its 18th annual Kunta Kinte Festival, Anne Arundel County will celebrate its African and Afro-Caribbean heritage with jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues performances; arts and crafts; African dance and drumming; the sale of traditional and ethnic foods; storytellers; and educational seminars. The festival will include performances by Plaid Ministries, Art Sherrod, Neza, Kojo, the Sankofa Dance Theater, Chris White and Eric the Magician. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday , Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $7; seniors, $3; ages 4-12, $2; 3 and younger, free. 410-349-0338 or www.kuntakinte.org.
Arnold artist Jane Ferguson will exhibit her Chesapeake Bay landscape oil paintings Saturday through Sept. 18 in the gallery at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Ferguson, who developed an interest in art four years ago, has studied with Walter Bartman, a resident artist at the Glen Echo Park arts center. Ferguson said that in her paintings she tries to portray the joy she feels while creating her works. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, weekends by appointment, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550.
"Lead On, Harriet!"
Actress Scotti Preston portrays ex-slave and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman in "Lead on, Harriet!" a reenactment of history for ages 9 and older. The performance includes a simulated Underground Railroad path. Participants will walk the path, behind the Chesapeake Children's Museum, with the Tubman reenactor and Chesapeake Children's Museum director Debbie Wood, in an attempt to recreate the emotions and conditions that slaves would have experienced during an escape. 7-9 p.m. tomorrow, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10. Reservations required. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.