Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy! Welcomes Young Buccaneers, Author/Illustrator Jennifer O’Connell
The Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre (CLC), in collaboration with FrostburgFirst, will once again host this year’s Pirates Ahoy! event on Wednesday, July 11, in Frostburg. Activities will be held at City Place, 14 S. Water St., and guest author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell will speak at 10 and 11 a.m. in the Palace Theatre on Main Street. All events in this day of pirate merriment, tales and treats are free and open to the public.
Children coming aboard this year’s Pirates Ahoy! will have the opportunity to meet O’Connell, author and illustrator of the award-winning oceanic picture book, “The Eye of the Whale,” at the Palace Theatre.
Buccaneer activities, including arts and crafts, will take place throughout the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in City Place. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., young pirates can participate in a “Mystery Pirate Treasure Hunt” in the Main Street area, where they will solve clues in a bid to locate treasure and fortune. Visiting marauders will also be challenged to complete numerous pirate activities and crafts to become a “Certified Pirate Expert.” All are encouraged to dress as pirates, as prizes will be awarded at a costume contest.
After their huge popularity at Storybook Holiday in December, Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be making their much-anticipated return to the Frostburg Community Library. Stop by at 11:30 a.m. to get a chance to read to these fantastic therapy dogs.
Frostburg businesses and restaurants will be open, with special bargains on food and drinks for visiting swashbucklers.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at City Place. Larger groups will register at the Palace Theatre. Space is limited. Pirate crews of five or more are encouraged to contact CLC to reserve spaces.
The activities are designed for children ages 4 to 10 but are not limited to that age group.
For more information, contact the Children’s Literature Centre at 301-687-3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 11
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