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Pirates on the Potomac is this weekend


Piney Point, MD - Venture down to the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park this Saturday, July 28, for some “swashbuckling fun” at the museum’s eighth “Pirates on the Potomac” event.

Children ages 4-9 and their parents are encouraged to throw on their pirate garb and participate in numerous pirate-themed activities including games and a costume contest, concluded by a treasure hunt. Patrons will also make their own pirate flag and move up the pirate ranks. Returning pirates automatically rank-up this year and can expect a few new activities like making a telescope and bandana. Pirates will learn a little about the history of pirates on the Chesapeake Bay and, most importantly, “have fun and be a pirate for a day.”

The event has two sessions, one in the morning from 9 a.m. - noon and one in the afternoon from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Each session has 24 slots total, 12 slots each for ages 4 - 6 and ages 7 - 9.

According to museum spokeswoman April Havens, the morning session is “almost filled up” with only a few spots open for the 7 - 9 age group and none left for kids ages 4 - 6. To register call 301-994-1471 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums. Havens stated that they do accept walk-ups on occasion but it’s better for both participants and the organizers to pre-register, either by calling or through the web site.

The cost of the event is $10 per child and the museum is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point.

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