By Greg Hambrick
Thar she blows! Today, Thursday, Sept. 19, you can throw an “Arrr!” at everyone you meet with International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
The last day of summer is Saturday, Sept. 21. Or, you can look at it this way: The first day of fall is Sept. 22. Patch has found something for you to do each day as we count down until summer passes us by.
Check our events calendar to see what’s happening in our community, and add your own events!Talk Like a Pirate Day celebrates the fun phrases and cool threads of the high seas of ol’.
In Loudoun, there's a Pirate Moonbounce Party from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sterling Community Center for ages 4 and under. Swashbuckling games, crafts, and prizes. Moonbounce until you get your sea legs. Pirate clothing and accessories are encouraged.
Traveling today? Krispy Kreme and Long John Silver's are giving away food.
At Krispy Kreme today, you can pilfer tons of free doughnuts. First, a pirate phrase will get you a free doughnut. But pirates in costume are going to get a dozen free doughnuts. Here is all the details on how to get the free Krispy Kreme booty. Locations are at 6332 Richmond Highway in Alexandria and 1891 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg.
Long John Silvers will be giving away a free piece of classic Whitefish when you say “Arrr.” Locations include 4301 Dale Blvd., Dale City; 7049 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; and 1699 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg.
What’s your favorite pirate phrase? Share it in the comments section below.