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‘Pirates of the Carolinas’ coming to the JPAC

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The Tar River Center for History and Culture will present “Pirates of the Carolinas,” a swashbuckling day of fun for the family on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Blackbeard’s Crew, a living history performance group dedicated to the accurate representation of seafaring life in “The Golden Age of Piracy,” will appear in full pirate regalia. This event will take place on the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center Front Lawn from 12 noon-5 p.m. Louisburg College is located at 501 N. Main St. in Louisburg.

The crew will demonstrate topics such as navigation, seamanship, surgery/medicine, hygiene, rope making, period cooking, and sail/ship repair. Spectators may also experience firelock, live swordplay and cannon live fire demonstrations.

For pirates in training, there is a Scallywag School for the Kids. This educational outreach provides realistic portrayals of pirates and other seamen so the public, especially children, may readily see them in contrast to pirates and seamen typically portrayed in the movie industry.

“Pirates of the Carolinas” is sponsored by the Tar River Center for History and Culture and is free to the public. For more information, call 919-497-3251

The Tar River Center for History and Culture works with local governments, private organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to develop the Upper Tar River region’s historical and cultural assets, to foster economic development through heritage tourism, and to promote knowledge of the region’s rich history and culture. The center’s work will focus on Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Nash, Vance and Warren counties.