‘Pirate Day’ Offers Harmless (Though Arrrr!-Rated) Fun

Outfitted for derring-do on the high seas (and brandishing literally handmade hooks), Dining Services employees strike a less-than-menacing pose outside the Capitol Eatery. From left are Patti E. Durrwachter, James F. Glenn, Aaron M. Silfies, Noelle B. Bloom, Lee R. Whittingon Sr. and Krystal S. Zelazny.

Outfitted for derring-do on the high seas (and brandishing handmade hooks), Dining Services employees strike a less-than-menacing pose outside the Capitol Eatery. From left are Patti E. Durrwachter, James F. Glenn, Aaron M. Silfies, Noelle B. Bloom, Lee R. Whittingon Sr. and Krystal S. Zelazny.

Pirate facts, such as these about the notorious Blackbeard, were featured on digital and tabletop displays.

Pirate facts, such as these about the notorious Blackbeard, were featured on digital and tabletop displays.

Edward Ploy Jr., from the Williamsport Fencing Club, explains a display of swordsmanship by members Leo Bell (left) and Quinn Hartung.

Edward Ploy Jr., from the Williamsport Fencing Club, explains a display of swordsmanship by members Leo Bell (left) and Quinn Hartung.

Diamonds and doubloons adorn a tempting tray of banana-rum cupcakes.

Diamonds and doubloons adorn a tempting tray of banana-rum cupcakes.

Getting a jump on Thursday’s annual international event, Dining Services hosted “Talk Like a Pirate … Eat Like a Pirate” in the Capitol Eatery from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. The evening featured a special Caribbean-themed menu (including Jack Sparrow Jerk Chicken and Pearls of the Sea Mini-Crab Cakes), a festive dessert “island,”  fun pirate trivia, a drawing to win a free BEATS headphone set and a demonstration by the Williamsport Fencing Club.

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