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Meet Children’s Author/Illustrator Henry Cole at “Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy”!

Meet Children’s Author/Illustrator Henry Cole at “Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy”!
Henry Cole
Celebrated children’s author and illustrator Henry Cole will speak to children in his Pirate Den on Wednesday, July 13, at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Palace Theater on Main Street in Frostburg, part of “Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy.”

The City of Frostburg will once again be the site of a pirate invasion as the Children’s Literature Centre at Frostburg State University and Frostburg First team up to provide a day of pirate merriment, tales and treats.

Cole has illustrated over 50 books for children, including “Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate’s ABC” by June Sobel, and he is the author and illustrator of the novel “A Nest for Celeste,” picture book “Jack’s Garden” and several other books of his own.

Buccaneer activities, including crafts and a treasure-hunt, will take place throughout the day, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. at City Place on Water Street. Visiting pirates will be challenged to discover the secret pirates’ den, where pirate stories and songs will be shared. All are encouraged to dress as pirates.

Frostburg businesses and restaurants will be open, with special bargains for visiting buccaneers.

For more information about this event, call the FSU Children’s Literature Centre at 301-687-3133 or e-mail Groups of five or more are requested to call or e-mail to register their pirate tribes in advance as spaces for “Frostburg Pirates Ahoy” are limited.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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