Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.
Batten down the hatches and head to the pirate festival
Saturday, Sept. 12, World Record Pirate Attempt and Pirate Festival, Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News. The museum is attempting to break the Guinness mark for the largest pirate gathering. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; official count at 2 p.m. 575/596-2222; or here.