Mini buccaneers celebrate Pirate Days festivities. The SML Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a new event, Pirates & Pancakes, on July 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the patio at Mango’s Bar & Grill.

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber will host a family-oriented pancake breakfast on July 21, in celebration of Pirate Days.

Pirates and Pancakes will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the patio at Mango’s Bar & Grill at Bridgewater Plaza as part of a weekend of festivities planned at various locations on and off the lake.

Volunteers dressed in pirate costumes will be flipping the flapjacks.

Others dressed as pirates and mermaids will be available for photos, and kids will have the opportunity to dig for hidden treasure.

The event cost, which includes pancakes and beverages, is $8 with children 3 and under admitted free. For more information call Laura Moritz at 721-1203, email lmoritz@visitsmithmountainlake.com or go to visitsmithmountainlake.com/pirate- days.

— Submitted by Andie Gibson

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