Talk Like a Pirate Day will be celebrated from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at Marys River Grange Hall. (Photo illustration by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Folks may want to spend the next few days brushing up on their pirate lingo while coming up with a good costume. That’s because a special Talk Like a Pirate event has been organized for Monday, Sept. 19 in Philomath.

Talk Like a Pirate will run from 6-8:30 p.m. at Marys River Grange Hall, which is located at 24707 Grange Hall Road. The event will feature various activities, including a pirate costume contest for ages 12 and under with prizes to be awarded. There will also be a Talk Like a Pirate contest for all ages with prizes.

Possibly Irish, a band known for its Celtic performances and regular appearances during the summer season at Enchanted Forest, will perform.

The event is alcohol-free and admission at the door is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 18.

The organizer, Yvonne McMillan, welcomes contributions of baked goods to help raise money for the grange. For information, reach out to McMillan at

Talk Like a Pirate Day traces its roots to 1995 with an idea hatched by Albany residents John Baur and Mark Summers. The parodic holiday celebrated each year on Sept. 19 gained widespread notoriety in 2002 when humorist Dave Barry wrote about it in his nationally syndicated column.