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Feb. 22: 'Mavericks of the Caribbean'

Event set for 9 p.m. in the lower level of Centennial Student Union. The public is invited.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 2-21-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- Pirate fencers, karaoke, a sun piñata and taking pictures on the beach will all be part of a February "Mavericks of the Caribbean" event at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 in the lower level of Minnesota State University, Mankato's Centennial Student Union.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature free food, including jerk chicken, veggies and dip.

The pirate fencers will demonstrate how to fence and will display other medieval combat. Attendees will be able to fence with instructions from the pirates.

At 10 p.m., a sun piñata will be set up for those who want to try their chances at getting candy. Attendees will also be able to decorate free sunglasses. The first 150 people to come to the event will receive a free goldfish.

During the event, free parking is available in all Gold and pay lots in immediate proximity to the Centennial Student Union. For additional parking information please visit the parking website.

For more information, please contact Aneta Oglezneva at 507-351-6485 or email her at

"Mavericks of the Caribbean" is one of seven "Mavericks After Dark" events sponsored each year by IMPACT, a student programming board at Minnesota State Mankato's Centennial Student Union. IMPACT, advised by staff in Minnesota State Mankato's Student Activities Office, plans events that are funded through student activity fees.

"Mavericks After Dark" events are intended to provide an alternative to at-risk behaviors. The programming is part of an ongoing effort at Minnesota State Mankato to create a positive campus environment through fun and engaging activities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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