Avast! Pirates sweep through Ashland this weekend, with events beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St.

Avast! Pirates sweep through Ashland this weekend, with events beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St.

The Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (BOOM) pirate reenactment troupe of Portland will hold a pirate's welcome ceremony and cannon salute at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other events will include stunt shows, cannon blasting and shanty singing. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org/pirates.

Regular admission to the museum is $7 for kids ages 2-12 and seniors 65 and older and $9 for teens and adults.