Where: A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium.
When: Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Info: http://www.litcouncil.com/event
Why: In the age of spell-check, it's rare to find those who can spell without the help of electronics. But spell-check won't be available at the Literacy Council of Buncombe County's annual spelling bee. The competition will be fierce, pitting rivals against rivals (i.e., Malaprop's versus Downtown Books and News versus Battery Park Book Exchange). LaZoom Comedy Tours' David Ostergaard will emcee the bee and bring the hilarity — and humiliation. And cheer and step-dance teams will Bring it to the Bee in style.
Spellers have been practicing words that would make a third-grader's head spin. Or, if they haven't been practicing, they should have been. Come and root them on at this potentially rowdy event. Spectators are encouraged to wear their most outrageous outfits to show support for their favorite teams (there's a prize for best costume). It's all a super-fun benefit for the Literacy Council and its ongoing efforts to ensure that every child and adult in Buncombe County can read with ease.
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