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Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 8:19 a.m.

Bee on Board for Literacy Spelling Bee to benefit the Family Learning Institute

By Ann Dwyer

You don't have to be a Scrabble champ or necessarily a lover of words to enjoy the Bee on Board for Literacy Spelling Bee, the Family Learning Institute's annual fundraising event.

Up to 20 teams of three adults will compete for the championship trophy while the audience cheers them on and perhaps gets in on the act. There will be drinks (that's a good way to get people in on the act), hors'doeuvres, and music by the Community High Jazz Band. Local theater favorite Malcolm Tulip will host.

FLI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap in Washtenaw County through one-on-one tutoring for children from families with low incomes.

Friday, May 3, 2013. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $35. In the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. 734-973-3300.