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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.

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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.