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Registration is now open for Evanston’s Senior Citizen Spelling Bee, which will take place at 2 p.m. on May 31 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

Spellers aged 50 and older can sign up in person for the free event at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.; and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Registration can also be completed online (Class # 554104-C4) at, or by calling 311 (847-448-4311 outside of Evanston).

Community members of all ages are invited to attend and witness the competitive linguistic challenge and enjoy fun family activities before the spelling begins. Festivities begin at 2 p.m., and the spelling bee begins at 3 p.m.

Evanston’s Spelling Bee champion will advance to the regional competition in Park Ridge on June 6, and the regional champion will qualify for the state finals in Springfield. Last year, an Evanston resident made it to the state finals.

The event is hosted by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, the Levy Senior Center and the Evanston Public Library.

More information is available by emailing or calling 311.