May 21 will be an exciting day of competitive, linguistic challenges replete with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Levy Senior Center and Evanston Public Library are hosting the State of Illinois Senior Citizen Spelling Bee Competition, to be held at 1 p.m. on May 21 at the Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.  

Anyone age 50 or older and interested in participating may register at the Levy Center or at seniorspellingbee@cityofevanston.org.

Those who prefer to avoid the spotlight are encouraged to come on down, sit in the audience and witness the linguistic battle up close.