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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

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