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17th Annual Project READ Trivia Bee – The Reality Show to Beat All Reality Shows!

Redwood City, CA - September 29 , 2006 - Why waste time watching phony reality shows? Get a dose of real entertainment at Redwood City Project READ’s 17th Annual Trivia Bee benefit for Project READ! It takes place on Friday, October 13, 2006 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City, presented by the Redwood City Friends of Literacy.

The Trivia Bee is a chance to see REAL people gather to prove they’re experts of trivial information, while vying for the coveted title of Trivia BEE Champions of Redwood City! All this as hundreds of spectators cheer, sneer, and root them on.

This gala event starts with the renowned Trivia Bee Hors d’oeuvre Extravaganza at 6:30, followed by the Bee Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Teams of three self-described “Trivia Masters” will compete for the title by exercising their knowledge — which ranges from the esoteric to the utterly useless — on topics of interest to almost everyone: literature, science, history, sports, television, movies, music, and general entertainment. Spectator tickets, available in advance or at the door for $25, include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, specialty desserts, and coffee.

Companies and individuals may register to participate as a team or event sponsor. Team sponsorship at several levels and prices are still available. Think your team can kick some bee-booty? Here are a few sample questions:

  1. In what country does the opera "Aida" takes place?
  2. Name the only novel written by Emily Bronte
  3. What jersey number did Babe Ruth wear?
  4. How many keys are on a standard piano?
  5. Who founded the first American library in 1731?

Log on to for the answers! Then call 650-780-7077 today or visit for information on bringing your team to the Trivia Bee.

All proceeds benefit the award-winning Redwood City Project READ (, a library-based nonprofit organization providing tutoring and other enrichment services dedicated to ending illiteracy in Redwood City by 2020 through intergenerational literary services. Project READ is closely tied to our local schools. It offers multiple programs to meet the diverse needs and reading levels of adults, adolescents, and families in Redwood City, focusing on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Project READ at (650) 780-7077, or pick up tickets at the Project Read offices in the Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. More information is available at

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Kathy Endaya
Director, Project READ

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