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Adult Spelling Bee

Charity event
Please note: This event has already occurred.
Improving reading and spelling are central to the goals of the local literacy charity We the Readers, so it's only obvious that the group's fundraising happy hour at BlackFinn would be centered around an adult spelling bee. To wit: Participants will be given a beer and a shot before the first round, and then have a drink in their hands throughout the entire bee while trying to remember how to spell "pogonotomy" or "chitarrone." (Oh, come on - both of those words are from the first round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.) The first 25 people to sign up at the bar will be entered into the competition; the rest can enjoy happy-hour specials, including $3 Miller Lite, $4 rum punch and $5 mixed drinks, until 9 p.m. and a raffle. But the point, of course, is the subjugation of the other contestants (Subjugation. S-u-b-j-u-g-a-t-i-o-n. Subjugation.) while helping D.C. students.