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The Trivia Bee: Redwood City’s Answer to “Jeopardy” But Live and in Person, With Real Food!

Redwood City, CA - October 8 , 2004 - Redwood City Project READ’s 15th Annual Trivia Bee offers live entertainment in the knuckle-biting tradition of “Jeopardy” or a reality TV show — but with real food and live Peninsula Brainiacs answering (or flubbing!) questions.

The gala Friday, October 15 evening event — designed to promote literacy awareness and raise funds to support Project READ’s mission of a literate community by 2020 — starts with an Hors d’oeuvre Extravaganza at 6:30, followed by the Bee Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The site is the sparkling, recently-refurbished Cañada College Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Road, Redwood City.

More than 30 teams of three Brainiacs each compete for the title of “Trivia Champions of Redwood City” 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 $20, include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, specialty desserts, and coffee. Corporations and individuals may register to participate as a team or event sponsor. Team sponsorship at several levels and prices are still available.

The Trivia Bee had been an annual event for 14 consecutive years, but the Bee hibernated in 2003 while host Cañada College made facility improvements. All proceeds benefit the award-winning Redwood City Project READ, a library-based nonprofit organization providing tutors, small groups 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. Project READ is supported by the generous help of volunteers, and its web site is located at

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. Sample questions and answers as well as other information are also available on the web at

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


Contact: Kathy Endaya
Director, Project READ



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