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The Literacy Center will have their annual adult spelling bee at High Country Conference Center at 201 West Butler Avenue on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The spelling bee is The Literacy Center's largest fundraiser, raising the necessary funds to support their vital adult education programs.

Spectators will enjoy watching teams compete as they spell the hardest words in the English language. Spectators will also enjoy dinner, a cash bar, and a live and silent auction filled with items such as pizza and beer for a year and even a trip to Telluride.

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at thinkliteracy.org

Orpheum to screen award-winning "Free Solo" documentary 

The Orpheum will be screening the National Geographic documentary, “Free Solo” on Thursday, April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m.

The 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature, Free Solo chronicles mountain climber Alex Honnold and his attempt to be the first person to free solo climb El Capitan.

The PG-13 movie runs an hour and 45 minutes and is directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Flagstaff Musical Theater presents "Reefer Madness: The Musical" 

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In this hilarious, over-the-top satire, the high school drama club, led by the gravely stern Lecturer, illustrates the perils of the “leafy green assassin.” They tell the story of Jimmy, a fine, upstanding, All-American boy whose life fell apart because of the evil reefer.

Jimmy was a good kid, with a bright future ahead of him. He had a sweetheart whom he loved, the wholesome Mary Lane. But when Jimmy is tricked into taking his first puff of reefer, his life quickly spirals downward. He begins to neglect his family, his schoolwork, even Mary, in order to spend all his time smoking at the Reefer Den.

His addiction leads him to debauchery, sin, theft, and, eventually, murder. Reefer Madness is an irreverent parody of the classic 1930's instructional film full of camp, hilarity, mayhem, and madness.

The play will open at Coconino High School's mini auditorium on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and will also be performed on April 27, May 3 and May 4  at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 and May 5 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 years old or younger and can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4201583.

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Alexandra Wittenberg can be reached at 928-913-8624 and awittenberg@azdailysun.com.

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