Trivia buffs won’t want to miss the 28th annual Altrusa Trivia Bee on Saturday, April 21st. Registration is now open for an always-memorable evening of light-hearted fun and games at the Rogue Ales Public House on the bayfront in Newport.
Bill Klein, the man behind Mr. Bill’s Trivia Show since 1984, will act as emcee and host, quizzing six-person teams on topics including geography, music, history and more. Participants will compete for prizes, as well as bragging rights for this annual event.
“There is always good competition at the Trivia Bee but you don’t have to be a trivia buff. In fact, sometimes it is more about the age of players on your team. Teams with a mix of male and female and ages usually fare the best,” Klein explained.
The Trivia Bee is organized by Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – a non-profit service organization assisting women and children in Lincoln County. The Trivia Bee acts as a fundraiser for the group’s programs, which are focused on literacy and health in the region. “Mr. Bill” is so instrumental in this fundraiser, last year he was given Altrusa’s distinguished “Helping Hands” award for his role in creating a fun evening that teams look forward to each year.
“Think of the Trivia Bee as a great game of Jeopardy with the extra perks of playing with friends, winning prizes and having lots of laughs,” said Angela Nebel, event chairperson. “Best of all, the proceeds benefit children and women in the region. It’s the perfect evening.”
Team registration costs $150. Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the event, with numerous prizes donated by area merchants. To register a team, please call Tami Atkinson at (541) 270-5515 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. An early-bird drawing will be held for those teams who register before April 4, with one team winning a special prize. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Final registration deadline is April 17.