What is ZaRex? What was Menotomy Rocks Park's original, more ominous name?
More than 20 teams representing schools and community groups -- and even elected officials -- will answer trivia questions like these at the Arlington Education Foundation's annual Trivia Bee to be held Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at Town Hall.
For over 10 years, participants have donned creative hats, and sometimes costumes, while competing for good fun, great prizes and the chance to be named the Trivia Bee Champions. The Grand Prize is books donated to the Arlington school library of the winning team’s choice. The 2012 Trivia Bee Champions were the Ottosuns, a group of dads from Ottoson Middle School.
A panel of judges – Superintendent Kathy Bodie, Carol Band and Steve McHugh – will quiz contestants on a variety of topics such as Science, Literature, Sports, History & Current Events, Arts & Entertainment and Arlington trivia. Want to register a team?
Fun for the entire family, the event is free, and this year will include trivia, design challenges, activities and prizes – for kids and audience members too!
The Trivia Bee will also air on ACMi’s Public Cable Channel (Comcast 8, RCN 3, Verizon 31).
"It’s always fun to see parents, selectmen, community leaders, teachers and principals come together for a good time in support of AEF’s work," said Jane Biondi, the event’s organizer.
Proceeds from this community event support the work of the foundation, which provides grants to educators for creative new projects and system-wide initiatives in the Arlington Public Schools.
In fiscal 2012, community donations enabled AEF to award nearly $100,000 in grants to the Arlington public schools. This year’s sponsors include Belmont Orthodontics, Belmont Pediatrics, Belmont Savings Bank, Watertown Savings Bank, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Quad Cycles, Winchester Savings Bank, Derby Farm, Mirak Automotive Group, Andrina’s Pizza, Arlington Swifty Printing, American Alarm & Communications, Arlington Heights Nursery School and Tugboat 23 Consulting.
Come down to Town Hall to cheer on the teams.
For more information on current and past grants, or to donate, visit www.arlingtoneducationfoundationma.org.