Literacy Volunteers of Bangor will host the annual Literacy Tea later this month, which features tea, refreshments, and a visit from a Maine author.

This year's Literacy Tea will welcome warm weather with talk of fairies, as Maine author Liza Gardner Walsh performs a reading from her book Do Fairies Bring the Spring. Walsh has written more than a dozen books, including the Fairy House Handbook, Fairy Garden Handbook, and Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? 

It's a fun event for all ages, as each individual table is decorated around a different children's book theme. So, for instance, one table might feature Pooh and friends while another could have an Alice in Wonderland decor. The tea this year will be provided by Tea Mainea and served with delicious snacks and pastries.

The 7th Annual Literacy Tea will be held on Sunday, March 31st from 3 to 5 p.m. at John Bapst Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online or by calling the Literacy Volunteers offices at (207) 947-8451. Always a sell-out, tickets must be bought in advance for this event.

It's the biggest fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, which helps local residents improve their literacy and comprehension, using volunteer tutors.