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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Circus Vargas coming to Hayward, Newark
By Rebecca Parr
from: The Daily Reviewmercurynews.com
September 1, 2012
High-wire and trapeze artists, motorcycle daredevils, jugglers and clowns are among the entertainment at Circus Vargas, which is heading to Hayward before moving to Newark next week.
The show runs Sept. 6-10 at Southland Mall and Sept. 13-17 at NewPark Mall.
The big top show emphasizes that it doesn't include any animals. And new this year is a human cannonball, the Human Rocket.
The Newark shows are sponsored by the League of Volunteers.
"We've been sponsoring the circus here for years. It's a good thing for the community. Children of all ages love it," said league executive director Shirley Sisk.
The league gets a percentage of proceeds from tickets sold in advance.
"The money we make will go toward our holiday programs: our Thanksgiving meal, Toys for Tots, an adopt-a-family program and a preholiday party for kids," Sisk said.
Tickets for the Newark shows are available at The Book End, 6678 Thornton Ave. in the Newark Square Shopping Center, or at the league office, 36120 Ruschin Drive. Tickets also can be purchased with a credit card by phone at 510-793-5683 or under the donations link on the league's website, www.lov.org.
The league is offering $10 discounts on children's general admission and arena seating advance tickets. General admission bleacher tickets are $25 for ages 11 and older, $10 children (with coupon) ages 2 to 10. Arena chair seating tickets are $35
Tickets for the Hayward performances can be bought at www.circusvargas.com or by phone at 877-468-3861. They also will be available at the circus box office.
Children who arrive early can take part in a preshow, where they will be guided through a crash course in circus skills.
"I can't wait to see the human cannonball," Sisk said

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