Circus Smirkus stops in Freeport next week with outdoor theme

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FREEPORT — When Circus Smirkus comes to Freeport next week, local performers will team up with the National Park Service and L.L. Bean to promote physical fitness and the outdoors.

This year’s theme is “Wilderness Wonders, Outdoor Adventures Under the Big Top.”

Circus Smirkus is a non-profit, international youth circus founded to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus.

To help promote outdoor activities, a park ranger from Acadia National Park will be at the circus, as well as a representative from L.L. Bean to increase the visibility of Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School.

There will be four shows in Freeport, on Thursday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The circus will be held at and presented by the Merriconeag Waldorf School at 57 Desert Road.

In addition to promoting the benefits of fitness and the great outdoors, Circus Smirkus will provide tickets to more than 700 children with the help of a substantial donation from Oxford Networks.

Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors and children ages 2-12. Children 2 and younger are free. To purchase tickets online, visit circussmirkus.org and click on the Freeport dates.

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-361 ext. 100 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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