The annual circus, featuring new acts by the Zerbini Family Circus, takes place Saturday, June 21, at Saxe Middle School.

The circus is sponsored by the New Canaan YMCA and Kiwanis Club of New Canaan. The eight-generation Zerbini Family Circus, will perform at 1, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Last year, when Zerbini made its New Canaan debut, the acts under the big top included aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, camels and the "Wheel of Destiny."

Proceeds from the circus will benefit the YMCA's summer camps and the Kiwanis community fund, which supports youth programs.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Tickets will be available beginning June 1 at the YMCA's front desk as well as several locations throughout town and can be purchased by visiting

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