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Tucson J plans circus-themed ECE fundraiser

Flam Chen’s performances merge daredevil acrobatics and pyrotechnics. (Courtesy Tucson Jewish Community Center)

The Sculpture Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center will take on a “Big Top” atmosphere for the Tucson J early childhood education program’s new winter fundraiser, Cirque D’Arte.

The event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., will begin in the Sculpture Garden with characters on stilts, appetizers, music and magicians, followed by a variety of dinner stations, a performance of contemporary circus arts by Flam Chen, and street-fair style desserts. It will include adult beverages, raffles, and a silent auction of children’s art. A barbershop quartet also will perform.

The ECE fundraiser helps provide the school with playground equipment, classroom supplies, furniture, books, and professional development for the teachers.

Tickets for this adults-only event are $60 in advance and $75 at the door and are, available at For more information, call 299-3000.