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Mamatoga's Top Five Kid Friendly Events

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Circus, ballet, ParkFest and more! This week has a bounty of family friendly events that are not to be missed! Make sure your little girl doesn't miss the chance to be at American Girl Night at SPAC, it is a once in the summer event going on this week only!

1. The circus is in town! Circus Smirkus is back at the Saratoga Race Track Monday and Tuesday, July 9th and 10th. More than two dozen teenaged stars bring youthful exuberance and polished skills from all parts of the country. The show is full of talent and spectacle, with aerials, acrobatics, highwire, juggling, trapeze, clowning and array of brilliant costumes. In its 25th year, Circus Smirkus is the only American youth circus to put on a full-season tour under its own big top, a 24-meter, 750-seat, one-ring tent in the European style. The Saratoga Springs shows are presented by The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. Shows will be at 1 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults (13+) and $17 for children (2 to 12) and are available at Crafters Gallery in Saratoga Springs, on the Circus Smirkus website or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS. If available, they will be sold at the door beginning an hour before show time. Children younger than two are free on an adult's lap. For More Information Call: 1-877-smirkus.

2. Tuesday, July 10th is Family Game Day at the Saratoga Springs Public Library from 11:30-1pm. Admission is free to join them for indoor games in the Dutcher Community room. They will have board games, floor games and electronic group games. Kids...bring your grown-ups and show them how it's done! For children in grades K-5. For More Information Call: 518 584 7860

3. It's American Girl Night at the NYC Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this Wednesday, July 11th at 8pm. Presented by Emma Willard School this great family event is one of SPAC's most popular nights. SPAC and American Girl Place, NY host a celebration for girls and their families. Girls are encouraged to bring their dolls and experience an evening of music, American Girl crafts, pink lemonade, sugar cookies, classic photo booths and American Girl Doll giveaways. This year meet American Girl Doll, McKenna! All kids are $5 for the lawn for this performance. For More Information Call: (518) 584-9330 and don't forget to visit Pediatric Dentistry of Glens Falls on facebook for an awesome giveaway for this event, enter today to win, the contest ends Tuesday!

4. Friday, July 13th is Family Night at the NYC Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, performances that night include Russian Seasons (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky), In the Night (Chopin/Robbins) and Firebird (Stravinsky/Balanchine & Robbins). Plus Kids Get in FREE with GE for Family Night! GE is pleased to provide FREE Admission for kids 12 and under with a paying adult! For More Information Call: (518) 584-9330.

5. This Saturday, July 14th is Wilton's Community Day ParkFest 2012 at Gavin Park from 11am to 9pm. Get ready for an exciting, fun-filled day, which includes a very eclectic craft fair, amusement park rides, food vendors, contests, live music, shows and is topped off with an awards ceremony and a fantastic fireworks display at dusk! Admission is free and activities include a craft fair, climbing wall, pony rides, face painting and more! For More Information Call: (518) 584-9455.

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Jenny Witte has lived in the Saratoga Springs area for the past four years and has three children. In addition to being the Mamatoga founder she also teaches children's yoga and loves horseback riding.