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April 8-10 Talahassee , Fla.

New date for The April Fools Day Juggling Festival at Tully Gym. Combat juggling competition and public show. Contact Newton's Children Juggling Club, c/o Johnathan Lyons, Tallahassee, Fla.


April 8-10 Columbia , Missouri

The V's Jugglers sponsor Jugglefest '88 at the University of Missouri at Columbia Brewer­Rothwell gym. Parties, picnic, parade and public show. Contact Art Lum, The Y Juggling Club,  UMC, Columbia , MO 65211 .


April 9-11 Amherst , Mass,

Return to Amherst Juggling Mini-Convention. The 9th Annual! Start juggling at 5 p.m. Friday and keep it up until you drop. 48 hours of nonstop juggling in the spacious Robert Crown Center on the Hampshire College Campus just four miles south of Amherst on Route 116. A $15 registration fee covers the entire weekend, including public show, workshops and door prizes. Bring your sleeping bag if you want to sleep on site. For more information, call Carol.


April 9-10 Norman , Okla.

Oklahoma Jugglers invite all to a juggling festival. Contact Karen Phariss, Norman , OK.


April 15-16 Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada

The Third Annual Winnipeg Juggling Festival should attract more than 600 school children and others to two days of fun there. There will be workshops in beginning and advanced juggling, as well as videotape feedback for performers and the presence of Professor Confidence, Dave Finnigan. Contact Perry Rubenfeld, Winnipeg , Manitoba .


April 30 Boston , Mass.

The MIT Juggling Club will host a festival. Contact Arthur Lewbel, Somerville , MA .


May 1-8 Verona , Italy

The town of Verona invites jugglers to participate in the annual "Grande Gioco" (Great Game) festival. Cheap accommodations and food assured! Contact: Assessorato Allo Sport Ufficio Grande Gioco, Verona , Italy .


May 20-22 Lake Forest , III.

The 1988 Jugglers Spring Fling will take place at Lake Forest College . Contact: The Illinois Juggling Institute, Bensenville , IL.


May 21 New York City

The First City of New York Parks & Recreation Department Central Park Festival of Juggling and Unicycle Arts. Workshops, performances, Guinness challenges and competitions. To participate as a competitor, instructor or performer, contact: Christopher Wangro, deputy director of special events; City of NY Parks & Recreation Office; The Arsenal in Central Park; NY , NY .


June 25-26 Bern , Switzerland

The second Swiss juggling convention will take place at the Seminar Marzili in Bern . Two big gyms, free entrance, sunshine or rain guaranteed. Contact: Anna Baehler or Ursula Schori,  Wabern , Switzerland .


Sept. 22-25 Bradford , England

The 11th European convention will be held in Bradford , England . Contact: Sam Scurfield or Andy Beattie; W. Yorkshire, England .





by Timothy Deshler


I am searching for methods of perpetual motion

I seek ways to anull the stranglehold of gravity

I began by balancing orbital beanbags throughout the quiet shires of Middle-Air

I then developed dances with doubled-edged daggers

Next, came ravenous chain-saws, snarling with venom

But finally, I acquired such polish and sophisticated subtlety

That now, I juggle in circumpolar radar patterns the vast arsenals of poised & pointed nuclear missles

There will be no Intermission.

I must continue entertaining with cramped & knotted muscles

Shireen Mody of Goa, India.

Shireen Mody of Goa, India.

John Dainton photo

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