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Tunxis Community College - Events 2011 - Earthstock Connecticut 2011
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Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Tunxis Hosts Earthstock Celebration
The community is invited to Earthstock Connecticut, an eco-friendly “green” celebration, on Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.  Admission is free. Rain date is May 8.

The event features close to 70 eco-minded vendors and exhibitors, music, food and family activities.
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Some of the highlights include performances on a solar powered stage by Boxx of Roxx, The Green Jazz Band, and John Mayock and The Homesteaders. Participants can also take part in drumming circles by Power of the Drum and Garden of Beats, face painting, hula hoop dancing, rides on the Roaming Railroad’s electric engine train, and greetings with costumed characters. Other highlights include a guided tour by a nationally board certified herbalist who will identify edible and medicinal weeds, a demonstration of a VW Golf TDI that runs on vegetable oil, and child identification and fingerprinting.
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Vendors will sell items such as jewelry, crafts, candles, apparel, handbags, soap, honey, all natural cleaning products, and more. A portion of proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Tunxis Community College Sustainable Energy Fund.
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For a complete list of vendors, demonstrations and a schedule of performances and activities, visit Tunxis and CT Environmental Headlines are sponsors of the event.
Earthstock Connecticut is one of a series of events at Tunxis Community College celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. The College first opened for classes in October 1970 and currently offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more on 40th anniversary events at Tunxis, visit
Tunxis Community College is handicapped accessible. Parents should contact the college regarding outdoor activities or special needs.
Tunxis Community College
Tunxis Community College was chartered by the State of Connecticut in 1969 to serve the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley areas. It first opened for classes in October 1970 with 494 students; today approximately 7,000 full- and part-time students attend the College each semester enrolled in credit and continuing education classes. Yet Tunxis is still small enough to offer students individual attention. Since the first graduation in 1972, more than 8,000 persons have received an associate’s degree or a certificate from the College.
As a publicly supported learning center, Tunxis provides an array of educational services designed to meet the training, occupational, intellectual, and cultural needs of the people of its region. The College seeks to serve all those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills; it does so by making its services easily accessible and supports these services through the quality of its faculty and staff. Tunxis bases its operations on the belief that learning is best accomplished through the evaluation of current skills and knowledge, the identification of educational objectives, the determination of a proper balance between study and other responsibilities, and involvement in the educational process that meets one’s objectives.
The purpose of Earthstock Connecticut is to help educate the public, in a fun way, by showing them different ways they can help to conserve, protect and restore Connecticut's (and the world's) precious natural resources. The community plays an integral role in the success of our Earth Day celebration each year.
Tunxis Community College
Melissa Witt Lamar, Public Relations Associate
Tele.: 860.255.3777; Fax: 255.3417
For more information please contact Estelle Carenza, 860-747-3187

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