For Immediate Release
30 March 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Hosts Earthstock Celebration


Riders on the Roaming Railroad train at Earthstock 2010.

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.

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.

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.

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