March 9, 2012 James Revillini

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The community is invited to the following events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

• March 12- April 12
Gallery Exhibition: “Inmate Art,” featuring 33 works of Connecticut inmates, on loan from the CPA Prison Arts Program Permanent Collection. Opening reception is March 15, 4-6 p.m. in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. Free. Refreshments will be served. The Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email

• March 28
Panel discussion: “Online Newspapering: Its Challenges and Opportunities” fourth College forum on news media, will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Room 6-127. Panelists include Jenifer Frank, editor of the Connecticut Mirror; Doug Hardy, business manager of Connecticut News Junkie; and Jackie Majerus, co-founder of Youth Journalism International and advisor to the Tattoo, a Connecticut-based online publication dedicated to printing high-quality work created by high-school students around the world. Moderated by Bob Brown, Tunxis professor of history and English. Free. Call 860.773.1608 for more information.

• March 30 & 31
Tunxis Stage, by arrangement with Samuel French will present Vaclav Havel’s “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration” on March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. The play is a comedy about a philandering philosopher and an intrusive sociologist and her talking computer. Recommended for teens and older. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in the Administration Building Main Lobby Monday through Thursday, March 12-15 and March 26-29, or online at (service charge applies). Tickets may also be sold at the door if the performance is not sold out. For more information, call 860.773.1635 or email

• March 31
Spring Egg Hunt for children ages 3 to 6 at 2 p.m. on the first floor of Tunxis Library. A prize will be awarded to the child who finds the golden egg. Paper bags, which children can decorate at the hunt, will be provided for collecting the candy-filled eggs. There will also be a drawing for a basket filled with spring-themed children’s literature. Refreshments will be served. Free. Call 860.773.1632 for more. Sponsored by Tunxis Service Learning Club, Early Childhood Center and Early Childhood Club.

• April 2-10
“Faces of Survival Exhibit” will be on view daily from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. in the Administration Building Main Lobby to commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. On loan from Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS), the tabletop display uses personal stories and pictures of 26 Connecticut sexual assault survivors to educate the public about the impact of sexual violence and to help combat the stigma surrounding the issue. Free. Contact Colleen Richard, Ph.D., at 860.773.1637,

• April 11
4th Annual Jazz Night: “Music and Conversation with Khalim Zarif,” 7-9:30 p.m. in Room 6-127. The evening features performances, discussion, and an open improvisation session. Khalim Zarif, an internationally-known jazz pianist who performed as a younger man under the name Billy Gault, has performed with jazz legend and educator Jackie McClean, among others. He will perform with a quartet that includes Kevin O’Neil, Tunxis lecturer in music. Zarif will also talk about his earlier experiences in the world of jazz and take questions from the audience. At the end of the evening others from the audience will be able to join him in the final set. Free admission. Contact Paula Baird for more information at 860.773.1605 or

• April 18
Lecture: “Spirituality: Theology or Philosophy?” by local spiritual leader Rabbi Herman, on the relationship between the human and the divine, 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 6-127. Herman is Rabbi at the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregations-Emek Shalom, and host of “Reflections,” a Sunday morning program on WTIC-AM 1080 Radio. Refreshments will be served. The lecture is one of a series of talks on philosophy and the history of ideas. For more information, call 860.773.1603, or email

• April 20
3rd Annual “Short Film Festival,” 7-9 p.m. in Room 201. The screening celebrates the winning entries of a film competition for Connecticut residents. Call Patrice Hamilton at 860.773.1643.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.