February 24, 2012 James Revillini

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The community is invited to Earthstock Connecticut, an eco-friendly Earth Day celebration, on Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.  Admission is free. Rain date is April 29. Call 860.773.1515 for more information.

The event will feature eco-minded vendors and exhibitors, music, food and family activities.

Some of the highlights include performances on a solar powered stage by John Mayock and The Homesteaders, The Green Jazz Band, and Tunxis Community College Student Jazz Ensemble. Participants can also take part in drumming circles by Power of the Drum, face painting, massage therapy, hair extensions, rides on the Roaming Railroad’s electric engine train, and greetings with costumed characters.

Vendors will sell items such as jewelry, crafts, candles, apparel, handbags, handmade soap, honey, art, and more. A portion of proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Tunxis Community College Sustainable Energy Fund.

For an update of vendors, demonstrations and a schedule of performances and activities, visit www.earthstockconnecticut.com.

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. Visit Tunxis online at tunxis.commnet.edu.