March 5, 2020 Melissa Lamar

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UPDATE, March 11, 2020: While there are no known cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19 associated with Tunxis Community College faculty, staff or students at the moment, all campus events scheduled between March 14 and April 5 are canceled.

The community is invited to the following events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. All are free except as noted. Visit the Tunxis website for the latest updates and a map of campus at

  • March 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Health Screening: Problem Gambling Awareness will be held in the 100 Building, in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Free screenings and information will be available to help identify possible gambling problems. The screenings will provide information for those who are concerned they or a family member may need help. Community referrals for treatment and support will be available. For more information, call 860.773.1506 or email [email protected].

  • April 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Career Fair: Early Childhood programs, school readiness programs, and agencies that serve children and families will attend and talk about internship and career opportunities, in the 600 Building hallway. It is recommended that individuals interested in seeking employment in the early childhood education field bring a resume.

  • April 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Career Fair: The 15th Public Safety Career Fair will be held in the 600 Building hallway. Local, state and federal agencies will attend and talk about internship and career opportunities, as well as the military, security and crisis centers. For more information, call 860.773.1646.

  • April 7-21

Gallery Exhibition: 40th Annual Student Art Show featuring Tunxis art students will be on view in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held April 9 from 5-7 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email [email protected].

  • April 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Health Screening: National Alcohol Screening Day, in the 100 Building Main hallway. The event, which brings attention to the needs of those with alcohol use disorders and their families, is part of National Alcohol Awareness Month in April. The private screening consists of a series of questions designed to indicate whether symptoms of an alcohol use disorder are present and if clinical help is needed. After completing a screening, participants receive immediate feedback and referral information for local resources that offer further evaluation and treatment. Refreshments and gift card drawing for participants. For more information, call 860.773.1506.

  • April 24 & 25:

Theater production: Tunxis Stage will present “Uncle Vanya,” by Anton Chekhov, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., & April 25 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Set on a country farm in rural Russia at the end of the 19th century, Alexandr is a retired professor who has returned to the family estate with his 27-year-old second wife, Yelena. Vanya, his brother-in-law from his first marriage and Alexandr’s daughter, also from his first marriage, have been working the estate for the last 25 years to support the great man’s life in the city. Alexandr’s return disrupts the lives of everyone in the house and Yelena’s presence provokes multiple love triangles. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased after April 1 in the Tunxis Cashier’s Office, Founders Hall.

  • April 30, 2:30 p.m.:

Discussion: “2020 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking,” with Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Bristol Police Officer Matthew Gotowala, Tunxis professor Dr. Rafaele Fierro and others, in Room 6-127. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute, a campus organization committed to sharing knowledge and information for Tunxis students to become good citizens and neighbors.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers more than 70 associate 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.