March 5, 2018 Melissa Lamar

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The community is invited to the following events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. All are free except as noted. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at, since events will be canceled or postponed if the college is closed. For a map of campus, visit

• March 1-29

Gallery Exhibition: “Recent Works” by Brian Owens, a collection of sand art in epoxy resin and soft pastels, will be on view in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Owens returned to Connecticut to work as a mechanical design engineer, but recently left to devote himself full-time to perfecting his art. Owens resides in West Hartford. An opening reception with refreshments will be held March 8 from 5 to 8 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].

• March 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 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.

• March 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Passport on Wheels: Hartford Public Library will offer Passport on Wheels in Founders Hall for those who would like to apply for or renew a passport. Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Documents needed to obtain a passport include an application (available online), evidence of citizenship, state issued ID or driver’s license and a photocopy of both sides of the ID, a passport compliant photo, and two checks or money orders, made payable to U.S. Department of State and Hartford Public Library. Photo services will be available for $10. For more details on all requirements and fees, visit Hartford Public Library’s passport services web page at

• April 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Career Workshop: “What to Expect at a Career Fair” in 600 Building, Room 6-127. Join a Tunxis career counselor and ask questions about what to do at a career fair to optimize your efforts.  Participants can enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet.

• April 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Career Fair: A Business Administration Career Fair will be held in the 600 Building Hallway, for those interested in careers and employment in business or finance.

• April 3, 10:05-11:20 a.m.

Author Joell Jacob will talk about her book, Happy: How to Manage Depression and Anxiety Without Big Pharma” (Pueblo Press, 2017) in Founders Hall. An advocate for alternative therapies, natural medicine, and traditional medicine, Jacob believes some can’t tolerate pharmaceutical drugs, and will share some of her personal stories, information and ideas. Jacob is also an actor and singer.

• April 4, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Career Fair: An Annual Career Fair will be held in the 600 Building Hallway. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by exhibitors, with opportunities to network with professionals in the health care, automotive, government, manufacturing, customer service, and computer science fields. Those who attend are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their resume. Participants will be able to get a professional headshot taken for free at the fair. For more information, email [email protected].

• April 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Career Fair: A 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 5, 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 free drawing for students. For more information, call 860.773.1506.

• April 12-26

Gallery Exhibition: 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 12 from 4-6 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5 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 13 & 14:

Theater production: Tunxis Stage will present “Jo & Eddie: A Love Story,” a female riff on the Oedipal myth by Tunxis professor and playwright Patrice Hamilton, on Fri., April 13 at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., April 14, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall theater. The play is a finalist for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Award of Excellence in Playwriting. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased after April 1 in the Tunxis Cashier’s Office, Founders Hall, or online for a small service fee at

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 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.