March 30, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670 Ext.7911
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Learn to Make Moccasins at Trailside, April 17

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a moccasin-making workshop for adults, 18 years of age and older, at the Trailside Nature and Science Center,  on Tuesday, April 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

“If you have ever wanted to make your own Lenape Native American style moccasins, this is the perfect opportunity,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “This program is perfect for scout leaders and adults interested in Native American culture, crafts and outdoor skills.”

Instructor Michael Dennis has been active in outdoor education since 1999 and has worked on the Indian Island at Waterloo Village. He will teach participants how to make a pattern in canvas which can be used as the model for making many more. You are sure to delight in the satisfaction of learning this ancient skill.

Pre-registration is required. The fee for this program is $35 per person for Union County residents and $40 per person for out-of-county participants. The fee includes all materials. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the program.

For additional information on this workshop or for a complete brochure of Trailside’s spring adult workshops and teacher-training programs please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on our website at

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.